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, Dr. Confer is a TEDx Women presenter, corporate humorist and master soft-skills trainer. She is published in the area of cross-cultural literacy and globalization, and is highly sought after for her on-point perspective on how "good differences" can be activated to restore harmony. Dr. Confer is a certified Six Sigma Diversity and Inclusion Yellow Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt. Along with serving as a Gallup Strengths Coach, Dr. Confer is also a certified Franklin Covey, a certified Myers-Briggs, and a certified Crucial Conversations practitioner. She is the author of the theory of "Circle-Shifting," influencing the movement of personal and professional circles from within. Dr. Confer 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.
Dr. Confer 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, the Association of Talent Development, and the National Speakers Association. She has served as a lead instructor and curriculum developer for the Mississippi State Personnel Board for approximately 17 years. Dr. Confer also travels in person or virtually across the world, offering specialized keynotes, trainings, and comedic self-help talks for governmental entities, educational institutions, public and private sectors.
A singer/songwriter, Dr. Confer 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, Dr. Confer 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, Dr. Confer debuted her single, “Stand!“, a foot-stomping anthem that provides a cadence for the injustices in communities of color. Dr. Confer is a strong advocate for community partnerships. Where there are possibilities for progress, you’ll find Dr. Pam Confer.
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