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OPTIMUM POTENTIALS SERVICES : potential identification and development through the use of psychology

Accra, GhanaAccra, Ghana
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$500,000 - $1 million
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Optimum Potentials seeks to help identify the unique potentials people have and also help them develop these potentials to its maximum through the use of psychological principles.We ensure barriers that hinder development such as poverty,low self esteem, wrong carreer decisions are removed.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if the beggars, thieves and potters became the scientists, accountants and doctors they supposed to become?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

People all over the world especially in Africa are not aware of their God-given talents that can change their lives and the society at large.This has led to making wrong career decisions and shuttered dreams, coupled with high unemployment, self esteem and poverty.People who are supposed to innovate technologies to solve the increasing problems of humanity have buried their ideas and innovations and left alone with a sense of inferiority.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Optimum Potentials Services seeks to help people identify their unique potentials early through the use of psychological tests and principles such as personality test and its associated behavioral patterns and careers. We then communicate the results to our clients and also suggest the associated careers of the identified potential to them. The second phase then is to ensure that an enabling environment is created to ensure maximum development of the identified potential by removing possible barriers such as poverty,emotional instability,poor education,inadequate parental care and control and bad influences from various sources such as the media and peers.We also want to create avenues to ensure that our clients are employed.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Efia was pre-high school girl who was confused on what to read in high school.After we were told her challenge we then accessed her personality and temperaments and finally identified her potential.We realized she was a sanguine-phlegmatic in temperaments.We also realized she was good at reading and loved to share ideas with people.Having noticed her potentials through our systematic tests,she and our noble team came to a final decision that she will read journalism. We then taught her parents certain things they must do to create an enabling environment for the optimum development of her potentials. Today she is among the best students in her high school reading General Arts through the support of her parents as we suggested to them.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We have been able to touch over 50 individuals in pre-high schools,high schools and also in colleges.We have successfully boosted their self-esteem by helping them identify their unique and priceless capabilities.Some of them are now reading medicine,pharmacy,accountancy,psychology just to mention a few.We hope to cover more children and adults in Ghana and in Africa as a whole.Research has shown that a lot of people who perform poorly in academics have low self esteem due to their ignorance on their unique abilities.We are also looking forward to acquiring more tools and equipment to foster our work and ensure efficiency and effectiveness. We have realized the increasing number of unemployment,so we also intend establishing some strategic firms and manufacturing companies to employ the excellent workforce we will produce with the phase 1 of our project.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Our mission is to ensure optimum potential development on the African Continent and also establish institutions and industries that will be able to utilize the enriched human resource we will produce.Our plan therefore is to create awareness through the various platforms on the need for every individual to identify their potential and also be in the position to satisfy most of their needs possible.We also want to help needy but brilliant individuals who will grow to work in our industries.With this we expect capital to run in a cycle that will benefit us and all our employees and partners

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We intend investing the income generated from our services to our clients to establish new branches in Ghana and other strategic locations on the African continent.We also anticipate your support to help us in the establishment of the firms to ensure we provide employment to the people we have helped.This will also be an advantage to us since we will be employing high skilled employees.With this in mind, we expect capital flow in a cycle.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE(TEI) and YOUTHS4CHANGE are also institutions who also try to empower the youth to be able to fend for themselves.Unlike these institutions, we look at the use of scientific tools and equipment and tests to identify and groom the potentials of our clients and help them develop it to become entrepreneurs and excellent employees.We also know that the people who can afford the capital to start a business are few so we also intend establishing firms to employ this category of people.Our program is also more sustainable with regards to finances.

Founding Story

I was once a victim of those who did not know what profession to pursue as a growing adolescent so it made me confused in making decisions when it is about my career selection.Fortunately for me through the help of God and reading,i realized i was good at helping people.I gained admission into the University to read Psychology and Adult education and Human Resource Development Studies.After realizing how I suffered and how other collegues of mine are still struggling on what to do in the future,I decided to be that change agent who will help other young individuals find a purpose to their lives by knowing how important they are to themselves and their societies at large.


My team is made up of good Clinical psychologists and Industrial Psychologists who help the in the potential identification of our clients.We also have on board under-graduate programming students who are also helping us to develop programs and applications to enable us to become more effective with regards to technology.We are also in partnership with some high profile motivational speakers and entrepreneurs in the country.
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