I am Shadrack Akrofi-Quarcoo (a.k.a. Kwabena Dartey). I am a trainee ‘Philosopher, Transformational Speaker, Author, Poet, Song writer, Teacher and Visionary.’ I hold First Degree in Economics/Philosophy from University of Ghana, Legon, Postgraduate certificate in Project Management from Graduate Institute of Management (GIM), and Certificates in Finance & Financial Markets, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and N.G.O Management from Cambridge Centre of Excellence (CCE).
I am the founder/Coach of the Gold Empire Foundation (GEF). I have had useful experience working with development oriented organizations as the United Nations (UN), African Rights Initiative International (ARII), Forever Living Products (FLP), Enterprise Life Assurance, just to mention a few.
My field of interest in my speaking/ creative writing career is in HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (HCD). Through my Speaking, Teaching, Writing and Coaching career, I have helped several hundred YOUTHS to reach varying levels on the critical path of Human Capital Development. The critical path involves: (I) discovery (ii) developing (iii) maximizing (IV) Deploying or using, their endowments, talents/skills and abilities.
Poetry below partly inspired by songs ‘I love my Ghana’ and ‘I love my Africa’ by Parables Production and team (Tiwa Savage, Davido, Sarkodie, Lola Rae, Diamond Platinumz, Micasa) respectively.
(A heart-wrenching poetic tale of 'Sally'; a 19 year old who died while putting to birth)
Despite the great urge to defy all odds, I found my stubborn self repressed in a hidden place called 'womb'
Should I blame my unclutchy palm or shall I blame the smooth surface of the rolling ball
Had I clutched firmly enough to deserve a grasp or had my natural disposition denied me a well deserved stitch
(WRITTEN IN HONOR OF THE GENTLE BECKONS OF CONSCIENCE)
Beyond the volatile floods of flowery words, the demise of long held pivotal tales was been cultured; and the remains thereof, to be partitioned
The demise of racing time is pretty reversed
Each moment, now graciously seeking to gather as much information as can be
Meanwhile, the joy of approaching Sabbaths and the burden relieve of worthwhile daily duties mixes well