I am Courageous Fire. I build, rebuild, encourage, equip, motivate. I utilize my skills, strengths, passion, talents, and perception in innovative ways to motivate individuals or teams to fulfill important goals. I blend speaking, workshops, music, or art in the combination that fits the formula for what you're facing.
Work with me to ignite YOUR inspiration.
Price Range: Quotes always available
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
When an audience comes to see me, they will be inspired and welcomed by feeling an immediate connection with me. When you hire me, you can expect clear communication, clear quotes, and you can expect at the time of the event to receive what we have agreed upon. I will expect to be compensated in the manner we will have previously agreed upon, as I truly believe our gifts make room for us and cause us to stand before great men. Hallelujah!
I am interested in success. True success, which is fulfillment. Mine had to come first for me to have authenticity through which to share. After grasping that for myself, I want nothing more than to inspire that for others. I am anointed to do that in so many ways: moving gospel singer, expressive pianist, award-winning actress, inspirational writer, motivational speaker, innovative storyteller.
The power behind everything you experience is the power the Holy Ghost. The unique way it is expressed comes through my journey: prostitution, childhood and adulthood abuse, motherhood, grandparenting, creating a blended family, becoming an entrepreneur, becoming an award-winning actress, "knowledging" my way out of domestic violence presently, and of course, my music.
Through my most recent journey out of domestic violence, I have gained a certain fire to ignite the unique inspiration of individuals or groups to achieve their goals. I am equipped to share that effect with you.
Experience the courageous fire in your circle and be inspired.
Additional Booking Notes
If you hire me for a speaking engagement, it will be good for you to have mics that can travel with me; I'm a pretty active speaker! It will also help if you have something for me to plug my computer into that can project; I usually bring visual aids. Finally, a whiteboard and markers are good to have in case I have something to write for the audience as well (depending on the type of talk I will deliver).
If you hire me for singing and playing, please provide a keyboard with sustain pedal and time for soundcheck with vocals and instrumentation. If you hire me for playing only, please provide the keyboard with sustain pedal. If you hire for singing only, please provide appropriate amplification and time for soundcheck with vocal and instrumentation I or you provide.
If you hire me for acting, please provide clear direction and appropriate time for line memorization.
It depends on the venue. Some examples are: Give Us This Day; Say the Name; Destiny; Lord, I Lift My Hands; He has Hands on You; Life and Favor; Live Through It; The Battle is the Lord's; Open My Heart; In Return; Hymns; meditational type songs when appropriate; comfort songs when appropriate (funeral); worship type songs when appropriate
This is not at all comprehensive; I am versatile in singing, acting, talk subject, as long as it resonates with me, is positive, clean, and is connected to something that will inspire others to birth or grow their greatness
Influences & Inspiration
Some of the singers: Daryl Coley, Gladys Knight, Walter Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Joann Rosario, Karen Clark-Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Yolanda Adams, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, Mary Mary, Ayana George, J Moss, Shirley Murdock, Whitney Houston, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr, Lauryn Hill.
Some of the actors: Sidney Poitier, Will Smith, Jasmine Guy, Cicely Tyson.
Writer: Maya Angelou
Speakers: Iyyanla Vanzant, Priscilla Shirer, Joel Osteen, Denzel Washington, Karen Abercrombie
Keyboard, sustain pedal, microphones, monitors
Mic that will move with me, equipment to project from my computer, whiteboard/markers
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