Conference Speakers



Sylvia High, Founder and CEO of Aiming High Inc., is an Author, Master Coach, and Training and Development Strategist with more than 20 years of success, delivering content and context to help businesses and individuals thrive in any competitive environment.

Sylvia is the author of "The Little Book of Big Questions," which uses pointed questions to guide the reader toward self-introspection, self-discovery and outstanding achievement across all areas of life, including business and education. With extensive experience in diversity training, Sylvia has led corporate and transformational workshops and seminars from coast to coast and in Hong Kong, delivering her signature training series, The Basic Workshop and The GAME CHANGER Basic Workshop, several times a year in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta. As the principal curriculum specialist for Aiming High, Inc. and many of its clients, Sylvia offers training solutions that support participants in identifying their hidden beliefs that either impede or accelerate achievement.

Also widely known as an "Impact Speaker," Sylvia recently served as a preferred panelist on Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour and at Bishop TD Jakes’ MEGAFest 2015. She was lauded as a presenter at BET Networks’ Leading Women Defined Conference and COMCAST’s WOMEN OF IMPACT. Sylvia has an outstanding reputation for inspiring and coaching audiences to develop the mind set required to get them from where they are in their careers, finances and relationships to where they want to be, and she is the architect of the one-of-a-kind I AM WOMAN Conference 2015. Sylvia’s expertise lies in empowering people to think differently; to see beyond the obvious and; to move boldly toward their intended results.

Aiming High Inc. assists both large and small organizations in areas such as leadership development, change and conflict management, diversity, communication effectiveness, and sales enhancement. The company’s clients include: Bank of America, COMCAST, American Heart Association, CISCO, United Way, AMD Serono, AmeriCorps VISTA, Coller Capital, Momentum Education and Hewlett-Packard Co. among others. Sylvia holds a degree in Communications, and is a participant in the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and Toastmasters International. Sylvia makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was the host of “Yes You Can!” a motivational TV show..