LAUNCHING:

EFE IGBIN

Company:

Fearless and Empowered

THE BIG QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL TITLE?

Life Coach and Motivational Speaker.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?

Read my daily motivation, plan my day ahead, check emails, makes some business and personal calls and get into action.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD AND WHAT CHANGED?

When I was nine years old, I wanted to be a Gynaecologist after my mother gifted me with my first plastic stethoscope before I even knew how both were spelt. I later decided instead to get my college qualification in Nursing/Midwifery first, then went on to become a Scientist because I wanted to find a cure for my brother’s disability and help people like him along the way if I could.

WHAT ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE?

College qualification in Nursing/Midwifery. A bachelor in Biomedical Science and a Master in Health Science.

WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

To not settle with an OK career or for anything less than what I know I can be.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?

My grandmother and my mother. They are both forever my mentors. Because they are the most fearless and strongest women I have ever, and still, learn the most from.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT?

The freedom and the opportunity to speak with and link up with other incredible women.

WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR DAILY WORK ROUTINE IF YOU COULD?

To make the day and moments in life last longer.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF PROFESSIONALLY IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?

Hosting speaker events around the world and writing more books to encourage others that if I can do it, they can too.

DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN BE THE SAME PERSON AT WORK AND IN PRIVATE?

Now I can. Whereas before my previous work didn’t encourage that from me which is why I was brave to bring my business out from the shadows.

WHERE AND IN WHAT ROLES ARE WOMEN IN THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE AT YOUR COMPANY?

As a one woman leader in my company, my aim and vision for my company and business in the future is to have more fearless, incredible, strong, talented and special women working with me to build and continuously support other women and each other.

DOES DIVERSITY MATTER TO YOU?

Yes, it does. Because I believe we are all uniquely and wonderfully made and our differences should be celebrated as it is also what makes us special and important. So accepting someone for who they are is me truly saying to that individual that I see you and I appreciate you and your differences.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE?

Getting there. As some days I get inspired and work right into the morning light and other days I am also learning to work till a certain time and clock out from work mood, give my thumbs a rest from my phone and laptop, detox from social media and just be.

WHAT QUALITIES DOES BEING IN YOUR ROLE NECESSITATE?

Ambitious, determined, soulful, more open-hearted, resilient, confident and fearless.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS?

I want every young girl and woman to know that they are special, unique and talented even in those moments when we feel so lost in our own thoughts, feelings and emotions or when we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want you to remember that even when we are weak, yet we are strong and if it is one thing all my challenges, hardship and pain has taught me it is that you don’t give up dreaming big for yourself and for the future you want and deserve even if the journey there is tricky, hard and confusing at time, that is when you must fight harder and believe in YOU because the best is still yet to come.

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