Tish Norman

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International Speaker & Author

Travels From: Atlanta, Ga

Topics: Women, Colleges & Universities, Diversity, Corporate Events, Public Speaking, Educational Motivation, Fraternity & Sorority, Leadership Development, Youth, Emcee for Large Events

Things I can't live without: Alkaline Water, Full-Service Spas, & The Internet

My favorite piece of advice: When it's over, leave. Don't continue watering a dead plant.

Describe yourself in one word: Intentional

Things I love: Motivational quotes, Jewelry, Beaches, Business class flights, Peace of Mind

One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Skydiving

I ignite audiences' untapped potential, so they can experience new levels of personal and professional success.

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Tish is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., a leadership development company, specializing in college & career readiness, women’s empowerment, and the African American experience. 

A dynamic and results-driven professional with a highly successful background in higher education through the creation and execution of educational programming focused on leadership development, Tish Norman uses public speaking as a platform for change. She is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., a leadership development company, specializing in college & career readiness, women’s empowerment, and the African American experience.  

Experienced in working with leading brands in the career development industry, with the primary focus on Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Tish is a highly regarded presenter, which is why her keynotes have become favorites among organizations, universities, associations, and leadership conferences from coast to coast. She is venerated for delivering tailored, measurable training solutions for corporate, government, and non-profit organizations of all sizes and challenges her audiences actively contribute to the transformation and growth of their organizations’ development.  

Tish is a contributing author of two books: Leading the Way: Stories of Inspiration and Leadership and From Mediocre to Magnificent: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. Additionally, she's written several articles featured in higher education magazines and was a finalist in Campus Activities Magazine’s Speaker of the Year.  

Tish is a graduate of Kentucky State University, has a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and is currently a PhD pursuant in Pan-African Studies, where her research focuses on the intersections of memory & The Black Sorority. Among several campus presentations, Tish has presented her research at the Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on The Black Family in America and the National Council for Black Studies. Having spoken in 45 states and 13 countries and despite her rigorous academic obligations, Tish still maintains an active speaking schedule, keynoting at dozens of leadership conferences and campuses every year.

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Emcee Services - Kick Off Your Event or Conference with Energy!  

Performing as an emcee is another way Tish Norman can help create memorable, well executed programs. No matter the case, you can rest assured that Tish will fit your needs and is experienced in stimulating attendees and skilled in guiding the direction of your event.  

If you are hosting a conference or a big campus event, it’s critical that someone kicks it off with high energy and enthusiasm. If you want to open with a bang and get your audience excited about the event, then you should consider having Tish Norman host your event. She will kick-off your conference or event so your audience feels fired up, ready to learn and have fun. Tish uses music, interactivity, humor, and energetic motivation to engage audiences and keep the energy levels high throughout the event.  

Tish is highly celebrated as a conference energizer and as a “Mistress of Ceremonies.” She projects enthusiasm, pleasant appearance, confidence, skill with words, and ability to think on her feet. Whether your audience is pumped up or needs a little enthusiasm, Tish can get things moving by establishing rapport with the audience and generating a contagious “oomph” that gets everyone excited and involved.  

Whether she’s on stage kicking off a lip sync event, step show, leadership conference, or other big campus event, Tish will help you get things started off BIG. Call for more information, and we’ll put you in touch with Tish directly to discuss what you need and imagine for your next big event.  

Above the N.O.R.M (Leadership Keynote)  

What kind of mark are you making in your organization, in your community? Do you want to make a difference and feel like you could be doing more and just not sure how? We all do. This ideal choice for your corporate leadership retreat or annual conference, as a thought-provoking keynote, will especially set the tone for any leadership conference or cultural observance. Tish’s presentation is sure to get your audience energized about who they are, excited about who they are becoming, and encouraged along the journey.  

She reinforces her message of targeted leadership development and empowerment by introducing four key strategies for jumpstarting your progress to new levels of success. By infusing relevant historical accounts with current cultural trends, Tish connects with every member of the audience. The time for excellence is now. It’s time to stand OUT in a crowd. Mediocrity will not due. True leaders operate above the N.O.R.M.  

As a result of attending this program, your audience will learn: · Discover the importance of being a leader who is purposeful, empowering, and real. · Articulate their unique value. - Identify and articulate their personal leadership skills, talents, and strengths. · Develop more confidence and a personal plan for success.  

Becoming Outstanding Women  

Great for Women’s Herstory Month, this engaging journey empowers female professionals to re-define themselves with respect, humility, refinement and a positive self-image. Tish creates honest dialogue about the labels that the media, society, and often times, peers use to define women. Specifically, Tish focuses on empowering female leaders to properly engage themselves daily and in various social environments.  

What kind of mark are you making in your organization? Do you want to make a difference and feel like you could be doing more and just not sure how? We all do. This ideal choice for your campus convocation, as a thought-provoking keynote, will especially set the tone for any Women's Leadership Conference or cultural observance. Tish’s presentation is sure to get your audience energized about who they are, excited about who they are becoming, and encouraged along the journey.  

She reinforces her message of self-respect and empowerment by introducing four key strategies for jumpstarting your women leaders' progress to new levels of success. By infusing relevant accounts with current cultural trends, Tish connects with every member of the audience. The time for excellence is now.  

These, along with other personal characteristics like developing personal accountability and maintaining healthy relationships are explored to engage and challenge participants to re-examine their behaviors in an effort to improve themselves and their effectiveness in the workplace and beyond. If you are looking for an innovative way to create stronger community among your women leaders, Becoming Outstanding Women will help attendees better understand the misconceptions and stereotypes about themselves and one another. It’s time to make inclusion a strategic priority and execute your goals!  

As a result of attending this program, your audience will learn:  

- Better understand the culture of female leaderhsip and organization-wide organizations. - Gain effective interpersonal communication skills. - Identify the MVPs (Most Valuable Points) of leadership, multiculturalism & inclusion.  

Testimonials

“Tish Norman was a keynote speaker at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's 2015 Leadership Fellows Conference and she was dynamic! She provided motivational tips on how to be a transformative leader and develop relentless determination to exceed and excel. Her energy and ability to connect with our undergraduates was just what we wanted. She exemplifies what a motivational leader and speaker should be and we felt fortunate to have her expertise." - Elicia Pegues Spearman, Chairman, Leadership Fellows Committee Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  

"Tish Norman is a powerful, captivating, and dynamic speaker. Her presentation will leave you inspired and ready to get to work. Our request to Tish was to provide our audience with “edutainment”, which she hit on the nail by educating us, all while making it fun and relatable. Her choice of stories, visuals, and music were wonderfully selected and very impactful. At the end of the presentation, Tish received a standing ovation, which was rightfully earned. We received nothing but high reviews from our attendees and it was a pleasure to work with her. We would highly recommend Tish to anyone considering her services." - Kheshia Cashwell and Natasha Rodriguez, Director & Assistant Director of Multi-Cultural, Programming, University of Maryland, University College  

“Tish was simply remarkable! Her message very educational and inspiring, which resulted in it receiving a great deal of positive reviews from our Greek Community. We couldn’t have asked for a better speaker Greek Week keynote speaker!” - Jerrell Sherman, MA, Associate Dean of Students for Judicial Affairs and Student Development - Dean of Students Office Sam Houston State University  

" Tish helped us create change. We loved the points she made and the stories that illustrated her points. It was very easy to work with Tish and she was very friendly." -Astrid Beltran, Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Baylor University  

"Tish was phenomenal! She delivered a positive message in a manner that was easily relatable to the audience. She was exciting, genuine, warm & professional." -Dr. Shari Clarke, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Eastern Washington University  

"AMAZING! Tish grabbed the audience's attention from the first second she started talking. The group was jazzed about the speaker and talked about her for weeks after. I was stopped several times in the Student Union by Greek students who wanted to say thank you for bringing such a great speaker. Tish's entire keynote was effective." -Kevin Gemoets, Greek Life, Northern Arizona University  

"You truly are an inspiration and you knew exactly what to say to get me to listen. I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first, however you sure proved me wrong. What you're doing is so very important and I hope you keep doing it... you had a huge impact on me." - Mallory Gore, Student, Butler University  

Tish Norman

Tish is a highly regarded presenter, which is why her keynotes have become favorites among organizations, universities, associations, and leadership conferences from coast to coast