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The Word Café Podcast with Amax

Amachree Isoboye Afanyaa

My unique message to the world is the power behind the words of our mouths. We have made light of it but cannot escape the fruits thereof. For me, words are the unit of creation, the building block on which our existence evolves. This podcast is for everyone who wants to better their living by using words and applying themselves wisely. I will be using the storytelling style fused with imaginative nuances to transport the listener to that place, where possibilities are not luxuries but everyday experience; movie in voice. This podcast will emphasize the power of routine, and what you repeatedly do, you most likely build capacity and expertise for what you repeatedly do. My podcast will help the listener learn how to practice success because the same amount of time you use in complaining is the same you can use to plant, build, prune, etc. I intend to draw the listener's attention to the power of their words.

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Mar 15 2021
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Hello and welcome to the Word Café Podcast. A Podcast that inspires you to see words and its place in your life differently, to be more intentional in your approach with usage of words. On this show I will share some salient principles I consider vital in living a purposeful word driven life. Every episode will motivate and challenge you to live purposely, and stay positive with an unflinching conviction on the right words. Support the show (
S1 Ep. 79 Nigeria and The Third Force
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S1 Ep. 79 Nigeria and The Third Force
Oh God of creation, direct our noble causeGuide our leaders rightHelp our youth the truth to knowIn love and honesty to growAnd living just and trueGreat lofty heights attainTo build a nation where peace and justice shall reign This is the second stanza of the Nigerian national anthem, a prayer that was said over sixty years ago and today; it is so real that the young people are asking to take their nation back within the framework of peace and justice. In this episode of the word café, we begin a conversation about the future of Nigeria on the back of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.I have the privilege of doing this with Chukwudumebi Sydney Igbokwe and Nicholas Ojukwu Eke. Chukwudumebi Sydney Igbokwe is an Experienced Petroleum Geoscience Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the Oil & Energy Industry. Skilled in Exploration, Basin plays, Oilfield technologies, Petroleum Engineering, Geology, and Energy resource. Strong engineering professional with a MEngSc Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geology. Nicholas Ojukwu Eke describes himself as a Disruptive Deep Thinker, Idea Developer, Organic Farmer, and Storyteller. It was a very engaging session and though-provoking.jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 78 Jesse Iwuji and His Love For Speed
Jun 15 2022
S1 Ep. 78 Jesse Iwuji and His Love For Speed
Purpose does not come in shades, sizes, or looks. It is a human-centric construct that deep within every Human conscious, there is this longing to live, become and fill the space called earth.Purpose is often defined by our passion, that burning desire to let out the steam of creativity expressed on different stages.It could be seen in the arts or sciences. Still, all of this is a function of our personality, and being able to understand this and apply ourselves accordingly reveals the fulfillment and satisfaction we see and feel.The love and affinity one shows towards an activity, event and happenings can reveal one’s heart and inclination to that particular aspect of life and living. So we can safely use this human behavior to help and channel the energy of those around us in discovering who they are and fulfilling their purpose here.How would you describe one who has a great love for speed and is always yearning to be part of speed and its related activity?In this show episode, I have the opportunity to talk with Jesse Iwuji about his love for speed and how embracing this passion has created a future for him now.Jesse Iwuji is a NASCAR driver & Team Owner, US Naval Officer, Keynote Speaker, TV Personality, Actor, and an eSports Company Owner.His story points to the power of dreaming within the boundaries of determination, courage, sacrifice, and grit.Support the show
S1 Ep. 77 My Visit to the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)
Jun 8 2022
S1 Ep. 77 My Visit to the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)
Sometime in 2021, I had the rare opportunity of visiting the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. It was incorporated in March 2004 as a local non-governmental organization with a Board of Directors. PicturesHowever, the inception of IHVN started with Dr. William Blattner and Dr. Alash’le Abimiku, both working at the National Institute’s of Health and conducting early studies to track the emerging HIV epidemic in Nigeria. In 1995, Dr. Blattner in partnership with Dr. Robert C. Gallo and Dr. Robert Redfield  co-founded Institute of Human Virology (IHV), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. Drs. Blattner and Abimiku successfully competed for international funding from the US Military, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) AIDS Program for a University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP) award to support the establishment and growth of IHVN.  Since 2004, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has supported the AIDS Care and Treatment in Nigeria (ACTION) project and follow-on grants, ACTION Plus, ACTION PlusUp and Action to Control HIV Epidemic through Evidence (ACHIEVE) projects.  had an amazing time with the Chief Executive Office, Dr. Patrick Dakum who gave me a detailed mind tour of the organization on what they do and their economic importance.Take a listen   jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 76 My Communication and Branding Story With Perez Tigidam
Jun 1 2022
S1 Ep. 76 My Communication and Branding Story With Perez Tigidam
What is branding? Is it that logo and badge you wear and carry?As opined by Walter Landor, Founder of Landor “Products are made in a factory but brands are created in the mind”In both the personal and corporate space, the above questions consciously and unconsciously come to us. We all work at making those impressions that will endear us to people in the bid to profit from it somehow. Perception is golden within the communication and branding space, and it has overwhelming power in expressing your thoughts in your speaking, reacting, and promoting your content in a sense.One can safely say that this is a combination of 'the what and why' of one's doing and becoming, a vehicle that warehouses and carries the promise of quality with the intention of no disappointments.In this episode of the Word Café, our focus will be on Communication and Branding, the personal story of Perez Tigidam.Perez Tigidam is a Brand & Communications Strategy Professional. He is one of Nigeria's leading communications and brand growth strategists. Currently, he leads the strategy and planning team at Arden & Newton, a pan Africa-focused integrated brand Communications Company. As a lead strategist, he has been responsible for some of Nigeria's most significant corporate transformation and rebranding projects for companies in the Oil & Gas, Financial services, and public sectors. His unique approach to communications through cutting-edge story-crafting and sticky narratives has made him a highly sought-after brand transformation strategist for projects involving mergers & acquisitions of publicly listed companies and legacy brands in Nigeria. He's also been the communications consultant for some of the country's prominent corporate rebranding exercises.  His in-depth understanding of the media landscape in Africa has also helped him evolve as a reputation management specialist with a portfolio of experience working with global organizations and corporate executives across Africa to help build, position, and manage their reputation. In 2017, he founded the Africa Business Meetings, a platform for executive-level conferences in Africa. The ABM brings business executives from around the continent to converge on new thinking, best practices, and growth for the continent with conferences hosted in several countries across Africa. He has hosted or partnered with conferences across Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Egypt, and Ethiopia. He is a team player, thought leader, and digital-first creative—a unique addition to every team and an Africa-first business strategist.jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 75 Energy Scoop With Adrian Mason
May 30 2022
S1 Ep. 75 Energy Scoop With Adrian Mason
Our focus on the scoop in the episode is as followsHydrogen, Carbon Capture, and the Energy TransitionWhy is Hydrogen seen as so crucial to a low carbon future?How can Carbon Capture projects accelerate this process?Do we focus on Decarbonisation rather than Defossilisation?Is Africa about to see a frenzy of investment for Exploration in the upstream sector?Is Namibia set to become a hotspot for Exploration?TotalEnergies drilling in NigeriaFrontier markets are back on the agenda for investorsShould there be a Windfall tax for Oil & Gas Companies?Huge profits are seen in Q1 for the Supermajors BP, Shell, should they pay some back?Do the CEOs of these companies deserve the money they get?Will a windfall tax prevent investment in Renewables projects?jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 74 Remote Working in Nigeria
May 25 2022
S1 Ep. 74 Remote Working in Nigeria
Is the corner office pursuit still accurate, or Is it the fight of the home office now? This thought came to my mind today, looking back to the years leading to pre-COVID; this was the dream for so many of us in the corporate 'rat race' pursuit for that promotion, recognition, and the chair on the big table. It was part of that extrinsic identity to be seen as the boss or the goal-getter.In the light of the present realities, I ask myself, is the corner office syndrome still relevant, considering we are all somewhat operating from different corners of the earth far from that office space, which before now created that sense of the 'boss man in charge' mindset? Obviously, this order is redefined, and our classification will not be the same again. The other day, a colleague of mine dropped a line in our conversation; I can't believe it is a little over a year since I stepped into the office building, and yet I have been so productive operating from my home' office.' Wake up and smell the coffee; the corner office is gone for good. All we have now is a home office and what counts now is the value you can create through diligence and not the service of the eyes.So many organizations globally are rethinking their process and structure of operating to make the best use of the current.We are all dealing with the reality of remote working in its different shades and sizes now. It is seen in hybrid form and complete 'ghost mode.' Recently I carried out an independent survey on the subject. The response I got was obvious; people are embracing the style of work in which they want to be in control of their time without affecting productivity.So now we ask, does physical presence equal productivity?In this episode of the Word Café, I will be discussing this within the Nigerian work context with Tari Akhibi.Tari Akhibi is a Human Resources Professional with over 20 years of experience, successfully delivering HR Management, including recruitment and retention, learning delivery, change management, business planning, budget planning, and Industrial Relations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a focus on Business delivery.jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 73 The Art & Technology of Learning
May 18 2022
S1 Ep. 73 The Art & Technology of Learning
Life is for living and living a fulfilled life, one must have the vision to see that every day does not come just come to pass; instead, each day is a step that leads to that ultimate day of fulfillment.So what is vision exactly? Is it having sight? As opined by Helen Keller, The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. From The aforementioned, it is evident that having sight does not necessarily mean having a vision, but having a vision somehow activates your sight and puts you on the path of continuous improvement in bringing you to that place you have envisioned with your mind's eyes.Continuous improvement that is borne from a vision is appreciated on the platform of learning. This learning is not cast in stone; instead, it is built within the framework of change that can be best described by an evolving principle of getting better by the day by not holding unto the past, instead of embracing the future by building on the current revelations.The place of learning in human endeavors cannot be overemphasized. As we know it, our world today has been formed within the crucible of learning. Great minds have come to dominate the externals by looking inwards in asking questions that have led them to discover unique concepts and principles that have guided our civilizations' interactions.In this episode of the Word Café, we will be looking at the art and technology of learning and how learning can be effectively used in handling the challenges of the 21st century. I have the honour of discussing this with Simerjet Singh.Simerjeet Singh is a Virtual Keynote Speaker, International Motivational Speaker, Mindset Coach, and Growth Catalyst at Cutting Edge Learning Systemsjesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 72 Made in Nigeria With Dike Chukwumerije
May 11 2022
S1 Ep. 72 Made in Nigeria With Dike Chukwumerije
Pledge to Nigeria, my Country. To be faithful, loyal, and honest. To serve Nigeria with all my strength. To defend her unity and uphold her honour and glory. So help me, God.The above prayer is the Nigerian national pledge. I remember the first time I said these lines, and I think it was in my Primary School. I consider it a true prayer from the heart, committing to something tremendous and expressing my faith concerning my Country's fate, a place God has given me to live, lead, and show forth His Glory.The pride of nationhood cannot be over-emphasized; it gives that identity, dignity, and confidence that one belongs to something significant and enduring.Nigeria is my Country, and I consider her a miracle. She (Nigeria) is the most populous black Nation on earth with a very complex people spread in terms of diversity and ethnicity, and each yearns for identity and belonging. This yearning has brought about so much agitation within the Nation. I have come to see about the Nigerian spirit because it has defied logic and has created this unique voice of resilience that cannot be denied globally.Nigeria and Nigerians – The younger population- are searching for nationhood, a place that they will call their own and home. A place to dream, desire, and grow into a fulfilled and satisfied human being with dignity.This cry can be heard and felt across the land; even those who have somehow found their way out of the Country still have these tears on their faces and hope that someday not too far from this day, our collective prayer will be answered.A good number of well-meaning Nigerians have come to a place where the belief in their Country is now questionable, and they are in dire need of a Miracle to turn the Nation's fortunes around.In this Epistle of the Word Café, I have the opportunity of discussing Nigeria with Dike Chulkwumerije.Dike Chukwumerije is a Nigerian spoken word and performance poetry artist and an award-winning author. He has eight published books, including the novel Urichindere, which won the 2013 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Prize for Prose Fiction[1][2] and a poetry theatre production - Made In Nigeria - currently touring the Country. As of May 2022, it has been to 17 Nigerian cities: Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Benin, Ile-Ife, Maiduguri, Yola, Bonny, and Jos. Minna, Kano.Chukwumerije was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2016jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 71 Organizational Politics
May 4 2022
S1 Ep. 71 Organizational Politics
In his Politics, Aristotle believed humankind was a "political animal" because he is a social creature with the power of speech and moral reasoning: Hence it is evident that the state is a creation of nature and that man is by nature a political animal. And he who by nature and not by mere accident is without a condition is either above humanity or below it; he is the 'Tribeless, lawless, hearthless one,' whom Homer denounces—the outcast who is a lover of war; he may be compared to a bird which flies alone.  political nature of man is seen in almost everything humankind is involved in as long as there is a decision or choice to be made in a formal setting like an organization or informal setting that warehouses human activity x-rayed through exchanges.One then would ask, what is organizational politics (workplace politics)?Workplace politics is the process and behavior involving power and authority in human interactions. It is also a tool to assess the operational capacity and to balance diverse views of interested parties. It is also known as office politics and organizational politics. WikipediaFrom the definition above, it is evident that interest be it from an individual or group point of view, is what drives politics, more so in an organizational setting. The culture that operates in an organization is not immune from that which is operational in the broader society. What happens out there also finds its way into the walls and structures of the organization.Organizational politics is our focus in this episode of the Word Café. I will be discussing this with Evi Constance Omagbemi, a Maritime Regulatory Lawyer, Compliance Risk Management expert, a Researcher, and an Author.jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 70 The Energy Transition and Our Future
Apr 27 2022
S1 Ep. 70 The Energy Transition and Our Future
Energy security and insecurity equal a lot of changes in our society, both in a positive and negative sense. Energy dynamics drive the epic changes we see today. This energy comes in different forms, but the energy from fossils has occupied the highest position of the energy hierarchy scale since its discovery in commercial quantity more than two hundred years ago. It has provided over 90% of the World's energy source and has also provided job opportunities that have improved the World's economy. The dependence on energy from fossil fuels has also brought about specific environmental changes due to carbon emission. There has been a clamoring for an alternative energy source, a transition from the over-dependence on energy from fossil fuel in the recent past.The energy transition is an important topic in virtually all media discussions with different experts within the field analyzing, postulating, and coming up with other theories on the alternatives.Our focus on the WordCafe today will be Energy transition and the effect on our way of life and living as we know it today. I have the privilege of doing this with Adrian Mason.Adrian Mason is an expert in the oil and gas sector with over 15 years of conscious experience. His insight and depth of knowledge within the industry are undeniably recognizable. One can see this on his LinkedIn activities, where he shares some beautiful insights on the energy outlookjesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 69 Unpacking The Future With John Sanei
Apr 19 2022
S1 Ep. 69 Unpacking The Future With John Sanei
Human life is expressed on the scale of time, and those who have come to understand this tend to bend time to their advantage. Humanity is a native of time, and on that strength, you will think all of us should understand this and take advantage of time; obviously, this is not the case. Within this nativity, only a given few have, through discerning and practice, come to make time work for them in making their living count and profitable.Our perception and the interpretation of time have come under two categories looking at the journey of time; Kairos and Chronos. One describes the quality of time, while the other points to its quantity, all set within the framework of purpose.From the history books, the Sumerians have been known to have done so much on the concept of time.Sumerians Looked to the Heavens as They Invented the System of Time, And We Still Use it today. One might find it curious that we divide the hours into 60 minutes and the days into 24 hours - why not a multiple of 10 or 12? Put quite simply, the answer is because the inventors of time did not operate on a decimal (base-10) or duodecimal (base-12) system but on a sexagesimal (base-60) system. For the ancient Sumerian innovators who first divided the heavens' movements into countable intervals, 60 was the perfect number. The number 60 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30 equal parts. Moreover, ancient astronomers believed there were 360 ​​days in a year, a number which 60 fits neatly into six times. The Sumerian Empire did not last. However, for more than 5,000 years, the world has remained committed to its delineation of time. (@Emine Fougner International Best Selling Author: Romance Genre in English & Portuguese - Echoes in Eternity.)Undeniably, we are bound by time and are subject to its leadership. One unique expression of the concept of time in human civilization is the differentiation of time into the frame of past, present, and future based on experiences.This differentiation of time has come to guide how decisions are made in planning and executing programs. We see how people describe their lives in this sequence, I am walking from the past, using the buffer of now, the present, to run into my future. I just can't wait for the future. So I ask, is the future a place, an event, or something we are yet to become. The above is the focus of this episode of the Word Café. I am so happy to be discussing this with John Sanei.John Sanei is Africa's first-ever Singularity University faculty member, Associate Partner at Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, and a faculty member at Duke CE. He is a futures strategist and globally-acclaimed keynote speaker. He doesn't just think, write and talk about the future. He empowers executives, leaders, and organisations to do the same, using a dynamic mix of psychology, quantum technology, business strategy, and futurism to drive lasting change. A 4x bestselling author and co-host at The Expansive - one of SA's top business podcasts, John's helped countless executives, entrepreneurs, and go-getters to transform fear and uncertainty into excitement and action. John's masterclasses and keynotes are a must for future-forward leaders who are ready to lean into uncertainty and doubt, to rise with courage, clarity, and power.jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 68 The FemalePrenuer
Apr 13 2022
S1 Ep. 68 The FemalePrenuer
Who is the business space for in the true sense? Traditionally thinking has come to bequeath this space to men and, somehow, denies women the opportunity to express that God-given talent and gifts in fulfilling the God-given mandate of Dominion. So often, when the subject of entrepreneurship is mentioned, what comes to our minds are men carrying out business functions.There is an exception to this thinking. In the recent past, we have seen women rising to that occasion, and they are referred to as Femaleprenuers.  Fempreneurs are women who have taken to entrepreneurship, and the needed support diligently carries out the function to their fullest potential.At the Word Café Podcast, we have noticed and celebrated such women, and one that has come to make a strong impression on us is Audrey Joe-Ezigbo.She is one of the Judges in Season 2 of #LionsDenNigeria. An entrepreneur who has distinguished herself in the business landscape in Nigeria and Africa at large. She has built a thriving business alongside her husband within the oil and gas space.Audrey Joe-Ezigbo is an Award-Winning, Transformational Business Leader and Gas Executive, Mentor, author, and a double impact coach.She is the Deputy Managing Director of Falcon Corporation Limited, a company that she co-founded with her husband in 1994. In over 27 years of existence, Falcon has grown into the LDC of choice in Nigeria’s domestic Gas Sector. The Falcon brand has become an award-winning, wholly indigenous mid-and downstream Energy, Natural Gas Distribution, and LPG Trading company in Africa, enabling the deployment of Natural Gas and LPG as drivers of economic growth and industrialization.Her entrepreneurial and industry expertise has led her to receive many prestigious awards, recognitions, and appointments, such as:Lagos Business School Distinguished Alumni Award 2018Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa Award 2014 Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 AwardListed on the 2021 Power Woman 100 list in the Oil & Gas categoryRecognized among the 100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil & Gas Industry in 2021Recognized as one of 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2019 by Leading Ladies AfricaAppointed as Advisory Board Member, Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University (PAU)Designated as Advisory Board Member, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) – PAU1st female President of Nigerian Gas Association (NGA)Fellow of the Energy InstituteFounding Member Women in Energy Network (Wien) Member & Global Role Model of Women in LPG (WiNLPG) Nigeria chapterMember, Nigeria Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) NCCF Diversity Sectoral Working GroupMember Executive Council of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZImmediate Past Chair, Wimbiz Capital (WIMCAP) and Membership & Programs CommitteesIt is an honour to have her feature on the Word Café Podcast to share her story and humble beginnings. Her story is nothing but an inspiration. jesus loves : the world - podcastGod’s love revealed in Jesus is perfected when we know and experience living in Him....Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
S1 Ep. 67 Dealing with Trauma
Apr 6 2022
S1 Ep. 67 Dealing with Trauma
In the recent past, the issue of mental health has been on the front burner of so many discussions, occupying a prime position, and one of the very facts to pints to this is trauma.The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions. the above, it is apparent that we all deal with one kind of trauma or the other, seeing that trauma is an emotional response, a stimulus that triggers a very unpleasant reaction. In so many cases, these stimuli build up over a while unexpressed, and these unexpressed emotions affect the individual who is the bearer negatively.We have witnessed situations where individuals who find themselves in such cases react badly to seemingly trivial issues, more like looking for where to release those pent-up emotions. The result is, more often than not, very disastrous.In this episode of the word café, we will look at what trauma is and how to handle it. I will be discussing this with Phinnah Chichi.Phinnah Chichi is a passionate Parenting Teens Consultant and a Teens Coach (with a focus on Teen's Emotional Well-being, Mental Health & Personal Development)She has worked with parents for over 15 years, helping parents with how to understand, communicate, connect and raise the responsible leaders of tomorrow.She runs an Organisation called Parenting Teens Solutions Ltd, dedicated to Educating, Empowering, Encouraging, and Equipping parents with the right tools to help themselves and their teens as they navigate through the changes and challenges of the adolescent journey.It is her mission to help, support, disrupt wrong parenting habits/norms, and transform the lives of families through serving both parents and their teens.She is the host of the Parenting Teens Solutions Podcast (recently listed in the top 60 world podcast list for parenting teens). She is an author, an international speaker, and a mother to two young adults and two teenagers.Support the show
S1 Ep. 66 The Female Boss and Her Style
Mar 30 2022
S1 Ep. 66 The Female Boss and Her Style
In African and Caribbean countries women are more likely to have managerial jobs than in other parts of the world, according to the International Labor Organization.Belarus ranks highest among the European countries listed, coming in 13th, with 50.5% of female managers.Women are most likely to hold managerial positions in human resources, administration, finance, marketing, or public relations.If you are working in Togo, Nigeria, Jordan or a number of countries included in the below list, it is actually more likely that your boss is a woman than a man. This is according to numbers released by the International Labor Organization. Togo led the pack with more than 70 percent of all managerial positions filled by women in 2017. But the numbers also show that only 13 out of all countries reporting these figures to the ILO between 2016 and 2020 have achieved gender parity in leadership positions.The highest-ranking European country is Belarus in rank 13, with 50.5 percent of female managers. Generally, Eastern European countries and former Soviet Republics score high in the ranking as do African and Caribbean nations. The above data is from the World Economic Forum site, titled A woman is most likely to be your boss in these countries. Undeniably this data will continue to grow, widening that gap. So one can safely infer that women will dominate the future of leadership within the corporate space. On this premise, it will be only wise for women to be empowered strategically by developing their leadership skills added to their innate nurturing skills. The above should be approached from a position of collaboration and complementing and not competing with their male counterparts.This is the focus of this episode of the Word Café podcast.  I have the privilege of discussing this with Omobabinrin Adeola Osideko.Support the show
S1 Ep. 65 Breaking The Bias 2
Mar 23 2022
S1 Ep. 65 Breaking The Bias 2
"And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge."  ― Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings For me, the above quote comes to mind this season of celebrating women and keeping with 'Breaking The bias.' Let's carefully look at the said biases stacked up against women. We will see that these biases are belief systems and patterns created by those who came before us. Somehow, these fabrications were woven into the cultural practices and nuances that have evolved into systems that now hold us captive.So how do we set ourselves free from these biases? The knowledge rooted in the truth is key in doing this, not just the gathering of information now, but having that understanding and applying oneself wisely.In this episode of the word café, we will be dealing with this in honoring the women. I have the privilege of doing this with five remarkable women who have taken the pledge in taking the fight one step further, and they are; Ibnabo Enebi She is a content creator whose content helps individuals make meaningful and well-informed decisions about their lives.  Her approach involves featuring on her platforms (Ibi Speaks & onewomanity.com) - experts, thought leaders, and everyday people, with nuanced and wide-reaching perspectives on subjects such as career & personal development, immigration, love & relationships, parenting, wellness & health, retirement, faith matters, to name a few. Emem Opashi: She is The Unconventional Educator, Business Coach for Education Leaders, Author, Podcast Host, and consultant. She helps educators, business owners, and families CONNECT with relevant EDUCATION solutions so they can thrive exponentially.   She is a learning and development executive, consultant, and life coach with a passion for unlocking people's full potential and the skill and initiative to create programs that transform lives. During the course of her career, she has increased literacy for more than 2,400 children, trained over 3,500 educators, developed transformative resources, frameworks, and tools for all levels of educators. Ifeoma Omoniyi: She describes herself as an excellent home CEO. She is a Podcaster host & a global influencer of young women. Olu Olabode She is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Coach & Trainer @ Olu Olabode Consulting Inc., a Podcaster host, and a Purpose Midwife.She stirs up women of faith & Pastors' wives to unleash themselves from limitations so they can thrive in purpose and impact lives. She does this mainly through Speaking, Writing, Coaching, Mentoring, and training.   Her main aim is that your life will be transformed when you come in contact with me and be challenged to go to your next level. KEHINDE A ADEGOKE As she is fondly called, Kennie Crown describes herself as the change catalyst whose passion is expressed in propelling you to action from life challenges into Intentional living. She is a Podcast host, writer, speaker, and coach.It promises to be an exciting time. So hop on and be part of the conversation. Support the show (
S1 Ep. 64 Breaking The Bias 1
Mar 16 2022
S1 Ep. 64 Breaking The Bias 1
Yes, I know it is the month for us to celebrate our Women; Mothers, Sisters, and wives. The theme for this year is quite a powerful one, Breaking the Bias. Bias is disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a closed-minded, prejudicial, or unfair way. Biases can be innate or learned. People may develop biases for or against an individual, a group, or a belief. all deal with biases one way or the other, and these biases are culturally based and are passed down from generation to generation, not minding the time lines. In this episode of the Word Café Podcast, in celebrating International Women’s Day, we will be featuring Eden A. Onwuka.Eden A. Onwuka is a dynamic, resourceful business professional who excels in client relationship management, sales, corporate social responsibility, and international financial transactions. Industry experience includes banking, energy, e-commerce, and consulting. A versatile leader with proven ability to manage and motivate multi-cultural teams; straightforward thinking decision maker with excellent communication, negotiation, and marketing skills.  She is a certified John Maxwell Certified Women Coach, Best Selling Author, And International Speaker. Effective in building productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Loves volunteering, reading and writing poetry,Support the show (
S1 Ep. 63 Father and Son Moments
Mar 9 2022
S1 Ep. 63 Father and Son Moments
Fathers are the gatekeepers, the watchers, those who the children look up to and somewhat take after, mirroring their actions. It is a responsibility that comes with so much power that it is 'godlike' because its occupation opens you up to God's assignment on Mankind, Multiply and replenish the earth. Do you remember the times you spent with your Father? What exciting memories. I will be sharing the Café with two incredible young minds in surfing this space.Support the show (
S1 Ep. 62 My 'Ish'
Mar 2 2022
S1 Ep. 62 My 'Ish'
There is love in sharing, especially when it is not yours! Can you imagine if you were the only person on earth surrounded by all the luxury and abundance of life? Just you, yourself, and you without no one to share with, nowhere for that energy to flow dynamically and create something unique? Well, your silence will be the music and song that will most likely drown you. Life was designed to be shared, give, and receive in return, not in monotony now, instead of in a dynamic rhythm that creates enjoyable patterns that we somewhat look forward to the next experience.It was not designed to be a self-centered experience. Instead, an experience that can only be appreciated and understood in an atmosphere where self is de-emphasized and sharing in the form of giving is exalted, pointing to a commonality that should be the denominator on which we all should stand and expected to thrive. The above sounds like a fairy tale, right? But seriously, this is the authentic design of life.The generation we live in presently has taken the focus off this philosophy and now has made the 'self,' 'me' myself, and I storyline the narrative. Everyone is looking for 'his' or 'her' 'ISH' to be projected, not minding who gets hurt, more like the end justifies the means kind of mindset.In this episode of the Word Café Podcast, my focus will be on this, yes, what is your 'ISH'? What Is that thing that drives you and puts value in your pocket that makes your heart jump for joy?Like Charlie said in All Dogs Go to Heaven, a 1989 Disney animation movie - What's Mine Is Yours, what is yours is mine; the more we share, the more we will get!Support the show (
S1 Ep. 61 Medical Hero
Feb 23 2022
S1 Ep. 61 Medical Hero
In this episode of the Word café podcast, I will be talking with Adaeze Odili Oreh on her journey in raising awareness with the blood service within Nigeria and Africa.Adaeze Odili Oreh is the Country Director Planning, Research, and Statistics with Nigeria's National Blood Service Commission which entails working with health and development policymakers at ministerial and sub-ministerial levels to create blood policies that reduce maternal mortality and reduce the transfer of infections such as HIV through unsafe blood transfusions as well as improving the distribution of safely screened blood to hard-to-reach areas, especially in times of terror and conflict. With a strong interest in the potential of technology to scale healthcare solutions in the public sector, she advises health-tech entrepreneurs on viability, scalability, and the impact of policy on health technology.   Adaeze has a solid commitment to enabling and providing respectful, accessible, affordable, comprehensive, and continuous care at the primary and secondary care levels from a community health perspective.   She is keenly interested in research and analysis focused on health systems policy, financing, and strengthening; maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; mental health, and tropical infectious diseases and has authored over 300 health policy briefs.  Adaeze is also a Family Physician, Public Policy Specialist, Rural and Global Health & Development Advocate, and 2019 Aspen New Voices Fellow with over 17 years of experience in health management in public and private health care organizations in Nigeria.Support the show (
S1 Ep. 60 Managing Transitioning
Feb 16 2022
S1 Ep. 60 Managing Transitioning
The more things change, the more they remain the same. French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr coined the phrase French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr coined the term. Karr was born in Paris to German pianist and composer Henri Karr (1784–1842), and after being educated at the Collège Bourbon, he became a teacher there. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French critic, journalist, and novelist. This statement has come to define and bring to the fore our understanding of the concept of time and change. Permanency has come to be seen via the lens of change, and somehow a good number of us now embrace it with a degree of optimism and positioning ourselves strategically for that next life-transforming move that we somehow know will come on the premise of change, which is the only constant that defines our existence. Moving from one place to another is an aspect of human existence that cannot be pushed aside; instead, adequate mental preparation is necessary to deal with the expectations that will undeniably come with it. So transiting from place to place, from one job to another, is a given, but often so many people are not prepared for it, and this unpreparedness affects their mental health. So the question now is, how should one prepare for transitions, knowing that it is inevitable, it will indeed happen? This is what we will talk about on the show today. I will discuss this with Nike Kerstin Akerele-De Souza, Social Entrepreneur/Social Impact/Human Capital & Strategic Business Advisor with over 30 plus years in the Human Capital Development space. She is an accomplished Executive (Human Capital/Social Impact/Strategic Business Advisor & Social Entrepreneur) with global exposure to a variety of industries to senior Board level, including the Private, Consulting, and Non-Profit sectors, with experience encompassing strategic & business planning, business development, auditing & compliance, risk management, accounting & financial management, human capital development, and program design & management. Her specialism in the Non-Profit/Social Impact sector also includes the development of concept notes, impact planning, theories of change/log frames, work plan development, project planning & management, monitoring and evaluation/evidence gathering, client/partnership management, including public/private collaborations (PPPs). Her passion for human capital development prompted my interest in education, youth development, and economic livelihoods as avenues for assisting populations out of poverty. This led to her decision to pivot my career to the Social Impact sector, where I have established various initiatives. She enjoys supporting start-ups and scaling social investment interventions, especially those that enhance opportunities for marginalized and under-served communities and address existing inequalities in society. I am also passionate about supporting young people through education, employment, and entrepreneurship. She is an advocate for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 1, 4, 5, and 8.Support the show (