Bev Gilliard is a Woman of God, Business Executive, Change Agent, Life Coach, Philanthropist, and an educationally diverse Scholar, and Humanitarian. Bev has a bachelors degree from Adelphi University in Business Administration, and is working on an Interdisciplinary Degree in Human Learning and Behavior, Counseling and Psychological Services. Additionally, Bev holds many certifications, including being certified as a Gatekeeper, QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor, Certified Legal Advocate, Certified Safety Instructor, and Certified Researcher. Other involvement includes Legislative Leader for AARP, Lobbyist, Human Trafficking Instructor, Business Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Community Leader and Volunteer - Bev was previously nominated for AARP's prestigious Andrus Award. Also, she has received numerous nominations, and award recognition and scholarships for community service and education.
To add, Bev is national recognized keynote speaker, recognized for her clear and straightforward presentation for her work with the domestic violence community, teen dating violence, and with elder abuse, Bev presents throughout the United States and internationally and is a frequent speaker for conferences, conventions and university campuses across America. Also, Bev offers victim relations training, and helps service professionals, of individuals impacted by violence, identify their strengths to build their resilience. Bev speak on topics related to grief, depression, brokenness, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and survivors of homicide. Bev is use to handling crisis and is a high-energy, high-content honest speaker, who educates, entertains and motivates the general population to helping individuals move from a victim to victor mentality.
Also, Bev consults with companies in the field of personal productivity, and provides training to employees, and professionals to improve workplace productivity, as well as boost staff morale. Bev helps leaders create high-performance cultures in their teams and organizations and teaches effective ways to address workplace bullying, and handling threats of violence or safety concerns in the workplace, to achieve maximum results in minimum time. Bev has presented keynotes and seminars on effective time management, improving output, lowering stress, the issues with micromanagement, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on safety and productivity topics.
In addition, Bev presents to schools, youth groups, and college clubs on the importance of education, staying in school, dating violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, and recognizing and reporting abuse and violence such as date rape.
Bev’s engaging personality, combined with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations achieve RESULTS have made her one of the most sought after experts and keynote speakers in her field.
Bev is funny, engaging, and full of real life experience and strategies that work. Bev will change mindsets and attitudes so you can maximize your productivity. Bev's humorous and upbeat style offers a delightful composite of experience, education, research, and training, as well as practical application that promotes self-compassion and wellness.
Equally significant, Bev is the Founder, President/CEO, and visionary guiding force of two nonprofit agencies, "Precious Petals Foundation, Inc." and "National Violence Prevention, Inc." that helps individuals impacted by domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, rape, human trafficking, homelessness, hunger, and suicide. Bev’s unique combination of knowledge and experience in business, government, research, education, and safety produces the creative and conceptual leadership required to provide the committed services her agencies offer.
Bev Gilliard's vividly evoked, intelligent memoir "Battered, Beaten, Bruised, but not Broken," chronicles her lifespan of abuse through her abusive marriage and its cataclysmic ending of felony aggravated stalking.
“Focus only on the "Hope" in Hopelessness”
The guy that inspired me to become a keynote speaker.