Tamekia MizLadi Smith is affectionately known as “The Singing Speaking Poet” As the founder of EDU Arts, LLC, she utilizes various forms of creative arts to convey a memorable learning experience. With over 25 years of diverse speaking and training experience her practical approach to aiding corporations in creating a psychologically safe space, has made her a sought after workplace coach and keynote speaker. She has spoken for Microsoft, Snap Chat, DSW, American Association of Physician Liaison, TED, TEDx Columbus and various domestic and international conferences. After speaking at the TED Conference in Vancouver Canada she authored a book entitled “Take the Stage” which provides pre and post stage advice, coaching and life lessons for aspiring public speakers. Her experience and, indeed, passion for Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Self-Care has been instrumental in her approach to creating programing for Workplace Culture and Wellbeing. Tamekia is a seasoned thought leader with a universal message of compassion, empowerment and resilience that promotes teambuilding and unity. She possesses the “people factor” which is the unique ability to engage stakeholders, managers, and employees cohesively to accomplish a common goal.