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Ayo Awotona

Ayo Awotona

International Public Speaker, Presenter and Mentor that specialises in confidence building for girls and young women

Ayo Awotona is a female public speaker and mentor that specialises in confidence building for girls and young women. Ayo has spoken at conferences internationally as well as visited various parts of the world speaking to thousands of students delivering high impact workshops and assemblies that increase confidence, aspirations and attitude towards education.

Growing up, Ayo struggled with low self-esteem and never knew who she was as an individual, so she craved attention and validation from others. She was someone who appeared rather 'tough' and 'confident' on the outside, but behind closed doors, she would often question the purpose of her life and wanted it to end on a regular basis.

Thankfully, after many years, she was able to get out of that dark place. She started teaching herself how to be confident and realised that the key to being confident was learning to trust herself and believe in her own ability. She had to realise that she didn't need to compare herself to anyone else!

There are still millions of females who don't realise the power they have within themselves. Therefore, Ayo's aim is to uplift, empower, educate and let individuals know that we are great and greatness lives within each and every one of us!

Topic areas include: body image, self-esteem and confidence, growth mindset, peer pressure, dealing with fear, dreaming big, motivation and resilience.

Student outcomes include: how to manage the influences of social media and the impact it has on self-esteem, the ability to recognise, accept and shape their unique identities, boosted confidence and much more...

Methods of delivery: Motivational talks/assemblies, workshops, mentoring, extended programme packages

You can watch Ayo in action here.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Just to say that we had a fantastic morning with Ayo yesterday. She was brilliant and the girls loved her talk."

– Nancy Burley, Press and Communications Officer, James Allen’s Girls’ School

"Ayo was absolutely fantastic!! I can’t find enough adjectives to express how the students were focused throughout the entire hour assembly. Ayo covered everything we wanted and the staff and students were talking about Ayo all day."

– Rose Francis, Year 10 Standard Leader, Sanders School

"We had Ayo working with our Year 9's, 10's and 11's and the feedback has been fantastic. They really loved it, and they've left today feeling really motivated and inspired."

– Rachel Adepoju, Deputy Headteacher, Castleview School

"Ayo was excellent, inspirational and she related to the students aspirations (lots of positive responses from students)."

– Leona Lysandrou, KS3 Co-Ordinator, St Anne's Catholic High School​

Ayo was brilliant! Nothing but positive feedback from us!

– Sam Lock, PSHE Co-ordinator, Saffron Walden County High School

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