Norman M. Dowe

Norman Dowe’s personal mission is to make a difference by educating and empowering his students and customers. He is a 21st Century Renaissance man with expertise in history, , management, entrepreneurship,  information technology and public speaking.

Through speaking, writing, coaching, and training, Mr. Dowe strives to provide the “how to” on entrepreneurship, management, leadership, engagement with technology and 21st century globalism, as well as instill a culture of excellence.

Most of Mr. Dowe’s career was spent in Information Technology and Consulting. He has served as Chief Information Officer for the Minority Business Development Agency at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has been a management consultant with a number of large and small firms such as Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Booz-Allen, Abacus Technology, and Acclaim Systems. Mr. Dowe has also served as a Baptist Pastor.  His experience as a pastor has been incorporated into his pastoral approach to management and leadership.

Mr. Dowe has developed a process for startups and early stage entrepreneurs designed to produce excellent businesses based on the Business Model Canvas.

Mr. Dowe has written a book to help Christians better align themselves with God’s calling on their lives, What Does God Want Me to Do?: Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life. His own purpose is to teach, preach, write, and equip. Equip is a good segue into his current project, Kuvipa, LLC, a benefit LLC dedicated to the serving the members of the African Diaspora by educating, equipping, and empowering them. Kuvipa is the Swahili word for equip.

Norman Dowe has been married to Iris Dowe for 37 years. He is the father of three adult children and is the proud grandfather of four grandchildren. Two of his children are public personalities in their own right. He is especially proud of Jennifer Dowe and Charisa Dowe Rouse.


Mr. Dowe is a graduate of the Hampton University with a degree in Mathematics. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. His graduate studies have been in pastoral theology and Biblical studies.

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