Mfon Ekpo is a lawyer, development strategist, professional negotiator, bestselling author, keynote trainer, development practitioner and personal transformation coach.

Personal Development Coach

Mfon is the founder and CEO of The Discovery Centre, a training organization that specializes in developing effective systems, strategies and structures for organizational and individual development. An astute professional with multiple degrees in Maritime Law, Business law, Journalism, Neuro-linguistic programming, Project management and Negotiation.

International Speaker

Mfon is an international speaker and a coach to top business CEOs, industry and thought leaders. She has worked and trained for the British High Commission, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the National Judicial Institute and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


She holds multiple degrees in Public and International Law, Business Law and Social Sciences and a Masters’ degree in Maritime law from the University of Southampton.

She has won local and international awards for socio –economic and developmental essays and papers written and presented from the GOI Peace Foundation Tokyo, the Nigerian Tourism Development Council, Associated Discount House in collaboration with the Financial Institution Training Centre as well as the Nigerian Law School where she was recognized nationally as the Best Student in Professional Ethics.

Mfon Ekpo

Executive Director, John Maxwell Team

A certified human behaviour consultant, Mfon is a founding partner and Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team and has served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council. Mfon is a two-time recipient of the ‘Golden Quill’ award by the National Academy of Bestselling Authors in Hollywood for co-authoring two bestselling books with renowned leading experts such as Brian Tracy and Robert Allen amongst others.

Mandela Washington Fellow

Mfon is a Mandela Washington Fellow in the pioneer set of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative and served as the Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee on the Regional Advisory Board for the Fellowship for West Africa.

Tony Elumelu Foundation – Mentor

She is a Harambe Entreprenuership Alliance Associate and a Mentor on the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).

Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Arkansas, USA

Mfon was appointed an honorary citizen and a Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Arkansas in the United States of America. in 2014. She sits on various boards in an advisory capacity and consults for projects with a focus on strategy and structured sustainable implementation.

One of the Most Influential Women in Nigeria by LLA, 2017

Named one of the most influential women in Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa in 2017, Mfon was also shortlisted by the British Council Alumni Awards for Social Impact in Nigeria in 2018.

A Lirru About Me

Founder of The Discovery Centre, Mfon has worked and trained for the British High Commission, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the National Judicial Institute, and the National Assembly. She serves on the President’s Advisory Council as an Executive Director and is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team.

Beyond these, Mfon is an intuitive listener, teacher and mentor who strikes a fine balance between empathy, sharp honesty and discipline while retaining a great sense of humor and zest for life.