Providing the tools you need to understand your internal power and create external impact.
Lavar Thomas is a dynamic speaker passionate about creating global impact and helping individuals conquer self-limiting beliefs to lead a life of purpose and impact. As an international speaker, author, and social entrepreneur, Lavar's personal mission to transform the lives of individuals has taken him around the world. Lavar served as a U.S Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda, East Africa. He has worked globally with high schools, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and youth groups. Lavar is also an award-winning Toastmaster, TEDx Speaker, and co-founder of Leaders of the Free World. This non-profit organization provides leadership development and international experiences to young Black men nationally.
Welcome to Empower For Greatness! What does leading a life of impact look like for?
Empower for Greatness (EFG) was birth out of Lavar’s 10+ years in public service and empowering communities at the local, national and international levels. Lavar’s ability as a masterful storyteller and facilitator leave his audiences engaged, inspired, and transformed as he helps them rewrite a narrative of what is possible.
The mission of EFG is to help individuals and organizations maximize their potential and actualize greatness. EFG helps leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents achieve clarity, alignment, and authenticity to become their best selves and fuel their leadership journeys. Through personal development workshops, coaching sessions, and lectures, I bring individuals through a transformational leadership process to facilitate a personal breakthrough.
Lavar’s journey to becoming a social entrepreneur and global change agent has helped audiences overcome mental barriers and self-sabotage, and remove the lid from their untapped potential.
"I provide workshops and training to help leaders develop greater clarity, align their vision with their values and lead with authenticity."
Transformational Leadership through Self-Awareness and Resilience Clark University, Leadership Summit
Check out my recent TEDx talk!
What Audiences are saying about Lavar:
"Lavar was a speaker at the ExecutiveGPS Leadership Conference. He is an excellent speaker with insight on leading authentically. He had the attendees captivated."-Katrina Brittingham, CEO of ExecutiveGPS Leadership Conference
"I think that the story about Lavar’s personal development and message of being able to "let go" resonated with many of the participants who are struggling with their own inner voices of striving for greatness when the odds are long. Lavar's two presentations helped clear the way in the participants' minds and hearts to create space for the idea of global citizenship." -Jochen Fried, CEO and President, Global Citizenship Alliance
"In my 17 years of attending the Global Citizenship Alliance I have heard many excellent lectures and seminars, but few have left such a strong lasting impression as Lavar Thomas".- Karen Thaxton, Retired Community College Administrator and Instructor
“Lavar was one of the most genuine and eloquent speakers to ever address our Dean’s List students. His address was purposeful, dynamic and truly inspirational.” -Laura Smith, Director of Alumni Relations at Kingsborough Community College
"He has an incredible ability to motivate his audience through his personal stories and words. I am inspired by the continued work he does with empowering others all over the world!" -Gina N. Soscia, Toastmasters International Club member
"He is a natural leader and demonstrated advanced cross-cultural, training, and program/project design skills while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda." - Bryan Dwyer, Former Peace Corps Rwanda Programming and Training Director
"Lavar Thomas is an inspiration to others. His story speaks of persistence, perseverance and determination.... He is truely a remarkable man." - Mario Mcdonald, Teacher at Greater New York Academy High School
Global Leadership Panel in Accra, Ghana
Your Life's Transformation begins with the one decision!