Talei Thompson is a professional Keynote Speaker, who specializes in leadership development and personal growth. As a member of Dr. John C. Maxwell’s leadership team, Talei delivers ENGAGING and INSPIRING presentations that give practical steps to enhance businesses and individuals.

Talei is the CEO of E.T and T Enterprises Inc., which is a video slot machine business in Illinois . He used the leadership skills that he teaches to create and grow his business. For Talei, it is imperative that he is active in his community. He is a mentor for the Black Star Project, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the educational experience for students in Chicago.  As a volunteer for this organization, he speaks to thousands of students.

While Talei served as the President of the Rotary Club of Maywood-Proviso, that organization was recognized as the fastest growing Rotary Club in the state of Illinois. Now Talei is the Assistant Governor for Rotary District 6450, which is comprised of more than 60 Rotary Clubs. He is the former interim President of the Chicagoland south suburban chapter of The Speakers Publishers and Authors Association. Talei also served on the Board for The Answer Inc., an Autism awareness non-profit organization.
He studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the proud father of two teenage sons and a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago.

Take a look at what people are saying…

Keynotes: Leadership/Business

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    The Million Dollar Secret.

    Navigating your way to success by becoming a person of influence.

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    A Culture of Excellence!

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    Whatever it Takes.

Personal Growth

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    Manifest Your Greatness:

    A step by step process to living the life you were created to enjoy.

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    Go hard or go home!

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    You've only got one shot!

Client List

  • Rotary District 6220 and 6270 Annual Conference, 2019
  • Prince of Peach Church, 2018
  • Rotary District 6440 Conference, Keynote, 2018
  • Community High School District 117, Antioch, IL,
  • Empower Leaders Conference, Keynote,
  • School District 89 Parent Advisory Board, Leadership Workshop
  • 2017 Impact Youth Conference – Keynote
  • South Suburban Clerks of Cook County Association – Keynote
  • Bellwood, IL Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Worshp
  • Marshall H.S. – Leadership Workshop
  • City of Chicago Heights, M.L King – Keynote

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You emulate the title of John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I have  been a fan of Maxwell’s work on leadership for many years and after your engaging and informative presentation, I want to follow YOU. I have listened to many presenters on this work, but what I found exciting was your ability to focus on goals that we can work together to achieve.Thank you for reminding me.

Trish Whitecotton
School District 300

With a talent for engaging the mind and uplifting the spirit, the audience is in for an educational trip that may well change their approach to life. If you  have the opportunity to hear him, my strong advice is to not let it slip by.

Brian Andersen
2007 Rotary International, Rotary Young Leaders Awards Chairperson

“I’ve been fortunate to interview hundreds of professionals in my career as a publisher, ABC radio host and author. It is a rare individual who can connect at a deep, authentic level with his audience so quickly and effortlessly like Talei does.Most importantly, if you are wise enough to hire him, you’ll see the fruits or your relationship blossom in more areas than you can imagine.”

Doug Crowe

Social Networking

The RACE TO #200members in your club is on:

I believe the Rotary club of Champaign, IL is ready to experience Explosive Growth! They have Embraced and are prepared to Implement the plan.

Thank you for having me as your guest speaker yesterday. Rotary Club of Champaign

Inbox me if you are interested in my speaking services...www.taleithompson.com

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The race to 200 members in your club is on!

Thank you to the fine folks at the Rotary Club of Joliet, IL I had a fantastic time as your guest speaker yesterday. You guys are well on your way to experiencing EXPLOSIVE GROWTH in your organization!
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