A thinker and communicator of ideas…
As a systems thinker, I am often intrigued by the root causes of problems and unintended consequences of actions. Hence I was not surprised when my career profile highlighted that I am 91% flexible, 86% expressive, and 44% assertive.
By way of background, I took a sabbatical in 2013 with a view to studying towards a degree in Theology, Media and Communications. This also led to the setting up of Healingsprings fellowship, a social enterprise inspired by the educational goals of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a vision to inspire those at the fringes of society to harness and maximise their human potentials.
Sensing the need to explore themes in theology, philosophy and ethics in the marketplace, especially with developments like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the future of work, I progressed on to a Masters programme in Business Administration (MBA), specialising in ethics and sustainability.
In terms of fieldwork, while studying towards my degree in Theology, Media and Communications, I was part of a team that visited Liberia after the Ebola crisis. I was there for 3-weeks facilitating workshops and seminars for community leaders in Lomi (in the outskirts of Monrovia). This element was a core part of an ethnographic study on a Christian setting in Lomi, so as to draw out themes and priorities to help in rebuilding their communities following the devastation caused by the crisis.
My final dissertation was selected and well-received at a conference on marriage hosted by the media faculty of the University of Liverpool. In my piece, I explored the influence of Christian doctrines in news reporting in mainstream newspapers in the UK. My research approach was a content analysis of adjectives used in news articles on non-monogamous relationships from newspapers on both sides of the political spectrum.
For my MBA I carried out research on the impact of government policies on indigenous artisan miners in Nigeria. I used a case study approach, capturing the journey of an indigenous firm through the key stages in its development.
On completion of my MBA activities at Healingsprings were moved online owing to funding constraints. The focus is currently on daily signposts to news articles, events, blogs, motivational and inspirational feeds to social media subscribers. There is also a TED-Ed programme in public speaking for young people (13 – 18 years old) over the summer holidays.
Prior to my sabbatical, I was involved in designing, developing and delivering urban renewal programmes in London. These took the shape of government-funded interventions for the Further Education Sector, especially young people that were not in education, employment or training.
Like me, the World is calling on people from self-imposed, religious-imposed or societal-imposed exile to assume their position in the vocation of co-creating a better World. Our skills, experience, gifts and talents; are invaluable in efforts towards peace and prosperity for all of humanity.
Join us in our movement for peace, unity, and social justice. Join us in our bid to lead a more meaningful and purposeful life.
Director of Human Capital Development