Author & Motivational Speaker
She may be the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, but Lucille O’Neal is much more than “Shaquille O’Neal’s mom.” Acquainted early in life with turmoil, O’Neal’s circumstances shaped her perspective, strengthening her resolve to overcome the challenges she would later encounter. She has endured poverty, rejection, abuse, addiction, and the illness of a child, yet today her faith and compassion for others is stronger than ever. Read More >
Lucille O'Neal's Journey
Boys & Girls Club: Hall of Fame
Lucille O'Neal: ABC Interview
"The event went very well. We heard plenty of positive feedback from our attendees. One said she has attended hundreds of events, but Lucille was the best motivational speaker she had ever heard! Everything went great. Lucille was kind and easy to work with. She brought 50 books with her and sold out – we had to order almost 25 more."
"She was great. She was very accommodating and was a hit with the students especially. The thing that made her good was her authenticity. We did a Q & A with the crowd of 400 and she was excellent. Several remarked that they believed she was the best we have had. Thanks for your recommendation. I was very pleased."
"I have received only very positive feedback from the attendees of our Annual Celebration regarding Lucille O'Neal's presentation. Our group was very impressed with her humor, her faith, her transparency, and her being down to earth and so honest about the path that God has led her on. We also appreciate the fact that she tied her presentation to our organization. Lucille was so wonderful to work with."
"Lucille was a delightful person and I enjoyed the time that I spent with her. I have heard nothing but positive remarks from all who heard her speak. We were able to sell all of the 50 signed books that we ordered and wish that we had ordered more."
"Lucille O'Neal was outstanding!!! She made Jackets for Jobs’ 13th Anniversary very memorable! She is warm and personal, we were all very pleased. It was a great day!"
"Lucille O’Neal’s presentation was heart-warming. She was able to connect with the audience on a personal level as a mother, friend, and family member. The audience was truly captivated and empowered by Ms. O’Neal’s presentation. Most importantly, several audience members were able to voice their own struggles, thus opening doors for their own acceptance and hopefully successful recovery. She combined humor with education, and this was a perfect combination."
"Lucille is a warm and friendly speaker with great zeal for life! She was so down to earth and took the time to individually speak with students, faculty, and staff. She even referenced some of the individuals she met here at UNL during her presentation and called them by name! She was open to questions and honest and genuine with her answers. The attendees related to her on many levels including motherhood, body image, love, and the life experiences that make us all human."