The Workplace Centre Limited (TWPC) was co-founded in February 2013 by my partner, Dr Mrs Mojisola Olateru-Olagbegi and I, with the vison to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills of the Nigerian youth, thereby impacting lives and helping to reduce the rate of employment in Nigeria. TWPC has evolved over the last 10 years into a Human Resources and ICT consulting services organization, with clients in major service sectors of the economy.
The passion to impact knowledge, whether in the field of soft skill acquisition or in the field of language acquisition has always been and continues to be my driving force. I would say one of my favourite things is standing in front of a keen audience and impacting valuable knowledge.
The ability to set clear goals and a personal determination to excel are 2 main keys to productivity and success in my opinion. We all have God given abilities to be productive but we have to believe in ourselves and be doggedly focused in pursuing our goals.
That long term goal has been placed before God and if it is His will, I firmly believe that it will come to fruition in His time and in His own way.
The world is made up of a huge crowd of people, all struggling to make their mark. One lesson I have learnt is the importance of distinguishing oneself from that crowd by developing unique skills and setting a bar for excellence and distinction in one’s chosen field
Stand out of the crowd and be authentic and true to yourself.
I love travelling, playing squash and swimming.
Be prepared to evolve as you grow and always know and believe that God has a grand plan for your future.
The pandemic affected our business in the same way that it did most businesses. I acknowledge, however with gratitude the role played by the ICT arm of our business, led by Dr Mrs. Olateru-Olagbegi in enabling us to leverage technology and pivot within a short time frame, supported by a great team of dedicated and absolutely loyal staff. Through it all, we learnt the importance of creative thinking and innovation.
Look out for our next CEO who will be sharing insights into how shifting our mindset can be the key to changing the world around us.