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Kola Olutimehin (also popularly known as getKOLA) is a Dream-Driver and an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker who travels around the world inspiring people and corporations to channel their energies and focus towards their endeavour. An accountancy graduate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, Kola has consulted and contributed significantly to productivity and business process re-engineering with blue chip companies and entrepreneurs in two continents.
Kola is the author of The Nigerian Dream, a book that challenges every Nigerian and Nigeria lover to contribute their personal and corporate efforts to uplifting the nation out of a state of despondency to an enviable one. The foreword to The Nigerian Dream was written by His Excellency, General Dr Yakubu Gowon, GCFR, the former Head of State of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975.
Kola is also the author of another inspirational book titled Dream and Achieve, which is independently published in some countries. Dream and Achieve guides one to induce a dream and work towards the achievement of the dream in one’s lifetime. The introduction to Dream and Achieve was written by the Napoleon Hill Foundation (author of Think and Grow Rich – an international classic published in the USA in 1937); whilst the foreword was written by Chief Olu Akinkugbe, CON, a prominent Nigerian industrialist and philanthropist.
In addition, Kola is a serial author in ‘The Making of an Icon’ series. He has co-authored the auto-biographies of eminent personalities, extracting principles that may be learnt from their lives, in what he has referred to as the Iconic Principles. An innovation, the Iconic Principles, which come up at the end of each chapter, provide an educational aspect to these biographies.
In building organisations’ human capital, Kola’s firm highlights the significance of taking relevant and definite action steps, amongst other values, and infuses a passion that challenges and assures the success of the organisation.
The ability of all people, irrespective of their positions within or without an organisation, to relate with our talks has made for better drive and accomplishment in their lives, as well as the productivity of the organisation. Excellence is show-cased as an ideal that is attainable.
Kola’s talks can be summarised by W Clement Stone’s phrase; “whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve through a positive mental attitude.” The underlying impact of these talks is productivity and fruitfulness in the lives of those that attend the sessions. The speeches create opportunities for both personal and organisational development and attainment of desire. The following are often derived from the talks:
• The ability to believe in one-self and one’s capabilities
• How to eradicate fear and taking daring action steps
• Boosting the capacity to make decisions
• Inspiring initiative and desire for personal and professional change
• The ability to set goals and work towards the accomplishment of these goals
• Enabling a vision that produces social responsibility
Kola helps you to break free from the rut of familiar living and the inability to make a profitable change, especially where adverse results have set in.
Various organisations have greatly benefitted from these services from around the world. The goal from his standpoint is that the more organisations that work towards their desired direction, the better our universal world can become.
A BUSINESS COACH/CONSULTANT
From his background as a chartered certified accountant, Kola focuses on the provision of business coaching and consultancy services to corporations and entrepreneurs; in order to help ascertain a business direction and work towards the attainment of the organisation’s goals. The following are some of his areas of professional expertise:
• Review of corporate strategy, and ascertain practical steps towards attainment
• Policies and procedures review, recommendation and implementation
• Operating process and systems review and recommendations
• Internal control review and recommendations
• Assessment of periodic management reports and re-design, where required
• Specific project assessment and management
• Operating systems analysis, recommendation and implementation
• Business restructure (including employee profile reviews)
• Business start-up advice and consultation