Find Your Why & Discover Your How
- Academic Success
- College & Career Prep
- Motivation & Inspiration
- Grade 6-12 Students
- College Students
- Educators & Staff
Fee: $3K-5KInvite Lasada
• Former Computer Engineer
• Top-Rated Keynote Speaker
• Dynamic Delivery, Pragmatic Strategies
Lasada Pippen, also known as LP, has experienced his fair share of adversity, growing up as the youngest child in a family that often struggled to make ends meet. As the son of high school graduates who never had the opportunity to pursue a college degree, he didn’t always have access to the same resources as many of his peers, but he never let that stop him from following his dreams.
Determined to succeed despite the obstacles before him, LP continued to take steps necessary to propel forward, ultimately furthering his education with the support of his parents and proudly becoming a bilingual 1st generation college graduate. He would then become a Senior Level Tech and Engineering Expert, excelling in the industry until he decided to make a career shift and take advantage of the opportunity to become a keynote speaker. The decision to switch careers came after LP began recognizing his genuine passion for public speaking. Standing in front of a crowd came naturally to him as someone with a natural gift for sharing relatable stories that can keep listeners engaged and on the edge of their seats the entire time.
Known for his dynamic personality and refusal to let past mistakes hold him back, LP looks forward to sharing his firsthand experiences with those around him. As a dedicated motivational keynote speaker, he spends most of his time inspiring the next generation and the professionals who lead them, such as educators and school staff. He has already discussed one of his favorite topics, Finding Your Why to Discover Your How, with thousands of people, encouraging his audiences to find their purpose and go for what they want in life, even if it feels too far out of reach at that moment.
LP leads by example when encouraging others to find their why as someone who has done the same in his personal and professional life. For example, upon discovering that public speaking was his real purpose, not tech and engineering, he was fearless in making a significant shift, tackling that genuine fear of the unknown head-on instead of allowing it to hold him back from doing what he felt was his calling.
When he’s not attending events and building deep connections with his audience to uplift them, LP enjoys spending quality time with his beautiful wife, Eliana, and his two incredible children. Much like he does with his audience, he encourages his children to explore different opportunities to identify their skills and talents and find the things that leave them feeling complete.
SPEAKING TOPICS: 2023 Top College Speakers
LP has experienced the hurdles and challenges to achieve greatness. As a first-generation college graduate who racked up thousands of dollars in debt from student loans and misguided decisions, he had those moments of self-doubt, wondering if he had made the right decisions in life, only to realize that every challenge was a price to pay for obtaining greatness.
In this lighthearted and engaging discussion, Lasada connects with students while offering a new perspective on how the enemy of greatness is good. Detailing how success is not a method but a process and why there is a price to pay for excellence. Your audience will experience feelings of excitement, compelled to action, and appreciation for this fresh take on how small yet powerful decisions leads to greatness.
- CONFIDENCE – How to turn potentiality into actuality.
- ACCEPTANCE – The only difference between “Fall” and “Fail” is “I.” Be kind to yourself.
- RESILIENCE – Develop mental resiliency and start seeing obstacles as opportunities.
- OPTIMISM – Attitude is an outward expression of an internal belief. Confront negative thoughts with positivity and hope.
- PREPARATION prevents poor performance. Promote & build self-confidence.
- REALITY –Your condition is not your conclusion. Be empowered to create your reality.
If there is anyone who knows the importance of discovering their why, it’s LP. Having spent years in the tech industry after earning a college degree and quickly working his way up to becoming a senior-level engineer, it wasn’t until he discovered his love for inspiring others that he genuinely found his why.
When you find your why, everything you do becomes more powerful, which is precisely why this captivating speech is designed to keep the audience engaged while teaching them how to maximize every moment. Combining his personal experiences with relatable stories, Lasada encourages educators and staff to remain motivated and avoid burnout by re-focusing on precious moments instead of pressure moments.
- PURPOSE – Discover a deeper purpose, both personally and professionally.
- GRIT – Learn to develop strong reasons to take strong actions.
- SELF-CARE – Understand that “pause is power.” Taking care of you enables you to take better care of others.
- REMIX – Use Pain to fuel your Passion Refocus on the good and remain optimistic.
- KNOWLEDGE – Knowing why creates a more powerful what and an easier how.
Promoting a positive, warm, and inviting school culture makes a difference in the lives of students, educators, and administrators by providing a sense of community.
Lasada speaks from the heart and personal experiences to encourage and support creating a dynamic culture.
During this enlightening discussion, Lasada highlights the three pillars of developing an elite school culture that helps his audience understand what it takes to thrive.
- POSITIVITY – Cultivate positive relationships with students and staff to enrich school culture.
- ENGAGE & EMPOWER – Falling is not Failing, and Failing is not Final.
- ACCEPTANCE – Nurture a place of acceptance that encourages inclusion and diversity.
“We were fired up and tremendously blessed by LP and what he said about finding your why. It added value to our district, kicked our school year off right, and we're just excited to see the fruits of the truth that he gave us this year.”–Matt Evans, Board Chairman, Dalton Public Schools
“The thing that set Lasada apart from other speakers that we've brought in would be his ability to connect with the kids and connect with them in a real way that was relevant to them. So, it was great to see our students engaged. We pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences for our students, and that drives everything that we do, from the classroom to special events like this. And so, Lasada did a phenomenal job.”–Justin Spillers, Principal, Rabun County High School
“Lasada Pippen spoke to us today and did an outstanding job of finding our why and discovering our how. It's going to really keep us motivated throughout the year, and when times are tough. We'll have an opportunity to go back and look at what we talked about today to keep us motivated, to make sure our children get the best that we can provide for them throughout the school year.”–Tim Scott, Superintendent
“Awesome. Everyone was engaged from the first second to the last minute, so excellent engagement. He hit all demographics, which is important in today's time. It was just a great atmosphere. Got everybody engaged, and then all of a sudden, Lasada came out and everybody was really focused on the message, so it was very, very pleasing.”–William Smith, Principal, Commerce High School