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Entrepreneur, #1 Best-Selling author, leadership expert and motivational speaker

"True growth and success is a daily process."

~ L. Wayne Smalls

Independent, certified speaker, bestselling author, L Wayne Smalls became a resident of Fayetteville, NC. after serving over 25 years of total service in the United States Army; retiring at the rank of Major. Some of Wayne’s military awards include a Bronze Star Medal for combat in Afghanistan, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and many others. He also has an extensive professional educational background in business administration and leadership development, which brings a unique brand of instruction to any training event.


Wayne is the founder and CEO of L. Wayne Smalls Global Leadership Consulting, LLC where the motto is “We help leaders create long-lasting legacies for future generations.” As seen on Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS, L. Wayne Smalls Global Leadership Consulting is mentoring leaders of the future through their amazing programs. The organization believes in empowering, enabling & enhancing aspiring leaders of the future to grow and become better leaders. The goal of the company is to provide high-quality professional leadership training that can improve the overall effectiveness of any organization. Some of the services that are provided are keynotes, motivational speeches, leadership coaching, team building workshops, seminars, and mastermind groups. ​


With a climbing number of progressive books and publications, Wayne is noted for the Amazon #1 Best Seller, Called to Be A Soldier, as well as his Leader Lifestylez Book Series. Not only is Wayne an author; but he is a certified leadership trainer and coach mentored by John C. Maxwell, one of the top leadership gurus in the world. As a steward of leadership and growth, Wayne believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential with the proper inspiration, motivation, and training.


Wayne is the host of his own leadership talk radio show, Leader Lifestylez, which airs weekly on WIDU Radio. He also uses his Leader Lifestylez movement to teach leaders that leadership is not just about a role, position or title, but is also a lifestyle and mindset. Wayne is also a member of the panel on the Heartbeat radio show which also airs weekly on WIDU Radio and discusses social issues that affect our communities. Wayne is a part of several mentoring groups in the community and has a strong passion for helping others achieve their dreams.

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