Speaking

Keynote Speaker

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

Donovan offers to support people in a variety of 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.

Testimonials

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

We feel so grateful that Donovan took the time and care to participate in our school’s Black Futures Panel Discussion in celebration of Black History Month. Through sharing his personal experiences, and positive messages of hope, resilience and perseverance, he left a lasting impact on both students and staff. Donovan’s authenticity resonated with everyone and the school was buzzing with healthy discussion around mental wellness and the concept of turning vulnerability into a strength. We cannot wait to invite Donovan back in the future to inspire more young people!

Sarah PolliceStudent Success Teacher, St. Joan of Arc Catholic SS

What a great night! I attended Heart of a Man's event on Feb. 20th. As someone who has suffered from a suicidal depression for many years, and very gratefully got through it, I believe that groups like this are extremely important. Donovan, our host, has put together a safe place for men to get together and openly share our thoughts, fears, doubts and challenges with other open minded people. This is a great movement and I encourage any man with internal struggles to reach out to Heart of a Man. I'm so happy I made the one hour drive to attend and I look forward to being at future events. 

Robert