Research states that organizations that empower their employees' personal brands more effectively influence their target audience by leveraging human resources to increase brand awareness. Waller & Company helps organizations leverage their employees' online presence to increase sales, attract talent, and prevent a crisis. If you take a look at the facts, you will get a glimpse into the future. 

  • Brand messages that are shared by employees get 561% more reach than the same messages shared by their company on social media. 
  • 92% of people trust recommendations from individuals more than corporate brands.
  • Employees have over 10 times more followers on social media than their company.


Dr. Talaya Waller is passionate about sharing her expertise in personal branding and business marketing. Each speaking event is tailored to meet the needs of our clients' members or employees. 

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To book Dr. Waller as a guest speaker, panelist, or workshop facilitator please complete the contact form below.

Past speaking events include:

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  • Navigating Your Personal and Professional Brand - US Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Success in the City - Georgia State University
  • Introduction to Personal Branding - D.C. Department of Health
  • 5 Steps to a Powerful Personal Brand - London, UK
  • Revitalizing Your Personal Brand 2016 & 2017 - Greater Washington Urban League
  • ConnectHER Women's Leadership Brunch - Richmond, VA
  • Build Your Brand Power Brunch NYC- How to Identify Your Target Audience
  • Build Your Brand and Position Yourself for Success - Singapore, Singapore
  • Selling Your Expertise Online - Morgan State University Graves School of Business
  • Build Your Brand - Women Empower Expo
  • Building Your Brand - She Leads Africa 



Want to learn more? Please see the testimonials below.

The inspiring CEO of Waller & Company kept her audience engaged from start to finish and presented valuable information regarding personal branding and crafting a purposeful mission statement.
She provided energy for entrepreneurial spirits.
Thank you for your time, encouragement and leadership!
— Daniel, CEO, GSU Alumni Event
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Talaya Waller through a Build Your Brand event via an entrepreneurial group called Amazing Perspective. Dr. Waller spent several hours prior to the event getting to know me and my organization, Purses for Nurses. She helped me figure out who our target audience is by completing an exercise with Proto-Personas, where we created characters that are representative of our actual supporter/customer base. The exercise was extremely eye-opening and helped us to learn more about our audience so that we can better interact with and market to them. During the event, I spent time one-on-one with Dr. Waller, taking a deeper look into our customer base and brainstorming ways to keep them involved in our organization. She gave us thought-provoking insights to connect with our audience and showed us how tools like the Proto-Persona often reveal things we didn’t know about them before. Purses for Nurses has used these tools to established the 3 pillars of our organization, which allow our audience to see who we are and what’s important to us. I highly recommend Dr. Waller’s services and expertise if you are looking to gain a deeper insight into the audience(s) who really drive your business or brand. You won’t be disappointed!
— Melissa, Social Entrepreneur
I am beyond grateful to have met Dr. Talaya Waller via a speaking engagement with She Leads Africa during their #SheHiveDC event. She is such an inspiring and humble individual; I appreciate her taking the time to speak with all of the attendees and touch on the importance of personal branding and the impact of one’s presence from what they say to what they wear. After her segment, I was privileged to speak with her a bit one on one and was pleased to learn that she is welcoming with a load of great advice and insight. Looking forward to learning more from her and potentially working with her in the future.
— Macy, Project Coordinator
I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Waller speak as a panelist during the Women’s Information Network’s (WIN) Path to Grad School event. Dr. Waller shared her experience pursuing a Ph.D. and provided candid and poignant advice. Dr. Waller was an engaging speaker and generously extended herself to continue conversations with the women who were seeking guidance on pursuing advanced degrees.
— Esther, Attorney and Agent for Social Change
Dr. Talaya Waller has spoken at various panels and events for the Women’s Information Network (WIN). Each time, she was thoughtful, honest, knowledgeable and inspiring. Her expertise on personal branding and positioning yourself for success has proven invaluable!
— Edwith, Community Organizer
The Department of Health Leadership and Development team approached Waller & Company to participate in the orientation for a group of 18 – 24-year-old interns in participating in our Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) Program. During the orientation, we wanted to provide interns with all of the tools, skills, and information they would need in order to be successful within the Department of Health and beyond. An important component of this orientation was introducing the students to the concept of personal branding. Ms. Waller put together a marvelous and engaging presentation for the students that touched on the importance of and do’s and don’t’s of personal branding. The EHL interns were given the opportunity to identify what their personal brand is by crafting their own personal brand statement.

The EHL interns thoroughly enjoyed how interactive the presentation was and the humor that Ms. Waller was able to incorporate throughout. Additionally, many of the interns mentioned how inspiring it was to see a young woman of color as the head of her own company. Overall, this was a very informative presentation and we would be very interested in reaching out to Waller & Company again.
— DC Department of Health