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Kemi Nekvapil

Kemi Nekvapil

When Kemi Nekvapil shares her story and insights on life every audience member is moved and inspired, but ultimately they also leave feeling empowered to fulfil their own potential. Charismatic, engaging, dynamic and wholehearted, this captivating orator can silence a room through her artful storytelling and powerful presence.

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Testimonials for Kemi Nekvapil

“Kemi’s presentation was absolutely incredible! Extremely dynamic and ­­­­charismatic, grasping the entire teams attention instantly. Her speech was unique and captivating and she managed to completely change the atmosphere. Kemi tailored her approach according to the goals of our team and connected with us all on a personal level. Kemi brought value to our team and left us feeling ‘warm and fuzzy’, as well as empowered and ready to ask more. There was an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from everyone in the team and I would highly recommend Kemi to anyone interested in a coach/speaker.”

Chelsea Preston – Maddocks Lawyers


“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Kemi’s relatable attitude to women’s issues generated plenty of fun interaction amongst delegates, kept our audience engaged throughout and empowered them to leave feeling inspired! And it didn’t stop there. Feedback shared with us as the event organisers evidenced take-homes on a personal level for both work and home, it let us know that discussions were still occurring days after the event and to back it all up…we achieved a 74% return rate on our evaluations. Need we say more! Thank you Kemi and our sponsors for the introduction to our Women In Strata!”

Sharon Lameris, Education & Policy Manager, Strata Community Australia (Vic)


“Kemi’s talk on ‘Managing self in order to manage others’ for leaders in the family violence sector was highly engaging and insightful. Kemi’s energy is contagious, she openly and vulnerably shares her own story and skilfully engages participants, facilitating deep reflections on their relationship to self to gain a better understanding as to how they can effectively lead. Kemi exceeded expectations and feedback from participants was outstanding.”

Shae Allen – Events and Administration Coordinator – Future Social Service Institute/ RMIT University


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your keynote and workshop. One delegate shared, – “Kemi’s session was engaging, confronting and passionate in teaching how to identify what matters to each of us and how to anchor personal power to influence and achieve what we need and want. In an amazing 90 minute session Kemi shifted and transformed a room full of educators to value, cherish and achieve their worth.” – I have just been through all the evaluation forms and your presentations were clearly appreciated by all who attended. Life-changing is the word that springs to mind to describe the impact of your sessions.”

Kerry Green – Australian Education Union


“We engaged Kemi to speak at two educational seminars held for our high end clients. Her presentations truly hit the mark according to our brief, and although our audience was slightly different on each occasion, (first seminar junior staff, second seminar business principals), Kemi was careful to adjust her content, ensuring both presentations held relevance and appeal for both audiences.


With overwhelmingly positive feedback from clients, we couldn’t be happier with how Kemi’s presentations were received. She lit up the room, kept what can be a tough crowd completely captivated, and was an absolute delight to work with!”

Sophie Mettrick │ Marketing & Communications Manager – Whitbread Insurance


“Kemi’s dynamic presentation had everybody truly engaged and hanging on every word. The content was authentic and meaningful and really connected with our team of sales and education staff . Kemi’s style of delivery couple with her fabulous sense of humour really ensures the message is remembered long after the presentation. Many of the team members commented to me that they felt Kemi was speaking directly to them, the queue for her book-signing was proof itself! I would highly recommend Kemi to any team looking for inspiration, motivation and powerful guidance.”

Suzette Cassie | General Manager | Dermalogica


“Kemi spoke at Randstad’s Directions event and has created an inspiring movement amongst our members. Her warm and welcoming approach allowed our audience to open up and face the challenges in life and aspire to make changes and embrace the freedom of choice for personal improvement. The audience was overwhelmed with her charisma and the impressed with her engagement involving every audience member in the journey. Kemi was a breath of fresh air and an amazing presenter who would love to welcome back again in the future. “

Jacqui Dohrmann | Office Manager | Randstad

Kemi Nekvapil Travels from VIC
Fee Range: ::$10001 to $15000

Kemi Nekvapil's Biography

When Kemi Nekvapil shares her story and insights on life every audience member is moved and inspired, but ultimately they also leave feeling empowered to fulfil their own potential.


English born with a Nigerian heritage, she spent her entire childhood in foster care and draws on her early experiences of disempowerment to inspire other women to create lives of worthiness and fulfilment.


Kemi empowers audiences around the world through sharing stories of her life – assumptions cast on her about who she is, not just as a woman; but as a black woman.


Charismatic, engaging, dynamic and wholehearted, this captivating orator can silence a room through her artful storytelling and powerful presence. She radiates warmth and energy through her actions and words, connecting deeply with listeners and offering truth to the notion that where you start in life isn’t where you must end up.


A successful actor over many years, Kemi engages intuitively and effortlessly with audiences of all sizes – delivering meaningful, authentic and uplifting presentations that speak directly and intimately to all those in her presence.


In a space that is often crowded with conflicting and confusing messaging around what it means to live empowered and passionate lives, Kemi’s distinctive approach cuts through.


Her humorous and unapologetic narrative is refreshingly rare, and her insights around choice and empowerment resonate powerfully with women from all walks of life.

Speaking Topics Include


How do leaders create a thriving culture if they are not thriving themselves?

Vibrancy and passion cannot be faked and it cannot be sustained when leaders are constantly giving to the team and not to themselves. How do we keep our female leaders thriving?



Emerging leaders of the future are required to empower not ‘power over’. Many come in with conscious and unconscious ideas of what a leader is and they do not meet the image they have created in their heads. This undermines their confidence and how they lead. Imposter complex is a well-documented phenomenon when it comes to female leadership. Recognising it and then managing it is one of the most important tools in the emerging leader’s toolbox.



Leaders can only get work done through their teams, and their teams will loyally follow an authentic leader. If we want your teams to communicate well, to be loyal to you and your organisation and deliver promised outcomes, the leaders need to lead with these qualities. The title of leader does not mean one has made it, it means that one has just begun. How do woman lead with authentic power?



The 7 principles of well-being keynote is based on Kemi’s book The 7 principles of Raw Beauty. Kemi invites the audience to look beyond what is considered success. Are we successful if we have no sense of purpose? Are we living if we are disconnected from ourselves and those around us?



Many individuals and organisations are unaware that they set goals to meet someone else’s criteria. The competition. The neighbours. No wonder many struggle to meet their goals, but they also miss enjoying the process along the way. Within a team it is vital that the values of each individual align with the values of the organisation they are working for. This leads to better engagement, a happier team, better outcomes and a loyal workforce.



Raised in the foster care system of 1970’s England, this impactful keynote will prove that where we come from does not dictate where we end up. Told through the lens of choice, Kemi shares the choices that she made along the way that influence who she is and the work she does. Highlighting that no matter where we started or where we are, we always have choice and we can always move forwards.



The gift of asking keynote is based on Kemi’s latest book, The Gift of Asking – A women’s guide to creating personal power. Building a coaching practice of female clients over the last seven years has bought to light the struggle many women face when it comes to asking. Marked as the givers in society, where do women have the space to be the askers? How do our families, workplaces and communities suffer when women do not know how to receive?



Women did not dream that they would wake up most days wishing they were somewhere else or someone else. Many did not believe that they would feel lost in their own lives, a feeling that life is happening to them. And they definitely did not think they would feel this tired. How do women put themselves on their own to-do lists?



In an environment where many companies are pushing for diversity in all levels of their organisations, it is wasted resources if potential female candidates do not feel worthy enough to step up. This is a candid keynote based on women’s struggle to see their own worth, either in the work or home environment. This affects the jobs they apply for, the wages they ask for and how they value themselves in the marketplace, and this affects society as a whole.


Workshops and masterclasses – Where the rubber hits the road

Each keynote presentation can be tailored to an exclusive masterclass or a longer workshop.

Providing effective and memorable facilitation to bring her keynotes to life, Kemi is able to work with her clients to deliver customised presentations and programs.