Julius Osimen: A Leadership Coach and Speaker Creating Evolving Paradigms

Dear CEO,

I met this vibrant young man when he visited Abuja 2 weeks ago and trust me about his passion to see a transformed Nigeria. I hooked up with him afterwards to learn more about his work.

Enjoy our chat:

Tell us about yourself and your business?

I am Julius OSIMEN, Nigeria's foremost ACTivational Speaker and LeaderSHiFT consultant. I started off as a brand analyst for individuals and small scale enterprises, a job I loved and always excited working at it until I discovered a niche and I decided to work at it in 2009. A brand that is now known as LeaderSHiFT Africa.

LeaderSHifT Africa is an intervention firm poised at raising new breeds of responsible leaders in all sphere of life.

What are you working on now?
We are currently working on the First and Largest 'Followership' Conference tagged "The Protege" and this conference would be staged in 3major Cities in Nigeria this November. Partners are welcomed.

How can you describe your organisational culture/style of business?

 
We are NEED conscious.
We look out for needs and seek best ways to meet those needs employing best methods, best hands and up to date technologies.

What have been your biggest achievement as a business brand since inception? 

Our biggest achievement would be the community of great people we have been able to build over the years and highly motivated and dedicated team we work with.

What have been the recurrent challenges?

Too many ideas per time.

How do you deal with times of low patronage or uncertainty? 

We work with needs and apply seasons and times principles. This keeps us busy all year round. When we are not selling, we are learning.

What are your other interests apart from this business? 

Well, I love constructions, so I do that most times with constructing graphic designs. *smile* since I can't construct buildings and bridges physically.

Where do you see your brand in 5 years? 

In the next 5 years, we want to be positioned at international platform and in 20 years produce national leaders that will transform Africa both in business and polity.

What do you love about doing business in Nigeria?
 
We work with people and systems. The ability and simplicity of connecting with Nigerians and the Nigerian factors as Nigerians.

What don't you like about it?
 
New and unconventional ideas find it difficult to penetrate the system. But that also is changing as people are embracing change.

What's your advice for budding CEOs?

I would say stick to the original idea that got you started and be flexible enough to innovate and no matter what, stay stubborn to your dreams.

Any other thing we need to know?
 
Hmmmm, it will interest you to know that I'm a 3 time college drop out. What is needed in business isn't your past but your experience and awareness. Anyone can Excel in anything and that includes you.

Go Excel!
Thank you.
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