Motivational Speaking

Derald A. Queen is the founder of Queen's Business Group (QBG).  QBG is comprised of Miracles Hair Salon, Illusion Karate Academy and Cosmetological Studies.  He has over 36 years in the martial arts and beauty industry, making him an inspirational leader across all major facets.


Derald founded Illusion Karate Academy (IKA) in 1992 where he teaches karate to ages three and above.  Illusion Karate Academy provides individuals and families with the opportunity to learn the philosophical, mental, and physical fundamentals associated with martial arts.  


Derald enjoys giving back to the community.  His community service includes Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Carver Voc-Tech High School, Maryland Food Committee, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA), Salon Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Research and Mergenthaler Voc-Tech Senior High School.



Derald is the Vice Principal at Baltimore Studio of Hair Design where he serves as Director of Education. In addition to being Vice Principle, Derald is a motivational speaker.  He speaks on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Hair Care, Youth Development, Leadership and much more.  He has spoken for several organizations including the National Kidney Foundation and Baltimore City Department of Housing. 


Derald is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is married to Chanise Reese-Queen and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. 


For more information on speaking engagements, contact Derald Queen at or 443-717-3982.


Speeches by Derald Queen

National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

2014 Beyond Dialysis Series: Derald Queen discusses various dialysis modalities at the 2014 Beyond Dialysis Conference at Martin's West. Published on Dec 9, 2014


Resident Reflections: Resident Feature Derald Queen discusses about his life growing up in Baltimore City.

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