Our Founder

Linus Okorie MFR, is a renowned leadership development coach and human capital development consultant. For over 20 years, Linus has been known as a relentless icon in the quest for good leadership in public and corporate governance in Nigeria. His vast experience in leadership coaching, mentoring and advocacy across the world has distinguished him as a trusted name in leadership excellence. He is the Founder and President, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) as well as the CEO of GOTNI Leadership Centre (GLC). 

Since inception, Linus Okorie has piloted GOTNI to become Nigeria's foremost leadership capital development organization including the establishment of GOTNI Leadership Centre in Abuja, which aims to pioneer the emergence of a new breed of well-equipped and competent leaders to filtrate the public and private sector hierarchies in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Linus Okorie is resource person and consultant for training of top level civil servants, government officials, military and paramilitary as well as the private sector. He is the West African representative of Adair International, UK. He has received several local, national and international awards and recognitions including the United States Government International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP); the Power Networker award for community leadership

development in Africa.

He is an accomplished author and speaker who has graced many live conferences, radio and television platforms across Africa, Middle East, Europe and USA as guest speaker, trainer and advisor. Linus Okorie has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia, USA. He is an alumnus of the Executive Leadership Education programme of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Boston, USA where he studied The Act and Practice of Leadership Development. 

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to leadership development, he has recently bagged 2 honorary doctoral degree awards and was inducted into the College of Fellows at the African Business School. Linus Okorie is a member of faculty at the GOTNI Leadership Centre.