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To be a catalyst for the prosperity of Africa. I now work with International Companies and Trade Missions to help Companies looking to access East Africa with market intelligence and market entry strategies.
I am serial networker. I love meeting new people. I recently took a personality test that described my first five biggest strengths as WOO (Winning People Over), Maximizer, Positivity, Adoptability and connectedness. People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do
You can only connect the dots looking backward~Steve Jobs
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I participate in Couch surfing mostly as a host. I enjoy meeting new people and having a good laugh. all the my hosts acknowledge that I am a good cook. I treat all my hosts to a smooth blend of the Kenyan traditional cuisine.
Some of my best friends and work mates are people I met through couch surfing. I love couch-surfers!!
I have just joined Tango and salsa classes. I also run the Internations Professional Networking Group for expatriates in Nairobi that has a membership of 606 members from 74 countries.
Music, Movies, and Books
Enjoy soft rock, African Rhumba. I like reading about people and their experiences. As such I find myself reading autobiographies a lot.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I began an orphanage in my house with two kids and basically no resources at all. 3 years down the line the kids rescue center is now home to over 60 kids!!That was amazing. Another amazing event was when we did the Kenyan version of 100 thousand poets for change. We invited the best poets in Kenya for entertainment. We had no entry charge for the event but asked people to come with either a book or a sanitary towels. The books were collected and donated to a children resource center while the sanitary towels were given in support of young girls who could not afford them and hence were missing valuable school days during their periods.
Teach, Learn, Share
every person has a powerful lesson they can teach another person. Like iron sharpens Iron so does one person sharpen the other. I can pick a lesson from anyone anywhere..:-)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Great stories, time and a taste of local culture.
Countries I’ve Visited
Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania