ALBERT MENSAH

ALBERT MENSAH

RISING FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN GHANA

Albert Mensah was born and lived the first nineteen years of his life in Ghana (Africa). Born in a mud hut and living far from any urban center. Albert’s life was hard. When he was just a small boy he carried water several miles each day to help his family survive.

Albert’s powerful message of hope and inspiration is based on his own life experience as he shares the practical skills and tools he used to become successful. Albert believes that any person can become more successful if they can conceive a powerful dream that touches the heart of their existence. Albert’s life in Africa and his amazing success since coming to America demonstrates that high achievement always begins with Aiming High in the pursuit of such a dream.

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Biography

When Albert was eight he saw his first movie. It was an American movie and he saw people wearing shoes. Every person in the movie wore shoes. At that moment Albert conceived the first dream of his life: He dreamed of going to America to live! He did not know how it could become possible, but he believed he could and would. Someday he would live where everybody had shoes. Without even realizing it, Albert had deployed the most powerful principle that permits human success and achievement. Albert had learned to Aim High! He spent the next eleven year putting himself in position to turn his dream into reality.

After Albert decided he would come to America his friend in Africa teased and ridiculed him. His nickname became “States” and it was not meant to be complimentary or supportive. After all, how could a poor little boy stuck in grinding poverty wind up in America? Where would he get the money to go? How would such a thing be possible? Even if he did make it to America how would he earn a living? Was his dream to become a cab driver in New York? Any reasonable person would know that circumstances like these would be impossible to overcome. Albert heard all these gloomy predictions but never quit believing he could come to American and be successful.

During his high school years Albert wrote hundreds of American colleges trying to obtain a scholarship. Ultimately, Western Maryland College near Baltimore contacted Albert and invited him to come. This was the ticket to America Albert had relentlessly pursued for so long. Today, Albert is an American Citizen and has become one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world. Albert Mensah, the hopeful immigrant from Africa has become America’s Dream Engineer.

Albert’s powerful message of hope and inspiration is based on his own life experience as he shares the practical skills and tools he used to become successful. Albert believes that any person can become more successful if they can conceive a powerful dream that touches the heart of their existence. Albert’s life in Africa and his amazing success since coming to America demonstrates that high achievement always begins with Aiming High in the pursuit of such a dream.

Reviews

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your keynote speech at the Washington State Sports Medicine Competition in Spokane this past week. Your presentation was extremely powerful. I did not get the opportunity to hear the entire presentation due to proctoring tests, however the portion that I had the privilege of hearing was fantastic. You captivated our students by your words and experiences. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us at the competition. – Renee Herigstad – Stanwood High School


Our school is a minority majority High School of 2400 students in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth metroplex area. Albert Mensah was absolutely a great fit for our student body. He was entertaining to the students, had a great message and was able to connect with kids on a one to one basis. It is difficult to find a speaker that can reach different ethnic and social economic levels but Albert was perfect. I would highly recommend him to speak to young adults. The students at Trinity High School in Euless loved him! Becky Ewart – Assistant Principal – Trinity High School

Albert Mensah travels from Georgia