Speaker & Trainer

Introducing Ayanna Castro, a global speaker, professional coach, and author specializing in unleashing untapped potential and eliminating self-imposed barriers on the path to greatness. As the Founder and Chief Maven of Work Your Package® and Principal of Engage and Empower Consulting, Ayanna’s mission is clear: she’s here to inspire and equip individuals to enhance their innate qualities, becoming the “total package” and achieving extraordinary success.

Why Choose Ayanna as Your Next Speaker?

Dynamic and Engaging: Known for captivating audiences with insightful content, Ayanna ensures an interactive and memorable speaking experience. Ayanna’s dynamic energy has garnered praise for her engaging, humorous, and authentic presentation style. Ayanna’s ability to personally connect with the audience will reignite your team’s passion for their goals.

Proven Expertise: With a diverse professional background with over 25 years of experience spanning city government, law, public relations, private equity, and media, Ayanna brings a wealth of experience to inspire and guide your team and organization. She has a robust portfolio of certifications, including Human Resources, Project Management, and Master Life Coach. Ayanna is the Program Manager of Employee Engagement and Human Resources Strategic Business Partner at one of the nation’s largest water utilities, spearheading enterprise-wide programs encompassing inclusive culture, recognition, appreciation, and corporate philanthropy.

Authoritative Voice: As an author, Ayanna translates knowledge into actionable insights, bringing a unique blend of humor and wisdom to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on your team. Ayanna’s impressive clientele includes Fortune 500 corporations, global professional development organizations, universities, non-profits, and the military. She is also a published author with three captivating books under her belt: “Work Your Package – An Eight-Week Guide to Discovering and Developing Your True Purpose,” “Lessons from Wednesday,” and “Work Your Package – A Guide to Being the Total Package.”

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Dive into actionable insights on building an inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity.
Creative Problem Solving – Master the art of innovative problem-solving techniques to navigate challenges with ease.
Mind Mapping: Organize Your Creative Genius – Learn how to harness the full potential of your creative mind for efficient task management.
Project Management – Unleash the power of effective project and program management strategies for unparalleled results.
Teambuilding: The Key to Success – Explore the secrets of fostering cohesive and high-performing teams that drive success.
Work Your Package: Being Extraordinary Doesn’t Happen by Accident – Experience the signature keynote that inspires individuals to unlock their extraordinary potential intentionally.

A Natural and Captivating Speaker: “Ayanna has a natural way of speaking that keeps you hooked, blending interesting content seamlessly with an upbeat and humorous delivery.”
Authentic and Impactful Messaging: “Her authenticity shines through, and she can very succinctly formulate her message, making the content not only informative but also relatable.”
Touching, Authentic, and Inspiring: “Attendees described Ayanna’s presentation as touching, authentic, and truly inspiring. She has a unique ability to connect with the audience on a personal level.”
Down-to-Earth Reality Check: “Not only is Ayanna an exceptional speaker, but she also provides a down-to-earth reality check. Her insights resonate with the real challenges we face in our professional journeys.”
Exceptional Motivational Impact: “An exceptional speaker, very motivational, and full of useful content. Ayanna leaves you energized and ready to tackle new challenges with renewed vigor.”