Louis L. Reed


Louis L. Reed is the Program Manager for the Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs, City of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  He is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of the Louis L. Reed Empowerment Group which specializes in life coaching, addiction recovery support, offender reentry management, executive coaching, and relationship counseling, and the Executive Director of Vision of Purpose, a social justice organization based in Connecticut.

Louis is no stranger to urban problems, ranging from crime to the barriers ex-offenders face upon reentering society, He was indicted by the federal government in 2000 and sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison.  Today, Louis is a Forbes ® Coaches Council member, an in-demand conference speaker and a sought after thought leader on topics including reentry affairs, recovery support, spiritual empowerment, and crime intervention.  

Louis has appeared on C-SPAN and MSNBC and has been published in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.  He was recently interviewed at length in BlackMattersUS on the subject of dealing with prison traumatic stress disorder.  He is the Indie Author Legacy Author of the Year (Spirituality) winner for his best-selling empowerment book: 9 Steps to Fall UP When You Trip DOWN: Converting Mistakes into Miracles.