Motivational Poet / Strategic Presenter
Sekou Andrews Text Reviews
Sekou is the single most impactful act I have used in my corporate shows in 8 years. His talent and professionalism are unsurpassed and he continues to amaze every audience I have had the opportunity to share him with.
Tona' Broussard-Wilson, President - Now and Zen Productions
Sekou is a true master at his craft; his ability to transform ideas and insights into powerful and compelling stories is truly an amazing gift. That gift combined with his professionalism makes him a rare talent.
Trevor Edwards, VP Global Brand & Category Management - NIKE
I still don't know how you do it, but you managed to communicate complicated corporate messages and explain detailed projects in a way that was powerful and meaningful. And the message came across loud and clear.
Nicole Ishida, Communications Specialist - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
I was like, "Oh, there's this poet coming in ... this is going to be totally lame and boring." But when he came onto the stage... I was absolutely mesmerized with his ability to turn the audience on. Our challenge is "How do we get people thinking differently?" And I've got to tell you, I paid for a catalogue speech and this guy came in and delivered one of the most exceptional experiences that this company has had. We've seen a tremendous amount of shift in our people."
Jarrod Dogan, CEO - Hybrid Apparel
"It's hard to imagine the artistry of this young man; his ability to take a concept - factual information - weave it into a story, move an audience, and structure a presentation of the most complex [form], taking us up and taking us down. It's not a single message, but a series of waves; a crescendo, and they don't end in the beach, they end in hope and understanding. I'm in awe of his talents."
Richard Saul Wurman, Creator - TED Conference
"Our challenge is to help our organization understand how customers are experiencing [our industry's] changes... what are the implications for us as a company. So we went to Sekou, to try to have him help us see all these changes through the eyes of our customers, and what it means for us. Sekou opened up our global leaders meeting, with a fantastic soliloquy [on] the customer of the future in a way that cut through to the one hundred top leaders at eBay... it got our whole organization and our whole leadership team focused...The reaction was very positive, both to his remarkable talent [and], even more importantly, to the messages his performance conveyed to us; it helped us have a really productive meeting thereafter."
John Donahoe, CEO - eBay
"Sekou was absolutely the perfect presenter for [our] environment... He left the podium, went down into the audience, he connected with all the people who were there. He did a fantastic job. He was very well received. I saw smiles coming across their faces, I saw young people saying, "Oh, he gets it!" and older people saying, "Oh, he DOES get it!" My 70 year old parents were there, as well as my 13 year old son and 15 year old daughter. I asked them "What presentation really struck you?" And both groups, without hesitation, start with Sekou Andrews."
Albert Dotson, President - 100 Black Men of America
"There's an awful lot of change management going on in our organization. I believe it's moving in the right direction, but it's not without some challenges. I was at a rm over the summer talking to a group of recruits, and one of our members talked about Sekou's presentation. The member talked about the fact that each and every day she thinks about Sekou's advice... She says it's made a tremendous change in both her personal and her professional life in a very positive way. What more could you ask for from a presenter?"
Sharon Bryson, CEO - North Carolina Association of CPAs
"I have worked with [Sekou] twice, as a part of two different organizations. The rst time -- I've got to be honest -- I was a little bit nervous, because what Sekou does is de nitely edgy and out there. For a conservative organization, I wasn't sure how it was going to land. But people were oored. They were absolutely blown away by it. So, the second time, at our big event in Madison Square Garden, I could just kick back, relax, and actually watch him do his magic on stage. And, it is magic. You can see in the eyes of the audience members--which were our leaders -- that they are mesmerized... They are trying to gure out, "What is going on? How does he do that? How does he deliver the message that is both so inspiring, but also tailored to our organization?" Sekou is de nitely one of the most engaging motivational speakers that I have had the pleasure to work with. Not only is Sekou brilliant at what he does and just a master of his craft, but he's also a really nice guy. He's great to work with, and it's truly a pleasure to engage with him.
Sven Gerlinger, Chief Experience Of cer - Northwell Health
"What Sekou did... it just blew me away. And it kept coming and coming and coming - I couldn't believe that he could go on in a way that continued to be original and compelling. So I became a fan instantaneously. He was easily rated, by far, the most compelling speaker at that event, and we had some pretty good speakers. His impact was dramatic and it helped us do what we were trying to do."
David Fransen, Consul General - Government of Canada