Ubong Essien, CSP is Nigeria’s first Certified Speaking Professional. He is a renowned motivator and the publisher of Nigeria’s monthly motivational paper, The Achievers Journal. He is also the Dean of the public speaking training centre known as The School of Eloquence based in Lagos and London.
He has been in the human capacity building profession since 1999 and has worked as a speaker, trainer, facilitator and consultant to a variety of Nigerian organizations in both private and public sectors such as Guinness Plc, AIICO Insurance, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria LNG, May and Baker, First Registrars, Nigerian Tribune, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Voice of Nigeria (VON), Lagos & Imo State Governments, John Holt Engineering, UAC Plc, UAC Property Development Company, Tastee Fried Chicken, HP Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, MDS, CAP Plc, and Brila 88.9FM.
In 2007, he convened the first ever International Speakers Summit in Nigeria featuring Lenora Billings-Harris, president of the National Speakers Association (USA) and Robyn Pearce, Worldwide President of the International Federation of Professional Speakers.
Dubbed Nigeria’s Mister Motivator for his pioneering role in motivational lectures on television since 2002 and winner of the coveted SuccessDigest Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the same year, Ubong specializes in motivating people towards personal and professional excellence and training in public speaking skills. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), USA and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).