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Beverly J. Inman-Ebel

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Beverly J. Inman-Ebel


Beverly J. Inman-EbelIn October 2004, Beverly Inman-Ebel was awarded, "International Woman Entrepreneur of 2004-2006" by FCEM, an international organization with 61 countries as members. Beverly is the CEO of TLC, Talk Listen Communicate, LLC, which was recognized locally as Small Business of the Year 2000 by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. Beverly and her staff provide customized seminars, executive coaching, meeting facilitation, keynote speaking, and licenses for TLC training to be provided in-house by Fortune 500 companies, and materials including books, workbooks, videos, DVD, and on-line courses to help people become more dynamic leaders through effective communication.

Media Recognition

She has received national coverage for her work with voice and communication improvement for business image in:

  • ABC World News Tonight,
  • Glamour,
  • Success Magazine,
  • Time,
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • And numerous radio, TV and trade and business magazines


Beverly is the author of Talk Is NOT Cheap!: Saving the High Cost of Misunderstanding at Work and Home (Bard Press, 1999) and co-author of Real World Communication Strategies that Work (Insight Publishing; 2003); and Success Is A Decision of the Mind (Insight Publishing; 2004). She is also the author of over 500 articles published nationally.

Honors and Service

Beverly is serving a 3-year federal appointment to the National Women Business Council, advisor's to The President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration.  She is a Vice President for NEWWW (Network of Entrepreneurial Women World-Wide) based in Paris, France.  In April 2008, Beverly was awarded "Unbossed & Unbought" award from Girls, Inc.  Beverly was the 2004-2005 National President for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has served on national advisory boards including Office Depot, Wells Fargo, and The Center for Women Business Research in NYC. Beverly has been invited to The White House by both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Beverly won International Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (2004-2006) by FCEM, an international organization with members from 61 countries. From 1996-1999, Beverly served on the Tennessee Governor's Task Force for Women Businesses. She was chosen as the 1998 recipient of the Jane Cozby Henderson Woman of Achievement award. In 1997, she traveled with the U. S. Department of Commerce to South Africa to help establish trade between the two nations. In November 1987, she received a national Public Information Exchange Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her work with TV.

Within her immediate community, Beverly serves on the board of Pennington-Gray Harp Scholarship Foundation.  She has served on the boards of the Chattanooga NAWBO Chapter and the Association of Attention Deficit Disorders for Children and Adults. She has donated her time to Boy Scouts of America as a Communication Counselor, Drama Director of Brainerd United Methodist Church, and volunteers to speak for Girls, Inc. Beverly appeared regularly on WTVC-TV9 Health Digest (an ABC affiliate station) presenting communication segments on the evening news, 1984-1988. Beverly has given communication tips on WDEF radio (a CBS affiliate) and has authored numerous magazine articles with the by-line, "Communication Please," for Meridian Publishing Co. in Ogden, Utah.

TLC's CEO, Beverly Inman-Ebel swearing-in ceremony


Beverly has been a keynote speaker for numerous international, national and state conventions across all industries. She also speaks for Fortune 500 company functions. In May 2005, she traveled for State Department to Minsk, Belarus to speak at a conference for women business owners. She traveled for the Atlantic Corridor USA Small Business Development for Women, U. S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to Northern Ireland in September 2004. In March 2004, Beverly was a guest with the Executive Deputy of the Small Business Administration on an international web cast sponsored by the National Women's Council and held at the U. S. Dept. of Commerce in Washington, D. C. In 2007, Beverly was the keynote speaker for the annual U.S.-China Business Leaders in Beijing, China.  She was the keynote speaker in Tripoli, Libya for the First Women Business Conference in 2005.  Her areas of expertise include communication, leadership, positive attitude, women's issues, and team building.

Educational Background

Beverly received a MA with high honors in Speech Pathology and a BS in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee. Before receiving the award of "An Outstanding Clinician" in 1976, Beverly was very active in forensic tournaments at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and won numerous speech contests including persuasive, humorous, broadcast, and impromptu categories. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, National Institute of Myo-Functional Therapy, a member of National Speakers Association, and is a licensed Speech Pathologist in Tennessee and Georgia.

Personal Background

Beverly is married to Ken Ebel and together they have two sons, Tye and Logan. Originally from Ohio, Beverly has lived in Chattanooga since 1978. For fun, Beverly is a fan of college football and enjoys daily walks, floral gardening, and playing her harp.

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