Dr. Lonise Bias has moved from grief to empowerment, passing on over thirty years of wisdom inspiring, encouraging and empowering her audiences. She has become a internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, certified youth and family life coach and consultant. She’s a dynamic and compelling orator; who engages audiences with her motivational and inspirational presentations, workshops and seminars.
After addressing the topics of drugs and violence for many years, Dr. Bias has turned her focus toward the needs of the entire community. She has become a community activist, addressing topics dealing with the declining social health of youth, the family and the community. She has developed several programs W.I.T. (Women In Training) for teen girls, M.I.T. (Men In Training) teen male workshops and H.O.P.E. ( Helping Our Parents Evolve, Endure and Excel) parenting program.
She is the President of Bspeaks a Life Investment Company that “packages hope,” bringing new solutions to old problems. Dr. Bias is also President of the Len and Jay Bias Foundation. Both organizations are designed to help women, youth, family, students and those in the workplace to navigate the hardships, stressors and challenges in their personal lives.
Dr. Bias is a change agent who believes that hope is not extinct, positive change can happen in our communities when we use practical grass-root methods of prevention and intervention. The community, family, youth, women and those in the workplace are reachable, teachable, lovable and savable, but we must change our approach in adapting to their needs.
She has delivered keynote addresses to the faith based community, public and private sectors, and national and international conferences providing prescriptive solutions to remedy the social ills of our day. Her audiences are diverse. She has addressed heads of state, including former president Bill Clinton and the White House National Office of Drug Control Policy.
A few of her clients include, but are not limited to, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Department of State, US Office of Personnel Management, Homeland Security, National Basketball Association, National Football League, NCAA Colleges, Financial Aid, and numerous middle schools, high schools, universities and women’s organizations.
Dr. Bias has made many media appearances and is the recipient of numerous awards including, the Boston Herald Community Service Award, Presidents Cabinet Award for Distinguished Service to Humanity (from the University of Texas in Galveston), Bridging the Gap Humanitarian Award (from the University of Pennsylvania), and the Giant Steps Parent Award. In May of 1990 she was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Education degree (from the Anna Maria College in Paxton, Ma).
As the result of the deaths of her two sons, Len and Jay Bias, Dr. Bias’s career was launched as a public speaker. Len Bias died due to cocaine intoxication two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics on June 19, 1986 and Jay Bias was murdered in a drive by shooting at a local mall in 1990.
The tragic deaths of her sons have forged her commitment to help reclaim our communities. Dr. Bias is confident in the future and believes the “best is yet to come!”
“Your participation in this record-breaking event was a key component to our success. Those that had the privilege of hearing your remarks were surely inspired and motivated to find every opportunity to do more for the thousands of young people and their families that we are entrusted to serve”
“Your message on “Hope Is Not Extinct The Best Is Yet To Come” was inspiring and meaningful to all who attended the National Character and Leadership "Symposium and we are grateful for your participation. Strong positive role models for these young men and women have a tremendous impact on their development. Your message is certain to remain in the forefront of their thoughts throughout their careers”