"The happiest and most successful people are not satisfied with less than their best."

Exclamate! is dedicated to a philosophy of achieving excellence and adopting continuous improvement in personal life,  happiness at home, career success, community development, and business growth.

Exclamate! is an action word and that’s what we are about  . . . positive action that is driven by a carefully created and flexible plan.   We bring you support, experience, expertise and a targeted five-step system that will help you add exclamation points to your company, your personal life and the future.

Using an evidence-based approach Exclamate! gets you where you want to go.  Together we can assess what is going well and identify problems that are truly no more than opportunities.

Life is about two things . . . time and choices.  Choose the path of goal achievement and Exclamate!


Customized “anything but dull” keynotes and conference sessions

. . . and more! 


Corporate seminars for large or small employers

Employee Engagement

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


Life Coaching Systems
  Group Energizing Sessions
  Soft Skills Development

. . . and more


Mobilization of your greatest asset:  people!

Creative, unique and successful projects

ACT Certified WorkReady Community


When the Workforce Improves, Everything Improves!

Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth Nichols has a long and storied history in academia and has spent the last decade at Alcorn State University, joining their team in 2009. She began her education career teaching kindergarten in Vidalia, Louisiana and she’s spent most of her 30-year career in College and University leadership roles.


Dr. Nichols has a passion for community development, economic development, and workforce development; partnering with agencies, individuals and community groups to design, implement, and nurture local initiatives to fruition. Her work is customized to fit each situation and need and she gets excited about “paying it forward”.


Dr. Ruth was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women in 2014 and was chosen as a “Caring Woman in a Position of Leadership” by Merit Health – Natchez in 2015. In 2016 she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce in her hometown of Natchez, MS.




"Dr. Ruth’s natural ability to motivate and lead is unsurpassed and she uses such on-target insight when she customizes her training tools to fit both our tourism partners and private business. She always brings her heart to her sessions.  We will call on her again and again."

Regina Charboneau / Past - President / Pilgrimage Garden Club and business owner

"Dr. Ruth Nichols’ passion is workforce development and encouraging others to excel and shine!  I have seen her work her magic with Chambers of Commerce, state and national organizations, high school students, the unemployed, the incarcerated and countless  communities.  Her motto which she takes with her everywhere is:  “When the community improves, everything improves!”  She lives that, and when she leaves a group, they believe it too!"

Cary Karlson / Washington County Economic Alliance / Executive Director

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