Joi C. Spraggins to Speak in Philadelpia

By Diane Sears   Dr. Joi C. Spraggins / Image courtesy LinkedIn.com

DR. JOI C. SPRAGGINS, recognized as a global legacy leadership expert in business, education, communications and civic engagement. is the founder and president of Legacy Pathways, LLC, an innovative management consulting and training firm specializing in leadership development, communications, education, health care reform, public policy and social justice. She will deliver remarks at the City of Philadelphia’s observance of the first annual International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.  The City of Philadelphia’s observance of the First Annual “International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys” will be hosted by DR. SAMUEL BERNARD LACKEY, JR., at his “Sunday With Sam” program from 3:00 P.M. through 7:00 P.M.   The International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys will launch the observance by 80 nations – including the United States – of International Men’s Day on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 under the theme, “Working Together For Men and Boys.”   

A globally recognized expert in leadership, communications, diversity and workforce development, Dr. Joi® designs and implements best-practice performance models; provides program and public policy analyses; and structures sustainable public/private collaborations through Legacy Pathways. Her company is an innovative management consulting and training firm specializing in leadership development, communications, public health and safety, economic, diversity and workforce development programs, public policy analysis and supply chain regulatory compliance. Service industries include public health, education and justice reform, law enforcement, sports management, government, energy, construction and transportation. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge products, services and solutions that accelerate our clients’ leadership and global industry competitive advantage. The results create Legacy, Pathways and Footprints™ (LPF) that transform the lives of individuals, families, communities, businesses and the world. 

In an effort to encourage and provide promise to at-risk youth and families, she has served and mentored many over the years. It has been her passion to create safe learning environments and models of change that drive public policy. “My team of experts in economic, diversity and workforce development,
behavioral and public health, public safety, judicial -- law enforcement communities, and community- academic researchers look forward to creating ‘best practice’ systems-reform performance models.”  

Dr. Spraggins’ Tame and Train Your Tongue® evidence-based trauma-informed public health, safety, bullying, violence, and suicide prevention workshops, programs and behavioral, mental, and physical wellness care services provide interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, and educational neuroscience learning strategies and techniques with supportive wrap-around and substance abuse prevention services. Our customized “real time” data collection and reporting systems meet our clients and government regulatory compliance requirements.

Dr. Joi is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter for national conferences, leadership organizations and business associations. For more than 25 years, Dr. Spraggins has transformed the cultural landscape of America’s leading corporations, large non-profit organizations and government agencies with her commitment for excellence.  She co-authored “Mission Possible! Learn How To Reach Your Potential From Some Of The World’s Most Successful Possibility Thinkers” with Stephen Covey and Brian Tracey. She has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox 29 TV, BET.COM, as well as in the Black Enterprise Magazine and National Women Magazine.   

Dr. Joi’s® motivational product line, Life/Work Expressions™ provides individuals with tools to build and live their legacies, was introduced at the Dr. Joi and Kenny’s Hallmark, Thomas Blacshear, First Lady Michelle Obama Lady Edition signing event – November 20, 2010. Kenny’s Hallmark is a franchise of Hallmark Cards, Inc. She tirelessly supports the betterment of the global communities through a variety of leadership roles which include but are not limited to, Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee for the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs; the Pennsylvania Crime Commission; the Philadelphia Working Group; Disproportionate Minority Contact/DMC Youth Law Enforcement Corporation. 

For further information about the “International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys” observance on Sunday, November 16, 2014, contact Dr. Sandra Wilks by calling (215) 908-9640 or by sending an e- mail to:  spwilks@hotmail.com.