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#Nairobi Your Career and Your Purpose: Make the Alignment Happen!

  • Amani Institute Muthangari Road Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya (map)

#24more event in Nairobi, Kenya!

This Leap Day, February 29th, Amani Institute, Nairobi (Kenya) will guide you to explore how your experiences of happiness and purpose can intersect with your work and your personal life. Come and join our guest speakers for a special free session to learn why, and how the Leap Year connects to the big questions of your own life. 

Limited spots available, secure yours!

The special session will be presented by Roshan Paul.

Roshan Paul has spent his life questioning the status quo, and has built a career around connecting global citizens to solve social problems across boundaries. He co-founded the Amani Institute, a new model of higher education that develops talent to solve 21st-century problems, with these values in mind. Raised in Bangalore, India, with a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a certificate in Creative Leadership from The Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership, Roshan Paul has guest-lectured at over twenty universities in the United States and Europe, including Harvard, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and HEC Business School Paris.

He will also be moderating a conversation with Kenyan and international entrepreneurs around the values of a career driven by purpose.

Carol Kimari, CEO of Spark* Kenya, is an impact entrepreneur and also the founder of Grab a Book, which provides library services to thousands of Kenyan children. She believes that all people need is a helping hand and encouragement to reach their full potential. This is the belief she has carried with her in her business and personal world. A former stockbroker on the Kenyan stock exchange and with ten years of experience as an entrepreneur she brings a wealth of knowledge on East African social enterprise. Spark* exists to find and enable early stage local social entrepreneurs to grow projects that change the lives of people living in poverty through a simple four-step model of Find, Accelerate, Support and Connect.

Joram Mwinamo is an expert of Business Strategy Development and Implementation, Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship. He is Managing Partner at WYLDE, an innovative organization development firm that works with entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies and NGOs, developing them holistically towards greatness. Joram is passionate about Africa and uncovering the potential hidden within through working with people and organizations: "I believe we have the answers right here and working with others, we can see this continent become great in our lifetime. I wont wait for things to happen, I'll be part of making them happen". 

Jesah Segal isn’t your average westerner living in Kenya. Having spent five years sailing the seas in the U.S. Navy, five years working as a consultant in corporate America, and five months living and meditating with monks in the mountains and jungles of Nepal, Jesah bucked a life of comfort in the US, and teamed up with fellow Amani Alumni, Naomi Wanjiru - whom he now is married to - to act as Co-Founder and Business Architect for Plastic Fantastic Kenya. When Jesah isn’t directing Plastic Fantastic Kenya's business trajectory, he spends his time meditating, training as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter (1 win - 1 loss), and changing the diapers of his newborn baby daughter.

Jabari Smith is an international speaker, social entrepreneur, and a global citizen. Native of New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) he is a mentor, coach, and advocate for youth, young professionals, & aspiring entrepreneurs via his company Jabari Inspires: Motivational Speaking & Global Citizenship Consulting. Jabari taught in Japan for two years and participated in the re-election campaign for President Barack Obama as a Youth Outreach Coordinator. Jabari served as the COO of Africa Community Development Media (ACDM) for 15 months and has been selected to represent globally-renown NIVEA Men brand as its #GetItYourself campaign Ambassador.