Evolve Benton

I’m Evolve, The Speaking 4 Profit Coach, specializing in helping LGBTQ+ people thrive and lead in the workplace and in entrepreneurship.

With over 12 years of experience as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant and trainer, I specialize in facilitating transformative conversations for organizations thriving to be culturally diverse and put DEI practices into action.

My Story

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am the author of SIR: poetry dedicated to boihood and black queer love and the creator of The BOI Documentary. Furthermore, I am the host of the Speaking 4 Profit Podcast, where we discuss the intersections of money, business, and monetizing your message.

In 2020, I founded Speaking 4 Profit University, a school that helps diverse leaders build profitable and sustainable speaking and consulting businesses. My mission is to diversify the speaking and consulting industry and help diverse leaders like myself get financially free.


My transformative communication workshops identify key ways to analyze, deconstruct, and synthesize processes to identify normalized biases and non-inclusive practices from different perspectives at organizations and corporations. 

With this deep understanding, I can craft easy-to-understand implementation processes embedded with diversity, equity, and inclusion to help minimize bias and elevate healing that supports thriving, diverse teams.

Speaking in front of various colleges, universities, and corporations, I have carved out a niche for myself, merging themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and personal narrative to have transformative conversations and then applying them to policies, procedures, and action plans. I have a BA in Communications, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and an MFA in Creative Writing.

In 2020, I founded Speaking 4 Profit University to help diverse leaders monetize their message.