Born For This! Journey In Life, Love And Business Press Release

March 5, 2015




Giants do fall! But it’s how you get back up: 27 men and women tell you how!

Press Release:

5 March 2015


Compiled by the sensuality discovery specialist, Lillian Ogbogoh and co-authors are proud to announce the release of their virtual anthology book, Born for This, The Journey to Success in Life, Love and Business.  As a tribute to everyone who has tried and failed in the past.


Born for This! Created by 27 talented men and women across the globe, these exceptional writers share their journeys to accomplishment by first, expressing how they overcame failure in their professional, business and love lives. It gives an insight to readers that in order to be successful you have to go through some trials.


The goal for this innovative book will help readers understand failure and success are inseparable, it is part of life experiences and they are not alone. This book covers how each co-author has fallen down and hit rock bottom but it also shows the steps on how to recover.


When Lillian Ogbogoh first embarked the journey of creating a book of men and women coming together willing to share their individual stories on how they had once hit a brick wall and getting onto the other side, she also faced an objection on no one wanting to admit they had once, failed.


Born for this! Is the true affirmation that we are all achievers; it is part of our DNA.  We sometimes just have to go through tough experience in order to achieve greatness in our love, life and business.





Lillian Ogbogoh; Ava Brown, MBA, BBA, Dip Ed; Sandy Humby; Hanifa Kahar; Mark Bowness; Darcey Pollard; Neil Fellowes; Dr. Steve G. Jones Ed.D; Amanda Epe; Dr. B. Venus Williams; PhD, Konstantinos Kapelas; Miriam Hoolahan; Tom Evans; Deji DJ Sobanjo; Coach Kemi Oyesola; Sheila Kadeer, Jay K-Frederick, Julie Barnes, Jason Russell, Liana Bakker, Jessica Ledet-Bellard, Reyna Joe, Kuumba Nia, Anne-Marie Brungard Knight, MBA, Julian Bongo, Sara Donovan, Kojo Bonti-Amoako

Hanifa K. Cook

A Javanese-Palembang Singaporean, Ms Hanifa K. Cook is a polygot who has been speaking Malay, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, English as well the Hokkien dialect for almost 50 years. She is an inspirational speaker whose lifelong journey in personal growth and development has inspired many of her peers and community to appreciate the power of languages to connect and enlighten minds.

Her parents speak only the Malay and Javanese languages. She and her two siblings often played in the Kampong Glam and Beach Road areas where they spent almost 21 years growing up with their Chinese, Indian and Malay neighbours and friends. The experiences have given her the wisdom to connect with native speakers at the social and cultural levels. In this global social community where everything and everyone is interconnected in a so-called network of things, she shows learners how to use Mandarin and English.

She is the 2016/207 Vice President of Membership at the SCCCI Mandarin Toastmasters Club and has won the first runner-up trophies at the 2016 club and local level speech competitions.

She is the author of “Parenting Inspired! Follow The Path Where The Child Loves To Grow in 2016”, in which she tells her story of a child who inspires the parent, leading to the creation of her flagship work called ChildhoodspeechTM in 2008.

Her past work experience include Media Marketing and Advertising Sales, Marketing Support for international FIDS (Flight Information Display System) developer, Language and Cultural Consultation as well as Teaching and Training.

She develops programmes to promote Education and Training in Speech and Leadership.

身为新加坡爪哇族同胞,从幼稚园起作为华语第二语言的习得者,具有50多年的华文华语学习经验。目前担任新加坡中华总商会华语演讲会会员副会长,胜任讲员及胜任领导。2012起至今,经过五年的专业培训及各种演讲比赛的磨练,在商务汉语听、说、读、写均 已达到四级水平,并能熟练地掌握语言的翻译技能。 2015年获得中华总商会会内及分区演讲比赛会内以及分区的演讲比赛两次亚军的好成绩。

父亲离世30多年后,留下的精神遗产,居然成为推动力, 绵延不断鼓励和不同名族一起生活,适应本地多言种族,多元文的环境,享受一生的幸福。


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