ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- DR DAYO OLOMU- INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, AWARD WINNING EVENT PRESENTER AND COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR

Dayo Olomu is a leading human capital development and business transformation strategist, based in London, United Kingdom. He is an accomplished inspirational speaker and award winning event presenter. He is also the bestselling author of “4 Indispensable Strategies for Success” and audio programme, “You Got The Power” which was sent to more than 180 countries by Success University (now known as World Ventures) in September 2008. He is the vice chairman of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development South London; Founding President of Croydon Communicators Toastmasters; Member, Governing Council, Davidson Primary School in Croydon, Surrey; Founder, African Professional Speakers Academy; President, Nigerian Trainers & Speakers Consortium UK and CEO, Dayo Olomu & Associates UK. Dayo Olomu is highly sought-after for being uniquely engaging and profoundly outstanding. He is articulate and irrepressible, addressing more than 100,000 people each year on leadership, good governance, business growth, wealth creation, success, motivation, personal and professional development, management, relationship, personal success, customer service, efficiency, social and capital goal setting. His audience also benefits from his lectures on achieving strategic planning and peak performance, networking, mentoring, time management, public speaking and many other diverse topics. Renowned for his passion, high-energy and inspirational presentation, Olomu’s compelling style is a unique fusion of Nigerian and British culture, which gives his presentations a distinctive, oratory edge and enables him to get his powerful message across to audiences with warmth, passion, energy and substance. He travels all over Europe, North America, Africa and United Arab Emirates impacting positively on professionals and businesses, and encouraging them to achieve extraordinary results, increase performance and profit exponentially. His passion for adding value to lives, growing people and businesses gets him out of bed far too early every morning. His experience of interacting with people for over two decades has led him to discovering that if we help people to see themselves as they can, not as they are; then the way they think, the way they feel and the way they act will eventually be altered, thereby resulting in achieving optimum performance. Listed in the first edition of UK’s Who’s Who of Black Achievers (published in 1999/2000), Dayo Olomu won the exemplary Nigerian Award for hard work and integrity in 2004 and also bagged the Competent Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters International in the same year. In 2006, he received both the Advance Toastmaster Bronze and Competent Leader Awards from Toastmasters International and was consequently named as one of the five most popular Black Speakers in the UK in June, 2007. He bagged the Advance Communicator Silver Award from Toastmasters International in 2008 and he was also bestowed with the Nigeria’s Ambassador of Hope in the Diaspora Award in the following year. In 2010 he won the Male Personality of the Year in UK at Life Changers Award and in 2011, he won the Leadership Award category at the Gathering of Africa’s Best Awards. In 2012 was honoured with the prestigious BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film, Fashion and Arts) Awards. Dayo Olomu has also turned his worthy selfless service of enhancing professional lives into that of a philanthropist; donating his time and career in service to less privileged society. An admirer of give back attitude, Olomu in recognition of human responsibilities, interconnection and interrelations, volunteered and completed the Flora London Marathon to raise money and create awareness for Leukaemia in 2007 and in April 2008 he completed the Flora London Marathon again to create awareness and raise funds for Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospices-the first children’s hospice and respite care facility in Nigeria. In March 2010, he completed the Fleet Half Marathon to create awareness and raise funds for ‘Wish for Africa’ and in August 2011, he skydived to create awareness and raise funds for the Desmond Tutu Foundation. He also completed the Croydon Half Marathon in 2013 to raise funds for the homeless people in Croydon. During his spare time he volunteers as a career development coach with Careers Development Group where he provides coaching on interview skills, goal setting, self development, confidence and motivation building to those seeking employment. He is a Business Mentor with Start Up Loan, where he mentors those who are starting out in business. He is also a Key Person of Influence in the Diaspora community who has been involved in the successful delivery of key projects like Nigerian Centenary Awards (2014), Nigerian Olympic Community (2012) and Nigeria at 50 Celebrations (2010). Dayo Olomu holds an honours degree in Business Information Systems, a Diploma in Coaching, a Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education, a Master’s degree in Human Resources and an honorary doctorate in leadership and communications. He is a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He lives in Croydon, Surrey, with his wife Sade and children. He enjoys running the marathon, skydiving, and mountain climbing, fire walking, forest walking, board-breaking, bar-bending and most importantly making a difference. His long term goal is to space travel as he believes “Nothing will compare to seeing the earth from space”. TESTIMONIALS/ACCOLADES Going thru your profile and activities give me great joy! You are a source of inspiration for a whole generation! More grease…..! Chief Segun Odegbami —————————————————————————————- International Centre for Development Initiatives (ICDI) United Kingdom and our Nigeria partners, Leading Edge Academy (LEA) want to say a BIG THANK YOU to you, and express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the unflinching support you accorded us, for your amazing presentation and for sharing your talent and expertise with our conference delegates during the one week event in London. – Olalekan Fadeyi, Programs & Policy Director ________________________________________________ “I enjoyed your talk on Networking. Very inspiring – Mr Odein Ajumogobia SAN – Nigeria’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs”. _______________________________________________________ “Thanks for your presentation on ‘Networking’. I was blown-over by the whole pitch on the importance of networking. The whole session from beginning to the end was excellent and opened my mind to the ‘open’ door that awaits you when you network. – Vivian Heckman, HR Practitioner” ________________________________________________________ Thank you for your presentation on Networking for the CIPD HR Ambitions 111 to enable our members in developing their networking skills. You engaged people to start actively making professionals relationships which happened during the day. You showed participants how to developing and maintain those relationships in ways they understood and showed them how to maximise those relationships. – Brenda English MBA, Council Representative, CIPD South London Branch ___________________________________________ Dayo took part as a speaker for the event Les Brown’s London UK tour at Central Hall Westminster. Dayo did a fantastic opening, his delivery as a speaker was on a level that was recognised sharing the stage with Les Brown. I received great reviews about Dayo from Les Brown and the Platinum Speakers from the US who were also at the event speaking. That is why Dayo demands the respect of all his titles, too much to mention, but as a speaker and a motivator he certainly gets my vote hands down for one of the UK’s top inspirational speakers – Herald Bradnock, CEO, Reishore Marketing UK _____________________________________________ Dayo did not only unknot the knotty aspect of networking at our event, but he also took our attendees through the very engaging process of practical networking. We wish him greater attainment in many ways. Lekan Fatodu, Publisher, Checkout Magazine, UK ___________________________________________ Dayo touched everyone present in the room, even the accomplished, the confident and the self assured. We were truly inspired by his story and his delivery was down to earth, light and yet powerful. On the back of his delivery a new light has been ignited in the lives of individuals who had otherwise given up. – Demola Adesina, CEO, Testing Academy, London __________________________________________________ Thank you for your valued contribution to the Black History Month event at the Clocktower complex. The audience appreciated your talk and many comments forms were filled in with encouraging words and compliments from the audience. – Krishna Ray, Ethnic Minorities Information Officer, Croydon Council, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET __________________________________________________ This is to specially thank you for making Turning Point Seminar a success. Thank you for your life-changing presentations, which will go a long way in the history of our dear nation, Nigeria. – S.A. Paul, CEO Liberty Communications, Port Harcourt Nigeria __________________________________________________ I want to thank you for agreeing, at such notice to give a brief inspirational talk to our staff. They were inspired by it and I am particularly appreciative. – T.A. Ejueyitchie, MD Premier Records

 

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