Dr. Lonise P. Bias is president of Bspeaks, a life investment company that brings messages of hope, inspiration, and empowerment to the lives of youth, families, communities and those in the workplace.
She is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, consultant, a certified teen and family life coach. Dr. Bias has delivered powerful keynote addresses, facilitated and developed workshops for faith based, public and private sectors “bringing new solutions to old problems.” Her mission for over thirty years has been to invest hope, courage, and endurance in the lives of her audiences. She believes hope is not extinct.
Her journey was navigated as a public speaker after the death of her oldest son, Len Bias a University of Md. basketball player, died of cocaine intoxication in June of 1986 two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. Forty-two months later, December 1990 the Bias family experience the death of their second son Jay the victim of a drive by shooting. These two tragic deaths forged her commitment to reclaim the community. There will be beauty for ashes, believing in the redemptive and transforming power of love. Hope is not extinct. The best is yet to come, for community, youth, family, schools and the workplace.
Her clients include the White House ONDPC Program, Federal and local government agencies programs, men, women and youth organizations, faith-based communities, public and private schools and colleges, collegiate and professional sports, and the military. (August 2016 she was the keynote speakers for “Women’s Equity Day” at Fort Knox Kentucky) The spring of 2016 she was privileged to deliver the keynote address at a youth program sponsored by the Mentor Foundation in New York where Queen Sylvia of Sweden was in attendance.