I have known Michael Flowers for the past 35 years, going back to 1985 as track athletes until we lost contact in 1990 due to the civil war in Liberia. In 2001, Michael and I met in Ghana where I had sought refuge. Whilst in Ghana, I told Michael that I was working on my manuscript. Enthusiastic about my initiative, Michael introduced me to the Flowers Creative Writing and Authorpreneurship training program he had developed on “How to Write a Novel in 50 Days”. With the training, I rapidly propelled with my manuscript and thence resolve to complete it. We kept connected and Michael continued to provide mentorship in addition to editing my manuscript. Having completed the manuscript, it laid on the shelf due to publishing challenges.
When I return to Liberia, Michael contacted me in 2009 and informed me that he wanted to work with me to publish my work. Following one year of intense collaboration, my book, The Broken Spear was published and successfully launched. Michael did not only guide me in promoting my book on the Flowers Books platform and amazon, but also guided me in building my personal website on which I promote creative writing and personal development tips.
In furtherance of his mentorship, Michael introduced me to the Flowers’ Creative Writing and Authorpreneurship training program and mentored me as a trainer to mentor others in creative writing. He guided me in organizing several trainings for university students, teachers, business executives, and others with writing ambitions. Through his initiatives, I acquired training kits produced by Flowers Publications and used them for training via various delivery media.
Michael’s mentorship extends to building of business models for my institution, the People Empowerment Program (PEP), and we are building collaboration to provide business training for individuals and organizations. When the coronavirus disrupted our organization’s activities and there was need to resume classes, Michael helped to setup a Virtual Classroom to help PEP to continue offering its training programs online. He accomplished this by offering me an intensive training through literatures and online mentorship. Michael has also offered to work with my institution in extending similar training to other institutions.
Michael is a gifted and astute creative writer, entrepreneur, manager, mentor, and a personality with impeccable character. Based on my experience, he starts with you and ensures that you attain your goal.