TRiO SSS Alum Richard TaylorJr. Is on a mission to be a voice of love, reconciliation & healing for his generation and the generations to come. His high-energy motivational youtube series “Getting Over The Hump,"World renown podcast “Between The Dream” and 5 best selling books have quickly positioned him as one of the fastest growing speakers in the US.

Richard’s story of overcoming morbid obesity, depression, suicide, failing in college and domestic abuse, have struck a change within people throughout different walks of life. The impact in his interactions with audiences has been life changing. Richard’s goal is to create safe spaces for difficult conversations and encourage empathy in a society that is clouded with apathy. His message breaks cultural boundaries and challenges bias social norms. Richard inspires the masses to tap into their inner potential to create the change they want to see.