An engaging speaker who inspires transformation.

Debrena Jackson Gandy

Transformational, Engaging Speaker and Author

Debrena is a guest contributor for the Huffington Post, and has been featured in Oprah’s “O” magazine Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Woman’s Day, and Heart & Soul, as well as the New York Daily News, The Seattle Times, the Chicago Defender, Dallas Morning News, and Atlanta Metro newspapers. She’s appeared on TV on CNN, CNN International, Good Day New York, Good Morning Texas, C-SPAN, The Better Show, New Day Northwest and has been a popular guest on 55 radio shows across the country. She’s appeared on numerous blog sites as a guest blogger, and on websites such as Oprah’s O,,,, and 

She has been named one of the top African American female motivational authors by; was an award-winning direct selling leader of a team of nearly 3,000 women; a Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas magazine, and was recognized as “A Woman on The Move” by Today’s Black Woman magazine.

Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, women’s conferences, professional associations, state and federal government, top colleges and universities, and non-profit and community-based organizations.

Specific clients include: AT&T, Boeing, Nordstrom, FedEx/Kinkos, Puget Sound Energy, Columbia University, National Management Association, American Association of Women in Community College, Black Women’s EXPO, Seattle Center, Federal Department of Education, University of Washington, Bothell Center for American Women in Politics, Edmonds Community College – Equity & Diversity Center, Ohio State University,R oyal Bank of Canada – Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Luncheon for Women, E-Women Network, Seattle Urban League Young Professionals, and United Way of King County.