With over 7 years’ experience of working on social impact projects across Africa, South-East Asia, and North America, covering communication for development, social impact consulting, and human capital management, I am passionate about raising ethical leaders to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and development in rural and urban communities, as well as empowering social change professionals to function effectively at the intersection of passion, purpose and impact.
Leveraging on my experience in social innovation and human capital management, I thrive at contributing my experience in tri-sector leadership to facilitate collaboration with key players in business, government, and the development sector for social good.
Passionate about empowering young people, and representing their interests, I was named African Youth Hero in November 2015 by the African Union Commission, due to the role I play in promoting the rights of young people in Africa. In June 2015, I was selected as part of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa by Brightest Young Minds and Barclays Africa, and in March 2017, I was named a finalist for the Nonprofiteer of the Year Award by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, New York.
As an Atlas Corps Fellow, I served with Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) and Evaluate for Change (EFC) both in New York, where I honed my experience in social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, and capacity building.
I am also an Alumni of the prestigious American Express Leadership Academy - Summer 2017 Cohort, which is an executive leadership development program by American Express and facilitated by Points of Light and Center for Creative Leadership.
Emerging Global Leaders Fellow
September 2016 - Present
Atlas Corps Inc., United States
The U.S. Department of State partners with Atlas Corps in a leadership development program that brings young professionals from the social sector to train in the United States, and to participate in guided training at leading U.S. organizations.
Member - Projects Sub-Committee
Feb 2017 - Present
Brightest Young Minds, South Africa
Brightest Young Minds (BYM) is a non-profit, public benefit organization, focused on driving positive and sustainable change in the communities it serves. Since 2000, BYM which is in a strategic partnership with Barclays Africa has connected and mobilized young leaders from across the globe. As a member of the Projects Subcommittee, I provide thought leadership for the organization.
Chief of Staff
September 2016 - April 2017
Practice Makes Perfect, New York
Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) is a Public Benefit Corporation that operates high-quality academic summer school programming in New York City. PMP narrows the achievement gap, eliminates summer learning loss, and creates high-quality learning opportunities for inner-city youth.
Communications for Development Lead
March - July 2016
Volunteering for International Professionals Fellowship, Malaysia
The Programme is an initiative of the Government of Malaysia under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), to create a large pool of talented professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise globally.
I call them my 'super powers'
C4D - Communications for Development
I've had the opportunity of working with, and developing engaging communication strategies for the following organizations, World Youth Foundation, Global Institute for Youth, DMT Malaysia, VIP Fellowship, PMP USA, Evaluate For Change, and much more.
Training & Facilitation
I conduct capacity building, and leadership development training for organizations, and individuals. Some of the institutions I have worked with in this regards includes Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur, UNICEF-USA, and One African Child amongst others.
Nonprofit Management & Consulting
Over the past 6 years, I've had the opportunity to work on, and consult for social enterprises at different levels of scale in Africa, Asia, and North America.
Leadership & Mentoring
I work with change-makers and leaders in the social impact space to develop their capacity and scale their work. I currently work with individuals in the U.S., Nigeria and South Africa.
I served as Urban Decoder & Researcher for YouthfulCities Canada, & assisted with the production of the YouthfulCities Global Index Report 2015.
Personal & Professional Brand Identity
I help individuals craft their brand identity, effectively tell their stories according to their own narratives, as well as communicate their impact through storytelling.
How can I add value to your work? Here's a few, but there's more.
Human Capacity Development
Training and Facilitation
I conduct leadership development and capacity building training and workshops for individuals and organizations both in the nonprofit & for-profit sectors, focusing on creating and scaling impact.
C4D - Communication for Development
We live in a world that thrives on stories, and our day to day experiences and choices are influenced by stories which are around us. Communicating the impact of your work, project, and initiative requires honing in on what you are, what you do, and what difference you're making, and my role is to craft the right story, which reaches the right person, and at the right time.
Professional Identity & Building Online Persona
I develop strategies for individuals and organizations in building an online persona that reflects the core of who they are. This process leads to rising beyond the noise and truly differentiating ourselves in the market-place of life. I also help with crafting bios, writing winning resumes, as well as revamping online personas.
Thoughts I Musings I Ruminations
The Activation Hub
Inspiration I Motivation I Activation