2022 Keynote Speakers
Opening Session on Tuesday, November 8, 3 pM: Dr. Bobby Gueh
Closing Session on Thursday, November 10, 11:30 AM: Lisa Koenecke
Dr. Bobby Gueh
Dr. Bobby B. Gueh, originally from Liberia West Africa, is clinical assistant professor and director at Georgia State University College of Counseling and Psychological Services Alpharetta Campus. He has been a school counselor for 19 years, and has worked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Gueh has dedicated his professional and personal work to the mentoring and development of minoritized males within schools and the juvenile systems. Dr. Gueh has also developed several programs for marginalized students including mentoring programs, and first generation programs. Dr. Gueh has co-authored several articles and book chapters and is currently authoring “Talking to children and Teens about Race and Racism”. In addition, he has provided training and workshops for educators at the local, state, national, and international levels on many topics including race and racism, multiculturalism, Black male achievement, positive parenting, post-secondary options, social emotional learning, social justice, activism, and crisis response. Dr. Gueh has been a keynote speaker at many conferences, organizations, schools, workshops, and has a special gift of motivating and evoking a spirit of change in his audience. Dr. Gueh research interest includes diversity within the school counseling profession, Black male success in the counseling profession, racial justice and equity.
Dr. Gueh has been recognized as Gwinnett County School counselor of the year, semifinalist Georgia School Counselor of the year, Advocacy Award for New Jersey Department of Juvenile Justice, New Jersey Douglas Boroughs Caring Award, and many more. Dr. Gueh core principals as a counselor have been leadership, activism, and mentorship. He believes that the ultimate goal for every counselor is to be the bridge for ALL students to get over the raging waters of life, to a place of self-harmony and self-actualization, because every child have the potential to be GREAT
After 12 years as a middle and high school counselor, Lisa is the Past President of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and has served on the ASCA Board of Directors. She has given a TEDx Talk, authored three books, spoken in all 50 states and internationally. Lisa holds her Diversity & Inclusion Certification from Cornell University and is a LGBT certified Business Enterprise. She is a Who's Who counselor educator at Lakeland University training the next generation of school counselors. If you can tell her in person what the school mascot for Lakeland University is, you'll get a free gift!
Lisa will be available to sign her book in the Exhibit Hall. You can order a copy of her book ahead of time and bring it with you to Conference.