Motivate Your Group

Motivational Speeches, Keynotes, and Leadership Training


Hire Allison to jumpstart your event, your organization, and your life. 

Motivate Your Group with inspirational tales about the Power of Authenticity, Speaking Up, and the Joy Advantage (How to Turn Adversity into Advantage).


Topics include but are not limited to the following: 


  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Leveraging Diversity
  • Public Speaking and Cooperative Communication
  • Change Management / Appreciative Inquiry
  • Strategic Planning

Suggested Titles 


IMPACT Begins with "I" - The Role You Play in Making Your Impact


Clarity, Confidence, Connection & Trust - The Keys to Credibility


The ABC's of Powerful Communication


The Courage to Speak Up and the Courage to Listen


The Joy Advantage 


Knowing When It's Time to Take a Joy Ride


Additional topics, titles, and customization are available upon request.


Please provide Allison with  key details about your group, your event, interests, and needs.


Allison Francis Barksdale is CEO of RISE LEADERSHIP, LLC. 

Allison  is a Speaker, Coach and Trainer as well as a mother, daughter, sister, and trusted friend.  

Allison is grateful for the lessons she has learned from the many roles she has been blessed to play. 

Being authentic and willing to Speak Up are core values to which she attributes much of her success, earning her the title, 

The Speak Up Guru.


To learn more about Allison's journey, her passions and experience. 

Click to see her profile on LinkedIn,  the Women's Speaker Bureau and Speakerhub.


Allison is also a Premier Member of the Women's Speaker Association (WSA) and 

member of the alumnae board for Temple University's Women's Network (TWN).



Speak Up and RISE! I bet you'll  rise higher than you aspire.

Allison, CE

Files coming soon.

Motivational Speeches and Leadership Training

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