Exquisite magazine got the opportunity to have an interview with Victoria Olawale, a transformational coach, relationship expert and Christian lifestyle influencer. Let’s read up on her inspiring story.
EM- PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR BRAND
My name is Victoria Olawale, and I am a catalyst for transformation, helping women reclaim their power, embrace their God-given purpose, and thrive in all areas of their lives. I am a passionate advocate for women’s transformation and empowerment. As a transformational coach, relationship and marriage expert, spiritual growth mentor, and Christian lifestyle influencer, my life’s purpose is to help women thrive in every aspect of their lives.
I am deeply passionate about my work. Every day, I wake up with a burning desire to make a positive difference in the lives of women. I believe that every woman deserves to live a life filled with love, purpose, and fulfilment. This belief fuels my commitment to providing transformational coaching and creating a supportive community for women.
It was this passion and commitment that led me to found S.A.F.E WOMAN CO and S.A.F.E KIDS CO. These faith-based membership programs are designed to support women and children in their journey of personal growth, spiritual development, and self-discovery. S.A.F.E stands for Spiritual, Affectionate, Free, and Empowering Community, which perfectly encapsulates the values and principles I instil within our community.
Through these programs, I help women understand their God-given identity, connect with their faith, and step into their purpose. I firmly believe that when women are empowered and supported, they can create extraordinary transformations in their lives and the lives of those around them.
My work as a transformational coach and mentor allows me to witness incredible breakthroughs and transformations daily. My commitment to helping women thrive is unwavering. I pour my heart and soul into every coaching session, workshop, and program, ensuring that each woman feels seen, heard, and supported. Witnessing their growth and witnessing the positive impact they make in their lives and communities is my ultimate reward.
As a relationship and marriage expert, I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples build strong and fulfilling partnerships. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of human relationships, I guide my clients towards transformation and growth. I offer personalized coaching sessions tailored to each person’s unique needs, helping them navigate challenges and find harmony in their relationships. It is my passion that also propelled me to write my book “The BlissBlueprint – the ultimate guide unlocking 21 Secrets to a Thriving and fulfilling marriage.” In this book, I share my extensive knowledge and insights gained from years of working with couples.
Beyond my coaching and mentoring endeavours, I am a Christian lifestyle influencer. Through my online presence and social media platforms, I share inspiring content, practical advice, and spiritual insights to encourage and uplift women on their journeys.
I am honoured to be a part of each woman’s journey and to play a catalytic role in their transformation. It is my mission to continue empowering women, guiding them towards their highest potential, and creating a world where every woman thrives and lives a life of purpose and fulfilment.
EM- HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS FIELD?
My work with children and teenagers started in 2016, just after my NYSC year. Then, I’d go to primary and secondary schools to hold transformational speaking sessions with them and also preach to them. But my work with coaching and empowering women started fully in January 2019, just after I was ordained as a Pastor in December 2018. I knew then that it was time to step into the next phase of my assignment.
EM- WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GO INTO THIS FIELD?
My life’s journey has been greatly influenced by Godly principles, Godly counsel and a supernatural company of friends and associates. I know that my choices, decisions and actions cannot be separated from these influences and I am grateful to God for blessing me with these. So, I sought to provide a community for other women like me to access such Godly counsel, learn these principles and experience supernatural friendships. And because I learnt to embrace my identity at a very young age myself, I sought to provide a platform for children also so they can understand and embrace their identity and discover their purpose.
EM- TIPS ON HOW YOU STARTED?
I’d say that starting for me was an act of obedience and a step of faith. When I began in January 2019, I knew it was time to step into the next phase of my assignment. All I had back then was a Word in my heart inspired by a Bible verse the Lord gave me. Calling me to raise daughters for Him who understand the worth of the glory they carry within and are committed to expressing that inward glory to the world around them.
So I created a WhatsApp group and sent out an invite to as many ladies that I can think of. A few of them joined and we had our first online meeting that same month. Where I shared the vision and mission of the community.
I thank God that I acted in obedience and took that step of faith and I’m grateful for the remarkable things that have been happening in our community. Our community has now grown to include our WhatsApp, Facebook group, Instagram page and Facebook page. We wouldn’t have experienced this growth if I didn’t take that first step of faith.
EM- YOU ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH IN THE SOCIETY, HOW DID YOU GROW TO THIS LEVEL?
Sincerely, what I can say is that I am what I am by the Grace of God. I owe my life to God and I owe the progress I have made to Him. Even when I wasn’t so aware of the life principles that I was embracing, His divine hand was guiding me causing me to embrace principles that would place me on the path of progress and purpose. Now that I look back at my teenage season, I say that it was God who placed all those desires in my heart. So I can say that I’ve been able to grow to this level by embracing the right principles, paradigms and practices.
I’ll also include that Consistency, authenticity and focus are factors that I can attribute to my growth and progress which is what I now seek to help other women achieve.
EM: HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
To me, success is simply understanding God’s agenda for the world, knowing my role in it and doing what He has called me to do per time and season.
Success is knowing that because of the work that I do, women and children are embracing their God-given identity, embracing the love of God, being freed from the shackles of lies, fear and anxiety and are being empowered to step into their divine purpose.
I’ll also define success by positive impact. Have I inspired someone to achieve more or be a better version of themselves? Have I used my talents and resources to make a difference in the world or the lives of others? That for me is success.
EM: IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO START YOUR CAREER OVER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
I would not try to fit into people’s perceptions or expectations of me. I would be AUTHENTICALLY ME from the beginning and embrace my full assignment. When I started, a lot of people didn’t understand why I chose this path and they felt like I was doing too much, so I tried to reduce the intensity of the passion that I carried to avoid coming across as doing too much. But now I know that God has committed so much into my hands, He has blessed me with so many gifts and talents and has entrusted me with a great assignment, Therefore, He expects me to live to my fullest potential and live out my highest purpose and that’s exactly what I am doing and will continue to do
EM- EVERY BUSINESS-MINDED SUCCESSFUL PERSON HAS A STORY, WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE?
My journey towards success has been filled with various challenges that have shaped me into the person I am today. One of the significant challenges I faced was establishing myself in a highly competitive industry.
When I first started my career, I encountered scepticism and doubt from others who questioned the validity and impact of the services I provided. Overcoming these doubts required me to demonstrate my expertise and the positive results I could achieve for my clients. I dedicated myself to continuous learning and staying updated on the latest research and trends in my fields of expertise.
Another challenge I faced was building a strong client base. At the beginning, attracting clients wasn’t easy, and it required me to invest significant time and effort in marketing and networking. I had to build relationships, establish trust, and demonstrate the value I could bring to their lives. This involved attending events, speaking engagements, and leveraging the power of social media to expand my reach and connect with potential clients.
Additionally, balancing my personal growth and maintaining a healthy work-life balance proved to be a continuous challenge. As a coach and mentor, I must practice what I preach and lead by example. I had to navigate through my own personal obstacles, work through limiting beliefs, and prioritize self-care to ensure that I could provide the best support and guidance to my clients.
My journey has taught me the importance of embracing challenges as opportunities for growth and never losing sight of my vision.
EM- WHAT SETS YOU APART?
What sets me apart is my multifaceted expertise. I bring a holistic approach to my work, helping individuals navigate various aspects of their lives and empowering them to create meaningful, fulfilling, and purpose-driven lives.
With my background as a relationship and marriage expert, I understand the complexities of human connections and the challenges couples face. I provide guidance and support to help couples cultivate healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether it’s communication issues, conflicts, or emotional intimacy, I offer practical strategies and tools to strengthen bonds and build lasting connections.
Additionally, as a spiritual growth mentor, I recognize the importance of nurturing one’s spiritual well-being. I help individuals deepen their spiritual understanding, explore their beliefs, and cultivate a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. I offer guidance on mindfulness, meditation, and other spiritual practices that can enhance personal growth and inner peace.
Being a Christian lifestyle influencer, I incorporate biblical principles and values into my coaching and mentoring approach. I assist individuals in aligning their lives with their faith, fostering a harmonious integration of spirituality into their everyday experiences.
EM- YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY, WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Firstly, I am deeply inspired by the individuals I have the privilege to work with. Witnessing their growth, resilience, and ability to overcome challenges fills me with immense joy and motivates me to continue making a positive impact.
Moreover, I draw inspiration from my journey of transformation and growth. Through my experiences, I have learned valuable lessons and discovered the power of inner strength and self-belief. This fuels my desire to share those insights with others, empowering them to embark on their transformative journeys.
My faith also plays a significant role in inspiring me. As a Christian, I find strength, guidance, and purpose in my relationship with God. His teachings and the principles I uphold as a Christian lifestyle influencer continuously inspire me to lead a life of integrity, compassion, and service.
Additionally, I seek inspiration from thought leaders, mentors, and authors who have dedicated their lives to personal development and spiritual growth. Their wisdom, knowledge, and teachings provide a constant source of inspiration and guidance as I strive to expand my understanding and help others on their paths.
EM- WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
I find my motivation rooted in two main aspects: personal fulfilment and making a positive impact on others.
Firstly, I am genuinely passionate about personal growth and transformation. Witnessing my clients overcome obstacles, discover their true potential, and create a life they love brings me immense joy. The journey of self-discovery and empowerment is a continuous process, and I am inspired by the opportunity to guide and support others along their unique paths of growth.
Secondly, my motivation stems from the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those I work with. Whether it’s helping individuals build thriving relationships, fostering spiritual growth, or inspiring others to live out their faith authentically, I believe in the power of impacting lives positively. Witnessing the positive changes in my clients’ lives fuels my drive and reinforces my purpose.
Overall, my motivation is deeply rooted in witnessing personal growth, facilitating transformation, and making a positive impact. Through my coaching, mentoring, and influencer roles, I aim to empower individuals to embrace their unique journeys and live lives filled with clarity, purpose, and fulfilment.
EM- IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A BOOK ABOUT YOURSELF WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
GOLDEN GIRL VICTORIA
EM- PLEASE KINDLY SHARE SOME OF YOUR SECRETS TO BECOMING SUCCESSFUL WITH EM.
First and foremost, it’s important to have a clear vision and set specific goals for yourself. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you can create a roadmap and take intentional steps towards your desired outcomes. This clarity allows you to stay focused and motivated, even when faced with challenges along the way.
Another secret to success is continuous learning and personal development. I constantly seek out opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills to provide the best guidance and support to my clients. Whether it’s attending workshops, reading books, or engaging in online courses, investing in myself has been instrumental in my growth and success.
Building a strong network and surrounding myself with like-minded individuals have also played a significant role in my journey. Collaborating with others who share similar goals and values not only provides support and encouragement but also opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations.
Also, I believe that maintaining a positive mindset is crucial. Cultivating a mindset of abundance, resilience, and gratitude has helped me overcome obstacles and stay focused on the possibilities rather than the limitations. By shifting my perspective and embracing challenges as opportunities for growth, I’ve been able to turn setbacks into stepping stones towards success.
Finally, I attribute my success to a strong foundation of faith. As a Christian lifestyle influencer, my relationship with God is at the core of everything I do. Seeking His guidance, wisdom, and strength has been instrumental in navigating both personal and professional challenges. Trusting in His plan and surrendering the outcome has brought me peace and clarity along the way.
These are just a few of the secrets I’ve discovered and embraced on my journey to success.
EM- WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO YOUTHS WITH THE ZEAL TO GROW?
First and foremost, believe in yourself and your potential. Recognize that you have unique gifts, talents, and strengths that can contribute to your personal growth and the world around you. Embrace a mindset of growth and view challenges as opportunities for learning and development.
Secondly, set clear and meaningful goals for yourself. Having a vision for your future and breaking it down into actionable steps will provide you with a sense of direction and purpose. Stay committed to your goals, even when faced with obstacles, and be willing to adapt and adjust your approach along the way.
Seek out mentors and role models who have achieved what you aspire to. Surround yourself with individuals who inspire and motivate you to reach higher. Learn from their experiences, seek guidance when needed, and be open to receiving feedback that can help you grow and improve.
Invest in continuous learning and personal development. The world is constantly evolving, and it’s crucial to stay updated and adapt to changes. Read books, attend workshops, take courses, and engage in activities that expand your knowledge and skills. Cultivate a curious and open mindset that embraces new ideas and perspectives.
Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Prioritize self-care and create a balanced lifestyle that nourishes all aspects of your being. Practice mindfulness, exercise regularly, eat nutritious food, and build healthy relationships. Remember that personal growth is not just about achieving external success but also about finding inner peace and fulfilment.
Lastly, trust in GOD and nurture your spiritual growth. Connect with your faith and values, whatever they may be, and seek guidance and strength from that source. Cultivate a deep sense of gratitude and practice acts of kindness and service towards others. Remember that growth is not just about personal achievements but also about making a positive impact on the lives of others.
EM- PLEASE SHARE THE CONTACT DETAILS YOU WISH TO BE MADE PUBLIC
Instagram – @victoriaaolawale
Facebook – Victoria Olawale
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org