His goal and ultimate professional mission is to help overseas bodies, firms and individuals get a good entry, settlement and capture of the African market and for African bodies and organisations to grow and establish themselves in the international market.

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I am grateful...

I am grateful every time a Vice Chancellor accepts to adopt the principles of my book - The Graduate Code as a course in their university for all students.

Those were the words of Prof B.M. Koroma, the in-coming Vice Chancellor of Njala University Sierraleone.

My career mission is to secure and enhance the lives and career of young Africans…

Let's go!!!!

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Move from 'chance' to 'stance' if you want to get what you need.....

Last month, I delivered an international training on resource mobilisation and international funding to professionals from over 15 African countries.

Over 80% of students or professionals who have applied for funding whether scholarships or grants do it by 'chance'. The friend of your brother's uncle's niece forwarded it to you 🤣🤣

Those who win scholarships or grants regularly do not wait for others to forward opportunities to them, they take a 'stance' and get it themselves.

They are the ones who forward opportunities to others after applying for them. As long as they don’t run a forwarding agency….

Be intentional and track opportunities......it's why you have that Google app on your amazing mobile phone........

This month, decide to apply for at least two funding opportunities. Just start.

Have a lovely new month 😊😊

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I am delighted for another milestone..... just graduated our first cohort of certified #career mentors under our local content initiative ….

After delivering five cohorts of the UK Certified International Career Coaching Programme (ICCP) for #students and #professionals, we launched the Career Enhancement and Resilience Training Program (CERT) for mentors.

A ten days comprehensive and intensive program with eight #practical and life transforming modules.

About 150 career mentors just completed the program from 12 African countries.

What is better than 'impact'? It is #sustainable impact.

One will chase a thousand and two, ten thousand. What of 150? Do the maths.....

For feedback from those who just completed this program see here - https://lnkd.in/e5vTiPnW 😊😊😊

Watch out for the re-launch of our Flexylearn Training and Career support mobile app…..

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I was smiling but my stomach was killing me......

We got into Lungi International Airport Sierraleone and had to catch the catamaran to Freetown.

I am smiling in that picture but it's not an experience I enjoyed at all.

There is clearly a reason my #career has no business with getting on the water 🤣🤣 - but it was the fastest route to our meeting with the Minister of Environment in Sierraleone who was in my PhD #research group many years ago….

Being successful in your career involves knowing and following what you love.

It is also acknowledging what you do not like and avoiding it if you can 😊😊

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I wish every African Vice Chancellor had a military background......

I say that 'rhetorically' after we just met the impressive Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierraleone, Brigadier-General Prof. Foday Sahr....

With two Bachelors degrees, two masters degrees, he is a medical doctor and a senior officer of the #army....

We discussed collaborations with Lancaster University and visited the first ever university in sub-Saharan Africa, the Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierraleone.

As I pitched a new youth #employability initiative to him about getting #sierraleone students to undertake research for SME challenges as their dissertation, he stops me mid-way and says..... 'send me a brief and let's start a pilot ASAP'......

No long thing, no strikes, no stories, no gallivanting when the lives and careers of our youth are at stake.....just get things done….

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