Issue #256 *April 2023

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #256 *April 2023
Asheville, NC USA







Guest Editorial


What is your Focus?
Bikundo Onyari



“We often focus on our failures and disappointments and tend to forget or disregard our successes.” This statement is not very far away from the truth! It is so easy for me to focus even right now on the failures and disappointments I have encountered in my life. Maybe I can justify this by saying that I must go through many life-breaking experiences until I wonder if there is something good in this life.

To be able to change this outlook, I am reminded to focus on the “few” successes to propel me forward. These successes can inspire me and serve as personal stories to enable me to become passionate about my life again. Maybe you should do the same? Start observing what you like about yourself, what inspires you, and what your contribution is. That way, you will feel good about yourself and walk with your head high regardless of what’s happening.

What do you focus on every moment and each day?
What do you commit to doing every day to improve your focus?
How can others help you have a better focus?

Bikundo Onyari is an IIGL Graduate and a free spirit being who expresses his passion through teaching, coaching, facilitation, mentoring, and creative writing based on his journey and experiences. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya and you can reach him on twitter @alifepreneur and/or on LinkedIn.

What Others Are Saying

Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria)

The International Institute for Global Leadership is a tuition-free institute that provides students from anywhere in the world the opportunity to study and gain access to a global community. Over the years, having being part of IIGL success story, I can only see IIGL breaking barriers beyond and above. It has been an amazing journey with IIGL, learning and the opportunity to share capacity with other people from all over the world. IIGL is an institute that equips students employing unconventional approach whilst preparing leaders especially from developing countries at no cost. I am proudly an IIGL board member and graduate!

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What are Students are Reading

Exceedingly Growing Faith (Ebook)
To every believer’s faith life because growth in faith principles comes form understanding and acting upon the important concepts collected here. For example, we feed upon God’s Word; then we exercise our faith by acting on God’s Word. This book is about expanding one’s Faith!

Students/Graduates In Action

IIGL Student Publishes First Book!
Congratulations to Level Five student Busani Sibindi (Zimbabwe), who recently published his first book on Amazon called “We Will Conquer” which is a collection of memoirs! It’s available on Kindle or Paperbook! You can contact Busani directly for more information at

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Collective Evolution
Collective Evolution creates content and courses helping to explore the states of mind and embodiment necessary to witness our current state, make sense of it, and shift it to be in alignment with a healthier sense of being. The content explores many questions, conversations and transitions related to what we’re witnessing in the world. They provide courses and workshops to make things practical. The mission is to shift individual and collective way of being to evolve beyond the personal and global challenges we face. They re-ignite curiosity and playfulness in the process.


IIGL Book Sales Continue…
The IIGL Board of Directors shared that the IIGL book, “Creating Your Path Through Leadership” book sales continue to provide a Royalty payment to IIGL each month. It has also helped new potential donors understand more about IIGL! The book is available both on Kindle and in Paperback on! Check it out! Here’s the link:…

Meet Our New Students

There were 2 new students this month.

Joyce Nyanchama (Kenya)
I am from Kisii county a mother of two girls adult, a married and resides in Kisii, I am a farmer and I love farming, when I was growing up, we used to have challenges in food production, our farm never produce more like other neighboring farmers, I told my parents that when I grow up I will like to be a farmer, it gave me a passion to learn more in anything doing with farming.

Rhoda Olaoni (United Kingdom)
I am a Registered Nurse practicing for over 15 years. I am a goal getter, committed to self development. I am comfortable with status quo hence I strive to become better by each day. I am committed to impacting the lives of those around me positively. I am a dedicated, God-fearing, energetic, goal getter and a good team player. I am committed to self-development and I am a person who is not satisfied with status quo. I derive pleasure in seeing others grow especially motivating others to be a better version of themselves. This is one of my driving forces into joining this institution

To view complete profiles, Click Here

Student Progress
We had 9 students from 6 countries complete a total of 15 books in March. These students were from Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, the United Kingdom, USA and Zimbabwe.

Francis Maundu (Kenya)
* How toWin Friends and Influence People
* Success through PMA
Joyce Nyanchama (Kenya)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Olamide E. Bayogun (Nigeria)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Michael Kelechi (Nigeria)
* Full Steam Ahead
* The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
* The Leadership Pill
Adebayo Christianah Kemi (Nigeria)
* The Law of Attraction
Salad Halane (Somalia)
* Leadership for Dummies
* Unlimited Power
Rhoda Olaoni Olayinka (United Kingdom)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Nicholas Yates (USA)
* PsychoCybernetics
Cheurombo Pswarayi (Zimbabwe)
* The Nature of Personal Reality

The following student completed one Level or more of Study this month
Michael Kelechi (Nigeria) completed Level Four

New Enrollments
4 enrolled in March
10 enrolled in 2023
Book Assessments
15 in March
49 in 2023
Books Shipped
0 in March
0 in 2023
Cost of Books
$0 in March
$0 in 2023

You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) In Blessed Memory
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)

Make A Difference
Dream Team 22
Please join Dream Team 22 as our goal is to have 22 people contributing $22 per month. We understand that money is energy and that to sustain and build IIGL we need a lot of people pouring their energy into this endeavor on a regular basis. We also know that not everyone can afford to commit $22 a month – especially our students, who live in countries with economies in which this amount can be equal to a weeks’ salary. So we are offering two options for those who wish to become a part of the Dream Team. One can commit to a $22 a month contribution or to spending 22 seconds each day holding the vision of IIGL becoming financially sustainable by the end of 2023!

Please join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL! You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money. To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below. To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision, contact Deb for details:

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