|Dr. Lonise P Bias is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, consultant, certified teen and family life coach and change agent. A compelling orator she engages audiences with her motivational and inspirational messages, workshops and seminars.
She is the Founder and President of Bias Consulting LLC and the Len and Jay Bias Foundation, which are community centered resources that focus on helping youth, family, and community navigate the challenges of daily living. She has developed the Abundant Life Resources and A More Excellent Way Community Outreach Programs designed to motivate youth and adults to see themselves as change agents helping to empower our communities.
Dr. Bias is a change agent that believes positive change can happen within our communities using practical grass root methods of prevention and intervention.
Everyone that makes up community deserves spaces of safety and wellness.
Her insightful and thought provoking messages encourage youth and adults to reach new horizons in their personal development and outlook. Participants are challenged to maximize their potential through her instruction. Dr. Bias believes that youth, parents, family, and community are reachable, teachable, lovable and savable.
She has delivered keynote addresses, facilitated and developed workshops for faith based, public and private sectors. Some of her clients include The White House ONDPC Program, United Air Force Academy, Pennsylvania Dept of Education, Prince Georges County Circuit Court Adult Drug Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture Dept., State Dept., Drug Enforcement Agency, United Black Fund, Forgiving Mothers Inc, Uniting Sisters, Girl Scouts of America, Danbury Hospital, Youth and Adult Correction Facilities (male and female), Military, Universities, Public and Private Schools and Professional Sports (NBA, NFL and MLB).
Dr. Bias has appeared on numerous TV shows and spoken on numerous radio programs. She has been honored as the Woman of the Year, received awards, and keys to many cities. May 1990 Dr. Bias received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Anna Maria College in Paxton Mass.
Her journey was navigated as a public speaker after the death of her oldest son, Len Bias a University of Md. basketball player, died of cocaine intoxication in June of 1986 two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. December of 1990 the Bias family experience the death of their second son Jay the victim of a drive by shooting.
These two tragic deaths forged her commitment to reclaim the community. There will be beauty for ashes, believing in the redemptive and transforming power of love. Hope is not extinct. The best is yet to come, for community, youth, family, and our schools.