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Dr. LaTarsha Holden

As Founder and CEO of Phoenix Rising , Dr. LaTarsha Holden has written books, created workshops, inspirational speaking and empowerment coaching that has transformed and change the trajectory of countless men and women lives.


Dr. Holden is a 13x published author. Dr. Holden continues her journey by providing a practical blueprint for success drawn directly from her personal life experiences. She ran for City Council in “2017,” and went from a GED to receiving her Doctorate in Leadership Studies.


Dr. Holden extraordinary story of transforming her own life from being homeless with six children, uneducated and and underemployed to a sought after speaker is her inspiration for reaching back to teach others that they have the Power to Rewrite their Story!


Dr. Holdens story is one of persistence and success. She has received many accolades and featured on Major News network as she was named Ga./ National Mother of the Year for “2020,” by American Mother’s Inc. She is the 85th woman in U.S. history to hold the title as National Mother of the Year.


Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Dr. Holden she was featured in the Heart of A Champion docu-series by the Women’s Professional Basketball Association. She received a Proclamation as an Emerging Leader in the city of Atlanta. She has received the distinct honor as Ambassador for her humanitarian work. She’s been featured in several magazines, interviewed on countless radio broadcast and she was nominated for National Top Influencer for “2020.”


"Dr.Holden gives a twist to the term 'Applied Learning'. As a motivational speakers invites the Spirit and touches the soul...all towards a journey of hope and achievement. Her life story and lessons learned over the years inspired the audience to believe in themselves and to never give up. I recommend her as a speaker for those who are in a transitional period of life, and paralyzed by doubt and fear."

Angela H. Marshall, MAS

Director, Transitional & Adult Reentry Services

Urban League Of Greater Atlanta

"What an amaaazing day it was!! You are an inspiration to a lot of young girls like us!! It was really a life changing experience!! Thank you soooo much for coming mam. We would love to meet you again and learn a lot from you!"

Student From India