Meet Lorinda



Lorinda Buckingham: Motivational Speaker & The Modern Executive Expert


Lorinda Buckingham is the Creator and Founder of Modern Empowerment, and is a Certified Coach, Speaker, & Trainer by the John Maxwell Team! 

Lorinda Buckingham helps individuals discover powerful simple to use strategies on how to grow as leaders, enhance their career, and build the business of their dreams, and never again worry about not having what it takes to succeed!

Clients gain personalized attention and customized packages that meets the needs of their organization. Lorinda delivers amazing value by sharing proven principles in empowerment and leadership. Professionalism, friendliness, and authenticity and the hallmark for Lorinda and Modern Empowerment.

About Lorinda

Lorinda Buckingham started her journey in Detroit, Michigan. As a first-generation African-American college graduate of Tuskegee University raised in a Detroit working class family, Lorinda demonstrated leadership from an early age and overcame many obstacles to reach her goals.

Faith, family, education, and hard work were values taught in the home to all of the children by both her mother and father, who were natives of Trinidad and Tobago and Detroit, MI, respectively. Inspired by her urban beginnings and faith, Lorinda developed a strong passion for leadership, personal growth, entrepreneurship, and family. 


Lorinda attended the prestigious Tuskegee University, which was well-known for its engineering program, and graduated with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. During her time as a student, Lorinda was heavily involved in campus activities such as Campus Ministries, Student Government Association, Community Outreach programs and more! It was during this time that she sensed a heavy desire to serve youth and women.  This led her to take a temporary leave from college after her junior year at Tuskegee to attend Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK.


Taking a big leap of faith by leaving college, Lorinda embarked upon a journey of faith and spiritual growth at Rhema Bible Training Center. She has stated that it was one of the best decisions that she has made. During her time at Rhema, Lorinda enjoyed the practical bible teaching and training in how to teach, facilitate, and equip youth, young adults, and women in the word of God and in practical life situations. Upon completion of her studies, Lorinda graduated with a diploma in Youth Ministry.

Lorinda returned to Tuskegee to complete the electrical engineering program, during which time she served in campus ministry as a campus minister, student government association, and other organizations.

This experience has been valuable to her clients, as it is optional to have faith-based coaching and training sessions. Faith-based services are available upon request. 


Prior to joining the leadership training and coaching profession, Lorinda Buckingham had rewarding career as an electrical engineer in the automotive industry with expertise in project/program management, total quality management, and manufacturing. Lorinda earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix during her career. She owned numerous successful small businesses and real estate investments. During this time, she met and married her husband, and began a family.

Shortly after her daughter was born, Lorinda’s mom made a shocking announcement that she had been diagnosed with cancer. Lorinda’s mother fought a courageous battle against breast cancer before going home to be with the Lord in 2011.

During the journey through grief recovery and brokenness, Lorinda was led to start her own company to train and equip others in leadership, transformation, and empowerment. Originally, she was hesitate because she knew that it would involve being transparent, showing her weaknesses, sharing her failures, not just her successes.

Yet, she had a desire in her heart that urged her in the fact that “what she went through was not for her but for someone else”.

The lessons that she learned in corporate, the training that she received in ministry, her own personal struggles, were all there to develop her to discover and design the mission, vision, and values for Modern Empowerment! 

Lorinda is now living her dream and is the Founder and CEO of Modern Empowerment where she is a Certified Coach, Speaker, & Trainer.  Modern Empowerment is a 100% woman owned minority small business based out of the south Atlanta, Georgia area in Peachtree City, GA.  Lorinda is earned her certification as a Speaker, Coach, and Trainer from the John Maxwell Team. She uses the principles outlined in the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell as a foundation for her trainings. Lorinda would love for you to join her program!



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