A seasoned speaker and moderator with 20 years experience powering up audiences and sharing insights around the world.

From offering Power Living® insights to the Young Executives Society (YES) in Slovenia and sharing stress management techniques to employees at the National Institutes of Health to being a Discussion Leader for the “Economics of Happiness” at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and the international headliner for Estee Lauder’s Global Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign event in Santiago, Chile (watch highlights), Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is seasoned at sharing life-enhancing tools and moderating thought-provoking events for a wide variety of professional and consumer audiences around the world. She has hosted full-day events such as the (then landmark) Power New York City: Health & Empowerment Symposium on behalf of the American Heart Association (watch highlights), and facilitated multi-day retreats. Called “smart with a heart,” she has an informed, personable and interactive style incorporating the latest coach-facilitator tools.

Various Formats:

  • Keynote
  • Workshop
  • Town Hall
  • Webinars
  • Speaking Tour
  • Panel Discussion
  • Multi-Day Retreat
  • Professional Training
  • Facilitating/Moderating/Hosting

Engaging Topics:

  • Stress or Success? It’s Your Choice!
  • Power Living: Think, Eat & Live on Purpose
  • Becoming a PWR Leader: Achieving Purpose With Results
  • Female Superpowers: Own your Gifts, Share your Voice
  • A Dose of Power Living (mix of motivation & movement for conference settings)
  • The Gandhi Effect: Transform Yourself & the World Around You
  • The Tao Effect: Lessons Learned from Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch
  • ALSO: Yoga and mindfulness sessions are available such as “Mindfulness 101,” “Mindfulness for Leaders,” “Breathe & Burn” and “Blissful Vibrations.” Find out more.
  • Topics related to Advocacy and Elder Dignity. Find out more.

As a former corporate executive and professor/preacher’s daughter, Terri can translate her message into many different contexts from the boardroom and classroom to the church pew. During the last 20 years as a global change agent, she has been an evangelist of an integrative approach to crafting a conscious, vibrant and successful life, and is known for incorporating movement and mindfulness techniques into her talks (before it was popular to do so). With each program tailored, she can deliver the message you need. To work with Terri and access her Speaking Resources (e.g. topic one-sheets, fee structure, logistics), contact us today! Watch speaking highlight video:

Sampling of Clients & Events

Government / Corporate

  • Bled Strategic Forum – Bled, Slovenia
  • Bloomberg Media
  • City of New York Parks & Recreation
  • Clarin’s Beauty
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
  • El Mercurio – Santiago, Chile
  • Eileen Fisher (multiple venues – Corporate Office, Distribution Center, NYC Showroom)
  • Essence Communications National Sales Group
  • Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
  • Jamaica National Bank – Kingston, Jamaica
  • Macy’s Corporate
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Health
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Right Management
  • Sagicor Jamaica Limited – Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Spanish Court Hotel – Kingston, Jamaica
  • The Network Journal
  • The Waldorf-Astoria / Hilton Hotel
  • United Nations (multiple events)
  • World Economic Forum (multiple events – China, Tanzania, Switzerland, India)
  • World Government Summit – Dubai, UAE


  • Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • Circle of Sisters
  • Cleveland Clinic’s Speaking of Women’s Health (multiple events – Ohio, Indiana, California, New York)
  • ClubMom, Inc.
  • Essence Communications (multiple events – Leadership Summit, Work & Wealth Seminar)
  • Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women Panel
  • Give ‘N Take Network
  • Greenwich Wealth Roundtable
  • Harvard Business School Women’s Alumnae
  • 100 Hispanic Women Leadership Summit
  • Jack & Jill of America, Inc. (multiple events – Metropolitan, Northern Cluster)
  • Ladies Night Out
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women
  • Nia Enterprises Women’s Leadership Summit
  • Seminario 2010 de Salud, Mujer y calidad de Vida – Santiago, Chile
  • Spirit of the Feathers (multiple retreats)
  • Sister to Sister International
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • The Massachusetts Conference of Women
  • The National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • The Sistah Summit (multiple events – New Mexico, Georgia)
  • WIE Symposium – Women: Inspiration & Enterprise
  • W Magazine
  • Women in Leadership Development Conference
  • Women Organized Around Wellness
  • Womensphere Global Summit & Awards (multiple events–2016, 2014, 2012)

Health-Specific Associations / Events / Universities

  • AARP New York
  • Age of Happiness Festival – Budva, Montenegro
  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services
  • Athletic Center of Excellence & Sports Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association (multiple events – keynote and moderator)
  • American Heart Association (multiple events – Ambassador, Power To End Stroke)
  • Association of Black Cardiologists
  • East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence
  • Elmhurst Hospital Center
  • Harlem Hospital Center
  • HealthCorps (multiple events – Ambassador, FitTown USA Expert, Gala Red Carpet Host)
  • Holistic Wellness Expo, City College of New York (multiple events – moderator)
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition (multiple events – trainer, lecturer, speaker, teleclasses)
  • Integrative Healthcare Symposium
  • International Association of Black Yoga Teachers
  • King’s County Hospital Center
  • Mentoring in Medicine
  • Mount Sinai
  • Nantucket Yoga Festival
  • National Ayurvedic Medical Association
  • New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
  • Pure Yoga – Hong Kong
  • Sedona Yoga Festival
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Student National Medical Association
  • The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Urban Zen Foundation
  • Wellness Week – New York
  • XYoga Dubai Festival – Dubai, UAE (multiple events – moderator and presenter)
  • Yoga Angels – Kingston, Jamaica
  • Yoga Journal Conferences (multiple events – moderator in Massachusetts, Colorado, New York, California)
  • Yoga Research Society

Other Professional Associations / Conferences

  • Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Conference
  • Cruise Lines International Association
  • Global Shapers Conference
  • Harvard Business School African-American Alumnae
  • 100 Hispanic Women Leadership Summit
  • Jamaica Customer Service Association – Kingston, Jamaica
  • Lead With Love Aspen
  • NAACP Leadership 500 Summit
  • National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
  • National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
  • National Black MBA Association Conference
  • National Sales Network
  • Newark Peace Education Summit
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Social Venture Network Conference (multiple events)
  • 10th Annual Summer Leadership Conference
  • The Core Club – New York
  • The Harvard Club of New York City
  • Young Executives Society (YES) – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Faith-Based / Community Groups / Non-Profits

  • Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York (multiple events – women, health and youth ministries)
  • Abyssinian Development Corporation
  • Bethel AME Church
  • Central Harlem Health Revival (multiple events)
  • First Ladies of Harlem
  • Harden Memorial CME Church in the Bronx, New York
  • Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
  • Harlem Healthy Living Initiative
  • Harlem Week
  • Harlem Wine & Dine
  • Lakeshore Public Television & Radio
  • Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • New York City Minister’s Wives
  • Riverside Church
  • The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York (multiple events – women and youth ministries)
  • The Bridge Program
  • The Iris House
  • YWCA (multiple locations – Greenwich, White Plains/Greater Westchester)

Youth Events / Organizations

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Broadway Housing Communities / Dorothy Day House
  • Bronx Community College
  • Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo
  • Exchange at NYU: Entrepreneurship Week USA
  • Figure Skating in Harlem
  • Frederick Douglass Academy
  • Future Leaders Institute
  • Harlem Wizards Basketball Camp
  • Hugo Newman College Preparatory School
  • ICIC Growing Up CEO Program
  • The Beacon School
  • The Future of Youth Movements Summit
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy
From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. Kennedy. She instantly connected with our 800 participants. Some of them said that she was the favorite part of their day. She is very interactive and engaging, offering useful information as well as inspiration. If you want a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker, then I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kennedy.”
Lara Diamond Phillips, Sharp HealthCare
Thank you so much for all of your time & effort. You were a HUGE success and we were VERY happy with the outcome.
Crystal R. Carlton, W Magazine
We love the work you do with our employees – from the breathing and stress management techniques for our company leaders, to the Eat for Life sessions for the team at the distribution center. Thank you!
Susan M. Schor, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
With her academic background and real-world experience, Terri really understands the issues around Health & Productivity Management. She delivers an engaging and informative message, and she’s a delight to work with.
Rachel Permuth-Levine, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
The work you did with the kids in the basketball camp was amazing. The players also loved you! The techniques really help with focus and concentration, as well as flexibility.
Eric C. Liley, Harlem Wizards Basketball Team
Thank you so much for the power session for our National Sales Meeting. We’ll be in touch for more events!
Peggy Mazard, Essence Communications, Inc.
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