When Talayah G. Stovall steps onstage, her passion and energy immediately engage her audience. Her relatability keeps them engaged – she has been described by clients as “a breath of fresh air.” Talayah has experienced career and life transitions and has learned the power of reinvention. As President of TGrace, Talayah, is an author, speaker and certified life purpose coach. Her mission is to empower people to use their passion to live in their purpose. Through her keynotes, workshops, coaching, EmPOWERed to… newsletter and EmPOWERed to… radio show, Talayah inspires people to achieve their personal and professional goals and increase their life satisfaction.
Talayah brings a wealth of training and life experience into her work. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing, she spent over 16 years in the banking industry before leaving to follow her true passion. In addition to writing and speaking, she is currently an adjunct instructor at Columbia College and DeVry University.
Talayah’s lifelong passion for writing and speaking led her to complete her books, Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Every Day Living (published by Hay House in June, 2014, Foreword by Les Brown) and Crossing the Threshold: Opening Your Door to Successful Relationships. She also has an eBook: 150 Important Questions You Should Ask Before You Say “I Do.” and two motivational audio CDs, P.U.M.P. It Up! (Pursue Your Passion, Utilize Your Uniqueness, Make a Plan and Persevere with Positivity) and 7 Secrets to Ignite Your Dreams.
Talayah was twice recognized in “Who’s Who in Academia, has been included in the Emerald Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, has twice appeared in Ebony Magazine and has twice been recognized in “Outstanding Young Women of America.” She is a native and current resident of Chicago, Illinois.