Sought-after as a public speaker and trainer for my thought-provoking and heart-felt presentations on topics such as relationship and marriage enhancement, trauma recovery, leadership development, empathy development and resilience building. 

 I have over 22 years of experience as a mental health professional and have spoken in front of crowds ranging from 100 to 5,000 individuals. Also, I have appeared in media outlets such as NBC, ABC, FOX, WHUR and the Huffington Post to name a few. 

If you are looking for a speaker and trainer who can deliver a dynamic speech that will leave your audience informed and inspired, you’ve come to the right place.

I have provided keynote addresses for numerous organizations including, but limited to theNational Association of Social Workers (NASW), United States Public Health Services (USPHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), United States Air Force, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Habitat for Humanity, St. John’s Baptist Church, The Bowman Francis Ministry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Sample of Speaking Topics 


  • Empathy-Driven Leadership
  • The Heart of Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Change

Relationship & Marriage

  • Working for Love: 7 Jobs That Must Be Performed in Marriage
  • Beyond the Honeymoon: How to Give and Receive Unconditional Love
  • You Deserve More – Happiness, Love & Prosperity (Single Women)
  • I Found My Wife, After I Found Me (Single Men)

Mental Health & Wellness

  • The Power of Resilient Thinking
  • Building Individual & Community Resilience
  • Gifting Empathy: That Selfless Gift that Cultivates Understanding and Bonding Between Parents & Teens 
  • Let’s Talk Love: How Couples Can Trauma Proof Their Relationships and Overcome Adversity 
  • Serving Those Who Serve: Understanding Mental Health Challenges Faced by Veterans 

Entrepreneurship & Business

  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • Planning to Succeed: Business Development 101
  • Small Business, Big Bucks: Doing Business with the Federal Government
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Business Owner
  • 7 Steps to Building Financial Prosperity

Cultural Trauma, Awareness & Sensitivity 

  • I Can’t Breathe: Understanding Cultural Trauma, Grief & Mourning Experienced by African Americans
  • Is Psychotherapy only for White People? Why It’s So Difficult for
    African Americans to Seek Help
  • Empathy-Driven Mindset: Combating Social Injustice Through Introspection and Compassion
  • Resilient Thinking: How Black People Can Build Individual and Community Resilience
  • A Culture of Trauma: Why Is It So Easy for Black People to Suppress Their Trauma and Grief?
  • Emotional Intelligence: How It Can Be Used to Combat the Racism Pandemic 
  • The Ethics of Addressing Cultural Competence in Trauma-Informed Care


I Have No Hesitation in Endorsing His Work

Dr. Buckingham is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker. He developed an outstanding training module for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) geared towards educating social workers on the mental and behavioral health challenges facing Service Members, Veterans, and their families. He has an unwavering commitment to ensure that Veterans and military families receive quality mental health treatment and it was a pleasure working with him. I have no hesitation in endorsing his work.
Elizabeth Hoffler

Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Social Workers

Dr. Buckingham is a Dynamic Speaker

Dr. Buckingham is a very dynamic speaker who leaves audiences wanting more. He delivered a heartfelt speech entitled, “When the Healer is Wounded” to 150 chaplains during our 7th Annual Interagency Chaplains Training Symposium at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. 
Melody Goodwin

Retired Commander, United States Navy

The Students Really Enjoyed Your Seminar 

The students really enjoyed your seminar entitled “A Black Woman’s Worth” and we are looking forward to you being the guest speaker at our opening ceremony to kick off social work month. We would also love for you to do another workshop and will be honored if you would have a book signing as well. 
Theresia Ratliff PhD, LCSW

Director of Field Education, School of Social Work, Jackson State University Jackson, MS

KMOV Interview – Great Day St. Louis

                                                                              The Real Deal
Dr. Buckingham is “the REAL DEAL” when it comes to discussing topics pertaining to dating and relationships. I was completely thrown off when I listed my strengths and was told that they were superficial qualities. In one 45 minute session with Dr. Buckingham I learned more about myself and dating than I did paying thousands of dollars to Matchmaker.

New York

                                                     Your Seminar Touched the Inner Core of My Soul

Let me first start off by saying Dr. Buckingham, you are truly a man of God. Your seminar touched the inner core of my soul. Your Black Woman’s Worth seminar made you face those character flaws and why we as women behave the way we do. I have always lived in fear, always afraid of trying the simplest things in life due to having been raised by an intimidating and controlling that haunted me for so long. After leaving the seminar I read your book twice and bought a copy for my daughter. Thank you man of God!

St. Louis

Latest Film Project

                                                   This Documentary Will Change Lives

This documentary is so thought provoking that it will change the lives of the women who watch. I laughed, wanted to cry and was forced to re-evaluate the direction of my own life.

Washington, D.C.

                                                                               Powerful Night! 

Powerful night! This was a much needed discussion for us. YDM hit the ground running! Kudos to all and a Big shout to Dr. Dwayne Buckingham! Much love.  


Associate Pastor Rebecca West

Perfecting Faith Church 

                                                                                                         It was extraordinary! 

Dr. Buckingham’s Unconditional Love marriage symposium was extraordinary. The couples are still talking about it. He is a wonderful man and a wonderful facilitator. 
Associate Pastor Rebecca West

Perfecting Faith Church


Dr. Buckingham is available to facilitate training for

your organization or speak at your next event.

Book Dr. Buckingham today and your make your event a total success.