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.
The test of life is not so much in the extent of loss, as in, the expense in cost(selah).
The best of life is not so much in the first in line, but, in the rest made divine(selah).
...and so, the old man spoke breathlessly, saying: "Ah, and when and where did we loose touch so fast to have tripped so far..!!??
While I fought hard to get my degrees, my blackened brother died like a hawk punked from the tree top-off he went!
KAKADI-ARMAA (translating as "Octopus" in English; a favorite delicacy of many)
Just as the Octopus with its many arms/fingers represents diverse interest, encapsulates diverse backgrounds and reflects diversity, so also the soul that seeks to drown in the well of wisdom must radiate the diverse shades of life's lights.