I’m a proud Nigerian from Akwa Ibom State. I have lived in the UK for 17 years but I keep my strong Naija accent which I absolutely love. Make una no try me o 🤣🤣
Well, the reality of the accent was clear when I loaded my online career course over the weekend on the amazing Udemy platform and forgot to disable the auto-caption. I sent the link to a few friends and there was an outcry that the course had many spelling mistakes. I then watched the course as a student. It was funny to see.
When the software transcribes 'in every student is a professional waiting to earn and the graduate code connects both realms' to 'in every student is a professional waiting to earn credits called Connex Budha Realms' - then you know that the software was not made for my accent.
Every word had an error and I was laughing so loud as I corrected them. To show what I mean, I scrolled down to my good friend, Prof Nigel Lockett who also taught on the course, and all his transcription was perfect🤣🤣
Sounds like a business opportunity for someone especially in an era where online courses reigns supreme.
Sign up and enjoy my calabar accent on @Udemy for a free trial of the course - https://www.udemy.com/course/cpd-certified-careers-enhancement-programme-foundation/?couponCode=FLEXY2020
Well the three months lockdown confirmed that I have yet another book in me. So this is announcing the book cover design samples of my new book - 'The Career Precode' which is being concluded.
A prequel to 'The Graduate Code', it takes you back to the beginning. In everyone is a natural inclination, a gift or talent and in some cases, it’s the thing you call your 'hobby'. It is that thing you love doing, comes easy to you and sometimes you can't even explain why you love it but you just know that you do. Well the book explains it clearly.
What causes career frustration is the friction between that innate ability and your developed capacity, your studies and acquired skills.
The Career Precode take you on a journey from self discovery to self distribution with different practical concepts - 7 ways of knowing your natural inclination; the 5 elements of the Career Code Framework; 4 Levels of the Career DEED Pathway; the 3 Integrated E-routes (Enterprise, Employment and Education) and lots more. Everything is based on my personal experiences travelling all over.
If you thought 'The Graduate Code' was cool, this book explains it all.
For now, please tell me which cover design you prefer and why. I need your help!!!
I THINK THIS LOCKDOWN IS A SCAM!!! Oh I don't mean COVID-19. I mean the idea that due to the lockdown work has slowed down.
Does anyone feel that suddenly you are working harder than you have ever worked or is it just me?
I thought when I travelled around and delivered training, I worked hard but Oh boy!!! I now work till midnight even though I am home. What is that about?? 🤣🤣🤣
To be fair, it has been a new kind of fun. Since launching our new career online programme, we now have over 2,000 African students and professionals from 15 countries who have taken the course with incredible feedbacks. We are now engaging UK universities to make the programme available to their international students. It has been a pleasure to be the Expert Careers Faculty on Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe Tekedia Institute’s Mini MBA.
Some interesting news coming shortly - a new book titled 'The Career Creed', The Graduate Code App, some incredible partnership announcements and lots more - follow on IG @AkanimoOdon
Join me this month as I deliver some incredible sessions on different conferences. See flyers and pencil in your diary. Its going to be an even more exciting second half of 2020, year of Plenty.
BLACK WEALTH (FINAL PART) BY DR AKANIMO ODON 👉👉Gathered together by exodus or birth into a family within foreign gates
But still can mark out their origin back to many diverse African states
Exposed to a mixed array of culture sometimes drowning them like the sea
Subjected to strenuous pressures of fitting in, looking like and wanting to be
Losing sight of individuality, personality and subsequent functionality
Gradually fading out of recognition into an awkward realm of inequality 👉👉How long shall our number stand as a barrier in the way of our progress?
How long shall the society in strife and naivety negate our success?
How long shall our true identity be swathed and relegated to the background?
How long shall we struggle to breathe in a life of perpetually being bound?
Bound from voicing out concerns that affect our livelihood and pride
Bound from spreading out our tentacles and taking steps in a confident stride 👉👉Arise!! Oh sleeping generation of Black nationals, for it is time to shine
Take advantage of your momentous times, your future yours to design
Cast abroad the seeds of fortitude, of hard work, your determination renew
Watered by the streams of perseverance, dignity always, ever true and true
For in the break on dawn, with the ray of the sun, fruiting blossoms will begin
And then shall your hopes be made alive, the beauty of your colour be seen 👉👉Look ahead and visualise a time when you like eagles would fly shoulders high
Take a quick perceptive view for then your goals and limits will be the sky
In that day where brotherhood shall mean much more than a million quid
In the day where love and togetherness to all and sundry shall be a creed
For you shall stand for what you believe in and not be drawn down the drain
And then shall power be unleashed on the youth who will as leaders reign 👉👉May this time allocated for the celebration of black wealth clearly strike a cord
May it commemorate great black achievers and innovators with grand applaud
A time to venerate potentials as the ‘black lives matter’ campaign grows along
To take advantage of the moment and through true leadership become strong...
DISRUPTION NUGGETS WITH DR AKANIMO ODON - BLACK WEALTH (PART ONE) 👉👉Listen to the uproar that pervades like fumes through the midst
See the chaos that abounds when there should be a joyful feast
Elevated voices of men and women in protest and arguments
Finger pointing and blame apportioning a famed instrument
They call each other by nick names in their built-up wrath
They demand and decry, in all evidence to re-gain their worth 👉👉Their worth, matchless, cannot be bought by any human price
Their pride, dauntless, cannot be quenched though their small size
Their colour, stand out, an epitome of beauty in all its essence
Their glory, ooze out, an archetype of magnanimous confidence
Their passion, intense, to cause an impact in this generation
Their history, immense, they’ve conquered through determination 👉👉Why should this lot lose their identity in their own land?
Why should they be tossed on and about when they can take a stand?
Why should they allow their environment subdue their potential?
Why should their melanin limit the splendour of their credential?
Why should they lose sight of the benefits of working together?
Why should they take hold of a little when it could be better? 👉👉Look back and relish the greatness of a golden ancestral stock
Ponder in appreciation at the foundation where morals is a bedrock
In the days where their fathers as slaves were shattered and segregated
In the land where their mothers within caves were gravely isolated
In the times where colour was a crucial element in giving judgement
In the era where race was considered in assessment and agreement 👉👉Yet still from the paws of the prowling tiger emerges a resistant specie
From the midst of unfertile grounds sprout up a robust family tree
Breaking forth into life through the hard earth crust like a seedling
Springing out with colourful buds of hope though regarded a weakling
These has become a force to reckon with, a people true to embrace
Though a minority in essence, unbeatable the uniqueness of black wealth
BY DR AKANIMO ODON...
HURRAY!!! We are officially certified.
It is with absolute delight I announce another professional milestone in the journey of supporting students and professionals in their careers.
Last Friday, the Careers Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) officially became a Certified Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.
The programme was confirmed to have complied with all CPD principles by the CPD Certification Service UK.
Currently, over forty students and professionals from different continents and countries and representing about ten different UK Universities are undertaking the programme as a pilot in preparation to launching it to different UK Universities.
Absolute appreciation to all those who have and are supporting this important programme especially when there is so much career confusion.
Visit www.flexylearn.com/cepo for details.
Contact me to ask about partnership opportunities!!! #internationalstudents #universities #institutions #employability #graduates #youngpeople #cepo #student...
The last couple of weeks have been incredibly hectic but also globally significant with lots of big agenda at the fore.
The incredible match for justice and change in America and the decry of social injustice in Nigeria. There is need for change on every side.
In the same vein I have been having incredible discussions with different UK and African universities management about their role in framing the future of young people especially in an era where there is so much confusion.
Come listen as I speak with alongside an incredible education and career expert, @debs_light , about the future of international education and how people can re-position themselves in the midst of global changes.
Friday 7pm UK on Instagram Live. Don't miss it....
WHEN I SAY LION!!! WHAT WORDS COME TO MIND? 👉Did you think 'Bold' or 'Fierce' or 'Roar'?? If you thought of other words, please let me know in the comments!! 👉👉Now let me let you in on something you probably have not considered!! 👉👉Did you know a male lion sleeps and snoozes for 20 hours a day while a female lion does the same for 18 hours a day - she needs extra hours to take care of the cubs (bless her). 👉👉Now isn't that the perfect description of the word 'LAZY'. Yes I said it - A lion is Lazy!! 👉👉But guess what? It doesn't matter because in the Professional Consultancy of 'boldness' and 'fierceness', THE LION IS KING - the very best at it. YOU CAN ONLY BE THE VERY BEST AT WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT AND LOVE!! 👉👉The very first question I asked in my new online career course is 'WHO ARE YOU?' That question shook many top professionals to their core but the truth is when you discover YOUR ROAR, that's the anchor and nothing else matter!!! 👉👉Listen to me break this down in an IG Live Session - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAdm5FCJ5a3/?igshid=paxc2m0l98ey 👉👉Register now for a free module on The Careers Enhancement Programme Online - www.flexylearn.com/cepo...