Tish Norman

Tish Norman

Empowering audiences to become more engaged and committed to taking action in an approachable, practical fashion.


Tish Norman has been captivating and motivating audiences for over 15 years and is among the nation’s premier classroom, campus, and corporate™ keynote speakers. A former school teacher, Tish found her passion in life—educating and empowering others through her stirring keynote presentations. Known for her wit and style, it is here that Tish delivers powerful messages in an approachable and practical fashion. She relates to and appeals to her audiences’ basic desire and common goal, to make the most of every leadership experience.

This award-winning speaker is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company, providing memorable keynotes and engaging professional development seminars. Tish is a contributing author of 2 books, Leading the Way and From Mediocre to Magnificent. She was a finalist in Campus Activities Magazine’s 2012 Speaker of the Year and has articles featured in multiple higher education publications.

Tish has a BA in Education from Kentucky State University and a MA from Pepperdine University. She is currently a doctoral pursuant in Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, where her research focuses on the intersections of Memory and Material Culture of Black Sorority Collegians. Tish’s goal is to help audiences develop critical skills necessary to personify their life mission and that of their organization.


Contributing author Leading the Way Contributing author From Mediocre to Magnificent Finalist Campus Activities Magazine’s 2012 Speaker of the Year