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Burnette Clingman
Founder/CEO - Burnette Clingman Enterprises
Consultant, Trainer, Speaker

Burnette Clingman possesses a solid blend of education and leadership experience. As an astute businesswoman with a Masters of Business Administration and more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Burnette has collected an impressive range of achievements. She is a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the National Speakers' Association and has served as the Marketing and Branding Director for the National Speakers Association of Ohio.

Burnette’s voice has been recognized throughout the country via her former radio talk show, Rise!, which was broadcast by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Through this show, Burnette empowered, inspired and motivated individuals, delving into topics that affect their families, businesses and communities. Some of her national guests included: Colleen Barrett, President Emeritis of Southwest Airlines; Susan Taylor, former Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine; John Maxwell, founder of Injoy Ministries; Les Brown, author and world-renowned motivational speaker, Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League; Tavis Smiley, author, television and radio host; Stedman Graham, President of SGA Associates, and Valerie Coleman Morris, former anchor of CNN’s Smart Assets.

Many media outlets also recognize Burnette’s expertise and insight. She is a freelance writer for the National Urban League’s Urban Influence Magazine, has been quoted in SUCCESS Magazine and featured in Dayton Business Journal as an authority on business consulting, leadership and training. The Dayton Daily News also recognized Burnette as an expert on motivating people to develop careers based on their passion. In 2000, Burnette was a guest on BET Tonight featuring Tavis Smiley.

Giving back to the community is an important part of Burnette’s life, and she has been recognized as a valuable asset in both non-profit and educational sectors. Burnette serves as a board member of the Dayton Urban League, has served as co-chair of the Victoria Theater Association’s Diversity Committee, and as an adjunct professor for several colleges and universities. In 2007, Burnette received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Burnette has also received numerous speaking awards from Toastmasters International.

As an author, speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant and radio personality, Burnette has used a number of platforms and avenues across the country to share her insights on topics related to leadership, diversity, change management and personal and professional development. Whether Burnette’s working with individuals, groups or corporations, her message empowers them to Keep Rising!

Reserve a date with Burnette Clingman today!


Procter & Gamble
"Burnette, we'd like to thank you again for the outstanding and powerful message you delivered at the P&G Purchasing Event. We were confident in choosing you for the event and you definitely exceeded our expectation with a big explanation point on the end."

Jim Miller
Team Manager of NAPD Logistics Purchases
Rockwell Automation Group
"Burnette, your content was right on track and will improve both me and my staff’s sales and customer service. You were amazingly thorough, highly informative, yet intimate."

Luke Peters
Manager of Sales and Service
Rockwell Automation Group
"Burnette Clingman: In a word, POWERFUL! It isn’t often that one has an opportunity to witness a speaker with such command of her material, presentation and preparation. I have had the pleasure and privilege of hearing Burnette speak on several occasions. With each opportunity I left the event immeasurably better prepared to confront life’s challenges than when I walked into the room. Burnette has the rare ability to meet you at wherever you are on the journey to a better self and arm you with tools and tactics to take it to the next level."

Barry Ray
Group Manager
Management Development Team
Frito-Lay, Inc.
...a powerful approach for making sure there are no gaps in executing your vision for leadership.
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