Tobenna Okeke


  • Consultant
  • Speaker

Born in Nigeria and raised in Houston, Texas, Tobenna Okeke is a first-generation immigrant whose parents worked hard to provide what they could. A keynote speaker on perseverance, Tobenna uses his life experiences with mental health challenges and as a professional football player in the NFL to inspire audiences to obtain everything they want in life.


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Popular Talks

Overcoming Adversity/Leveling Up
Life will test you, it will challenge you, it will be cruel and unfair, but most of all life has the power to change you, life has the power to shape you. Becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable is an important part of an individual’s growth in any aspect of life.

Keys to Success/ Building successful HABITS
When anyone is motivated to do something, they will be more committed to the task and will put all their efforts into it. According to the research of Dr Anders Ericsson, and as Jim Taylor, PhD , motivation is the most significant predictor of success, and success is achieved through high performance. We discuss the 4 Tips to that has helped many successful people reach their goals.

Championship Mindset
When it comes to achieving extraordinary success in life, talent, skills, and passion are just part of the factors, what is most important is your mindset. This is because your mindset – how you think – will determine what you do. I give you the keys into creating that championship mindset from within.


In this presentation, I teach and challenge the audience to focus on the importance of self-discipline. I believe that in order for you to be dominant in any area of life, you’ve got to first be disciplined. This presentation is for those who want people in their organization to dominate on a daily basis.

“Thank you so much for coming and speaking with our kids, our football team went undefeated and the basketball team went to the playoffs. Your words were truly inspirational and went beyond sports.”
– Coach Alfred, Tehipite Middle School

“Thank you for taking the time out to speak to our young men. Tobenna is heaven-sent. You should book him to speak in your community or organization and he’ll definitely impact the audience.”
– Gerry Monroe, Yates High School

"Tobenna did an amazing job and could not be more proud of the value he gave our students."

Tobenna was like most kids who didn’t know what they wanted to be growing up and didn’t have anyone to look for guidance. Being from a different country it was tough for him growing up and making friends because he went through a lot of hardship such as poverty, bullying, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem and lack of purpose. Until a speaker came and spoke to his school football team that gave him hope and goals to dream BIG and attend college. He graduated high school with a 3.5 GPA, and attended Fresno State with a full athletic scholarship.

Tobenna shares with audiences that hard work and perseverance are the keys to obtaining what it is that you want in life. Throughout his college career, he had to overcome many obstacles such as injuries, mental health challenges, and many more to succeed and receive all-conference honors.

Tobenna went on to play for the Tennessee Titans in 2018. He then went on to play in the CFL in 2019. He played in the XFL in 2020, but because of the pandemic, all of that came to a halt. While he was playing football he knew his calling was bigger than the game, so after he retired, he wanted to give back with everything he’s learned along the way.

Tobenna has spoken in front of over 3,000 people in several schools and businesses around Texas, and has received outstanding reviews. Once he realized the power of words, he wanted to empower everyone to be their best selves every day! He speaks out because he has been through so much — from homelessness, financial poverty and depression to physical injuries — and has overcome all of them. He now uses his life as a message to show others what’s possible!

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