If you are like most University students or recent graduates, you are probably concerned about the future of the economy, and what type of skills will be most in demand 5, 10, 15 years from now. You might be wondering what career choices will be the most profitable, as well as which will lead you to doing work you actually enjoy.
But if instead, your top priority is figuring out how you can have the greatest positive Impact on society during your career, you probably have more questions than answers.
While the world is full of buzzwords like “new normal” and “new ways of working”, for the most part career advice is still focused on personal income, and then happiness at work.
We have assembled a panel of African experts which is both geographically and professionally diverse to help you start or jumpstart your planning to maximize your positive impact on the world AND still enable you to pursue meaningful work at a decent pay rate. By learning how to tap your innate talents and by having a long term vision, you can live a life full of rich experiences and meaningful connections without sacrificing your principles or getting sucked into the rat race.
Eileen Walusimbi Oloya has served in various capacities at British Council Uganda, Barclays Bank Uganda, IFC-World bank, and as a consultant and CEO.
She has supported high–level staff in high-impact organizations within the public and private spaces, with my most recent clients being Uganda Clays and NSSF-Uganda, including high-profile individuals for coaching. I have also worked closely with SME’s as well as executives and entrepreneurs.
I have extensive experience taking leaders through leadership gap identification exercises, peer learning, training, facilitation, coaching and Positive Intelligence.
Eileen is an internationally certified Executive and Transformational Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Speaker, and consultant.
Rejoice is a postgraduate student at the prestigious University of Oxford and is pursuing a Masters in Public Policy.
Rejoice is highly passionate about Youth & Women’s Empowerment, promoting education and access to adequate SRH services for all. She is the Founder of Youth Arise Network, Co-Owner of Grow & Glow Digital Marketing/Events Agency.
She also serves as ATHENA Networks #WhatWomenWant Malawi Focal Lead in partnership with UNAIDS. Working in the field of Human Rights and Good Governance, she has reached over 2000 youth and women and presented key issues within Africa and beyond in various capacities such as NOREC Ambassador and European Development Days Young Leader 2019.
She has been nominated for the Human Rights Prize of Peace Award and was awarded the 2019 JCI Outstanding Young Person of Malawi.
Dr. Ndode has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Buea in Cameroon and is one of the youngest university lectures in the country. In addition to lecturing on Journalism and Mass Comm, he is also one of the country’s leading experts in ICT(Information and Communication Technology) as well as being an expert in Communication and Social Science Research (Theory, Methodology, and Analysis)
He is passionate about Leadership development, and how effective interpersonal communication can help under-funded team overcome the funding gap and out-perform their competitors.
He believes that even if working in a corporate or NGO environment, entrepreneurial thinking is one of the best ways to continually reach peak performance for the individual and for the team.
Dr David Rempel is a Professor at the IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His focus has been in Tourism and Entrepreneurship.
He coaches and prepares African students for entrepreneurial ventures and is involved in setting up Start-Up Camps both within and beyond the IUBH setting.
Dr Rempel is presently acting as the Africa Coordinator in the Global Talent Mentoring Hub program from the World Giftedness Center, working with various African Universities and Partners to foster talent development in the STEMM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) areas. He is a member of ECHA (European Council of High Ability).
He received his PhD (Talent Development) from Friedrich Alexander University, Germany, Masters (Leadership Studies) at Azusa Pacific University, CA., USA, and his two undergraduate degrees (B.Ed, B.A.) from the University of Winnipeg, Canada.
Trent Simmons is the founder of 2 International NGOs, the world’s first Purpose-Wealth-Happiness coach, and was a serial entrepreneur starting at the age of 8.
His personal network spans 150 countries and over 5000 professionals from all areas of society including government, academia, corporate, NGO, and social entrepreneurs. He utilizes this network extensively in his NGO, consulting, and coaching work.
As the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the World Spirit of the Game Foundation, he is currently overseeing its 100 Countries in 100 Days international expansion, as well as the Centers for Creative Impact.
He is passionate about both inspiring AND empowering ordinary people to have a positive Impact on the world.
The World Spirit of the Game Foundation was formed to help individuals and organizations take Personal Accountability for their Impact on the world.
Our organization has spread to 35+ countries so far just in 2021 and there are 4 main Pillars of the organization, with each individual or organizational member choosing for themselves how many of these areas they wish to contribute to.
1) Developing SotG as the world’s first “crowd-sourced” life philosophy which both provides individuals with an internal framework for choosing a different definition of winning and as a Social Movement which provides the external framework that helps like minded individuals and organizations around the world maximize their positive impact on society.
2) An Impact Coaching division to help raise funds for the non-profit work, and which now has a wide range of offerings for universities, as well as for corporations, SMEs, and start-ups.
3) Typical NGO work which includes applying for grants on Youth Leadership, Women’s Empowerment, and Entrepreneurial support, among others, as well as organizing global initiatives and supporting other NGOs
4) A global Impact Network of “disruptors of dysfunctional systems” that consists of individuals and organizations from the worlds of non-profit, social enterprise, for profit, academia and government.
Here is a full video overview of these 4 pillars as well as a deeper explanation of the long term goals of the organization/movement. —————————————————->