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MEET DR. GUILLORY
Dr. Kristen Guillory is an international speaker, author, aunt, business owner, and coach who has the gift to connect at the heart level. She uses humor, storytelling, and transparency to take her audience and clients on a journey.
Dr. Kristen Guillory, as featured on Fox and CBS affiliates as well as multiple podcasts and magazines is a true force. She has spoken over 800 times to over 60,000 people in Fortune 500 Companies, Universities, School Districts and more. She has spoken in the United States and Colombia. Dr. Guillory is a renowned speaker coach who has coached celebrities, educators, mothers, CEOs and more. Dr. Guillory has often been the only woman of color to be invited to speak and she is looking to change this. She is the author of the popular book Walking Through the Fog: Holding on to Hope When you Can't See the Sun and the new book- It's Ok to Take a Break: 52 Tips on Self Care and Mental Wellness.
She is a business owner, mental health specialist & coach, renowned professor, aunt, founder of many community initiatives. She is a sought after speaker and trainer who uses her signature method that incorporates her own life experiences, contagious enthusiasm, dance and a touch of humor.
A Dallas native, Dr. Guillory discovered her gift to encourage at the age of 14 and knew she always wanted to help others. Since then, she has created over 60 youth and adult programs, graduated with her Bachelors from TCU, where she has taught in the graduate social work program, graduated from UTA with a masters and PhD, has taught at 4 different universities, has been invited to present her research in Europe, conducted her PhD research on the school completion and dropout among African American males, has extensive experience in mental health and is a and popular speaker with her most popular topics being Single is Not a Curse but a Blessing, Self Care, It’s OK not to be OK, Overcoming, Cultural Humility and Healing from past hurts.
As a trainer + strategist, Dr. Guillory has trained employees working at Fortune 500 companies, universities, school districts & non profits.
Dr. Guillory has broken many barriers from earning a PhD at 27 years old, being the only African American and woman who graduated with a PhD from her department that year, to teaching her first graduate class at 24 years old to Institutions creating positions just for her and much more! She thought she knew where life would like her.
And then 2013 happened. After experiencing a tragedy in 2013, her life changed and so did her goals. In 2014 she stepped away from an amazing professor position in faith. And the journey continues as she strives to be a catalyst for Healing, Hope and Purpose.
In her spare time she enjoys comedy, Zumba, dancing and spending time with her family especially her nephews!
in higher education as a professor and professional
Teaching experience at four universities- Texas Christian University, Abilene Christian University, University of North Texas at Dallas & University of Texas at Arlington
Representative courses: Research Methods, Diversity, Introduction to Counseling, Addictions, Race, Power and Oppression
Rated as an excellent instructor by 93% of students
of social work experience
Personally created or assisted in creating more than 60 programs for youth and adults
Representative programs: after-school programs, leadership programs and conferences
Micro- and macro-practice: direct services to directing services
Developed methods to incorporate business models and social work
as a motivational
and professional speaker
Presented keynote and commencement speeches, as well as workshops and seminars nationally
“Dr. Guillory’s Signature Method” is incorporated in each presentation
The signature method includes: Connection| Being Intentional | Dancing and Music | Challenge and Accountability | Walk With You/Help Carry the Burden | Laughter | Practical Tips