It’s Not About Me. It’s About The Message.


I’m not your typical motivational speaker. I don’t believe in giving speeches that get everyone excited for 30 minutes, but the moment they leave, all that energy leaves too. I believe that there is just as much motivation in our lows as there are in our highs. I know that I may be speaking directly to students and adults in my audience and that is exactly the point; when you are down you need to see that there is a way out. I look forward to sharing my journey to motivate your audience from the inside out.

My top college talks include:

» College Orientations & First Year Experience
» Mental Health & Wellness Programs

My top high school & middle school talks include:

» NAMI Queens/Nassau Let’s Talk Mental Illness™
» School Assemblies on Resilience & Success

My Top Keynotes include:

» Corporate Keynotes
» Mental Health Conference Keynotes

Hakeem Rahim spoke to a full house at Marymount Manhattan College. Students, faculty and staff were moved by his honest and dynamic first-person account of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in college and living well with it in the years since. His talk helped us as a community to think through mental illness as a diversity issue and to better support those in our midst who grapple with it.

Katie LeBesco

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Marymount Manhattan College