Abiola Abrams


PREPARE YOUR AUDIENCE: Leadership, Personal Development, Self-Help, Growth

Abiola’s breakthrough talks include an empowered, interactive blend of soulcare, skills and strategy — with a healthy dose of activism and inspirational storytelling. Audiences of all ages, cultures and genders have been moved to tears,
laughter and ACTION all the way.

Ready to Empower Your Group?
For speaking engagements, contact
Abiola’s speakers’ bureau:
American Program Bureau, Inc. 313 Washington Street, Suite 225
Newton, MA 02458
APB’s speakers bureau contact page to request Abiola’s availability.
OR Just email: business@abiolaabrams.com

Ready  to  Stop  Playing  Small?

They say that our grandmas had “Dear Abby” and we have “Dear Abiola.”

I say that as the Midwife for Your Inspired Life, my calling is to help you to tune into your calling, using sacred practices, soulcare, skills, and strategy.

I do this as an empowerment coach, transformational speaker, international retreat leader, award-winning author and a Spiritpreneur™.

As a motivational, inspirational, transformational speaker and empowerment coach, I have given keynote addresses worldwide.

This is my passion.

I look forward to speaking with your group about living an empowered life.

I am here for you. 

Passionately yours,

Abiola’s Key "Own Your Power" Mindset + Empowerment Topics 

  • How to be Unf*kwithable: Conquer Fear & Own Your Power
  • Womanifesting Your Power: Self-Love, Self-Esteem, Self-Acceptance
  • Spiritpreneurship: Your Business, Your Voice, Your Calling
  • A Mindfulness + Meditation Session
  • This Is What A Womanist Feminist Looks Like
  • Or a Custom Program Based on Your Needs

Select Past Speeches, 

Events & Workshops


Chicago Ideas Week, Gratitude and Trust Summit, Essence Festival New Orleans, Dropbox Leadership, "Celebrate Your Life Sedona" Microsoft Mental Health, Cornell University’s Black Women and Mental Health Conference, Assemblage, Release the Chains Virginia, College of Psychic Studies London, Single in Stilettos NYC, New York University, hosting the African American Literary Awards, Visions & Visionaries in Toronto, Henry Street School of International Studies UN Anniversary Speech, The New School for Social Research, Hip Hop for Health, Goddess on the Go, Pathway to Purpose, Barnes and Noble, 92 Street Y…

PLUS: Washington State University, University
of Northern Colorado, Howard University,
National Action Network, Women in Cinema,
Pratt University, VIDA Youth Center, University
of New Hampshire, Sarah Lawrence College,
Niger-Delta Academy, RUSH Arts Gallery, The
Cambridge School, Diversity Film Workshop,
Rotunda Gallery, The Schomburg Center,
Good for Her Toronto, National Black Theater
Festival, The Bronx Academy of Letters, Henry
Street School for International Studies, The
Beacon Program, Queens Center Library &
many more.


Sacred breakthrough coach, speaker, and writer Abiola Abrams was born
to empower women to transform their lives. The award-winning author of“
The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love” gives advice and produces
media about self-worth, healthy relationships, and how to live with joy
and passion. Abiola has been a featured columnist on prominent sites
from Essence to Match.com.

In addition, Abiola is a recurring self-esteem, love, and lifestyle guru on talkshows like the CW Network’s “Bill Cunningham Show” and documentary TV
like MTV’s “Made.” Black Enterprise Magazine named her self-development
blog which hosts her award-winning web series, one of the top African
American lifestyle blogs. She also reported on celebrity relationships and personal issues as a BBC Radio entertainment correspondent.

Abiola gives keynote speeches on empowerment at schools and conferences.
Abiola has also hosted lifestyle TV shows on networks from BET to NBC. Her social issues short films and documentaries about race, gender and relationships have been shown in festivals, museums and universities from Berlin to New York City. She created and curated the Chashama Gallery Manhattan exhibit “Hos, Putas and Dragon Ladies: Our Sexuality Remixed,” “The Goddess Factory” at Rush Arts and VDay’s “Until the Violence Stops Film Festival” at the Museum of The City of NY and the Museum of TV and Radio.

“Dare” (Simon & Schuster), a hip hop love story, Abiola’s popular debut novel
was taught at Amherst College. Her provocative writing has been published in
anthologies such as Behind the Bedroom Door, Dirty Words, Say Word: Voices
from Hip Hop Theater and Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A
Prayer. Abiola talks dating, self-worth and lifestyle in documentaries such as
Michael Baisden’s “Do Women Know What They Want?,” Therese Shechter’s
“How to Lose Your Virginity” and “In Our Heads About Our Own Hair
”directed by Hemanset Angaza and PBS-funded “Black Folks Don’t.

Abiola Abrams is a certified NLP life wellness coach, has a BA from Sarah
Lawrence and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Abiola’s first
professional project after college was writing and starring in “Goddess City,”the first recognized hip hop theater play. The show covered women’s issues
around love and self-esteem and won her Cosmopolitan Magazine‘s Fun,
Fearless, Female Award. Abiola’s been living juicy and inviting her sisters along
ever since. Are you in?

Suggested Booking Calendar

  • Martin Luther King Day of Service (January)
  • V-Day Empowerment Celebrations (February)
  • Black History/Heritage Month (February)
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month (February)
  • Black AIDS Day (February 7)
  • National Condom Week (February 14)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • International Women’s Day (March 8)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)
  • Spring Equinox (March 20)
  • National STD/STI Education Month (April)
  • Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivors Month (April)
  • World Health Day (April 7)
  • Josephine Baker Day (May 20)
  • Take Back The Night (March-June)
  • Juneteenth (June 16)
  • Summer Solstice (June 20)
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month (June)
  • LGBT Pride Month (June)
  • New Student Welcome Week & Orientation (September)
  • Campus Safe Sex (September)
  • Autumnal Equinox (September 23)
  • International Self Awareness Month (September)
  • International Day of Non-Violence (October 2)
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month (October)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)
  • Coming Out Day (October 11)
  • Love Your Body Day (October 16)
  • National Bullying Prevention Month (October)
  • International Girls Day (November 14)
  • Rosa Parks Day (February 4 or December 1)
  • World AIDS Day (December 1)
  • Human Rights Day (December 10)
  • Winter Solstice (December 21)

Watch Abiola in Action