What Makes Great Leadership
What Makes Great Leadership

It doesn’t have to be in 10 years or until you fit in a suit. It starts right here, right now.

It doesn’t have to be in 10 years or until you fit in a suit. It starts right here, right now.

YOHANCÉ SALIMU
CEO & Founder, Normalize Greatness Global
Author Underprivileged Overachiever
Speaker, Advisor and Mentor

CEO & Founder, Normalize Greatness Global
Author Underprivileged Overachiever
Speaker, Advisor and Mentor

Imagine
Having a Time Machine...

  • To help youth see themselves in the future - the ‘new normal’ of their fullest potential
  • To spur them into action today - inspiring them to believe and act now
  • To give them a life-tested playbook for everyday greatness

Not just another man in a suit. Not a polite speaker with fables of greatness. Not just more of the same uninspiring and boring lectures about working harder.

Yohancé’s journey started in South Central Los Angeles where he dealt with gangs, drugs, violence, and raising his little brother while they were homeless and starving. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Geospatial Science, he became a pilot in the United States Air Force. A spiritual event transformed his life’s mission.

Today, he inspires youth and organizations with a real-life, authentic, and unapologetic message that entertains and inspires his audience to be on par with their own greatness.

Let's do this together.

My journey started in South Central Los Angeles where I dealt with gangs, drugs, violence, and raising my little brother while we were homeless and starving. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Geospatial Science, I became a pilot in the United States Air Force.

In July of 2019 I was stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California. I was feeling very down and depressed, so I spent four hours alone in my house praying and daydreaming. God revealed himself to me that day and gave me a front row seat to my own presentation. I watched myself tell the grand story of my life in front of thousands of people.

When the ‘me’ onstage was done, God handed me ‘my book’. He allowed me to flip through the chapters and see what I was going to write. The events of my life in the book had already taken place, so I just needed to fill out all the chapters in the table of contents that God had shown me.

Today, I use the inspiration from my own journey to empower others to be on par with their own greatness.

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My journey started in South Central Los Angeles where I dealt with gangs, drugs, violence, and raising my little brother while we were homeless and starving. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Geospatial Science, I became a pilot in the United States Air Force.

In July of 2019 I was stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California. I was feeling very down and depressed, so I spent four hours alone in my house praying and daydreaming. God revealed himself to me that day and gave me a front row seat to my own presentation. I watched myself tell the grand story of my life in front of thousands of people.

When the ‘me’ onstage was done, God handed me ‘my book’. He allowed me to flip through the chapters and see what I was going to write. The events of my life in the book had already taken place, so I just needed to fill out all the chapters in the table of contents that God had shown me.

Today, I use the inspiration from my own journey to empower others to be on par with their own greatness.

Yohance Salimu signature

Youth 1  KEYNOTE 1

This keynote will explore what character is through some intense and edge-of-your-seat storytelling. We will also tell the not-so-secret secret of why character matters: “Because”.

This keynote serves audiences who are:

  • Impressionable and developing youth who want to learn the right way right now
  • In search of a diverse story they can relate to and grow from
  • Desire to learn what a real role-model looks like, and how to become one themselves

Keynote attendees will leave with:

  • A vibrant lust for the ups and downs of their own life as they seek opportunity for character growth
  • Renewed trust that “the system” is not out to get them, and that hard work works
  • Champion a belief that they can become more due to the obstacles they’ve faced and overcome

Youth 1  KEYNOTE 2

This Keynote will elevate the importance of having your own personal guide through life: A Mentor.

This keynote serves audiences that:

  • Focus on grooming youth into future leaders
  • Aspire to illuminate the not-so-secret secrets to success
  • Build unique accomplishments with common values

Keynote attendees will leave with:

  • Inspired minds ready to tackle life with their new set of cheat codes
  • The winning formula for creating smooth success through targeted support
  • The unexpendable and forever valuable skill to Gain and Retain a Mentor

Youth 3  WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

Customized programs that give youth the mindset and a playbook to contribute positively, grow their influence, and meaningfully impact their community.

In addition to fast-paced activities to educate and engage youth participants, we also introduce three core disciplines of:

  • Positive Competitive Spirit
  • Enhanced/Controlled Situational Awareness
  • Individual Accountability and Character Development

Serves youth and organizations serving youth who are:

  • Unsure of whether competitive spirit has a place in their future
  • Novice/Noob when it comes to controlling self much less a room. Effected instead of affecting
  • Ready to learn what character has to do with accountability and how to own up to mistakes and improve

Workshop & Retreat attendees will leave with:

  • Invigorating spirit, ready to positively challenge yourself and others
  • Tools not only to check the temperature of the room, but also be the only one with your hand on the thermostat
  • Knowledge of how to be great at being you and okay with not being Jesus. We can’t all walk on water but we come real close everytime we take a shower!
Underprivileged Overachiver A Crenshaw Story book by Y. A. Salimu

Y.A. Salimu almost feels too grown-up in this YA memoir as his compelling story occasionally shifts from gripping novel to raw ego, putting the reader right there in the city with him. Salimu’s story is tough to listen to at times, but roars of laughter await anyone brave enough to walk in this man’s shoes.

Readers expecting a sad Oliver Twist tale will instead find a confident, talented protagonist who continually defies low expectations and inspires those around him.

For bulk orders, please email yohance@normalizegreatness.com.

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