As seen on FOX, CBS, ABC, and CBS, L. Wayne Smalls & Associates, LLC are mentoring leaders of the future through their amazing programs. President and founder, L. Wayne Smalls provides motivational talks as well as very inspiring keynote speeches. He also presents effective leadership seminars and workshops to help any organization. He combines the leadership experience he acquired during his 22-year career as a U.S. Army officer with the professional leadership certification that he earned with leadership guru, John C. Maxwell. He is also a doctoral student, working towards a DBA with a specialization in leadership, which he also uses to glean his expertise in the field of leadership.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
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What to Expect
L. Wayne Smalls is a high-energy speaker that wows his audience with great stories, anecdotes, and experiential scenarios that support theoretical concepts of leadership. Wayne is very entertaining no matter what the topic of the discussion. He is surprisingly humorous and can hold the attention of any crowd with his wit and ability to think on his feet. Wayne's ability to speak and inspire a crowd should not overshadow the fact that he is truly an up and coming expert in the field of leadership. He is a consummate professional.
Independently certified speaker, Amazon Best Selling author, L Wayne Smalls became a resident of Fayetteville, NC. after serving over 25 years of total service in the United States Army; he retired at the rank of Major. Some of Wayne’s military awards include a Bronze Star Medal for combat in Afghanistan, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and many others. He also has an extensive professional educational background in business administration and leadership development, which brings a unique brand of instruction to any training event.
Wayne is the president and founder of L. Wayne Smalls & Associates LLC., a leadership training company that assists individuals/organizations in empowering, enabling and enhancing leaders to grow and become better leaders. The goal of the company is to provide high-quality professional training that can improve the overall effectiveness of any organization. Some of the services that are provided are keynotes, motivational speeches
leadership coaching and training, team building workshops, seminars and mastermind groups.
With a climbing number of progressive books and publications, he is noted for the Amazon #1 Best Seller, “Called to Be a Soldier”. Not only is Wayne an author; but he is certified leadership trainer and coach trained by the John C. Maxwell, the number one leadership guru in the world. As a steward of leadership and inspiration, Wayne believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential with the proper guidance, motivation, and inspiration.
Wayne is the host of his own leadership talk radio show, Leader Lifestylez, which airs on WIDU 1600 AM. He is also a member of the panel on Heartbeat radio show which airs on WIDU as well. Wayne is a part of several mentoring groups in the community and has a strong passion for helping others to achieve their dreams.
Additional Booking Notes
Wayne is very low maintenance and easy to get along with. The focus is more on what the needs are of the participants. Any special requests that may arise later on can be discussed with the event planner.
Past Booked Events
|April 28, 2018 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||The Happy Mind Matrix Tour|
|March 19, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Engagement at Duke University|
|March 03, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm||The L.I.D. Experience|
|January 20, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Fresh Start 2018|
Influences & Inspiration
My childhood consisted of me being raised in a single-family home with my mother. Because of my mother's wisdom to find positive male figures who could mentor me, I learned that value of helping people to realize their dreams, then pursue and achieve them.
My military career helped me to identify my passion for leadership. I want to share as much as I can with as many people as I can. I have built my company based on this passion. My company tagline is "Empower, enable, and enhance leaders to grow."
I have a lapel microphone that I like to use, but I need a sound system to plug into. Otherwise, I can use the equipment at the location. I will also need a projector and screen for power point slides.