Orlando Bowen’s mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers show up in ways that powerfully influence the path, perspectives and possibilities of those they interact with.
Orlando has been motivating youth and corporate audiences for years, both through his inspiring keynotes as well as through his role as the passionate and dedicated founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization, a charity based in the Greater Toronto Area. Orlando’s “S.W.O.L.E.”™ Leadership Development Program empowers people to serve with passion and vision. The acronym “S.W.O.L.E.”™ stands for Self respect, Work hard, Overcome adversity, Lead by example, and Excellence.
Orlando has been recognized for his work by; Being awarded a 2012 AFRICAN CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, 2013 QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL and a national 2014 HARRY JEROME AWARD for community service and a 2015 National Youth Empowerment Award. In 2015, he served as the president of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and contributes to various committees that focus on building better communities throughout North America.
His powerful personal experiences ignite and inspire people of all ages and he is committed to being ‘all in’ with the audiences he engages.
Resilience – Making Sweet Lemonade of Life’s Lemons and Sharing it with Those Around You
Anti-bullying – One Voice One Team – There is No ‘Us and Them’… There’s Only ‘US’
Leadership – Leading by Example, We ALL Have Stories and Gifts to Give
High Performance – Creating High Performance Teams where Excellence is the Standard
Set the Tone – Creating a Climate and Culture of Excellence for Every Student
Resilience – Creating and Fostering Excellence in Light of Adversity… Bring it ON!!