Featured Interview With Ukpeme Akpan Okon
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
My name is Ukpeme Akpan Okon. I am the creative author of The Values String, lawyer, leader, arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator, speaker, trainer, peace life coach, and Ambassador for Peace.
I was born and raised in Nigeria, and the fourth out of five children of my dear parents. I believe that the complexities of the world, and challenges encountered by individuals can be surmounted.
I am an awardee and desirous of leaving a legacy of peace, time consciousness, organizational excellence, team work and meritorious leadership. These are qualities I exhibited from ten years of age. I have held leadership positions since my teenage years, until now.
After successfully acting as a mediator in a protracted difficult situation, I was referred to as “Peace Maker.” This, and other related circumstances led to my determination to help people lead peaceful, transformational, fulfilled lives.
I am a Rotarian, and take pleasure in peacebuilding, good music, healthy lifestyle, culinary art, life coaching, nature, dancing, traveling and volunteering. I love birds but don’t have any pet. I am married with children, and live in the United States of America.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have been writing from my childhood days. I recall writing instructional notes as a child ( I still have the notes). I don’t remember the exact age but I was a brownie at the time. The Values String is my first book. I have written many articles and made presentations.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I enjoy reading motivational books, biographies, autobiographies, and humour themed books. I doff my hat for the great authors of the books I have read. I don’t have any favorite author.
My writing style is self-inspired. I advocate originality in writing.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Values String is a unique, creative, motivational book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace.
This book establishes the nexus among transformation, resilience, fulfillment, and peace. It also highlights mental health issues, refraining from stigmatization of persons, and encouraging persons to seek help.
The author’s creativity is showcased through self—composed songs, which align with some sections in the book. This book introduces a self—mastery and betterment method created by the author, known as The Values String.
Readers of The Values String are certain to understand how mindfulness can foster transformation, fulfillment, and peace.
Through the author’s composed songs, one can experience the ability to sing to, through, and out of any circumstance. One value is a gemstone. Envisage owning several values and stringing them…
The Values String took me about 6 months to write.
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