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Linus Okorie

  /    /  Linus Okorie

He is a renowned leadership development coach and human capital development consultant. For over 20 years, Linus has been known as a relentless icon in the quest for good leadership in public and corporate governance in Nigeria. His vast experience in leadership coaching, mentoring and advocacy across the world for over two decades has distinguished him as a trusted name in leadership excellence.He is the Founder and President, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI), a leadership development non-profit organization, which has developed 15 leadership brands to train and nurture youths, Consistently, Linus Okorie has carved a niche as an authority in leadership development with a career development path defined by the principles of selfless service, dignity and integrity.Since inception, Linus Okorie has piloted GOTNI to become Nigeria’s foremost leadership capital development organization including the establishment of GOTNI Leadership Centre (GLC) in Maitama, Abuja. He is currently working towards building the much anticipated Global Leadership Center at the Oguta lake, Imo State where excellent leaders will be groomed for the growth and development of Nigeria and the African continent. He is pioneering the emergence of a new breed of well-equipped and competent leaders to filtrate the public and private sector hierarchies in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.Linus Okorie is also the Managing Consultant of New Vision Consults, a world class leadership consulting firm he founded in 2007, advising and training top level civil servants, government officials, military and paramilitary as well as the private sector.

He is the West African representative of Adair International, United Kingdom. He has inspired over 300,000 people across Nigeria and Africa who have directly gone through his leadership programmes, and millions through radio and television. As an influential speaker, Linus Okorie has graced many live conferences, radio and television platforms across Africa, Middle East, Europe and USA as guest speaker, trainer and advisor. He is a regular guest in many print and electronic media, radio and television platforms across Nigeria. He is a radio and television presenter and host of Leadership Clinic on AIT. He is the author of “Footprints: Leading Beyond Today” a book already in the world market, which was forwarded by Dr. Myles Munroe.He attended Government Secondary School, Owerri, Imo State where he became the Senior Prefect of his school.

He is a graduate of History and International Relations at Imo State University where he served as the first elected Students Union Government President and later did his National Youth Service with the National Assembly, Abuja after which he proceeded to carry out a research in his area of passion: “Leadership Development” at the Lagos Business School. Linus Okorie has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US government under the Department of State – a programme which has produced 300 presidents of various countries since its inception. Linus Okorie is also an alumnus of the Executive Leadership Education programme of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Boston, USA with a certification in The Act and Practice of Leadership Development.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to leadership development, he has recently bagged 2 honorary doctoral degree awards and was inducted into the College of Fellows at the African Business School.

He also recently received a doctoral honorary degree in Leadership development studies from Gregory University Uturu ,Abia state in Nigeria.He is board member of Imo State University alumni and many others.Linus Okorie is a consummate leader of men, a man of honour, a nation builder, resource mobilizer and a leading scholar in the growth and development of nations. He has received several local and international awards in recognition of his dynamic efforts in business, leadership development, community service and good governance advocacy such as the Best of Africa Award by the USAfrica magazine, Houston, Texas, Frasernet International USA and many more.Linus Okorie was the governorship candidate of the young progressive party Imo State of Nigeria. Linus hails from UmuEzike-egbu, Egbuoma in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. He is married to Nkiru with whom he has two daughters Ebubechukwu, Chimamaka and a son Chukwuebuka.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • President, Guardians of the Nation International, (November 1996 till date)
  • CEO GOTNI Leadership Centre (2019 till Date)
  • Host of Leadership Clinic on African Independent (Television(AIT from 2013 till date)
  • Consulting for Nigeria Army Resource Centre (2020 till date)
  • Board Member Africa of Fraser Nets InternationalUnited States.
  • Governorship Candidate Imo state Governoship election 2019
  • Managing Consultant New Vision Consults (2007 till 2020)
  • Board Member Imo State University Alumni, (2007 till date 2020)
  • West Africa Representative Adair International United Kingdom(2010 till date)
  • Member of FacultyEnterprise Development Services (EDS) of Pan African University.(2012-2016)
  • Member – International Visitors Leadership Programme, USA 2013
  • Special Assistant (Youth and Leadership Development) to Prof. Pat Utomi PresidentialCandidate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, (2006-2007)
  • Executive and Research Assistant to Prof. Pat Utomi, Director, Centre for Applied Economics, Lagos Business School (Pan African University, 2004-2005)
  • Chief Research Officer New Vision Consults (2003)
  • Assistant Secretary – National Assembly Joint Committee on Constitution Review (2002)
  • Assistant Secretary – Senate Committee on Integration in Africa (2002)
  • Special Assistant to Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, Gubernetorial Candidate of Imo State (1999)
  • Head, Politics Bureau – Royal Youth Movement ( June 1999)
  • Students Union President – Imo State University, Owerri (1994-1995)
  • Emotional Intelligence – Federal Inland Revenue Service 2020
  • 21ST Century Leadership – Bureau for Public Enterprise 2020
  • Understanding Leadership – TEDFUND 2021
  • Leadership Dynamics – Ministry of Women Affairs 2020
  • Emerging Economy: The Youth Leadership DemandLagos State Youth Leadership and Economic Summit January 2009
  • Understanding Effective LeadershipOwerri Youth Leadership Summit, March 2009
  • Learning to LeadRegina Pacis College Abuja. November 2009
  • Mobilizing for Transformation the Need for the NowNational Youth Leadership and Economic Summit June 2008
  • Mind Power for ProductivityInland Revenue Staff Retreat Lagos 2008
  • New thinking for a New NigeriaNational Youth Leadership Summit August 2007
  • Leadership for ResultsGOTNI National Leadership Summit, Lagos 2006
  • Leading in Times of UncertaintiesGOTNI Roundtable 2005
  • Developing an Action Mentality CultureAt the Neimeith Pharmaceuticals Sales Executive Retreat June 2004
  • Emerging Economy: The Youth Leadership DemandLagos State Youth Leadership and Economic Summit January 2009
  • Understanding Effective LeadershipOwerri Youth Leadership Summit, March 2009
  • Learning to LeadRegina Pacis College Abuja. November 2009
  • Mobilizing for Transformation the Need for the NowNational Youth Leadership and Economic Summit June 2008
  • Mind Power for ProductivityInland Revenue Staff Retreat Lagos 2008
  • New thinking for a New NigeriaNational Youth Leadership Summit August 2007
  • Leadership for ResultsGOTNI National Leadership Summit, Lagos 2006
  • Leading in Times of UncertaintiesGOTNI Roundtable 2005
  • Developing an Action Mentality CultureAt the Neimeith Pharmaceuticals Sales Executive Retreat June 2004

EDUCATION

  • Exchange John Maxwell London 2019
  • Brian Tracy School of Communication ,Sandiego2019
  • Art and Practice of Leadership Development Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education (2016)
  • Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership Regent University, Virginia, USA (2014 /2015)
  • Adair Leadership Academy, ACL Accreditation UK (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and International Relations Imo State University, Imo State, Nigeria (2000) EDUCATION
  • West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSC) Government Secondary School Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (1995)
  • ST John Primary School Kumba Town South west Province Republic of Cameroon 1988
  • Community Primary School Umuguma Owerri Imo State 1999.
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