Founder & Visionary Bio

 

 

 

Mercy Chieza is the Founder and President of Equipped for Excellence Women’s Ministry International, a non-profit organisation established in 2009. The heartbeat, vision and goal of the Organization is to Train, Equip, Empower, Inspire and Educate women and girls from deprived communities through empowerment programmes, workshops, seminars and conferences. The assignment of the Organisation includes walking and working alongside charities and governmental organizations that desire to support and positively impact the lives of women and the girl child.

Described by many as a “Relentless Destiny Shaper” the CEO wears many hats that are diverse and community work based. Her portfolio includes being an Advocate for Global Peace and Women and Girls Empowerment. A Life Coach. Leadership Skills Trainer. Workshop Facilitator. Mentor. Pastor. Marriage Counsellor. Spiritual Advisor. Charity Fundraiser. Writer. Image Consultant. Through her initiative in advancing the causes of women and girls and her passion to transform lives, Mercy has re-defined the platforms that women in Front Line Leadership can occupy. Now, motivated more by her passion for humanity this powerful avalanche founded and initiated the following empowerment groups under the Brand name Equipped for Excellence.

YOUNG ADULTS EMPOWERMENT TRAINING MANUALS:
In her plight to change the trajectory of young lives and disadvantaged communities, Mercy has reached further to Empower, Equip and Encourage young minds by designing a Training Program known as STD an acronym for (Step. Think. Dream. Outside the Box). The program is focused on steering young boys and girls off the streets and from being sucked into a lifestyle of crime and violence. She holds various workshops across the UK focusing on the promotion of skills, education and well being. The training manuals are being designed to be a pilot scheme and tailored for schools, colleges, correctional institutions, churches and community organisations. STD Outside the BOX is an Empowerment Training Manual that is fast becoming a household name in helping to tackle the challenging issues of:

  • Youth Crime
  • Lack of Employment Opportunities
  • Substance Abuse
  • Negative Stereotypes
  • Body Image Pressures
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Truancy
  • College Drop Outs
  • Employment & Vocational Trainings.
  • Other Adult Challenges in the BME Communities

LEADING WITH GRACE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:
This is a 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. Mercy and her team offer individual and corporate training sessions from grassroots levels of any organisations all the way to the management level.

SOARING SINGLES:
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.

STEP UP STEP OUT:
This is a Power Packed Annual Women’s Conference, Hosted by Dr. Mercy Chieza 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 are 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” It’s always a joyous occasion.

CAREER GUIDANCE:
Realising that many young ladies receive little to no career guidance outside of home and not pursuing the appropriate educational plan for real world career opportunities and business needs, Mercy embarked on Career guidance supporting young girls with information and possible career paths and current employment opportunity available upon leaving full time education. Pulling from her many years of 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. She states that 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. The 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 and coach their young adults on Image & Etiquette.

GOODWILL MESSAGES/SPEECHES:
Dr. Mercy has appeared on many platforms presenting Goodwill Motivational Messages for Women & Girl’s Programs. Covering Topics on World Peace, Social, Economic, Cultural, Ethnicity & Religious topics for the 21st Century woman and girl child. She is sought after for her popular, widely respected & crowd pulling “STD Outside of the Box ” speech. The humor and creativity she uses to deliver the acronym Step, Think, Dream Outside the Box is priceless.

DAILY & MONTHLY INSPIRATIONAL DEVOTIONS:
Pastor Mercy has changed the landscape of daily devotional writing through her online “no holds barred” daily devotions. She is fast becoming a household name on many social media platforms and touching lives around the globe with her daily and monthly devotions. Her first Devotional Book Volume 1 is soon to be published.

HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREE:
Through her extensive active leadership role in diverse communities and as an Advocate for women and girls empowerment including her involvement in Global Peace, Mercy Chieza  was conferred a Phd Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanity by AUGP – Academy Of Universal Global Peace. Registered under United Nations “ Desa”, & United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Academic Impact and European Commission.

HUMANITARIAN   AWARDS:

  • Certificate of Excellence Establishing Global Peace– Awarded by Academy of Universal Global Peace ( AUGP)
  • Peace Educator in Global Mission of the United Nations Global Compact and Charters of UN– Awarded by Academy of Universal Global Peace ( AUGP)
  • Golden Award of Best Peace Builder– Awarded by Academy of Universal Global Peace ( AUGP)
  • Golden Award of Human Excellence– Awarded by Academy of Universal Global Peace ( AUGP)
  • Golden Award of Best Leadership for Global Peace– Awarded by  Academy of Universal Global Peace ( AUGP)

FURTHER ACCOLADES:
Mercy is ranked among UK’s Inspiring and Influential Women and recipient of the following awards:.

  • Religious Leader Recognition Award 2016:Awarded by Womanhood Global
  • Women Ministerial Leader Recognition Award 2016:Awarded by Women of Purpose
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year Finalist 2017:Awarded by Women4Africa
  • Outstanding Coach and Mentor Initiative Finalist 2018 :EPRA Leadership & Entrepreneurial Awards