Short Version…I am a former senior manager in a top electrical engineering company who quit her 7-figure sales job to pursue a DREAM.
But there is much more…I’m a multi-passionate Mom to two hyper-active boys who desperately want to change the world by becoming successful entrepreneurs before they are 15, wife to a brilliant guy and passionate about teaching everything (well, nearly) that has made my career a success and much more.
I have found joy particularly in teaching:
I grew up in Akure, a quaint little place in South western Nigeria. Well, it’s not so little anymore.
Money was mostly always in short supply tried as my parents did but my mom was a school teacher who was determined to not let our circumstances stand in the way of our success. All 7 kids of us.
She put in extra hours of teaching, lecturing, invigilating and marking external examination scripts in addition to a side business selling fashion items.
She it was, who taught me the value of industry & hard work and soon enough, I felt the urge to change my story, and to thrive but I desperately needed to figure out how to.
In my young mind, it was either you find a way, create one or you die trying and I wasn’t going to settle for death.
At 30 years old, I’d become a manager (an engineering professional) and was managing several high profile multi-million Naira business relationships for a reputable electrical engineering firm in Lagos State. I grew into the role and went through leading different teams, at a point, I led 2 key departments at the same time!
The next couple of years went by and I thought I had it all. A beautiful family, seven figure annual salary, benefits, respect…but a lot of things just didn’t feel right; My job was feeding my bank balance, not my soul!
Restlessness set in and this led me to launch a fashion business and because I am a service-oriented person, I started writing & designing until I eventually got sick of the daily grind and decided to seek MORE in a different CONTINENT.
I always knew there was so much more to do. And to give.
Occurred when I least expected or planned. I was suddenly faced with the reality that life is simply too short to be complacent, unfulfilled and hanging around ‘just enough’.
Years before then, I had lost my mum on my birthday & struggled to heal; years later, I also tragically lost my sister-in-law. I wrote a book on this. You need to get a copy.
These incidences and a host of others initiated several uncomfortable dialogues within me and tried as I did to suppress them, they kept gnawing away at my insides.
I held on being a comfortable ‘Intrapreneur’, contributing to a dream I identified with, using the tools I had come to master so well.
Somewhere down the line, I ‘accidentally’ found myself managing websites (starting with my blog-site), supporting startup businesses with design solutions & strategies, copywriting for an organisation, speech-writing for individuals, helping candidates prepare for the often-dreaded IELTS examination all while being a wife and mum.
I sure had a lot going on!
All of the things I did were done entirely to bring myself joy and I never really thought of diving in completely.
Well, until I found my purpose & realised I could give MORE by showing people how to achieve some of these things I’d done so well. I believe there’s a reason I’ve been blessed with these skills and talents.
You’re probably nodding your head right now because you can relate with one or two of the above scenarios. I hope.
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