Early life

Herman was born in Kisumu, Kenya, the sixth child in a family of seven. He grew up in the East African country of Kenya, spending his school days in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi and traveling to his rural home in Maragoli, Western Kenya. His primary languages of communication as a kid were Luhya, his mother-tongue and Swahili, the national language of Kenya. He picked up his command of the English language from the diligence of his father, whom he often tells of how he would urge each of his kids to play Scrabble every night before going to bed. As he began harnessing his vision for life, Herman began reading books by many motivational speakers and leadership experts. In addition to this, he would listen to motivational audio-cassettes every time he had the opportunity. This served to cultivate a robust leadership mentality and attitude. 


Herman went to day nursery education at Thomas Barnado Home in Nairobi. He proceeded to Madaraka Primary School for his elementary education. Herman’s High School education started at Upper Hill High School (the former Lord Delamere High) before he transferred to Kakamega High School where he graduated with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Herman was accepted at the University of Nairobi where he pursued and acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Arts), specializing in Economics and Commerce. Herman then proceeded to the United States where he was accepted at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He graduated from Regent University with a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership in May 2004.



At an early age, Herman committed himself to establishing his life on the sound philosophy of a quest for better life, the abundant life. Through indepth study of successful people, association with winners and belief in his potential, he has continued to strive for the ultimate purpose of his life and his destiny. He enjoys attending seminars, listening to motivational recordings, reading inspirational books and sharing insight with other students of the power of the human spirit. He blends his African heritage and global citizenship with his quest for adventure and impact all over the world.

In his quest for adventure and impact, Herman has worked with diverse organizations spanning all the way from Africa to the United States. He has taught Economics and Business at Mombasa Baptist High School and Mombasa Polytechnic in the coastal town of Mombasa in Kenya. Herman has been a leadership intern at the Honor Academy in Garden Valley, Texas, a one-year internship providing a firm grounding in Christian principles prior to college or workforce entry. He has worked with lots of different organizations in the US. These include:

  • Teen Mania Ministries’ Acquire the Fire Department in Garden Valley, Texas
  • Eagle Valley High School, Dollar Rent-A-Car and Columbine Market in Gypsum, Colorado
  • The May Institute, The Association for Community Living, Hilltop Services and Multicultural Community Services in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Progress Inc and Volunteers of America in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska


Personal life

Herman has been married to Better Life Coach L. Danyetta Najoli since February 14, 2004. They have a son, Herman J. Najoli, Jr., born in January 2006.


Personal Vision and Mission

Herman’s personal vision is a world in which people are fully empowered and are utilizing all their resources to empower others for a better life. His personal mission in life is to empower others with knowledge, skills, wisdom and resources that will enlighten, encourage, equip, embolden and enable them to embody the better life.






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