I am a thought-leader and speaker for people who want to sharpen their marketing skills or explore their entrepreneurship mindset. I’m sincere, yet honest about what it takes to grow a career as an entrepreneur or a corporate “intrapreneuer.” I speak nationally on digital and experiential brand marketing, entrepreneurship, career growth and personal branding. I use my own career experiences and education to help people understand the steps it takes to achieve their own personal success. My approach leaves audiences feeling confident, knowing that they are better prepared to reach the next level in their professional lives.
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Throughout my 16-year career as a marketing professional, I have had the great fortune of speaking at several organizations and events throughout various industries.
I have worked with the White House, T. Howard Foundation, and The City University of New York Network. I have been featured in a number of publications, including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Vogue, and Men’s Health, and have had the opportunity to teach digital marketing to a wide range of individuals from various career backgrounds through my speaking engagements, courses, and consulting services.
As an adjunct instructor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Parsons School of Design, I have imparted my knowledge and experience to students, helping to shape the next generation of professionals. My dedication to the field and my commitment to excellence have earned me a reputation as a leading authority in the industry, and I continue to inspire others with my passion and drive.
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Raphael Richard, Associate Manager, Internship Program, T. Howard Foundation
“Loved the energy” is how one of our college students at the T. Howard Foundation described “Build Your Own Voice: Personal Branding” an engaging workshop presented and facilitated by Phaon Spurlock at our 2018 Intern Orientation. The purpose of this orientation was to prepare over 100 interns with essential skills needed to help them be successful and standout at their summer internships with media and entertainment companies. Phaon’s use of GIFS and emoji’s was appealing and relevant for our college student audience from start to finish. Another student explained that they “Loved the integration of emoji’s and applying them to our lives.” The use of “Real world examples” was “Very Informative.” All of our interns agreed that after Phaon’s presentation they now have a better understanding of the importance maintaining a digital presence. We would definitely invite Phaon back to engage with our interns about branding!"