Dr. Jermaine M. Davis is Founder & CEO of Jermaine M. Davis Seminars & Workshops, Inc., a personal and professional development company that creates customized presentations, learning resources, and educational materials for individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Jermaine began his professional career as a snack food sales rep and a district sales manager within corporate America. During this time, he honed his expertise in creating culturally inclusive work environments, building high-performance teams, teaching leaders how to communicate courageously, and coaching employees on how to increase their levels of happiness and motivation so they can thrive and succeed in Life, School & Work. Dr. Jermaine founded Snack Attack Vending of Minnesota in 2003, a snack food company that specializes in helping individuals and companies satisfy their snack food cravings. After growing Snack Attack into a successful business, Dr. Jermaine decided to fully dedicated himself to his true passions of speaking, teaching, writing, and filmmaking.
Dr. Jermaine’s corporate background, entrepreneurial spirit, and accolades as an award-winning professor have positioned him to be a highly regarded communicator, an excellent leadership coach, a captivating keynote speaker, and a dynamic workshop presenter. Prestigious organizations such as 3M, Penn State, Best Buy, Caterpillar, Sam’s Club, Prudential, West Point Military Academy, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car regularly seek out Dr. Jermaine’s expertise in the areas of motivation, leadership, communication, diversity and inclusion, and overcoming burnout in Life, School & Work.
Dr. Jermaine, a motivational speaker and keynote speaker was raised by a single mother in the Henry Horner Housing Projects on the West Side of Chicago. Although he endured the tragic loss of six family members to violent deaths, including his youngest brother Greg, Dr. Jermaine was determined to change the direction of his life. Living in the midst of violence and frequent loss of life, Dr. Jermaine became passionate about bringing honor to his family’s name and dedicated his life to helping people break the negative cycles that keep them trapped in destructive lifestyles.
As a teenager, Dr. Jermaine began studying principles of success, and with the encouragement of mentors and teachers, he enrolled in college. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Elmhurst College, he became the first person in his family to graduate from college! He continued his education by earning a Master’s in Speech Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.
Dr. Jermaine, an african american motivational speaker, has been actively teaching, coaching, and mentoring college adults for more than twenty years. He is currently a Professor of Communication Studies and Organizational Leadership at Century College and St. Catherine University in Minnesota. Dr. Jermaine is the proud recipient of the prestigious, student-nominated, College Instructor of the Year Award and the TRIO Champion’s Award because of his commitment to helping first generation and low-income college students break the cycle of poverty.
Dr. Jermaine has authored and co-authored ten books on topics of academic success, diversity and inclusion, leadership, motivation, inspiration, and women’s leadership. He is also a proud filmmaker, currently working on the release of his debut documentary and companion book, Breaking The Cycle.
Dr. Jermaine fantasizes daily about eating his grandmother’s homemade macaroni and cheese. He is constantly on the lookout for restaurants that serve all-you-can-eat crab legs. He is the proud father of his son, Zion. Dr. Jermaine looks forward to the precious moments of him and Zion singing, dancing, laughing, and simply being silly!