About Dr. Traci Gardner - Petteway

Dr. Traci Gardner – Petteway is a phenomenal motivational speaker. She has been the featured keynote speaker on many occasions such as: National Conferences, Universities, Community College Districts, Public School Districts, Churches, Workshops, and seminars!

Educational Background
and Affiliations


  • Capella University - Ph. D. Social Work / Community Service
  • Faith Christian University- D. Min - Christian Counseling
  • Baylor University - Executive MBA
  • Our Lady of the Lake University - M. A. Psychology / Human Resource Mgmt
  • Wiley College - B. S. Organizational Management
  • Southern University - A. A. Biology
  • Yale University - School of Management - Women’s Leadership
  • Cornell University - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Project Management

Professional Affiliations

  • John C. Maxwell Leadership Team - Certified Mentor, Trainer, Leadership Development
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
  • Texas Association of Black Professionals in Higher Education
  • Junior League Collin County Adaptive Leadership * Essential Facilitation * Pathway to Change * Facilitative Leadership
  • Certified and Registered Parliamentarian