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Career Development Strategist● Leadership Coach ● Speaker ● Author
With over 10+ years of experience of working on social innovation projects covering higher education, human capital development, and nonprofit management in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America, I am passionate about raising ethical leaders to drive innovation, entrepreneurship, and development in rural and urban communities, as well as empowering emerging leaders and young professionals to function effectively at the intersection of passion, purpose, impact, and profit.
I call them my "Tours of Duty"
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
African Development University
African Development University (A.D.U.) is an innovative not-for-profit university with a mission to educate the most promising young people in the region to become ethical leaders with the requisite knowledge, skills, and commitment to create the future of their nations. A.D.U. is also the first institution to offer world-class education for young people from the Sahel region.
Elevate Your Game
Elevate Your Game (EYG) is on a mission to connect emerging leaders and young professionals across Africa and the rest of the world to their tribe, as well as to networks, resources, platforms, and information through which they can thrive and catalyze change.
Africa Careers Network Manager
Johannesburg, South Africa
African Leadership Academy
Established in 2012 in partnership with The Mastercard Foundation, Africa Careers Network (ACN), connects outstanding young talent from African Leadership Academy (ALA) and The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program to career and internship opportunities across Africa.
The Future Project
The Future Project (TFP), an arm of RED Media Africa addresses issues on governance, leadership, and enterprise. Its mission is "To Build a Network of Empowered Citizens – through Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Active Citizenship."
Emerging Global Leaders Initiative Alumni
Washington DC, USA
Atlas Corps Inc.
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.
Chief of Development and Capacity Building
New York, USA
Evaluate for Change
Evaluate For Change trains organizations, foundations, donors and governmental social programs to use data and evaluation in their practice - building the capacity of the social sector from within.
Chief of Staff
New York, USA
Practice Makes Perfect
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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship
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.
The Queen's Young Leaders
In this role, I mentor and support extraordinary young leaders around The Commonwealth to make a difference through social, cultural and environmental change.
Elevate Your Game
The Ultimate Guide to Help You Gain Clarity, Make Local Impact and Grow Global Influence.
The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. It is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world
SalesRuby Top 50 LinkedIn Personality
Was named 1 out of 50 Nigerians to follow on LinkedIn by SalesRuby in 2019.
Civil Society SDGs Awards Winner
Elevate Your Game won the Civil Society #SDGs Awards 2018 in the category we were nominated for - Goal 8. This is in recognition of our commitment and contributions to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
G20 Young Global Changer
Recognition from Global Solutions Initiative, Germany as one of 50 Young Global Changers in 2018.
American Express Leadership Academy Alumni
Selected as part of 48 emerging leaders to attend the Academy, sponsored by American Express and organized by Centre for Creative Leadership, U.S., and Points of Light in June 2017.
Finalist - Nonprofiteer of The Year Award
Recognition from Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - New York in April 2017.
African Union Commission Youth Hero
Was named as part of 10 young Africans by the African Union Commission in November 2015.
Top 100 Brightest Young Minds
Recognition from Barclays Africa & Brightest Young Minds, South Africa in June 2015.
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I can't wait to add value to your social impact consulting, leadership development, and human capital management projects.
Learning and Development
Training and Facilitation
With training experience spanning Africa, Southeast Asia and North America as well as across different sectors, I curate and design learning experiences that brings about change and improved processes for individuals as well as organizations.
Human Capital Development
Are you an early stage to mid-level professional seeking to switch careers, or are you planning to apply for your dream job? As a seasoned career coach, I will help you draw up personalized and actionable strategies through which you can advance your career journey.
Storytelling and Communication Management
Personal and Organizational Branding
We live in a world which thrives on stories, and our day to day experiences and choices are influenced by stories that surround us. Communicating your impact requires honing in on the core of who you are, what you do, and the difference you're making. My role is to craft the right story, which reaches the right audience, which leads to rising beyond the noise and truly differentiating ourselves in the market-place of life.
Elevate Your Game Conference 2020: Future Now! Conference