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A passionate and charismatic speaker on leadership & change and art & poetry

David Neita

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Director of ELECT, lawyer and poet with a mission to advance empowerment through poetry, politics and public service

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Lawyer & Poet, keynote speaker David Neita is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and informative social justice practitioners in London. He has built a reputation for representing marginalized individuals and groups and is dedicated to the mission of advancing empowerment through poetry, politics and public service.

David has expertise in public speaking and group facilitation on the topics of: Leadership & Change Management, Art & Poetry and Mental Health & Diversity. Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2000, he was a member of the legal team, which brought the largest group action claim in the UK on behalf of thousands of South African asbestos miners.

David is also the founder and director of ELECT, a provider of community mental health services. The organization utilizes poetry as a vehicle for expression for patients and professionals in mental health services. An advocate in the London community for raising achievement and aspirations among disadvantaged school children, he launched the Elect Education Program. The initiative has taken school students to 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, The Supreme Court and The White House. Through his activism of Mental Health, David is also involved with working with the staff and patients at Broadmoor, one of the largest mental health institutions in the UK.

David’s experience with keynote speaking is varied as it is impressive. Speaking at events with Nasa astronauts, annually delivering the keynote address to Gold Award Graduates at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and gave a joint speech with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Distinctive, Passionate and Charismatic; David Neita is the perfect addition to your event, either as a keynote or after dinner speaker through to running workshops.

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    Speaker David Neita Keynote Topics

    • Art
    • Culture
    • Change Management
    • Diversity
    • Mental Health
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The Beauty and Utility of Poetry by David Neita at TEDxAylesbury

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Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?
At an international conference I gave my talk on Beauty & Mental Wealth, and a significant number of the audience got in touch with me to say that prior to my talk they had never felt beautiful but after the session they were inspired and enabled to embrace their own beauty. This was a most satisfying and affirming moment for me.

What is the best piece of advice you have received?
“Be Yourself” and “Do You”. It is so important to be authentic in a world of empty platitudes and pretences. I believe we are at our greatest value when we are candidly our true selves.

Do you think poetry is misunderstood in modern society?
Poetry is greatly misunderstood, often seen as a frivolous hobby for the few. However, I believe poetry wants to avail itself to everyone to be used to heal those who read and write it and inspire those who fall under the sound and sensation of it.

What motivates you most?
I am motivated by the absolute thrill and joy of inspiring others and adding value to people’s lives.

Can you give three tips to individuals struggling with creativity?

  • Discover and embrace your inner and outer beauty and talents as you strive to honestly get to know yourself.
  • Engage with your gifts and talents and develop them and turn them into value for others as you practice the vocation you love.
  • Share your creative output with those close to you and to wider audiences and try to encourage others to discover their own creative values and share them too.
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