Mr. Barack Obama certainly is a man who doesn’t leave anyone cold, no matter the political direction. With his determined and ambitious speeches, he has been able to convene countless messages that have touched the hearts and triggered the minds of many, and he is considered one of the best presidential orators in American history.
‘If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.’ 44th President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama.
It is no coincidence that he has been a sought-after speaker for a multitude of events since the end of his presidency, in 2016. Since his youth, that he mostly spent in Hawaii and Indonesia, he knew there were things he wanted to achieve in his life: he was a man with a plan. He channeled his desire to change the world into hard work, first with his studies, and afterward with his jobs, reaching the highest position of the political spectrum by becoming the 44th President of the United States.
He has said: ‘The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have the time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.’ Among the messages he has delivered, this one on resilience resonates today loud and clear with entrepreneurs and business leaders around the world, facing an ever-changing future on a daily basis.
Mr. Obama has consistently seen change as a positive challenge:
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.
His personal story, one of believing in dreams and turning them into reality, is the personification of what America still represents today: a country where everything is possible, more so than anywhere else in the world, if you are ready to work hard and to ‘press on’.
This year, Mr. Obama will come to Finland, for the first time, as part of an already impressive speakers’ line-up, to take part to the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki, at the end of September. 7500 business leaders, from 40 different countries will attend.