Lisette Cumberland, DTM is a trainer, speaker, leader, and teacher. Growing up on the Naval Base in
Cuba, with her Jamaican father as a Community Leader and Motivational Speaker, she became involved
with Forensics (Speech & Drama) competitions in High School, which continued into her first two years of college. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International
Studies, Minor in Spanish and spent two years on International Hall, which opened up the doors to being
fully immersed in the multitude of the world’s cultures, religions, and customs.
Lisette joined Toastmasters in June 2009 to keep her father’s memory alive, who passed away in 2008;
especially since he was denied membership in the 1960s. Since then, she has competed regularly in
Humorous Speech, Table Topics, Evaluations, Tall Tales, and International Speech Contests garnering
awards at the Club, Area, Division, and District levels. While strengthening clubs, Lisette has also
achieved success in leadership being nominated as Area Governor of the Year 2010 ‐2011 and Division
Governor of the Year 2011‐ 2012. This year, she is serving as the District 50 Youth Leadership Chair for
the 2020 – 2021 term to assist the youth in achieving communications and leadership success. Lisette
constantly relies on her Toastmasters mentors and members to remain engaged and motivated to
helping others achieve their full potential.
Professionally today, Lisette can be found empowering Business Staff as a Bilingual Claims and Billing
Professional at a Medical Equipment Company in the DFW Metroplex. Voluntarily through her Church,
she is actively engaged in teaching Middle & High School Students Faith Formation to become spiritually equipped for the transition to adulthood through weekly class sessions. She is also actively involved in empowering young mothers as a coach and resource through the Project Gabriel ministry.
Over the years the opportunities presented to Lisette have made her a subject matter expert in several
topics which include:
Sense of Purpose
Speaking from the Heart
Exceptional Customer Service