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GL McClendon GL McClendon

President | GL McClendon & Associates, LLC


Motivational Speaker



G.L. McClendon & Associates, LLC is family-owned and operated in Valdosta, GA. Since opening in 2006, we’ve spoken to every group like they were a part of our family. Other speakers may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch. Your success is our goal!

Lou, as he is often called, has a long history of speaking. He is a retired educator and a military veteran. During his time in the service. Lou a Vietnam veteran taught: Methods of Instruction, Adjustment of Mortar and Artillery Fire; Escape and Evasion Tactics.

Lou received two letters of accommodation from President Clinton for his writing about the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma, a prized possession.

He joined the Toastmasters to learn how to better organize and present his speaking program. As a Toastmaster, he was able to polish and deliver his speeches at another level. During the 2009 – 2010 seasons he was president of Valdosta Toastmasters and the club earned the Presidential Distinguish Award. The club did the Speech Craft Program; as a result of their efforts, a new Toastmaster club was formed at Moody Air Force Base. Under his leadership the club exhibited motivation, inspiration, and leadership.

He is a warm encouraging speaker that uses story telling and years of experience to make his point, stories that will bring you to the edge of your chair. You will laugh and sometime cry, but you will certainly get the message.

With a focus on mentors from whom he draws strength including Les Brown and Zjg Ziglar, Lou speaks passionately to Young Adults, College Students, and Churches.

Accomplishments (4)

President of the Valdosta Toastmasters (professional)

June 2009 - June 2010 President of the Valdosta Toastmasters. During this period of time, the club increased in membership and won the highest award given in Toastmers. The President Distinguish Award for the year.

How Could You Do This to Your Country Men? (professional)

Thoughts and writings about the bombing in Okla. The President Clinton was impressed enough to award me a letter of accomendation for my speeches concerning this .

Educator/U.S Army Retired (professional)

High School Introduction to Business Grades nine thru Twelve. Teaching ways to find a job , the interview, what to say and how to say it and how to conduct yourself during the interview. What shall I do during the first weeks on a new job. Coffee breaks and social interaction.

President of Toastmasters (professional)

President of Toastmasters in Valdosta, GA 2009 - 2010. Led the club to a great year and started a sister club.

Education (6)

Barry University Miami, FL: MS, Psychology 1985

Park College Univeristy: BS, Management Human Resoures 1982

Barry (U) Miami FL: Masters, Psychology 1987

Barry (U) Miami FL: Masters, Psychology 1987

Barry (U) Miami FL: Masters, Psychology 1987

Barry (U) Miami FL: Masters, Psychology 1987

Affiliations (1)

  • Toastmasters

Testimonials (3)

Holmes Grover, Participant | Save The Children

"I have heard some of the best speakers in the state, so I know the real deal when I see it. It's more than a powerful message. It's about making that message part of you and inspiring people in such a way that they take action. Doing an interview with Lou and seeing him in action on and off the stage I know Lou McClendon is what is happening in today's world." Holmes Grover

Robert Daniels, Pastor, Pastor | Grace Victory Church

I am delighted to encourage you to consider Dr. Gerald McClendon for your retreat or other occasions. I first became acquainted with Dr. McClendon when he was the speaker for Grace Victory Church Black History Program. Dr. McClendon is a gifted communicator and very biblical. He has the skill of making complex ideas simple to understand, he is a very effective public speaker, full of zeal and enthusiasm. He is compelling, comprehensive, and an engaging, speaker. His content is superior, and his knowledge of the theology of Black History is broad. He is mentally sharp and personally polished. It is with great liberty that I recommend Dr. Gerald McClendon to you! Respectfully,

Larry Whitehead, Participant | Save the Children

"Having Lou McClendon at your next event will be a win, win. His humor is engaging, his content is inspiring, and his abilitity to connect with your audience makes him a hit. I highly encourage you to make Lou part of your speaking team and your next event."

Event Appearances (1)

Don't Give In / Don't Give up

Save Our Kids  Community Valsosta GA


Sample Talks (1)

Where Do We Go From Here

Moving young adults from the side lines of life and let them become a real player in life, with hopes, dreams, and study. This competative world requires you to become good, steady, and competent; this is done only by work,study, and discipline. We will dress for success, peel the rough layers off the body as will as our mind so we to can make our dream of success come true!



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


500 to 1000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee