Sabirul Islam is a world-renowned inspirational speaker, who has delivered keynotes to audiences’ the size of football stadiums to as small as a classroom through his art of storytelling, theatre-style performances, powerful vocals, and ever glowing stage presence.
He is a UK bestselling author, motivational speaker, and public speaking coach. With over 14 years of experience in the world of business, speaking, and writing, Sabirul has inspired over a million people in 31 countries and published 3 bestselling books, his first titled ‘The World at Your Feet’ which he wrote at the age of just 17.
Sabirul grew up in Tower Hamlets in East London and was raised in difficult conditions with his parents not in employment. His ambition was to break away from challenging norms in his community which was driven by crime and violence throughout his childhood. He took a different path than most in his teenage life, by starting his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 14 running a web design venture, before soon trading in the stock market at the early age of just 16. His focus quickly shifted to empowering the young generation around him, which led him to write his first book, which he self-published after being rejected 40 times. The book went onto sell 42,500 copies across the UK.
He has since been an ever-present motivational speaker, delivering talks and enterprise workshops at schools across the UK before going global with his Inspire1Million campaign. A speaking tour where Sabirul spoke at 867 events in 31 countries over a span of 4 years.
He has been deeply passionate to inject practical enterprise learning and promote financial education across the academic platforms, which led to Sabirul developing his Teen-Trepreneur board game which has been licensed out to 14 countries worldwide.
Sabirul has a very strong and high-profile media presence, having directed and hosted 2 live TV shows in Asia, as well as featuring on some of the largest newspapers, magazines and media platforms around the world.
Now aged 30, Sabirul has launched ‘Build Your Confidence on Stage,’ an online public speaking academy with courses to encourage others to learn and kick start their career in public speaking. This is supported with a weekly series hosted by Sabirul on the Build Your Confidence on Stage YouTube channel and with the Build Your Confidence on Stage book launching in January 2021.
Sabirul strongly believes in living life with purpose, value, and meaning. Living and breathing his motto “Born to Serve, Live to Inspire.”