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NEWS: Sanchia Alasia, Maura Sweeney, Sameer Somal, Alex Okoroji join other Global Shine-stars in London For Leap and Shine Conference 2020.

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CLara Rufai, Sameer Somal, Alex Okoroji, Dr Corey Hicks (Coach Corey), Suki Lanaido-Smith are speakers for Leap and SHINE Conference 2020

As a woman on a mission empowering people to shine the spotlight on their brilliance, organiser & convener, Clara Rufai is leaving no stone unturned to bring a memorable experience to the two-day event slated for 21-22 February 2020.

In her recent interview HERE in BRAG! Magazine when asked why she embarked on this journey and what her big mission was... She stated...

"As The Shine Strategist, my mission is to awaken people to their inner greatness so they can shine the spotlight on their brilliance. And I will explain. We all carry the torch of greatness within us, but the sad reality is that sure enough, the pressures of life will come along and douse the fire of our brilliance. This is why so many of us are living only a tiny fraction of who we really are. However, we are not here merely to go through the motions of living, we are here for a bigger purpose. Many of us either do not realise this fact or we forget it in the course of life and we proceed to just do business as usual." - Clara Rufai 

The Leap and Shine Conference which started in 2016 as a Virtual Summit is an initiative founded by Clara Rufai, The Shine Strategist offering Creative, Interactive and Transformational opportunities by bringing together global Thought-leaders and Influencers for paradigm-shifting, life-defining discussions with the aim to inspire, equip and empower individuals to break free from their prisons of limitation and take a ‘LEAP’ into their ‘SHINE ZONE’.

The two-day event promises enlightenment, education, entertainment, and networking with a line-up of successful global achievers. The Theme for the Conference is “Ready to Shine” and targeted at individuals and business leaders seeking to grow momentum and build a network of fruitful collaborations.

  • Day 1 of the Leap And SHINE Conference will provide knowledge, information, tips, tools, and strategies to guide attendees and delegates into considering the options and alternatives for their lives so they can make more empowering and enabling choices.
  • Day 2 will witness the birth of the first edition of SHINE LEGACY AWARDS (SLA), as well as the official launch of SHINE! Magazine and SHINE MENTORING PROGRAM (SMP).

The speaker lineup which includes

  • Politician and Former Mayor of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Sanchia Alasia

  • Nigerian Actress and Award Winning Media Personality, Alex Okoroji

  • CFO and Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer Somal

  • International Speaker and Ambassador of Happiness, Maura Sweeney

  • Africa's Leading Productivity Expert, Cresta Durojaiye

  • Award-Winning Global Speaker, and Leadership Coach ​Vaneese Johnson (The Boldness Coach)

  • NCAA All American Athlete and Motivational Speaker, Dr Corey Hicks

  • Personal Development Expert and Coach, Deji DJ Sobanjo

  • Master Coach & CEO of How2Think Global Consulting, Kemi Oyesola (CoachKemi)

  • Author and Senior Pastor of Sanctuary of Praise Christian Assembly, Dr Jackie Gilbert-Grant

  • Coach and Mediator, Suki Laniado-Smith

  • Writing Coach and Business Leadership Strategist, Brandy M. Miller

  • Award-Winning Novelist, Poet and Public Speaker, Titi Horsfall

  • Director of International Operation at Dubai Tourism, Stella Fubara who coincidentally is the Cover Star for the Magazine's first issue.

In a quick statement, Clara Rufai enthused...

"I feel particularly proud of the pedigree of speakers that have said “Yes” to partnering

with us at the Leap and Shine Conference happening LIVE in London – a very fine crop of global experts. We have speakers joining us in London from the United States, Dubai, India, and Nigeria. These are influencers who have all distinguished themselves in diverse ways. Take a look at the leap and shine conference website and you’ll see what I mean. I’m really excited about the combined value they will be bringing to the conference."

Attendees can expect to get fresh insights and targeted help that they can implement to start seeing immediate results in their careers, businesses, and life. We aim this conference at positioning attendees in a vantage place so they can upscale and advance to their next-levels.

In a comment by Nigerian Actress, Multiple Award Winning Media Personality & CEO of The BRAG Media Company, Alex Okoroji...

"Clara Rufai enables everyone she comes across to SHINE and shine bright. For her "Shine" is not a buzzword, It's a mandate, she is wholeheartedly committed to. Which is why I'm so excited my company, made the good decision to become a media partner on this amazing mission, and I encourage other visionaries and brands to jump on board this train."

- Alex Okoroji (CEO at The BRAG Media Company)

There are various opportunities available to exhibit products and services at the conference, to sponsor the event, partner as a Shine Ambassador, advertise in the Shine Magazine, or come on board as a media partner, etc. You can find out more by visiting the event website.

Tickets are already available on sale at


Clara Rufai also known as THE SHINE STRATEGIST is a Globally Recognised Speaker, Corporate Lawyer, Compliance Manager, Book Consultant & Writing Coach, Author, StoryTeller, and Mentor. Clara uses her SHINE Philosophy to empower people to discover their SHINE Factor as they (S)tart (H)arness (I)dentify (N)etwork and (E)xpress their Brilliance, so they can travel on a more rewarding and personally fulfilling path in life. She is also the host of a weekly podcast called SHINE CAPULES. Clara partners with global Thought leaders and Influencers, leveraging the extensive relationships she has built, in order to deliver valuable content that serves individuals, whether through her networking event - SHINE HAPPY HOUR, or The SHINE Mentoring Hub (TSMH) on WhatsApp or through her Facebook community called The Shine Zone. She is the President and Founder of THE SHINE ZONE a social enterprise which specialises in personal development and empowerment creating platforms, resources, and tools for individuals and company employess to find their shine zone(s) and thrive.

To contact Clara Rufai, please email


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