Tawana Williams

Motivational Speaker, Author, Artist, Mentor, Life Coach, Executive Producer, Businesswoman, Humanitarian, Philanthropist & CEO!

"The HOPE Coach"-Dr. Tawana Williams
giving HOPE for today's world!

Tawana, a Thalidomide baby born without arms and impaired use of her legs has never let her disability stop her. She has mastered her life in so many ways and has defeated the odds time and time again. Faced with many challenges and obstacles that most people take for granted; Tawana learned how to figure out a way to do some of life’s simplest things such as; eating, cleaning, typing, drawing, and being an independent/self-sufficient woman. These tasks seemed monumental, yet her resolute determination transcended self-pity. She endured years of physical pain, emotional scars, rape, and the rejection of family members and peers. She withstood childhood pain only by the strength of a mother and a grandmother’s love.

In 1996, Tawana began her life’s journey as a Motivational Speaker and in 2002 she became the Founder & CEO of Tawana Williams Outreach, Inc. A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization based in Wilson, NC. She gives Hope and Inspiration to those facing adversities, challenges, and hardships, while positively impacting and empowering the lives of all people around the globe. In 2004 she became a Certified Les Brown Platinum Speaker!

Tawana is the Author of eight books including her Classic  “UNarmed But Dangerous”-The Tawana Williams Story of Relentless Struggle and Ultimate Victory!

This book unfolds her walk through the midst of the most severe trials imaginable; as the gentle hand of God wipes away every tear and gives peace to every unanswered question. Tawana’s story is sure to give healing to the most broken-hearted; flight to the broken wing and life to the lifeless dreams. This book will also be featured as her upcoming Debut Movie “Eagle Without Wings”-No Excuses, Everyone Can Fly!



Tawana is an Award-Winning highly sought after Keynote-Speaker with a powerful and uplifting message for all generations. Her compelling story is one of Triumph, Perseverance and Determination. She’s overcome many obstacles and has never let her disability stop her. Tawana is making American history; she’s the first black Thalidomide baby in the United States that became a Internationally Acclaimed Les Brown Platinum Motivational Speaker in 2004; Wow, what a Blessing!

Tawana has many gifts and accomplishments. She’s the Author of seven books including her Classic “UNarmed But Dangerous”-The Tawana Williams Story of Relentless Struggle and Ultimate Victory! This book is her personal testimony and will be featured as her Debut Movie “Eagle Without Wings”-No Excuses, Everyone Can Fly coming soon! She became a professional speaker in 1996 and travels the country with her husband ‘Toby’ speaking at Schools, Churches, Day Cares, Youth Programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Nursing Homes, Prisons, Drug Rehab Centers, Veterans Associations, Universities, Colleges, Fraternities, Sororities, Corporations & Organizations.

Tawana’s Mission is to give Hope, Help & Inspiration to those facing adversities and challenges while teaching them how to cope in any situation. Her 8 Books, Artwork & other Products are available Exclusively/Only @ www.TawanaWilliams.com

Tawana was certified  as a Les Brown Platinum Speaker in 2004! She was Awarded the True Servant Award from The Agape Gospel Academy, Recognition of Excellence Award from The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2006, Essence of A Woman Talk Show/Inspirational Award in 2008, Community Service Award (Women in Excellence) in 2010, National Disability Employment Awareness Month Award in 2015, Arch Angel Award in 2015, Grace Covenant Certificate by Dr. Creflo Dollar in 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama in 2016, Shinning Star Award from Toastmasters International in 2022, Awarded the ‘Favor’ Award from ‘This Is It’ Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q Corporation in 2023. On March 1, 2023, Tawana received two ‘Proclamations’ the Tawana Williams Appreciation Day & March Women’s History Month from Fulton County Georgia’s Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman. On March 15, 2023, Tawana was Awarded a ‘Proclamation of Hope from The Greater Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta. Tawana received The Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in 2023.  She was Honored and Endorsed as ‘A Beacon of Hope’ by the former Mayor Bruce Rose and the current Mayor Carlton Stevens, Jr. in her hometown of Wilson, NC, and many others. Tawana and her husband ‘Toby’ were crowned Mr. and Mrs. AGAPE OF LOVE from The Agape Gospel Academy. Tawana is “The HOPE Coach” & “The HOPE Influencer,” of our times, and her Power Voice continues to resonate loud & clear that “All Things Are Possible To Them That Believe!”

Tawana is teaching others how to live a life with “No More Excuses!” Her dreams are to Produce her Motivational Reality Show, Executive Produce her Documentary & her Debut Movie “Eagle Without Wings!”

Tawana and her husband ‘Toby’ reside in Wilson, North Carolina..  

On June 17, 2023 “The HOPE Coach” Dr. Tawana Williams received her Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism from The Global International Alliance University (GIA) in Atlanta, GA. For her 26-plus years of service and for giving Hope to people around the world!

“Some people will Drive to Success, some people have to be Driven; Are YOU in the Driver's Seat?”
-Keither ‘Toby’ Williams

Dr. Tawana Williams is
"UNarmed But Dangerous"
and an "Eagle Without Wings!"

Tawana learned how to adapt to any situation, she’s a self-sufficient and independent woman on the move! She learned to master what she had early in life! Tawana writes, types and irons with her feet. As a teenager, her sisters taught her how to sweep using her chin and shoulders. WOW, she’s amazing! “All Things Are Possible To Them That Believe!” Tawana continues to push others to be all they can be. She serves them right where they are.

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“Tawana’s life example will inspire you to soar to new heights and to accomplish things that will literally amaze you!”

-Les Brown, World Renowned Speaker, Author & TV Personality

“God Graced Tawana’s Feet to do what Hands do!”

-Dr. Creflo Dollar, Pastor of World Changers Church International

Solid as a rock!

On December 25, 1991, Tawana married her childhood sweetheart ‘Toby!’ They vowed to love each other for the rest of their lives! ‘Toby’ & Tawana have been friends for more than 50 plus years; she was six and he was twelve when they met. Their unconditional love for each other continues to inspire couples around the world as they teach people how to Love from the Heart!  Their unconditional love for each other inspires couples around the world!  They are a Blessing from God!

Tawana and Toby have been speaking and traveling throughout the country since 1996.

Tawana gives such a powerful, enlightening & uplifting Message of Hope, Help and Inspiration every time she speaks! Her power voice resonates loud and clear that; All Things Are Possible To Then That Believe!

“I’m so glad God didn’t leave me alone, He kept nudging me and pushing me; until I said okay, I surrender all.”

-Dr. Tawana Williams

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