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Partnership to Unearth Greatness

Founded in 2014, LeadAfrique International purposes to cultivate a new generation of creative and responsive leaders in Africa. Our primary focus hinges on the personal leadership of young people between the ages of 6 and 20 years. Our work is based on the notion that young people are leaders in the here and now. We only need to provide them with the opportunity to hone their innate strengths and capabilities to influence positively in every sphere of life. Early exposure to concepts of leadership will enable then demonstrate their skills through positive social action. We believe to gain holistic behavioral and emotional mastery, the eco system for this primary target must be impacted positively. Thus, we have programs to support the young people, their parents, their schools and teachers achieved in a structured process for cultivating leadership, self-confidence and personal responsibility.  LeadAfrique has developed the African Leadership Toolkit (ALT), a leadership curriculum that inculcates in young people a spirit of good leadership skills and principles that will guide them throughout their lifetime. Our programme meticulously enable students discover their innate potentials for effective leadership within their circle of influence.

Need for our work

 

 

Africa has consistently lagged behind on almost all development indices in spite of its vast and rich natural resources. Many studies and anecdotal evidence show that poor and unresponsive leadership is the cause of this spate of affairs. There have been many scattered initiatives and programmes on leadership on the continent in an attempt to solve this canker. What has been lacking is a strategic, focused and unified approach to resolving the continent’s leadership challenges. At LeadAfrique International, we aim to coordinate all leadership programmes that will tactically cultivate the next generation of the continent’s leaders – in business, governance, public service, academia, religious organisations, uniformed services and chieftaincy. Using the patient and methodical process of farming, LeadAfrique will carefully spot, select, train, and cultivate the next generation of Africa’s leaders. LeadAfrique will cultivate a cadre of leaders for Africa who will be disciplined, orderly and respond to the needs of the people. LeadAfrique aims to produce value-based leaders who are confident and can face up to anyone anywhere in the world and will leave no stone unturned in developing their communities and nations. Several studies – empirical and anecdotal – show that getting leadership right can spur development and cause a cataclysmic effect that can change a people’s fortunes. LeadAfrique is therefore an idea whose time has come.

Meet

Our Team

Director and Co-Founder

Michael Ohene-Effah

Director and Co-Founder

Letitia Ohene-Effah

Customer Experience Officer

Esther Lydia Effah

Business Advisor

Bismark M. Agbemafle

Business Advisor

Daniel Offei

Technical Support Officer

Ebenezer Ashie

Director and Co-Founder

Michael Ohene-Effah

Transformational Speaker and Trainer. International Development Consultant. Pan-African optimist. Author. Impact Entrepreneur. Co-Founder, LeadAfrique International.

Michael Ohene-Effah is a hazel-eyed, right-handed, well educated, tough-minded optimist, lucid dreaming, purpose driven, happily employed, reality manipulating, solution providing, risk taking, goal seeking, problem solving, late sleeping, passive income generating, highly motivated, energetic, disciplined, persistent, optimistic, fearless, and proactive… part-time writer, speaker, business growth strategist, personal development activist, consultant, entrepreneur, husband and father. He is an extroverted introvert, a logical intuitive, and an insatiably curious seeker of knowledge. Simply put, Michael is one of life’s runaway experiments who go around challenging people to unearth their greatness…however they define it.

Michael’s purpose in life is:

  • to resonate with love and compassion;
  • to awaken the great spirit within others;
  • to give off the best under any circumstance
  • to develop, nourish and nurture strategic relationships
  • to never underestimate the power of the human potential.
  • to seek wisdom, understanding and knowledge at all times and in all places; and
  • to enjoy, increase, and share knowledge, peace, energy, passion, and wealth.

Michael has impacted almost 40,000 youth and over 8,000 corporate executives across Africa in different businesses and competency areas and consults for-profit and non-profit organizations. Michael is a regular contributor to the beginning-of-the-year programme “Effective Living Series” on Citi FM in Accra and has featured on several other radio and TV programmes in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Sunyani, Wa, Cape Coast, and Donkorkrom, all in Ghana.

He’s the author of three books:

  • Why Not The Best?
  • Why Keep Your Axe Blunt?
  • Beyond The Extra Mile and

Michael deeply loves young people and light roast coffee and is completely at peace in green, lush environments. Michael currently lives in Accra with his cutably adorable wife, Letitia and their brilliant children, Nana Kofi and Obaasima.

Director and Co-Founder

Letitia Ohene-Effah

A multi-purpose Greatness Guide, Letitia gives you the permission to live your truest highest self every day. This is because she believes that you can be truly fulfilled in multi-dimensional roles.

With over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world, Letitia is currently the Co-Founder of LeadAfrique International. Since 2014, her organisation has empowered, inspired greatness and nurtured responsive leadership in over 40,000 young people in 50 schools to live purposefully in 3 regions in Ghana and in Uganda and Kenya.

She hosts the family-focused programme, ‘FamLife” on Citi 97.3 FM, Ghana’s biggest English language radio station, every week, reaching over 30,000 people weekly.

Together with her team, they have developed an integrity curriculum for young people which they are working hard to mainstream into the school system, all in an effort to transform the lives of over a million young people and livelihoods by 2023.

Letitia enables and empowers you to live your best life and translate your dreams to reality. Engage her.

 

Customer Experience Officer

Esther Lydia Effah

Esther Lydia Effah is the Customer Experience Officer at LeadAfrique International. In this role, she works to enable clients enjoy their journey with LeadAfrique International. She also inspires professionals to enhance their self-worth in an effort to confidently grow their businesses. As an educationist she believes that there is so much knowledge that people need to free them from the trap of the norm. She envisions a future where people are living their potential to the best of their ability and therefore works daily to inspire people to achieve their greatness.

Esther is very optimistic and loves to work with young people. She believes they have so much to offer to the world and should be allowed to express honestly with guidance. Her welcoming personality and smile makes her a household name once you come into contact with her.

Esther creates great content, trains and counsels and is a Certified School Facilitator (CSF) of LeadAfrique’s leadership development module. Her experience with the hospitality industry in both Ghana and South Africa makes her dynamic in providing her students with practical experiential learning.

Business Advisor

Bismark M. Agbemafle

Bismark M. Agbemafle is a Business Advisor for SME and corporate clients at LeadAfrique International. In this role, Bismark inspires and enables young people, working professionals, corporate organizations and entrepreneurs achieve their greatness and success. He is also the Manager of the CR8TIFF Business Competition for High Schools, which inculcates entrepreneurial skills in young people to prepare them for the changing world. This is fuelled by his passion for business development and re-engineering. His passion for managing projects and providing businesses with the needed support to grow, spans from his uncompromising belief in excellence.

Between his desire to continuously improve and his commitment to see clients excel, participants always leave LeadAfrique’s training events and intervention with a new level of growth and experience of excellence.

Bismark holds a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana.

 

Business Advisor

Daniel Offei

Daniel Offei is a Business Advisor for SME and Corporate clients at LeadAfrique International. In this role, Daniel ensures that client’s financial records and statutory obligations are adhered to scrupulously. As an incisive thinker, encourager, a great believer in the development of young people, Daniel’s versatility as a valuable member of the team, sees him double up as a Certified School Facilitator of LeadAfrique’s leadership development module. His love, dedication and curiosity make him a significant addition to the team.

Daniel holds a degree in Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

Technical Support Officer

Ebenezer Ashie

Ebenezer Ashie is the Technical Support Officer of LeadAfrique International. In this role, he oversees designs, website administration and technical support for all programmes and events. His role also ensures that the organization’s mandate is achieved and event grounds are set up professionally and on a timely basis to ensure customers receive the impact required.

Eben believes every child deserves to be well trained and provided with positive outlook for the future. His decision to be part of the team signifies the purpose of being able to live out his favourite quote.

He’s motivated, creative and solutions-oriented delivering creative concepts for the business’s platforms. He enjoys learning and continuously improves his skills in an ever-evolving world. Ebenezer’s goal is to be a determined designer, photographer, videographer and video editor.