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Shola Ajani

Shola Ajani is a consultant focusing entirely on working with organisations and individual to maximise their potentials. His vision is to help clients uncover capabilities; equip and enable them to perform at their optimum best. His goal is to help his clients reach their full potential.

 

He is happy to train teams, groups and audiences across to globe for high performance and productivity. He also offers services to individual clients to develop themselves, overcome challenges or aspire to greater heights.​ He not only identifies steps and action plans to succeed but also helps and guides you to achieve agreed goals and objectives.

Founder - Shola Ajani

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Shola is popularly known for many things including the CNN documentary on his work; the African brain drain - Watch Video Here 

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He is also a pioneer of online recruitment in Nigeria, which opened the gateway for international recruitment, hence Nigerians abroad were able to return to jobs in their home country. Shola organised over 10 global recruitment events, the highlight being the first ever 30-day recruitment tour across the USA and Canada in 2008. This led to the CNN documentary.

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Profile

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A professional experience spanning 25 years plus since 1990. He is a 1988 Graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria. In 1990, He left for the United Kingdom for his Second Degree.​ He started his working career in the UK in 1992 as a Project Manager with Springboard Housing Association.

​He is a former Certified Trainer for the Chartered Institute of Housing. In 2003, he was seconded to the Office of the British Deputy Prime Minister to facilitate training on Step Change - Change Management.

​Now a Consultant, he specialises in bespoke and affordable interventions tailored to client’s needs which may include Organisational Design and Restructuring, Strategy Development, Human Resource Consulting, turn around or performance improvement to contribute to the realisation of goals and aspirations, be it individual or corporate.

​In his journey he has acquired great skills, knowledge and experience which has led to the following achievements;

​Coaching & Mentoring

  • ​Entrepreneurship - Pan African University,

  • Pioneer Mentor - Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

  • Individuals - 500+ To Date

Learning & Development Consulting Projects

  • ​High Potentials Leadership Development Programme

  • Designed, Developed and Delivered over 1000 Training events over last 20 years

  • Setting up of Heritage Housing; a Recruitment & Training provider

  • Instrumental in training and placing over 500 individuals in careers in UK Public sector

  • Certified Trainer, Chartered Institute of Housing, United Kingdom

  • Delivered Step Change Training for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK

Management Consulting Projects

  • ​Organisational Design and Restructuring

  • Strategy & Organisational Development

  • Turn around and Performance Improvement

  • Organisational Change & Transformation

  • ​Talent Management & Human Resource Audits

Product Innovations & Achievements

  • ​Created the first online recruitment portal in Nigeria

  • Diaspora Recruitment Initiatives profiled on CNN

  • Host, Human Capital Summit, Nigeria since 2009

  • Host - Career Clinic, Career Programme on UK Television

  • Organiser of several Recruitment Events in USA, Europe, Africa since 2006

  • Founder, Jobs International Exhibitions – Diaspora Recruitment Exhibitions since 2006

  • Initiated the Multi-City Recruitment Tour Model with a 21 Day Recruitment Tour of USA in 2008

  • Over 10 events have been held in North America, Europe and Africa resulting in about 1000 people finding employment back home in Africa

Public Sector Consulting, UK

  • ​Consulted for over 10 Local Authorities as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Consultant, etc

  • Involved with several performance improvement implementation projects, process re-engineering and change management

 

​Ministry, Voluntary & Community roles

  • Founder, Bread Breakers International - Alleviation of Poverty  

  • Pastor, RCCG Revive Connections, South Woodford, London, UK 

  • Pioneer Regional Administrator, RCCG Europe Mainland Region 3, Sweden

  • Interim Operations Manager, RCCG UK Central Office

  • Consulting Services to Churches and Christian Ministries

  • Provider of Church Worker Training 

​Shola is a highly sought-after speaker for events and conferences globally. He has authored several books including; Random Thoughts & Seed, Purpose & Potentials, Build Your Career, etc. Please visit page on Amazon - https://goo.gl/woRzAZ

​Shola's vision is to work with individuals and organisations to become the very best they can be. He

is married to Siji Akindele Ajani whom he regards a critical pillar of support and encouragement. They are blessed with 3 Children.​