A standout figure on BBC The Apprentice 2018, Kayode Damali is a Professional Speaker, accredited Professional status by the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and he is also a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).
Kayode graduated with a high Published First Class in BSc (Hons) Psychology of Sport and Exercise, achieving some of the highest marks his University has ever seen. This is despite being an ex-offender, failing college and barely scraping into University through the clearing process three years prior.
Kayode was then elected Vice President and Governor of his University and on a national scale, he was elected a Director of the National Union of Students (NUS) before embarking on his career as an Entrepreneur, where he has been listed in the Top 10 of the “Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs in the World”.
Though you may have first seen him on BBC The Apprentice, where his performance there won him the “Favourite Reality TV Star” at the 14th Annual Screen Nation Film and Television Awards at The May Fair Hotel, London, The Apprentice was actually not his first rodeo! He has previously been described as the “Smoothest Talker on TV” after appearing with Victoria Derbyshire, he enjoyed an earful being yelled at by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, and he has also been on Channel 4 demonstrating his questionable cooking on Come Dine With Me.
“The feedback was brilliant and the kids absolutely loved it. They keep saying to me that they don't want to fit in, they want to be outstanding (STAND OUT)!”– Mr. V Singh, Teacher, Stretford High School
"Kayode is an exceptional public speaker who gave an outstanding address at our annual Sports Awards Dinner, captivating staff and students. He oozes energy, charisma and sheer love of life. A delightful young man who is an exceptional role model for young and old alike."– Mike Jones, Headteacher, Holmer Green Senior School
"Kayode was great - he had such an inspiring story and really communicated well with our students. We are thinking about booking him again to come and talk to our Y10 or Y11s. A lovely man."– Mrs. Sian Williams, Head of '6', Flint High School
“The feedback was brilliant and the kids absolutely loved it. They keep saying to me that they don't want to fit in, they want to be outstanding (STAND OUT)!”
"His address was engaging, witty and, above all, inspirational for the next cohort. Anyone who has seen his speech at the MMU graduation ceremony is left with no doubt about his ability to engage, inspire and motivate a large audience!”– Dr. Nick Lund (SFHEA), Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
"Kayode is an inspirational young man and it was a great pleasure to welcome him to speak at our annual Higher Education Graduation ceremony. His natural charm, enthusiasm, professionalism and humour provided the perfect blend to capture the attention of our students!”– Helen Nellist, Principal and Chief Executive, West Cheshire College
"Kayode is an exceptional public speaker who gave an outstanding address at our annual Sports Awards Dinner, captivating staff and students. He oozes energy, charisma and sheer love of life. A delightful young man who is an exceptional role model for young and old alike!"– Mike Jones, Headteacher, Holmer Green Senior School
"Kayode helps his audience grasp the message by focusing on his message. He includes stories, humour and other 'sidebars', which connects to the core idea."– Andy Coyles, Lecturer and Stoke FC Academy Coach, Northumbria University
“Kayode Damali is an exceptional public speaker and we were very grateful to be able to secure him as Keynote for our annual HE Student Conference. Kayode was a breath of fresh air and was really able to engage and motivate our students by telling his story of success. If you are looking for a Keynote or someone to motive young people to aspire for greater things then I can think of no one better. We would not hesitate to work with Kayode again and hope to do so in the future.”– Laura Gower, Reasearch and Projects Coordinator, Newcastle College
"Kayode brought welcome energy and enthusiasm to our evening. He spoke with utter self-belief and tailored his talk to include relevant details of our school. It was a pleasure to meet Kayode and have him speak to our students."– James Pledger, Assistant Headteacher, Grove School
"Everyone really enjoyed Kayode's talk at our recent awards evening. Kayode's energy and his ability to relate to a really mixed crowd of teenagers, parents, teachers and guests impressed us all. Thank you."– Tony Day, Principal, Joseph Chamberlain College
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