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Hill Harper        

Best-Selling Author, Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist & Actor; Best Known For "CSI: NY" & "The Good Doctor"

Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. Currently, Harper stars in ABC’s #1 television drama, “The Good Doctor,” and has starred in numerous television and film projects including “CSI:NY,” He Got Game and Lackawanna Blues.

Harper is the Founder and Chairman of The Black Wall Street App and Digital Wallet, is on the Board of Directors, National Black Bank Fund, named Honorary National Co-Chair of the Redevelopment of Black Wall Street, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, and served on the President's Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011.

Additionally, Harper has authored four New York Times bestsellers: “Letters to a Young Brother,” “Letters to a Young Sister,” “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother,” “The Conversation” and his award-winning book, “The Wealth Cure,” that addresses ways to solve the racial wealth gap. “Letters to a Young Brother” also won several awards and was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007. Harper has been recognized with seven NAACP Image Awards, four of them for his writing. He is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs; and has established The Pierce and Hill Harper Arts Foundation.

Harper graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was named Valedictorian of his department. Harper then graduated with a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, as well as with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with honors, from the Kennedy School of Government. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from Howard University, Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Le-Moyne Owen College, Westfield State College, Dillard University, Philander Smith College and Tougaloo College.

As an investor and business owner, Harper owns a successful coffee franchise in downtown Detroit called The Roasting Plant, is co-owner of A-Frame Brands and the award-winning New Orleans hotel, International House, and will be opening The Harper (Arts Museum) in Detroit in 2023. Harper owns several commercial and residential rental properties in Los Angeles and Newark, NJ. His passion for economic empowerment, financial literacy, job creation, and social justice keeps him as an in-demand thought leading consultant for public and private institutions. He is a proud Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and in 2004 and 2014, named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine…he anticipates being named again in 2024!

Speech Topics


Male/Female Relationships in 2015 and Beyond

Harper presents his findings from his #1 bestselling relationship book The Conversation with an interactive discussion between men and women regarding love and relationships. He offers guidance for how men and women can fortify their relationships with clearer and more consistent communication. Harper not only analyzes the misunderstandings that plague men and women in their interactions, but in his presentation he encourages a real time conversation among the audience. The goal of this conversation is to stimulate both active listening, and self-discovery. The audience will leave with key tips for leveraging honest and direct communication to build new loving and lasting relationships, and to protect and strengthen existing relationships.


Harper details the principles of one of the most popular themes in his books- The Seven C’s of Success:

  • Creativity
  • Courage
  • Character
  • Confidence
  • Commitment
  • Completion
  • Calm


Reinvigorate Your Mind & Ideas

Harper uses principles from physics and a powerful analogy about energy to explore why many of us experience energy and creativity blocks in the workplace. He explores the power of energy and how critical it is not to let what is going on around you, change what is going on inside of you. Harper will offer a number of methods to stay on course and maximize our highest potential.


Being an Active Architect of Your Own Life

We all have the potential to create the life we desire. Harper compares the individual’s ability to build his or her own life, to an architect’s design skills. An architect starts with a blueprint. The building shown on the blueprint is gradually erected and the structure is built. Harper explains how we can develop blueprints with the plans for our own lives. His speech coaches us to be active architects of our own lives, with a few simple tools. Harper leaves his audience inspired to both seek and create opportunities that empower them to use their unique creative skills and abilities.


Harper presents themes from his New York Times Bestselling book The Wealth Cure, which melds together personal philosophy, life strategies, and guidance on fortifying a financial future. Harper highlights the importance of identifying our individual wealth factors, in order to create true wealth. Harper’s strategy, infused with personal reflection, helps the individual understand how to diagnose & cure financial impediments to enable him or her to live an abundantly wealthy life. Harper’s advice offers practical application to build financial security. His presentation will demonstrate the importance of investing, budgeting, and saving effectively, but Harper also redefines wealth through a prism of good health and personal relationships.


(False Evidence Appearing Real) Fear is the number one thing that holds the vast majority of us back from living our best lives and truly manifesting our destiny. Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s philosophy “...that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it,” Harper will explore fear and the limitations that fear puts on the individual’s potential. Harper helps develop the tool kit we need to identify our most debilitating fears and sharpens our self-awareness to enable us to conquer them. By reinforcing his personal philosophy that we all have our own unique and purposeful driven destiny, Harper’s speech teaches us about the critical value of perspective in order to live fulfilled lives at home, school, or in the workplace.

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An Evening with Hill Harper

Building Loving, Trusting Relationships

The CSI Effect

The Importance of Education

Motivating Youth to Be Architects of Their Lives

Building a Foundation for Your Life

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