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What LaKiesha's Clients Say

Clients who are glad they chose LaKiesha to speak at their events.

"LaKiesha's personal experiences and accomplishments both through her time as a college student and as a working professional gave her a tremendous amount of gravitas and left everyone in the room emboldened to pursue their dreams and work hard to accomplish great things."

- Chris P., Saint Louis University

"She has networked with professionals from around the world to collect and develop a body of knowledge in the areas of leadership, management and training. She is becoming a noted leader in this field of research and soon will be one of the top educators/ presenters in the county."

- Ronald M., Synergy Construction Group

"Her keynote address was not only motivational…but she was also completely relatable. She is a go-getter who is able to motivate a crowd. I highly recommend her for any speaking engagement."

- Sue R., Saint Louis University

Key Points From LaKiesha's Speaking Topics

Popular topics that are covered in LaKiesha's speeches. 


Want to effectively network and communicate with the right people?

Discover how build a powerful network and get endorsed by power players in your industry. 


Are you tired of always coming second place on matters relating to your career and progress?

Learn how to develop a leadership mindset and boldly transform your career.


Has fear ever kept you from making new connections and asking for what you want?  

Learn how to face your fears surrounding your career and move beyond your comfort zone to get the job of your dreams.

Get Hired

Tired of not getting the promotion you dream of?  

Stand out to recruiters and hiring managers with some easy to implement carer advice.

Popular Speaking Topics

4 Ways to Become a Better Leader

LaKiesha has developed “4 Ways to Become a Better Leader” to inspire and motivate people who are stuck and need help pulling themselves out of the trenches and start living a fulfilling life.

As a result of this session, you will: 

  • Learn how to face your fears surrounding your career. 
  • Raise the quality of your relationships by being more present. 
  • Increase the level of optimism in your personal and professional life. 
  • Plan for the career of your dreams. 

6 Ways to Rock Your Career and Get More Money

LaKiesha has realized that one of the most important things to do to take a bold charge of your career is to network. The logic is simple, the larger your network, the more you learn and grow. This, and a number of other ways by which you can take charge of your career, enjoy career freedom and accelerated success!  

As a result of this session, you will: 

  • Learn how to develop a leadership mindset and move beyond your comfort zone.
  • Discover how build a powerful network. 
  • Increase the power of your resume and stand out to recruiters and hiring managers. 

LaKiesha's Past Speaking Events

COE speech

Partial List

  • COE 34th Annual Conference - The Road to Success: Perspectives from TRIO Alumni, Atlanta, GA - September 2015
  • COE 33rd Annual Conference - TRIO Achievers Award Winner, Washington DC - September 2014
  • Boeing Leadership Program - Vice President Speech Introduction, Ridley Park, PA - July 2014
  • Boeing Leadership Program - Vice President Speech Introduction, Arlington, VA - November 2014
  • Saint Louis University - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Saint Louis, MO - April 2014
  • National Society of Black Engineers - Saint Louis - Ongoing since 2003

About LaKiesha Tomlin

LaKiesha Tomlin Your Engineering Career Coach Expert

 LaKiesha is a career coach for talented leaders in science, technology and engineering. She quickly rose from entry-level engineer to a mid-level manager in less than 2.5 years after being determined to get into engineering management. Since then she increased her engineering salary almost 3x!  

After that promotion, was recruited by a major technology company in Silicon Valley as a regional engineering manager supporting repair centers world-wide.  

She helps other STEM professionals get promoted and get noticed at work – which will allow them to create a thriving career they’ll love. Her expertise has been featured on Forbes, Diversity In Action Magazine, American Express, Saint Louis University, Council for Opportunity and Education + National Society of Black Engineers.  

Thriving Ambition has helped LaKiesha change lives; guiding those struggling to achieve their goals turn their career around to provide for themselves + their families. Transitioning from a passionate advocate into a successful business owner, LaKiesha has been proving the impossible in the traditional mindset for over a decade.  

When she's not working, she enjoying hiking, photography, (lots of) travel, visiting wineries + wine tasting.  

LaKiesha Tomlin Your Engineering Career Coach Expert

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