Sankofa solutions inc.
Global Business Consulting



















President & Founder



An experienced, emotionally intelligent leader/woman of color, I possess the capacity to engage, motivate and challenge for best results, leveraging a background in Public Relations/Corporate Communications, Organizational Psychology, Human Resources/Organizational Effectiveness, Conflict Management/Resolution, Cultural Competence/Diversity Awareness, Team Dynamics, Motivating for Results, Values Based/Situational Leadership and Business Process Re-engineering.  

As a naturalized American citizen and immigrant from Ghana, West Africa, I bring an empathy based approach to working with diverse populations and have extensive experience working in a variety of group settings and organizational cultures. A dynamic communicator, trainer and facilitator, I have been described as an “accomplished administrator/leader with advanced communication skills and the right blend of tertiary experience in program/project, contract and Human Capital Management to reap outstanding results.”

I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa to a Ghanaian father and Nigerian mother and emigrated to the United States in my 20's.  I have worked in Europe, Africa and now reside and work in the United States of America; holding a leadership role in City Government managing Training and Organizational Development as the Training Officer for the City of Berkeley. I am also an adjunct Professor at Presidio Graduate School (PGS) where I teach Master’s level Leadership Development courses.  https://www.presidio.edu/adjunct-faculty-academy/wilhelmina-parker/ 

In addition to possessing a Master’s Degree in organizational psychology and a Graduate Certification in Organizational Conflict Management, I am in the process of renewing my certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); a certification I held for three years which provides the rigor of applying knowledge in key HR practices in a variety of leadership roles.

 I am also a certified coach through the Center for coaching certification (https://www.coachcert.com/) , a published author in a coaching anthology (https://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Perspectives-VIII-Center-Certification/dp/035923139X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=coaching+perspectives+VIIi&qid=1576033249&s=books&sr=1-1) , and certified as a Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Certified Coach, an HBDI (Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument) certified coach, EIQ (Emotional Intelligence) certified coach, and a DISC and Motivators Assessment tool certified coach.

I am an Organizational Development practitioner with 25+ years of professional and leadership experience across a variety of sectors, including, government (international and U.S. federal/state/local), nonprofit and for profit business. As the Training Officer for the City of Berkeley (https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Home.aspx)Vresponsible for professional and leadership development I derive a great deal of satisfaction in correlating theory to practice. As the founder and owner of Sankofa Solutions Inc. I have learned to be a vision led pragmatist, with multi-faceted expertise in skill training and ethical leadership development, my "true north" grounding lies in humble and appreciative inquiry.

I speak a variety of dialects native to my country of origin, (Ghana) with English as a second language.​



THOMAS WILLIAM PARKER-CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER- SANKOFA SOLUTIONS INC
 
Thomas is currently representing Sankofa in Ghana in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer, and has full oversight over the Interests, Development planning and policy direction of Sankofa in Ghana.
 
BACKGROUND

He has already done a great deal of work on exploring forward and backward linkages in the areas of business development, as well as other very viable opportunities that would empower entrepreneurs and positively influence the development of strategic partnerships to provide opportunities for stronger growth under the ambit of Sankofa in the USA, as well as showcase the U.S Government business supportiveness to enterprises such as Sankofa .

He is a seasoned  professional with over 20 years in the Energy Sector under the guidance of our recently departed father William Sekyi Parker ( Former Chief Executive, Tema Oil Refinery-see biography), with special competence in Hydrocarbons and Downstream Oil Sector operations with Shell, a multinational player in the global market and a major player in Ghana.

He is currently the Retail Lubricants Category manager for Vivo Energy Ghana, Licenced Marketer of Shell Fuels and Lubricants in Africa.

He has also established an enviable reputation in Marketing and Advertising, and is the Executive Director of Megalynk Ventures, which is our local affiliate with the role of managing the Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations development of Sankofa in Ghana and West Africa.

With our support has worked closely with,  and continues to support, US Based organizations such as the FHI 360 International, Grameen Foundation and the USAID.

He has an extremely good understanding of the local terrain and can facilitate an effective support network In Ghana. 
EDUCATION

Thomas holds a masters degree in industrial Management, A diploma in Education as well as a degree in Sociology and Economics.
 
He is a fully certified trainer, and has extensive experience in training and facilitation within the industry.


Senior Consultant (International Business)

Ms. Louisa Olywayemisi Parker

Human Resource Management Professional with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and valuable working experience in Banking and Financial Management as well as Marketing. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and has been involved Real Estate Consultancy, Development and Management for several years.


A few words from Louisa....


"I am a highly motivated and goal oriented individual."


I have collaborated in the development, promotion, construction and management of several high value Real Estate projects in Accra, Ghana such as Parker’s Place (an exclusive gated community of 14 luxurious townhouses) Gardenville Townhomes (completed recently- an enclave of 6 luxurious townhomes) and several blocks of high end residential apartments, to name a few . These projects are currently valued in excess of 30 million dollars.
I am currently involved in the development and promotion of multiple projects in highly attractive residential locations in Accra, Ghana and beyond.


I am also involved in Consulting for the promotion, brokerage and financing of High end Residential Real Estate projects.


I currently collaborate with highly skilled Professionals in the Real Estate and Construction Industry to provide sound, practical and effective solutions to Real Estate challenges.
In keeping with the concept and psychology of Sankofa Solutions corporate aims and objectives, I am conscious of the need to preserve and promote the African experience. To this end, I am constantly in contact with indigenous producers of uniquely Ghanaian products for export such as:


    •    Paintings, sculptures and carvings
    •    Jewellery
    •    Furniture
    •    Clothes, fabrics and footwear
    •    Foods



Global Human Resources/Business Development Consultant

Essie Greene
15371 Nantucket Street, Westminster, CA 92683
email: egreene@sankofainc.net