Founder & Visionary Bio
Mercy Chieza is the founder and president of Equipped for Excellence Women’s Ministry International. Described by many as a “Relentless Destiny Shaper” Mercy wears many hats that are diverse and community work based. She’s a Life Coach, Leadership Skills Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Mentor, Pastor, Fundraising Organiser, Writer, and an Image Consultant. Through her initiative in advancing the cause of women and girls and her passion to transform lives, Mercy has re-defined the face of women in Front Line Leadership. Motivated by her passion for humanity and to transform lives, this powerful avalanche founded and initiated other women and girls empowerment groups under the umbrella body of Equipped for Excellence.
EQUIPPED FOR EXCELLENCE WOMEN’S MINISTRY:
Birthed in 2009, the heartbeat, vision and goal of her Organization is to rescue shattered dreams, inspire, empower, transform and awaken a desire to excel in all sphere of life. Women and girls are at the very heart of what God has called Equipped for Excellence to do. The assignment includes walking and working alongside organizations that desire to support and positively impact the lives of women and the girl child.
What started as small discussion and information groups for single ladies, widows and divorced women who had migrated into the diaspora, quickly mushroomed into community groups dotted around different cities. As the momentum and assignment of Soaring Singles grew so did the needs of many single women. Mercy began to partner with relevant organisations addressing challenges single women face including housing, unemployment child care and business start-up. Mercy now has a team who help stir the ship.
LEADING with GRACE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:
This a popular and dynamic one day mentorship crash course with training sessions aimed and designed at capacity building individuals and organisations to spearhead great leadership revival in their business, organisations and communities.
STEP UP STEP OUT:
This is a Power Packed Annual Women’s Conference, Hosted by Pastor Mercy under the umbrella body of Equipped for Excellence. It’s a weekend were women from all faiths, all cultures gather to be empowered, challenged, and motivated to step up and step out of containment and become the best they have been created to be. The conference provides a platform for upcoming talents and artist to showcase their products. Local and International Guest speakers are invited to come and address different topics. Her heart’s desire remains “Changing Lives Changing Hearts One Woman at Time”
Most young ladies are receiving little to no career guidance outside of home and are not pursuing the appropriate educational plan for real world career opportunities and business needs. Equipped for Excellence Career guidance supports young girls with information and possible career paths and current employment opportunity available upon leaving full time education. Pulling from her experience in Human Resources, Recruitment and Personnel Consultancy, Mercy provides career guidance, including CV writing, interview skills and job hunting for school students around the UK.
ETIQUETTE & IMAGE CLASSES:
Using her experience as an Image Consultant, Mercy’s sessions are designed to coach and teach young ladies and girls social skills, self confidence and personal style. Competition for acceptance into colleges and good jobs is becoming increasingly tough and those who possess social skills that are well developed will stand out and have a big leg up on their peers. Our sessions are interactive, entertaining and educational. Momentum has grown for Mercy’s etiquette & Image sessions across the UK with many organisations and schools requesting for her to address different platforms on the topic of Image & Etiquette.
DAILY & MONTHLY INSPIRATIONAL DEVOTIONS:
Pastor Mercy has changed the landscape of daily devotional writing. Her online “no holds barred” daily devotions are now a household name on many social media platforms. She is touching lives around the globe with her daily and monthly devotions.
In recognition of her work, Pastor Mercy is the recipient of the following awards:
2016 Human Excellence Award : Hosted by United Nations Academy Of Universal Global Peace for International Relations His Eminence Dr. Madhu Krishan.
Religious Leader Recognition Award 2016: Hosted by Womanhood Global
Women Ministerial Leader Recognition Award 2016: Hosted by Women of Purpose UK.
Inspirational Woman of the Year Finalist 2017: Hosted by Women4Africa