National Simplicity Day 2020
National Simplicity Day encourages us to put aside our technology, gather our thoughts and try to experience living in the present moment.
In Action Promo - House of Commons
Some highlights from the Women's Game Changer's Leadership Summit. A full day at the House of Commons, which I co-designed and co-hosted with Sarah Lloyd-Hughes.
Learning from our ancestors to help shape the future
As the Co-host of the Game Changer's Women's Leadership Summit at the House of Commons in London, I was asked to give an opening address.
Letters To The Earth
An invitation to put pen to paper and write a Letter to the Earth in respose to the climate and ecological emergency.
Peace Button in Action
Discover what the Peace Button is, how it is a tool to be used at any time and anywhere.
The I'mPOSSIBLE conversation 4th Anniversary - June 9, 2015
The I'mPOSSIBLE conversation is a platform for women of colour to talk about and celebrate their life journeys by inspiring the next generation.
“Remi is an incredibly attuned and insightful coach and I would recommend her wholeheartedly. I have benefited greatly, both professionally and personally, from my work with her. Thank you Remi! To those who are going to work with Remi - lucky you!”
Tara Pichardo-Angadi, Head of Knowledge (EMEA), Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
“Remi, thank you! Remi is a truly gifted coach and women. She has amazing insight and clarity. I am in a period of transition and Remi has with skill, love and compassion enabled me to unlock and take back control. I am noticing results every single day of me life.”
Wendy Gardner, Senior Director, Salesforce.com
“Remi is one of those people you don't forget. I first met her at a leadership event where she delivered an incredibly powerful speech and her words stayed with me. I knew then she was someone I would want to work with. I learned subsequently that she also practices what she preaches, and cares genuinely about complex social issues such as homelessness. Remi's talk at our Homelessness Impact Festival this summer was incredibly popular. I could not recommend her more highly.”
Ligia Teixeira, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Central Impact
“Remi joined a PwC meeting recently which was focused on the dynamics of home life during lockdown. She and I, along with two colleagues, shared experiences of how life has changed including the impact on relationships, and how this in turn has impacted our drive for gender and racial equality in the work place. Remi was brilliant in not only sharing her experiences and views but also in drawing out and helping us to explore our own. She is really empathetic in style and at the same time able to analyse and draw together themes. She immediately became an inspiration for so many of our team, both female and male, including this middle aged white man. If you get the chance to involve Remi in your discussions I highly recommend you do so.”
Keith Harrington, Chair/ Partner PwC LLP, South East Region, PwC
“Remi is all I wanted and all I didn't know I needed in a coach. She is an amazingly acute yet gentle listener and astonishingly insightful. Her ability to read people and situations is unparalleled. She is warm and caring and always going above and beyond her remit - she has a very person-centred and holistic approach that is clear throughout her practice. In addition, she is sparkling company - bright, energetic, witty, engaging and inspiring - and equally quick to support and to challenge. I can't recommend Remi highly enough.”
Frances Sanderson, Director, Arts & Culture Investments and Programmes, Nesta
“I have worked with Remi during a transition period. She supported and challenged me in equal measure. Remi is a powerful and humble woman. I found her eclectic and diverse knowledge and her sense of service to others - especially rising female leaders - a valuable resource to learn from and to open my mind to new possibilities. The world needs leaders who think differently. Remi will get you thinking and acting differently!”
Caroline Mair, Investment Partner, Veritas Investment Management
“Having been coached by Remi Olajoyegbe I can attest that she gets to the heart of the matter and unleashes a power and an energy that cannot be compared to other methods. Forever grateful!”
Cindy Hoots, Chief Digital Officer and CIO, AstraZeneca
“Remi is a gifted coach who has an incredible capacity to connect, understand, challenge and support in ways that make a difference. She's fast at getting to the nub of an issue. She also radiates positivity and a sense of opportunity, while also remaining firmly grounded in 'here and now' practical steps. She's amazing - her support is like having a super power! Would highly recommend her.”
Halima Khan, Executive Director, Nesta
“It is so rare to find someone who offers approaches that are uniquely resonant, life-giving, and spirit-flying. I had the pleasure of working with Remi at a full day workshop and a series of timely coaching sessions. She shows a sincere interest in my wellbeing and in my answering life’s bold call, professionally and personally. A golden member of my cabinet, Remi not only offers a soft place to land when the waters get choppy but she is willing to tell me the truth in ways that honour. Further, she is splendidly clever and imaginative when confronted with obstacles. As a leader who dares greatly on the edges of innovation, Remi has earned my highest recommendation. Anyone would be lucky to work with her!”
Dr. Myosha McAfee, Founder and Head of the Center for Racial Equity and Systemic Transformation, Google
“Working with Remi has been a truly transformative process. Across a series of sensitively run, tailored-made sessions, we have unpicked barriers to progress, as well as identifying unlocks to help me achieve my ambitions. What made the experience so unique, was the diverse range of practices that Remi is able to expertly draw upon, allowing us to create a deep, holistic and thought-provoking look at both myself and my career. I have no doubt the benefits will continue to echo not just in the professional context, but in my personal life as well. I couldn't recommend working with Remi more highly.”
Francesca Alberry, Head of Cultural Insight, Firefish Ltd
“Remi is a gifted facilitator with an impressive skill set which allows her to absorb your challenges and analyse them in the context of your individual background and attributes. She has a distinctive coaching style where she is able to identify a unique perspective on any given problem typically addressing the root cause, something I have rarely seen. She is articulate and effective in delivering her message and adds an element of spirituality to her work in a way that inspires positivity and development. She has been instrumental in helping me navigate my professional and personal challenges.”
Seyavash Rahnema, Banking and Finance Lawyer
“Over the past 7 months Remi has taken me on a truly transformational journey. Remi created a safe and supported environment that enabled me to dig deep into my hard wired behaviour patterns, reactions and feelings. The process was challenging, profound and ultimately empowering in a way I didn’t think was possible. From supporting me through emotional understanding through to simple tools and techniques that have released me to a position of real strength Remi has been with me all the way. Professionally the impact has been huge, the change in my confidence and the release of my leadership voice has been recognised by many of my colleagues. I would highly recommend Remi to all women in leadership positions and beyond! Thank you Remi for everything you have coached me through, I look forward to checking in with you in the future!”
Claudia Wells, Director of Data Use, Development Initiatives
“Remi has the ability to help you discover an energy and power that you didn't know existed. She expertly helps you navigate and diagnose the issues and opportunities that exist, and gives you confidence to step into action. She uses some powerful systemic coaching techniques which will help you tap into a new set of tools and knowledge to help make sense of a situation and your world, and to make decisions that achieve your own potential.”
Dan Farag, Director Health Lab, Nesta, People Powered Results
“We have been working with Remi for 6 months now and the productivity that she brings to the table is second to none. She has a gift of being able to turn creativity and small ideas into profitable campaigns and results.
Remi’s experience has provided us with insight into our business that we would never have had being a start up. Her ability to focus us on our goals is amazing, and we look forward to continue to work on our primary aims with her in 2017 and beyond.”
TARA LE ROUX, CO FOUNDER, LINDEN STAUB
“I was introduced to Remi by a colleague, as I was looking for a speaker for our Women’s Leadership Event on International Women’s Day 2016. From the first time I spoke to Remi, I found her professional, enthusiastic and authentic.
Her passion for diversity and inclusivity was infectious and her speech at the event was amazing, as it gave a great insight into the reasons for her success but also simple things that anyone can do to achieve success whether in your personal or professional life. I would definitely recommend Remi and would love to work with her again in the future.”
MARCUS FRANCIS, HEAD INCLUSIVITY, SENIOR PARTNER, STHREE UKI
“Despite a number of attractive opportunities, I found myself unable to take the next step in my career. I was introduced to Remi and approached my first session with the closed mindset that had stunted my progression.
Remi is immediately approachable and quickly diffused my negativity. In just a few sessions we had managed to identify the personal and professional hurdles that were preventing me from moving forwards. Together we discussed how best to approach these issues in every aspect of my life and built the momentum I needed to secure my next job and carry me forwards. I would not be in my current position and mindset if it were not for Remi.
I have learnt to continually accept and challenge myself and I look forward to each session and continuing to grow as a person. I always recommend her to all of my friends and peers who find themselves in a similar position.”
LYNDAN LINNEBANK, GLOBAL HEAD OF STRATEGIC CAMPAIGNS, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
“Remi has always been an inspiration to me. So when starting my own company, I wanted some objective advice. Remi has never worked in my line of business but instantly asked several pertinent questions around why I am doing this? What are my goals? What did I want out of this? Talking things through is in itself very helpful. However, doing it with someone you trust, who is objective and can help you formulate your aims and elevator pitch, is crucial.
She is highly intuitive when it comes to making decisions about the next step and potential obstacles. And every decision really is just about the next step. I have sought mentors in my own industry, but Remi gave me so many insights and the space to explore what I really wanted out of my new venture. I can’t express how helpful it was.”
SHARON STANLEY, CO FOUNDER, ARK CONSULTING
“I had an amazing opportunity recently to participate in Remi’s coaching session on personal branding. It was an awesome session and Remi is a skilful facilitator. She kept our busy team of managers (from various career levels) engaged and ensured we walked out of the session positioned for growth and positive change. Her insight and guidance really helped me be more aware and understand where my brand was both professionally and personally.
The activities she introduced in the session were awesome. They guided me to better understand my personal and professional identity and link both together so that I can always bring my authentic self. Great lessons learned for this period in my career progression. Remi is an inspirational leader and I highly recommend her as a career coach!”
CHERYL L. LONG, MBA, SENIOR CONSULTANT, TOYOTA MOTOR SALES
“As an executive coach, Remi draws from her professional and personal experiences to deliver coaching insights that are deeply authentic and impactful. Through her questions, exercises, and devoted interest, Remi helped me examine factors impacting my professional development and tools for addressing them. I’ve had several coaches, but none that have made as lasting an impression on me as Remi.”
DANIELLE ROMAIN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, GOOGLE
“You were fantastic, thank you so much. You fired up the room and are a great example of what women can achieve, a great role model… Your advice and perspective enabled me to feel confident that I could make a change… We all left the meeting with some great actions! Everyone was touched by something you said.”
LAURA FELSTEAD, T. ROWE PRICE
“Having a session with Remi was inspiring, enlightening, and made me think. For the first time, I didn’t cringe when thinking about “my brand” or having an elevator pitch about who I was. Being able to authentically link my professional strengths and goals to who I am as a person is a unique positioning that feels right. I’m grateful to Remi for helping me hone that. Remi was very perceptive as a coach, knowing when to step back, when to push, ask the right questions and when to be vulnerable with the group. She made space for us to share and ensured that it felt safe to be vulnerable.”
ANNIE JEAN-BAPTISTE, GLOBAL PRODUCT INCLUSION EVANGELIST & SENIOR STRATEGIST, GOOGLE