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Copyright  2019 Mischa Duffie. All rights reserved.

"Allowing yourself

to stay distracted is to

join your opposition in undermining your 

own progress."


Well known as a high-spirited inspirer, Mischa has a special gift for curating conversations and conditions that compel individuals to explore the more of life. She skillfully helps individuals and companies find the reason and the courage to live out their highest ground narrative.


As a 30-year veteran of the human service profession with a specific expertise in human behavior and the human spirit, Mischa has spent more than half of her life giving individuals the necessary tools to navigate through their hopes, hurts, dreams, devastations, ideas, and insecurities.


Mischa proudly acknowledges that her greatest investment and most effective credential remains her own incredible life that has been transformed using the same valuable practices and tools she has shared with audiences from Princeton University to the White House Council on Women & Girls.

For 17 fruitful years, through Greatness Now®, Mischa and her team  worked collaboratively with over 85 corporations, educational institutions, churches and community-based organizations nationwide. Mischa’s professional career has involved working in the non-profit, for profit, juvenile justice, social justice, and educational sectors in capacities that range from volunteer to grassroots organizer to administrator to executive management leadership roles. Mischa currently serves as a professional speaker, consultant, coach and master trainer who, with great conviction, teaches greatness through the prism of courage, authenticity, intentionality and gratitude.

As a passionate, principled, prolific writer, Mischa has published 20 of her own titles, and as the owner of Morals & Values Press, Mischa has served as publisher, ghostwriter, and consult for those with a burning desire to share their story or perspective with the world.  

In 2014, Mischa evolved her commitment to bring out the best in females of color by entering into a historic partnership with Morgan State University’s Earl Graves School of Business to open the Mischa Toland Entrepreneurial Academy for Girls. Now in its third year, this 28 week non-traditional learning experience was created to support the social and emotional intellectual development of the next generation of Black female innovators, world changers and entrepreneurs. With the help of dedicated staff and instructors, the Academy also serves as an incubator which nurtures the dreams, aspirations and gifts of girls of color. To create a sustainable infrastructure for the Academy’s work, in 2015, Mischa founded GIRLS as CEOs Foundation; a non-profit organization that exist to eradicate inequity by elevating the excellence of girls of color through education, mentoring and philanthropy.

Mischa attended Morgan State University where she majored in Social Work/Psychology. She is a licensed minister and has been the grateful recipient of many citations, certificates and awards. For more than two decades, Mischa and her company have been known for the development of strength-based programs and curriculum that are designed to improve behavioral, emotional and social outcomes.


Of all Mischa’s accomplishments, her most valued is that of mother, mentor, and friend to her two grown sons, Kyle and James; and MaMa to her three grandchildren, Kyle Jr., Ari and Kylie. Mischa resides in Los Angeles, California but serves globally.   MORE