About Us

Dr. Dorrance Kennedy Intro

Dr. Dorrance Kennedy is a native of New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Hampton University. Dr. Kennedy received his Master of Social Work degree from Southern University and the Doctor of Education degree from Fayetteville State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was employed for several years as a public school social worker in Louisiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

Dr. Kennedy has been a professor of social work at several universities. He is the founder of Empower Your Purpose, an organization dedicated to transforming individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Over the last 20 years, he has spoken to a wide variety of audiences in the United States, Africa, and Israel. Dr. Kennedy has also completed training at the United Way Multicultural Leadership Program and the Institute for Community Leadership.  

About Empower Your Purpose

Motivational Speaking: Dr. Kennedy is a compelling speaker on a variety of topics related to maximizing personal potential, achieving excellence, team building, and setting goals.

Church and Cultural Events: Men’s Day, Youth Programs, Marriage Conferences, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Juneteenth, High School and College Graduations.

Family Therapy: Dr. Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in counseling individuals and families. He specializes in working with married couples.

Our Motto, Vision, and Mission


Motto:  Maximizing Your Potential

Vision: Developing Transformational Leaders.

Mission:  “Educate, Elevate, Liberate!!”