An award-winning journalist, poet and TV and Radio News Personality, ReShonda can effectively deliver a motivational and inspiring speech to your group or organization. With hundreds of speaking engagements to her credit, ReShonda is frequently called upon to serve as a conference presenter or keynote speaker for women or teen groups, churches, sororities or professional organizations. Her audiences include: youth and women’s groups, book clubs, faith-based organizations, aspiring authors, urban professionals, and more…

Some of the topics ReShonda often speaks on include:

You can’t have it all… but you can strike a great balance.

ReShonda is one of the busiest women in the world! Between being a mother, wife and caring for an ailing mother, she also manages a successful writing career, runs a publishing company, is active in community, social and civic organizations and remains a mentor to young people. She’ll talk about how she manages it all and how you can find balance in your personal and professional lives.

Parenting in the New Millennium

Long before social media ‘shaming’ was popular, ReShonda made international news when she posted a punishment picture of her daughter on Facebook. Believing that parents have to find new ways to discipline in the new millennium, she explored nontraditional punishments and found what worked best for her kids. But there is a fine line when it comes to parenting in the new millennium and ReShonda can speak about how to walk that line and raise happy, productive children. She also talks about the latest technology that every parent should be aware of!

Pursuing your passion

Are you doing what you were called to do? ReShonda talks about tapping into your passion to live a purpose-filled life.

Stepping out on Faith

For 15 years, ReShonda worked as a television news anchor and reporter before leaving her “good” job to write full time. She talks about stepping out on faith to follow her dreams and how you can let go of fear to fulfill your destiny.

Dream on!

In this spirited presentation for young people, ReShonda rallies youth to not let anyone stand in the way of their destiny and helps arms them with the tools to succeed in life.

Love Me

One of her most popular speeches for young people, ReShonda focuses on how developing a love of self leads to a successful life.

So you wanna write?

With many books to her credit, ReShonda has come a long way from when she self published her first novel in 2000. In this interactive workshop, she shares her secrets to success and how you can bring out the writer in you.

Or, she can develop a speech or poem to fit your need!

Through both her professional experiences and life lessons, ReShonda can deliver her dynamic story to your organization or event. Whether your theme involves “goal setting,” “finding your purpose,” “self-publishing,” or “keeping the faith,” ReShonda’s messages are presented with an enthusiasm and candor that is sure to inspire all!



ReShonda Tate Billingsley Speaks at 43rd NAACP Image Awards Show Press Room in LA.

100 Creatives 2012: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda originally took up journalism, but found it lacking when she realized that she was still drawn to creating her own stories. After being rejected by numerous publishers, ReShonda decided to self-publish her first book in 1999. It eventually caught the eye of an agent at Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, and she continues to establish herself as a force not only in the publishing industry, but on the silver screen as well. She is currently producing the film adaptation of her novel Let the Church Say Amen, and is also in the midst of turning two of her other novels, Nothing But Drama and Caught Up in the Drama, into movies. [Read More]