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Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, certified trainer, leadership coach, and a master of reinvention. She has consulted, coached, and presented to leaders at all levels of the organization, including in all business sectors, and across a number of industries in more than 12 countries around the world. She has been described by her clients as very knowledgeable, engaging, practical, and transformative. Dr. Davis is also President and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc., a strategic development solutions firms that that specializes in HR strategy development, talent management, organization transformation, diversity & inclusion, implicit bias, leadership coaching, and personal and professional reinvention.

Dr. Davis has over 30 years of business and human resources experience and has worked at several Fortune 100 and 500 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles in sales, operations, banking, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and financial services. Her last role before launching SDS Global was as the Global Vice President Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the world’s largest HR association.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Pre-Law; a Master’s in HR Management; and a Ph.D. in Business and Organization Management, with a specialization in Leadership. She is certified as a Senior HR Professional through the Human Resources Certification Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management (SPHR and SHRM-SCP). Additionally, she is a Certified Speaking Professional earned through the National Speaker’s Association, a designation only bestowed on 12% of speakers worldwide and on only 12 African American females in the world.

She has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in theWall Street Journal,Essence Magazine,Smart Meetings Magazine,Black Enterprise Magazine,The Washington Post,HR Magazine, andCNN.com and has been honored with numerous awards. She was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America by Uptown Professional Magazine four consecutive years (2011-2014). In 2011, she was named as a 2012 “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal and she received the “Strategic Star” Award by Diversity Woman Magazine in Dec. 2012. She’s also the best-selling author ofReinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life and its companion workbook.

She is a former Miss District of Columbia, Mrs. Oklahoma, Ms. Virginia, and in 2000 won the national title of Ms. American United States. Dr. Davis is active in her local community, sits on several boards, and resides in the Tampa Bay area.

Please check out some of her most requested keynote speeches.

Dr. Shirley Davis
Dr Shirley Davis - President & CEO of SDS Global Enterprises Inc.

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Dr. Shirley Davis has earned her CSP from the NSA

Only the top 12 percent of speakers world wide and fewer than 10 African American women have earned this certification

What people are saying

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  • As a speaker, Dr Davis has the ability to connect with her audiences, through enlightened, passionate and dynamic delivery. Dr. Davis' words challenge, inspire, uplift and motivate. Whether speaking in front of hundreds or in smaller intimate groups, Dr. Davis brings authenticity and personality in her remarks. Highly recommended.
    Tiane Mitchell Gordon, former SVP, Diversity & Inclusion at AOL
  • Dr. Davis spoke at our convention this year and she was one of the highest rated speakers we've had in a long time. The audience hung on her every word. She had us laughing, taking copious notes, and learning new strategies that I plan to use in my daily work. In fact, she had to stay an hour afterwards to accommodate the long line of attendees waiting to greet her. This has never happened in our company training programs. Thanks Dr. Davis
    Conference Attendee
  • I sat through a recent training class with Dr. Davis and I must say that I have never heard so much information shared in one session. She kept us engaged, laughing, and learning at the same time. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to another session with her.
    Audience Member
  • Shirley is a real example of what success truly is. She has lived the principles and strategies she teaches and even though I'm older than her, I am in awe of her wisdom and the practical way in which she delivers her message. Her audiences are "wowed" by her content and presentation. She's a package deal
    Professional Peer
  • Dr. Davis has been my success and career coach for the past two years. Each month I look forward to her inspiration, and practical tips on how I can improve my life, not just my career. From the first session, I knew that I had to have her in my life.
    Coaching Client
Les Brown
Les BrownFriend, Speech Coach, Mentor
It’s been said that “good things come in small packages.” Well that’s been my personal experience with my friend Dr. Shirley Davis—one of the most dynamic and captivating speakers I’ve seen on stage. She’s humorous, full of energy, and keeps people fully engaged and on the edge of their seats as she shares her real life personal stories, setbacks, strategies, and solutions that inspires, empowers and motivates others to achieve greatness and to go to the next level. And I’m proud to call her a member of the Les Brown Speaker’s Network.
Pamela Lindsay
Pamela LindsayFounder and CEO The H.O.P.E. Project, Inc.
The word “INFLUENCE” means to affect someone’s thoughts or the capacity or power of persons or things and/or to be a compelling force on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. Having been a student of Dr. Shirley Davis Sheppard, I believe that word best describes the lasting impact she has had on me, both personally and professionally. The success principles and strategies she offers are invaluable tools that if applied, produce greatness. Her overall ability to captivate her audience with her empowering facilitating style, forces the listener to stay engaged and desire more. Her wealth of knowledge and her professional experience is far beyond compare. One of the most p
Lenora Billings-Harris
Lenora Billings-Harris, CSPPast president- National Speakers Association President-elect Global Speakers Federation
Some speakers have great content. Some speakers have great stage presence. Dr. Shirley Davis is among the few who have both. Shirley couples her great research with client customization and real world applications, thus making her message directly impact each attendee. Shirley is a professional extraordinaire!
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