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Dr. Akanimo Odon is an international business and strategy development expert who has gained experience working in several capacities to several global and international bodies. With a specialisation in education and training, energy and environment, oil and gas, media, charities and government, he has an in- depth understanding of global issues but with special reference to Africa.

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My flight's engine crashed.....

So I am regarded as 'The Pilot' because I have an expertise in facilitating very interactive workshops and conferences all over the world. Someone called me 'the basket-mouth of intellectual events' 🤣

Think about it like this - the workshop is the flight; the objective is the destination; the program is the flight plan; the participants are the passengers; the tea break is the meal time; the challenges (power outage, late chairman etc) are the turbulence and I am the Pilot.

In the UK, I fly my workshop with cruise control but today while piloting an international online workshop sat in my room at Protea Hotel in Benin, the internet crashed.

It is Protea Hotel for crying out loud but then the hustle is real. Not even two laptops and my phone could get me back in.

When you tell people to aspire and perspire in order to acquire their desire, remember that environment is a factor for growth. Don’t deny it but navigate it to your advantage .

I got back in eventually and landed the flight. 😊

#people #growth #environment #events #like #power #events #power #DrAkanSpeaks


He has two Bachelors degrees and drives an Uber.

I flagged down his car and got into his ride yesterday and he looked sharply dressed almost like a banker would.

'You look sharp boss' I said and he smiled and then told me he has two bachelors degrees in Economics and Psychology and a National Certificate in Mathematics.

But he drives an Uber. Meet Godwin Omakwu Collins. We chatted for a bit and exchanged details. It's a classic case of under-employment doing a job below what your skills allow.

But then in the midst of the challenges I found him incredibly positive and happy. So I couldn't help asking him how much he earned in a month from driving Uber and he said 'up to ‘200,000 Naira but he has to pay the car owner half of it'.

It is not convenient or comfortable because he had great dreams when he went to university but he is not sat complaining. Instead, he is doing something tangible and that got me.

Kudos to all those trying their best despite the challenges that abound... I am rooting for you and may God bless your hustle 😊😊

#university #help #mathematics #psychology #kudos #economics #employment

'In every Professional is a student wanting to learn and in every student is a professional waiting to earn.
The Graduate Code connects both realms together'……Dr. Akanimo Odon