We are all Hurdlers

This is the motto of Olympian and motivational speaker, Sekou Kaba. Originally from Guinea and coming to Canada via the United States, Kaba settled in Ottawa eleven years ago, and has been training with the Ottawa Lions, and representing Canada on the Olympic stage for track and field. 

There is however, a lot more to Kaba than tackling hurdles on the field; he has been approaching hurdles in life with an equal amount of ferocity, using his platform to inspire others. He shows a great deal of dedication in lighting the fire in many to work harder in their lives to achieve something greater, and had the same effect on us when we met him at the SOAR conference recently. 

It was a no brainer, deciding to gift Kaba with one of our unify boxes. Who better to extend the hand of friendship to than a man who is dedicating his life to excellence in his sport, representing his country, and lifting everyone around him up in the aim of becoming better?

We certainly learned a lot from this experience, and feel more empowered to push a little harder, dream a little bigger and be more fearless as we tackle our own hurdles in the road that lies ahead. 

To learn more about him, please visit Sekou Kaba.ca
Article written by Erin Allen
Photos taken by William King for Unify Design Art

 Presenting and gifting a Unify Box to Sekou Kaba. This Unify Box was the result of a collaboration between Maedeh Kadkhodazadeh and Hamid Shahi

Presenting and gifting a Unify Box to Sekou Kaba. This Unify Box was the result of a collaboration between Maedeh Kadkhodazadeh and Hamid Shahi