Dr. Jermaine Davis

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Leadership Expert on Influencing Up, Down & Across Your Organization

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Dr. Jermaine Davis
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What makes great leaders great? Great leaders C.A.R.E.! They intentionally Create A Rare Experience in the lives of their employees, colleagues, and customers.

Have you ever wondered why great leaders don’t burn out? It is because they get things done through and with the strengths and talents of their motivated and engaged employees. Research shows, people don’t leave teams and organizations, they leave bad and incompetent leaders. Don’t allow poor leadership to interfere with your organization’s success. In this dynamic and engaging presentation, Dr. Jermaine teaches leaders how to build trust and establish credibility, enhance organizational communication, and inspire team collaboration.

Are your employees working in a healthy, positive, and drama-free environment?  Do they complain of stress because the work climate is unhealthy and toxic? Don’t allow your employees to become disengaged and disgruntled! Let Dr. Jermaine show you how to move your team and organization from chaos to cooperation.

This presentation is enriched by the lessons Dr. Jermaine has learned by coaching organizations through this. You’ll gain practical insight from his lived and work experiences. You can leverage his thoughts in more detail by reading his best-selling book, Leading with Greatness! Moving from Chaos and Conflict to Communication and Cooperation, Dr. Jermaine will not only teach your leaders how to authentically increase employee engagement and enthusiasm, but he will also show them how to boost team morale and motivation in order to achieve organizational success. Equip your leaders and managers with the necessary tools which inspire organizational greatness and synergy  today!

What it takes to succeed as a great employee is different from what it takes to succeed as a great leader. Your first thirty days as a new leader can either make or break you!

Give yourself every advantage to win in your new position!  Your capacity to authentically motivate, inspire, and influence others is your key to success as a leader. With the clock ticking on day one of your new position, you have little time to test the waters. Leaders are immersed. Quickly. Immediately. Period.  Will you sink or will you swim?

In this engaging and interactive presentation, Dr. Jermaine will work with you on:

  • Creating Team Buy-in
  • Establishing Credibility
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Increasing Leadership Likeability
  • Leading Across Unique Differences
  • Building Team & Organizational Trust
  • Utilizing Influence as a Competitive
  • Organizational Advantage
  • Clarifying the Team & Organization’s
  • PVG (Purpose, Vision, and Goals)
  • Anyone from new leaders to mid-level leaders to senior-level executives with previous leadership experience will learn tips on how to lead effectively in their blind spot areas. Leaders at all levels will walk away with more tools to assist them in building a work environment where everyone thrives and succeeds.

Dr. Jermaine will highlight the critical tools new leaders need in order to build collaborative teams which, in turn, produces organizational success through leadership development classes. He will share ready-to-implement ideas, some of which come from his best-selling books, Leading with Greatness!  and Get Up Off Your Butt & Do It NOW! .


Let’s face it. Change is inevitable! Whether it’s a change in leadership, demanding customer and client needs, a new competitor, a shift in industry standards, or new government regulations and expectations, one thing is certain; managing change, up, down, and across your organization, is non-negotiable, especially if you are going to thrive and succeed in times of uncertainty.

In this leadership development exercises based-in-reality and down-to-earth presentation, Dr. Jermaine gets straight to the nitty-gritty of addressing one of your organization’s most urgent and pressing questions:  Are our leaders PREPARED to Lead the Way of Change?

This lively presentation will equip leaders and front-line employees with tangible tips on how to recognize and manage the key factors which accelerate the rate and speed of organizational change.  These tips will put you, your leaders, and your organization in the driver’s seat of effectively managing change, both inside and outside of your organization.

Dr. Jermaine’s books, Leading with Greatness!  and  Get Up Off Your Butt & Do It NOW! are referenced in this dynamic and practical skills-based presentation designed to equip your colleagues and employees with effective change management skills to help them thrive in the midst of team challenges, constant change, and organizational chaos.

Have you ever worked on a project only to have your boss or a colleague take credit for your hard work? Do you know how to quantify your personal and professional worth and value? Do you have difficulty asking for a pay raise or an assignment that will give you more organizational visibility? With all the challenges women face in today’s work environment, you may be asking, “What can I do to authentically stand out in my career without compromising myself and my core values?”

Dumbfounded and intrigued by professional women’s experiences in predominately male-oriented work climates, cultures, and environments, Dr. Jermaine Davis and Dr. Katie Ruberto teamed up to interview 127 career oriented women. They asked 8 powerful questions and the women’s honest, open, and transparent answers created the enlightening and insightful presentation, You Don’t Have to Sell Out to Stand Out!

In this educational and engaging presentation, Dr. Jermaine Davis shares thought-provoking insights and real life examples inspired from his collaborative research with Management Consultant and Marketing & Business Management Professor, Dr. Katie Ruberto. Dr. Jermaine addresses in his interactive presentation the following questions and more:

  • What does it mean to stand out?
  • Can you really stand out without selling out?
  • Which is better long-term? Mentors or sponsors?
  • Do women have to act like men to be successful?
  • Can women get to the top of their professions on talent alone?
  • Isn’t workplace success really based on a system of meritocracy?
  • What’s the real-deal on women being labeled as “too aggressive?”
  • Are women and men programmed differently for organizational success?
  • What does it really take for women to thrive and succeed in today’s organizations?
  • Does sexism still exist? Why is sexism a discussion topic in the 21st Century?

Can a woman really be successful in her career and raise a family at the same time?Based on his upcoming book, You Don’t Have to Sell Out to Stand Out!  Dr. Jermaine shares his fascinating findings based on the 127 women he co-interviewed with Dr. Ruberto. Book Dr. Jermaine Davis today  to hear the nitty-gritty of his research findings on how to best position women for success in Life, School & Work.

Is your organization’s climate friendly or unfriendly to diversity? Does your organization say you are welcoming to diversity when in reality you are not? As a leader, it is imperative all team members learn how to communicate inclusively and work effectively across ALL dimensions of diversity.  “Treating everyone the same” may sound logical initially, however it is a plan for disaster and colossal failure within diverse environments. Leading with an inclusive mindset is the key to building culturally inclusive teams and work environments.

Leading with an Inclusion Lens begins with a willingness to communicate, behave, and think differently when interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Organizations and teams have become increasingly multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual, and multifaceted.  Unfortunately, most people have never been trained to lead and communicate appropriately and effectively across the various dimensions of diversity.

Organizations that avoid investing in diversity-related education are more prone to diversity-related conflicts, intercultural clashes, team disagreements, and low morale. These disruptions negatively impact the experience of your employees and customers. Employees and customers who feel disrespected, disregarded, demeaned, and devalued typically underperform, disengage, and utilize your products and services less often.

In this engaging and thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Jermaine teaches leaders and frontline employees how to behave, communicate, and think with an inclusive lens to create an environment that’s respectful of everyone. Identifying leadership blind spots is a key component to moving forward in this area. It’s important to engage in courageous conversations about diversity-related issues. Dr. Jermaine teaches people how to address sensitive issues without feeling awkward, guilty, fearful, or uncomfortable.

As a masterful storyteller, Dr. Jermaine will share real-world examples, provide practical tips, and highlight inclusive practices so everyone can excel from the inside out. His best-selling book, Be Diversity Competent! The Art of Communicating Effectively with Diverse People, is the foundation for this presentation.

s “You have GOT to be kidding me!” the first thought that comes to mind when you hear racist, sexist, homophobic, or inflammatory comments?  Rude behaviors and offensive language often leave us speechless, uncomfortable, and unsure of what to do next.

Unaddressed and unresolved diversity-related issues create anxiety, fear, stress, ineffectiveness, and underperformance. Don’t allow silence or a fear of taking action to interfere with a healthy work environment.

In his interactive presentation, Dr. Jermaine will teach you through executive leadership courses how to address these highly sensitive issues in a professional, appropriate, and confident manner. Dr. Jermaine’s educational, engaging, and interactive style of speaking will inspire audiences to work on creating environments that foster respect and inclusion.

This educational and thought-provoking presentation is based on Dr. Jermaine’s two best-selling books, Be Diversity Competent!  and Leading with Greatness!  Individuals, teams, and organizations will leave this presentation with practical tips and implementable ideas critical for fostering a culture that is respectful and inclusive of everyone!

The Civil Rights Movement is one the greatest movements in American history. The movement inspired and influenced people and leaders to walk the walk of change – rather than talking the talk of change. The allies and proponents of the movement – courageously and strategically advocated for justice, equality, equity, fairness, and freedom for ALL people. The victories of the Civil Rights Movement did not happen due to happenstance or luck – the successes occurred because of collaborative teamwork, influential leadership, and forming strategic alliances.

Studying and reflecting on the successes and setbacks of the Civil Rights Movement can enlighten and equip individuals with the core principles and practices of teamwork, leadership, and communication to increase community engagement and drive organizational success.

In this informative and engaging keynote address, Dr. Jermaine Davis will not only discuss pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement, but more importantly, he will highlight the practical approaches used to spark a major revolution in the United States and across the globe. Dr. Jermaine Davis will leverage his personal and professional experiences in the areas of organizational and leadership development, leadership workshop activities, social justice, and diversity and inclusion to demonstrate how the Civil Rights Movement can continue to influence and inspire change in 21st Century America.

This keynote address is one of Dr. Jermaine’s most requested presentations for MLK Day Celebrations and during Black History Month.


“Jermaine is a showman. He gets his message across through humor and integrity and truelife stories.”

— Select Medical Corporation

“They should definitely book Jermaine. He will personalize his talk specifically for the challenges your group faces in communication or teamwork.”

— Select Medical Corporation

“I was delighted with Dr. Jermaine’s unique twist on leadership, communication, and employee engagement. Our managers are reading his best-selling book, Leading with Greatness. Dr. Jermaine Davis adapts to his environment and will win over any group.”

— Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts

“I knew Dr. Jermaine Davis was a great speaker when I saw my most cynical and negative employees standing in line to purchase his books. As a nurse manager, I was able to take back practical tips to share with my nursing staff and nursing managers.”

— Walker Methodist Health Center

“Jermaine is an excellent communicator. He was exceptionally skilled at bringing together each member of the management team. We are indebted to him for his remarkable speaking talents and facilitation skills. Jermaine made the training fun.”

— The City of Elk River

“Congratulations on an excellent presentation! You made this year’s convention a great success – both with our franchisee owners and our corporate staff. Your enthusiasm and attention to detail were greatly appreciated.”

— AmericInn Hotels International

“Jermaine digs in to find out exactly what is expected from his presentation. He personalizes it to the audience and intertwines his personal stories to bring it to life.”

— Select Medical
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