Elease Dillard's virtual Speaking Tour

Helping Families
Break the Odds

After graduating college debt-free and becoming a speaker, author, and award-nominated entrepreneur by the age of 24...Elease is on a mission to help individuals and families break the odds and create a lasting legacy.

When you invite Elease to speak:

• Your audience feels inspired by Elease’s story

• Your audience feels empowered to take action towards pursuing their dreams and equipped with strategies to do so

• Your audience is reminded that they have a purpose and feel hopeful to never give up

Elease Dillard

Elease Dillard is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker with the mission of helping families break the odds—at any age.

With a love for STEM, at the age of 19 and 20 Elease was selected twice by Morehouse School of Medicine to conduct research within their Neuroscience Institute as a part of their Neuroscience Institute Summer Research Program—a program offered in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

At the age of 21, Elease was selected by the National Institute on Dug Abuse (NIDA) to research alongside scientists at The University of California San Francisco to innovate a tobacco cessation intervention designed to help young adults quit smoking.

After graduating college debt-free without taking out a loan along the way, Elease decided to use her passion for serving others and extend her service from STEM to business. At the age of 22 Elease founded The Student Navigator—an award-winning education company dedicated to navigating students towards funding their education debt-free.

At the age of 24, Elease became an author with her book, Funding College Debt-Free: Your Interactive Guide Towards Living a Life of Freedom, Passion, and Purpose—which became the #1 New Release on Amazon for Academic Development Counseling.

To expand her mission of helping families break the odds, Elease is the creator and host of Break The Odds—an international podcast show dedicated to navigating individuals towards breaking the odds in their life, family, career, and communities.

Elease has been featured by platforms such as The American Society for Cell Biology, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Gwinnett College’s Engage Magazine, VoyageATL Magazine, Business RadioX, and more. In addition, Elease has received multiple award nominations throughout her career—including being a semi-finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. 

You can catch Elease speaking and volunteering in the community as she furthers her mission to help families break the odds and create a lasting legacy.


Years Public Speaking

Starting at the age of 18


Years in Business

Founder, The Student Navigator 

Global Audience

US, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, and more! 

Speaking Testimonials

Speaking Topic Categories

(tailored to your audience)

Funding College Debt-Free

Nicknamed “The Student Navigator”, Elease graduated college debt-free and has helped students fund their entire college education debt-free through her guidance.


Elease founded The Student Navigator at the age of 22 and has received multiple award nominations—including being a semi-finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership & Mindset

Elease has served on multiple community Boards and believes success starts and ends with mindset.

Features, Partnerships & Collaborations (to name a few)

Speaking Venues

Keynote Speaker • Workshop Presenter • Webinar Presenter • Panelist • Event Host/MC • Resource/Vendor Table

Schools • Colleges & Universities • Churches • Community Organizations • TV • Radio & Podcast • Digital & Print Publications • Social Media Live/Stories Takeover

Do you share our passion for helping families break the odds?

let's Talk!

We are currently accepting bookings for 2021. Please email us at info@thestudentnavigator.com (or click the button below) and we will get back with you. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your organization!

-The Student Navigator

“…I completed my first degree debt-free…Now I’m ready to conquer my next degree!”
India | Atlanta, GA
Debt-Free College Graduate (Georgia Gwinnett College)

let's Talk!

Do you share our passion of educating youth and families about living their purpose and positioning themselves for freedom after graduation? 

Do you want us to be a guest speaker and/or vendor for your upcoming event? We want to get to know your organization!

Community involvement is important to us. We often speak at educational and community events as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, panelist, etc. We also enjoy speaking at venues such as seminars, summits, leadership academies, workshops, after-school programs, panels, media interviews, festivals, and more. 

Please complete the the form below and we will get back with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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-The Student Navigator

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