Saturday, 22 August 2015

#AfricasBiggestBookProject Narrator Profile: Ukinebo Dare

Ukinebo Dare is the CEO of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy, a subsidiary of Poise Nigeria. She is a recipient of the prestigious Business Day Nigeria “40 Under 40 Award” for excellence in Nigeria. Her passion is to transform individuals through personal development. She works to make an impact in the lives of many especially the youth and her focus is in the area of building Career and Self Development. She speaks at various engagements Nationwide in the area of her passion.
 Ukinebo is a Computer Science graduate of Benson Idahosa University. She also studied at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom where she gained an M.Sc. in Management as well as her love for Strategy and Marketing. She is a Certified Strategic & Conceptual Sales Executive by Miller Heiman Institute, United Kingdom.

She is a key facilitator of Self Awareness, Creative and Proactive thinking, ICT Skills, Personal Effectiveness, Social Media Management, Managing Effective Teams and so on. She is the initiator of the Poise Awakening the Heroes’ programme which has swept across organizations, changing the way people are managed in Nigeria.

She joined Poise Nigeria in 2010 to set up Poise Graduate Finishing Academy and led the team that designed the Full-Time Employability Skills Programme which currently has attained an employment rate of over 87% of its graduates.

She teaches, motivates, consults, grooms and connects individuals to start and grow excellent careers. Her organization is set to ‘Re-Engineer the Nation’s Workforce’ with Nigeria’s first NUC endorsed Employability Skills Certification, PSENSE.

She is a writer and her most recent book, Wake Up, is a treasured resource for employee induction. She serves as the Editor-In-Chief of Young Executive Diary; a career development magazine published Nationwide in partnership with Business Day Newspaper and is also a celebrated contributor to Guardian Newspaper.

She is also a Mara Mentor, which is an online platform and mobile application that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to build their business into agents of job creation and economic advancement.


Ukinebo is very passionate about making a tangible and measurable impact in the lives of people and is a culture change specialist. She has partnered with the Presidency (SSAPYS) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to achieve this.

You can find Ukinebo on Twitter @ukidare.


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