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Faith is an entrepreneur, project manager, international affairs analyst, writer and speaker. In his early career in print and radio journalism, he interviewed numerous personalities including Nobel Laureates, Wole Soyinka and Leymah Gbowee. Today, he provides socio-political commentary for global news outlets like the BBC, South African Broadcasting Corporation and others.

At African Leadership Academy, he served as a member of the Executive team overseeing Communications, Marketing, Program Recruitment and Partnerships, and identifying young global leaders for the Academy’s leadership programs. In 2013, he founded the ALA Model African Union and in 2016, he founded Future Africa, creating platforms for developing the continent’s future public sector leaders.

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ThinkTank is a leadership and strategic advisory firm, equipping leaders, entrepreneurs and teams with creative problem solving strategies. We believe that leadership is best developed through a consistent loop of practice, reflection and feedback. Our approach utilizes design thinking and strategic planning principles to empower leaders to maximize impact.

Executive Track is a leadership development podcast designed for emerging executives in the corporate and non-profit sectors, or anyone seeking to accelerate their career trajectory. Drawing from personal experiences, world-leading research and the perspectives of other leaders, Faith Abiodun presents ground-breaking ideas in a uniquely-relatable style.

The Speech Academy is a leading institute training individuals and organizations in elocution, accent softening, public speaking, presentation skills and executive presence. Since 2009, we have trained more than 5,000 people, including business executives, corporate lawyers, university lecturers, undergraduates and school pupils, to deliver effective communications.

FrameWork operates alongside high potential start-up ventures and non-profit organizations to enable optimal performance and generate desirable results. FrameWork’s suite of advisory services is built on three core components: strategic planning, executive leadership and micro-financing; with a focus on strengthening leadership in founder-led organizations.

Future Africa was founded to enable long-term political and economic stability in Africa by entrenching a robust system of citizen collaboration with governments, and preparing future generations of high impact leaders for the public sector. Our model empowers leaders to explore public policies, develop innovative solutions and engage decisively with systems.

Mentoring: Faith Abiodun has mentored hundreds of young leaders and entrepreneurs across Africa and beyond, through varying stages of personal and professional success. Through direct conversations, rigorous analysis and targeted solutions, Faith guides his mentees to discover personal strengths, reflect on opportunities for growth and take action to lead impactful lives.

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"Faith Abiodun is an exceptional and gifted individual who is very resourceful and talented. His outstanding innovative ideas, analytic writings, and eloquent speeches not only engages everyone but makes him stand out among his peers. It would be to your advantage if you have him working for you!"

Dr. Omotola Akinsola - Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University
"Faith is an eloquent speaker, and it has always been fun listening to him. He is passionate about the causes he believes in, and has contributed enormously to the multi-cultural group at Maxwell. I wish him all the success in his life." ​
Namrata Padhi - Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public affairs, Syracuse University, NY
“Faith is a go-getter who is passionate about mobilizing people to create change in their communities. I had the pleasure of partnering with Faith on a couple of youth enterprise development initiatives. His diligence, leadership, and unswerving determination to make a mark on the world are just a few of the qualities I admire about him. "
Simi Lawoyin - Education Consultant, Dallas, TX

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Faith Abiodun3 weeks ago
10 years ago, I spoke to a few hundred students at a high school leadership conference in Ibadan, Nigeria. I spoke on the Tripod of Responsibility.

I asked them three questions:
1. What are you doing for yourself?
2. What will the world have to thank you for?
3. What is the value of your life?

With each of these questions, I was challenging them to invest in personal development, create innovative solutions that advance the world, and to give back consistently. That was my tripod; that remains my tripod.

I love that closing quote from August Wilson: "You are responsible for the world you live in. It is not the government's responsibility. It is not your school's or your social club's or your church's or your neighbour's or your fellow citizen's. It is yours, utterly and singularly yours.

What were you doing 10 years ago? What are you doing today?
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Faith Abiodun3 weeks ago
When I have led teams or mentored people, I have often asked them to think about this question: "What do people say about you when you're not in the room, particularly those who have some influence over your (career) advancement?" That question sits on the border of character and reputation.

No matter how nicely you dress a pig, it is still a pig. No matter how much make-up you put on a cow, it will still moo. Reputation may be short-lived, but character lasts long. It is the things you do daily, especially when no one sees you that adds up to your character. As with everything else in life, reputation may be lost in a minute, but character lives long. Invest in building good character.

Who REALLY are you, when no one is watching?
3 weeks ago
How are you choosing to engage with the process of reforming your country and our continent? The socio-political and economic development of our continent is a participatory sport. We cannot complain our way into a different future - we need to put in the work.
#Africa #Youth
3 weeks ago
"If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem" - Toni Morrison
2 months ago
Al Jazeera English @AJEnglish
Russia’s Putin signs bill giving ex-presidents and their families lifetime immunity from crimes committed during their lifetime
3 months ago
Keep working on yourself. It eventually pays off.
4 months ago
This was an absolutely fascinating read. What we see from the outside and what others experience from the inside could both be true, but very different at the same time.

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