KOKOMO, Ind.— Dr. Leslie Nwoke, a physician, executive coach, and speaker, is coming to Ivy Tech Community College in Kokomo tonight, Oct. 4 to talk with students about emotional intelligence and college success. Members of the community are invited to attend.

“Dr. Nwoke is a popular and entertaining speaker with a great message of the importance of engaging not just our heads but our hearts as well if we are to be truly successful,” said Dani McQuaide, director of Student Life for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. “We regularly bring in enthusiastic speakers to give our students new ways to think about achieving their goals and Dr. Nwoke comes highly recommended.”

Her presentation is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in Room M206 in the main building of the Kokomo Campus.

In previewing her remarks, Nwoke wrote, “Today’s students are more influential than ever before. From YouTube stars to millennial entrepreneurs, this generation is changing the norms of leadership. The most effective of them realize that being successful means engaging not just your head, but your heart. Emotional intelligence is the process of becoming self-aware by engaging our challenging and messiest emotions and choosing to face them bravely.” She will be sharing her message that being emotionally intelligent can help you in college – and beyond.

Among her many achievements, Nwoke is creator of HeartWork Now, an online personal development platform offering courses and videos to promote emotional agility, courage, and resilience in women entrepreneurs and leaders. She has a diverse background in global health, nonprofit leadership, and psychiatry. She co-founded The Ruby Project, a nonprofit and mentorship programs for girls with a trauma background, and Making Noise, Inc., an advocacy organization highlighting African social justice issues. Her dedication to tackling social justice issues includes providing health education and rehabilitation efforts for tracking survivors in Ethiopia and Italy.

Nwoke has been honored for her work, selected as a 2017 StartingBloc Social Innovations Fellow, joining a premier group of innovators and leaders. She was crowned as Miss Nigeria in America in 2004 and later given the “Woman of Excellence Award” by the same organization in 2009. She was honored as one of the “The Women of the Week” in The Sun News, one of the largest newspapers in Nigeria. Nwoke received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine, her Master in Public Health degree from George Washington University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Spelman College.

For more information, contact Dani McQuaide at 765-252-5493 or email her at dmcquaide@ivytech.edu .