Côme Nzibarega uses his incredible life story to help people discover their unique life purpose and empower them with the inspiration and motivation they need to overcome life’s obstacles and reach their destiny. Drawing on his first-hand experience as a refugee, he inspires his audience to express their unique gifts so they can live a fulfilling life and avoid“dying full with unreleased potential.” You’ll be profoundly touched by Côme’s story and gain a deep understanding of the challenges refugees face. Côme “found hope in the middle of nothing,” and his story will inspire anyone who wants to connect with their true purpose and live life to the max.
Price Range: $1000-5000
Gig Length: 45 - 60 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Are you living life to the max and fulfilling your true potential? Do you pick up a bench when there’s a piano to be moved or splash in a wading pool when there is an ocean to cross? In this presentation, Côme dares you to leave the beaten path of mediocrity and blaze adventurous new trails that will tax you to the limit of your abilities and squeeze from you every contribution you can possibly make for the glory of God and the good of society. It’s an exciting challenge, but living up to it will cause you to leave footprints pointed in the right direction that are deep enough for others to follow.
With his motivational message based on his story of surviving six years in refugee camps, Côme will enable you to:
● Go beyond your self-imposed limitations by breaking barriers of fabricated 13698199_312873619045725_3941796600505601783_ofears and inhibitions
● Stop watching things happen and make things happen
● Identify and overcome the obstacles that block your hidden abilities
● Make the best of your unique abilities and possibilities
● Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on living up to the best you can be
No one who listens to Côme speak with an open heart and mind will ever again prefer the common, settle for less than the best, or stop short of fulfilling his or her true potential. “You’re either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance,” says Côme. “You either put color into the environment or, like a chameleon, take color from it. Stop being a thermostat, allowing your environment to control you; instead, control your environment.”
You’ll leave this life-changing presentation feeling like Shakespeare’s Othello, of which Iago said: “She counts it a vice in her virtue not to do more than she is asked to do.” If you’re an underachiever or bored with success, Côme will rekindle your passion for living and inspire you to “Go for the max!”
Côme’s refugee life story turned him into a soul of conviction and a voice of courage. Côme is a widely sought after motivational speaker and athlete whose voice has graced a variety of audiences including sports teams, church members, executives, young people, high school students as well as prestigious universities such as Gonzaga University and Whitworth University. Côme’s life story has been featured on KHQ local television and several news outlets. When Côme Nzibarega became a translator for the United Nations peacekeeping force in his native Burundi, he also became a target for vicious rebel groups. One night, Côme, then 20, was kidnapped, beaten, tortured and interrogated about UN operations. Finally, after two weeks of brutal captivity, the rebels’ compound was raided and Côme was finally freed—only to face six long years of hardship in refugee camps on his path to freedom.
Today, Côme inspires audiences with his first-hand account of life in the camps, revealing the human—and often heroic—stories behind the nameless faces we see in the news. In his riveting talk, Come inspires his audience to find their life purpose and express their gifts and talents, as he notes the parallels between being trapped in a refugee camp and trapped by fear that prevents us from living life to the fullest
Additional Booking Notes
Nothings special needed. Just a mic and a crowd.
Influences & Inspiration
Les Brown, Tony Robins, TD Jakes, Lisa Nichols, Eric Thomas