Derek Greenfield

Derek Greenfield is the founder and CEO of VOICES (Visions for Organizations and Individuals to Create Effective Solutions), a consulting firm that has worked with professional sports teams, world-class universities, Fortune 500 companies, and a host of conferences across the globe.

Possessing over 15 years of experience, as a dynamic educator with innovative ideas and a sense of humor, Derek has become a highly requested speaker, addressing enthusiastic audiences.  His keynote presentations and workshops have been featured at events such as the International Conference on Cultural Diversity, National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, Black Issues in Higher Education Conference, National Youth Professionals Institute, National Association of Campus Activities National Conference, and Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, as well as several colleges and universities including MIT, University of Washington, and Michigan State University.  He has also served as motivational consultant for organizations such as McDonald's Corporation, Hilton Hotels, Progress Energy, United Airlines, and the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

Derek currently serves as a Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.  As a testament to his talents as an educator and dedication to students, Derek has been named six times to the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.  His innovative course, "Hip-Hop and American Society," has been featured twice in Source magazine.  He also spent seven years as an award-winning youth worker in inner-city Chicago. 

Derek has published several academic papers and is author of the widely acclaimed motivational book, The Answer is in Your Hands. In his powerful and entertaining book, Derek outlines proven strategies for helping you to empower yourself to achieve your best.  Using a series of meaningful real-life examples, Derek operates as a guide on your side to offer the ideas and inspiration that lead to success. 

Derek received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from Northwestern University, earned his Doctor of Education degree from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, and is currently conducting research towards his PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington.

Derek Greenfield’s Topics:

-          Attitudes are Contagious…Make Yours Worth Catching!


-          Confronting Ourselves: Cultural Competence and Social Change


-          Hip-Hop, Education, and Empowerment: Are You Really Keepin’ It Real?

He speaks on a wide variety of additional topics from conflict resolution to teambuilding to innovative teaching strategies.

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