Name: Obikoya Moradeke Atinuke
Date of Birth: September 18, 1980
Education: Masters in Elections and Party Politics, BSc Hons Computing UKOU
Occupation: Human Capacity Development Training and Organization Development Consulting
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
My vision of a world that works for everyone is a world where there is equity and fairness. A world where people can realize and fully harness their potential regardless of what side of the world they live in. It\’s a world where leaders understand the concept of leadership from the viewpoint of service and not an opportunity for self-aggrandizement.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
In my own opinion, the most pressing problems facing the world today are diverse and dynamic depending on what part of the world one is in. In Africa where I come from, underdevelopment is a major issue across the continent regardless of how blessed the nations are in terms of natural and human resources. We tackle poverty, poor education and healthcare challenges amongst many others. In the developed nations, one would expect that there should not be challenges because most of these problems are already solved for them. However, they also still have terrorism, wars and political injustices/governance to tackle among many others. I can safely say that world over, the world would benefit from selfless leaders who have the interest of the masses at heart. Therefore, it still boils down to a deficit in good and effective leadership.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
John Maxwell says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” I believe that when good leaders occupy critical leadership positions, governance will be done in ways that positively affect humanity. Their influence on shaping the followers opinions will ensure that people attain the right mindset needed for successful living. For example, notable leaders in the past like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and even citizens who did not necessarily hold political leadership positions, like Mother Teresa made such a huge impact on people and helped to shape their mindsets. This is why up till now, we still refer to their acts of kindness, selflessness and love for humanity. I believe that with value reorientation and efforts to get leaders grounded in servanthood, the world will indeed be a better place to live in. In my own country, corruption has been a major problem resulting in poor governance where leaders enrich themselves with the commonwealth of the people leading to unemployment, underemployment, poor infrastructure and poverty amongst the people. If these leaders got leadership right, there will be equity and fairness, accountability and in the end a safe space for citizens to harness their potential and create a world they deserve to live in.
I currently oversee the affairs of Stance Consulting Ltd., a Training and Organizational Consulting Company. My duties include, Developing Strategic Plans, High Profile Networking, Training Needs Assessments of Clients, Course Curriculum and Content Development. I facilitate at trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences. My areas of expertise include: Leadership Development, Strategic Planning and Execution, Performance Re-engineering, Entrepreneurship Education, Health and Safety Management. I also give key note speeches at national and international conferences. In my capacity as an Organization Development Professional I work to support senior leaders in finding systemic solutions to critical business and organizational challenges.
As an executive coach, I passionately work with high-performing people in leadership roles to improve results in ways that are sustained over time. I a member of faculty of The Institute for Ethics and Professional Studies, (IFEPS), ROVA College of Healthcare Executives, African Business School and also an external facilitator at the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Training Academy. I serve as an independent consultant to development partners like the United Nations. Prior to starting off her private practice in 2009, she had worked in the Information, Communication and Technology Industry as a Programmer and also in the non-profit sector as a Systems Administrator. I have a background in Software Engineering, she is a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Certified System Administrator and also a certified Mind and Body Fitness coach. I am a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement and a Certified Trainer by the National for Management Development Nigeria. Some of the capacity building programs she has attended are: Leadership Training for Young Women (Leading to Choices) By Women’ s Learning Partnership Calabar (2008) AWID International Forum “The Power of Movements” Cape Town International Convention Center South Africa (2008) Business Development Program, Lagos Business School, Nigeria (2009) Entrepreneurship Education. Program at Enterprise Education Centre, Pan-African University, Nigeria (2009) African Business School Strategic Leadership Conference, Dubai (2013) Transformational Leadership Programme, Omaji Leadership Solutions Abuja (2016) Centre for Management Development Train the Trainer Program Basic and Advance (2018) Some of the consulting projects she has worked on include: Partner Consultant on Knowledge Management Maturity Audit for Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (January – August 2020) Independent Consultant for Directorate of Road Transport Service on Business Continuity Strategy Session (August 2020) Independent Consultant on Governance Policy and Manual Development for International Community of Women Living with HIV West Africa ICWWA (November 2019). Independent Consultant on Strategic Plan Development for International Community of Women Living with HIV West and Central Africa ICWWCA (November 2016) ICT Consultant for United Nations Development Program, Democratic Governance for Development. Project (June 2014). Independent Consultant, Sexuality rights project, Women reclaiming and redefining Cultures project of Women Living under Muslim Laws, London and Institute for Women’s Empowerment, Hong-Kong. (2009-2010) I have a passion to see an enriched world where individuals can use their potentials to self-sustain. She strongly believes that nobody who has ability should be a liability. This informs her founding of Life Inspired Academy where she and other consultants train, mentor and coach individuals on Life Skills, Business Skills and Personal Development. I am happily married and blessed with children.