Michael Phillips

Chief Operating Officer of T.D. Jakes Enterprises

Michael Phillips, a visionary social entrepreneur, is wholeheartedly dedicated to creating sustainable change. As the Chief Operating Officer of T.D. Jakes Enterprises he is at the helm of innovative initiatives that span Content Creation, Cultural Change, Community Development, and Capital Investments. Michael has been a relentless advocate for economic and educational impact initiatives throughout his career. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for 50CAN, a nonprofit organization that tirelessly advocates for improvements in education policy across the United States. As an author and inspirational keynote speaker, Michael’s powerful message of collateral hope is at the heart of his work. He believes that empowering individuals and communities with the tools they need to succeed makes it possible to create a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond individual lives. This message resonates deeply with audiences worldwide, inspiring them to embrace hope, resilience, and collective purpose. Michael’s impactful presence extends to some of the nation’s premier business, economic, and cultural media spaces, a testament to his significant influence and unwavering commitment to championing the cause of minority businesses. His appearances include NPR, TEDx Speaker, Forbes Blk, The Daily Flash, Black Enterprise, KUT’s In Black America, NBC Dallas Affiliate, and Good Morning America. A proud Baltimore native, Michael currently resides in Dallas, TX.