Dr. Louis R Guiden Jr. is the CEO of GuidenU4life. Known for his “realness” and “get-to-the-root-of-the-matter” approach, Dr. Guiden is a relevant messenger in challenging times, bringing an empowering, life changing message that calls the listener to action and ignites one’s core, and activates change. He is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in the field of juvenile delinquency, youth development, leadership development, business development, non- profit management, community development, faith-based & missionary development, workforce development, education reform for urban youth, and systems change. He has delivered consulting services to organizations such as Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, Washington State Department of Commerce, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Northwest Harvest, Kaiser Permanente, Community Foundation Of Michigan, The Turning Point of Lansing, King County Juvenile Court, Washington State Mentors, United Way of King County, The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, The University of Washington, The Seattle Pacific University, Highline College, City of Tacoma, Goodwill of Tacoma, City of Seattle, Tacoma Public Schools, Franklin Pierce School District, Federal Way Public Schools, Tukwila Public Schools, Auburn School District, Faith-Based Organizations, The School to Prison Pipeline Symposium and the National Mentoring Partnership. It is, however, his ability to speak to, relate to, and transform the lives of emerging 21st Century Leaders that is his greatest gift and highest goal.

“Greatness can be achieved when someone is given the resources and an opportunity to excel.”

Dr. Louis R Guiden, Jr.