In a recent episode of A Better HR Business show, Ben spoke with Shola Kaye, an award-winning communication, empathy, compassionate & inclusive leadership international TEDx & keynote speaker and trainer.

Shola Kaye

Shola, a multi-award-winning speaker, brings a wealth of expertise in empathetic communication, leadership, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). With a background in high-pressure industries like investment banking and IT management consulting, Shola understands the challenges of making an impact without confidence and effective communication skills.

Having overcome her struggles as a non-naturally gifted communicator, Shola has become an internationally recognized speaker, delivering powerful presentations for clients like American Express and The United Nations. Featured in prestigious publications, she is committed to creating happier, more engaged, and equitable workplaces.

Shola’s personal experiences of feeling marginalized at work drive her mission to help individuals unleash their brilliance. Through keynotes, masterclasses, and collaborations with leadership teams, she fosters environments where everyone can contribute fully. Shola’s TEDx talk further explores the importance of inclusivity in the workplace.

Beyond her impactful keynotes, Shola extends her influence through training and coaching, working with a team of expert associates. Her approach aims to eliminate barriers, encouraging individuals to share their brilliance and contribute to workplace cultures that thrive on diversity and innovation.

In this episode, Shola shared her insights into the challenges and issues faced by organizations in different countries. Shola discussed the importance of inclusive leadership, outlined her approach to delivering services, and shed light on the types of organizations that seek her expertise.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Shola and Ben talked about:

  • The challenges when working with organizations on change initiatives.
  • The importance of communication and education in the context of DEI and other such work.
  • The value of continuous education and relationship-building within organizations.
  • The importance of educators and activists working together to drive change within organizations.
  • Designing keynote speeches that are interactive and tailored to the needs of each organization.
  • And much more.

Thanks, Shola!

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Shola Kaye’s website:

Shola Kaye, Inclusive Leadership Speaker and Trainer

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