Interactive, inspirational Speaker on:

* Empathy at work
*DEI & Inclusive Leadership
*Workplace communication
Great session and a lot to reflect on individually and as a group.
– Paul Pythian, Executive Partner, IBM

Watch Shola’s 2.5 mins virtual speaking reel

Watch Shola’s 12 minute TEDx talk

Watch Shola’s 3.5 minute in-person speaking reel

Speak up under pressure – 4 minute clip

Perfect for C-suite Execs looking to reduce churn, increase engagement, and improve the effectiveness of DEI initiatives.
‘Thank you for an engaging and useful session. I was actually able to put some of these frameworks into practice at our department’s meeting the following day and saw the positive reactions to my intervention.’
Keynote attendee, Salesforce

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. Which tends to lead to lower turnover and greater profitability.

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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.

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Shola’s mission

Shola’s experience as a Black woman working for corporates in the USA and Europe led to an  understanding of some of the challenges faced by underrepresented groups on multiple levels. Today she blends her background in the STEM, financial and creative industries to share clear, effective communication frameworks and insights that help people work better together. These are delivered in a high impact, engaging style.
Typical events include global company keynotes, leadership development sessions, diversity summits and industry conferences. Our team can also support Shola’s front-end keynote speeches with longer training programs, train the trainer offerings, facilitation and licensed content.
A communications and inclusion specialist, award-winning international keynote speaker and author, Shola spent time in academic research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) followed by several years in IT consultancy and later returned to the U.K, working as an account director for global clients in aviation and finance.