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Robert Lawson

Dr. Robert Lawson is an American author, public speaker, and Language Arts instructor. Known for his inspirational, self-help books and presentations including Destined for Greatness, he is also an outstanding motivational speaker who has been twice listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans.

An expert at helping people discover answers, Dr. Lawson works in service of professionals and students as they find a higher meaning in the face of adversity, pain and fear.

A scholar with expertise in the field of human potential development, Dr. Lawson is a prolific writer and highly sought-after motivational speaker. He has authored over a dozen books on topics ranging from overcoming fear to celebrating the invincible human spirit. At conferences, he empowers audiences to take that next step in life, helping them create an inner strength to eliminate obstacles and live their dreams.

Dr. Lawson gives presentations on the books he has written including Greatness Awaits, Beyond Greatness, Dare To Be A Millionaire and Getting The Results You Desire From Yourself And Others. A complete list of his speeches can be found here.

Other books include The Power of Optimism, The Triumph of the Spirit and The Gamer. A complete list of his books can be found here.

Dr. Lawson is available for author book signings around the globe and is currently expanding his presence in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Kenya, Rwanda and other South African Provinces. 


A Distinguished Alumnus at the University of Rio Grande, Dr. Lawson was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame after receiving the honor of “Athlete of the Year,” appearing in Outstanding College Athletes of America, and setting the Long-Jump and Triple-Jump records.

  • Doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University
  • Master’s Degree fromMarshall University
  • Bachelor’s Degree from University of Rio Grande
  • Distinguished Alumnus at the University of Rio Grande
  • Induction into the Rio Grande Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Athlete of the Year, Universityof Rio Grande(set Long-Jump and Triple-Jump records)
  • Who’s Who Among Black Americans
  • Appeared in Outstanding College Athletes of America
  • Commendation from the U.S. Postal Service
  • Commendation from the Social Security Administration

An Extensive Client List

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • AT&T
  • Honeywell
  • Ford and Associates
  • Ashland Oil, Inc
  • Black Enterprise Magazine
  • The Ohio State University
  • ViaQuest
  • Kent State University
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
  • Ohio Success Express Gallia County
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Pleasant Green Baptist Church
  • Living Faith Temple
  • Ohio Business Week Foundation
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Preventive Health Strategies
  • Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library
  • Leadership Coshocton
  • State of Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Head Start Association, Inc
  • Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation
  • Foster Family Based Treatment Association
  • Public Authorities Housing Directors’ Association
  • Wright State University
  • Passaic County Technical Institute
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Coshocton County Memorial Hospital
  • The Ohio Partnership for Workforce Development
  • Business Professionals of America
  • American Free Enterprise and Leadership Institute
  • University of Rio Grande
  • Marshall University
  • Ohio University Chillicothe
  • Ohio University Zanesville
  • Huntington Jr. College of Business
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church

….and many more!