Odell Bizzell II

TOPICS

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • First Year Success

  • Leadership

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about Odell

Odell Bizzell is a nationally known blogger, speaker, author, internet personality, and expert in training leaders to overcome obstacles to succeed. While in high school Odell started a small candy retail distribution center that earned him over $75,000 while earning an academic scholarship to college. As a successful keynote speaker, Odell has been featured in USA Today, Yahoo Finance, CNBC.com, and over 200 media outlets. Through his company the Impact Student Success Program Odell, has partnered with over 200 colleges, youth organizations, and the military to reach tens of thousands of students. He’s also the author of 5 books and is a nationally recognized voice in helping students turn their life story into a success story. His engaging and interactive presentations help students learn about the intersection of leadership and diversity and how to become more effective leaders in a diverse world. Odell has presented on the same stages as Super Bowl winning coaches, national politicians, and celebrities like Stephen A. Smith, Dave Letterman, and Oprah Winfrey.

 programs

Refuse to Lose: Four Ways to Become a Guaranteed Student Success Story

 

Ask a room full of new students if they want to be successful and every hand will rise in agreement. It is a universal goal, but what differentiates those who achieve success and those who don't?

 

What if there were strategies to ensure students could actualize their goals through meaningful, deliberate practice?

 

Students face challenges and obstacles both at home and in school, and in his most-popular program, Odell helps students to overcome them in pursuit of their potential. Through humorous and impactful storytelling,  Odell shares his story of academic success and how he was able to use one simple exercise to create his future as a young adult.

Learning Outcomes

Audience members will...
  • Explore the broad topic of student success and how it applies to their individual goals
  • Actualize a universal strategy to achieve academic success
  • Consider the alignment of personal passion and purpose
  • Develop practical strategies to move forward confidently toward big, lifelong goals
Ideal Audiences
  • Orientation
  • First Year Experience
  • Leadership Development
Formats
  • Keynote
  • Workshop

IMPACT: Six Ways to Exhibit Leadership

Student leaders want to leave a legacy; they see themselves as being able to positively improve the trajectory of their campus and community. But many get lost in the grind of what it means to be a truly transformational leader.

That's where Odell can help.

Do you want your students leaders to be energized about leadership? Do you want them to combat apathy and produce positive energy in the student body? Odell has worked with campus leaders across the nation to produce meaningful, long-lasting change. In this signature program he breaks down the word IMPACT into six specific strategies leaders can use now and into the future. 

Learning Outcomes

Audience members will...
  • Examine the connection between inspiration and overcoming apathy 
  • Develop strategies to maintain motivation even when things seem boring or mundane
  • Explore specific types of courage leaders need to have
  • Be able to deploy three specific actions to make a positive impact on campus
Ideal Audiences
  • ​Leadership Development

Formats
  • Keynote
  • Workshop

The Talk: A Diversity/Inclusion Conversation That Must Be Had

 

All students have to deal with diversity which can often be very difficult and problematic. Odell's signature program on the topic of inclusion works to break down barriers that often limit us from truly connecting with one another.

 

How do we make diversity relevant and actionable in a world where everyone spews their opinions on social media?

 

This conversation is a high energy, engaging, and interactive discussion that helps students navigate through the banter and issues on their timelines. What Odell offers is an actionable plan to be more diversity minded. 

Learning Outcomes

Audience members will...
  • Explore the relationship between empathy and social responsibility
  • Consider how to respond positively to those with opposing views
  • Develop community on campus to champion worthwhile causes
  • Begin to understand how to facilitate important conversations with peers through the lens of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect
Ideal Audiences
  • Leadership Development

Formats
  • Keynote
  • Workshop
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