Say Hello to Dr. Eddie Connor


Empowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose, is the real life message shared by Dr. Eddie Connor, who is a survivor of stage 4 cancer. He transparently shares his journey of overcoming cancer as a spokesman for the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Connor is an international speaker, college professor, and conference host of Vision Summit. As the founder of Dr. Eddie’s Academy, he facilitates masterclasses on faith, identity, relationships, and speaker training sessions. He also served as the President of the National Entrepreneurs Association of Michigan.

As an author of 13 best-selling books, Dr. Connor has been featured on ABC, BET, CBS, Ebony, FOX, Jet, Lifetime TV, NBC, PBS, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and Mentoring Kings. He has been a guest on The Potter's Touch and was an empowerment speaker at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest. He was featured in the acclaimed BET documentary, It Takes a Village to Raise Detroit.

Dr. Connor is the founder of the mentoring programs, Boys 2 Books and Gifted for Greatness which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, and life skills enrichment. As an aide to former U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, Dr. Connor assisted in crafting a bipartisan resolution to address the urgent crisis of illiteracy in America.

Dr. Connor is a recipient of The President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award and The President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award from The White House. Dr. Connor is recognized as one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America, listed in the Top 100 Leaders in Who’s Who in Black Detroit, named to Michigan Chronicle’s Top 40 Under 40, and Author of the Year by Kingdom Image Awards.

As a highly sought after communicator, Dr. Connor speaks extensively at churches, colleges, and conferences by empowering people to maximize their purpose. Dr. Connor grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and lives in Detroit, Michigan.

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Empowerment Speaking Topics

Below are some of Dr. Connor’s talking points and speaking topics, to maximize your purpose, personal growth, educational development, and success in life.

  • Transforming your mind to achieve the “impossible”

  • Finding the CAN in cancer

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Establishing and maintaining your faith

  • Empowerment, Education, and Economic development

  • Leading and succeeding academically

  • Discovering your “Why” and purpose for living

  • Pursuing your purpose, education, goals, and life skills enrichment

  • How to live through dying places

  • Relationships, loving yourself and knowing your worth

  • Principles to unlock the door to your royal identity

  • Inspiring others to live and accomplish their dreams

  • Transitioning from a survive to thrive mentality

  • Developing healthy relationships and creating a circle of success

  • Maintaining self-determination

  • Victory in the face of doubt and distractions

  • Becoming the best version of yourself and contributing to your community


Awards and Speaking Highlights

  • American Cancer Society Spokesman

  • Television Guest on The Steve Harvey TV Show

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award recipient

  • Seminar Speaker, Alliance for Youth Empowerment Conference - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Keynote Youth Speaker - Spanish Town, Jamaica

  • Speaker, NAACP Roy Wilkins Youth Leadership Seminar

  • U.S. Presidential Election Host and Moderator, CBS/CW50/WWJ-TV

  • Keynote Speaker for State of Black Connecticut and at Bridgeport High - Bridgeport, CT

  • Keynote Speaker for MLK Day at Fessenden School - Boston, MA

  • Keynote Speaker for American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”

  • Keynote Speaker at Eastern Michigan University

  • Keynote Speaker at Lawrence Technological University

  • Keynote Speaker for Michigan State University Health Series

  • Listed as top 100 leaders of “Who’s Who In Detroit,”

  • Spirit of Detroit Leadership Award Recipient,

  • Featured in BET Documentary “It Takes A Village To Raise Detroit,”

  • CBS/CW 50, notable individuals “Making A Difference” show

  • Radio Host of “Youth On The March” in U.S. and Caribbean to 25 million people

  • Featured on WDIV Local 4 News

  • Featured on The Word Network

  • Featured on NewsTalk AM 1200 WCHB

  • Featured in The Detroit News

  • Featured in The Detroit Free Press

  • Keynote Speaker for Boys and Girls Club

  • Keynote Speaker at Detroit Historical Museum

  • Keynote Speaker, Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

  • Keynote Speaker, Detroit Public Schools Teacher Symposium

  • Speaker at Tom Joyner Conference - Orlando, FL

  • Keynote Speaker, Madonna University Bridging Lost Gaps Conference

  • Featured in Michigan Chronicle

  • Panelist for DABO, State Of The Race Forum - Selma/Voting Rights Act

  • Moderator for Panel, Legacies of Hope: Desegregation, Literacy, Education

  • Keynote Speaker, Prime Time PBC, Florida After School Symposium

  • Panelist for REACH book tour

  • Keynote Speaker, Boy Scouts of America Impact Seminar

  • Keynote Speaker, Celebrating a Healthier Detroit Expo

  • Keynote Speaker, Texas A&M University-Commerce

  • Keynote Speaker, Education Conference, Houston, TX

  • Keynote Speaker, 79th Annual Michigan State Convention

  • Television Guest, Fox 2 News

  • Featured in Rolling Out Magazine

  • Featured in The Huffington Post

  • Recipient, 100 Black Men of significance honoree - Washington, D.C.

  • Keynote Speaker, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

  • Keynote Speaker, NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

  • Keynote Speaker, Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL

  • 40 under 40 Michigan Chronicle Honoree

  • Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America

  • NABJ/UAW Ford Trailblazer Honoree

  • Speaker - The Greatness Conference - Philadelphia, PA

  • Recipient, The President’s Volunteer Service Award - The White House, January 2016

  • Recipient, The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award - The White House, January 2017

  • Keynote Speaker, Bishop TD Jakes’ MegaFest

  • TV Host, TCT Television Network

  • Speaker, Women’s Empowerment Expo

Social Media Impact (6K followers) (70.2K followers) (9K followers)

Making an Impact
Dr. Eddie on The Steve Harvey TV Show


Dr. Eddie and Bishop T.D. Jakes
Dr. Eddie and Iyanla Vanzant
Dr. Eddie on FOX News
Speaking and Media Appearances