Like you, I grew up in an era where the societal norm was to get an education, get a job, rise in rank, work till you’re 65 years and retire. I spent years conforming to the paradigm. I became an overachiever switching careers often but remained unfulfilled. 20 jobs and 6 career changes later, I left feeling empty and unfulfilled. No amount of promotions or pay increases could fill the void, I was desperately unhappy.
Throughout my professional career, I transitioned through several careers and industries, in such roles as Management, Consulting, Leadership Development, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Operations and Artist Management (yes you read that right). Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the people side of my career, the culture became increasingly toxic and I was tired of being told when, where, how and who to work with. I am not even going to talk about office politics.
Most of my 20-year career has been at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and social impact. I worked in many industries including Media, Financial Services, Government, Telecommunications, Automobile, Not-For-Profit, Technology, Entertainment, Betting, Travel and many more. Every new career or job was a new challenge and I would throw myself in, bursting with energy and waking up excited every day. But eventually, I would end up feeling like I was running on empty and totally unfulfilled. I knew that I wanted to do my own thing and impact the world.
The entrepreneurial desire was alive in me from an early age and I launched my first business at 19. I have been fortunate to build 6 businesses, 2 of which are still running. Some of my previous businesses were a bakery, born out of my love for cakes. A consulting firm, developing campaign strategies for politicians. An NGO called Save Our Women, helping women overcome the trauma of early-life adversities. An immigration consultancy called My SoftLanding, still active, helping new immigrants to Canada settle down seamlessly. I’ve written two e-books, Move to Canada with Ease and Step-by-Step guide to Express Entry, which can be purchased on Amazon.
Two years ago, a health scare changed my life. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and hypothyroidism. I was placed on a lifetime sentence of medication and I knew I had to now only make changes to my physical wellness but my life as a whole. I didn’t want to spend another moment doing things I didn’t enjoy and suppressing my life’s purpose to impact the world in a great way. Through lifestyle changes, I’ve been able to get off all medication for cholesterol and hypothyroidism. I have also embraced this journey to help people like you find that deeper meaning and enjoy life to the fullest.
I was born in Nigeria and grew up surrounded by a lot of family and friends. In 1997 I moved to London,UK to do my Undergraduate degree in Internet Computing. I love London and refer to it as my first home. I look for an excuse to visit every year to see family and friends. I spent a huge chunk of my professional life working in Europe and Africa until I moved to Canada in 2015.
I continue to attend and participate in advanced training, conferences, and workshops all over the world to better help you.
CREATING A VISION
- A 10-year vision is based on the idea that in TEN years, anything is possible.
- The goals that support it allows you to create a clear picture of an ideal future and what it takes to get there.
- Jumping 10 years into the future inspires you to dream big because it removes the constraints of time,
money and knowledge.
- Creating goals from your vision allow you to make a plan for achieving your ideal life.
- Get ready to step into the world of possibility and create your future.