Keynote Speaker

Born outside the box, bestselling author and professional troublemaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones will show you what it means to tackle your fear and live boldly.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Why she's the right human
Selected for Oprah Winfrey’s inaugural Supersoul 100 list for “elevating humanity,” Luvvie is known for her wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. Putting into words the thoughts few dare to say, she’s the author of three bestselling books, “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual”, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual”, and “Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens”.

Whether it’s doing a TED Talk or jumping out of an airplane, Luvvie is facing her fears and living to tell about it. At Workhuman® Live, she’ll share her unique approach to personal and professional growth, which will help you recognize that the things we must do to succeed are more significant than our fears.
“Fear has a very concrete power of keeping us from doing and saying the things that are our purpose.”
A little more about Luvvie for the road

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. Her newest book and first book for young adults Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens (released May 17, 2022) debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker whose thought leadership on culture, authenticity, and disruption enables transformative action. Her renowned TED talk “Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” has over 8 million views, has been transcribed into 23 languages, and has placed her in the Top 1% of TED Talks of all time. Luvvie is the host of a podcast of the same name as her book, Professional Troublemaker.
An 18-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens.
As a veteran marketer and digital strategist, Luvvie is adept at creating campaigns that make impact and rise above the noise. Luvvie created Black Business Luvv (#BlackBizLuvv) in August 2021 to fund and amplify small, Black-owned businesses. That month, #BlackBizLuvv infused nearly $500,000 of sales into Black businesses in the month of August for Black Business Month. In 2020, Luvvie was co-creator of #SharetheMicNow, a campaign that magnified the voices of brilliant Black women. She also created LuvvNation, a platform to build community, find courage, and get life and career cheat codes.

Author of
  • Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess
  • Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens
  • Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual
  • I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual