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Lori Hayes

Meet Lori Hayes

Lori L Hayes can be described using three words: Relevant, Real and Relational. Drawing from over 20 years in education, Lori uses her comedic personality to energize, inspire and challenge audiences across the globe. As the wife of a high school administrator, mother, former classroom teacher and Student Activities Coordinator, Lori has first hand knowledge to be able to relate to students, parents, faculty and administration. Her creativity affords her the skills necessary to create engaging and fun programming. She is committed to Building an Army of Leaders. Lori is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop presenter, facilitator of activities and program director.

Lori L Hayes is a native of Woodlyn, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Ridley Senior High School and continued her education at Delaware State University where she received both her bachelors and masters degrees in social work. Upon graduation she moved to West Virginia in pursuit of her English Education certification at West Virginia University. During her time in West Virginia Lori served as the Student Activities Coordinator for the West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research. Upon returning to Delaware, Lori served as an English instructor prior to becoming a Student Activities Coordinator for 16 years. During her time in education she has served as an advisor for many organizations from Student Council to founding the Howard Leading Ladies Club in 2008. Lori LOVES having the title of wife coming in only above her title of mother to her three young kings.

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Ian Tyson

Meet Ian Tyson

For 30+ years, Ian Tyson has been entertaining and inspiring audiences across North America to realize their potential and seek happiness in life. Ian’s high-octane presentations are sure to keep any audience in stitches and leave them with words and thoughts to live by. Combining hilarious and heartwarming storytelling, observational humour, and meaningful life lessons; his assembly programs are always on point.

He is one of North America’s top inspirational speakers and has spoken at hundreds of schools, TEDx, and dozens of conferences about teaching optimism, resilience, and kindness. Ian’s book, “Hooray For Everything! The Optimist Manifesto” is an insightful collection of stories and ideas about finding and keeping positivity. He is also an avid home cook, who brings his positivity to the kitchen and was featured on the Food Network Canada show “Wall of Chefs” in 2020, and has an online cooking show of his own called “The Confined Kitchen”.

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A’ric Jackson

Meet A’ric Jackson

For over a decade, people have been inspired and motivated by the words of Mr. A’ric Jackson. His mission is to Teach, Inspire, and Encourage all those who hear him, and to take the challenge of helping others pursue their goals and dreams. A charismatic and genuinely heartfelt communicator, A’ric truly electrifies an audience.

Watching him speak on stage helps you realize why he is such a unique and gifted orator. For it takes a genuine speaker to present information with shared experience, passion to research a topic much deeper and to share that information with the audience using skills that will make it a memorable and exciting experience for all.

A’ric has served as a student leadership speaker for organizations like Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupation Students Association, DECA, FCCLA, National Association of Secondary School Principals LEAD Conferences, and many Statewide Student Council Conferences across the country.

From growing up in a small suburb outside of Chicago on Welfare to being televised internationally in 69 countries with 2.2 Million viewers, A’ric’s High-Energy, Experience, and Passion & Love for making a difference shows in his speaking, coaching, and writing so vividly. 

He has traveled across the United States & Canada  Speaking to over 200,000 students in organizations. He has a commitment to make a difference in the lives of Youth such that they take on their Dreams, Achieve Them, and Pass It On to others. He provides not only the inspiration but the tangible tools to take a dream and make it a reality. He is an award-winning speaker, 5 Time Published Author, and founder of aricspeaks.com.