If you are reading my work for the first time, I’m sure you might be curious to know what crystal ball I operate with to make predictions about a year. Well, it’s simple; some of us are gifted to recognize patterns before they become evident to many others.
We read global trends, dissect available literature and data, and match it with an intuitive nudge from within. As for me, I’ve been pretty accurate with my predictions over the past few years (see a short clip).
And now that 2020 is coming to an end, here are my predictions for 2021:
By: Tom-Chris Emewulu, SFAN President & Founder.
As a career coach and entrepreneur, I am continually looking for best practices and strategies that help people 10X their career growth and achieve faster results.
I recently came across a Tweet by Reeta Roy, President, and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, on the above subject. And I think the wisdom it communicates will be beneficial in these times.
Now, if you’re wondering why you should spend your precious time on yet another listicle of relationship advice, here is a snippet of Reeta’s resume:
To build a successful company, you must have these three crucial aspects:
They are non-negotiable, regardless of your context or geographical location.
Unfortunately, neither of the three Ps are easy to come by — it takes time, experience, and resources to assemble the right kind of people, develop your business process, and ensure that your product or service addresses the customer’s needs.
You can have the loftiest ambitions, but it wouldn’t make a bit of difference if no one cares about what you have to offer. Add to that; we live in a time where people have…
Industry analysis has shown that, on average, it takes university graduates in Africa six years to find their first jobs. But on the demand side, even when jobs are available, employers still struggle to find early career professionals that have the skills they need for such employment.
According to the World Bank, when you aggregate these challenges in monetary terms, it translates to a $130 billion market opportunity.
And SFAN is set to bring the needed fresh perspectives to…
This post was first published on SFAN Blog and was written by Tom-Chris Emewulu.
I love quotes.
A good quote can turn your life around.
In writing my forthcoming book, Breaking the Limits, I did extensive research on why quotes are powerful instruments of communication.
From many of my findings, there’s a phrase that stuck with me: quotes are used to illuminate meaning.
Now, more than ever, we need some illumination. Reports on the coronavirus pandemic make it look like the world is on a downward spiral. From quarantines to nationwide lockdown, society is enveloped in fear and confusion. …
This post was written by Kelechi Udoagwu and was first published on WeekofSaturdays
It was a pleasure to teach the Content-Writing Session at the ReadyForWork Career Accelerator last Saturday, 28 September 2018.
The students were indeed ready to learn and had great questions and a collaborative team spirit.
SFAN was an excellent host, and the other moderators and teachers had so much to share, we, at Week of Saturdays, became students too.
Below is a concise list of some of the tips and resources we shared during our session.
Read at least one article or page of a book a…
This post was written by Tom-Chris Emewulu, President & Founder of SFAN and was first published on the SFAN Blog.
SFAN will be 6 years old this September. But as a business, the company will be 3 years old because we got registered in September 2016. It’s often confusing what we should be celebrating — the year we began operation or the year we incorporated?
Anyway, it’s been quite a ride. And we have so many things to celebrate! Looking back at where we started from, I feel a sense of pride, humility, and gratitude at how far we’ve come.
A 2017 research undertaken by Mastercard Foundation in two countries in Africa found that among young people, very few had access to formal employment and most struggled to make a decent salary to live. All lived well below $10 per day.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the youth unemployment rate in Africa is expected to exceed 30% this year, 2019, and young people will continue to be 3.5 times more likely than adults to be unemployed.
In fact, experts predict that at least, 30 million people will be jobless this year in Sub-Saharan Africa. …
The event, organized with support from the British Council, will receive an insightful keynote speech from Mr. George Sarpong, the Corporate Affairs Director of Kosmos Energy and M.D of Kosmos Innovation Center.
For his speech, Mr. Sarpong will take participants of #QLCareerFair19 through a journey of conceptualizing new pathways for job creation in Ghana.
His keynote is premised on an understanding that Ghana needs to create over 300,000 jobs…
The fact remains that the fight in ending poverty is a double negative.
In 1987, 100,000 people assembled at the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at Trocadéro in Paris, France to honor victims of poverty, hunger, violence, and fear at the unveiling of a commemorative stone by Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World. Four years after Wresinki’s death, in 1992, the United Nations formally declared October 17 as The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
To strengthen this agenda, initiatives like the Millennium Development Goals were launched in 2000 with a focus on accomplishing…