Ken Okel laughed years ago when a potential employer described him as being “too versatile,” to hire. Rather than run from this title, he’s embraced it.
For more than a decade, TV audiences watched Ken on the news. At several stations, they saw him perform as a TV news anchor, a reporter, a weatherman, and even a talk show host. Ken covered natural disasters, school shootings, and grieving families. It wasn’t always sad as he got to meet celebrities, find out what makes unforgettable people tick, and get paid to do things like free fall 70 feet, ride through the streets in a motorized armchair, and be safely attacked by a police dog.
Ken then moved into the nonprofit world for several adventures. These saw him do everything from running a professional ballet company to organizing more than 100 hurricane relief volunteers. Through it all, he understood the value of helping those in need.
Today people know Ken for his leadership presentations to companies and associations. Audiences are engaged and entertained as they receive the tools necessary to transform their professional lives. Some enjoy taking part in Ken’s famous Paper Hat Exercise.
How could Ken pass up a chance to be a part of the online world? People around the world listen to his award-winning podcast, The 2 Minute Takeaway. Ken is also know for his weekly column, The Whiner of the Week.
Ken is a Past President of the Florida Speakers Association and a member of the National Speakers Association. He’s a proud member of the Last Minute Speaker Florida Network.