A week in the life of poetic voice, Sekou Andrews, could find him keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard. This schoolteacher turned national poetry slam champion has now become the world’s leading “Poetic Voice” – a new type of speaker and artist who seamlessly blends inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to help organizations tell their most powerful stories. His presentations and keynotes are in high demand from Fortune 500 companies, leading conferences, and global nonprofits, such as Google, Toyota, Nike, Paypal, Johnson & Johnson, Global Green, and ASAE. He has been featured on national media outlets, including ABC, MSNBC, HBO, Showtime, MTV and BET, and Forbes has called him “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” Sekou has presented privately for such luminaries as Larry King, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, Bono, Maya Angelou, and Norman Lear, and has shared the stage with music heavyweights Stevie Wonder, JayZ, Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra to name but a few. His last spoken word album, “Poetic License,” helped him become the most awarded artist in the nation’s largest independent music organization. Having successfully innovated a new speaking category, Sekou also teaches rockstar secrets to public speakers through his Stage Might™speaker training, teaching executives and leaders the techniques of master performers. As a poetic voice, Sekou does more than inspire us with his story; he inspires us with our story.