Grammy Nominated Inspirational Speaker, Sekou Andrews

Grammy-Nominated Inspirational Speaker, Sekou Andrews

As you’re watching the Grammy’s this Sunday, look for Sekou Andrews.

He is the first contemporary spoken word poet in 12 years to be nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category (alongside Michelle Obama!). In response to the nomination, Sekou said:

“Receiving this recognition is beyond exciting and an incredible honor. I’ve dedicated my career to helping to pioneer a commercially viable industry for the art form I love. I hope having spoken word poetry back on the GRAMMY® map will open doors for future poets to be recognized. Plus, what better company for The String Theory and I to be in than to be nominated alongside Michelle Obama!” 

Sekou’s performance is one that groups turn to for “something different.” He inspires audiences on multiple themes like innovation, disruption, collaboration, and diversity with a delivery that is truly one-of-a-kind. Imagine “Hamilton” meets a keynote speech.


  • DIY Innovation - Sekou offers a creative perspective on embracing failure, encouraging unconventional thinking, and being the kind of leader who walks your innovation talk. Sharing the personal, innovative story of his creation of a new, cutting-edge style of communication, “Poetic Voice,” he illustrates that “Innovation is simply the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’”
  • Power Through the People: Diversity is Disruption - This interactive and emotive presentation delivers research, best practices, and proven takeaways to help your audience understand how embracing diversity can strengthen performance, stimulate innovation, and future-proof their organization. 
  • Insist on Story: Strategic Storytelling Secrets for Success - Sekou has created a successful business helping organizations tell their most powerful stories to show the the best versions of themselves. Now he’s helping your organizations develop this skill by teaching your sales, marketing, communications, and senior leadership teams how to embed data and information into stories that deliver inspiration

Sekou’s client roster – from Google to Nike to Capital One – speaks for itself, and it’s no surprise that Forbes called him “the de facto poet laureate of Corporate America.”

With all of the innovation and inspiration that is poetic voice, Sekou is accomplishing the seemingly impossible – bringing spoken word to the world’s largest stages, while redefining the notion of what a speaker is… and what a poet can be.


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