Charles Awodu – President
Charles Awodu is the Senior Ambassador of the Word of Light International. The Word of Light International is a life transforming and fast growing inspirational and leadership organization with an operational headquarters located in Massachusetts, USA. It was established as a means to help raise responsible ambassadors in every aspect of human endeavor who will go out and have an immediate and positive impact no matter where or when they find themselves all across the world. Since inception, the organization has been at the forefront of inspiring, motivating and effectively turning the lives of people around.
Through programs aimed at personal and collective development, the organization has been able to instill the necessary skills and leadership qualities into people that will be needed to navigate the maze called life. However, the Word of Light International also recognizes that apart from having the skills and qualities in place, the place of confidence and faith in God cannot possibly be overlooked. This is why they also help youths, young adults, teenagers and everyone in building their confidence through targeted exercises that will help increase self esteem and make them realize the place of self worth
He is the host of the popular monthly program Word of light hour. He is also the author of Word of light today; a panorama of motivational messages that streams across the nations of the Earth on daily basis. He is a teacher, writer and motivational speaker who has dedicated his life to bringing up others in a way that will benefit them and spur them to becoming people of immense value and substance. He organizes trainings and seminars for organizations, individuals and groups of individuals across the world and has a plethora of success stories credited to his name.
He has a burning and insatiable passion for motivating others, teaching the tenets of success and financial principles, productivity, organizational growth, leadership, marital relationship, moral values business and career development through his seminars, all with a view to creating the complete and all-rounded person. He mentors teenagers and youths and organizes various leadership trainings through the establishment of the Light leadership academy in order to inculcate necessary and highly beneficial leadership skills that will be able to boost moral values toward becoming a responsible ambassador in whichever sphere of the society they find themselves.
For a period, he was the Head of Internal Audit at the Covenant University, Ota Ogun State Nigeria – a leading private University in Nigeria. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business Management from Lagos State University, Nigeria. He is happily married to Olusola Awodu and they are both blessed with four wonderful and inspiring children. He is a family man to the core and that quality resonates all through him in the conduct and esteem with which he holds them.
Our Core Values
It was Winston Churchill that said, “The price of greatness is responsibility”. We are committed to inculcating a sense of responsibility to every future leader via teaching, trainings and mentoring. Discipline is all it takes for an army to win any war. This is not negotiable if we must win in the race of life and make our society a better place where peace reigns.
We believe strongly in excellence because it is the key to living a life of great worth. We strive to inculcate the Spirit of excellence into every future Ambassadors via our various medium of teachings and trainings. Ralph Marston said, “Excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude”.
We believe that nothing great comes cheap. There must be something to give up in order to achieve something better in life. One will remain in a place forever if one refuses to sacrifice his time and resources to keep changing levels in life. Angel Cabrera Said, “with sacrifice and work anything can be done”.
We believe that teachability and the willingness to learn at every point in time is more than the ability to actually learn. Also, being willing and ready to learn a profitable thing is a trait that will immensely benefit every individual. We encourage all to embrace humility and eschew pride in other to become ambassadors of great impact. Brad Meltzer said,” I love when I teach my son a good lesson. But I love it even more when he teaches me”. When one teaches, two learn.
We believe that the greatest quality of a responsible ambassador is unquestionable integrity and a right standing, irrespective of the circumstances and ramifications surrounding their current situation. There is no higher value in our society than the integrity of individuals that make the society. The absence of integrity is the reason for lawlessness in our society and only through its instilment in people can the society begin on its long journey to proper and true development and evolution.
We believe that it is the future we mentally picture that will feature and eventually come to reality. As a man thinketh, so he is. We encourage every future ambassador to have a right positive mindset of his or her future and an optimistic view that things are going to fall in pleasant places. This is essential as it will help them to succeed and be positive contributors to their societies.
We are of the belief that we are all nothing without God and that his absence from our lives leaves us as simple momentary specks within an indifferent universe. We encourage each ambassador to have the fear of God and develop a strong faith in him in their hearts. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. If we genuinely love God, ourselves, neighbors & our nations, we will put an end to the killing of one another or committing suicides because we will understand the importance of a life and realize that when there is life there is hope. The need to make our family and country proud of our actions is always present and we have to live up to that expectation no matter what.