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Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity™ and live their best life possible.
Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities.
Harris is a heavily sought-after speaker for conferences and events across the country. He is gifted in custom designing presentations for specific audiences that motivate and inspire. He has been called upon by numerous organizations for his insight on leadership, globalization, diversity and personal development.
Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
Harris is also a popular Chicago radio host, where he shares tips for living the best life possible, on his weekly WVON 1690 AM talk radio program, “Inspirational Perspective”— which is also broadcast via streaming video from his Periscope and Facebook Live channels.
Linal Harris is a Corporate America graduate. Before making his transition to entrepreneurship, Harris held positions of senior leadership with a number of Fortune 500 companies, both domestic and international. This provided him with a unique perspective on diversity, and the impacts of globalization on achieving superior business results. In one such role, Harris led and built operations in Asia, Central and South America and across the Caribbean. Before graduating from Corporate America in 2015, Harris served as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Cellular®, where he held responsibilities for third party labor, supplier diversity, diversity strategies, talent enablement programs, and community outreach through the company’s employee resource groups.
Harris is passionate about helping others. He continues his inspirational work in the Chicago community by sharing his resources and volunteering his time with inner-city youth. Harris also sits on the Board of Directors for non-profits such as; the YWCA Metro Chicago, Triton College Community Advocacy Committee, and the WVON BlueLight Foundation.
Harris remains an avid traveler. Over the last two decades he has visited and worked in over 40 countries and 260 cities all over the world, which has inspired his unique perspective on globalization.
In 2015, Harris was inducted into Triton College’s Alumni Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the 2013 Chicago Defender’s Men of Excellence award and the 2012 Chicago Urban Roundtable’s 40 Game Changers Under 40 award.
“I want to extend my heartfelt “thank you” for all you did in helping us host Ms. April Ryan as our 2018 MLK, Jr. keynote speaker. Ms. Ryan was absolutely amazing last night!! She was captiva
“I want to extend my heartfelt “thank you” for all you did in helping us host Ms. April Ryan as our 2018 MLK, Jr. keynote speaker. Ms. Ryan was absolutely amazing last night!! She was captivating, insightful, and delivered a powerful message with words of hope, love, and a call to action to the audience. They were utterly enthralled by her presence and presentation.
I would like to also add that I thoroughly enjoyed the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ryan. She was so personable, pleasant, down-to-earth and very gracious and accommodating with the guests. She was patient with each question and stayed until every person had their book signed or picture taken. I would not hesitate to have her visit our campus again. I was so impressed and grateful for her contributions to our campus community in this role, but even more so for the work and accomplishments she is making in journalism, politics, and keeping integrity in the profession.
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the wonderful and professional work of Ms. Kim Lowery in her role in ensuring a positive and successful program. She was thorough in providing the details of the travel itinerary and ensured that we had all the information necessary in preparation for Ms. Ryan’s visit. It was a pleasure working with her on this engagement.
Thank you again for the work you do and the rewarding collaborations we enjoy with your agency. I look forward to future interactions.”
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