Adaku Ezeudo is a Certified Life and Career Coach, a Social Entrepreneur and an Inspirational Speaker. Often referred to as the lady with the infectious smile, Adaku finds humour in everyday situations.
One of her favourite quotes is:
“Life is not a dress rehearsal, so don’t waste your precious time doing things that don’t light your fire”.
Adaku is an encourager, a listener and an unshakeable optimist who believes that she was born to serve. She uses her personal stories to inspire others to become their best self. She is an avid learner, a people person, a doer and a woman driven by compassion.
As a working mother of three amazing girls, Adaku strives to maintain personal well-being and a good work / life balance. She also provides support to other mothers in a similar situation. She is passionate about transforming the lives of others, fulfilling her life purpose and surrendering to a higher calling through humanitarian service.
She is the Founder/Director of PhoenixRize, a consulting firm specializing in Intercultural Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion Consulting and Integration Events. She also founded i-Smile International, a non-governmental organization registered in Ireland and Nigeria, to put smiles on the faces and in the hearts of vulnerable and marginalized women.
She has been involved with various community projects to promote women’s economic, political, cultural and social participation in Ireland and Nigeria. She has received multiple awards for her work in integration, social inclusion, female empowerment and community leadership, both locally and internationally.
Adaku has a background in Accounting and holds two master’s degrees, one in Development Studies and another in Business Administration.