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Beverly Benfield - Speak2Success. Cornelia, GA, US

Beverly Benfield Beverly Benfield

President, Motivational Speaker | Speak2Success


Experienced, motivational speaker that blends excellence, leadership and achievement








Beverly Benfield has twenty-three years of successful classroom, athletic, and school-wide leadership within three metro area and rural school systems. A high learning threshold is evidenced by Doctorate level work and additional field experience; An ability to work independently as well as within a group allows for a variety of opportunities and experiences as a speaker, educator and lifelong learner. Bev has various skills, including classroom instruction, athletics, leadership, assessment, analysis, communication, problem solving, public speaking, and management/coaching at all levels. The following provides a summary of professional experiences:

Keynote Speaker, Leadership, Achievement, Motivation and Education; Athletic banquets, Church youth groups, Summer Camps: Athletic and Christian, Professional Development; Big South Conference Student Athlete Leadership Conferences (2010, 2011); South Atlantic Conference Student Athlete Leadership Conference (2011); Conference Carolinas Student Advisory Council Fall Conference (2011)

Twenty-three years of educational experience at elementary and high school levels

Teacher of Gifted and Talented students for 10 years; 4 years as High School AP

Participated in SACS committee preparations, and multiple leadership teams as grade level chair

Gifted Psychology Instructor, Assistant Principal

Implemented program for New Teacher Orientation using Robert Marzano’s Classroom Practices that Work and Effective Classroom Management; Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits…”; Professional Learning Communities of Dufour & Eaker; teacher collaboration, creation of common assessments, and researching best practices in order to improve student achievement; workshops involving Class Keys and Georgia Performance Standards

Former Girl’s Basketball, Volleyball and Softball Coach; Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at Harrison High

Former high school and college athlete, that channels the passion for excellence into being the best educator & leader possible

Believes that the reason I am an educator is because I believe in people, in what they can do, and in doing whatever it takes to help individuals be successful

Understands and believes in the mantra: Excellence, Whatever it takes!!!!!

"Winning and success is our best problem solver, yet losing and failure are our greatest teachers!" ~Bev Benfield~

Industry Expertise (3)

Professional Training and Coaching

Training and Development


Areas of Expertise (3)


Overcoming Adversity

Leading Into Excellence

Education (6)

West Georgia University: Leadership Certification, Educational Leadership 1995

Gainesville College: Associates, Education 1985

Liberty University: Ed. D, Educational Leadership 2011

Have completed all coursework and am now completing dissertation process. Looking to defend Summer 2012

Kennesaw State University: Masters of Education, Education 1991

Liberty University: Ed. Specialist, Educational Leadership 2010

University of Georgia: BSED, Education 1988

Affiliations (1)

  • Speak2Success, LLC

Event Appearances (5)


Big South Conference Student Leadership Conference  Black Mountain, NC



Big South Conference Student Leadership Retreat  Charlotte, NC



Big South Conference Student Leadership Conference  Black Mountain, NC



South Atlantic Conference Student Leadership Conference  Black Mountain, NC



Conference Carolinas Student Leadership Retreat  Charlotte, NC


Sample Talks (4)

Finding the P.A.S.S.I.O.N.

Keynote presentation on finding the passion within ourselves that encourages self-analysis. reflection, and the desire to succeed.


Keynote presentation on the aspects of leadership, with a unique perspective on having a vision and a plan.

"Come climb with me!"

Presentation and interactive workshop that encourages individuals to step towards excellence in life.

"You want me to do what?"

Presentation that encompasses the importance of taking challenges head on. Includes skills that relate to overcoming adversity, maintaining the accomplished attitude, and striving for a level of excellence in everything, no matter how challenging the climb.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC


750 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee