Ubong Essien, CSP is Nigeria's and West Africa’s first internationally 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 graduating from the University of Ilorin in 1998 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, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Voice of Nigeria (VON), John Holt, UAC, HP Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company Plc amongst others. 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). Ubong is also the author of two books Dare to Dream & Succeed and The Gates Way to Riches.