Motivational Speaker

motivational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience.

$30,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Moderate Demand

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Akeem Haynes

Motivational Speaker – Olympic Bronze Medalist

Originally From Westmoreland, Jamaica and migrated to Canada in 1998. I come from a sporting background from playing football, basketball and running track and field. Throughout the years I become one of the top sprinters in the country and I also hold a few records for Canada and Alberta while winning a bronze medal for Canada in 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Currently I am a motivational speaker with a focus on the topic of resiliency. I believe hope needs to be seen and shown and you never know who’s story can be that reminder than you need to keep pushing forward.

My journey to success comes from a foundation of Faith, Perseverance, and Purpose. I’ve always believed that we are all hear for a purpose and that God has a plan for our lives. However, sometimes it doesn’t always look like that when we are faced with obstacles and adversity. Originally from Jamaica my mother and I moved to Canada for a better life, however, a few years after moving to canada we found ourselves homeless living at the bus stop in the middle of winter time. While that moment in my life was dark, as I grew older it became a pivotal point in my life, it taught me the power of gratitude. And I took that with me wherever I went. Since then, I went on to become the first in my immediate family to graduate from college. (The university of Alabama), I’ve written two books, represented canada at 2 world championships and 2x Olympic Games including winning a bronze medal in 2016. And now as a motivational speaker i share my story not only to provide hope but to give information to help those who are facing hard times in life and business.

What is your educational background?
Bachelor of science in human environmental science with a minor in nutrition.

What are your daily responsibilities?
I’m the founder of AKINSPIRES and the host of the podcast unscripted with Akeem Haynes. So if I’m not speaking, I’m working on creating content for the podcast and doing personal coaching sessions.

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
I would tell my 15-18 year self to not take things so seriously. Enjoy the moment more, breath a little more and most importantly you have already won.

Its not what happens to you, its what you choose to do next.

Core Responsibilities


Write speeches to motivate people 


Encourage the audience to look at things from a different perspective and to become more attentive to their own talents and abilities.


Act as a mentor and someone for their clients to confide in. 

Typical Workplace

  • Employers include colleges and universities, and large companies and organizations
  • Most are self-employed

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Communication skills
Collaborative Skills

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