Interactive, inspirational Speaker on:

* Empathy at work
*Workplace communication
*Diversity & inclusion


An eye-opener for me. I exercise empathy often however, I considered it more of a nice to have. Now I realise the importance of it in our day to day lives.
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Watch Shola’s 2.5 mins virtual speaking reel

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Watch Shola’s 3.5 minute in-person speaking reel

Speak up under pressure – 4 minute clip

Our Diversity & Inclusion sponsor on the board of directors contacted me to say he really enjoyed the talk and how engaging it was for the audience.

Natasha Gibbs – Diversity & Inclusion Council, S-RM Corporate Intelligence

You need a speaker…

who will engage and inspire your audience, whether that’s thousands of people at a virtual event or a senior leadership team of ten.

Shola’s messages are relatable, actionable and evidence-based. She speaks on Communication, Inclusive Leadership, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The end result is more empathic, engaged, and productive workplaces with compassionate leadership and happier teams.

Clients & customers

Why is Empathy so important?

The world is changing fast. Employees are insisting upon inclusive workplaces that foster diversity, engagement and well-being. Don’t get left behind. 
The role of empathy in the workplace:

Engagement: 77% of workers said they’d work longer hours in a more empathetic environment. – Business Solver

Innovation: ‘Empathy makes you a better innovator’ – Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft

Diversity & Inclusion: More empathetic leaders are better at fostering more diverse and inclusive workplaces – Forbes

Well-being: Empathy can lower stress and is an antidote to burnout – Psychology Today

Emotional Intelligence, for the first time ever, is among the LinkedIn Top 5 Most Valued Soft Skills.

Five reasons to hire Shola for your next event

Shola’s mission

Shola Kaye MSc is an award-winning speaker and author who spent the first part of her career in IT consultancy in the U.S.A. and the U.K. Her experiences as a minority: black, female and introvert, led to an interest in learning to create inclusive workplaces with open, supportive communication. Shola went on to become a professional performer, appearing on stages around the world.

Today she blends her background both in the workplace and as an entertainer, to share clear, effective communication frameworks that help people work better together. These are delivered in a high impact, engaging and entertaining style.

Typical events include global company keynotes, leadership development sessions, employee network meetings, women’s summits and industry conferences.

What people say

The team is already looking at ways of modifying and improving our communication skills by using the frameworks Shola outlined.

Maria-Katia Sanchez, HR Strategic Partner, The United Nations Population Fund

A joy to work with. The content was so powerful and authentically delivered, our teams are still raving about it today.

Victoria Morrison, Global Marketing Director, Hotwire PR

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Why Empathy is a critical skill for your organization

Shola’s article for HR Zone was the publication’s most popular article on Diversity & Inclusion in 2020 – click the image to read