Brandon Leake

Founder & CEO of Called to Move & Renowned Spoken Word Artist

  • Winner of America’s Got Talent in 2020
  • First spoken word artist to earn a Golden Buzzer during the auditions
  • Released his poetry special, “Brandon Leake’s: A Family Affair” on the CW channel
  • Author of “Unravelling: Poems”

Discover Brandon Leake’s biography of published work below.


When Brandon Leake is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Discipline Over Motivation
Black Art

Brandon Leake is a distinguished spoken word artist and motivational speaker, who first came to widespread attention as the winner of America’s Got Talent in 2020. His artistry and eloquence, paired with a profound commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), have made him a sought-after keynote speaker and educator. His performances are marked by a deep emotional resonance, drawing from personal experiences to address themes such as racial equality and mental health, making his work deeply relevant in today’s social context.

As the Founder and CEO of Called to Move—an initiative he started in 2012—Brandon has focused on nurturing young talents, guiding them towards self-expression through poetry. His leadership at Called to Move involves creating impactful curriculums and workshops that not only encourage artistic expression but also aim at personal and community growth. His efforts are directed towards helping individuals realise their potential and fostering a culture where creativity and self-awareness drive societal progress.

In 2020, Brandon achieved a historic milestone on America’s Got Talent, becoming the first spoken word artist to earn a Golden Buzzer during the auditions. His subsequent victory underscored the power of spoken word as a legitimate and compelling art form. Following his win, he embarked on an extensive tour across the United States and abroad, including stops in Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand, bringing his poignant narratives to a global audience.

In 2022, he expanded his reach by releasing his poetry special, “Brandon Leake’s: A Family Affair” on the CW channel, offering audiences a deeper look into his art and ethos. Brandon is also the author of “Unravelling: Poems,” a collection that invites readers to ponder and appreciate the complexity of life and human emotions. His work as an author complements his speaking engagements, where he continues to advocate for DEI, discipline, and the pursuit of dreams. Through his speeches, he shares personal stories with transparency, engaging with his audience on a level that promotes empathy and understanding. Whether as a performer or speaker, Brandon Leake’s impact is profound, leaving audiences inspired to embrace their identities and challenges as pathways to growth and success.

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