Inspirational Keynote Speaker on:

* Communicating with impact & influence
* Empathy at Work to improve inclusion and well-being


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.
– A.R., Deloitte

“Shola was extremely professional, the feedback we received off the back of her talk was fantastic… the audience were inspired and constantly engaged throughout the session, making this a great way to open our event. I would highly recommend Shola for any organisation that is looking for an inspiring / motivational speaker on communication in the workplace.”

Victoria Legg, Business Growth Manager, NatWest Bank

“Lovely talk Shola!. Truly resonates with me in the work place where I’m not particularly an introvert but get the awkward silence/ excuses when my stories don’t gel with everyone else’s. You articulated it perfectly.”

B.O., TEDx website

Shola has worked with brands around the world

Equip your people with the communication skills to raise their profile and make their contribution with clarity and impact.
Create an empathetic, inclusive work environment with a strong sense of belonging and equity. This improves innovation, productivity and engagement.

Keynotes and Workshops

The E-word

– Harness the power of EMPATHY to boost engagement, well-being and inclusion

Who it’s for: Conferences, corporates, events needing an inspirational and interactive opening or closing keynote. Organisations wishing to promote a sense of cohesion while staff are working from home. The session can be delivered via video conference. 

How it’s different: During the keynote your people are guided to create a 30-60 day action plan to implement the key messages of the programme, transforming both themselves and the culture of the organisation. Optional supporting materials – worksheets and video reminders – are also available.

The result:

The outcome of this keynote is personal courage, cohesion, increased well-being and a sense of belonging. Delegates are encouraged to seek out and support those they would usually avoid. Individuals are challenged to listen more effectively and use a simple framework to develop both themselves and a sense of community at the same time. Team mates learn more about each other and work together with a new spirit of understanding and empathy. This leads to multiple benefits such as increased happiness, retention, productivity and progression through the company. The increase in empathy has additional advantages such as improvements in innovation, and better connection with customers and prospects. 

Versions of this programme are available for your:

  • leadership teams
  • middle management
  • frontline employees

Also available as a half-day workshop or series of shorter sessions delivered via online conferencing. 

Techniques for clear, confident communication

– Stop holding back and start stepping up with these essential frameworks for meetings and conversations

Best for: Opening keynotes where you need interaction to help delegates connect and bond quickly, diversity and inclusion events, tech/STEM/Data teams, away days and summits, events for sales people, account managers and future leaders

The result:

The outcome of this keynote is that individuals feel more confident speaking up in a punchy, concise way. They are equipped with storytelling formulas that keep them on track, and frameworks to be more persuasive, using more than just logic to make their case. In a fast-paced meeting environment individuals get their ideas across with more impact and greater effectiveness. They are able to raise their profile, and become seen as viable, influential candidates who are equipped for fast-track progress within the organisation. Fresh ideas are unveiled, communication is more efficient saving time and money, and staff are more productive.

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Speak to raise your profile! – WORKSHOP

– Get noticed within your organisation and industry by speaking on stages with punch, power and personality

Who it’s for: Conference breakout sessions, companies, associations, events for women and other diverse groups, employee resource groups, STEM/data/technical teams

The result: Attendees are uplifted, inspired and see they can be powerful, engaging speakers in their own way, resulting in increased confidence and contribution. They learn a simple but highly effective framework that will help them create impactful presentations without the stress. Individuals leave the session with a toolbox of techniques and strategies to become more effective on stage and boost their profile within their organisation or industry. The session also touches on  personal branding and how speakers can use their values to help differentiate themselves from their colleagues and industry peers.

Benefits to the organisation include more satisfied employees, greater visibility, increased business growth and more candidates primed for leadership positions.

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