If you're looking for an inspiring, high-energy, engaging, relatable, and most of all--highly effective--keynote speaker for your conference, college or corporate event, look no further. Shola's passion for workplace civility and kindness will leave your audience changed forever, and your expectations exceeded every single time.
Don't take our word for it, though. View the video below, read through the speaking testimonials, and see for yourself.
To get an idea of the type of events that book Shola as a keynote speaker, below is a partial list of his recent speaking events (both virtual and in-person):
Below is the full video of Shola's TEDx talk at the "Elevating Humanity" event, titled
Ubuntu-The One Word to Change How You Work Live and Lead
"Today, more than ever, we need to find our way back to kindness, respect and civility. At school, at home and in our workplaces. Shola Richards is by far among the top motivational speakers I have worked with (or heard) in a 25+ year career in media and marketing. He's entertaining, relatable to every demo and GENUINE. As a speaker, or as a corporate educator, I would highly recommend Shola. His skills, attitude and message will pay tangible dividends to your team or event...and leave every participant personally motivated and engaged to do (and be) better colleagues, teammates, classmates, etc. Unlike so many other speakers, the 'shine' you take away from Shola does not fade."
"Shola's enthusiasm and positivity are infectious. He spoke for our staff program at UCLA Extension and left our audience inspired by his stories and practical advice on ways to develop emotional intelligence. Shola's message is an easy-to-follow prescription for leading a happier and more resilient life."
"Shola is an inspirational and engaging keynote speaker. Statistics, anecdotes and family stories are delivered with such passion and energy the whole room will be a buzz. Tips from his book on spreading positivity in the workplace is a problem solver for so many issues and something every employer, industry and person should adopt into their lives at work and home."
"Shola spoke at UC Berkeley's Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Conference and it was evident that he has the ability to his story to motivate and inspire. I read his book, Making Work Work, I have attended his keynote speech, and I attended his workshop at our event. I have also attended this conference three times and Shola will be the one of the most memorable people I've met. If you want a dynamic presenter at your next big event, Shola is the one."
"If you want your company's culture (and your team members) to be more engaged, more productive, more enthusiastic and actually enjoy their work--Shola's your guy. Not only will he inspire your team to be better, he will teach them how, then help make it happen. Shola's the REAL DEAL. Engage him. You and your team will be thrilled you did. Guaranteed."
If you want your audience to be engaged, energized and inspired, DEFINITELY CALL SHOLA! I've seen Shola speak in front of a crowd as well as one-on-one. I've come away from each experience wanting to help make the world a kinder place, one workplace at a time. His passion for his message of positivity is infectious. He doesn't just speak it. He lives it and exudes it."