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Shabazz Nelson

Shabazz Nelson

They call him "The Persuader", they call him "The Youth Whisperer". If you want to inspire and motivate your students, you should just call him!

If you wish to instigate actual positive emotional and behavioural change in your Year 10 or 11 students, that inspires them to take their lives and academic careers to the next level, book Shabazz for an initial hour long session, and then ask yourself why you have never had him before! In just one hour, this man can lift the belief and spirit of even the most jaded student to a new level of growth and development.

He will engage and entice students to question the limiting beliefs they may have, as well as opening new neural pathways designed to accomplish and succeed in any field that the student chooses to focus on. Using interactive stories, logical puzzles, and a little bit of card magic, Shabazz will create the desire to accomplish and the belief that each and every student lucky enough to be present, will leave with a sense of possibility and commitment to their own empowerment and success.

Shabazz has been an inspiring and gifted communication and training consultant for over fifteen years in the fields of education, business to business communication, and individual / team motivation. A background in Law and Psychology has proven the critical factor when advancing work related learning experiences, with tried and tested methods that maximise return on investment in the business and academic fields. With a unique approach to teaching, training and communication enhancement, Shabazz continues to baffle and astound those who partake in any of his trainings, and has a well established portfolio of educational and business associates who continue to use his services to solve their staff and pupil behavioural issues.

His specialties are motivational speaking, conflict resolution, coaching and personal skill set development for school kids and students. He helps provide training and improve self esteem for disenfranchised and excluded youth.

Testimonials from Teachers

"Shabazz uses a clever mixture of magic, ‘street talk’, high- brow thinking and deep questioning to engage his audiences to actively take part in his sessions and consider their own current situations and how they may impact on their futures. His boundless energy and passion for improving lives comes across in everything he says and his messages resonate with all members of the audience, students and staff alike. In sessions he has delivered in Pupil Referral Units he has captivated young people to sit and listen for periods lasting up to two hours – the same pupils who teachers say cannot sit still for two minutes and have no listening skills!"

– Michael Hore, Principal, Parallel Learning Trust

"I would like to thank you for your contribution to the Elmgreen Sixth Form Futures Day. The feedback from the students was really positive and they made particular mention of the Speed Networking Event which you contributed to. They said they gained a better understanding of what lies ahead and this was the main focus of the event, to open up their minds to the possibilities and opportunities out there for them. As a sixth form institution we do not take for granted people giving up their time to support young people in this way. I am extremely grateful and I hope we can call upon your services in the futures. We would also like to invite you to our Arts Exhibition on Wednesday 6th July 2016 here at the school from 5.30pm until 7.30pm."

– Aidan Ryan, Deputy Headteacher, The Elmgreen Sixth Form Futures Day

"I wanted to write and thank you for your generosity, your time and expertise yesterday. Your input and work with students and staff very much helped secure a very successful "Deep Learning Day" for all concerned.Yesterday was an extremely positive learning opportunity for our students and having visitors such as yourself to enrich and support this opportunity was invaluable. We have already had a great deal of feedback from staff and students who agree with my viewing tell of the fun and enjoyment they had, whilst undertaking their individual learning activities. Thank you for agreeing to work with us and for the high quality input you provided yesterday. We appreciate and value it, and look forward to working with you again."

– Niamh Arnull, Head Teacher, St James Catholic High School

"Shabazz did an absolutely fantastic presentation and it was really interactive, the students loved it and were full of praise! He was really effective in motivating the students and raising their self esteem. We definitely want him back next year!"

– Marie Shannon, Head of Languages, Holmer Green Senior School​

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