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‘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
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Hi, I’m Shola!

Would you like to create an equitable workplace with engaged staff?

Has this extended period of remote working created divisions within your teams or organisation?

Is it time for your leaders and managers to improve feedback and increase transparency within the organisation?

A recent survey of 800+ companies revealed that the #1 action organisations can take to increase belonging and engagement is for senior leaders to listen, hear and act upon what employees say.
This is COMPASSIONATE EMPATHY, and it’s even more effective than popular measures such as unconscious bias training , creating employee resource groups, and using AI to anonymise CVs.
What I offer:

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

Empathy Skills for Leaders programmes to help your senior, mid-level, and emerging leaders create a culture of retention, innovation and loyalty.

Empathy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Masterclasses to help your company become an engaging, compassionate place to work. Spanning listening, leadership, inclusive communication, and reducing damaging microaggressions, we explore practical strategies that help people work together better.

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.

During sessions I share relatable, first-hand experiences. As a woman, a person of colour and an introvert, I understand some of the struggles organisations face to create diverse and inclusive workplaces. I’ve worked with a range of clients from the STEM professions to financial services, media, FMCG and healthcare.

I leave nothing to chance and make no assumptions. People call my work ‘transformative’, ‘engaging’, 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

An engaging, energetic and high impact speaker with interactive content. Shola speaks on Empathy, Inclusion and Communication.

Public speaking for coaches

Create a more empathetic, compassionate and inclusive workplace with the Empathy to Equity Blueprint. Skills and insights for your leaders and teams.


High impact keynotes and seminars for your dispersed workforce. Interact, reflect, be inspired to know more and do more.

Speak with the team

Click on the calendar to book a 15 minute initial chat – find out about availability, and learn exactly what Shola can do for your group. Or fill out the form and we’ll be in touch!

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

“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

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