When Mfon Ekpo founded The Discovery Centre years ago, she was driven by one key purpose – to raise a new generation of leaders who would discover the power of their genius, develop it and move on to deploy it in ways that will transform industries, economies and societies.
As the Executive Director and Lead Coach at The Discovery Centre – a multinational learning and development organisation, she focuses on taking individuals on a journey that ensures that they unearth who they really are, so that they can show up as the changemakers and world shapers that they indeed have always been – ready to change their society.
With hubs in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, since inception, The Discovery Centre has trained 30,000+ women in over 10 countries around the world on how to translate their ideas to viable sustainable businesses as well as discover their unique gifts to be of service to humanity through our globally acclaimed seminar, “The Blueprint of How.” At The Discovery Centre, Mfon plans to scale, train and build a promising network of 200,000 world changers and leaders across the African continent, who live and lead with experience, dedication and consistency. The Discovery Centre believes that for Africa to fully emerge, her leaders must be fully equipped to emerge too.
As a certified human behaviour consultant and trainer, Mfon is the Executive Director of the John Maxwell team. And as the only founding partner from Africa who serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Council, she currently sits on various boards in an advisory capacity and consult for projects with a focus on strategy and structured sustainable implementation.
As a coach to top business CEOs, industry and thought leaders, she has worked and provided training to teams in the British High Commission, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and has also served as The Executive Director of The Future Africa Project. She is also a two-time recipient of the ‘Golden Quill’ award by the National Academy of Bestselling Authors in Hollywood for co-authoring two bestselling books.
She was chosen as a Mandela Washington Fellow in the pioneer set of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative in 2014 where she served as the Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee on the Regional Advisory Board for the Fellowship for West Africa. She also held the position of a HarambeEntrepreneurship Alliance Associate and a mentor on the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) and in 2017 she was named one of the most influential women in Nigeria and shortlisted by the British Council Awards for Social Impact in Nigeria in recognition of the tangible socio economic impact of her developmental interventions with women.
She is at her most and relaxed when she is by water and surrounded by nature. She also has a love of teaching.