Choose from Seconde’s Most Requested Topics Below:

Leadership Transformation: In School and Life

  • Leadership Roadmap to Embracing Change

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Attracting and Retaining Students from Diverse Backgrounds

  • Cross-Cultural Education for Our Current-Times

  • HR Learning and Development in a World of Human Diversity

Audience: High School and College/ University Students, Faculty, Staff, Educators and Administrators.
Seconde Can Also Customize a Topic That Fits Your Audience’s Needs.
Fee Range: $5000 – $7500 (this fee includes Travel and Accommodations)
Other fee options may be available per request. Contact Seconde for a Quote at:





Seconde Nimenya is a noted motivational speaker, trainer and facilitator. She conducts staff and management training in cultural diversity leadership, and how to effectively utilize global diversity and other aspects of organizational development. Her area of expertise is in helping diverse groups understand one another, be tolerant of one another, and evolve through adversity.

Book Seconde to deliver an inspirational message for your unique audience with warmth, wit and charisma. Your audience will learn how to cope with life’s adversities,  and how to evolve through them. To schedule Seconde to speak at your next event, submit the Contact Form or send a request email to:



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Her reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with tremendous honesty, warmth, and humor. She is a thought-leader, storyteller, and advocate with the ability to inspire audiences and leave them with strategies to become the best versions of themselves. Contact her at:, to customize a topic for your particular organization and audience. She is available for Motivational Keynotes, Leadership Workshops, and Retreats. 






What Organizers and Attendees are Saying:

Hello Seconde, I had the pleasure of hearing you speak at the United Way in Everett for the Diversity Labor Exchange. It was my first time attending one of their events, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about you and your suggestions for how to move forward in an ever-changing labor market.

Aleta Parcell Springer

HR Manager, Cascade Companion Care

Thank you Seconde for coming to my class. I think you sensed the interest you stimulated in the students. Your story and your presentation is very inspiring. Your perspective on American race issues was also very insightful. I was pleased with the way you drew all of the students into the discussion.

Walton Johnson, Ph.D

Professor, Rutgers University

Ms. Nimenya,

Thank you so much for coming and sharing with our students. One of our goals we established for our school is that every student feel a sense of belonging at Bella Vista. We have a long way to go, but I know you have impacted hundreds of our students to see themselves as unique and wonderful as they are. Hopefully they also see that they need to accept every other individual in the same way – like you say, in the end, we are all the same more than we are different; we want to be accepted for who we are.

Peggy Haskins

Principal, Bella Vista High School - Sacramento, CA

Hi Seconde,

What a fantastic UNE-community collaboration! Thanks so much for coming to Maine and inspiring our community. I’m so looking forward to continuing work with you in Portland.

Donna G. Jarvis

Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, University of New England

Seconde, we cherish the gifts of your wisdom and journey that you shared with us. Thanks for visiting us on “sacred” ground in the territory of our collective spirits. It was a special two days!

Joanne F. DeMark, Ph.D

Leadership Development Specialist, Western Washington University

Seconde, it was beyond wonderful having you speak here at our conference! I’ve heard only rave reviews of your presentation from all!!!

Rhonda DeWitt

Coordinator – Employee Professional Development, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Seconde, just now had a chance to watch your TED talk and loved it. Keep doing what you do and I look forward to what new trails you will blaze during 2017.
Dr. Renee Collins

Associate Dean of Students, Western Washington University

Hello Seconde, I watched and thoroughly enjoyed your TED Talk. Your point of view, delivery and personality really resonate with the kind of viewer we have and across borders.
Karen Juve

Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, The Africa Channel

Thank you for sharing your TED Talk. I found it both grounding and inspiring.
Ericka Cox

Inclusion Manager, King County

We received a lot of really positive feedback about Seconde Nimenya’s presentation; she certainly stood out! She did an outstanding job and incorporated personal stories which definitely touched a chord. She was amazing and inspiring!

Tasha Richardson

Vice President, Human Resources, WYNDHAM Vacation Ownership

Seconde’s storytelling was a powerful experience. An amazing woman who through her life experience is helping others to love themselves, travel your unique journey, and return to share your newly found knowledge with others. Who knew that Adversity could be a source of inspiration. Thank you for your visit to WWU.

Daniel Dickinson

MBA Candidate, Western Washington University

Hi Seconde, I have heard nothing but positive reviews about you. I talked to many people who really liked your presentation. Personally, I thought you were great!

Cameron Cassidy

Education and Employment Navigator, Workforce Snohomish, Washington State


Dear Seconde,
Thank you for making the time to address our Global Women’s Leadership Forum Corporate Members this morning. The webinar content was excellent and your personal story is truly inspirational. Our listeners stayed on the call throughout the entire webinar which is always a sign of interest and engagement.
Diane Wolf

Executive Strategist, Global Women’s Leadership Forum