Epi Mabika is an Author, Speaker, Book Coach and Publishing Consultant. She provides strategies designed to empower entrepreneurs and aspiring authors to become client-attractive credible experts that dominate their niche in the marketplace through book publishing. She is an award finalist for Female Entrepreneur (ZAA 2014) and Author of the year (ZIMA 2014 and ZAA 2015), following the success of her book and publishing business. She is now working on launching an Academy in collaboration with an Ambassador, teaching the principles of Entrepreneurship.
Bulk copies of her book have been ordered by schools for their libraries and also prize-giving awards for their best performing students. She is now processing a proposal for her book to be incorporated into school curriculums for personal development and career guidance.
Epi has been featured in various local and international press and media, the latest one being an article feature in the Good Men project with a readership of about 5 million.
Her three core values are: Freedom, Respect and Determination.
Believing that a person only needs to compete with themselves, Epi subscribes to a Kaizen Approach to Life- A commitment to continuous improvement in becoming better, stronger and smarter than a previous version of oneself.
Epi began with a dental career as a Specialist Dental Hygienist/ Therapist, working in high-end Dental Practices like Harley Street in London, and quickly established a name for herself. After realizing that she wanted more autonomy at work, she then decided to set up her own dental practice with a partner in London.
Following two years of very slow traction and frustration of realizing that she only managed to buy herself a job, she decided to go back school to study exactly how business systems operate. This was upon embracing the fact that no matter how good your vocational skills are, if you don’t have business acumen, you won’t get very far.
Since then, Epi went on to study MBA-linked majors covering the Modules of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management and Information Technology and achieved a Distinction in Postgraduate Management Studies. Epi then trained in life Coaching, Professional Speaking, Book Publishing, Effective Communication and Accelerated Learning at the International Coaching Achievers Network (iCAN Academy) This is where she fell in love with entrepreneurship and where her pursuit of this passion began. Realizing that she had achieved her own personal level of success in dentistry, she crossed over into significance where she now supports others in achieving their own level of success.
In 2013 she published her first book called “Success Gravity- 7 Keys to Unlock Your Dream Lifestyle”, through Fast-Print Publishing, UK.
She a member and former Vice President of Toastmasters International-Grosvenor Square Speakers in London, where she has won multiple speaking awards. Her vision is to spearhead a movement that will create platforms for networking with visionary leaders as well as infusing entrepreneurs with the right tools, information and strategies to take charge and create successful freedom based businesses.
Random facts Q & A
Q: What is your favourite thing to do when you are not Speaking or working on your Writing?
A: I’ll share 2 quirky things outside my business arena: I play the guitar to tap into my creativity and to relax. I’m also an adrenaline junkie and being a travel geek, I love to engage in outdoor activities such as zip lines, rock climbing; hanging bridges, jet skis and all those heart racing adventures that challenge my mental and physical limits.
Q: How did your writing journey begin?
A: At junior high school, I discovered my passion for reading and writing through English literature, therefore, becoming an author was naturally a great vehicle for self-expression and also sharing my messages. Having to write essay compositions excited me as I found it a great way to freely and creatively express my thoughts providing a cathartic escape for me. I self published my first book “Success Gravity- 7 Keys to unlock your dream lifestyle”, when I knew in my spirit the time was right and as a woman of faith, I did not want to walk in disobedience to God when He told me to write the book at the appointed time. I have never looked back since and am now helping other budding authors to write & publish their very own books and share their messages. I have become a “Book Midwife” and this is my sweet spot- I love it!
Q: What personal fulfillment do you get from writing?
A: Knowing that I have a voice and that what I have to say through writing is important. I find it very cathartic. I also relish being a part of success stories of those who have been motivated through my book, to improve their own quality of life or business.
Q: What inspired you to go into writing?
A: My experiences and knowledge acquired over the years, inspired me to condense the truths that I have discovered, into books that will serve others well and shorten their learning curve to success. It is also my philosophy that writing is part of my legacy journey. It becomes the best shot at immortality, as the words within the pages will continue to speak to generations long after I am gone. A book goes to places I may never be able to go to, and speaks to audiences I may never meet. It truly is such a rich heritage.
Q: Please share a few words of inspiration to budding writers?
A: Each one of us has a story to tell, and writing is a great vehicle. You don’t need to wait for conditions to be perfect- just write. Start with an idea, a quote, a word- start with what you have, then edit afterwards. Think on paper. Writers write! Focus on the end game – how the book will impact other people’s lives a year from now. Think about how you will be doing a dis-service to them by not writing that book. The world is waiting for you! Pen and paper should be your companion wherever you go, as I found that inspiration occasionally comes from the weirdest of places. Engage in activities that unleash your creativity.
Q: Favorite book?
A: Apart from the Bible, my favorite book is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho. He is an exquisite story-teller who has mastered the art of captivating an audience.
Q: Favorite Author?
A: Jim Rohn- A Legendary and astute personal development guru, who was full of extortionate and remarkable wisdom.
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