Company Purpose

The Stand Out Leadership Company exists to help individuals STAND OUT and thrive in life, school & work through the products we create and the services we provide.

Company Vision

Continuously improving the personal and professional lives of others with our creative and innovative products and services.

About Us

Jermaine M. Davis

Jermain M. DavisJermaine M. Davis is the son of Carolyn “Charmaine” Davis, single mother of four children.  He grew up on the west side of Chicago in the Henry Horner’s housing projects.  After the unfortunate loss of six family members to violent deaths, Jermaine enrolled in college and began studying success and motivational principles to change the direction of his life.

Jermaine completed college, earning a BA in Speech Communication and continued his education to complete a MA in Speech Communication and a second Masters in Education.  He began his career in corporate America as a snack food sales rep.  After holding several corporate positions, he decided to honor his vocation and follow his passion of teaching individuals to communicate appropriately, competently and effectively:  Jermaine became a college professor of Communication Studies.

Jermaine has been actively teaching college adults for more than 15 years, during which he received the prestigious student-nominated College Instructor of the Year Award.  He has authored and co-authored 10 books in the areas of academic success, diversity, motivation, inspiration, leadership, and women’s leadership. Jermaine is CEO, founder and co-founder of two companies:  Seminars & Workshops, Inc. and The Stand Out Leadership Company.  He is currently a professor of Communication Studies at Century College and is working towards his Doctorate Degree in Organization Leadership.  Jermaine is also a documentary film maker and is currently working on the release of his debut documentary Breaking the Cycle

Jermaine delivers keynotes and workshops to thousands of people each year and has worked with hundreds of organization across the United States and Internationally.  Managers, executives, college and high school students, educators and other workshop participants describe Jermaine as entertaining, enthusiastic, engaging, knowledgeable, authentic, passionate, motivational, inspirational, content-focused, professionally fun and a little silly at times!


Katie Ruberto

Katie RubertoKatie Ruberto is Co-Founder and President of The Stand Out Leadership Company, an organization that specializes in developing leadership workshops and retreats as well as creating learning resources and products to help individuals grow and develop, both personally and professionally. Katie spent approximately ten years in Corporate America serving in many managerial and leadership roles as Project Manager, Marketing and Communications Lead and Diversity and Inclusion Manager within Human Resources. She is currently a Consultant focusing on the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Strategy Development and Operations. Faculty Member at the University of Phoenix where she teaches Cultural Diversity. Katie is co-author of 5 books and 5 audio books including: The Stand Out Quote Journal™ Series and the groundbreaking book, You Don’t Have to Sell Out to Stand Out!

Katie loves to travel! As a teenager and young adult she spent time travelling globally to countries and communities including Saudi Arabia, Europe, Asia and Africa. Katie attended and graduated from The American School in Switzerland located in Lugano, Switzerland. She earned a BA in International Studies with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies from American University in Washington, DC. Katie holds an MBA in Marketing and she was recently recognized as a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional (CCDP) through its Diversity Management Program (a designation held for less than 300 individuals in the country). Katie is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with focuses in the areas of Women’s Leadership and Diversity Leadership.

Katie truly believes in community service and giving back to others. You can find Katie on any given weekday or Saturday volunteering for Last Hope (an organization committed to fostering and finding homes for abused and neglected animals). She is an active Board Member for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Currently, Katie resides in Eagan, MN with her son Zion and dog Devon.