Personal Bio

Dr. Joseph Amanfu

With devout faith in God and a passion for helping people realize their abilities and dreams, Dr. Joseph Amanfu founded Seed Word Communications. He has spent all his adult life committed to the betterment of community members through various avenues.

It is perhaps Joseph’s diverse background that makes him so capable of benefiting a variety of people. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Joseph underwent his first round of studies in his homeland. In addition to his initial training as a computer programmer with IBM in 1971 and further computer science education at the University of Ghana, he worked in various lucrative positions in Ghana for 12 years. He then moved to the United States and has spent the past 36 years furthering his education, personal growth, career and family. As an American citizen, Joseph received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Information Technology while working for prestigious companies like American General, First Data Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett-Packard.

He has over 30 years experience in the corporate world, with the last 11 years managing Hewlett-Packard’s worldwide telecom projects as a Senior Global Program Manager. He has been very successful in relationship building and leadership development. He completed leadership assignments in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. He has served as officer in several professional organizations. He is certified by Boston University to teach in their Management Development Programs and was an instructor in project management at the Graduate School of Engineering at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Plano, Texas. He is also a graduate of iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence In Coaching) as a Life and Leadership Coach with clients in different countries. Dr. Amanfu is an excellent motivational speaker with a great presentation style.

In the midst of his busy lifestyle, Joseph settled in Tallahassee, Florida where he now integrates all his skills and experiences into Seed Word Communications, providing coaching and services in Leadership Development, Book Publishing and Public Speaking. His passion for his work stems from helping individuals discover their worth and potential and then motivating them to capitalize on their unique capabilities.

When Joseph is not serving his clients, he gives back to the community he has come to know as home. He has been actively involved in organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International (BNI), Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a member of the faculty at the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center (TCCTC). As a hobby and personal refreshment, he offers free tennis lessons to children and loves to go fishing. Though Joseph has encountered two completely different worlds by living in both Africa and the United States; though he is highly educated and has many years of global work experience; at the end of the day, he just loves helping his community members in Tallahassee recognize their greatness. Joseph is grateful for the opportunity to do what he does and looks forward to future years of providing individuals with the tools to reach the next level in their lives.


Education & Certifications

  • MsC – Master of Science in Information Technology
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology
  • PMP – Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • CCP – Certified Computing Professional, Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP)
  • MBCS – Member of the British Computer Society
  • CTM – Competent Toast Master, Toastmasters International
  • CPC – Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • ACC – Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • ELI-MP – Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Past & Current Affiliations

  • President: The Hour of Visitation Ministries, Inc. (USA).
  • Director of Family Training Hour: The Broadmoor Church of God, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Member of the Church Council: The Broadmoor Church of God, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Member of the Men’s Leadership Council: Grace Outreach Center, Plano, Texas.
  • Associate Pastor of Music: The Church of God Mission International, Benin City, Nigeria, under Archbishop Benson Idahosa
  • Music Director: New Life Church International, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Associate Music Director: The Hour of Visitation Choir and Evangelistic Association, Ghana.
  • Member of the Board of Directors: The Association for Systems Management (ASM), Volunteer State Chapter.
  • Vice President/Board Member: The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Omaha Chapter.
  • Captain of the Lawn Tennis Team: University of Ghana, Akuaffo Hall.
  • Volunteer Children’s Lawn Tennis Coach: Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Chairman of the Education Committee: Project Management Institute Dallas Chapter.
  • Part-time Instructor in project management: Southern Methodist University – Graduate School of Engineering.
  • Education Coordinator & Director Consultant: Local Chapter of BNI, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • President: Project Management Institute Tallahassee Chapter, Florida.
  • Faculty Member: Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center, Tallahassee, Florida.