A better world starts with a better you...

Prepare. Perform. Prevail.

Empowering people, corporations and communities...

Our Passion

Tru Access provides strategic counsel, guidance and direction to organizations, corporations, teams, groups and individuals to help them establish, achieve and exceed goals through identifying and maximizing their gifts, talents and resources. We leverage over 20 years of Corporate Brand Marketing expertise and over 15 years of Winning Coaching Techniques to deliver measurable results. Everything we do is in the pursuit of excellence through two simple goals; Inspire & Empower. We Inspire with Innovation, Vision and Application. We Empower with Insight, Direction and Solutions. Because of our core clientele of diverse audiences through relationships with High Schools, College’s, Fraternities, Sororities, Churches, Sports programs and other national organizations, Tru Access also serves as one of the nation’s top talent pool resources for agencies and companies seeking to identify and recruit our nation’s top tier diverse talent.

As a part of the Tru Access 3-step process, we capture profile information on all of our participants to help align and introduce them to individuals and/or organizations that meets the intersection point of the organizations need and the participant’s passion and skill set; thus creating a pre-screened, pre-qualified and empowered pipeline of quality candidates. This delivers a win-win-win for everyone involved in the Tru Access Inspiration & Empowerment Process.

Tru Pettigrew Prepare. Perform. Prevail.

Our Process:

1st Explore

We Explore the real issues, challenges, obstacles, opinions, influences and needs of individual and corporate clients.

2nd Inspire

We Inspire with innovation, vision, relevant examples and real world application and results.

3rd Empower

We Empower with insight, direction, custom solutions and access.

What We Do

We leverage over 20 years of Corporate Brand Marketing expertise and over 15 years of Winning Coaching Techniques to deliver measurable results.

Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership, Teamwork, Facing Fears
  • Manhood, Healthy Relationships
  • Success Measures, Impact of Diversity

Leadership Workshops

  • Executive Business Coaching
  • Leadership Development Training
  • Presentations / Speaking

Team Building

  • Motivation as a skill
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Mission/Vision/Values

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Cultural Understanding
  • Effective Communication
  • Social & Multi-Cultural Mapping

Diversity Recruiting

  • Multi-Cultural candidate pipeline
  • Assess business needs & opportunities
  • Strategy Development

Rap Sessions

  • Real Men, Real Talk, Real Issues
  • Insights and Perspective
  • Custom Solutions




Innovators & Visionaries

Powerful Speakers

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  • Chris Broussard is an NBA analyst and award-winning journalist for ESPN. A black historian, man of faith and dynamic speaker.

  • Intriguing. Influencer. Outstanding. Exceptional. Crucial. The list of outstanding accomplishments goes on and on, including work across various fields such as music, fashion, lifestyle marketing, film, radio and now author.

  • Kevin Suber is president of The Suber Group, a Film Production, Marketing and Promotions Company. He sits on the Presidential Advisory Council for CieAura and the Board for The African American Channel. Kevin’s ability to inspire and empower audiences with his words is superseded only by his actions.

  • Aaron has contributed his professional expertise on the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship to various media outlets including Forbes and Fast Company. He has spoken across the country from the Harvard Business School to Capitol Hill. He's also been featured on and recognized by media giants CNN, GQ, Black Enterprise, MTV, Vh1.

  • Ash Exantus a.k.a. ASH CASH is a motivational speaker, business consultant, financial literacy educator, and the author of Amazon.com bestselling book, Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom, as well as Taylor’s Way: Life Lesson Through The Eyes of a Three-Year Old.

  • Charles “Choo” Smith a former high-profile member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Choo has been featured on local and national television networks like Fox News, NBC, ABC and Cornerstone Television. Choo has appeared on television shows like Good Fellas of Baltimore, a Fox reality show, and the new ABC Reality show Ball Boys. As a humanitarian, Charles “Choo” Smith has and continues to touch the lives of youth throughout Maryland and across the world.

  • Joshua Fredenburg is a Nationally Recognized Speaker, Best Selling Author, Gen. Y Television Commentator, and Leadership-Relationship-Diversity Expert that is on a mission to empower at least 1 BILLION LEADERS WORLDWIDE with effective leadership, career, relationship, and success strategies that will enable them to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

  • Kenny Mac is a creative entrepreneur with a strong breadth of executive experience. He has held top marketing positions for many different companies including magazines (VIBE, Rolling Stone), clothing brands (Ecko, Mecca), luxury lifestyle brands (10 Cane, Belvedere Vodka), and even celebrity empires (Sean “Diddy” Combs).

  • Duane Myko, a graduate of Morgan State University’s Earl Graves School of Business, is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. While at Morgan State, he realized his dream to become the chairman of a conglomerate, and at the same time help others pursue their dreams. In his senior year, he founded Movie Solution, an entertainment vending machine company.

  • Tru has established himself as a thought leader and trusted voice with Corporate America through his marketing profession and is a regular speaker at industry conferences across the country. He has also been featured in such prominent publications as The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Fast Company and Fortune Magazine for his marketing expertise.

About Blog

The Tru Access Blog is where we share insights, thoughts and perspective on a host of different topics with a focus on challenging ourselves to view life from a leadership perspective. We hope to inspire and empower others to become more effective leaders by sharing leadership lessons through current events, personal experiences and other real life occurrences. We also plan on having a lot of fun sharing our stories in the process.

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Tru Access Blog

Tru Access Blog - Millennial Insights BEYOND KNOWING TO UNDERSTANDING
“I know you know, but do you understand?” One of my older sisters once asked me this question many years ago. I don’t even think she knows this, but that question stuck with me and made a difference in how I digested information from that point forward. ..

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Tru Access Blog - Millennial Insights Knowledge Over Grades
It’s back to school time everyone! It’s time for students to experience another year of presentations, reports, exams, fun, excitement and most importantly growth. The success measure that lets you know how well you did at the end of each exercise, assignment and semester is the grade you receive. So obviously the grade becomes your focus. ..

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Tru Access Blog - Millennial Insights
“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands”! I think I’m going to start my next talk with that call-to-action. I’m curious to see how loud of a universal, resounding clap I hear. Or if it will be a few halfhearted, sputtering palm collisions throughout the room.  ..

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