Shola is a big impact speaker and compelling story teller. Be warned: her energy and positivity are highly contagious.
– Paul Keenan, President, Bauer Media Audio
Shola at WiD conferenceVirtual speaker

Hi, I’m Shola!

As a communication specialist and speaker, my virtual and in-person sessions help you create equitable workplaces with engaged staff.

How can I help you?
COMPANIES: Want to foster an environment where everyone feels they belong?  Perhaps you’d like to develop inclusive leaders who listen with empathy. Or diverse teams that communicate effectively and are fully engaged?

What I offer

I make keynote speeches  and deliver programmes on Empathy at Work, Empathy for Leaders, and Empathy, Diversity & Inclusion, that increase belonging, engagement and happiness at work.

And my masterclasses will help your company’s teams become clear, compassionate and radically transparent communicators. Spanning listening, inclusive meetings, allyship, presentation skills, and reducing damaging microaggressions we explore practical frameworks that help people work better together.

How I work – what makes me different

I break everything down into implementable frameworks and models. That way, as soon as you leave the session you have tools and insights you can use immediately.

I’m a LinkedIn Learning instructor, author of 2 books, and an award-winning speaker with clients located from California to Canary Wharf.

And as a woman, a person of colour and an introvert, I understand some of the struggles organisations face to create diverse and inclusive workplaces. My experience ranges from working with the STEM professions to financial services, media and healthcare.

I leave nothing to chance and make no assumptions. People call my work ‘life changing’, ‘engaging’, ‘energetic’ and ‘easy to absorb’.

What my clients say

‘Can’t thank you enough for an eye-opening session. A month after the training it’s still so fresh in our minds.’ – American Express

‘Highly recommended, Shola’s approach is very engaging and effective.’ – The Guardian

‘Highly recommend her work. We’re already looking at ways of modifying and improving our communication skills by using the frameworks Shola outlined’ – The United Nations

Public speaking coach

Need an engaging, energetic and high impact speaker with interactive content? Shola speaks on Empathy, Inclusion and Communication. Download my Empathy to Equity Blueprint PDF

Public speaking for coaches

Need a class or bespoke training on how to speak on camera, public speaking skills, or high performance communication? Shola works with tech, data, healthcare and professional services clients. Download a communication brochure


Are you an individual or entrepreneur who would love to speak on stage or on camera with ease and confidence? Or maybe you’d like to start a video blog or a podcast. You want to speak and make an impact. Find out more

Past clients include:

public speaking coach London

UK Top 10 Public Speaking Blog

Shola’s second book – available now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sellers

Learn the art of effective communication.
40+ skill building strategies – Discover a wide range of tips and tools to help you establish communication skills for any social situation.

“Brilliantly designed, boldly smart.”

“Shola lays out exactly what you need to lead better, sell faster, and become a genuine person of influence.” ―David Newman, CSP, Bestselling Author of Do It! Marketing and Do It! Speaking