My Story

I still remember the day, fifteen years ago that marked the beginning of my own turn around. I was alone in my bedroom in my parents’ home, and I was completely dejected and depressed, emotionally shattered and physically exhausted. No, I’m not exaggerating. You see, I was heavily pregnant…and single. A recent graduate with no job, no money and no prospects of bringing my first child into the security of a marriage.

My mind was completely soaked in a cocktail of guilt, condemnation, shame, worthlessness, anger and worry; particularly because, I had spent the three to four years prior to that moment pastoring a women’s fellowship on my university campus and teaching them to lead godly lives… I can tell you this, the enemy had a whale of a time tormenting me with the “hypocrite” card.

So, that day I sat in my room feeling very sorry for myself and like a drowning man, out of my desperation I cried out to God for help. And without any theatrics, he’d simply said to me: “Take out your notebook and begin to write down exactly where you want to be a year from today.”

My first reaction was, “Are you kidding me?! What kind of an answer is that? A year from today I could be dead from starvation! I need a miracle now!”

You can tell I had issues, right? 

But he persisted and I obeyed. And I wrote down in CLEAR DETAIL exactly where I wanted to be, where I wanted to live, the kind of job I wanted and what I wanted to be earning.

As I wrote those things, a voice in my head kept mocking me, “Hahaha, nice try Olawunmi. You want to live where? Doing what? Earning how much? You’ve lost your mind!” I ignored it and just kept writing until I was satisfied with the picture I’d painted of my dream future exactly one year from then.

Okay. Let me give you some context. I was not a British citizen, neither did I have a ready-made visa. In fact, whilst at university, I’d had two or three visa applications declined. And did I mention, I was almost 7 months pregnant? 

But …

The First Gleam of Light

, TOFrom that day, I began to diligently apply everything God taught me about setting your destination and most importantly, renewing and crafting your mind to accept it.

And…

Two months later, I was on a flight heading to exactly where I said I wanted to be – London.

Four months after that, I was enrolled in a postgraduate course in a UK university – with half the fees paid up front.

Four months from that, I had secured a job that paid me slightly more than I’d written down – even before I finished my course!

Two years from that, I was in middle management.

It is those same God-inspired techniques that helped me make that difficult jump from middle management to senior leadership.

They helped me go from sharing a tiny single room with my daughter to owning a profitable property business;

From being a once-rejected single mother to married to an amazing man I don’t deserve;

From the pit of shame and despair to platform of influence that lifts others up;

From a negative, victim mindset to living victoriously with an attitude of gratitude;

From broke and broken to healed, restored and prosperous.

More recently, as an entrepreneur, after running my businesses part time for a year, it helped me replace my 9 to 5 income and leave to be full time, living the lifestyle I’d exactly dreamt.

Many people think the key to abundance lies only in work, work and more work. But it takes more than hard work to live the Supernatural life. You have to first of all SEE it in your heart, before you see it in your world.

Over a period of 15 years, I have developed and refined this biblically-founded process of inside-out transformation into a comprehensive and highly effective system which I call, Goal Execution and Mastery System (GEMS).

And I’m passionate about helping as many people as I possible can bring their dreams to life, using the very principles, strategies and tools that have brought me so much success in life.

To hear more about my story, listen to Episode 1 of my podcast here

To find out more about my GEMS transformational coaching program, click here.

To find out more about my SuperAbundant Woman mentoring program, click here.

A Little Bit More About Me

For the truly curious, a little bit more about me:

I married a truly amazing man in 2015. I know everyone says that, but really, he is. God really did give me double honour for my shame. I write about my experiences as a “mature” pretty-much-set-in-my-ways newlywed trying to navigate marriage in a way that’s pleasing to God. Check it out here.

I have a background in Education, with more than fourteen years’ experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring, behavioural change, organisational structure, quality improvement, change management and leadership development.

I love everything about tennis! I once met my favourite star Novak Djokovic on a trip to Monte Carlo. (No, not really 🙂 ) But his resilience and djoker-bility make him my most favourite sportsperson, probably of all time. 

I call myself an introvert of introverts. Naturally, my most comfortable situation is spending time away from everyone, locked into a good book with a nice cup of dry latte. So, to be doing what I do now – coaching, speaking, interacting with people constantly – and loving it…surely it has to be God!

A Little Bit More About Me

For the truly curious, a little bit more about me:

I married a truly amazing man in 2015. I know everyone says that, but really, he is. God really did give me double honour for my shame. I write about my experiences as a “mature” pretty-much-set-in-my-ways newlywed trying to navigate marriage in a way that’s pleasing to God. Check it out here.

I have a background in Education, with more than fourteen years’ experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring, behavioural change, organisational structure, quality improvement, change management and leadership development.

I love everything about tennis! I once met my favourite star Novak Djokovic on a trip to Monte Carlo. (No, not really 🙂 ) But his resilience and djoker-bility make him my most favourite sportsperson, probably of all time.

I call myself an introvert of introverts. Naturally, my most comfortable situation is spending time away from everyone, locked into a good book with a nice cup of dry latte. So, to be doing what I do now – coaching, speaking, interacting with people constantly – and loving it…surely it has to be God!