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Angus Kennedy

Angus Kennedy

Make your passion your career and see your students truly inspired to live the dream - straight from the Real Life Willy Wonka!

Angus is a highly experienced speaker, travels the world working with all types of schools, colleges and Universities motivating both students and teachers alike to achieve full their full potential.

Angus’ talk is packed with stories and real life experiences of his successes and failures throughout his early school life and how he never gave up and overcame the ‘impossibles’. He shares his unique self-taught techniques that got him: an unprecedented book contract without an agent (1 in 200,000 chance), appearing on national television, press and global media and arguably landing the best job in the world - tasting chocolate for a living! With a sizeable income to match.

Angus Kennedy’s memorable story of overcoming adversities for 32 years to becoming one of the most celebrated authors in the USA and the world’s leading chocolate taster, truly motivates and inspires students to do well and not to give up when times are tough.

He is passionate in providing children of all ages with a deep sense of self-belief enlightening their way of thinking, while lifting their spirits with his amazing talk of how to create the dream job and land a high income - from nothing! It’s a real rags-to-riches /David and Goliath tale.

In his interactive talk, Angus not only provides insight into the magical world of chocolate, but moreover, makes the valuable connection for students not to give up on their studies or take the wrong paths. School wasn’t so bad after all! It’s a hugely inspirational session.

Angus’ talks are: tailor made to each school’s requirements:last a minimum of one hour, include interactive chocolate presentations, provide an insight into the chocolate industry, while open discussion is greatly encouraged. Angus is married and lives in Kent with 5 children aged 5-18 so well-rehearsed to deliver to all class ages from primary to secondary up to University level.

… and yes - Angus really does bring chocolate with him so students and teachers can learn inside skills to test chocolate for themselves! Chocolate provided free of charge and strictly on request and permission of the client.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Dear Angus, just a short note to say thank you for coming into school today. On entering my classroom for an Upper 5th lesson straight after your talk, I was bombarded with requests for you to return to speak again - one pupil said they could have listened to you for an entire 24 hours and another demanded that you have a two hour slot next time! They were really motivated and inspired. As I said, I need to check with the Headmaster and the timetable changes for next year, but I shall be in touch regarding your availability in the new academic year to come in, if you are willing and able."

– Kim Clarke, Head of PSHE and Careers, King's Rochester Senior School

"Angus was fantastically helpful in allowing my students to gain insight and understanding into the world of entrepreneurship – as well as the world of chocolate. He was able to relate through stories and examples complex ideas about customers, production, marketing, and industry evolution and structure. He was able to compellingly tell his life’s story as it related to chocolate, publishing/media and entrepreneurship."

– Justin I. Miller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, USC Marshall School of Business (USA)

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