Author Profile : Dr. Barbara Young

Dr Barbara Young

Dr. Barbara Young founded Young Enterprises to provide specialized motivational “Personal Best” Success Seminars for women. The “Personal Best” Success Seminars for women are designed for holistic healthy development of the spirit, mind and body.  Key value clarification exercises, and the use of spiritually based principals along with practical approaches, workbook exercises and group interaction are used to engage women in a self-discovery mode to achieve success.  Women are able to grasp key concepts to bring about transformative change and successful living in their personal and professional lives.  The principles that are taught are biblically based, and are designed to help women to discover and understand their purpose, and how to walk in that purpose in today’s society.

Young Enterprises is a multi-faceted company that provides many services locally, nationally and internationally.  In short, the company provides:

  • Life Empowerment Seminars for Women entitled, “Personal Best” Success
  • Leadership Empowerment Seminars for Business and Corporate Leaders
  • Leadership Workshops/Retreats/Dinners for Business and Professional men and women nationally and internationally
  • Power Breakfasts and Lunches for women
  • Motivational Talks to community and corporate groups, women’s groups, academic institutions, sororities, city municipalities and churches
  • Training to Corporations, Non-profit agencies and academic communities.
  • Annual “Personal Best” Success Women’s Spring Luncheon
  • Annual “Personal Best” Success SUMMER ADVANCE for Women
  • Annual “Personal Best” Success Christmas Networking Mixer for Women

Dr. Young is a highly acclaimed, dynamic, motivational speaker and life coach who travels throughout the country and abroad. She skillfully utilizes her life’s experiences to implement fresh and attainable success formulas via extraordinarily soul-stirring seminars and workshops for both men and women.

Dr. Young has been in the public speaking arena providing motivational talks and speeches to K-12 students, higher education institutions, national organizations, corporations and churches since 1983.   She is a retired higher education administrator from California State University System Headquarters, Office of the Chancellor.  Her areas of expertise are organizational leadership and management, leadership development, team building, conflict resolution, goal setting, and how to build successful relationships and partnerships.

Dr. Young’s successful and distinguished career in higher education spans more than 30 years and includes serving as the Assistant Dean and Associate Dean, in Academic Affairs, and later as the Statewide Director of Alumni Relations and Community Relations in the Division of University Advancement for the California State University System headquarters in Long Beach, California, USA.

Additionally, Dr. Young has served for more than 19 years as a University Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Public Administration at the California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Administrative and Leadership Behavior, Psychological Dimensions of Leadership Behavior and Human Resource Management.

She now serves as a Special Consultant to the California State University System’s African American Initiative  -- an effort to recruit, enroll, retain and graduate more African American students.

Incredible Journey!

Dr. Young began college at age 15 but did not return to complete her degree until age 36.  Upon earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2 years, she immediately entered a Master’s degree program and completed it in four years; she then entered a doctoral program in Educational Planning, Policy, and Administration at the University of Southern California, (USC) one of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and completed this in 3 years.

Giving back!

She is involved in a number of professional organizations and has served on numerous boards that include the following:

  • West Angeles Church of God Board of Directors – (2008 – present)
  • National Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine (IAMMM) (2003-present)
  • National Strengthening and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Commission (2002-present)
  • Leadership America Board of Directors (President) (2000-2002)
  • Leadership America Board of Directors (1999-2004)
  • Goodwill Board of Directors, Long Beach/South Bay (past Vice President) (1999-2004)
  • National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) (1997-2002)
  • California Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) (1994-1997)

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Rolling Hills/Palos Verde Chapter, and founded the Long Beach Nu Lambda Chapter of Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority. Dr. Young has been listed in Who's Who In Black America since 1977.

Sit back and Take-A-Lesson with Dr. Young! 

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