About Ife

Ife Thomas, a motivational speaker, author, coach, and TEDx speaker, is a renowned voice in the realms of mindset, confidence, mental health, and the power of connection. As a two-time author, her works have illuminated the paths for many seeking guidance and inspiration.

As an autistic, black woman who faced the challenge of being abandoned by her birth parents at just six weeks old, Ife has navigated through considerable darkness in her life. Yet, she chose not to let her early struggles overshadow her brilliance. Instead, Ife mastered the art of transforming her pain into an empowering force – a central theme in her acclaimed books, including her latest, “Finding Light in the Darkness”.

Ife’s journey from adversity to prominence, captured poignantly in her TEDx talk “Own Your Shine”, is a powerful testament to her resilience and dedication. Her passion for sharing her story and insights is driven by a desire to motivate others to embrace their challenges and pursue their dreams with relentless optimism and strength.

As the author of the acclaimed books “Power Lift Your Career” and “Finding Light in the Darkness”, Ife Thomas has established herself as an authority on techniques and methodologies that build self-esteem and foster deep connections. Her latest book, “Finding Light in the Darkness”, has been embraced by companies seeking to inspire hope and resilience among their staff. In this book, Ife shares five transformative lessons from her life, offering practical guidance for navigating through challenging times.

Alongside her writing, Ife is the host of the podcast “Everything You Need To Succeed”, where she delves into empowering strategies to help individuals become the best versions of themselves. Her engaging workshops, based on the lessons in “Finding Light in the Darkness”, have become a sought-after experience for corporate teams. These sessions offer a deep dive into the book’s content, allowing participants to explore its themes in a way that resonates with their personal and professional growth.

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Ife’s talks are well known for their energy, humour and infectious enthusiasm. She often draws on her experiences of being adopted as a baby by a white family, and of feeling disconnected during her childhood as a result of her autism, and later advocating for her son who was also diagnosed with autism.

She also talks about how she transitioned from building successful career as a dancer, performing on stages with people like Paul McCartney and Leona Lewis and working  on The X-Factor before successfully moving into the corporate arena, starting with building first business The National Accountancy Network and delving into the world of sales marketing and personal development.

Ife is committed to helping her audiences discover their strengths, abilities and superpowers, and she encourages them to dig deep and double down on those. What’s more, as an autism activist, she’s keen to empower neurodiverse communities within the workforce. Ultimately, Ife is a positive force of nature who is able to create workforces that are happier, more connected, and more productive.

If you’re looking for an inspiring speaker to ignite your organisation, get in touch today!

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Have an event date in mind? Let’s chat. Ife will give your audience more than just a talk – she’ll deliver a transformational experience.