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Calvin Mackie        

Inspirational Entrepreneur & Mentor

Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award-winning mentor, inventor, author, former engineering professor, internationally renowned speaker, and successful entrepreneur. In 2013, he founded STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization created to expose, inspire, and engage communities in the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To date, STEM NOLA has engaged over 70,000 K-12 students in hands-on project-based STEM activities. In 2021, he launched STEM Global Action to advance K-12 Stem education around the world.

He has won numerous awards including the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in a White House ceremony. In 2013, Dr. Mackie was awarded the highest honor bestowed upon a Morehouse College graduate, A Candle in the Dark’s “Bennie” Award. In 2019, Mackie received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board’s Chair Phoenix Award.

Dr. Mackie is a devoted husband to wife, Tracy, and father to sons, Myles Ahmad and Mason Amir.

Speech Topics

Synchronizing Your Greatness for Professional Excellence

Engineering Your Greatness: Key Strategy for Global Competition

When Oil & Water Mix: Leadership in the Wake of a Catastrophe

Integrating Intellectual, Spiritual & Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance as a Corporate Leader

From Remedial to PhD

The Whole Individual: How to be Motivated & Critical-Thinking in Striving to Reach Goals

If your company or organization requires an inspirational opening or thought-provoking closing, Dr. Mackie can deliver the message and unify employees around a common theme or mission. His inspirational story has become the basis of a successful speaking career, and for over ten years, his has been delivering presentations to Fortune 500 corporations, government organizations, and both civic and educational institutions around the US and abroad.

Dr. Mackie has the unique ability to connect with his audience in a way that rallies the workforce and creates buy-in for the common objectives of the management team. He will work with your leadership group to create alignment on the issues in your company that require a renewed commitment or a new direction. He brings an extraordinary perspective to sales and marketing meetings and can rev up the energy so that the entire team is focused on hitting their goals. In addition to his talents in discourse, his engineering background allows him to have a special rapport with more technical staff members who connect with his thinking and draw inspiration from his charismatic approach.


Dr. Calvin Mackie Wins Legacy Award
Dr. Calvin Mackie, motivational speaker, bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, and mechanical engineer, received the coveted Legacy Award from the ...

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