Lionel is a dynamic, thought provoking, speaker. His ability to capture the audience, engage them and give them valuable tools is commendable. He is an intent listener, skilled observer and knows how to interject humor appropriately. Lionel demonstrates how to motivate and inspire allowing them to see that they have the power to do what they want to do and believe that they know the answers to every question or challenge that they may have in their lives.

Denise Cokes

Associate Executive Director – Women and Children's ministries

Director, Bridges to Freedom Discipleship and Recovery Program

“Lionel is an amazing presenter - his energy and great ideas are inspirational! His dynamic approach to children and learning motivates and engages both parents and students. He has a remarkable ability to inspire positive change with his inviting approach. His years of experience working in education give him a unique and powerful perspective which he brings into all aspects of his work. He executed a thought-provoking presentation that never failed to compel and fascinate the audience”. 

Janet Escoto - La Voie

Assistant Principal

Arbor Hill Elementary School

City School District of Albany


In September 2017, Mr. Harris kicked off our annual “Bring your child to school day.” There were more than 70 fathers that attended the program, all of whom were very engaged in his speech. After the meeting, many fathers came to me and expressed their appreciation for Mr. Harris’ speech and how it encouraged them to do more.

I would recommend Mr. Harris as a speaker to anyone. He is professional, flexible, and relatable and can inspire any audience that is before him.


Jerome Perkins

Home-School Coordinator

Arbor Hill Elementary School