Global Entrepreneur / Certified Life Coach / Media Personality / Speaker
“We all have the power to influence great change; but if we ignore that power to create change, we could miss an opportunity to change our city, possibly the nation, maybe the world.” – Linal Harris
Linal Harris is a Corporate America graduate, global entrepreneur, certified life coach, and media personality. He has penned over 200 blog posts on his popular website of 5 years, InspirationalPerspective.com and recorded over 200 radio shows on his weekly WVON 1690 AM talk radio program, “Inspirational Perspective”—which he also broadcasts live to his Periscope channel. Harris is a heavily sought-after speaker for conferences and events across the country. He is gifted in custom designing presentations for specific audiences that motivate and inspire. He has been called upon by numerous professional career organizations, universities and Fortune 500 companies to facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks. In 2015, Harris was inducted into Triton College’s Alumni Hall of Fame and he was the recipient of the 2013 Chicago Defender’s Men of Excellence award and the 2012 Chicago Urban Roundtable’s 40 Game Changers Under 40 award.
Over the past 15 years, Harris has held positions of senior leadership with a number of Fortune 500 companies, both domestic and international, which has provided him with a unique perspective on diversity, and the impacts of globalization on achieving superior business results. In one such role, he led and built operations in Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Before graduating from Corporate America in 2015, to become a full-time entrepreneur, Harris served as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Cellular®, where he developed and led third party labor, supplier diversity, diversity strategies, talent enablement programs, and community outreach through the company’s employee resource groups.
Harris is passionate about helping others. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and his coaching clients to murder mediocrity™ and live their best life possible.
He continues his inspirational work in the Chicago community by sharing his resources and volunteering his time with inner-city High Schools and youth groups, often hosting discussions with students on how to live a life of excellence. Harris is also an avid traveler. Over the last two decades he has visited and worked in over 40 countries and 260 cities all over the world, which has inspired his unique perspective on globalization.