Motivate Your Group

Motivational Speeches, Keynotes, and Workshops


Hire Allison to jumpstart your event, organization, career and/or business. 

Motivate Your Group with inspirational stories on the Power of Authenticity and the Joy Advantage (How to Turn Adversity into Advantage).


Speech 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, and Credibility - 3 Keys to Leadership Impact


Igniting Your Power Voice - The Courage to Speak and the Courage to Listen


Surprising Career Truths: What Women Leaders Need to Know to RISE


The Big Picture Window - Rallying Your Employees Around a Unifying Vision


Who Will Lead When the Boomers Leave - Succession Planning 101


How to Know 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, younger 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 or on the Women's Speaker Bureau


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, you may RISE even higher than you aspire." - Allison, CEO


IMPACT with RISE!

Feel free to download Allison's Speaker Sheet below.

Motivational Speeches and Leadership Training

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