Pam Confer, Ph.D., is an international, award-winning, bilingual professional speaker, jazz singer, business consultant, public relations guru, and sports clay enthusiast. She explodes with confidence— teaching everyone how a simple smile can move the world!
With a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University, Pam is a TEDx Women presenter, corporate humorist and master soft-skills trainer. Pam is also a certified Six Sigma Diversity and Inclusion Yellow Belt, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She is the author of the theory of "Circle-Shifting", influencing the movement of engagement circles from within. She has graced the cover and been featured in several publications, including, Jackson Free Press (2017), Southern Automotive Magazine (2018), Medium Magazine (2020) and Thrive Global Magazine (2020). Her open mind, personal stories and amusing training style are unmatched.
Pam has a certification in online learning from the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association of Talent Development. She has served as a lead instructor and curriculum developer for the Mississippi State Personnel Board for approximately 17 years. Pam also travels in person or virtually across the Southern region, offering specialized keynotes, trainings, and comedic self-help talks for governmental entities, educational institutions, public and private sectors.
A singer/songwriter, Pam is recognized for her signature, interactive performances. She is an artist on the Mississippi Arts Commission's roster and travels throughout the Southeast with her band, Jazz Beautiful. Her voice is described as, "velvet soul... dipped in Jazz!"
In December of 2017, Pam debuted “Mississippi Beautiful”, a song she wrote, produced and recorded in tribute to the state’s bicentennial and the opening of the Two Mississippi Museums. The anthem plays each day in the “Where Do We Go From Here” Gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. She regularly performs the song across the state. In 2019, former Governor Phil Bryant issued a proclamation declaring May 10 as “Mississippi Beautiful Day” statewide.
On June 19, 2020, she debuted her single, “Stand!“, a foot-stomping anthem that provides a cadence for the injustices in communities of color. Pam is a strong advocate for community partnerships. Where there are possibilities for progress, you’ll find Pam Confer.