Odell Bizzell II

Leadership, Diversity, Professional Development, Impact
Greek Life, College, Professional Organizations, Associations, Student Activities, New Student Orientation
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Meet Speaker

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.


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.

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