Dream Big Institute

Education Consulting That's Purpose Driven!

Yvette L. Pye, PhD, LLC.

Professional Speaking Engagements

Your Custom-Made Speaking Engagement

From time to time professional speakers are needed to deliver inspirational messages, expound on topics or current events. Other times Masters of Ceremonies are needed to introduce and/or facilitate events and discussions.

Are there youth groups that need reasons to hang in there?

Is it a college group that needs a message on how to navigate college life?

Are graduate students in need of a glimpse at the silver lining at the end of the journey?

Is there a group that desires to know that there is hope for a better life?

That can be done!

What are your guest speaking needs?

Past Talks and Presentations:


Lead Discussant: “Courage Under Fire.” #BlackLivesMatter and the Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement, Campus Ministries, Winona MN, Feb. 2015.

"Perseverance in Times of Struggle"

from my book Going from the Projects to PhD: Transcending My Geography. Oromo Community Center, St. Paul, MN. 2014.

"The Transcendent Nature Of The Spirit"

Presentation at the 35th National ABWHE Conference, Marist College, NY.

"The Purpose & Plan for Your Life begins with Knowledge of Self"
Banyan Foundation, St. Paul, MN.

“Life on Life’s Terms: Coping Skills and Faith-Based Development”

The Psychology of Being Black in Twenty-First Century America, 3rd Annual African American Studies Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

“The Agony of Knowledge”

Education in a Diverse World, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN.

Keynote Addresses:

Keynote Speaker: ABWHE Chicago Chapter is hosting a Sage Sister Writer's Symposium: You are in the Write Space, March 2015.

The Global Issues Honors Consortium (GIHC) at U of MN Hubert H Humphrey Center

(A partnership between the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota Morris and two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tougaloo College and Dillard University.)

Goffman-Pye Family Reunion Saint Louis, MO.

Commencement Address: Shiloh Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN.

M.C. (Master of Ceremonies): 

The National Women’s and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) as Board Member of Africa Network for Development, Inc. (ANDI). Mpls. MN.

Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) – MN. Chapter's 1st Annual Book Scholarship. MN.

Conference Presider/Facilitator:

Multiple Dimensions of Blacks and the Land Question, Black Environmental Thought Conference (BET) II, U of MN.