EDUCATOR . MOTIVATOR . SURVIVOR
"Guaranteed to inspire your audience!"
Leo has become Nationally known for his entertaining and dynamic performances that powerfully provoke real change in his audiences. With his spoken word and comedic edge Leo is truly able to connect with everyone he speaks to. After eating his way through life Leo has become a self-proclaimed “pizza connoisseur”.
He has now spoken in hundreds of events across North America empowering students, educators and corporations to take control of the emotions that drive our choices.
From creating award-winning school curriculum with his company TDS Education to publishing books and collaborating with the worlds largest brands Leo is truly more than a speaker, he is a game changer!
Raised in Scarborough, a multicultural inner city of Toronto known for its crime and violence, Leo was able to build the foundation of his character. Nearly becoming a statistic like many of his peers Leo used his infectious energy and ambition to carve out a life no one ever thought possible.
After a violent run-in with a youth trying to rob him Leo was left for dead with two close-range bullet wounds. Hours later a mailman found his lifeless body and the journey to becoming who Leo was meant to be had then just begun.
“Leo had such an impact at our
National Conference! Months later
youth and staff were still raving
about his performance.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Director of Programs
“He captivated the audience with his delivery and empowered us with his message. I found him to be a very dynamic individual whose enthusiasm permeated both staff and students”
David J. Forster
Crime Stoppers Association President
“Leo was by far the best speaker we have had at our teacher conference. He connected with the audience in a way I have never seen!”
Dr. Greta Peay
Clarke County School District Director of Equity and Diversity
“Leo is an exceptional guest speaker! He truly has a way of keeping it real and delivering a very relatable message for schools. He performs with great enthusiasm captivating and engaging every student.”
VP at Vincent Massey High (EMSB Montreal)
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