Feb 20th 2024

Leading with Impact: Secrets to ROI-Driven Leadership Development Programs

Akanke Adefunmi's Approach to ROI-Focused Transformative Leadership Coaching

In a world where leadership defines the trajectory of businesses and organizations, the advent of leadership development programs and executive coaching heralds a new era of leadership excellence. Akanke Adefunmi, a pioneering executive and leadership coach, shares transformative insights into how these initiatives not only bolster the ROI of leadership development but also profoundly integrate DEI&B in leadership, sculpting the visionary leaders of the future.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Akanke, where she shared her wisdom on the impact and ROI of leadership development programs. We also spoke about her commitment to DEI&B and how she's helping leaders and organizations not just navigate but thrive in this ever-changing business landscape. In this article, I break down the most important points of this insightful interview. 


Sept 13th, 2023

How to Identify and Overcome “The Saboteurs” that Live Within You

As a resilient leader you know personal growth and success don’t come easy. They require tenacity and perseverance. What you may not realize is that oftentimes roadblocks and challenges you face stem from within you. Your own subconscious beliefs and negative patterns can manifest in thoughts, emotions and behaviors. In the work I do with my coaching clients, we call these “internal adversaries”, the saboteurs. These pesky saboteurs can hinder your progress, preventing you from achieving goals and have detrimental effects in your journey to success. 

Sept 1sh, 2023

Why Mental Fitness Is Key in Your Journey to Leadership Excellence

In our fast-paced, demanding world, the importance of mental fitness cannot be understated. Mental fitness is defined as "your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset". Increasing your mental fitness will increase your ability to think clearly, make better decisions and effectively cope with stress even in the most challenging situations, all crucial in your journey to leadership excellence.

Jul 31st, 2023

The Things That Rattle You: Leadership Lessons from My Empty Nest Journey

Life is an extraordinary voyage of twists, turns and unexpected detours that shape who we are and who we become. As a leadership and executive coach, I’m no stranger to helping others navigate change and uncertainty. But nothing could have prepared me for the personal transformation I’m going through as I transition to an empty nest.

Jun 22nd, 2023

Trust in the Workplace: Unmasking the Crisis and Charting a Path Forward

In today's ever-evolving business landscape, trust plays a pivotal role in driving organizational success. But is trust facing a crisis in the workforce? The goal of this article is to shed light into the multifaceted nature of this issue and explore strategies for rebuilding trust and paving a path for the future.

May 25th, 2023

Patriarchy, Productivity and Perfectionism

How Patriarchy Has Molded Productivity, Perfectionism and Its Effect on Women in Leadership

Our predominantly patriarchal society has molded the concept of productivity, affecting the need for perfectionism and having a significant impact in women’s lives. This patriarchal culture deeply ingrained in our society has particularly impacted women's personal and professional growth, limiting leadership development and even affecting their beliefs and behaviors.

March 2nd, 2023

Harnessing Self-Mastery to Build High-Performance Teams

As a leader, you want to create an environment of trust and open communication in a diverse, inclusive and safe space for your teams. You need to be able to inspire them, build relationships and foster collaboration. Self-mastery is the key to understanding your own strengths, so that you can use them in different scenarios and create communic strategies crucial to building high performance teams for your organization.

February 23rd, 2023

Self-Mastery and Business Leadership: Why You Need to Lead From A Best-Case Scenario

Self-mastery is an essential part of business leadership. Learning to exercise command over your “inner conflicts” and taking full authority over all aspects of your life is key in your ability to lead in the new era. In today’s business landscape, strategic thinking and visioning are indispensable skills to stay ahead of your competition and stand out in the marketplace. Understanding how to take risks, mastering fast decision making and leading from a place of “best-case” scenario will help you drive results and position your organization for sustainable success.

February 22nd, 2023

Unlocking Your Leadership Potential From Within

Leaders come in all shapes, sizes, genders, backgrounds, one thing is certain: leadership starts from within. One common denominator that distinguishes legendary leaders from those who are just good is Self-Mastery. Unlocking your leadership potential starts with the ability to exercise command over your “inner conflicts” and take full authority over all aspects of your life.

December 21st, 2022

Transparency Matters: 5 Ways to be An Authentic Transparent Leader 

In today’s new era of business, transparency is an indispensable skill for CEOs and organizations’ leaders to master. Embracing a company culture where transparency is a key value is imperative to build trust in today’s fast paced changing economy. In this article, we’ll dive into the key benefits of building a transparent company culture, why authenticity is key in embracing transparency and 5 ways to master transparency as a skill. 

November 3rd, 2022

Leadership Skills of the Future

Leadership skills of the future require new ways of thinking, “status-quo challenging” mindset and ability to adapt swiftly. Change has always been a constant, what is different today is the pace at which we’re experiencing change.

November 1st, 2022

Meet the Driving Force Behind Akanke Adefunmi Leadership Coaching

Welcome, I’m excited to connect with you on this ever changing, crazy at times online world. Yes, I’m the No B.S. executive business & leadership coach ready to help you rock your leadership skills and propel you to your full potential. But there’s more…