Dr. Lonise P. Bias, the founder and President of Bias Consulting LLC and the Len and Jay Bias Foundation, is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, and consultant, and a certified teen and family life coach. Her mission is to inspire and bring forth messages of hope to audiences and act as a driving force for positive change, while encouraging pessimists with her optimistic outlook. Since 1986, she has empowered audiences throughout the United States and abroad with her motivational and inspirational messages, workshops, and seminars.
Dr. Bias has delivered keynote addresses, and has facilitated and developed workshops for faith-based organizations in both public and private sectors. Some of her clients include The White House ONDPC Program, United States Air Force Academy, local law enforcement agencies, Pennsylvania Department of Education, court-appointed drug programs, Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture Department, State Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, United Black Fund, Boys and Girls Club of America, Girl Scouts of America, youth and adult correctional facilities, Army Research Lab, university athletic departments, student governments, student unions and Greek organizations, public and private Schools, and professional sports organizations including the NBA, NFL, and MLB.
Thoroughly committed to empowering individuals to be the best that they can be, her encouraging and amicable demeanor allows her to successfully connect with youth and adults. Through motivational speaking, Dr. Bias has reached a plethora of diverse individuals, such as teachers, law enforcement officers, and professionals with her perceptive and thought provoking messages. Some of these venue she has spoken at include commencement ceremonies, conferences, seminars, and workshops. Participants are challenged to reach new horizons and maximize their potential in their personal development through her guidance.
Dr. Bias embarked on her journey as a motivational speaker after the death of her oldest son, Len Bias, a University of Maryland basketball player, who died of cocaine intoxication in June 1986, two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. In December 1990, the Bias family experienced the death of their second son, Jay, the victim of a drive-by shooting. These two tragic deaths forged her commitment to reclaim the community.
Believing in the redemptive and transforming power of love, Dr. Bias has faith that our youth, parents, families, and communities are reachable, teachable, lovable, and savable; hope is not extinct and 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”