Tuesday, February 19, 2008

About Direction Director - Dr. Rodney Sampson

Dr. Rodney Sampson, a spiritual and intellectual dynamo, is affectionately known as "The Prophet of Economics".

Sampson is the lead pastor of Action Virtual Church, an emerging concept in which it’s non -traditional, entrepreneurial and jet set type members embrace a collective consciousness that leverages social media, mobile and web platforms to connect. In addition, he serves as General Overseer of Public Affairs and Business Development in The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.

Sampson reaches into the worlds of business, faith, and foreign relations simultaneously. He regularly consults heads of state, Fortune 500 corporations, and bishops representing millions of faithful constituents across the globe. Over the past ten years, Sampson has launched several ventures including Multicast Media Networks, a pioneering digital broadcast company; Intellectual Currency Exchange, an international advisory, strategy and business development firm and Intellect Media Group, a full service advertising and media buying group. He is also a Partner in E.Factor, a social networking community for entrepreneurs; an Executive Board Member at OHM, a global business development firm and Archiemae.com.

While developing several successful companies, Sampson has simultaneously emerged as an expert on leadership and entrepreneurship, speaking to thousands each year. Mentored by Dr. John Maxwell, Dr. Robert Jennings and Dr. Brian Mosley, Sampson has provided consultations and strategic success plans to numerous political, business leaders, Fortune level companies, and global figures. A short list includes the late His Excellency Omar Bongo Ondimba, President of The Gabonese Republic, Price Waterhouse Coopers of Namibia, and Ambassador Kaire Mduende, United Nations Ambassador.

As a marketing and business futurist, Sampson has executed lucrative marketing strategies for Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, Disney/Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia, and Dr. John Maxwell’s Maximum Impact and Living Leadership initiatives. For the last three years, he has taught seminars for Dr. John Maxwell’s EQUIP, a leadership development institute in Africa and the United States.

Sampson is the co-creator of Direction Movement, a 21st century movement dedicated to establishing a generation of creators, producers, owners, and legacy builders. The concept for this movement was created out of the need for a relevant spiritual experience that speaks directly to the changing times. Sampson is committed to further positioning the person of faith as a viable consumer and emerging producer.

Sampson is committed to building a global ministry of relevance and practical application designed to activate the divine purpose of God in the lives of this planet’s seven billion passengers. Taking intentional actions and steps towards education, entrepreneurship, economic development is the focal point of this sweeping global movement.

Sampson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tulane University and a Masters in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. He also studied in the Doctorate of Medicine Program at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine from 1995-1999. In 1998, Sampson received an honorary Doctorate of Ministry from the I.G.F Theological Seminary.

Sampson is the author of Your Manifest Destiny: 7.5 Words to Transform Your Future, Yes We Will: Solutions for Realizing Your Personal Power, and blacks and their Trillions: Introducing Symbiotic Economics.

A strong believer in global reinvestment, Sampson has been a friend of Africa. He has worked closely with The Republic of Namibia and The Republic of Gabon in the areas of leadership development, business development and strategy and public affairs.

For his contributions to humanity, Sampson was awarded The Phoenix Award - the City of Atlanta’s highest honor - by Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2004.

Sampson, his wife and four children live in Atlanta, GA, their hometown.

For a complete bio and timeline of Rodney Sampson, please visit http://www.rodneysampson.com/.

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