I Believe"Discovering your purpose and fulfilling your destiny is the highest form of freedom."
About Eliakim Thorpe
Eliakim Thorpe is the first-born son of seven children. As a child, he suffered from various illnesses, which required almost weekly hospitalizations due to pneumonia and a chronic asthmatic condition. Because of this challenging start to his life which lasted late into his teenage years, he missed school, was heavily medicated, and unable to maintain a consistent body weight causing him to look frail and weak. Eliakim even recalls having what he would categorize as "near-death experiences" that would provide a sense of peace, a sense of comfort, and a sense of protection which would be the genesis to his transformation.
Eliakim's childhood experiences; and what he has witnessed in the African American community, have inspired him to be the involved and present father and husband he has been for more than 20 years.
Corporate and family values are deeply rooted in his childhood, which was a juxtaposition of the emptiness of being in a fatherless home and the strong guidance he received from his mother, who raised him and his six siblings to be people of character who worked hard to make their dreams a reality. Eliakim felt the absence of his father, who he did not meet until he was 33 years of age. When Eliakim was seven years old, his mother married his stepfather, who served as the male role model he desired and has remained an important part of his life, even many years after the couple divorced.
Though Eliakim has experienced life challenges, he has found a way to stay positive when it could have been very easy for him to stop pursuing his destiny. As a result, Eliakim is a sought-after speaker, a consultant, an ordained minister, and an authority on organizational transformation. He is the creator of the T.H.R.I.V.I.N.G. Organization: A New Philosophy to Transform Organizations, which is both a philosophy and a systematic process that Eliakim has created to help businesses create frameworks to become transformational organizations with externally and internally-centered, purpose-driven, solution-focused, service-oriented and profit-savvy organizations with employees who are innovatively positioned to create lasting change within the company and in the world. He draws from his experience as an IT professional (network architect and engineer), working with, and consulting for, Fortune 10 to Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Whirlpool, General Motors, Chrysler, Pfizer and many others, as well as his experience running his own companies.
"I have come to understand that all of us are on a journey to discover our reason for existence. At times, the journey may appear to be hidden, but in the end will unfold before us, revealing the magnificent destiny that's available to each of us", says Eliakim.
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