LeCount R. Holmes, Jr.
Throughout his career people who have known and experienced Mr. Holmes have praised his outstanding ability and commitment to providing people the inspiration they need. Some of his accomplishments and recognitions include:
- Member of the Diabetes Speakers Bureau
- Member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
- Meritorious Service Award from the Student Affairs Department of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- 100 Black Women Mecca Chapter-Certificate of Appreciation of Outstanding Community Service in the support of The Hammond House Gallery & Resource Center
- Honored by The Department of Children and Youth Services for outstanding service to motivate young people at Dekalb Regional Youth Detention Centers
- Arizona State University-Outstanding contributions to African American History Month UJAMAAA (Cooperative Economics)
- Award from American Cancer Society mid-Atlanta Unit - Outstanding motivator "Relay for Life" Program
- Recipient of several awards from different educational institutions for highly realistic portrayal of historical figure, Frederick Douglass
- Nominee for Leadership of Atlanta 2001-2002 program
- Consultant for DeKalb School System, teaching educators how to communicate creatively and effectively with at-risk student
Mr. LeCount R. Holmes, Jr. was born and raised in Washington D.C. 15 years ago he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he lived until moving to southeastern Michigan in 2006. As a Motivational/Inspirational Speaker/Trainer, Mr. Holmes’ primary goal is to assist others in developing and understanding the words uttered by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of “The Power of Positive Thinking,” who said, “Whatever the mind can perceive and believe, it can achieve!”
In celebrating life, Mr. Holmes has pursued various interests as a writer, actor, voice-over talent, and jazz vocalist. He served in the United States Army and studied Sociology at the University of the District of Columbia. Mr. Holmes has also engaged in comprehensive, on-going professional and personal development and established a consulting firm, “I Believe in Me/I Believe in You”, which specializes in providing professional consulting services and presentations to corporations and educational institutions throughout the United States and in Europe. He was the author and creator of a column entitled “The Good News Report” for the Champion Newspaper in DeKalb County, GA. For several years he was a well-known air personality with the top Gospel Radio Station, 1380 WAOK in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Holmes is a member of Toastmasters International.
Mr. Holmes has traveled America and to London, England, as a one-man re-enactment of the life and times of historical figure Frederick Douglass in a performance piece he wrote and produced. Mr. Holmes believes that he was born to portray Frederick Douglass and share a part of the rich heritage of African Americans while at the same time teaching about determination, perseverance and self-esteem. Mr. Holmes appeared as Douglass in the documentary entitled “Emancipation, Revelation, Revolution,” shown in Hollywood and produced by Nina May through the Renaissance Foundation.
Mr. Holmes instills in his audiences the fact that we should never give up, and that we should always pull from that inner reservoir of spiritual resources we all possess. He believes that it is imperative that we know our TRUE history!!! His philosophy of life is summed up in the credo he lives by: "The Name of Life’s Game Is Don’t Give Up!”
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