Raquel Daniel

Raquel Daniel

Social Entrepreneur I Author I Changemaker

I’m a social entreprenuer, author, and changemaker with over 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector. I work directly with children in marginalized communities in Nigeria focusing on education and the girl-child through Beyond the Classroom Foundation.

As the founder of The Changemakers Academy, I work closely with individuals interested in starting nonprofits to clarify and strengthen their structure, community awareness, volunteer engagement, and leadership capacity. In addition to one-on-one coaching, I also work with teams, facilitating clarity sessions and team workshops.

I’m a recipient of the 2021 Women’s Achievers Award by the United States Government Exchanges Alumni Association, the 2021 Women of Change Award by Nile University of Nigeria, the 2021 African Luther King Heroes Award, 2016 Honour Nigeria Community Development Award by Trinity House, and a Coca-Cola Scholar at Enterprise Development Center of Pan Atlantic University.

I’m also a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, 2012 CYFI Fellow, Royal Commonwealth Associate Fellow, 2015 LEAP Africa Social Innovator Program fellow, 2017 and 2018 mentor of the Queens Young Leaders’ Program UK and 2019 Climate Reality Leader.

Prior to starting my coaching and consulting firm, I served as the Admin/HR lead at the Secretariat of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (Office of the Vice President).

I bring enormous expertise, insight, and energy to all my projects. I love to spend time with family and friends, read, watch TV, and write. I’m also an avid traveler, reader, and lover of all things chocolate-peanut butter.

I’m an author, wife and a mother!