Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells
Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells is a highly respected inspirational keynote speaker, ordained minister, and
skilled consultant. She is affectionately known as Dr. Real Talk and her mission is to help people around
the world through the framework of Reframing reality; Empowering vision; Activating faith; and
She wears many professional hats as she leverages her experience and expertise across the fields of
education, public speaking, and media production.
Her journey of empowering others began in the hallways of k-12 public education as a noted and highly
credentialed teacher and leader for 15 years. She ran for public office and began her term on the local
School Board in 2014. In 2020, Dr. Rollins-Fells was elected to serve as the Eastern Region Chair
representing 15 school boards in Virginia. This experience is evidence of her champion spirit and
commitment to issues facing children, families, teachers, and communities.
As an educational consultant, Dr. Rollins-Fells trains and empowers school divisions and social service
agencies across the United States of America as they interface with at-promise populations. Her training topics include: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, and Emotional Poverty.
As an inspirational speaker, Dr. Rollins-Fells is a passionate presenter who builds the case for walking in
Unencumbered Freedom through the R.E.A.L. framework previously mentioned. She is the award-
winning author of “Stuck Is Not Your Story; Change is Possible” which was featured in New York Times
Square and “Employee to Empire”, “Marketing and Branding”, and “Affirmations of a CEO on the Move”.
She is the CEO of Spirit of Excellence LLC where she provides coaching and a full suite of marketing
platforms to authors, speakers, coaches, and ministers who are serious about the work of empowering
others and want to increase their reach and visibility. Spirit of Excellence Media, Power of One
Ministries, Power of One Magazine, and Power of One Radio are all part of the suite of media solutions
that Dr. Rollins-Fells leverages in support of her mission.
She is a proud graduate of Hampton University and Capella University where she has been equipped
with multiple degrees, including a Ph.D., that have provided her an understanding of people, processes,
motivation, and transformation.
Dr. Rollins-Fells is a wife, mother and minister who humbly thanks God for giving her the wisdom and
strength for the legacy she is living and the legacy she is building to extend for generations.