Black Motivational Speakers - Ken Nwadike Jr - Natural Hair Conference

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- Black Motivational Speakers

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is an American documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Nwadike is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which produces motivational videos to spread love, inspire change, and raise awareness of social issues. His 'Free Hugs' videos have reached hundreds of millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.

In 2014, Nwadike launched the Free Hugs Project to spread love in response to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. The Free Hugs Project gained popularity in 2016, as Nwadike made major news headlines for his peace-keeping efforts and de-escalating violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Nwadike was featured in Google's 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight of some of the year's most defining moments. Nwadike has made many appearances on news programs and radio broadcasts worldwide, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News. Ken has spoken at hundreds of Colleges and Universities and is a favorite at high-schools and corporations. Ken was the 2017 featured keynote speaker at NACA National convention, and was also chosen to speak at the 2018 National convention and several regional NACA events.

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THE POWER OF POSITIVE HUMAN INTERACTION
Format: ​45-60 Minute Keynote w/ Optional Q&A

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In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his "Free Hugs Project" to engage participants in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism.

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Ken's keynote address explores the power of positive human interaction and ways to bridge the racial divide by spreading love. The goal of this program is to create unity, civility, and build a more diverse and inclusive culture on your campus.

Perfect presentation for:

Crime Prevention, Addiction, Adventurers, African American Topics, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Athletics and Sports Personalities, Authors, Black History Month, Corporate Branding, Business, Change, Charity, Celebrity Speaker, Child Abuse and Endangerment, Communication, Community Policing, Civil Rights, Competition, Conservation, Consulting, Content Marketing, Crisis Management, Current Events, Customer Service, Discrimination, Diversity, Eating Disorders, Empowerment, Entertainment, Health & Nutrition, Fitness Training, Humanity, Human Rights, Homelessness, Humor, Image, Self-Esteem, Inclusion, Inclusivity, Information Overload, Meditation, Meeting Event Planning, Men's Health, Mental Health, Philanthropy, Police, Poverty, Racism, Relationships, Riots, Safety Security, Self Confidence, Sexuality, Stress Relief, Teambuilding, Trust, Unconscious Bias, Unity, Welcome Message, Wellness
educational / informative audience activity inspirational / life-changing humorous / funny
CONFLICT RESOLUTION: RESTORING CIVILITY IN THE WORKPLACE AND ON CAMPUS
Format: ​45-60 Minute Keynote w/ Optional Q&A

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Creating safe and inclusive communities. It all begins with how civil we are towards our fellow men and women. As a business keynote speaker, Ken shares stories of de-escalating intense confrontations on the front-lines of riots and protests. He describes ways that peacekeeping principles can be used proactively in the workplace and community to prevent heightened situations from occurring.

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The keynote inspires business leaders to be more supportive and respectful towards one another. Restoring civility in America improves the way we treat our families, coworkers, and people within our communities. Ken has received numerous awards from law enforcement agencies and community groups for his peacekeeping efforts during uprisings.

Perfect presentation for:
Corporate Culture, Conflict Resolution, Avoiding Confrontations, Addressing Bullying, Education, Employees / Workforce, Elementary School Students​, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, Children, Coaching, Psychology, Attitude, Anger Management, Productivity, Workplace Respect, Human Resources, Etiquette, Body Language, Gender Issues, Race Issues, Problem Solving, Difficult People, Sexual Harassment, Juvenile Detention, Trauma and Terrorism, Law Enforcement, Violence, Life and Work Transitions, Military, Tough Times, Team Building, Special Events, Tolerance
audience activity educational / informative inspirational / life-changing
LEADERSHIP: BECOME THE LEADER THAT THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR
Format: ​45-60 Minute Keynote w/ Optional Q&A

This program is perfect for:
​Inspiring leadership in the workplace, on campus, and within organizations.

The audience will leave with:
​Inspiration and new ideas on how to identify needs
Courage to take on new challenges
Better problem solving skills

​Perfect presentation for:

Accountability, Social Good Campaigns, Activism, Adversity, Community Relations, Corporate Responsibility, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurism, Facilitator, Future Goals, Goal Setting, Becoming A Hero, Innovation, Inspiration, Life Balance, Leadership Lifestyle, Mental Strength, Mentoring, Mindfulness, Mindset, Motivation, Negotiation, Network Marketing, Networking, Patriotic Events, Peak Performance, Performance Improvement, Personal Development, Persuasion / Influencing, Presentation Skills, Religion and Christian Events, Success, Thought Leadership, Teamwork, Vision Purpose, Training Programs

This program is interactive and will leave your team fired up to set new leadership goals.

audience activity educational / informative inspirational / life-changing humorous / funny
PERSEVERANCE: YOU DEFINE YOUR FINISH LINE
Format: ​30 Minute Keynote w/ Optional Q&A

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​Motivating corporate / sales teams and athletes to break through the boundries and limitations that they set for themselves
Teams struggling with forward momentum
Managers of underperforming sales teams
As a former homeless student athlete, Ken shares his story of using running to change his finish line

The audience will leave with:
​Tips to tune out self-doubt and lack of motivation
Inspiration to set 'Bold Goals' and aim to achieve them
The ability to tune out naysayers and negativity

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Leadership training, Coaching leaders, Motivating Athletes, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Inspiration
audience activity educational / informative inspirational / life-changing
CHARITABLE WORKS: SUPPORTING A CAUSE
Format: ​30 Minute Keynote w/ Optional Q&A

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​Motivating groups to take action that create social and environmental change.

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​Equipped and inspired to take action.
Ready to create a social good campaign or support a cause that resonates with your groups mission.

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Nonprofit, Overcoming Hardship, Orientation, Parenting, Passion/Passionate, Patriotic, Party, Digital Marketing, Disability, Ethics / Integrity, Events, Family, Fitness, Fun, Holiday, Labor Relations, Internet Marketing and Promotions, Prison Reform, Protests, Restaurant and Retail Fundraiser Campaigns, Small Business, Social Media, Spirituality, Strategic Planning, Sustainability: Environment, Time Management, Self-Management, Using Technology for Charity / Good, Supporting Homless Youth and Young Children
audience activity educational / informative inspirational / life-changing
SOCIAL CHANGE THINK TANK
Format: ​2 Hour Workshop / Breakout Session

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Brainstorming ideas to improve your community and the world around you

The audience will leave with:
​Actionable plans to develop charitable works that will benefit people in need.

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