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with a Twist

I've been speaking professionally since I was straight out of college and I'm just getting started. Every workshop and keynote is a learning experience to grow, laugh, and learn together. If you are looking to mesmerize your audience with my message of transformation or raise the emotional IQ of your attendees, I'm your next call.

In Simple Words


Allow me to introduce myself... I am: 

  • An authentic friend

  • A certified WOSB

  • A Military-connected Business Owner (10 yrs)

  • A Bold Speaker (15 yrs)

  • An Award-winning Master Instructional Designer (10 yrs)

  • An Award-winning Author (4 yrs)

  • A Certified Professional in Talent Development (4 yrs)

  • A Six Sigma Green Belt (6 yrs)

  • Valued for my creative learning solutions 



  • Monetize Your Imagination
  • Do It Scared: Beyond Your Comfort Zone



                  Tedx Talk


Promoting Empathy

AI for process improvement

The Power of Resilience



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Speaker Testimonials


& Recognition


  • 2024 American Legacy Book Award finalist (2 categories)
  • 2023 Georgia Author of the Year nominee
  • 2022 Legacy Kids Editors' Pick
  • 2022 HR Excellence Award nominee
  • 2022 Literary Titan Book Award- Gold
  • 2021 International Book Award - Children's Educational category
  • 2020 One to Watch Award- Association for Talent Development
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 Achievement Award- National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • 2018 SHRM Impact Award
Read My Bio
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I'm on a mission to promote the growth mindset!

Shermaine Perry-Knights is an award-winning facilitator, TedX international speaker, world traveler, and author. She has over ten years of writing, teaching, and public speaking experience.

Shermaine is a proud military kid and a lifelong learner. She holds several professional certifications in learning development. Shermaine helps others develop emotional intelligence and leadership skills.

This passion for learning has blossomed into articles, adult and youth coloring books, guided journals, and picture books that make military-connected families "feel heard and seen". She also owns a publishing agency, Amazingly Published LLC.

Shermaine has traveled throughout Asia and the West Indies, and she lived and studied in Europe and the Middle East. She shares these experiences in keynotes on resilience and change management. 

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