Rabison Shumba is an African motivational speaker, life coach and author. His book, The Greatness Manual and various online articles are tools for personal and professional development. Together with 100 American Career Expert Authors, Rabison co-authored a book 101 Great Ways to Enhance your career.
Rabison has a personal vision of impacting the lives of children in marginalized communities by creating platforms for career counsel and guidance, information empowerment and capacity building through the Greatness Factory Trust, where he is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Rabison believes that the effect of the lack of adequate information empowerment platforms has the potential to cause learners leaving schools to never realize an equitable chance at bettering their circumstances and therefore contributing to the downward spiral into poverty. He is actively involved in the organization of career enhancement and guidance colloquiums to propel and inspire both young and mature professionals to greatness. His areas of expertise include strategy, leadership, personal and professional development.
Rabison has traveled to United States of America, England, China and within the Southern African Region on both ministry and business missions. In 2011 he was selected as an Alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) which saw him visit America for the Young African Leaders Forum. He was also voted in the Top 20 Most Influential Young Persons under 40.
Born in 1973, Rabison is first born in a family of 14. Even though he came out best in his O Levels in 1990, he could not advance to Advanced Level due to lack of school fees and the need to take his siblings through school and college. He proceeded to obtain a Diploma in Education (UZ) with a bias towards Computing. He is in possession of a Bachelor of Business Leadership Degree (BBL) and is now pursuing a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Management (MA).
Rabison has a wealth of commercial experience having worked for CompuServe (Pvt) Ltd, Anglo American plc over a period spanning 10 years. Rabison is married to Jackie, and they have two daughters.