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Dr. Verna Price

Dr. Verna Cornelia Price is an internationally known human potential expert who specializes in personal power, excellence, cross-cultural communications, leadership and change. As the CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group™, a leadership and management consulting firm, Dr. Verna consults with diverse audiences spanning from corporations, government agencies, not-for profits, K-16 educators and universities with clients across the US and the globe.

Dr. Verna has founded multiple organizations in the USA including an Undergraduate Leadership Academic Minor at the University of Minnesota, The Power of People Leadership Institute, Girls Taking Action™ and Boys of Hope™. In 2022, Dr. Verna was awarded a Women of Color Achievement Award by the 100 Black Men of the Twin Cities, Inc., and the Women Presidents Organization. In 2021, Dr. Verna was named Leader of the Year by TeamWomen for her leadership impact on the development of women and girls. In 2020, Dr. Verna was named one of the Top 100 People to Know in 2021 by Twin Cities Business Magazine.

In 2020, Dr. Verna created and hosted a radio talk show in partnership WCCO Radio called In the Room Where it Happened: Racism Conversations that Matter to ALL of Us. In 2017, Dr. Verna received the Founders Award from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for her role in co-founding the Undergraduate Leadership Academic Minor, now the largest of its kind in the world. In 2013, Dr. Verna was named an Everyday Hero by EBONY Magazine and received the MN LINKS Emerald Award. In 2010, Dr. Verna was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black MBAs and Pioneer of the Year by Women Venture. Dr. Verna is a best selling author of four books, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life, The Silent Cry: Dealing with Subtracters in Work and Life , Change Your Life in 30 Days and her newest release January 2023, Power Lessons for Life with Dr. Verna.

Dr. Verna received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, is married and has four children.

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