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July 31, 2021
Speaking in Public

Speaking in Public

Summary:

For example, I stutter… but I have never stuttered while teaching Scriptures, and more recently, I found that I almost do not stutter when I talk about autism, ADHD and neurodivergence in general.

I do not stutter when on assignment. I do not stutter when in a prophetic flow.

(From the IBO Execution Bootcamp where I served as a Faculty member)

Not every one starts out with a strong vocal voice, but everyone has a voice. One of the easiest ways to grow confidence in reaching your audience is to start with your own medium. It does not always have to be standing in the front of a crowd. Some people do better with cameras than physical audiences, while others would perform better with just a microphone. Some write better than they speak, some draw better than they write or speak.

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Some ask questions better than they teach. They have the gift of asking the right questions in the sort of way that draws out treasure troves of knowledge that even their interviewee did not realize that they possess (Oprah Winfrey, Christiane Amanpour etc.). Some teach better than they question, some can do either depending on the situation, and some can do both. And that’s just one side of the story.
Because when you also find your groove (the topics that matter the most to you, and are reaching the audience that tugs the most at your heart), you’d find that EVERY single person has the ability to speak, share and do it well

For example, I stutter. Sometimes, it’s so bad that I cannot complete a sentence.

But I have never stuttered while teaching Scriptures, and more recently, I found that I almost do not stutter when I talk about autism, ADHD and neurodivergence in general.

I do not stutter when on assignment. I do not stutter when in a prophetic flow.

My contemporaries from Literary and Debating societies who only got to interact with me when I showed up for public speaking contests (impromptu speeches were my groove, and I NEVER lost a match) do not know that I stutter.

So that’s another dimension. When the Holy Spirit covers you, your weakness is hidden in the empowerment and endowment of His strength

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Jane Oluwadare

She helps neurodivergent people build income models, sustainable systems and learning structures suited to their own unique contexts, strengths and abilities.

Schooled as a Biochemist with clinical exposure and practice, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years curating knowledge and expressing the many facets of her talents and personality. She is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win by building bridges from the past, leveraging history, technology and innovation to forge a future that works for them.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals (with special focus on neurodivergent people) to work through choke points in their different facets, finding strategies that'll push them through to the next phase.

With over 15 years of sewing under her belt, she has over time in her experience with a wide range of female clothing and the female form, constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch. She brings this wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House), guiding the production of dresses for sale, leveraging on her gift for fabric selection to suit contexts and soothe sensory needs. She also teaches classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

An International Youth Council member and Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organizations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young people to create a life of impact.

An avid food lover, chef and food critic, Hadassah spends her time creating new dishes, working as a private chef and running ZoéSpice Kitchen and Events. She is also curating her uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to be passed on. She puts all of her medical and nutritional experience together with over a decade of cooking and crafting recipes to create meal plans for her clients, helping them achieve a healthy lifestyle and desired body goal, based on everyday food items.

At the heart of her entrepreneurial ventures, she is the Executive Director of CriArt Skill Academy, a tech-driven school for creatives and neurodivergents to learn creative, social and life skills as backed up by their school curriculum. The wide array of options mean that no one is left behind, and there's an option that works for every student.

An avid writer, she uses her books and articles to educate, inform and entertain, making them valuable supporting resources in her work as a coach, mentor and teacher. They are available as e-copies, audiobooks, and in print.

At Phronesis Lighthouse, she continues to link people with knowledge, and ready to share, with people who are hungry to learn via programs, training, courses, and networking events.

She speaks, trains and consults, and has received numerous awards across her various spheres of influence.

At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfillment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).