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Orlando Bowen

Gamechanger & Former CFL Linebacker

Orlando Bowen is a gamechanger and a messenger of hope who inspires change with his words and delivers results with his actions. He is a speaker, trainer and the founder and Executive Director at One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Corporate Orlando works with consultants, sales teams and entrepreneurs. Through keynotes, workshops and ‘lunch n learn’ engagements, Orlando empowers executives to; Work more collaboratively in their personal and professional lives. His expertise is in building a spirit of resilience while pursuing excellence and leaving a legacy through their work.

Students & Educators
Orlando delivers inspirational assemblies, workshops and team-building activities that engage, inspire and empower young people. These engagements are designed to equip youth with practical tools and the necessary understanding that they need to identify their passions, empower youth to develop resilience and to use their talents to make a difference. Orlando inspires educators to work more harmoniously and to fight for the possibilities of success for the youth in their classrooms. Teachers leave the workshops inspired, committed and ready to take action to provide opportunities for student success. Educators leave with a powerful reminder of why they chose education as a vocation.

Teams
Orlando trains teams cognitively and physically to set goals and to commit themselves to nothing less than excellence. Team members leave inspired to be the best teammates, people and athletes for themselves and their community.

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Host/MC

Orlando brings his positive personality & an upbeat energy to his hosting duties. He summarizes the key-takeaways & learning's throughout the day to make sure audiences leave the event inspired to take action.

Awards

2014
Harry Jerome Award | Community Service

2013
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award

2012
African Canadian Achievement Award


  • His commitment to helping others work together as a team is outstanding. Even in businesses where we do things as individuals, Orlando convinced us that we can produce even more together.

    - Regional Director, Investors Group
  • Orlando has such a positive personality and he had a lot of adversity in his life but also has such high standards that helped him overcome and now he's teaching others how to develop those same standards.

    - Senior Financial Consultant, Investors Group
  • Orlando can speak about anything and every time there will be something that will resonate deep within your being.

    - Mortgage Agent at FFM Capital Inc.
  • Orlando's message was very clear and critical for our employees to hear. If nothing else they all got the message of their success being intrinsically connected to the concept of being a part of One Team.

    - Senior Financial Consultant, Investors Group
  • Orlando went over very well. He’s a super guy, was really engaging and we had a good time with him. He was a great fit for the event and I thank you for your suggestion. As a result of the positive reaction to his presentation, we’re thinking of making this type of event a yearly occurrence.

    - Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company

Summary Profile

Orland Bowen was a linebacker in the CFL from 2000-04. He began his career with the Toronto Argonauts and ended it while playing for the Hamilton Tigercats. His career was sadly cut short after a severe concussion suffered at the hands of two corrupt police officers. In 2004, while waiting to meet friends while in a parking lot, Orlando was approached by two undercover officers who accused him of dealing drugs. The officers then physically beat Bowen who suffered significant injuries to the head. Bowen was acquitted of any wrongdoing, and just one month before the acquittal, one of the officers was arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking cocaine. Orlando’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of others by motivating people to take action. His heart for people and his desire to see companies reach their fullest potential has made him an influential entrepreneur and an inspirational innovator in the business community. Orlando has used story-telling, fitness activities and cognitive exercises to teach resilience, leadership and teamwork to over 300,000 people. When it comes to building teams, creating momentum and employing winning strategies, Orlando is the real deal. Empowering people to overcome adversity, find their passion and to use their gifts to serve is the reason Orlando breathes. This gift has placed Orlando on hundreds of stages, boardrooms and in presentations across North America and has garnered him numerous awards. Orlando Bowen’s story of success and triumph over tragedy will motivate your people to pursue their goals by creating their own roadmap for success. Your executives will know that anything is possible and will be equipped with concepts and tools that will move your company towards success!