When doctor Robert K. Greenleaf coined the phrase “servant leadership” in 1970, he had great faith that servant- leaders could change the world. And I dare say he was right. If we look through great organizations and families around us where the leaders placed the needs of those they are meant to lead ahead of theirs, we see tremendous change and growth.
I believe that this generation needs to learn more from those who have gone ahead of us. We need to learn how service is a great strategy to lead a change and inspire growth in any given society.
My desire and hope are that as you attend this summit, your eyes, ears and minds are open to the countless advantages and power available to each one of us when we make serving our world our utmost goal, and birthing a better generation of servant leaders in different spheres of life.
Are you ready to learn from giants of their industries who themselves have placed great value on service? From leaders who are impacting their world selflessly? Then you should register for this summit. It is absolutely FREE TO ATTEND.
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Dr Deji Yusuf is the best selling author of several books, a Christian minister, motivational speaker and a book coach. He is the founder of scars2starsinitiative, based in the United Kingdom, and the president of Write for Gold (WFG); a network of writers, coaches, speakers and influencers.
He has coached over 100 aspiring authors to become published authors and sell 1000 copies of their books in a year.
Dr Deji Yusuf is a father to a 15-year-old girl, named Rachel. She is daddy’s girl.
Anil Thomas is an experienced Aviation Engineering professional. He has about 20 years of working experience on A380 APUs and Rolls Royce Trent 900 Engine. According to Anil Thomas’ point of view, change is the core factor that drives an individual towards upward progression in life and it has to be generated by ourselves through effective and suitable methods.
‘The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking’ says Anil from his experience.
Anil Thomas is zealous to read, speak and learn which makes him an eloquent orator. His peer and professional coaching programs gained him mettle in speed reading, conversation tactics, rational thinking, and social intelligence.
He coordinates and cooperates with various radiant online intellectual clubs including E-Bookery, Young Empowerment, and Entrepreneurs’ Connect. At present, he is leading a new age networking and learning platform, BRAINCITI, co-founded by him.
Peter Farrington is the proud and happy father of two beautiful sons, David and Christopher. Service in one way or the other has been a cornerstone of Peter’s life, rooted in his earliest memories while observing his parents regularly and with great zeal to support charity initiatives and community programs. With a modest household income, 4 young very active siblings, and a father whose Air Force career often resulted in prolonged absences from home, the trait of selflessness was introduced to Peter at a very early age.
Peter is currently a Senior Environmental Advisor to Dubai Municipality, the culmination of a Public Service career spanning over 35 years in Canada, Oman, Qatar and Dubai. Over this time
frame Peter has also been a soccer coach; beaver leader; Vice-President of SOS Elms community environmental organization; Local Chair of the TD Bank’s Friends of Environment Foundation; and Founder of “Duqm: Portraits of Discovery”, an art-driven initiative to raise awareness amongst decision-makers and the public in Oman about the beauty and majesty of Duqm.
He is also an artist. The majority of the works he has parted with were donated for auction to cancer charities in Oman, and to help raise funds for a global ocean awareness project launched in Los Angeles.
Like his father before him, Peter has seen both of his children exhibit similar tendencies. While in high school David and Chris combined their resources to sponsor children in need through a
Canadian Charity, volunteer at the local food bank, coach soccer, and work at 10,000 Villages, a fair trade retailer of goods from across the globe. David is currently, literally a server, working
at a Hotel Resort in Western Canada. Chris is a counsellor and manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association and volunteers on many community projects.
Dr Samuel Ekundayo is a Senior Lecturer, author, life coach, preacher, and transformational speaker based in Auckland, New Zealand. Often referred to as; The Purpose Preacher, his mandate is to help people discover their purpose, so that they can maximise their potentials towards a fulfilled, influential, and impactful life to the glory of God.
He is a certified speaker, coach, teacher and trainer with the prestigious John Maxwell Team having successfully completed the certification programme. He is proficient and adept at providing training and coaching to individuals, churches and corporate organisations with proven, tested and effective programmes and
As an internationally sought-after speaker, he has been privileged to consult for corporate organisations, as well as speak on various platforms including churches, independently organised conferences and events all over the world.
In 2019, he gave a TEDx Talk on;Purpose, the ultimate cure to suicide, an inspirational talk that has changed lives and helped many discover their life’s purpose. He is the president and founder of School of Purpose and Influence (SPIN), an institution with a vision to raise men and women for transgenerational influence and
impact worldwide. He is also the founder of Motivitality, a weekly motivational video series on social media with the vision of helping men and women find their purpose and maximise their potentials, reaching thousands of people weekly with over 300,000 views and counting.
He is also the convener of the Transgenerational Influence Conference, a conference that gathers thousands of people yearly for unforgettable encounters leading them from mystery to mastery of their lives and purpose for Kingdom Influence.
He has authored five books including ‘Arise and Succeed: Becoming the Champion you are’, ‘FIRED UP: The ultimate guide to focus and consistency in every endeavour’, ’30 Reasons to Stay: Say no to suicide and give life another try, ‘THE WORLD NEEDS YOU: Life-changing secrets to becoming a person of value’ and
‘Purpose in Crisis: Uncommon secrets to finding and fulfilling purpose in times of adversity, all of which can be found in major bookstores online.
He is married to a woman he calls his Treasure – Blessing Ekundayo – and they are blessed with two boys, to the glory of God.
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Temitope Bandele is the Director, Customer Supply Chain Africa for Friesland Campina. He leads senior managers across 4 regions to deliver an excellent customer experience across 42 countries in Africa.
Previously, he worked with other multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Hydrodive at senior management level in Nigeria and across Africa where he helped these organizations to deliver integrated business objectives through people with purpose by creating an enabling environment for the team to deliver productive and sustainable business operations.
Temitope (TT) has he prefer to be addressed as a polymath, career & financial coach, creative entrepreneur, content creator and an unrepentant investor. He is the Creative Director of a multi-dynamic value network under the name “Masterclass with Tope Bandele (MCTB)”. MCTB is a platform that comprises various dynamic purpose and value-driven individuals.
As a coach and a mentor, he has established himself in contributing to people’s capacity in the areas of career, finance, health and personal finances, and has a strong passion in seeing young adults grow into becoming successful and fulfilled in their chosen endeavour. He runs several platforms under MCTB like MCTB teens club, MCTB educational hub, MCTB mentoring network, MCTB wellness & fitness hub and founded an investment education platform under the name “My
Investment Africa (MIA).
He is a certified member of several international professional bodies like CPIM, CIPS-UK and NIM.
He holds a Master degree in Operations & Supply Chain Management. He is also the founder of the Supply Chain Professionals forum in Nigeria.
Sola Dawodu FIAM, ACMA, MBA is an entrepreneur par excellence, thought leader and business coach.
He is an Assistant Chief Enterprise Officer of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Of Nigeria. A Certified Entrepreneurship trainer of the International Centre, for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, Ahmadabad India.
A Financial Management MBA Holder from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho and also a Banking and Finance Graduate. Certified Creative Enterprise Trainer by British Council, he is the author of the books (19 Greatest Mistakes to Avoid as An Entrepreneur)& Changing the Game, After Covid 19.
He has trained over 27,000 SMEs and 5000 youths in his capacity and carried out oversight functions as determined by the agency. A former banker having worked in defunct FSB, GTBank and Fidelity Bank Plc, certified trainer from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria(ASCON).
Currently a Lead Trainer on the European Union/IOM JOINT INITIATIVE on Business Skills Development for Reintegration of Nigerian Returnees. He is the convener of SME Tink Tank Platform, which has about 300 entrepreneurs in different areas of businesses, growing rapidly and registered as an association with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Sola Dawodu is a certified International Labour Organization -SIYB Trainer from Turin, Italy. Also a lead trainer on the UK EBST for Victims of trafficking (VOT)and Reintegration of Returned Migrants Program. He has also carried out and supervised community development projects and volunteering humanitarian service projects.
He is also a fellow of the Institute of Agribusiness Management in Nigeria and Co-Partner for Laniffe Agro-Allied Services, member governing board of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter. He was recently appointed as a mentor on the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund(LSETF)mentoring beneficiaries of the project.
He is a faculty member at The Rome Business School, Nigeria for MBA Students and recently awarded BUSINESS MENTOR OF THE YEAR 2020 by THE ICONIC BRAND AWARDS.
He is happily married with Children.
Taiwo O. Adepoju has carved a niche for himself in the Personal Development and Business Strategy Space with a demonstrable track record spanning over two decades.
He is a Globally Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Business Strategist, and The Chief SpokesMAN for women in Africa. He is known as The Startup Specialist because of his significant exposure and experience in helping individuals and organizations overcome the fear of starting. He helps find clarity and provides support in co-creating an easily attainable plan. He recently launched a blockbuster of a book on personal and business transformation titled: Reinvention: A 21- Day Journey of Radical Transformation in Life, Love and Business.
Taiwo leans towards performance, effectiveness, and excellence with significant engagements in Africa and focuses on:
– Personal Responsibility
– Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy
– Social Impact
Taiwo is a business coach, and management consultant that has led Corporate strategy across the financial services, hospitality, energy, tourism, haulage, and logistics space to mention a few. He is extensively travelled and has an invaluable depth of leadership experience in the public and private sector with a knack for taking calculated risks.
He has an MBA from the Business School Netherland and a first degree in Political Science at the University of Ibadan. He also has a certificate in the Science of Well-being from Yale University and Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).
He champions these feats through Strength Africa as Managing Partner and Phenomenal African Woman Foundation which he founded to Inspire, Celebrate and Empower women of African descent. He is a member of Rotary International, Toastmasters International, and IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja, where he enjoys playing golf.
Taiwo and his wife (Aramide) have three children.
Mr. Michael Bartlett- Vanderpuye is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of M&C Group Global. Mr. Bartlett-Vanderpuye has a strong background in Management and Corporate Finance which he practices throughout Africa, places in Europe, ASIA, The Gulf and the USA. His experience spreads into management and listings on the second boards in Dubai. He is well acquainted with the respective Market trends and shares his expertise in Minerals Mining and Trading, Commodities Trading and Real Estate.
M&C Group Global, born out of his foresight, has offices in Hong Kong, China in Asia, Dubai, Sharjah in UAE, South-Africa, Cameroun and head office in Accra, Ghana. His sea of experience in financial management and running business operations both in Europe and Asia gives him pride and agility to match parties whilst making inputs to address their management issues and growing pains. His extensive background in international investment banking and finance brings the necessary experience required to successfully manage the Investment operations of the Group.
Mr. Bartlett-Vanderpuye has played a great role in raising investment capital in the United Arab Emirates, USA to benefit the Ministry of Works and Housing in Ghana and for other international organisations in his capacity as an investment banker. Mr. Bartlett-Vanderpuye has been speaking at functions including tradeshows, conferences, conventions and meetings in parts of Europe and ASIA. He was awarded the Most PromisingCEO of the year at the TWARM BEST LEADERSHIP AWARDS in 2018.
He is an active member of the World Changers Summit and was awarded the Best International Trade & Logistics Industry Leader for the year 2019. He also received a MasterClass Certificate in Leadership and Management from the American International Theology University which was held at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Dubai in November 2019.
In February 2020, Mr Michael Bartlett-Vanderpuye was nominated and received the 2020 YOUNG AFRICAN ICON AWARD held in Atlanta, Georgia -USA at the 3rd Annual Global Black History Honors. As a young leader in Africa, he has inspired the next generation of young people to broaden their horizons for doing business globally. His work in the Trade and Finance in various countries around the world shows the possibilities to the youth for their own success.
On February 26th 2021, Mr Michael Bartlett Vanderpuye was inducted into the Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the Ghanaian Economy. He spends time in Europe. Asia and the Gulf Region to keep offices in those countries up to date.
He is married with two children and is an avid English Football fan.
Stephen Akintayo, an inspirational speaker and Serial Entrepreneur is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Stephen Akintayo Consulting International and Gtext Media Nigeria whose services span from digital marketing, website design, bulk SMS, online advertising, Media, e-commerce, real estate, consulting and a host of other services.
Stephen, also founded GileadBalm Group Services which has assisted a number of businesses in Nigeria to move to enviable levels by helping htem reach their clients through its enormous nationwide database of real phone numbers and email addresses. It has hundreds of organizations as its clients including multinational companies like Guaranty trust Bank, PZ Cussons, MTN, Chivita, among others.
He is also the founder and president of Infinity Foundation and Stephen Akintayo Foundation, an indigenous non- governmental organization that assists orphans and vulnerable children as well as mentor young minds. The foundation has assisted over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children and has also partnered with 22 orphanage homes in the country. By 2015, Infinity Foundation started Mercy Orphanage to cater to the children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The Stephen Akintayo Foundation was created to assist budding entrepreneurs with financial grants. With an initial grant of 10million Naira to 20 entrepreneurs in 2015, the foundation plans to grow to the point of giving 500 million Naira annually like Upgrade Conference and The Serial Entrepreneur Conference.
Celebrated Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Wellbeing Expert, Terrence the Teacher, is the go-to meditation coach for the world’s top brands, business leaders and influencers. Starting his career in the Health and Fitness Industry as a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, he soon became aware of the powerful connection between the Mind and the Body. In 2001, his intrigue and passion led him to the world of Neurolinguistics, where he trained and qualified under the Co-founder of the movement, Dr Richard Bandler. He became a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in the same year, obtaining a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy through The Institute of Clinical Hypnosis.
Terrence’s ultimate ambition is to reach and help as many people as possible. In 2014 he released a group of apps supporting people in their life goals. His app for weight loss, called ‘Taking The Weight Off Your Mind’ immediately reached the No.1 spot on the health and fitness category, on both App Store and Google Play.
In the same year, a personal brush with mortality brought the Teacher to Mindfulness. After exploring the practice based on meditation, it soon evolved into his first passion. To this day, Terrence feels it saved his life and now he wants to spread this life-changing method all over the world. Today, Terrence can be found at The Wellness Clinic at Harrods, joining an elite array of leading experts, housed in an exquisite, serene space. His popularity and much sought after advice has landed him a column in the world’s leading luxury department store magazine, Harrods Man. Beyond this, Terrence is available for online meditations and consultations, helping people find calm from their homes.
In 2019, Terrence underwent a change, adopting a new legal name that truly reflected his purpose. “I decided to change my name by Deed Pol,” says Terrence. “It was time, to fully and authentically become what I have always been my whole life, a teacher. So now, when I step out into my life, I am proud to know that my passport reads, ‘Mr. Terrence the Teacher’.” The same year, Terrence, decided to expand his offer to the corporate wellness sphere, with the development of The Wellbeing Incentive – a research-based training programme designed to give participants and their employer’s practical guidance for a more sustainable way to engage in the workplace. Using the Mindfulness model, the course teaches practical, easy-to-implement methods for daily application, to promote increased personal wellbeing and work-life optimization. Delivered over a six-week period, comprising four mindfulness workshops plus feedback sessions, The Wellbeing Incentive has generated overwhelmingly positive results from participants, who increased their mindfulness score by an average +21% on the industry-standardised Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory scale.
At a more introductory level, Terrence provides ‘Talks with Terrence’, where he uses hypnotherapy techniques and NLP to access the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind. His talks cover various topics, including Mindfulness, Confidence, Relaxation, Weight-loss and Goal Achievement, working successfully with a broad spectrum of companies and institutions, such as The Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Soho House Group and Amanda Wakeley Private Members Club.
John Obidi is a New Media Consultant, International Speaker and Personal Development Trainer. He is a highly skilled, compelling visionary and phenomenal resourceful person bringing practical intelligence and transferable solutions to both the workplace and marketplace as a whole; and doing so in the most innovative and unconventional ways, unlocking admiration and gratitude from clients and industry stakeholders everywhere.
In 2018, John was voted amongst Avance Media’s 100 Most influential Young Nigerians, coming in 2nd in the final rankings. In December 2018, he won The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media.
In 2020, John was once again featured amongst Avance Media’s 100 Most influential Young Nigerians. John is a leading consultant on online digital marketing in Africa and is the founder of HEADSTART AFRICA, a community of over 170,000 business and career professionals. As a thought leader in personal development, leadership and online marketing, John’s blog, podcasts, webinars, workshops, masterclasses, conferences and speaking engagements are acclaimed to be practical, disruptive, paradigm-shifting, forward-looking and highly progressive.
He has served as a keynote speaker in Brazil, UAE, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria.
John is available as a keynote speaker and panellist for conferences, workshops and knowledge sharing platforms.
Bankole Williams is a Consultant par excellence and a Peak Performance Coach who has a proven record of helping organizations develop their human capacity to surpass their annual financial targets. He is a renowned force in Consulting; assisting no less than twelve prominent banks in Nigeria develop and deploy solutions for long-term profitability and sustainability. For his exceptional work in Human Capacity Development, in 2019, he was given the Coaching Icons Award. In 2020, he was also named one of the most powerful people in Corporate Nigeria by Ynaija.
He is also a Social Reformer with a goal to solve the problems of unemployment and underemployment through his foundation – Live Your Dreams Africa Foundation. He has received several awards and recognitions for his inspiring social work in Youth and Social Development by State Governments, including Lagos State, Cross River State and Abia State. His foundation is the 2019 recipient of the Google.org Award for Youth Empowerment in Africa. Through his foundation, over 23,000 youth have been empowered and in 2019, his foundation created 682 jobs in Lagos. Bankole is presently on a mission to create 1,000 jobs across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
Bankole Williams is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP). He is a UK Certified Life & Career Coach and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council for Managing Consulting Institutes ICMCI). He is also a Fellow of the International Management Consultants Certification Board (FIMCB). He is also widely regarded as a Behavioral Change Expert. He is an emergent force to be reckoned with in the field of Management Consulting with over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and consulting fields. He is also a recipient of the Lagos State award of Excellence in Youth & Social Development. In his quest to understand and optimize human potential, Bankole has gained management andcareer experience, first at Guaranty Trust Bank, where he was an invaluable member of the Human Resources Team. While at Guaranty Trust bank, he discovered his passion for workforce activation and man power development which led to his move to the Training department where he also facilitated trainings for staff in the bank, after which, he joined a reputable consulting firm – Visible Impact.
He is the Founder & Principal consultant at LYD Consulting; a firm committed to delivering consulting interventions that lead to transformational change. Bankole Williams has designed, managed and facilitated several customer service and personal/workplace mastery training programs, He has also facilitated management and leadership retreats for several organizations.
He is an expert at delivering training solutions on product lines such as Self Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Coaching, Change management, Business Communication, Team bonding, Superior service delivery, Leadership, Selling skills, Employability, Enterprise development etc. His facilitation skills are no doubt prolific, as he currently provides consulting interventions for banks and different organizations, some of which include, The Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC), the World Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access bank, Diamond Bank, SkyeBank, Union Bank, Heritage bank, Stanbic IBTC, StanbicIBTC pensions, First Bank, Fidelity bank, Oando, Konga, Google, NLNG, UTC and the Nigerian Stock Exchange to mention a few. He has facilitated various Culture Transformation initiatives for AshakaCement, team bonding retreats for Heritage bank and Stanbic IBTC, Executive management retreats for DPR, the PoloLuxury and NLNG.
Olujimi Tewe is a Human Capacity Development Expert with almost two decades of experience garnered in HR Consulting, Senior HR Management positions, Career & Executive Coaching and in providing bespoke learning interventions to organizations in varied industries.
He is an internationally sought after speaker who has graced several platforms within and outside Nigeria including the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Nigerians and has won several awards for his work done in the personal development space.
He is the CEO of The Jimi Tewe Company, a human capacity development firm focused on providing effective people solutions to organisations across different industries. Jimi has worked at Senior Management levels in the banking industry specifically in United Bank for Africa & Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank). At various times, he functioned as Head of Recruitment, Head of Performance Management and Head of Organizational Development.
Jimi is a certified Job Evaluator and Emotional & Social Competence Intelligence Specialist with the Hay Group of South Africa and has attended several training programs covering business management, improving staff performance etc. He also has extensive consulting experience having worked with Accenture & Restral Consulting at various times.
As a Workforce Engagement Specialist, Jimi has worked with several organizations in designing and implementing interventions that have strengthened collaboration and productivity at the leadership level and staff commitment across organizations towards goal achievement and re-orientation. Jimi’s training ensures that each client’s unique need is assessed and that solutions are designed to meet that need.
As an Inspirational Speaker, Jimi speaks to individuals at events and corporate interventions on several insightful topics which inform and inspire them at the same time. Some of his clients include MTN, Access Bank, GT Bank, Friesland Campina, IHS Towers, Cardinal Stone Partners etc. Beyond speaking at events, Jimi Tewe has also pioneered several events that have grown over the years- The National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (held in partnership with the Office of the Secretary to the Federal Government), The CEO Masterclass, The 7 Star Worker Conference etc.
As a Coach, Jimi Tewe is a Member of the American Association of Career Coaches and his strong passion for seeing emerging careers and businesses grow into institutions has resulted in him coaching young CEOs and working professionals towards achieving and even surpassing their goals. In addition to coaching individuals, Jimi has also been involved with designing career coaching interventions for corporate clients.
Ben Allen was ordained in 2014 at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. He was called to build a ministry through a vision he experienced as a teenager. King of Kings Dallas was born from the divine instruction Allen received and will be launched in October 2021 in Dallas, TX. He is passionate about building back the broken walls of faith and purpose by teaching hopefulness, greater possibilities and eternal love.
Ejiro Osakede is a woman of many expressions. She’s a Singer, Trainer, Sound Engineer, Voice Over Artist, Podcaster and Show Host.
She is the Founder and Lead Creator at Mixsie Audiobooks, a Sound Production Firm specialized in the production and sale of Audiobooks for and by African authors, with works from notable authors like Edirin Edewor’s Amazon Bestselling book ‘The Productivity Checklist’ and more.
Mixsie Audiobooks Academy, a subsidiary of Mixsie Audiobooks is dedicated to training and certifying Audiobook producers and narrators.
She is the convener of THE BECOMING SUMMIT- an initiative created to awaken the young generation (ages 18-35) a desire to BE a better version of themselves i.e being fit for purpose. She has reached Africa, Europe and Asia, spanning several countries across these continents.
Ejiro is a Master Storyteller and her Podcast, ‘The Afrocentrist Podcast’ focuses on sharing content that speaks to self-improvement and self-development, helping people find their voices, tell their stories and spread the message of hope.
She is a wife, mother and mentor to young women around the world.
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