Turning Pain Into Power | Living Strong & Free

Trauma Ain’t Normal®

As a result of booking this speech, your participants will be able to: 

  • Identify where their trauma has kept them bound and finally LIVE free! 
  • Create a plan of action to heal and unlearn generational patterns of trauma. 
  • Organize those running thoughts that keep them in a race of life.
  • Transform and enjoy the personal freedom they deserve without the weight of trauma.
  • Love themselves unconditionally while learning to love loved ones who cause trauma, with boundaries.
Unleash the Champion: Beyond Bars Edition

Beyond Bars Edition

When Quniana Futrell found herself with two parents incarcerated as a young girl, she knew one thing to be true, she wasn’t enough.  She walked around for decades feeling inadequate. Quniana isn’t alone. Currently there are approximately 1 in 14 children in the US with a parent incarcerated.  This session was designed to help teachers regain their voice and caregivers converse without confusion. Participants will learn firsthand how to:

  • Nurture these children beyond the prison bars of their parents.
  • Have non-stressful conversations around the sensitive topic of incarceration.
  • Understand the significance of their role in helping these children and families.

Unleash the Champion®

From the streets of Newark, NJ, having two incarcerated parents to featured on PBS’s Emmy award-winning show, Virginia Currents. Quniana Futrell, known as “Author Q.”, is a real success story and champion for change.


Quniana captivates audiences from all over the world, from the United States to Uganda, with her straightforward and realistic methods to resilience and healing. She entices audiences of 20-20,000 to Unleash the Champion both, personally and professionally identify their power within, expose the excuses and evolve as a champion.


Quniana has been recognized by both international and local media outlets for her work.  Quniana is a captivating keynote delivering presentations for colleges, universities, corporations, associations, youth organizations, business groups, and faith-based organizations worldwide.


This proven Children’s Champion motto is; Change the Family, Change the World™.

Unleash the Champion: Leadership Edition

Leadership Edition

Leaders are often measured using an unrealistic metric system.  But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.  In the corporate space, we often believe there is only one way to be a leader. But in reality, it takes several types of leadership to make a business grow. This interactive speech will review my six proven steps to WIN in the workplace using the leadership styles that work best for you. Your natural leadership ability will be enhanced as a result of this lesson. You will develop a new meaning of the word leader in your role with your organization.  Leaders will walk away:

  • Knowing their natural leadership abilities and learn how to leverage it to get results.
  • Understand how to lead their co-workers and direct reports for the betterment of the organization.
  • Focused on how their role fits in the better picture of the company’s goals & how they can support the mission.
  • Determined to have a new found commitment to the organization and discover their purpose.
Unleash the Champion: Student Success Edition

Student Success Edition

Everyone has experienced different walks from life. Some easier than others, but let’s be honest, aren’t we all trying to be successful? Transitioning to college can be hard. Many of your students are trying to figure out if their courses match their purpose.  During this interactive session, your students will learn firsthand how I went from not being able to get into a four-year college to now working on my doctorate degree. Your students will discover how to get laser focused about their college success while enjoying campus life.

Your students walk away from this session able to:

  • Identify their passion.
  • Discover passion and purpose over fear and doubt.
  • Understand they are resilient and learn to keep their eye on the target.
  • Rapidly adapt to their new found college life.
  • Navigate and carve out their own path in college to achieve the lifestyle of their dreams.