Hilary Beard’s training and development business educates people through her writing, speaking and coaching. She left corporate America to become a writer, and has been independently employed for almost 20 years as a journalist focusing on the lives of African Americans, people of color and those with marginalized identities. Among her contributions are work with the National Medical Association’s Healthy Living magazine; a report to educate Black women about HIV/AIDS; and a White House report on African Americans and education.
Hilary has written or collaborated on 15 books and won two NAACP Image Awards for “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life,” a research-based childrearing guide for parents and educators, and “Health First: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide.”
Hilary created and teaches “Rise & Thrive,” an online course that equips the parents of Black and Brown children with the skills and conceptual frameworks required to raise young people of color who can excel amidst overt racism.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Hilary lives in Philadelphia.