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President of One Solution.
Motivational Speaker.
CEO of Exist No More.


My What
Detavio’s Brand Purpose
Enable People & Businesses To
Their Magic




At the age of 33, Detavio is one of the advertising industry’s youngest executives and has helped some of the world’s biggest companies build their brands and connect to consumers.

Currently Detavio works at Radio One, the nation’s leading urban media company, where he operates as the President of One Solution. In this role, Detavio is helping to further blur the lines between the media and creative worlds by building a creative shop inside of a media company. In addition, Detavio functions as a chief growth officer and is responsible for developing and implementing plans to grow the entire company.

Detavio is also the founder of Exist No More, a personal inspiration company built on the success of his first book and designed to inspire greatness in his generation. Through his writing, motivational speeches and social platform, Detavio continuously seeks to unleash the personal magic in all of us.

When asked to summarize what he has accomplished at such a young age, Detavio says: “I believe in God, dreaming big and winning. I just want to demonstrate what a life based on those three things can look like and provide a framework for my generation on how to achieve success in their life.”

Detavio received his Bachelors of Arts from Duke University and his MBA and MA-Education from Stanford University.

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(Detavio) was like a breath of fresh air. An excellent presenter, poised, and presented on a topic that we don’t often think about. I’d invite him back again.KIPP NYC

Detavio has been inspiring large audiences since the young age of 14.  Over the course of his speaking career, Detavio has had the honor of speaking to thousands of people across a broad variety of topics where each “conversation,” as he calls them, has been customized so that he can speak into the unique need of his audience.  His charisma, wisdom and winning smile has enabled him to consistently capture his audience’s attention as well as their hearts.

Clients: Corporations | Schools | Non-Profits
Corporate Topics: Marketing to Multicultural Audiences / Leadership / Managing Millennials
Motivational Topics: The Winning Mindset / Maximizing Your Potential / Overcoming Adversity / Making Anything Happen / Love Actually

We left (Detavio’s) event both stunned and inspired. He left us with more than we’d asked for and greatly exceeded our expectations. During this session, he challenged us to reframe our thought process as it relates to consumer communications. It was truly a paradigm shift for the organization.Campbell’s Soup




“Don’t search for reasons why you are disqualified, search for reasons why you are better qualified than anybody else.”

Detavio Samuels






Exist No More: The Art of Squeezing the Most Out of Life

The truth is, I wrote Exist No More for my friends and loved ones. I saw way too many extraordinarily talented people in my inner circle who were unhappy with their jobs and careers and stuck in their current situation. I wanted to write something that would not only convince them to believe better options existed but that would also push them to unleash the magic I saw in them on the world.  

The outcome was Exist No More.  21 big ideas communicated in extraordinarily simple ways.  Inspired by our culture, which is obsessed with social media, each idea is composed of quotes, visuals and short blog-type posts that are designed to inspire and instruct you on how to live life to the fullest.

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“Bighearted and energizing advice for being your best self…
A fantastic tool to retool your thinking and approach to life.” Kirkus Book Reviews

“Dynamic, impactful, insightful fuel….
A fantastic tool to retool your thinking and approach to life.” Kim Fields, Actress/Singer

“In “Exist No More,” Samuels challenges us to squeeze every fabulous thing we can out of life. The tone of the book is so encouraging that you’ll feel like you have your own personal life coach sitting next to you. I’ve already decided that this book will be required reading for the students in my Happiness college course, as Samuels does a great job of helping you figure out how to define happiness and greatness for yourself.” Bianca C. Williams, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Colorado

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