Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks is a motivational success strategist who has consistently beaten the odds to achieve phenomenal success in her life and business. She overcame dyslexia, domestic violence, and a painful divorce, to obtain a MBA from Harvard University and become a top sales executive and a multi-millionnaire entrepreneur. Gloria began her professional career in the computer industry; first as a sales representative for IBM, and later joining Stratus Computers as a manufacturing marketing manager. She went on to become Assistant Director of Admissions at the Harvard University School of Business, where she traveled nationally and internationally to recruit students.
Road To Success
Gloria is best described as “Energy in Motion!” She is an internationally renowned motivational speaker and sales trainer, an Elite Executive National Sales Director with Mary Kay, Inc., a communications consultant, and one of the founding partners of Charisma Factor, Inc., a corporate event planning company she runs with Angie Onianwa.
Considered an expert in the fields of motivation, self-esteem, and sales training, Gloria has trained internationally in China, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Kazakhstan and Brazil.
She often works with children, motivating them to get a jump-start in school and in their personal lives. Gloria is always on the go, traveling the country speaking to hundreds of people at her special event workshops. Her message is strong.
She is known for her dynamic storytelling ability and uses creative humor to impact her audience. She presents her ideas and thoughts in a conversational style with confidence; yet her enthusiasm is contagious.
One of her best-known workshops – “People-ality” – teaches the potency of people skills.
Known for her high energy and her inspirational teaching style, Gloria presents her expertise in What It Takes, an online professional and personal development series for leaders and career professionals that provides expert insight and practical strategies to achieve greater success. Gloria’s enthusiasm is contagious and her message is strong. “Success is a choice that once committed to can be achieved!” A dynamic storyteller, Gloria presents her ideas and thoughts in a conversational style and uses creative humor to impact her audience. She has demonstrated by her own example, that through determination and hard work, any goal can be achieved.
Gloria is married to Kenneth Banks, the founder and owner of Banks Contracting Company and Banks Development Group. Ken’s current projects include the $305 million construction of the Convention Center Hotel in Baltimore and the $1 billion dollar development of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biotech Park. Gloria and Ken share four adult children and reside in Baltimore, Maryland.