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PIP 032: How becoming Homeless and being Home schooled ignited Rya Kuewor’s Passion and Career.

PIP 032: How becoming Homeless and being Home schooled ignited Rya Kuewor’s Passion and Career.
In this episode of your motivational Personal Innovation Podcast, I had a very insightful chat with Rya Kuewor. Since childhood Rya dreamt of becoming a medical practitioner but this changed when he became homeless and had to beg for food and do menial jobs to survive. Today, Rya is a refugee education and integration consultant with 6 years of working in higher and marginalised education in Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso, Singapore, and Kenya, and 4 years of working on refugee education with a special focus on societal integration. His passion for refugees stems from him having been homeless once, and never having been formally educated. Rya speaks 9 local and International languages, is a TEDx Speaker, and is a Fellow of the Amani Institute. He has worked as a consultant for the Ghana Refugee Board through the Open University of West Africa, and also with a mobile education company... Read More

PIP 029: Building the Necessary Skills for Your Dream Job through Volunteerism

PIP 029: Building the Necessary Skills for Your Dream Job through Volunteerism
Are you searching for that dream job? Are you aiming at creating a career that helps you to be relevant in todays very very dynamic and volatile world of work? In this episode of your favourite Personal Innovation Podcast, I interviewed Felix Nartey who has created a career for him self through volunteering his skills and time. Volunteerism actually enabled Felix to acquire very market demanding and employable skills that distinguishes him from his peers today. This episode is therefore centred on the theme of "Building the necessary skills for your dream job through volunteerism" Felix Nartey is an Open Activist and a youth Empowerment Coach. He is the 2017 Wikimedian of the Year award recipient, a cofounder of Creative Commons Ghana and a Co-founder and Director of Open Foundation West Africa (OFWA), an NGO that is solving one of his childhood problems "access to information or knowledge". Open Foundation west Africa trains the youth on acquiring... Read More

PIP 027: Combining Mixed Passions and Skill Sets to Shape Africa with Gameli Adzaho

PIP 027: Combining Mixed Passions and Skill Sets to Shape Africa with Gameli Adzaho
In this episode of the motivational Personal Innovation podcast, I had chat with Gameli Adzaho  who believes that we all can combine different skill sets and mixed passions to leave a dent on the universe. He advocates for a practical approach to learning, critical thinking and solving problems with the tools that are available today. Gameli Adzaho is a public health professional and STEM educator focused on 'shaping Africa and shaping youth'. Gameli holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana and MSc in Environment and Human Health from the University of Exeter, where he was a Tullow Group Scholar. Prior to his masters he was a science teacher at Keta Senior High Technical School where he taught chemistry and integrated science. There he initiated projects to build the capacity of students and teachers in the school and beyond. He currently works in the public health space in... Read More

PIP 025: A Blend of Love for Fashion and the Passion to Impact Women In Public Relations With Faith Senam Ocloo

PIP 025: A Blend of Love for Fashion and the Passion to Impact Women In Public Relations With Faith Senam Ocloo
This episode of your motivational Personal Innovation Podcast is brewed with Love for Fashion and the Passion to Impact Women In Public Relations.   My guest is Faith Senam Ocloo, a Fashion Public Relations Specialist and founder of e'april Public Relations, a boutique PR agency specialising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. She is also the PR Representative for Nadrey Laurent ( formerly Totally Ethnik), Accra Men’s Fashion Week, Evangel Christian Magazine and Egudzi Accessories. She is a weekly Columnist with the Business and Financial Times Newspaper where she writes on various topics and events relating to fashion. Faith is also the founder of Women in PR event, a platform dedicated towards mentoring the next generation of young PR and communication professionals who are confident of the skills they have acquired and well equipped to deliver when and wherever they find themselves.   She has a deep love for fashion and... Read More

Changing the world by doing work you love.

Changing the world by doing work you love.
Do You Love or Just Like What You Do?I talk a lot about passion and doing work you love. It’s crucial to your survival in today’s world and to your career’s or business’.Without passion and love for what you do, you can work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week and no fulfillment, real success or happiness will follow. You will probably just burn out along the way.When having passion for what you do, things become much easier. Things are fun and challenges are exciting. You are actually craving for challenges because you find them exciting to explore.However, there is a major difference between loving what you do and merely liking what you do.I ask almost everyone I meet for the first time if they love what they do. Most of the time, I get an “Absolutely, I really like what I do.”. And that’s exactly the problem. If you like what... Read More