Shola Kaye Communication Consultant Diversity | MFL Global
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Shola Kaye

Communication Consultant

Shola Kaye is a communication consultant, author of two books and an award-winning speaker. Her keynote and masterclass topics include communication for diversity and inclusion, workplace communication – in particular for technical teams – and workplace empathy. She also speaks about how to create a more inclusive environment for introverts, especially within the technical/data/STEM work space.

Shola has been featured in Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and on the BBC and is often called upon to chair and facilitate conferences and events. In her role of communication consultant, Shola hosts a popular podcast, and has created a top 10 rated weekly video blog. Shola’s first book was an Amazon.com number one bestseller and her second book will be released soon.

She has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and then went on to obtain a Postgraduate teaching qualification from Oxford University before completing her Masters degree in Neuroscience and Analytical Chemistry at Emory University in the USA.

She then went into IT and management consultancy working in both the USA and the UK, finding that utilisation rates and engagement of certain groups were at lower than optimal levels.

Shola eventually left the corporate world for a while and built a career for herself as a professional singer. She entertained clients on four continents for more than 15 years, performing at venues from The Savoy Hotel to outdoor festivals. During Shola’s keynotes she uses skills she picked up during this time as a performer to engage her audiences. It has been the foundation of her unique, creative and energetic approach.

In 2016 Shola won the Jenny Seagrove Speaking award. She has also presented a TEDx speech on Empathy in the Workplace. Her speeches and programmes are in demand and she is frequently rebooked or tasked with running the same programme at multiple client locations. Shola provides keynotes, masterclasses and seminars.

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Topics

Three steps to a more inclusive workplace - build bridges and create a culture of belonging by harnessing the power of empathy

The outcome of this keynote is personal courage, cohesion and a sense of belonging. Delegates are encouraged to seek out and support those they would usually avoid.

Individuals are challenged to listen more effectively and use a simple framework to develop both themselves and a sense of community at the same time. Team mates learn more about each other and work together with a new spirit of understanding and empathy.

This leads to multiple benefits such as increased happiness, retention,
productivity and progression through the company. The increase in empathy has additional advantages such as improvements in innovation, and better connection with customers and prospects.

Inclusion for introverts - It’s not wrong, it’s genetic! Create a workplace where everyone can thrive

Did you realise that although introverts make up approximately 50% of the population, only around 2% of top execs are introverts?

Learn about the neuro diversity of your introverts and why they might need extra support. Your quieter people become more productive, feel they belong and are able to contribute more fully. These introverts and ambiverts (people who are introverted in certain circumstances) feel happier and better understood.

Pathways become visible for more of your introverts to progress into leadership roles, leading to better utilisation of your people and additional opportunities for
business growth. Extroverts feel more comfortable around and are more accepting of their quieter colleagues. Teams are more cohesive and work better together.

Techniques for clear, confident communication – Stop holding back and start stepping up with these essential frameworks for meetings and conversations

The outcome of this keynote is that individuals feel more confident speaking up in a punchy, concise way. They are equipped with storytelling formulas that keep them on track, and frameworks to be more persuasive, using more than just logic to make their case.

In a fast-paced meeting environment individuals get their ideas across with more impact and greater effectiveness. They are able to raise their profile, and become seen as viable, influential candidates who are equipped for fast-track progress within the organisation. Fresh ideas are unveiled, communication is more efficient saving time and money, and staff are more productive.

Speak to raise your profile! Masterclass – Get noticed within your organisation and industry by speaking on stages with punch, power and personality

Attendees are uplifted, inspired and see they can be powerful, engaging speakers in their own way, resulting in increased confidence and contribution. They learn a simple but highly effective framework that will help them create impactful presentations without the stress.

Individuals leave the session with a toolbox of techniques and strategies to become more effective on stage and boost their profile within their organisation or industry. The session also touches on personal branding and how speakers can use their values to help differentiate themselves from their colleagues and industry peers.

Benefits to the organisation include more satisfied employees, greater visibility, increased business growth and more candidates primed for leadership positions.

Shola was extremely professional, the feedback we received off the back of her talk was fantastic… the audience were inspired and constantly engaged throughout the session,
making this a great way to open our event. I would highly recommend Shola for any organisation that is looking for an inspiring / motivational speaker on communication in
the workplace. Shola – thank you once again for your support on the day and bringing such great energy to the event.

Natwest

Shola is a big impact speaker and compelling story teller. Her contribution to a critical event was arresting, memorable and inspiring. Be warned: her energy and positivity are highly contagious.

Bauer Media Group

Shola was professional and friendly. She delivered an engaging speech and got our usually reluctant technology department interacting with each other which was great.
Wonderful.

Financial Conduct Authority

An eye-opener for me. I exercise empathy often however, I considered it more of a nice to have. Now I realise the importance of it in our day to day lives.

Deloitte

Publications

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How to be a DIVA at Public Speaking: The step-by-step system to engage your audience and present with confidence

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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