Deanna Singh | Author, Keynote Speaker & Change Agent
Deanna Singh is recognized as a leading authority in building innovative opportunities within underserved communities. As Chief Change Agent and Founder of Flying Elephant, Deanna is a highly respected thought leader, who has spent almost 20 years researching, designing and building asset-based solutions to complex social challenges. Today she travels the world inspiring and educating audiences. A gifted communicator, entrepreneurial businesswoman, and trailblazer Deanna’s interactive style combines personal stories with authenticity, vulnerability, and humor that takes the audience on a journey of self-discovery. Her social entrepreneurship and advocacy experience also included leadership positions with Dohmen Constellations, The Burke Foundation, The Robert W. Baird Foundation, Milwaukee Renaissance Academy, Legal Action of Wisconsin and The Milwaukee Street Law Project. Singh also has served as adjunct professor at Marquette University Graduate and Law School. She recently completed her first two children’s book I Am a Boy of Color, and I Am a Girl of Color and was a featured as a TEDx speaker. She is also set to release her first business book, Purposeful Hustle, in Fall of 2018 Singh was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the community’s most influential 40 under 40 leaders and the 8 Under 40 to Watch for the University of Wisconsin School of Business. She is also the recipient of the United Way’s Philanthropic Five Award, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Leadership Development Hero Award and was a White House Fellowship Regional Finalist. She currently serves on the national boards of LIFT and College Possible. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation. Past board roles include but are not limited to First Stage Milwaukee, Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies Advisory Board and the Wisconsin Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. A native of Milwaukee, Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a trained Labor and Birth Doula and serves as the co-founder of Birth Coach Milwaukee. Singh lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Justin, and two sons, Zion and Zephaniah. KEYNOTES: Deanna has been public speaking for over two decades. She brings her warmth to the stage with experiences that resonate with her audiences. She will engage the room within seconds. She will get across the message, in a way that is truly unforgettable. Most Requested Topics : Building Bridges: In a world of complex challenges, rigid thinking will not yield the results we so desperately seek. As a bi-racial woman, who has stood at the intersection of seemingly diametric opposites-east vs west; city vs suburbs; immigrant vs non-immigrant, non-profit vs. profit, etc. Deanna and the organizations she has served have been able to flourish by building bridges. Deanna shares with the audience how limiting definitions—those that others tried to impose upon her as an African American and Sikh woman—could have broken her spirit but how she learned to create bridges. More importantly, she gives audience members an opportunity to realize the power of building bridges in their own lives. This keynote was recently featured at Tedx. _______________________ How To Be a Change Agent: Social innovators have mental agility, hustle, and a highly-attuned risk-o-meter that allows them to break traditional molds of how to look at some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Deanna can introduce tools that can be used to help develop those skills at the individual and organizational level. This talk is based on her forthcoming book, How to be a Change Agent. _______________________ The Anatomy of a Social Entrepreneur: Have you ever wondered if you or your organization could be social entrepreneurs? Not even sure what that means? Deanna Singh, will introduce you to the social innovation ecosystem and show you how you can be a force for positive change. You will learn how social entrepreneurship can give you the power to reach your personal and professional goals! What you can expect! * Professionalism. We will work together to create a memorable event. We will have prompt and complete communication about all aspects of the work, to ensure that we exceed your expectations! * Quality. All work is done with high attention to quality. You will not regret the investment that you make in this partnership, because you will yield a high return! * Transformation. Your attendees will leave the presentation with more knowledge and inspired to take immediate action! CONTACT DEANNA AND HER TEAM TODAY TO CHECK HER AVAILABILITY TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT.
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"real-world insight to launch innovative thinking"
“Deanna seamlessly blends personal storytelling and real-world insight to launch innovative thinking, new conversations and, ultimately, social action.“
One of the most compelling speakers I have ever heard.
“Deanna is flat out one of the most compelling speakers I have ever heard. She is a leader among leaders and an incredible creative social entrepreneur who not only understands the space but has successfully launched and invested in catalytic programs and projects. Her speaking services have my unqualified endorsement.”
She’s an inspiration to all of us!
“Deanna is a gifted communicator, and I’ve seen first-hand her message resonate with everyone in the room. She’s not only passionate, but she’s able to effectively channel that passion into leading others to take action. She’s an inspiration to all of us!”