Speakers who live what they teach.
Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, Black and Married with Kids and Tyler New Media
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts six independently produced films and a social media presence that includes over 500,000 Facebook fans.
Dr. Drai, Chief Medical Advisor, Dr.Drai.com and MedicalMoguls.com
Dr. Drai is among the country’s most well-known and respected board-certified OBGYN physicians and surgeons. He travels throughout the U.S. speaking on insights and strategies for improving women’s health earning him the title of “America’s OBGYN” by his peers and patients. Dr. Drai is frequently called upon by local and national TV, print, radio, and online media to give a fresh perspective and new information on women’s health trends. He is very active in women’s health policy initiatives at the national level; Dr. Drai served on the Board of Trustees for the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Drai is the Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. A few words come to mind when describing Dr. Drai – International Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Blogger, Fortune 500 Brand Ambassador, Medical Executive Coach, and the go-to Media Expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He is seen as the leading visionary & practicing concierge physician of modern medicine. But those who’ve have seen him ON STAGE can usually describe him in one word – DYNAMIC. Dr. Drai combines practical, responsible academic knowledge, with his charisma and high-energy personality – making him a highly sought after national speaker.
Not only does Dr. Drai speak, he teaches other doctors to rock the stage. Because of his big heart, Dr. Drai has made it his mission to change the lives of nurses, medical professionals and other doctors who have the desire to step outside the hospital walls and monetize their genius, but who also have no idea how to get started. With his unique coaching programs, he transforms healthcare practitioners and medical professionals into Medical MogulsTM, individuals who leverage their knowledge to serve others and create the lifestyle of their dreams. This is accomplished by optimal branding, strategic marketing and purposeful product development.
Born and raised in Southern Mississippi, Dr. Drai earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University. Transitioned from academic medicine to boutique medicine, Dr. Draiis the owner of Amare Concierge, the new standard of healthcare for women.
Jai Stone, Master Brand Coach
Jai Stone is an award-winning brand strategist and social media personality with over 50k online followers. She has served corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, NASCAR and Turner Broadcasting System as well as a number of high profile entrepreneurs.
Ms. Stone is a highly revered speaker, content creator and best-selling author. Her thought provoking content and stories have been featured with Forbes, BET, Huffington Post, ESPN, Black Enterprise and Essence Magazine. Jai is also the founder of the CATAPULT Entrepreneur Conference. The live event offers cutting edge strategies in entrepreneurship, technology and social media. And in the 2016 Jai launched her very own online academy called Game ChangHER University.
Jai’s expertise has also led to her being recognized by Who’s Who of Black Atlanta, Young and Powerful for Obama and earning the coveted ‘Best of Atlanta’ title from Atlanta Tribune Magazine.
Stacey Ferguson, Co-Founder and CEO, Blogalicious; Founder and Influencer Coach Justic Fergie Lifestyle Media
Stacey (also known online as Justice Fergie) is a digital brand strategist, new media attorney, veteran blogger, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. She also coaches women influencers in building their empires through her exclusive, high-touch Rockstar Influencer Program.
Since 2006, Stacey has grown the Blogalicious community to a movement of over 10,000 multicultural influencers. Through the Blogalicious b-Link Marketing Network, Stacey creates and activates influencer outreach and social marketing campaigns for brands and organizations including: Proctor & Gamble, McDonalds, Sears/Kmart, Dove, American Heart Association, The US State Department and more. The cornerstone of the Blogalicious brand is its annual Blogalicious Weekend conference, produced by Stacey and her team since 2009, that is a 3-day educational and experiential event featuring high-profile speakers (such as Marc Morial, Amy DuBois Barnett, Soledad O’Brien) and major consumer brands (such as KIA Motors, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Interactive, General Mills, Johnson and Johnson and many more). She is responsible for a 200+% growth increase in both conference attendance and sponsorship revenues in the last 8 years.
As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, she combines business coaching, media, publishing, consulting & events to inspire women to live richly with strategies for turning personal passions into viable brands. She regularly consults with entrepreneurs, startups and established brands on digital and brand strategy, as well as influencer outreach and social media disclosure guidelines.
Stacey also is an accomplished public speaker, presenting at conferences and events nationally – from the ESSENCE Women’s Conference to SXSW Interactive to BlogHer to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women - and served as an Advisor for Media Bistro’s Summer Social Media Marketing Bootcamp. She was a contributing tech writer for Babble (a Disney brand); and a vlogger on the OMMA award-winning SheKnows’ Mommalogues. She is also a proud ONE Campaign Community Partner, Shot@Life Fellow, and an Advisory Board Member of ‘we teach’ and iBlog Magazine.
Stacey has been featured in various media, including NPR, Fox, Southern Living Magazine, The Washington Post, EBONY, Mashable, Sirius-XM Radio, Uptown Magazine, Black Enterprise, JET Magazine, Mommy Noire, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and all around the Web. She has been named as a Best Brand of the Year by Stiletto Media, A Top 10 Black Innovator by MVMT50 at SXSW, and spotlighted as a successful woman-run technology venture in EBONY magazine.
She is a wife, and mother of 3 and resides in the DC Metro Area, and was an attorney in the US Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices for 7 years, where she specialized in investigating unfair acts and practices relating to social media disclosures, spyware and adware, and peer-to-peer file sharing, among other hi-tech goods and services issues.
Stacey received her B.S. in Telecommunications, with a specialization in Radio and Television Production from the University of Florida, and her J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.