Louise Bannerman, motivational speaker, teacher and published writer. She strives to motivate and inspire others to fulfill their dreams. Through the Junior Achievement Program, she enjoys teaching personal economics to 8th grade students in the Detroit Public School System. In 1997, Louise was honored with a special award for being a mentor at Brady Elementary School in Detroit.She was a Sunday school teacher at Jesus Tabernacle of Deliverance Church. Louise has been a member of this church for 22 years. Louise remains a member of the Toastmasters since 1997. She teaches Visualization workshops to students 11-17 years of age to keep them motivated and focused. She volunteers her time to mentor 10-17 years old students who are a part of the “Volunteers In Partnership.”
Louise is a member of “The Called and Ready Writers,” “American Christian Writers” and “Motown Writers” in Detroit, Michigan. She has been writing since the age of 14 years old. Living with Purpose is her first written book. Living with Victory After Past Mistakes is her first published book.
In 2004 her ¨Poem, “Sex is like Music”, was published in the “Party-er Guide”
In 2003 she completed a Continuing Education Creative Writing Course at Wayne County Community College.
Louise had four of her poems published in an Anthology entitled “Characteristics of God” Volume 1 by Second Baptist Church Spiritual Writing Class.
In 1998 Louise had one poem published by Wayne State Labor Studies in a book of Anthology entitled “Working Words” Labor School Class of 1998.
In 1982, Louise won Winner of Judges Awards- First Place for her essay entitle “What is a Friend?” The essay was published in an Anthology with other winners.
In 2001, she won first place winner for Toastmasters Humor Speech.
She recited her poems at the following locations: Metro Club in Royal Oaks, Second Baptist 2nd Annual Art Show and the 1st Annual Poetry Workshop given by the “Called and Ready Writers”
She is currently an assistant for a Spiritual Writing Course sponsored by the Castle Group at Gaylord Unity Church. (Ongoing-to-present).
In 2002, she taught visualization workshop at Jesus Tabernacle of Deliverance Church.
In 1982, she served as President for the Creative Writing Club at Cass Technical High School.
She gave Graduation Speeches for the following school, institutions and training programs: Norvell Elementary School (1980); Pelham Middle School (1982); Community Training & Development Corporation (1991); Project Lead (1994); Detroit Business Institution (1995).
She gave Career Day presentation for following schools and received certificates and awards for her participation: Paul Roberson Academy; Priest Elementary School; Fisher Magnet Middle School; Winship Middle School; John R. King; Kosciusko Elementary; and Fredrick Douglass, Edward Cerveny Middle School (03).