From “Me” to “We”: How Simple Actions Can Transform an Organization
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Using elements of his trademark original spoken word poetry, comedy, and professional theatre training, award-winning artist and educator Omari Newton will captivate and inspire audiences with an autobiographical tale of how a personal change in mindset became the catalyst for a life-changing transformation.
· Radical change starts from within
· We can all be “influencers” within our own networks
FAIL BIG OR LIVE SMALL— THE OVERSIZED BENEFITS OF TAKING BIG RISKS AND OWNING THE OUTCOME, GOOD OR BAD
Award-winning actor and educator Omari Newton will inspire and entertain audiences with an autobiographical story of a life of publicly “failing” to the top of his chosen industry.
· Extreme ownership and personal accountability will always lead to personal growth
· A high profile, high integrity “failure,” is more valuable than a middling “success”
THE ART OF CALLING PEOPLE IN: THE VIRTUE OF INSTIGATING SHORT TERM DISCOMFORT FOR LONG TERM PROSPERITY
Award-winning speaker and professional artist Omari Newton will move audiences with the inspiring personal story of how he transformed bullying and hatred into a national movement for positive change.
· Resilience in the face of adversity can turn a difficult moment into a powerful movement
Character reveals itself when the going gets tough
Motivational Artist | Inclusion Advocate | Award-Winning Actor
Omari’s unique blend of inspirational storytelling, comedy and dazzling original spoken word poetry, make him one of the most in demand speakers in Canada, regularly performing dozens of lectures, keynotes and public addresses for the last 10 years.
Omari Newton is an award-winning professional actor, writer, director and Ted X speaker. As a writer, his original Hip Hop theater piece Sal Capone has received critical acclaim and multiple productions, including a recent presentation at Canada’s National Arts Center. He has been commissioned by Black Theater Workshop (BTW) in Montreal to write a companion piece to Sal Capone entitled Black & Blue Matters.
Omari and his wife, fellow professional playwright Amy Lee Lavoie, have received commissions from The Arts Club Theatre to co-write a new play: Redbone Coonhound. A bold and innovative satirical comedy that confronts instances of systemic racism in the past, present and future. Omari co-directed the first in a series of rolling world premieres at The Arts Club Theatre in October of 2022. The play will then open in Montreal (Imago Theatre) & then Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
Most recently, Omari has a recurring role as Nate on Corner Gas (the animated series) and a recurring role as Corvus of Netflix’s hit new animated series The Dragon Prince.
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