Described by Brian Tracy as “one of the very best speakers in the world today.” Ubong Essien is currently the only internationally Certified Speaking Professional in the whole of West Africa. He is the Dean of the public speaking training centre known as The School of Eloquence based in Lagos and London. He is also a renowned motivator and publisher of The Achievement Journal.

He has been in the human capacity building profession since 1999 and has worked as a speaker, trainer, facilitator and consultant to a variety of Nigerian organizations in both private and public sectors such as  Guinness Plc, Total Nigeria Plc, AIICO Insurance, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria LNG, May & Baker, First Registrar, Vitafoam Plc, Learn Africa Plc, Nigerian Tribune, Federal Road Maintenance Agency(FERMA), Voice of Nigeria(VON), Lagos & Imo State Governments, John Holt Engineering, UAC Plc, UAC Property Development Company, Tastee Fried Chicken, HP Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, MDS, CAP Plc, Brilla 88.9FM etc.

In 2007, he convened the first ever International Speakers Summit in Nigeria featuring Lenora Billings-Harris, President of the National Speakers Association (USA) and Robyn Pearce, Worldwide President of the International Federation of Professional Speakers.

Dubbed Nigeria’s Mister Motivator for pioneering motivational talks on television since 2002 and winner of the prestigious Success Digest Award for Young Entrepreneur of the same year. Ubong specializes in motivating people towards personal and professional excellence and training in public speaking skills. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), USA and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Ubong is also the author of Speak with Power, The Challenge to Perform, Dare to Dream & Succeed and The Gate Way to Riches.