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Akilah C. Thompson, EA - ACT INSPIRES INC.. Greater New York City Area, NY, US

Akilah C. Thompson, EA Akilah C. Thompson, EA

CEO, Inspirational Speaker , Fitness Coach | ACT INSPIRES INC.

Greater New York City Area, NY, UNITED STATES

Invite me to encourage your audience to "ACT" on their dreams and release the BEaST!



Akilah is a phenomenal international Motivational speaker with almost 10 years of public speaking experience. She firmly believes her life purpose is to inspire youth and adults across the world to “Release The BEaST” and achieve the BEST at everything they do. She began honing her speaking ability at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as a student leader and member of Toastmasters. She participated on winning case study teams for the Deloitte Southeast Case Study Competition and PricewaterhouseCoopers Xact Competition. She was President of the Aggie Economic Association, Omicron Delta Honor Society, Beta Alpha and was the Director of Programs for the Council of Presidents. In her student leadership roles, she frequently led meetings, moderated panel discussions and hosted or served as the Mistress of Ceremony for events. She fell in love with public speaking and upon graduation, she began volunteering to do workshops and moderate events at work and for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) New York Chapter.

As a corporate professional and NABA board member, she was frequently invited to conferences, churches, colleges and high schools to speak on various topics. The common thread amongst all her workshops was that people left feeling inspired even if she was speaking on a technical topic. Inspiring youth and college students, is something she is extremely passionate about. Akilah overcame many obstacles throughout her life that could have destroyed her future. She shares stories of her trials and triumphs with her audiences to encourage and empower them to reach their fullest potential. She also uses her gifts as an actor, model, singer and fitness inspirator to further inspire, captivate, entertain and connect with her audiences and distinguish herself as an incredibly dynamic speaker.

She frequently delivers keynote addresses and conducts workshops at schools, colleges, non profit organizations and churches on professional and personal development topics as well as tax technical topics. She has an extensive client portfolio and topic list. Akilah believes her ultimate purpose in life is to inspire youth around the world to accomplish their dreams.

Invite Akilah to speak at your school or organization and be changed forever. Akilah’s positive energy and inspiring spirit will leave your audience fired up and ready to release the BEaST.
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Industry Expertise (3)


Professional Training and Coaching


Areas of Expertise (3)


Public Speaking

Internal Controls

Education (2)

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: BS, Accounting & Business Economics 2005

University of Colorado at: American Economics Association Summer Minority Program, Economics 2003

Affiliations (3)

  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority , Inc.
  • Deloitte Tax LLP

Testimonials (3)

Christopher N. Grant , Bowie State University Student | National Association of Black Accountants Eastern Region Student Conference

“She was amazing….she inspired the beast inside me…I have a whole new attitude about life “

Daisy Fernandez, , Binghamton University Student | National Association of Black Accountants Eastern Region Student Conference

“As I grew up I was very unsure with myself…she reminded me to hug myself and know that I am amazing….and she said that being sexy is being sophisticated , elegant, extraordinary and also being yourself…I was glad to hear that because I remind that it is ok to be myself and that is being sexy!!”

Dominique Robinson, Virginia Commonwealth University Student | National Association of Black Accountants

“She is so positive and motivational….she is very experienced in the business world ….She is very personable, genuine and down to earth.”

Event Appearances (3)

See Believe Seek Achieve Keynote

University of Maryland NABA Awards Banquet   University of Maryland, College Park MD


Release The BEaST Keynote & Seminar

Collegiate Women of Color Women's History Event  Hofstra University


Recognizing Your Passion & Purpose Seminar

Office of Career Advancement & NABA event   Monroe College




  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC


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