Speaking

Keynote Speaker

Donovan is a motivational speaker who inspires others by sharing his story. He speaks of his battle with depression and educates on effective communication and the power of unconditional love.

Donovan offers to support people in various settings, including, but not limited to, Schools, businesses, families, and sports teams.

Heart of a Man

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Expert on The Marilyn Dennis Show

Donovan Mckenzie was a guest Expert on The Marilyn Denis Show on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020. I was the Producer who worked with him on behalf of The Marilyn Denis Show and our whole team was thrilled to have him in the episode. Our time working together was really wonderful, he was a very clear communicator and inspired our whole team. Marilyn particularly enjoyed having him on the show! Personally, I am very moved by the work that Donovan is doing & believe that Heart Of A Man is a very important group that can, and will, save lives in Canada. And as we discussed on our program, he inspires people not only to survive, but to thrive! I would recommend Donovan to be a guest speaker on TV and/or in person. His energy is very charismatic yet calm at the same time, and he has an excellent ability to reach a wide spectrum of people. – The Marilyn Dennis Show

Testimonials

Donovan is a man with the biggest heart. As a high school teacher, I reached out to him, asking for some resources to help my students who were struggling, especially because of the global pandemic. Without hesitation, Donovan went above and beyond to help me out (a complete stranger!) and invited my students to attend his talk on Mental Health and Self Care. Donovan was able to resonate with so many students, and he was able to open their eyes to the issues surrounding mental health, most notably, the importance of recognizing that we need to work on strengthening our mental well-being and understanding that we can reach out for help when needed. Through his honest and powerful words, Donovan was able to reach the hearts of so many students in this time of uncertainty. He is an inspiration to educators and our youth; he works everyday to break the stigma surrounding mental health; he brings light to those who need it.  He is the living embodiment of exactly what he preaches.

L. ShinPierre Elliott Trudeau High School

Humber Athletics was grateful to have Donovan join us in celebrating our Bell Let’s Talk event. Thank You Donovan for being vulnerable and sharing your story speaking from your heart about real-life situations and actions. Our athletes were given a number of takeaways and your talk generated a lot of healthy discussion on mental health awareness and the importance of listening without judgement and becoming stronger through vulnerability. You are truly an inspiration to many  Thank YOU

 

 

Melanie EvensManager of Athletic Therapy & Wellness Humber Athletics

I cannot say enough great things about the H.O.A.M men's groups. Organic discussions, in a safe environment.  It's truly all about encouragement, & not One-upmanship. The apparel makes me not only feel confident outwardly, but internally as well. A phenomenal ally, in my journey for self acceptance."

Damien

I never knew mental health was such an important thing in a mans life until my friend took his own life. No man should ever feel ashamed that they are feeling depressed or lost. I'm honored to wear a shirt that encourages everyone to express their feelings and seek help.

Eric

Heart of A Man gave me the opportunity to have a discussion with other men who are going through either the same or something similar to what I've been dealing with.

Mark

Love the cause and what you stand for. Thank you. 

Mike