Spencer Sekyer
Animal Advocate. Compassion, Inspiration and Courage Expert.
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Spencer Sekyer is an adventurer, philanthropist, and educator who has taught in Sierra Leone, Dheisheh refugee camp in West Bank, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Haiti. Spencer Sekyer is known as a Compassionate, Inspirational, and Courageous speaker who is passionate about assisting children and animals in Canada and in distressed areas around the world.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity

Speaker Types

  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Lifestyle & Health

SPENCER SEKYER BIOGRAPHY

Spencer Sekyer is an adventurer, philanthropist, and educator who has taught in Sierra Leone, the Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Haiti. His passion is assisting children and animals in Canada and in distressed areas around the world, and his travel has taken him to Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, Somalia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya. Spencer Seyker lives in Edmonton with his wife, Dr. Christie Macdonald Sekyer, their son, Anders, and their faithful Alaskan Malamute dog.

Spencer's Story

  • An inspiring and uplifting presentation about one teacher’s eye-opening travels around the world and his relentless efforts to rescue a chimp in danger.

    As a child, Spencer Sekyer grew up in a small town, where many of his days were spent hunting in the woods and pursuing his dream of becoming a professional athlete. But when his athletic career ended, he found himself seeking new goals.

    Spencer returned to school and became a teacher. Realizing he still had much to learn about the world, Spencer set out to explore its most dangerous areas. He traveled to Sierra Leone to volunteer in a local school, followed by trips to the West Bank, Afghanistan, and Haiti. Each time, Spencer returned home a little wiser, a little more emotionally mature, and a little more ready to give back to a world that had given him so much.

    In Duhok, Kurdistan, Spencer’s journey took a new turn. After stumbling into a local zoo, Spencer formed an unlikely bond with Manno, a young chimpanzee who had been kidnapped from his family in central Africa and sold into captivity. Determined to get Manno back to his home, Spencer began to investigate the shadowy, dangerous world of global animal trafficking. Facing resistance at every turn, and with ISIS closing in on Duhok, Spencer finally set in motion an international effort to get his friend to safety, before it was too late.

    Bursting with compassion, inspiration, and courage, this presentation is a testament to the fact that every one of us has the power to change lives and make the world a better place.

Amazing book. Spencer has dedicated so much of his time to advocate for animals and hopefully others who read this book will be inspired about helping others as well as animals. It really gave me more insight to give more and to work harder no matter what obstacles come my way to help voiceless animals that need to be understood, loved and respected as they deserve. The world needs more Spencers in it.

Clydine Grenier

So well written! Spencer Sekyer is a master storyteller.. his courage, kindness and determination gives me hope!

Amy Iwanochko

Since becoming a mother, it takes me a good 10 months to see a book beginning to end.
I read “Saving Manno” in a few weeks! I was captivated! I laughed, I cried and most of all – your story gave me such a warm feeling in my heart.

Jane Goodall has been my hero ever since I can remember. She is an inspiring person and I’ve always wanted to “be like Jane”. Spencer – YOU have just reached Jane Goodall status.
My kids even want to be you when they grow up!

Hearing about your travels, volunteer work and animal rescue each time we visited are some of my fondest memories of our brief moments together. Reading it was even better!

This book. THIS BOOK was written from your heart, it’s written with your sweat and tears. You are an incredible human. You practice what you preach. You are setting such an example to Anders (and all of the children in the world) – he is so lucky to have you both as parents.

Melanie Walls

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Spencer Sekyer CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity

Speaker Types

  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Lifestyle & Health
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