Inspirational Speaker (aka The British Oprah)
Jaz Ampaw-Farr is a Human First Leadership Strategist, Keynote speaker and Author.
Jaz has a unique ability to help people and corporations reframe their stories and situations, bringing transformation in their work, life and communities. This is Jaz’s alchemy.
Jaz is highly recognised for the impact she’s had on the education and health sectors, galvanising and inspiring those around her. She has led national and international projects unlocking potential in leaders and teams and is now highly sought after by business leaders, corporations and governments wanting the same results.
It is fair to say that working with Jaz leaves a mark. She gives you the feeling you can do the impossible so that the next time you face adversity and challenge, you’ll be ready. In her TEDx Talk she re-storied her life as a broken child, highlighting the transformative power we have to make a difference. Jaz’s determination drove her from appalling abuse at the hands of her own parents to running away from foster care and life as a teen on the streets, to the resilience influencer she is today.
As a speaker, Jaz has a disarming ability to captivate her audience and share her story with humour and humility and without anger or bitterness. She invites people into a more authentic narrative around choice and agency, leaving individuals and organisations reporting an increase in determination and productivity.
Jaz’s ability to reframe means she sees the world in a unique way, which challenges and ignites those around her, lifting them out of what she calls ‘mindset poverty’ into previously unachievable outcomes.
Full of practical advice, her message is neatly summed up in her own words to those five teachers from her past and the title of her best selling book – Because Of You – This Is Me..
Nicknamed ‘The British Oprah’ in the US, Jaz is an international headline speaker, who makes audiences laugh, cry and leave on a high. Her USP is her disarming ability to engage audiences on an emotional and intellectual level and galvanise them into taking action.
Her speaking topics cover –
Human-First Leadership- You’re not a leader because of your title, but because others believe you to be worth following.
Owning Your Leadership Voice- Everyone has a leadership voice. Some use it to persuade, some to protect and some have a tendency to keep it hidden.
Balancing Life and Work in the Digital Age- Embracing change is never easy and often requires stellar levels of mental resilience and agility.
Embedding Ambitious Resiliencen- Mental resilience is the new black. Whether you’re navigating a nationwide lockdown or juggling your daily responsibilities you face constant challenges at work and in life, that a tick box approach to wellbeing isn’t going to solve.
The 3 Rs of Reinvention – Your Generation C story could be one of chaos caused by Covid-19 or one of the creativity, courage and change you embraced.
The Power of Everyday Heroes – In her flagship keynote Jaz shares her powerful journey of triumph over adversity.
Courageous Conversations –Unconscious bias training that is the polar opposite of box ticking and instead invites curiosity