" Mensah Philippe Houinsou is a soft skills development specialist whose daily creed is to contribute to the transformation of individuals from the inside out. He is a Certified EQ Practitioner by 6 Seconds, a Mindfulness Trainer, and the Founder of Takafa Mindset. Mensah has empowered thousands of people across Africa and the world, including students, leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials - helping them to hone their talents to drive profound and positive change. The outcome of his impact from 2015 through 2018 has been estimated at 16,000,000 USD by the British organization One Young World, and he was featured in the organization’s 2018 Impact Report.
Mensah has participated in high-level gatherings across the globe, advocating for sustainable change which begins within each individual. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow, a One Young World Peace Ambassador, a Goalkeeper for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneur, and an African Leader for the Obama Foundation. Mensah has received numerous awards, including the 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2019, from Africa Youth Awards in the category of personal growth; a Certificate of Achievement from the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey; and a Certificate of Excellence from the Organisation Mauritanienne pour l’Assistance, la Solidarité Sociale et l’Appui à la Protection de l’Environnement."