Dr. Lola Odeyale Ayo-Fashida, is a multiple award winning Nigerian based Finance and Management Consultant, a multi-talented professional, an author with three books (I’ve seen God, Broken, My Pot of Gold), Inspirational Leader and transformational coach whose passion is in life improvement, leadership development and financial advancement.

Having professional experience of over twenty years in different industries ranging from healthcare to education, to finance and human resources consulting, she advocates for children enlightenment, youth development and women empowerment. She has impacted over 120000 children, youth and women in various areas since the inception of Outpour of Fragrance initiative. And has built a sort after Human resource and management consulting firm called Lolyan Consults.

Tell us about Yourself

Lola Odeyale Ayo-Fashida

I am a Finance and Management Consultant, an author with three books, and a minstrel with two albums. I am a Personnel Psychologist and a life coach. I am the Lead Consultant with Lolyan Consults and President of the Outpour of Fragrances Initiative. I help people become better in life and grow their finances through different enterprises, organizations and programs.

What does your business do and how it started

Lolyan Consults is a Human resources and Management consulting firm. Though registered in 2007, started operations in 2020. Lolyan is into recruitment and placement; personal, leadership, financial and business training. We engage in counselling, outsourcing and investment advisory services.

Outpour of Fragrances Initiative is a not-for-profit organization aimed at making life people for children, teenagers, young adults and women. It started in 2005 with a book club and visits to orphanages. Today, it has metamorphosed greatly with seven projects currently and it’s duly registered with CAC.

How do you solve your customer’s challenge?

  1. We help companies get the right personnel for different job roles.
  2. We train personnel with the right skills, knowledge and abilities to function optimally.
  3. We provide financial and investment advice so people can be financial literate and build wealth.
  4. We counsel people, especially on career matters and mental health.
  5. We coach and mentor people.

Dr. Lola Odeyale Ayo-Fashida: The Visionary Finance Expert Empowering Lives and Transforming Futures 1

Who are your ideal customers?

Companies, job seekers and the general public; everyone who needs financial and investment advice.

Can you describe/outline your typical day?

Wake up by 5 am, family altar at 5.30 am.

Leave home by 7 am. I do a lot of planning for the day. At work, I have meetings and training.

What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Being able to help people with my knowledge, expertise and services.

How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?

The impact is positive. I get a lot of support from my spouse and children. Though when they were younger, it was a lot of work but today is much better. They also lend helping hands in their own little ways.

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If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

I would have started earlier when I was much younger.

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Personal leadership

Time management and good organizational skills

Problem-solving skills

Who has been your greatest inspiration and what motivates you?

The greatest inspiration is God. The desire to help people, to make a positive impact on everyone I encounter motivates me.

Lola Odeyale Ayo-Fashida

What advice would you give to people who want to become entrepreneurs?

Don’t let money be your motive for starting a business. Money will come later rather let it be about solving problems, about putting smiles on peoples’ faces.

Look for a need or a problem and solve it.

You need to plan well that is your business plan then have a mentor to help you along the path.

What business-related book has inspired you the most? Or your favourite book?

The richest man in Babylon

Think and grow rich.

Success is never ending, final is never final.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

Though I have a memoir already titled I’ve Seen God but if I were to write another book about myself again, I would name it, “The Graced Girl”

Lola Odeyale Ayo-Fashida

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