VIDEO: “Keep Pressing On!” – Adam Harris

Adam Harris has a successful track record as a coach, mentor, educator, conflict-resolution specialist, workshop facilitator, counseling advisor and guest speaker throughout metropolitan Detroit. Adam has inspired audiences young and old through his compassion, service in the community and his unique ability to actively listen and engage his audience. He has partnered with many non-profit organizations, some of which include United Way, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Gleaners Food Bank, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Midnight Golf Program, Interfaith Center of Racial Justice, Charles H. Wright Museum, Greening of Detroit and many others.

Helping people discover their purpose in life, while learning that there is value in loving themselves is the message and mission Adam shares with people he encounters.

Adam Harris grew up in Metro Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a minor in African & African American Studies. After completing his studies at University of Michigan, Adam earned his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy.

In and around Metropolitan Detroit, Adam is known for his service and advocacy for youth and young adults. For his engagement and service in southeast Michigan, Adam has received distinguished honors for his work in the community, such as the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Young Adult Award of Excellence, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Distinguished Student Leader Award, and becoming a finalist in the category of Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Governor’s Service Awards. Adam’s journey of service has featured him on NBC’s WDIV Channel 4, Comcast Newsmakers and many other media outlets. Adam was also featured in the MTV Documentary, “The Amazing Break” for his service with hundreds of college students rebuilding from hurricanes Katrina and Rita that made landfall in the early 2000’s.

Adam shares his message of service, self-empowerment, and living life to the fullest with youth, young adults, parents, and groups throughout metropolitan Detroit. Serving as a coach, educator, mentor, counselor, conflict resolution specialist and partner to many non-profit agencies in metro Detroit, Adam has inspired churches, colleges, universities, K-12 schools and community organizations.

To learn more about Adam and his events, please visit his website at

VIDEO: “On Your Mark, Set, Go!” by Cheranissa Roach

Cheranissa Roach is President and Chief Executive Officer of CDR Consulting, LLC. She conducts seminars and workshops for corporations and individuals. The seminars and workshops include Diversity and Multiculturalism, Women’s Issues and Women’s Journey to Wellness, Mind, Body and Spirit. Ms. Roach is a certified Diversity Trainer and a Certified Wellness Trainer with the Professional Woman Network. She is also a Certified Christian Life Coach.

Ms. Roach’s knowledge of business and professionalism is supported by working with corporations, non-profits and faith-based organizations for over 20 years. She has over 15 years in Human Relations and Customer Service and over 5 years in Operations Management with State Government. She has also participated in Leadership Teams and Training and Development of staff.

Among her accomplishments are co-authoring two books, “Emotional Wellness for Women volume III and Learning to Love yourself, A handbook for the African-American Woman.” She also holds a Master of Science Administration degree with specialization in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Ms. Roach is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, but most of all a friend. She enjoys traveling, entertaining family and friends, and good conversation. She is a believer of Christ and lives her life based on Philippians 2:4, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” It is this spirit that she seeks to encourage and empower women.

VIDEO: “The Purpose Factor” by Eva Toby

Eva is the creator/host of Xtended Expressions and also the Street Style series exclusively for Genevieve Magazine. With over ten years of experience as a presenter/spokesmodel for global brands that include Chrysler and General Motors, Eva has presented to millions of people over the years.

Her extensive experiences in the fields of social work and business have awarded her opportunities to travel the world and encounter people from all walks of life. Eva is passionate about adding value to life of others and motivating people to maximize their potential.

VIDEO: “You Have Done It Already” by Dawud Muhammad

For the past thirty years Dawud Muhammad has been inspiring large and small audiences with his unique ability to speak to what he calls, “the human condition.”

He has addressed students at high schools, colleges and universities, as well as inmates at federal and state prisons. Muhammad does not consider him a motivational speaker. As he puts it, “Motivation is a very personal thing that originates deep inside the individual and is self-driven.”

He has spoken on topics as varied as Overcoming difficulty, What is leadership ,The value of arts and culture, The nature of male female relationships and Finding unity in diversity. Through the use of compelling facts, humor and good old fashioned Storytelling Muhammad has left his audiences informed and inspired.


VIDEO: Ime Ekpenyong at Hope and Dreams Seminar

Ime Ekpenyong, owner/founder of Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge in Farmington Hills, Michigan shares his motivation and tips for success at the September 2015 – Hope and Dreams Seminar Series.

Career Day At Ralph Waldo Emerson School

Career Day At Ralph Waldo Emerson School

Detroit – May 14, 2013. Agents of Hope visited the Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary and Middle School in Detroit, Michigan for its Career Day. The students received information and guidance on many opportunities in entrepreneurship and global business leveraging powerful and yet simple technologies.

Quite a number of topics were discussed to great lengths such as the power of imagination, creative visioning, college degree requirements, the role of money and journaling. The students posed very important questions regarding achieving successful careers and inquired about the importance of having a passion.

The students received special gifts of notebooks and pens to jump start them in writing down goals and dreams. Special thanks to the student helpers/greeters, school staff and principal for the invitation and event planning. Our deep gratitude to Agents of Hope friend and partner, Jossy Media, for volunteering with the excellent photos.

GALLERY: Attain Your Hopes and Dreams Seminar

GALLERY: Attain Your Hopes and Dreams Seminar

Are you ready for 2013? Deep within you lies a reservoir of unused potential. It is our utmost desire to help you release this power to achieve your goals in 2013. Participants from the Detroit metropolitan area came and listened to our successful speakers at this Agents of Hope motivational seminar.

These real-life success pioneers will shared real life examples on how to achieve what many think is impossible. Our guests received some great information on how to make 2013 their best year yet. Now it is time to live more completely.

When: January 12th, 2013 at 10:00 AM until noon

Wayne County Community College
Northwest Campus
8200 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48219
Phone: (313) 943-4000

Meet our distinguished speakers:

Matthias Horch, Co-CEO, Secure-24, Inc.
Ellis Liddell, President/CEO, ELE Wealth Management, LLC
Omobonike Odegbami, Vice Chancellor, Wayne County Community College District

Career Mentorship – Woodmont Academy Southfield

Career Mentorship – Woodmont Academy Southfield

Southfield – May 24, 2012. On behalf of Agents of Hope, its founder, Mr. Shola Salako, recently visited the Woodmont Academy in Southfield, Michigan. Sharing his experience in the global Information Technology arena, Mr. Salako strongly encouraged the students of Woodmont Academy to give serious attention to technology because most industries rely on heavily technology in this information age.

Topics such as the level of schooling required, subject areas of strength needed to be successful, character traits that support Information Technology success, potential salary, a typical workday, etc were discussed at great lengths. There was a very interesting questions and answers session and one student in particular, Ryan, asked about using one’s mind to create software solutions. What a day!

Special thanks to Jennifer Helchowski, Director of Family and Student Support (Counselor), and Mr. Akindele Akinyemi, Dean of Students, for coordinating and planning this glorious event.

Field Trip With Martin Luther King Senior High School Detroit

Field Trip With Martin Luther King Senior High School Detroit

Detroit – May 20, 2011. The founder of Agents of Hope, Mr. Shola Salako, escorted/chaperoned students of Martin Luther King Senior High School on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA). The students explored the institute’s vast collection of art and gained immense knowledge about the origins of various types of art forms.

On the bus trip, Mr. Salako shared his West African high school experiences with the students and expressed how fortunate they were compared to students in third world countries. He wished he had had such opportunities growing up and he encouraged the students to help the less fortunate when they get into positions to do so.

Special thanks for Ms. Norma Heath and Ms. Ebony Foster for allowing Agents of Hope the wonderful opportunity of sharing in this unique experience.