Meet Nosakhare Alex Ihama
Nosakhare Alex Ihama is a prominent Nigerian global strategist, author, professional speaker, executive coach, and the President/CEO of the International School of Greatness. He is also the Executive Director of the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity. His expertise lies in improving workplaces for all by providing a wide range of services to major organizations, academic institutions, government bodies, associations, and communities.
In 1999, Alex Ihama began his professional journey by addressing mental health challenges faced by men. Before this, he had a successful career in various banking institutions, including the Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank, where he made significant contributions to their success.
Alex Ihama is recognized for his work in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) field. He helps organizations combat racism and discrimination, fostering diverse, inclusive, equitable corporate cultures through comprehensive and transformative training programs.
Alex Ihama is also an accomplished author, having written "Welcome to Greatness: A Wakeup Call for Your Journey En Route to Fulfillment" and "The Mystique of Leadership: How to Become an Exceptional Leader."
"Welcome to Greatness" is a book filled with wisdom, real-life experiences, and success strategies, encouraging deep reflection, passionate action, and personal growth.
"The Mystique of Leadership" serves as a handbook for leadership, offering practical insights and frameworks for aspiring leaders in various domains, using real-life stories and case studies. It challenges mindsets, inspires action, and fosters personal and professional growth.
Both of these books are valuable resources for those seeking to understand leadership and enhance their leadership capabilities, making them essential for individuals in leadership positions in corporations, governments, churches, and those aspiring to leadership roles. They also serve as curriculum materials for leadership training and culture development in organizations, communities, and associations.
Mark Cummings, President/CEO, Scotia Life Insurance
“I was struck by Alex's presence, enthusiasm and the electricity he brought to the room. He walks and manages a fine line of being inspirational, provocative, humorous, passionate and purely entertaining.”
President, Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA)
“Alex Ihama is a force that is engaging, passionate, spiritual and powerful. Once you are in his presence you will be totally mesmerized by his zest for life.”
Marlon Reid, Vice President, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD)
“Few speakers are imbued with an ability to discharge a seemingly weighty message with earnestness like Alex Ihama, while, at the same time, delivering levity and laughter with precision.”
Dr. Anthony Sterling, Founder, Sterling Dental
“Alex Ihama is one of the most dynamic and engaging speakers in Canada today. His most powerful tool is the entertaining manner in which he delivers his messages.”
Richard Ramez, Senior Director, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
“No matter what the content, Alex's presentations are engaging, interactive and dynamic. People in the audience were interested in what he had to say and that interest carried throughout the entire speaking engagement.”
Omey Samaroo, Senior Manager, Moneris Solutions
“Alex is an excellent communicator who speaks with passion and wisdom. His words as a coach are select and powerful and he can take anyone willing to listen and act, from zero to hero.”
Mark Hart, Principal, NCompass Financial
“Alex is a talented and passionate enabler in helping people/groups ‘join the dots’. He consistently demonstrates unmatched energy and commitment to goal achievement.”
Jo-Ann Cardinal, Business Development Manager, National Bank of Canada (NBC)
“Alex gives all that he has - he is full of life, he bursts with enthusiasm, he is passionate and truly engaging. You cannot come into his presence without being touched, moved to action or change”
Rowan Barrett, General Manager, Canada Basketball, Toronto, Canada
"As a two-time Olympian who played professional basketball in over 50 nations, I’ve met some top coaches. But Alex Ihama has a way of bringing out the very best in you.”
Professor Roberto Hausman, Director of Education and Training, International Agency Group
Alex Ihama is one of the most remarkable human beings I have ever met. Not only he is very knowledgeable in the topics he talks about dealing with motivation, leadership, diversity, business and spirituality, but above all, he is the type of person who truly cares about people, and about humanity.
Yonason Goldson, Ethics Imperatives, LLC, New York, US
Alex is a paradigm of passion, energy, and vision. His commitment to addressing inequities that continue to afflict our society and seek positive and rational change is an inspiration for all of us, a hopeful sign.
Carmen Puzzo, CIBC Executive
I have come to know Alex Ihama on many levels and can attest to his leadership and thoughtful approach to driving change. Therefore, I recommend him to any organization that is looking to transform the way they do business.
Marlene Sreet-Forrest, Managing Director, Jamaica Stock Exchange
“Alex is a change agent who touches each person with whom he interacts with his powerful and practical transformation and motivational message and training techniques. Thousands of successful business leaders in Jamaica while attending the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s premier conference on investment and the capital markets have reacted positively to his life-changing leadership sessions and in-house training, which have enhanced corporate productivity and growth. We have certainly benefited, and we thank Alex and the Alex Ihama School of Greatness. The JSE made a Great Choice, and so can you.”
Dr. Wendy Cukier, MA, MBA, Ph.D., DU (HC), LLD (HC), MSC; Founder, Diversity Institute, Toronto Metropolitan University
Alex has created a range of events with diverse speakers offering fresh perspectives on how to drive change in policies and practices. His events have attracted more than 2000 people with a remarkable 97% satisfaction rate. I feel fortunate to be included among his collaborators!