Dr. Samuel Ekundayo

He is on the mission to inspire men and women to rob their graves of the many untapped treasures they carry, both in and out of the classroom. The Mandate on his life is to help people discover their purposes so they can maximise their potential towards a fulfilled, impactful and influential life.

A Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Technology, Open Polytechnic, New Zealand, he holds a Ph.D. in Business Information Systems from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand; a Master of Science in Knowledge Management from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and a Bachelor’s degree from Coventry University (CU), the United Kingdom in Engineering Business Management. Samuel has had the opportunity of teaching at various institutions in New Zealand including Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University of Technology. While currently, he teaches postgraduate students at EIT, He is also an internationally sought-after speaker who has been privileged to consult for corporate organisations, as well as speak on various platforms including churches, independently organised conferences, and events all over the world.

His research interests include Knowledge-Based Economies, Educational Technology, Activity theory, Human-Computer Interaction, ICT in Education, ICT4D, Pedagogy, Open and Distance Learning, and Mobile Development. Before becoming a full-time faculty at the Open Polytechnic, Samuel was a lecturer, an Agile Business Analyst, and a Senior Technical Analyst at renowned New Zealand brands. He has experience in Payment technologies (E-commerce) and Software development (particularly Mobile and the Web).

As a speaker, he often speaks on the subject of purpose and human potential. In 2019, he gave a TEDx Talk on ‘Purpose, the ultimate cure to suicide’, an inspirational talk that has changed lives and helped many discover their life’s purpose.

He is the president and founder of the School of Purpose and Influence (SPIN), an institution with a vision to raise men and women for transgenerational influence and impact worldwide.

He is also the founder of Motivitality, a weekly motivational video series online with the vision of helping men and women find their purpose and maximise their potential, reaching thousands of people weekly with over 300,000 views and counting.

He has authored six books including ‘Arise and Succeed: Becoming the Champion you are’, ‘FIRED UP: The ultimate guide to focus and consistency in every endeavour’, ’30 Reasons to Stay: Say no to suicide and give life another try’, ‘THE WORLD NEEDS YOU: Life-changing secrets to becoming a person of value’, ‘Purpose in Crisis: Uncommon secrets to finding and fulfilling purpose in times of adversity’, all of which can be found in major bookstores online, and ‘Your Problem is that you’re Multi-talented: Proven and Effective Strategies to Maximising Your Gifts and Potentials as a Multi-potentialite’.

He is married to a woman he calls his Treasure – Dr. Blessing Ekundayo – and they are blessed with two boys, to the glory of God.

More about him on his website: SamuelEkundayo.com

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