Najja is principal and founder at Phoenix Innovation Group, LLC, Buffalo, New York. To the community at large P.I.G. is home to strategic innovation, creativity tools and techniques, and soft-skill training. Clients will notice right away that Najja is a people person who listens intently and enjoys engaging with them. He is a facilitator driven by curiosity and the belief in the capacity of every person to achieve their fullest potential. Workshop participants appreciate how he tunes into their experience, while his coworkers admire that his mind and his heart are always open in equal measure. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Buffalo University and a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Management, as well as an advanced certificate in Applied Imagination from the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer. In addition to working with scientists around the world, Najja works with Buffalo’s local youth. He has an uncanny ability to get moody teenagers to care about creativity and entrepreneurship. Najja is a fan of science, a cheerleader for ideas and an empowering coach. His talents are equalled only by his stylish hair and amazing collection of fashionable sweaters. Najja hails from the lower East Side of Buffalo, New York. He served as an Airman in the United States Air Force, during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His greatest passion and inspiration for integrity, service and enterprising excellence is being an active father to his marvelous son, Najja Akeem.

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My son, Najja. He’s a living example of raw creativity. His imagination and dreams inspire me, daily.

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