Growing up the oldest child of two teen parents, who were also addicts, Terré learned early in life what it meant to keep your peace in the midst of chaos. She also knew what it was like to grow up on welfare in the inner-city of Cleveland, Ohio and to beat the odds by becoming the first in her family to graduate college out of over forty first cousins and eleven aunts and uncles, even when so many people had given up on her, thinking she would surely repeat the cycle of poverty that she knew all too well.
She would later become an actress, writer, producer, business woman, and educator, teaching in some of the most crime riddled cities in America, including; Cleveland, Chicago, and throughout the 5 boroughs of Brooklyn and in 2010 she would make the decision to live and work in the Middle East to assist with the education reform taking place in the UAE and it would transform her thinking on education, culture, politics, life, and so much more. Two years after her return to the States, at the age of 40, she would publish her first major publication, Love Lessons and be granted an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana Tech University for her years of services to her community and her work as an educator, mentor, business leader, speaker, and author.
Terré has a resiliency for life, a passion and commitment to the underdogs of the world, and a heart for healing those who’ve been forgotten and broken that is translated through her speaking. She’s an international educator with 20 years of K-12 and collegiate service and experience, a best-selling author, a certified life coach, and a recognized social-preneur in the field of arts and education.
She brings over 20 years of insight, expertise, and passion to everything she does. Using her life story, she has delivered engaging and impacting keynote addresses and workshops to educational institutions, business organizations, non-profits, churches, and women’s groups on resiliency, overcoming your challenged past, and creating a more dynamic future.
Terré uses her experiences as an educator and business woman, along with her personal wisdom to assist her audiences both in understanding her message and applying it to their own personal and professional lives.
She is able to deliver or customize a keynote or workshop for her audiences based on the following topics.
- Starting Over from Scratch; Eliminating the Hurdles that Stop You from Beginning Again
- Redefining Success: Are You Ready for a New Definition?
- Peace in the Midst of Chaos; Keeping Your Peace in Challenging Work Environments
- From Little Ole Me to Honorary PhD; How Receiving an Honorary Doctorate Changed My Life
- Women Underdogs from History or Women Underdogs from the Bible
- Navigating Social Media Marketing for Small Business Owners
TERRÉ IS AN EXPERT IN THE AREAS OF: PERSONAL POWER, CAREER FULLFILMENT, OVERCOMING ROAD BLOCKS,
MINDSET SHIFTING, URBAN EDUCATION, AND WOMEN IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP
Find her delivering valuable content on several social media platforms where she has a combined following of nearly 5K followers. Additionally, she is the Founder of the WE Women Network (Women Empowering Women Network), which strives to empower, encourage, and provide resources to help women build better lives, relationships, and careers.
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