The Speech Academy is a leading communications institute training individuals and organizations in communications – with modules ranging from elocution and accent softening to public speaking, presentation skills and executive presence. Since 2009, we have trained more than 5,000 speakers, including business executives, corporate managers, lawyers, university lecturers, undergraduates and school pupils, to deliver the most effective communications experience possible in any given situation.
Our mission is simple: to equip leaders and aspiring leaders with the tools to communicate effectively for global impact. Through our unique, comprehensive and transformational training courses and options, we work with you to increase your influence as a leader and your impact as a speaker. We realize that if your message will be heard in today’s world of information overload, the communication experience that you create has to move from one that merely dumps information to one that inspires action and change, and that is precisely what we help you do.
Faith is an entrepreneur, project manager, international affairs analyst, writer and speaker. In his early career in print and radio journalism, he interviewed numerous personalities including Nobel Laureates, Wole Soyinka and Leymah Gbowee. Today, he provides socio-political commentary for global news outlets like the BBC, South African Broadcasting Corporation and others. A former competitive public speaker, Faith won three levels of the Toastmasters International public speaking contest in New York in 2012, and has delivered presentations to diverse audiences on four continents.
At African Leadership Academy, he served as a member of the Executive team overseeing Communications, Marketing, Program Recruitment and Partnerships, and identifying young global leaders for the Academy’s leadership programs. In 2013, he founded the ALA Model African Union and in 2016, he founded Future Africa, creating platforms for developing the continent’s future public sector leaders.
An elocutionist and executive communication coach, Goodness Kolawole has worked with several business executives and organization leaders looking to increase their impact, helping them develop and demonstrate the communication skills for effective leadership. As Director of The Speech Academy, Goodness leads the organization’s efforts at designing its unique and proven methodology. As principal instructor at the academy, he has trained several thousands of people- from entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to university and high school students- in elocution, accent softening and presentation skills.
Goodness often speaks to large groups about the secrets of communication, storytelling and executive presence, and has been featured as a judge in numerous speech contests as a result of his refreshingly direct approach that challenges conventional ideas. He holds a Master’s degree in Communication Arts (MCA).