Dr. DeYonne Parker, Co-owner of Gem Makers, LLC. and the Founder of The S.W.A.G. University, is on a mission to empower ladies, leaders and little girls to gain the clarity, confidence and courage they need to shine in their Brilliant Zone.
Dr. Parker is a multi-national speaker and facilitator and has graced stages and corporate classrooms in various countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is a two-time published author, certified professional coach and consultant and is often referred to as The Courage Catalyst for her unique ability to move clients from comfort to courage.
Dr. Parker also serves as a youth mentor, Director of Training and the current Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors for Diamond in the Rough, Youth Development Organization.
Dr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Bellevue University and in 2019, CICA International University and Seminary conferred its highest honor, awarding Parker with a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Humane Letter for the work she does with women and girls. Dr. Parker is a John Maxwell certified coach, speaker and facilitator and has earned several industry recognized certifications in leadership development and human-centered design.