Certified Human rights Trainer | Diversity & Connection Expert | Public speaker | LGBTQ + consultant | Personal coach
Dakota is a force of empowerment!
This unapologetic life enthusiast travels the world, educating all kinds of professionals like doctors, psychologists, politicians, and the heads of big international companies on diversity, equality and inclusion. His superpower is understanding why people do what they do, and he puts his skill to good use by creating human connections and bringing people together. With his positive energy and endless intensity, Dakota will challenge you to live life fearlessly and inspire you to be who you truly are – without trying to fit in and losing yourself. He helps individuals, families, communities, and companies to be successful and the best version of themselves.
Just do you, and let others do them!
From His YouTube
"Dakota has been coaching / training our staff at Varma for LGBTQ+ issues. He is praised for his genuine and courageous and at the same time awakening way of sharing his own experiences. He has a lot to contribute to the development of Finnish work communities."
Senior Vice President, HR, Communications and Corporate Responsibility of Varma
"As a performer and speaker, Dakota is exceptionally charismatic and warm. He has an extremely strong message, and at the same time manages to create a listening and stimulating atmosphere."
Former Member of the Parliament of Finland
“Dakota is respected and liked as an experienced trainer. He is able to tell his story in a lively and logical way, constantly keeping the audience's attention.
Dakota's interaction with the audiences is natural and he knows how to target his message to different target groups.”
Education Designer, Seta ry
"Meeting Dakota and hearing his story opened my eyes and let me to understand how different our worlds can be. I had a chance to hear him talk twice with my colleagues and both times I was equally impressed.
I admire Dakota’s bravery and honesty required to let us walk in his shoes and see the world through his eyes for a moment."
Senior Manager of Accenture
"It was a joy to get to know Dakota a few years ago. From the first chat together it was clear that Dakota has a very special charisma, light, and strength within.
Dakota holds true motivation to connect, share and learn with others.
In training sessions and events that we have collaborated with Dakota delivers experiences and a voice, that is not heard enough.
And he/they bring the skill to connect with any size of the audience, with knowledge, empathy, and wit."
Executive Director of Helsinki Pride
"Dakota is easy going, outspoken and an empowering speaker on the LGBTQ+ and trans issues.
With the ability to combine his awareness and understanding of mass society,
his own experiences and the use of practical examples, he is relatable and easy to understand. "
Management Partner of Nordea Bank
"Dakota has amazing energy, that spreads around the place. Genuine niceness, professionalism, ability to develop the safe space needed to work with groups are just some of the qualities. Endless inspiration, meaningful inputs and high level of commitment. Highly recommended."
Trainer, Facilitator, Project Manager
at Youth Works
“ Dakota is a genuine storyteller with remarkable skills to captivate audiences and open eyes and ears of different audiences.
He has the competence to create safer spaces and create space where voices that are often silenced in our society can be heard.
He makes you believe in the possibility of change and offers concrete tools for it.”
Executive Director, Finnish Peace
Want To Book Dakota?
The one speaker you need at your event or company meeting to inspire and transform the minds!
Dakota will come to speak at your event and share his knowledge and experiences about the power behind diversity, connection, LGBTQ+, mental health, and life in general. He will inspire and transform the minds of the crowd in front of him at any occasion as he has an amazing spirit and positive outlook on life.
Making a mark in the world step by step, human by human!
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From His YouTube
Dakota regularly shares his thoughts and experiences on his YouTube channel. Find some of the videos below and get inspired to live your life fully!