set at the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center on Eastern Florida State Cocoa Campus
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Make plans now for the Fall 2022 Simpkins Series and come be inspired by high-energy leadership and motivational speaker Pegine, who jokes that if one name is good enough for Oprah and Beyoncé, then it’s good enough for her.
This exciting event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center on the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus.
Named by Real Leaders Magazine as one of the world’s top leadership motivational speakers, Pegine will share business and leadership tips during this on-campus-only event. Read more about Pegine’s background below, including how she transformed her health and wellness.
The Simpkins Speaker Series is named after Bernard Simpkins, a highly successful entrepreneur and Brevard County business leader who established the sessions that have brought some of the nation’s top business innovators to EFSC. Simpkins passed away on October 16, 2020, at age 92.
WATCH: Legendary philanthropist and businessman Bernie Simpkins passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at age 92. He left an indelible mark on Brevard County – and beyond – and was honored in 2016 by Space Coast Daily with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
All presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The series also includes the presentation of the Bernie W. Simpkins Scholarship to EFSC students with an entrepreneurial focus. For questions about the series and Simpkins scholarship, call 321-433-7055.
Leadership speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning businesswoman, Pegine is an advisor to U.S. Presidents and their task forces as well as Fortune 500 executives on how to be effective at engaging their people and stakeholders.
She educates leaders and businesswomen on influencing, impacting, and inspiring others to increase profits, productivity, and positivity. Pegine coaches women CEOs, admirals and generals, college presidents, and entrepreneurs on influence, impact, and presentation skills.
Her expertise is on women leaders and women in business. She is the founder of Power Women Worldwide. Her newest book is Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women.
She goes by her first name Pegine (Peg-GEEN); joking that if it is good enough for Oprah, Shakira, and Beyonce, it is good enough for her!
Real Leaders Magazine called Pegine one of the world’s top leadership motivational speakers. Her comments have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Businessweek, CNN, and on many news and talk shows. She was named one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity & Inclusion by the Society of Human Resources Management.
Prior books include Sometimes You Have to Kick Your Own Butt and Take Charge and Lead: Ten Truths to Lead in a Diverse World.
Clients include Fortune 500 companies, all branches of the military, and international organizations. She has presented with two U.S. Presidents and two U.S. Secretaries of State and testified before congressional members and commissions.
She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and was named the Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion for Florida, SBA Entrepreneur of the Year in Florida, and in the state’s Top 100 Minority-Owned Businesses.
Pegine shares stories about her health and wellness life transformation as well after losing 80 pounds and reversing her diabetes by becoming vegan and changing her lifestyle.