Dr. Verna Cornelia Price is an internationally known human potential expert who specializes in personal power, excellence and change. As the CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group, LLC™, a leadership and management consulting firm specializing in personal power, leadership and change, Dr. Verna consults with diverse audiences spanning from corporations, government agencies, not-for profits, K-16 educators and universities. She has worked with clients across the United States, Europe, The Caribbean, Central American, Africa and China. Dr. Verna has founded multiple organizations in the USA including an Undergraduate Leadership Academic Minor at the University of Minnesota, The Power of People Leadership Institute, Girls in Action™ and Boys of Hope™.
In 2017, The Power of People Consulting Group, LLC™ was selected as a Super Bowl LII Business Connect Program Resource Guide to provide goods and services to the event.
In 2017, Dr. Verna was honored with a Founders Award from the University of Minnesota for Co-founding the Undergraduate Leadership Minor, which is now the largest academic undergraduate leadership program in the world. In 2017, she was also awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development. In 2013, Dr. Verna was named an Everyday Hero by EBONY Magazine and was awarded the MN LINKS Emerald Award. In 2010, Dr. Verna was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black MBAs and Pioneer of the Year by Women Venture.
Dr. Verna is a best selling author of three books, The Power of People: Four Kinds of People Who Can Change Your Life, The Silent Cry: Dealing with Subtracters in Work and Life , and Change Your Life in 30 Days. In 2018, Dr. Verna created an innovative 30 Day Change Online Program designed to give her clients 24 hour access to her wisdom, energy, coaching and success strategies. Dr. Verna received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, is married and has four children.
Dr. Verna Price serves on the Board of Trustees