Success Doesn't Come to You - You Go Get It!

Elijah Desmond is inspiring professionals, high school and college students to achieve their goals and dreams.

Success Doesn't Come to You - You Go Get It!

Elijah Desmond is inspiring professionals, high school and college students to achieve their goals and dreams.

About Elijah Desmond

Motivator, Keynote Speaker, Educator, Leader, Philanthropist, Innovator, Inspirational Speaker, and Author

Elijah’s love for motivational speaking began when he was only 15 years old and started reaching out to youth in his area. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. He then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, and began his path to entrepreneurship. After starting and managing 11 different businesses, Elijah has come full circle to his first passion of motivational speaking to youth all around the world.

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10-20 high schools in one large football stadium with multiple motivational speakers that combine motivational speaking and music for life changing events.

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As a renowned keynote speaker, Elijah has an ability to relate with today’s youth and inspire them to achieve their dreams. He incorporates music and fun, which are universal, into each of his concerts. Often, Elijah will collaborate with other speakers for added experience. High schools, stadiums and public venues are places where Elijah can motivate young audiences all over the world.

What have I learned from Elijah Desmond? If you dream it, do it. If it's hard, do it anyways! If you don't know the next step, find a mentor and do it. If it goes wrong, learn and do it some more. If it works, help someone else and have fun doing it!
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His Knowledge and Presence is Top Notch

As an experienced keynote speaker and motivator, Elijah is well-known for having fun-filled, engaging lectures and integrating motivational speaking into all of his events.  He provides his audience with tools they can take back to the office and implement right away. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning!

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What I have learned from Elijah? Don’t care about what people think – Make yourself happy. Speak your Dreams, Sing your Dreams, LIVE your Dreams!

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Discover The Ladder of Life

The Ladder of Life creator, Elijah Desmond, started the nonprofit organization to empower youth in need of guidance. He teaches them to embrace their beautiful minds and realize their potential as they ascend their own ladder of life.

What Topics Does Elijah Discuss?

Being Yourself


Achieving Success


Life Afer Collegge

Your Path
To College

Overcoming Adversity

Your Identity

Risk Management

Ending Bullying and Cyber Bullying

Personal Empowerment


Your Path To College


Personal Empowerment


The Truth On Drug Use

The Truths About
Drug Use

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