Keynote Speaker

A must-have keynote speaker, Dr. Goodson’s contagious energy, interactive methods, and engaging intellect inspire corporations, organizations, and individuals to leverage their potential so they can launch their success.

From Aerospace Engineer to Senior Executive, Dr. Goodson has more than 30 years of firsthand experience in generating upward mobility and breaking glass ceilings. With over 35 successful launches under her leadership at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Launch Facility, Dr. Goodson became the first female senior executive in Safety & Mission Assurance for Propulsion Systems. She also served as the first African-American woman appointed as Director of Safety & Mission Assurance at NASA.

It is no wonder why NASA gave her an exceptional service award and the director’s commendation. Clients such as NASA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineers, YWCA, and major DOD contractors repeatedly book her for keynotes. “Soar To Your Destiny: Winning Success Strategies” is just one of 16 books she has authored. Through her insightful speaking engagements, you, too, can learn how to “launch your difference to make a difference” and experience explosive success in your personal and professional life.

Goodson also is a certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer and coach. She is available to teach: “15 Laws of Growth”, “Put Your Dreams to the Test”, “Becoming a Person of Influence”, “Leadership Gold”, “Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn”, “Developing the Leaders Around You”, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”, “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions”, “Today Matters”.

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Personal Warranty

Oftentimes, life allows for several second chances and occasional do-overs. But what happens when you have to get the job done right the first time? Dr. Goodson uses her experience with more than 35 successful space shuttle launches to give you the confidence to step-up to the demands of the workplace, as well as the courage to fess-up any mistakes you’ve made along the way.

Turning Derailers into Energy Builders

Blast past your mistakes and launch yourself into a realm of unprecedented achievements. Dr. Goodson uses the success factors toolkit to help you identify “derailer busters” and “energy building blocks” that get you unstuck and on your way to success. “Harmony” methodology will show you how to make lasting change in reaching higher heights in every area of life.

Being the Best Requires MOVEMENT!

Need to know how to engage your customer and their business? Dr. Goodson shows professionals how to do that and more! This tailor-made topic delivers dynamic approaches to navigate business ridges, overcome negative positioning, and utilize business judo to create a place of excellence in the customer engagement platform. Learn how to operate in peak states on a routine basis for lasting change.

From Dreamer to Achiever

Dreaming is easy. Achieving your dreams is not. But it can get easier with Dr. Goodson’s time-tested action plan. She will equip you with a how-to guide to develop the qualities essential to realize your dreams in the most effective and efficient ways. Put your dreams to the test and achieve your best!

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Being a self-proclaimed, queen of props, Dr. Amanda Goodson takes ordinary objects, (like a can of soda pop) and uses them in extraordinary ways to clarify spiritual concepts and bring people closer to Christ. God has gifted Dr. Goodson as a Spirit-led preacher, teacher, trainer and coach for individuals, churches, and faith based groups. She is a native of Decatur, Alabama, but Dr. Goodson currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, where God has entrusted her to serve as Pastor of Trinity Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She plans and facilitates seminars, workshops, and retreats for the church. She also serves as the Chair of the Arizona-New Mexico Region Joint Board of Finance. Believing in the power of the pen, Dr. Goodson spreads the gospel by writing books such as “Step Out in Faith” and “Switch to Holiness.” She also hosts “The Bountiful Life,” a local television program that encourages and inspires women in the Tucson community. Her purpose is to fill the earth with the knowledge of God’s glory by serving the Lord boldly both in and out of the pulpit.  Dr. Goodson has been employed for major contractors in Arizona for over 10 years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Executive for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and she was Director of the Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Goodson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University, a Master of Science degree in Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. She is married to Lonnie Goodson, Jr., and they enjoy fulfilling God’s call on their lives as they raise their son to do the same.

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God’s Got a Crush On You

With a bible in one hand and a can of orange Crush soda in the other, Dr. Goodson enlightens audiences about the immensity of God’s love.  After delving into the Gospels, you will walk away with the profound realization that God not only has a crush on you, but he was crushed for you. And like Christ, you can rise above this life’s sufferings and reign in the power of His resurrection.

Go Ocular God’s Way: Five Principles to Manifest God’s Vision for Your Life

Oculus rift is the newest virtual reality headset that ironically helps video gamers and movie buffs escape reality.  But why waste hours of your time playing make-believe, when you can make God’s dreams for your life come true? Dr. Goodson shows you how to “go ocular” God’s way.  Learn how to manifest on earth everything that God predestined for you in heaven.

Change Your Destiny by Changing Your Genome

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. And just as scientists can make one small change to the Human Genome to potentially cure diseases like sickle-cell anemia, you too can make a small change to chart a new course for your life and improve the lives of those around you.  Understand and develop the character that God desires for you, so that you can make a difference for Him.

God’s 3D Effect: Seven Keys to Lasting Change

When you look at a 3D film without the 3D glasses it looks fuzzy and out of focus, right? Well, the same thing happens when you don’t see your life through God’s 3D(deities). Learn how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit work as one to enable you to see His kingdom agenda clearly with no hindrances.  You’ll be amazed at how the story of your life comes into focus as Dr. Goodson shows you what changes to make to keep it that way.

The Power Behind Your Need Is In Your Seed: Seven Lessons For a Lifestyle of Giving

It’s more blessed to give than to receive. But what happens when your needs exceed your seed? Dr. Goodson helps you eradicate weeds of worry and greed that can impede whatever God is asking you to sow as your seed. You’ll be sure to reap a harvest of joy as you see God meet your needs in remarkable ways.