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Dr. Kyla L. Tennin, DM, MBA is a renowned international inspirational and motivational speaker. Her overcoming adversity story by using resilience is a story of courage and how she survived excruciating circumstances. Not for days, weeks, months, or one or two years, but for a decade, without relief of adverse pressure.

Her story is about how she not only overcame adversities wrapped into one large adverse circumstance, but how she advanced while going through intense emotional, spiritual, and physical abuse. Physical due to limitations on being able to eat and practically living in winter weather in her car, which she discusses in detail.

Dr. Kyla L. Tennin

Dr. Kyla has been speaking professionally for several years to tell her story, but began speaking voluntarily for audiences in 2008 “while in” her crises. Starting with local churches, nonprofit organizations, and two universities, including a local nonprofit who had an internal speaker’s bureau.

Later realizing her story, even coupled with her professional background skills, talents, and abilities, and later a doctorate degree, applies to corporations and nations, not just individuals, who go through crises, adversities, unprecedented times and need to recover.

She has addressed international audiences in countries like the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her aim to “teach people and organizations how to not wait to follow their dreams and accomplish things now because timing will never be perfect and how to not let people or situations rob you of peace, joy, happiness, opportunities, and even your NEXT in life and/or business” led to overwhelming response throughout nations and to the development of her “Inner Peace Model™”.

A model she developed as a resilience strategy to survive her crises. Nonprofits and even youth organizations with chapters throughout various counties began to locate Dr. Kyla on social media, asking her to speak and develop trainings and certification programs. Audiences soon began to span schools/ school teachers, professors, police station employees who work with policemen and women, hospitality leaders, universities business schools, entrepreneurship centers and women’s departments, political leaders, 1st Woman Presidents of various nations, and major businessmen and women.

Prayer, perseverance to succeed, and a positive outlook on life (P3) allowed her to advance to her next level in life and transform a painful experience, with enough content for several books and a major motion picture, into something great and global. Although tempting to be embarrassed or ashamed, Dr. Kyla purposefully looked at opposition as an opportunity for advancement. Her refusal to be a victim because of what she experienced continues to inspire and motivate people, organizations, and employees all over the world.

In November 2009, Dr. Kyla’s severe familial abuse and homelessness journey began when she lost everything she owed due to an economic recessionIn the face of adversity and people abusing her using various strategies to try to stop her from advancing because of her potential for greatness, she became a doctor with no formal mailing address.

She also secretly built global corporations while sleeping in a borrowed old car, getting ready for the day at gas stations and retail stores, surviving winter weather, working in “coffee shops”, and sometimes fast food restaurants as her “office” for the day, and developing patents and other intellectual properties she was unaware she had, triumphing anyway.

“No matter the situation, do not let external calamities get on the inside of you to control you…” Audiences of both men and women sit in awe as Dr. Kyla speaks about how she triumphed while in adversity. Her message teaches the importance of continuing to advance in life, while in adversity, so you don’t lose access to time and opportunities to succeed at things or follow your dreams because timing to accomplish things will never be perfect.

Last, Dr. Kyla has continuing education experience at institutions like IE Business School Madrid Spain, Yale University, University of Cape Town South Africa, Harvard Law School, and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

As a result of all of this, the value Dr. Kyla brings to audiences is personal. Your audience can expect to:

  1. Feel inspired, empowered, and ready to take action!
  2. Be fully engaged and captivated.
  3. Gain valuable tools, strategies, and insights.

Her real life experiences, survived adversities for decades, empirical research and case studies, research she wrote with colleagues from around the globe, advisory and consulting experience with corporations on various continents reveal her unique approach to:

  1. Focus on solving clients, women, corporations, and nations problems.
  2. Providing real-word insight and a path to follow... using various strategies, tools, and information.
  3. Showcasing real-world solutions in empirical research, reports, books written, and case studies.
Keynote Topic #1

    "Women's Empowerment via Entrepreneurship: The Fast-Track Game Plan to Your Next Level in Life"

    Dr. K is a survivor of homelessness, domestic violence, and familial abuse while gaining academic degrees and building global corporations as a way out of and to overcome adversity, including economic recessions. This talk is positioned to empower attendees and then with professional stories, strategies, and resources on how to progress, launch businesses, overcome challenges, and drive career growth and companies forward, including the DURING COVID-19 pandemic.

    Learning Outcomes -
    1.  How to establish your entrepreneurial (gig-economy) niche. A variety of resources are provided. Some of the resources are also "hands-on" (e.g. includes niche quizzes; bring a pen and paper to take notes).
    2. How to develop products and services, set pricing, and quickly get up and running to accept payments from customers. (e.g. a piece of content taken from my "The Business Success Journal" workbook).
    3. Best practices for working remotely via entrepreneurial work (e.g. your own business).

    Perfect for Corporate/Association, College/University, Exposition, Conference, Women's Events, and Summits focused on Business, Entrepreneurship, Change Management, Poverty, Personal Finance, Overcoming Adversity, Religion/Spirituality, Faith-Based, Panels, Turnaround Stories, Relationships & Family, Careers, Goal Setting, Women Today

Keynote Topic #2

    "How I Got My Degree in a Coffee Shop" (Advance While In Adversity)

    This session/talk is 45 minutes, but can take up to 1.5 hours and is presented in story style format then lecture.  The talk is based on how I survived homelessness for years.

    Dr. Kyla L. Tennin, DM, MBA is a renowned international inspirational and motivational speaker. Her overcoming adversity story by using resilience is a story of courage and how she survived excruciating circumstances. Not for days, weeks, months, or one or two years, but for a decade, without relief of adverse pressure.

    Her story is about how she not only overcame adversities wrapped into one large adverse circumstance, but how she advanced while going through intense emotional, spiritual, and physical abuse. Physical due to limitations on being able to eat and practically living in winter weather in her car, which she discusses in detail.

    Dr. Kyla L. Tennin

    Dr. Kyla has been speaking professionally for several years to tell her story, but began speaking voluntarily for audiences in 2008 “while in” her crises. Starting with local churches, nonprofit organizations, and two universities, including a local nonprofit who had an internal speaker’s bureau. Later realizing her story, even coupled with her professional background skills, talents, and abilities, and later a doctorate degree, applies to corporations and nations, not just individuals, who go through crises, adversities, unprecedented times and need to recover.

    Dr. Kyla has addressed international audiences in countries like the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her aim to “teach people and organizations how to not wait to follow their dreams and accomplish things now because timing will never be perfect and how to not let people or situations rob you of peace, joy, happiness, opportunities, and even your NEXT in life and/or business” led to overwhelming response throughout nations and to the development of her “Inner Peace Model™”. A model she developed as a resilience strategy to survive her crises. Nonprofits and even youth organizations with chapters throughout various counties began to locate Dr. Kyla on social media, asking her to speak and develop trainings and certification programs. Audiences soon began to span schools/ schoolteachers, professors, police station employees who work with policemen and women, hospitality leaders, universities business schools, entrepreneurship centers and women’s departments, political leaders, 1st Woman Presidents of various nations, and major businessmen and women.

    Dr. Kyla L. Tennin

    Prayer, perseverance to succeed, and a positive outlook on life (P3) allowed her to advance to her next level in life and transform a painful experience, with enough content for several books and a major motion picture, into something great and global. Although tempting to be embarrassed or ashamed, Dr. Kyla purposefully looked at opposition as an opportunity for advancement. Her refusal to be a victim because of what she experienced continues to inspire and motivate people, organizations, and employees all over the world.

     

    In November 2009, Dr. Kyla’s severe familial abuse and homelessness journey began when she lost everything she owed due to an economic recession. In the face of adversity and people abusing her using various strategies to try to stop her from advancing because of her potential for greatness, she became a doctor with no formal mailing address. She also secretly built global corporations while sleeping in a borrowed old car, getting ready for the day at gas stations and retail stores, surviving winter weather, working in “coffee shops”, and sometimes fast food restaurants as her "office" for the day, and developing patents and other intellectual properties she was unaware she had, triumphing anyway.

     

    “No matter the situation, do not let external calamities get on the inside of you to control you…” Audiences of both men and women sit in awe as Dr. Kyla speaks about how she triumphed while in adversity. Her message teaches the importance of continuing to advance in life, while in adversity, so you don’t lose access to time and opportunities to succeed at things or follow your dreams because timing to accomplish things will never be perfect.

    Dr. Kyla is renowned for delivering action-based messaging that integrates resilience, empowerment, and even entrepreneurship as a vehicle for personal and professional advancement and is now teaching others how to do the same.

    Learning Outcomes -
    1. The first half of the talk is served in "story" format.
    2. The second half is a presentation of strategies on how to overcome for the specific topic; personal strategies applied to survive and thrive. For example, key audience take-aways of:

    • Why wait? Follow your dreams NOW. Doors, once in a lifetime opportunities, chances, times, seasons, and moments may never come around again.
    • Linking personal growth and professional advancement.
    • Harnessing opposition as an opportunity & adversity for advancement.
    • A framework for long term success (The Inner Peace Model™).
    • Perseverance to succeed and a positive outlook on life.
    • BONUS: Accountability through group connection (in her coaching programs)

    3. Hands-on Activity Pitch: 8-week Signature Coaching Program for Women Entrepreneurs on how I built global corporations, intellectual property, and more while in crises. A women's empowerment entrepreneurship bootcamp (mentorship program) to work with me to build their businesses, start to finish, to get up and running now, generate revenue, thrive in epidemics and pandemics, setup governance paperwork and more to protect what they build, and get to their next level in life.

    Perfect for Corporate/Association, College/University, Exposition, Conference, and Summits focused on Business, Entrepreneurship, Change Management, Poverty, Personal Finance, Overcoming Adversity, Religion/Spirituality, Faith-Based, Panels, Turnaround Stories, Relationships & Family, Careers, Goal Setting, Women Today

Keynote Topic #3

    "Resilience and Bouncing Back Stronger"

    This session/talk is 45 minutes, but can take up to 1.5 hours, presented in presentation style format. Dr. Kyla discusses various times and seasons in her life where she experienced personal and professional adversities, over 15 years, non-stop and she overcame. Resilience was key. Additionally, she developed an "Inner Peace Model" framework to survive and now shares its components with organizations globally. Attendees of past conferences, events, workshops, keynotes, and training's of Dr. Kyla were psychologists, nonprofit organizational leaders, school teachers, parents, university students, and even police officers.

    **Note: This keynote can be used as a workshop or training, which it has been done for in the past, parts of the talk. For example, a customized training was crafted and completed for the CEO of Global Peace Institute, HQ London for attendees from Europe, the Middle East, and USA.

    Learning Outcomes -

    1. What does resilience mean?
    2. Qualities of resilient people and how they tap into resilience during adversity.
    3. Features of resilience.
    4. Features of a resilient mindset.
    5. Why self-efficacy, social connections, laughter, physical health, and other factors contribute to [support] the ability to be resilient.

    6. Reframing situations strategies.
    7. An example of internal peace during external chaos vs. internal chaos while in external peaceful environments.
    8. Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs).

    9. Seminal and current peer-reviewed research.
    10. How to practice resilience when not in a crisis or challenge, to prepare for crises, adversity, violence, or challenges.
    11. Resilience myths.
    12. Personal stories of severe adversities for years. For example, domestic violence, familial abuse, corporate betrayals, friendship betrayals, homelessness, and developing an extremely strategic personality.

    1. What does resilience mean?
    2. Qualities of resilient people and how they tap into resilience during adversity.
    3. Features of resilience.
    4. Features of a resilient mindset.
    5. Why self-efficacy, social connections, laughter, physical health, and other factors contribute to [support] the ability to be resilient.

    6. Reframing situations strategies.
    7. An example of internal peace during external chaos vs. internal chaos while in external peaceful environments.
    8. Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs).

    9. Seminal and current peer-reviewed research.
    10. How to practice resilience when not in a crisis or challenge, to prepare for crises, adversity, violence, or challenges.
    11. Resilience myths.
    12. Personal stories of severe adversities for years. For example, domestic violence, familial abuse, corporate betrayals, friendship betrayals, homelessness, and developing an extremely strategic personality.

    Perfect for Corporate/Association Women's Events, Senior Management Groups, Entrepreneurs, Chambers of Commerce, Conference, and Summits focused on Business, Entrepreneurship, Change Management, Organizational Development, Leadership, Workforce Effectiveness, Overcoming Obstacles

        • Dr. Kyla L. Tennin
          11/20/2021 at 8:16 am

          “I just got off the phone with Dr, Kyla and expressed my appreciation. She nailed it!! We will post this one in UAGC Connect and social media. Just outstanding!!! You are wonderful! Again, what an amazing job you did and this is a great finish to a great day!” – Bill Davis, MA, CM, C.MGR, CDM, CCTS, Retired Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Pepsi Co., & Lead Faculty and Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies, Forbes School of Business & Technology,

          Keynote Talks - Virtual

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        • WeSpeak Global
          11/18/2021 at 3:55 pm

          “Wow!! Dr. Kyla did such an incredible job! It was truly my pleasure. Our audience members were so moved by your story and positive spirit. You’ve set an unmatched example of perseverance and resilience. Thank you so much for sharing that with our students, staff, and faculty! As I develop the recording, we are going to share it with even more students to ensure that many more can be touched by your story and words of wisdom”.

          -Brandy Havens, CPA, MBA, Core Faculty Online: Assistant Professor, Accounting, Forbes School of Business & Technology

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • WeSpeak Global
          10/12/2021 at 3:54 pm

          “Dr. Kyla, your talk was so inspirational! Thanks for sharing your amazing story and teaching the students that they can do it too! This is so valuable and I am sure everyone in the room loved it. It was my pleasure and I hope we get to collaborate on a project together with Bill, Brandy, Larry and the entire team!

          – Dr. Avisha Sadeghinejad, DBA, MBA, Lead Faculty and Associate Professor, Marketing and eMarketing Programs/Department of Professional Studies, Forbes School of Business & Technology

          Keynote Talk - Live

          Take-Away messages (relevant to brief / needs)

        • WeSpeak Global
          11/21/2020 at 3:56 pm

          Dr. Kyla… “This was informative, thank you! Everyone, every student, on the count of three, scream thank you. One, two, three, THANNNK YOOOUUU”!!!!

          -Nepris Corporation, High School Partnered Classroom in collaboration with Verizon Wireless and AT&T Together: Community Engagement Program. 11/21/2020

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • WeSpeak Global
          11/19/2019 at 3:55 pm

          Dr. Kyla, “Thank you very much! This was awesome! This was our first chance at this. You did fantastic as a presenter and I thank you. We have a lot of students interested in entrepreneurship and you covered entrepreneurship and management in your talk so the presentation was perfect for that. And I really appreciate you taking your time and thank you very much”!

          -Mr. Daniel (“Dan”) Harper, Truman High School (Independence 30 School District), Independence, MO.

          Keynote Talk - Live

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