Icarus flight

Icarus flight

ICARUS ▶ Icarus flight Project Icarus, I sighed again over my melancholic outlook. I was feeling stressed out, and went over my plans again. I had chosen this name because this was my flight plan from Lagos to London. I reflected back on the TV slot I had seen previously some months ago about Andrew, […]

Mindset

Chapter 3: MAVERICK ▶ Mindset That was how I found myself striding not only a multi-cultural background, but parents with different mindsets. My father had lost his Mum at an early age and had been raised by a paternal Uncle in the hinterlands (Any town outside Lagos!) and arrived in Lagos to work before University. […]

Privilege

Chapter 3: MAVERICK ▶ Privilege I realised my privilege after landing back in the UK in 1998. I had made my trip, simply with a duffel bag, and turned up with my Nigerian passport, stamped with a right of abode. The immigration officer raised a quizzical eyebrow and queried why I had queued on the […]

Heart Attack

Heart Attack

CHAPTER 2: MISGUIDED Heart Attack: Yes, after three years the day came when I was slumped over at my desk with an arrhythmia heart condition!! A staff member, had to drive me home so I could make my way back to my doctor (General Practitioner) and confront her with my condition. I had made complaints […]

misguided

Blinding Light

CHAPTER 2: MISGUIDED Blinding Light: This came when I sat down across from the Marketing consultant and she said “People have to like you”. At that moment I felt I was seating, strapped down in a chair in a darkened room, across from an Interrogator who was flashing a bright light into my vision. “Build […]

Attending Coaching school

Attending Coaching school

CHAPTER 1: CRISIS Attending Coaching school: Back to school again and the course work, in heavy ring-binders, duly arrived by post in a Big carton Box. The course had a good structure made up of two parts. The First part was Distance learning with Tele-classes tied up with the modules in coursework material, Practical coaching […]

Finding your Purpose

Mapping my Journey

CHAPTER 1: CRISIS Mapping my Journey: I had lost my job in the Civil Service, after suffering from a heart condition (‘Arrhythmia”) which required surgery and was burnt-out after a few years in post taking my employers to the Court Tribunal. I felt rudderless and bereft of choice, although I had been able to attend […]

Career

Rebel without a Career Track

How I mislaid my Career Track My return to Nigeria after graduation in the USA was a culture shock. In hindsight, I was actually fighting a Battle on two fronts., which led to how I mislaid my career track. The patriarchy dictate of doing 20 years corporate stint alongside the top-down directives of authority figures. […]

How to find your Tribe

How to find your Tribe

Musings of a divergent I should simply say …Go where you are wanted!Maslow’s law has fulfillment as the apex once we have food, shelter, material belongings satisfied. Fulfillment then would be about satisfying your ego and then you need to find your tribe which then equates to finding your tribe. So definitely who wouldn’t want […]

Why I need to Coach

Why I need to Coach

There is a Coach living deep within every-one of us, affirming our purpose though often-times, the voice is strained, drained and muffled by the daily struggles we encounter. We often strive to overcome obstacles, and in my case this was done through achievements in qualifications, certifications and trainings. I have stumbled and fumbled to find […]