Abuse / Domestic Violence Keynote Speakers

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Abuse and Domestic Violence keynote speakers attach hope and perseverance to the recovery process. They facilitate the healing process and share the burden of others suffering. GDA has powerful Abuse and Domestic Violence keynote speakers to impact your audience for greater knowledge and advocacy.


Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

April Hernandez Castillo Featured

Actress; Author; Survivor and Advocate for Intimate Partner Violence; Tedx Speaker

April is an actress, author, and speaker. As a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, April now serves as a role model. Her mission is to educate her audiences about the power of their voice, the effects of abuse, and understanding the components of a healthy relationship. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Trish Kendall Featured

Inspirational Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Expert on Creating Belonging and Enduring Success, Founder and CEO Enduring Success Strategies

Trish exudes joy, love and enduring success. She makes audiences want to and believe they can create enduring success. Her climb from the pit of despair to the peak of success is astonishing; but her effervescent joy and boundless love are the unique and lasting gifts Trish imparts to everyone.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Janine Latus Featured

Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is both a love letter to her sister and a call to break the cycle of abuse. Her talks are built on their story, and full of practical action items that help listeners save lives -- maybe even their own.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 20

Leslie Morgan Steiner Featured

New York Times Best-Selling Author; Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Corporate Executive; Domestic Violence Survivor

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kevin Mulcahy Featured

Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse and Prosecutor

Kevin Mulcahy is a survivor of child sexual abuse. He is a former federal prosecutor in Detroit. Kevin focused on child exploitation crimes, including production of child pornography cases, traveler cases, and other significant PSC prosecutions.
 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Troy Vincent Featured

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations; Co-Founder of A Call To Men

Troy Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as a player, a player’s union president, and the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. Vincent is considered a national leader as an advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Jimmy Wayne Featured

Inspirational New York Times Bestselling Author & Award-Winning Musician

Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and story highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Brooke Axtell

Survivor of Human Trafficking & Domestic Abuse

Brooke Axtell is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Katrina Cooke-Brownlee

Domestic Violence Expert & Retired NYPD Detective

Shot 10 times by her jail guard boyfriend, Katrina Brownlee miraculously survived but her unborn child however didn't survive the attack. Katrina became a police officer herself, now retired, and has written a memoir and provides mentoring to young women.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Regina Calcaterra

Advocate for Foster Youth & Children in Need; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Regina is a NYT best-selling author, speaker and recognized trauma informed attorney. She co-founded Calcaterra Pollack LLP, a diverse 100% women owned firm early in the pandemic. As a survivor of childhood sexual and physical assault she represents adult survivors of childhood sexual assault and other abuse survivors.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Jon Dorenbos

Renowned Keynote Speaker; Bestselling Author; Former NFL Star; Television Personality; World Class Magician

John is a former NFL player and America’s Got Talent competitor. Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Jon uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire audiences around the world.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Antwone Fisher

Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter

Antwone Fisher is an award-winning film and literary writer. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone became a ward of the state. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but was subsequently moved and suffered twelve years of abuse at his new foster family.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 19

Lovern J. Gordon

Author of The Legacy He Left Me and President of Love Life Now Foundation

Lovern is author of The Legacy He Left Me and Founder of Love Life Now, which promotes year-round awareness around DV. She is also a child witness and adult survivor. She has appeared on CBS This Morning and Boston Celtics recognized her as one of their 'Heroes Among Us'. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Shari Karney

"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment

Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo  - #MeToo Campaign  is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Dr. Jackson Katz

World-Leading Educator, Author, and Gender Violence Prevention Scholar-Activist

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and scholar-activist who is one of the world's leading male voices for gender equity and gender violence prevention. He has an impressive record of success in reaching men on the sensitive subjects of sexist bias and abuse.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Jan Langbein

CEO and Founder - Genesis Women's Shelter and Support

For 28 years, Jan Edgar Langbein has been an activist in efforts to end violence against
women. Currently, as CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Ms. Langbein
 oversees Genesis’ internal and external operations as well as funding and community
education.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Mildred D Muhammad

Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Advocate, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Mildred engages audiences on a global scale, sharing her story of terror, enduring abuse, and navigating profound heartache as the former spouse of the DC Sniper. Her platform serves as a beacon for promoting Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, amplifying the urgency and significance of this crucial cause.

 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Jenna Quinn

Author; TED Speaker; Conference Trainer; The Namesake of Jenna's Law Legislation

Jenna Quinn has pioneered the national child sexual abuse prevention movement since 2004. She speaks not only to raise awareness about child sexual abuse but to inspire audiences with a message of grit, resilience, and empowerment.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Benjamin Raymond

Husband; Father; Author; Speaker; Entrepreneur; Mentor

A former athlete and corporate executive turned entrepreneur, Ben is a University of Minnesota graduate and former basketball team captain, author, motivational speaker, development coach and mentor. At thirteen years old, Ben made a life-changing decision -  and put himself in foster care.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Dawn Schiller

Survivor; Author; Speaker; Advocate

Dawn Schiller is an expert survivor-leader in the anti-trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault movements. Abused and trafficked on the streets of Hollywood in her teens by the infamous porn actor, John Holmes, Dawn survived the gruesome Wonderland Avenue murders in 1981 and ultimately turned him into the police.

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