Making the world a better place is very important to me, because on reaching eleven years of age I became conscious of the amazing and troubled world that you and I inhabit. What does making the world a better place mean in practice? I think Desmond Tutu puts it well. He says 'do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.'
So, I'm seeking to do three little bits of good:
- developing global leaders for greater impact…innovatively. read more »
- working in the African diaspora and on the continent. read more »
- aiding personal and professional learning. read more »
Some background details
I'm a British Ghanaian, whose parents and siblings came to London in the mid 1960's. As director of Grace Owen Solutions since 2003, I have grown an eclectic portfolio of work spanning the charity, enterprise, public and private sectors. I am an advisor to organisations and institutions, a facilitator of groups and teams, and a mentor coach to individuals.
My biggest contribution, to date, is having developed 1000's of leaders from 100+ organisations based on four continents and in 30+ countries, at non-exec, board, senior, middle, junior and graduate levels. Prior to starting a business, I was head of Learning and Development for Costa Coffee and a Human Resources graduate management trainee for Marks and Spencer.
This 20+ year portfolio of work has given me a proven track record at strategic, operational and specialist levels. My areas of expertise are Leadership Development, Reflective Practice, Change/Transition Management, Organisation Development, Learning and Development, Talent/Career Development and Project Management.
I am currently training to be a Spiritual Director at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction and will complete the 3-year part time Encounter programme in July 2019.
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