Dr. Sizer Speaks!
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Dr. Monteic A. Sizer’s personal and professional experiences have allowed him to help thousands of individuals overcome adversity and realize their dreams. Dr. Sizer’s authentic, passionate, and highly energetic message has inspired, challenged, and moved to action audiences from across the country. Dr. Sizer encourages his audiences not to let birth status, poverty, race, limited education, societal ills, family challenges, and past personal failures cause them not to seek God and the purpose he has for their lives. It is within God’s purpose that one finds genuine happiness, uncovers gifts, and achieves dreams.
For Dr. Sizer, speaking about poverty and achieving dreams is not a theoretical exercise. He was born into poverty and raised by a single mother and grandmother. Dr. Sizer knows what it means to struggle. He witnessed firsthand the devastation poverty had on individuals, families, communities, and overall life chances. Although beating the odds, Dr. Sizer is passionate about helping others who feel trapped by poverty’s grip.
Dr. Sizer's Story
Dr. Sizer’s life is proof that one’s birth and social status do not determine destiny. He was raised in poverty by a single mother and grandmother in Southside Homes, a Charlotte, North Carolina public housing community. He witnessed firsthand the devastation that poverty, drugs, crime, and hopelessness can have on individuals, families, and communities.
Dr. Sizer left high school when he was in the eleventh grade to get a job and financially care for his mother and younger sister. While his mother was initially disappointed with the decision made, she understood and was relieved when he told her that he would get his high school diploma and then graduate multiple times from college. She knew that when he said he would do something, it was as good as done. Dr. Sizer went on to earn not only his high school diploma but also his Associates, Bachelors, and Ph.D. degrees. He did this while working one job as a community college student, three jobs as an undergraduate student, and a graduate student.
It was Dr. Sizer’s faith and dogged determination that got him through. He had a burning desire to put himself in a position to speak with authority to the mountains of poverty, crime, family breakdown, personal failures, and limited education that so many of his friends, family, and members of his former community knew all too well. Dr. Sizer wants everyone willing to work hard to be able to achieve the American Dream.
Dr. Sizer’s professional experiences in organized philanthropy, politics, education reform, and as leader of several large health and human services organizations allow him to speak practically about relevant policies, procedures, and programs needed to help the poor and vulnerable populations become successful. His work as a clinical-community psychologist serving the poor and underserved community in educational settings, community-based mental health centers, prisons, and forensic hospitals further grounds his knowledge of what works to assist the poor and what does not.
Dr. Sizer lives by the adage of to whom much is given, much is required. He strives to do those things which are purposeful and pleasing to God. Because in the end, “What does it matter if a man gains the whole world and losses his soul?” With the little time we have on this earth, we should make it count. And when our time comes to leave this world, we should be able to say, I have fought the good fight, and now it is finished!
List of Speaking Services
We provide a range of professional services to suit various budgets and occasions. Some of our most popular categories and subjects are shown below. For a complete list of speaking topics or to discuss booking fees, dial (225) 775-9240. You can also email your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Overcoming Adversity
• Community Transformation
• Trauma and Social Determinants of Health
• Organizational and Change Management
• Politics of Race, Culture, and Poverty
• Kingdom Leadership
• Faith-Based Community Change Strategies
• Solutions to Poverty
• Causes of Crime and Violence
• Ways to Strengthening the Family
• Education Reform
• The Role of Philanthropy
• Disaster Recovery and Planning
• Social Determinants of Health
Leadership and Life Coach
• Leading Organizational Change
• Leading/Life Balance
• Personal and Leadership Assessments
• Independent Advisor
• Leading to Win Strategies
• Crisis Management