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Brenda Combs

Brenda Combs

Keynote Speaker: Inspirational Educator & Survivor; Founder of Finding My Shoes

Brenda Combs Biography

Dr. Brenda Combs is a symbol of inspiration and perseverance to all who meet her. 20 years ago, she was a homeless and an addict, who endured sexual harassment and assault when she lived under a bridge in the worst part of Phoenix. It took hitting rock bottom for Combs to find the strength to turn her life around, on a blistering summer day.

As a woman, who at one time could not help herself, Combs now spreads a message of hope wherever she goes. Her journey, which has been called “From Homeless to Hero” by local and national media, has received tremendous coverage, including acknowledgement by “theGrio 100” as one of the most influential African-Americans, an article in Reader’s Digest and interviews on The Today Show and on CNN. She has also appeared on radio talk shows across the country, and accepted invitations to sing and share her message on stages across the globe, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Combs continued to pursue her education at Grand Canyon University (GCU), where she earned a master’s degree in Special Education in 2007. And in May 2011, Brenda earned a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Education after receiving a full scholarship grant presented to her by GCU. Professor Combs is now a full-time member of GCU’s faculty.

Dr. Combs is the founder of Finding My Shoes, a charitable organization that serves the homeless and underserved communities. Additionally, she and her husband run Making Things Better Sober Living, a transitional program for women who have been incarcerated. Her success rate for this program is an astounding 99%. She also serves as an advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness and, in 2009, Combs was named a National Ambassador for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Power to End Stroke" campaign.

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Brenda Combs Videos

Dr. Brenda Combs | Overcoming 10 years of Addiction

How to book Brenda Combs?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brenda Combs for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brenda Combs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brenda Combs or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Brenda Combs?

Booking fees for Brenda Combs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brenda Combs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Brenda Combs?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brenda Combs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brenda Combs for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brenda Combs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brenda Combs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Brenda Combs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Health and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brenda Combs for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Brenda Combs generally travels from Phoenix, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malaak Compton, Victoria Rowell and Judge Glenda Hatchett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brenda Combs for an upcoming event.

Brenda Combs Videos

Dr. Brenda Combs | Overcoming 10 years of Addiction

Brenda Combs Reviews

  • What a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for speaking at the National Title I Conference. "Homeless to Hero" was an important topic for our attendees to hear and aligned perfectly with our "Liberty to Learn" theme. You have a powerful testimony. You lived it -- you don't just talk about it.
    Magnolia Hospitality Group, Inc. dba A+ Events - Feb 12 2018

Brenda Combs Speaking Topics

  • From Rags to Enrichment

    "From Rags to Enrichment" is Dr. Brenda Combs' personal story, which can touch on such topics as domestic violence, the importance of education, stroke awareness and prevention, rebounding from divorce, single parenting, and drug and alcohol abuse and recovery.

    Dr. Combs can also facilitate a 45-minute interactive program designed for smaller groups, in which she works individually with each person to help create a vision and life goals.

  • Maximize Your Net Worth

    In "Maximize Your Net Worth," speaker Dr. Brenda Combs provides an inspirational talk on how to use one's gifts and talents to create your own success.

    Dr. Combs can also facilitate a 45-minute interactive program designed for smaller groups, in which she works individually with each person to help create a vision and life goals.

  • I Believe in Myself

    A dynamic keynote speaker, Dr. Brenda Combs addresses larger groups in this one-hour presentation on self-esteem and motivation to turn any life around.

    Dr. Combs can also facilitate a 45-minute interactive program designed for smaller groups, in which she works individually with each person to help create a vision and life goals.

  • From Homeless to Hero: Overcoming Trauma & Changing Your Life

    A little over a decade ago, speaker Dr. Brenda Combs was a homeless crack addict and criminal who had been shot, beaten, and raped. Today, having completely turned her life around, the media has lauded her journey as being "from homeless to hero." A single mother who successfully obtained a doctorate in organizational leadership, Dr. Combs motivates others with her inspirational story of perseverance. "If I can do it anybody can do it," she says. "I think every person has inside of them what it takes to succeed."

How to book Brenda Combs?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brenda Combs for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brenda Combs, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brenda Combs or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Brenda Combs?

Booking fees for Brenda Combs, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brenda Combs, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Brenda Combs?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brenda Combs for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brenda Combs for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brenda Combs or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brenda Combs or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Brenda Combs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Health and Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Brenda Combs for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Brenda Combs generally travels from Phoenix, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malaak Compton, Victoria Rowell and Judge Glenda Hatchett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brenda Combs for an upcoming event.

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