Burge Smith-Lyons is president and CEO of Essence of Being, Inc. For more than 36 years, she has been involved with the healing, learning and educational environment and has facilitated workshops for personal growth and corporate seminars since 1980 in the area of self-development, communication techniques, relationships, abundance, team building, and leadership development. She specializes in helping people identify their "Bubble Talk" — subconscious negative self-talk that blocks them from achieving what they want in life.
Burge is an international bestselling author, motivational speaker and trainer, DISC Certified Instructor, relationship and communications expert. She is chairperson and founder of The Healing Forest Foundation, Inc., member of Women’s Speaker Bureau, International Women’s Speaker Assoc., advisory board member of Women’s Network, TV host for the Women’s Information Network and prosperity partner for WPN.
She has created the Essence Series of programs and has taught thousands of graduates from around the world and hubs in Atlanta, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Asheville, Boston, Rhode Island, Toronto, Canada, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for over 24 years. She is expanding into India and China.