Kayode is a prolific motivational speaker and a First Class Honours in Psychology of Sport and Exercise Graduate, in which he is published in the field of motivation and self-beliefs.
The remarkable part about Kayode’s story is that he barely scraped into university in the first place, having to go through the clearing process 3 years prior. Nonetheless, Kayode was exceptionally active both on and off campus throughout his studies and was inevitably elected Vice President and Trustee of his Students’ Union and Governor of his University. This was you can just say locally, because, on a national scale, Kayode was elected a Director of the National Union of Students (NUS) at their annual conference.
Kayode is passionate about young people and has represented them to millions of viewers on channels such as the BBC, during the General Election and EU Referendum, where he has been famously described in the media as the “Smoothest Talker on TV”.
With such a vast experience in the education sector, Kayode is perfectly positioned to motivate and inspire students. Kayode has spoken to 10s of 1000s of students at schools, colleges and universities across the UK, including at graduation ceremonies and important conferences such as the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR).
"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
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