Giftocracy by Michael Tetteh
Giftocracy by Michael Tetteh
Nearly thirty years ago, in a tiny, impoverished Ghanaian village, a young boy dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and competing against European powerhouse Manchester United. He ate soccer, slept soccer, and breathed soccer. Despite being told that he wasn’t good enough to become a professional soccer player, his dream was realized in 2011 after being drafted by Seattle Sounders FC and competing against Manchester United, in front of 67,000 fans. At twenty-three years old, Michael Tetteh had realized his childhood dream.
Then late one night, an encounter caused him to give up the single thing that had defined his entire life—soccer. In one moment, he surrendered to a new vision and stepped into the unknown. Was he crazy—or brave?
Giftocracy takes you on an inspiring journey of self-discovery with author Michael Tetteh. Powerful lessons from real-life experiences, along with thoughts from trusted influential and transformational leaders (including Myles Munroe, John C. Maxwell and Zig Ziglar), will lead you to a new awareness.
Become empowered! You can transform and transcend the opinions, conditions, and circumstances of your life. Discover the gift trapped within you…and share it with the world.
- Entertaining and inspirational story will encourage readers to discover their talents.
- As a John C. Maxwell leadership coach, and former Seattle Sounders player, Tetteh is well connected with a proven record of engaging audiences of all sizes.
- Lessons can be applied to each reader, regardless of faith or life circumstances.
- This true underdog story lends itself to additional products such as a coaching book for parents of athletes, a faith-based devotional to discovering inborn gifts, and a business-based gift book with inspirational quotes to overcome any situation.
About the Author
Michael Tetteh was born in the Volta Region of Ghana. His soccer career began early in life, playing for the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana before moving to California. Michael’s professional career began when he signed a generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer and then was drafted by the Seattle Sounders in 2011, where he played for two years.
Michael founded One Kingdom Foundation in 2011, a nonprofit organization that seeks to be a catalyst for a new generation of African leaders with honorable character. The Ghana native is the author of “GIFTOCRACY, Awakening the Seeds of Greatness,” This true underdog story lends itself to additional products such as a coaching book for parents of athletes, a faith-based devotional to discovering inborn gifts, and a business-based gift book with inspirational quotes to overcome any situation.
In 2013, Michael became a certified John C. Maxwell leadership coach and speaker who leads businesses and individuals to set smart goals and overcome tremendous odds. Michael’s unique approach to leadership combines body, mind, and spirit to create harmony in the workplace.
“My friend Michael Tetteh has a challenging message. He will inspire you to discover your gift and pursue your purpose with passion."
-Richard Stearns, president, World Vision US
“Michael’s life has proven that no matter where you come from, even if it is extreme poverty, your God-given gift will allow you to beat
-Neil Schober, author of Strawberry Fields Forever, owner of Emerald City Athletics.
“Michael’s story is more than an inspiration; it’s a gift offered for anyone looking to fill their one precious life with meaning.”
-Richard Dahlstrom, author of
“The Colors of Hope: Becoming people of mercy, justice, and love”
“Michael Tetteh’s story packs a punch. This is a book that will shape your future.”
-Bryan Heathman, author of Conversion Marketing
"Giftocracy is simply about realizing that the gift inside you is what holds the key to your successful future.”
Steve Zakuani, former Seattle Sounder start,
author of 500 Days and founder of Kingdom Hope