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DeLores Pressley, International Keynote Motivational Speaker and Executive Life Coach, is dedicated to helping people launch bold, confident, and courageous lives. She is the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and Founder of the Global Up Woman™ Network, a network and movement to empower and elevate women in business.

As a former elementary school teacher and a pioneer of the plus-size fashion and modeling industry, DeLores has inspired and motivated thousands to leverage their leadership voice, have a powerful presence, and live confidently.

Author of Clean Out the Closets of Your Life, Believe in the Power of You, and Empower, and Co-Author of Oh Yes You Can!, DeLores is also a contributing writer for Smart Business Magazine. Her story has been touted in Speaker, Glamour, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Inside Business, Essence, Ebony, and Marie Claire magazines.

DeLores is the host of her new TV show, “A Purposeful Life.” She is a frequent media guest and has been interviewed on every major network, including Entertainment Tonight and OPRAH.

She has spoken in England, Barbados, Puerto Rico, for the Turks and Caicos Government, and in hundreds of U.S. locations. Her client sampling includes Coca-Cola, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Procter and Gamble (P & G), Union Pacific Railroad, Nationwide, American Heart Association, Timken, Kirby Vacuum, and Bakersfield Women’s Conference.

Recent Speeches
  • Union Pacific Railroad: Women’s Lead Conference (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs – Turks and Caicos Islands Government (Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Tour – Vidant Health (Greenville, NC (7 cities in NC))
  • Odyssey Women’s Network (Naples, Florida and Amelia Island, Florida)
  • Pink Power Conference – Phillips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
Past Speeches
  • Athena International Leadership Conference (Chicago, Il)
  • Kellogg (BattleCreek, MI)
  • For Women Only Seminar – Liberty Christian Center (Fairfield, CA)
  • Roche Pharmaceutical Tour (7 Cities in Michigan)
  • Council Women of Color Conference (New York, NY & Beverly Hills,CA)
  • Athena International Leadership Awards Ball (Rotherham, England)
  • Appearances on every major TV network: ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, including America’s top shows OPRAH and Entertainment Tonight
  • Profiled and/or quoted in national publications: Glamour, New York Daily News, Ebony, Chicago Tribune, First for Women, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, Essence, Marie Claire, and People
  • Speaking to more than 100,000 people in over 60 major cities and countries
  • Presenting for such organizations as Procter and Gamble, First Energy, American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA), eWomen Network, Farm Bureau Insurance, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Author of Clean out the Closets of Your Life, Believe in the Power of You, and Empower
  • President of Dimensions Plus Model Agency, representing over 100 models and placing them with companies such as Nordstrom, Lane Bryant, Just My Size, Dillard’s and Liz Claiborne
  • Founder of the Plus USA Woman Beauty Pageant and Convention, providing an opportunity for hundreds of women to achieve dreams. This event was produced for 16 years in Cleveland, Washington, DC and Chicago
  • Recipient of many honors, including Top Ten Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Key Bank Corporation, Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Akron (where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree), ATHENA Finalist sponsored by Inside Business Magazine and the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the President Obama Administration
  • Vice-President on the Board of ABCD, Inc. (a nonprofit transportation and housing development)

A Few of Our Clients