• Who is
    Edmund Walusimbi?

About Edmund.

Who is Edmund?

Edmund Walusimbi as an individual, can best be described from three main angles: - as a Team Leader, a Motivational Speaker and as a Social Entrepreneur.

Edmund as a Team Leader.

Edmund is a transformational leader who is very passionate about the growth and development of the people he serves with in the different organizations and capacities. He strongly emphasizes teamwork and personal development of his subordinates.

He has held a number of responsibilities some of which are: -

  • President of The Mentorship Class Alumni Association - 2019/2020.
  • Vice President Education Makerere Gavel Club - 2019.
  • Coach in The Mentorship Class 2019.

Leadership Roles.

Leadership History.

President The Mentorship Class Alumni Association April 2019 - Present

The Mentorship Class (www.thementorship.org) is a six month’s training that uses the transformative power of mentoring to groom a new generation of revolutionary leaders and entrepreneurs.

Edmund currently serves as The President of their alumni association which offers support and on-going mentorship to those outside the class.

Vice President Education, The Makerere Gavel Club February 2019 - February, 2020

In February 2019, Edmund was among the pioneering team that started up The Makerere Gavel Club, an affiliate of Toastmasters International which is a world leader in communication and leadership skills. He currently serves as The Vice President Education in charge of planning programs to improve the public speaking skills of members.

Head of Public Relations and Communications.
Coach in The Mentorship Class January, 2019 - July, 2019

Edmund also served as a coach in The Mentorship Class, 2019 where he was involved in the mentoring of the students within this cohort. The Mentorship Class (www.thementorship.org ) is a six month’s training that uses the transformative power of mentoring to groom a new generation of revolutionary leaders and entrepreneurs.

Timeline

Accomplishments history

In his first year (2018), Edmund was awarded a certificate of appreciation by The Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Mr. Charles Mayiga, for having presented as a guest speaker on self-awareness.

Certificate from Mr. Charles Peter Mayiga, The Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom.

In his second year at university, he was awarded a certificate of distinguished service by The United States Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah R. Malac, for having served as a coach in The Mentorship Class 2019.

Certificate from Deborah R. Malac, The United States Ambassador to Uganda.

During his time as president, The Mentorship Class Alumni Association hosted The Co-Founder and Director of Operations for SafeBoda, Mr. Ricky Rapa Thomson and The Total Start Upper 2019 Winner, Mr. Arnold Muggaga at their recent event to share about their journey as successful entrepreneurs.

Edmund with Ricky Rapa, the Cofounder of Safe Boda.

He was part of the organizers for The first Makerere Gavel Club organized conference discussing the "Role of youth in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement" which was signed on 21st March 2018 in Kigali Rwanda by 44 of its 55 member states with an aim of boosting trade amongst countries in Africa.

The first Makerere Gavel Club organized conference.

They had renowned speakers concerning this topic such as;

  • Mr. JOHN OKORO, PMP a Business Development Manager for Vergnet Group an international Renewable Energy Company headquartered in France. He is also an international speaker and Co-Founder and President of Friends of Nigeria (FON) a non-profit organization headquartered in Paris, which is one of the largest networks of Nigerian professionals and Entrepreneurs in Europe.
  • Ms. Damali Ssali, the Deputy Country Manager at Trade Mark East Africa
  • Ms. Martha Tendo, a renowned lawyer and Head of Public Relations Crownel Co., alongside Mr. Turyagumanawe Elijah, TV host of Nbs Tv Business Perspective, also graced this occasion.

Edmund as a Motivational Speaker.

Edmund is extremely passionate about inspiring youth and has been able to reach over 10,000 youth in schools and on radio broadcast.

Part of his speaking CV is as follows: -

  • Awarded Best Motivational Orator 2019 by the Association of Uganda Public Speakers.
  • He has spoken to over 10,000 youths.

Experience

Work Experience

The beginning of the journey. July, 2017

Edmund begun his journey in motivational speaking in July 2017 after qualifying to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering at Makerere University. He decided to use skills he gained during his work experience and involvement in youth programs like The Health and Development Experts and The Mentorship Class to inspire students.

The birth of The Secret Initiative. 2017-2018

That was the birth of The Secret Initiative, a youth program with a vision of inspiring youth globally to unravel their unique strength through self-awareness, career discovery and opportunity mapping.

The Careers Catalog Conference, 2019 2019

In 2019, The Secret Initiative successfully organized The Careers Catalog Conference where we had over 200 students, 8 exhibitors and partners being Coca-Cola, Isbat University and Makerere Gavel Cub.

The guest of honor was Mr. Isaiah Masiga, The President of The Global Korean Scholarship Alumni Network. He was accompanied by other renown guest speakers like: -

  • Mr. Henry Nsubuga, The Manager of the Guidance and Counseling Department for Makerere University.
  • Mr. Paul Senyomo, The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mercantile Credit Bank.
  • Mrs. Janet Bugembe, a Co-Founder of The Mentorship Class and one of New Vision’s Top 40 under 40 for 2017.

Timeline

Speaking Accomplishments

In 2019, Edmund was awarded as The Best Young Motivational Orator by The Association of Uganda Public Speakers in a national public speaking contest held on 1st December World Aids Day.

Receiving the award for being tthe best public speaker, 2019.
Receiving the award for being tthe best public speaker, 2019.

Edmund wins Best Young Motivational Orator of the year 2019.

In March 2020, during an event that took place at Serena Hotel, Edmund was able to seize the right opportunity to meet and share a light moment with his role model, Vusi Thembekwayo.
Mr. Vusi is one of the best global speakers in the world.

Edmund with Vusi Thembekwayo, one of the best global speakers in the world.

Edmund as a Social Entrepreneur.

Edmund is also a social entrepreneur and Founder of an organization known as The Secret Initiative which he founded in his senior six vacation in the year, 2017.

As a social entrepreneur, he has: -

  • Founded The Secret Initiative.
  • Authored a book named The Secret To Getting Government Sponsorship on Merit.

Campus Life.

Edmund`s Campus Archivements.

During his time at campus, Edmund has been involved in a number of activities with a number of individuals and groups. These activities have benefitted both him and the people around him.
Take a look at what he has been doing during his three years at campus: -

Order of Events.

Year One (The GENESIS YEAR).

The start of the journey as a motivational speaker. 2017

It is in season when Edmund started his own youth program offering motivational talks to high school students. He started this program with an aim of inspiring students to achieve academic excellence and government sponsorship on merit regardless of their socio-economic status or family background.

Motivating high school students. 2017

In the beginning, he started by visiting schools, such as, Panaroma Secondary School and Mukono High School, which are located in his home district, Mukono. Here he would talk to the students about their God given potential and letting them know that they can archive anything that they put their mind, time and hardwork into.

Moving youths and adults altogether. 2018

He later on proceeded to start speaking to a wider audience of listeners through a youth radio program called AKEEZIMBIRA which can be found on the CBS FM radio station.
He soon thereafter went ahead to also speak to the members of the Rotaract Club of Kampala Naalya.

Guest Speaker at The Mentorship Class. 2018

He was also invited as a Guest speaker in The Mentorship Class 2018 to speak about self-awareness and was awarded a certificate of appreciation by The Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom, Mr. Charles Mayiga.

The Secret to Getting Government Sponsorship on Merit. 2018

On 8th April, after teaming up with Mwesigwa Enock, he published a book entitled, THE SECRET TO GETTING GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP ON MERIT, which was endorsed by The Prime Minister of the Buganda kingdom, Mr. Charles Peter Mayiga.

Order of Events.

Year Two (The YEAR OF MUSCLE).

The ABLE Mobile Insurance Application. 2018

Edmund exhibited on the 8th Annual Open Day about THE ABLE MOBILE INSURANCE APPLICATION. The team also presented in The Hult Prize competitions where they obtained plenty of feedback on how to further improve their innovation.

The Motivator Forum. 2018

Edmund also took on the mantle to improve his public speaking by enrolling for training under The Motivator Forum by Mr. Pepe Miambo, an international motivational speaker with over 20 years’ experience. With this skill, he was able to further upgrade his motivational speaking.

The Birth of The Makerere Gavel Club. February, 2019

In February 2019, Edmund was among the pioneering team that started up The Makerere Gavel Club, an affiliate of Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership skills.
He is currently the former Vice President Education in charge of planning programs to improve the public speaking skills of members.

The Mentorship Class 2019. 2019

Edmund also served as a coach in The Mentorship Class 2019 where he was involved in the mentoring of the students within this cohort.
The Mentorship Class (www.thementorship.org) is a six month’s training that uses the transformative power of mentoring to groom a new generation of revolutionary leaders and entrepreneurs.
This class ended on July, 6th with the graduation event at Skys Hotel Naguru where he was awarded a certificate of distinguished service by the United States Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah R. Malac.

The Birth of The Secret Initiative. 2019

It was during this period that his youth program grew with presentations in more schools such as City High School Kololo and Mandela S.S Hoima. He then enrolled on branding it as The Secret Initiative.
The Secret Initiative (www.thesecretinitiative.com) is a youth program that has reached over 10,000 youth with a vision of inspiring youth globally to unravel their unique strengths through self-awareness, career discovery and opportunity mapping.

The Careers Catalog Conference. 2019

Under The Secret Initiative, Edmund, together with a group of like-minded individuals were able to successfully organize The Careers Catalog conference where over 200 students, 8 exhibitors and partners being Coca-Cola, Isbat University and Makerere Gavel Cub were in attendance.
The guest of honor was Mr. Isaiah Masiga, The President of The Global Korean Scholarship Alumni Network.
He was accompanied by other renowned guest speakers like: -

  • Mr. Henry Nsubuga, The Manager of the Guidance and Counseling Department for Makerere University.
  • Mr. Paul Senyomo, The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mercantile Credit Bank.
  • Mrs. Janet Bugembe, a Co-Founder of The Mentorship Class and one of New Vision’s Top 40 under 40 for 2017.
Order of Events.

Year Three (The BRANDING MILESTONE YEAR).

The Resilient Africa Network Intern-preneurship training program. 2019

While proceeding to his 3rd year of study at Makerere University, Edmund joined Resilient Africa Network (RAN) under the 2019 Internpreneurship training program. Resilient Africa Network is part of a partnership of 18 universities in 13 African Countries. The Network is led by Makerere University and is one of the eight global development labs under the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN).
The RAN core partners include: -

  • Stanford University.
  • The George Washington University.
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies.
This program was in partnership with The United Social Ventures which trains, mentors and consults youth-led social start-ups in Uganda. Its curriculum bridges the gap between young leaders and global best-practice methodologies.

The journey as successful entrepreneurs. 5th October, 2019

On 5th October 2019, Edmund was part of the alumni committee that organized the event on which they hosted the Co-Founder and Director of Operations of SafeBoda, Mr. Ricky Rapa Thomson, and The Total Start Upper 2019 Winner, Mr. Arnold Muggaga, to share about their journey as successful entrepreneurs.

The first Makerere Gavel Club Conference. 2019

He was part of the organizers for The first Makerere Gavel Club organized conference discussing the "Role of youth in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement". The African Continental Free Trade Agreement was signed on 21st March 2018 in Kigali Rwanda by 44 of its 55 member states with an aim of boosting trade amongst countries in Africa.
They had renowned speakers concerning this topic like: -

    Mr. JOHN OKORO, PMP.
  • He is a Business Development Manager for Vergnet Group an international Renewable Energy Company headquartered in France.
  • He is also an international speaker and Co-Founder and President of Friends of Nigeria (FON), a non-profit Headquartered in Paris, which is one of the largest networks of Nigerian professionals and Entrepreneurs in Europe.

  • Ms. DAMALI SSALI.
  • She is the Deputy Country Manager at Trade Mark East Africa.

  • Ms. MARTHA TENDO
  • She is a renowned lawyer.
  • She is the Head of Public Relations Crownel Company.

  • Mr. Turyagumanawe Elijah
  • He is the TV host of the Nbs Tv Business Perspective program.

The Best Young Motivational Orator in 2019. 1st December, 2019

On World AID’s day, 1st December 2019, Edmund was awarded as The Best Young Motivational Orator by The Association of Uganda Public Speakers in a national public speaking contest.