My name is Joseph Chinenyeze Ibekwe. I’m an author coach, a leadership trainer, a Journalist, a Publisher, and a Minister of the Gospel.
I love to teach and to create training courses that help people to build their capacity to participate effectively as private or public citizens. I have done this in the past 25 years.
Recently, precisely during the COVID-19 pandemic, I set up The Joseph Coaching International as a company dedicated to providing specialized training for writers and Authors as well as support young entrepreneurs with life skills coaching. I run training and coaching classes for individuals and groups.
Outside of this coaching platform, I am the Founding President/CEO, FLED International Leadership Institute, a graduate leadership school, which I established in 1999 to train and mentor leaders and technocrats in Nigeria and Africa. I am also the CEO, Foundation for Leadership & Education Development; a knowledge-based NGO, which I founded in 1995 to promote good governance, facilitate access to basic education and promote entrepreneurial and livelihood opportunities for women and youths.
I publish Future World Magazine – a human interest magazine. I have written 5 books including these two classics: The Quest for Political Leadership & Citizens Democracy: How Individuals Become Public Citizens (2018), and Politics is a Kingdom Business: How a Christian Should do Politics (2017). Some of my books can be found on Amazon
I am the lead Pastor at Graced Family Chapel, Abuja (aka Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry) – a multi-dimensional dynamic Church family focused at transforming individuals and ministries for kingdom impact.
I started my journalism career at the Guardian Newspaper, Lagos in 1991, as a reportorial intern. I later moved on to the Daily Times Newspaper, Lagos, where I reported extensively on issues of the environment, health, agriculture and Sciences.
In the past several years, I have taken time off work to attend several self-improvement courses. For instance, I got trained to be UNESCO Development Expert Leader by the UNESCO Training Centre in San Sebastian, Spain. I attended Kenneth E. Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Centre, Nigeria where I specialized in Spiritual and Societal Leadership.
My life-time work is about teaching and people-helping.
I live in Abuja with my wife, Maryann Onyineychi Ibekwe, a Public Servant and a Fellow of ANAN, and our daughter, Chidinma. The three of us play Golf.
We love to serve God by serving our community.