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The Board of Directors are sought after speakers with an expertise in personal development and inspiration with practical application. They’re also able to cover a broad range of topics and can customize a keynote, seminar or workshop to meet the needs of any group. The Board of Directors use speaking opportunities as a platform to inspire, motivate, and empower young men and women alike to achieve more. Whether booked as a group or individually, your organization will be thoroughly pleased with The Board of Directors!

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Previous Clients


“Michael Holoman and Gerard Droze of The Board of Directors, LLC provided professional development training, “Transformational Teaching Through Storytelling,” for the members of SCCAAS at our annual members event held August 17, 2019. Holoman and Droze were professional, punctual and did an excellent job engaging our members in the presentation.

The K-12 teachers who attended the training left the event with resources and tools that they can immediately use in the classroom. A major part of teaching is being able to engage your students and getting them to take ownership of their learning, I believe the techniques and tools provided by The Board of Directors, LLC accomplishes that perfectly.”

Urica P. Floyd
South Carolina Council for African American Studies
Columbia, SC

Pastor Jason Schafer and Students
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Prosperity, SC 

“I have had the extreme pleasure of working with the gentlemen who comprise The Board of Directors for several years now. Serving as a panelist and moderator for their community outreach initiatives I have witnessed firsthand their passion for building better, stronger, and more aware young men, and the professionalism with which they complete this arduous task.

It is without hesitation that I call these men friends as well as role models for our youth who I’ve known to have an extremely unparalleled work ethic and upstanding character. I have watched their initiative flourish from a local push to a much larger and organized movement, offering valuable advice based on their life lessons, meeting their audience at their level, and I’ve witnessed young men take to heart their words and plan on how they can apply their guidance, to their lives and become better young men.

They are genuine, sincere, and extremely articulate in delivering their message. They should receive any and all consideration available as upstanding citizens that I am proud to say I know. As dedicated fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, etc., the message they convey is from experience and is very much in touch with the societal obstacles youth today are subjected to.”

Walter Griffin, MBA, MA
Newberry High School
Newberry, SC

“These wonderful men have been gracious enough to volunteer their time to direct some middle school boys, all from difficult environments, through their book and curriculum The Makings of a Man. They not only have provided a comfortable setting that encourages these young men to share about their lives, but they are teaching them so many of the essential elements of manhood that they would not be exposed to otherwise. Young men their age are typically already in a gang, so the fact that they have an opportunity to be in the presence of The Board of Directors for an hour each week is nothing short of a miracle.

I have been so impressed with these men’s demeanor, their compassion, and their candor. My hope is that their book and curriculum will reach – and make a difference in – many, many other young men’s lives.”

Deena C. Bouknight
Prosperity Project
Columbia, SC

“Our male students thoroughly enjoyed hearing the speakers, and they continued to talk about them and their message long after the actual speech. It is evident that Mr. Holoman and Mr. Droze are talented and driven men. They have a passion for reaching and guiding young people. I would recommend them speaking and working with young people of all racial and economic backgrounds.”

Sarah E. Harvey
Vice Principal
Newberry High School
Newberry, SC

“The Board of Directors are all committed and dedicated men that have a sincere devotion to helping improve the lives of young men through literacy and mentorship. They always demonstrate superior rapport with students and district/school/community personnel. Just as important, they are reliable and “walk the walk” of their organization’s mission and vision. They have always been the organization that are first to arrive and last to leave, ensuring that they are available to assist in any fashion that is beneficial to students and the school-community.”

Christina Smith-Galloway
Southeast Field Director
Youth For Understanding USA
Columbia, SC

“I have had many opportunities to see The Board of Directors in action, and they are AMAZING! They present their message with power, with authority, with passion, and they’re just absolutely amazing when they stand before an audience. They command attention. What’s most important about The Board of Directors and their book is that they’re not selfish. They are reaching out to help other young men.”

Dawn Mills-Campbell
New Dawning Publications
Columbia, SC

“They have a way of simplifying some of the complexities of relationships so that the listener can more easily understand what helps relationships as well as what hurts relationships. In the process, they inspire everyone to make the changes that will add beauty to the relationship whether we’re discussing husband/wife, parent/child, or work relations. As you listen, it quickly becomes obvious that these 3 men spend time not only reading, but thinking about life and how it should work. Their passion and sincerity shines through every conversation we have and I truly count it an honor to be involved with this team of men who believe in adding to society. ”

Carl Thornton, Jr. 
Host, Speaking With Carl Thornton, Jr.
WTHB 1550AM,
Augusta, GA 

Hear Carl Thornton, Jr. speak about The Board of Directors

“The Board of Directors are a good investment for any program, because they represent well! They proved to be dependable, articulate, personable and worth the cost. I highly recommend the Board of Directors, because of their innovative approach to encouraging young men to be the best man they can be by using vision and responsibility through servant-hood and proper etiquette on the job, in the home and in the community.”

Shiela Martina Keaise
Motivational Speaker/Children’s Librarian/Author/Storyteller
Colleton County Memorial Library
Walterboro, SC