Speaker, Author, Life Strategist, and Entrepreneur
Shuntella Richardson is a speaker, author, life strategist, and entrepreneur. Shuntella is on a mission to help individuals reach their highest potential in both business and career. As the CEO of ShuntellaSpeaks, she has spent over 10 years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get on the court, when it comes to life. The creator of the Shedding the Wait effect, Shuntella has an innate ability to capture, enroll and transform audiences from waiting on life to happen to — “I WON’T WAIT!”
With more than 24 years of vast experience in the Information Technology sector, she has worked with both national and global companies. Shuntella has a flare to quickly see the big picture. Often being called the “Navigator”, energizing clients to see the benefits of working together – directing business units to rapidly implementing results.
Although Shuntella’s love for navigating professionals through their careers and/or businesses is great, her desire to enhance the personal development of urban youth is far greater. Abducted as a young girl, she has a genuine interest to keep kids safe in a world of instant exposure and possible danger. Spending many speaking hours sharing with kids and parents the importance of internet safety. An avid volunteer believing in corporate citizenship and the responsibility of experts to give back to their community, Shuntella Richardson served as vice chair on the board of directors of CHARM Outreach and Mentoring Service, Inc. Shuntella is an upstanding example that, “You’re so much more than your circumstances”. Her involvement with youth and women organizations, keeps her ears to the streets to know what’s relevant.
Shuntella and her three siblings were raised in Chicago’s Englewood community. After graduating elementary school at William A. Hinton, on the south side of Chicago, she attended High School at Hyde Park Career Academy. Subsequently, she enrolled at Northwestern University where she majored in Communication Systems.
Being a proud mother of one daughter, Shuntella Richardson is thoroughly committed to educating and developing today’s youth, career women, and aspiring entrepreneurs. She is decorated with several industry, speaking, and business certifications and awards.