is a student of the University of Cape Coast, a past fellow of the Central Leadership Program and now a Beacon of Excellence. The Central Leadership Program has been an insightful journey. The program has taught me the need to understand myself, think positively and challenged me to think critically as a leader as well as evaluate people and issues based on evidence rather than personal preference. Thank you, Central Leadership Program, for making who I am today and thank you ICGC for such a great initiative. I am now proud to be called a Beacon of Excellence.
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Her experience as a CLP Fellow left her with a hunger to learn, to improve on herself and to enhance her ability to lead the people in her circle of influence. She received a fully funded Commonwealth-sponsored scholarship from the Ghana Library Authority to study on Coursera. In a space of 4 months, Grace Osei successfully completed sixty-four (64) courses online and has been recognized as the topmost learner in Ghana out of the over 1000 people who enrolled. Most of the courses she took focused on leadership and effective communication. She periodically writes articles on things she learnt about leadership and shares them with her audience on social media. Her recent post was entitled, ‘Trust: The Foundation of Leadership” and touches on trust as a key ingredient for effective leadership from the Christian perspective. She is happy that her experiences have shaped and equipped her to help other people in her region and beyond.
“Becoming a Beacon of Excellence, I have sought to teach others what I have been taught through CLP. That is, to raise more young people to man the fort that launches the dawn of a new era: the era of Christ-centered transformational leadership for the church, for our country and for Africa.
In 2007, Erinn fulfilled her promise to her grandmother as she relocated to Ghana to continue her scholar activism. She first taught Africana Studies at Ashesi University (then later at Webster University) before taking a sharp turn into international development work at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), a pan-African think tank that advises African governments on how to transform their economies.
Starting as a writer/editor, Erinn was soon promoted to Strategic Partnerships Advisor to the think tank’s president. There, she got an up-close look at the role of governance and economic policy in the transformation of African societies. She met African heads of state and worked closely with African ministries of finance as well as international development players at the World Bank, the MasterCard Foundation, European Union and other donor institutions.
Still searching for the most effective path to the transformation of Africa’s narrative, Erinn’s Christian faith and writing skills afforded her yet another pathway to contribute to African consciousness-raising and personal transformation as the book editor for one of Africa’s most influential religious personalities. Having edited more than 13 Christian publications, Erinn has conducted a systematic exploration of faith as a powerful and effective pathway to greater selfdiscovery and personal transformation through Christ. Today, Erinn brings all of her knowledge and experiences to her role as a Mindset Transformation Coach and the founder of Infinite Potential Africa Ltd, a personal development company that blends personal growth approaches with African & Diaspora studies, psychology, and faith to help clients live at their highest potential.