Who and what is Geri Speak? I am first and foremost a mother and grandmother, who was once a pregnant, high school drop-out, but I refused to allow the circumstances I was born into determine my destiny. Because of my ability to turn negatives into positives, I held many positions, including secretary, radio intern, and television reporter. I have always considered myself a “Woman on the Move.” Although my parents had little education, and eight children, I was the only one to graduate from college.
My biggest turning point in life came at age thirty when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It would have been easy to wallow in my sadness and say, “woe is me”, but instead I started my search for a deeper meaning and purpose for my life. Out of that search came “Geri Speak,” an umbrella company for writing, speaking, and encouraging others to reach their highest potential. I continue to share my story through my books, speaking engagements, workshops, seminars and the media. I had the honor of participating on a panel in 1997 at the Million Woman March in Philadelphia, PA. I consider myself a unique writer who looks at life through a different lens. My writings have been published since 1998, as a monthly column for Key Awareness Publishing Newspaper, in Virginia, and I also write for three online magazines.
Whatever medium you choose to experience my presence, I promise you will be inspired by my faith, courage and determination. For speaking or writing requests, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the comment section of this website. My books can also be purchased directly from this site.