The 7th edition of the EMY Africa Awards was held in Ghana over the weekend and our man of the week, Lanre Olusola copped some awards.
Often referred to as Africa’s premier coach, the 2020 Forbes Coaches Council Member; Lanre Olusola is the brain behind the introduction of the life coaching industry in Nigeria. Founder and Chief Catalyst at the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy; a Mind, Emotions, and Behavioral Change coaching academy working with individuals and organizations to transform lives by transforming minds, – Lanre Olusola is renowned for his extensive array of works of Coaching, Publishing, and Keynote Speaking with individuals and organizations, locally and internationally.
As an Executive and Behavioural Change Coach, he is renowned for pioneering the life coaching industry in Nigeria and creating the first wholly integrative coaching academy in West Africa. Over the last two decades, he has created, mastered, and deployed Integrative and Transformative Catalysis (ITC). Lanre is the creator of the ESP and VSP 5-star performance models which have been used globally to alter complex behavioral, traditional, and cultural codes, programs, and paradigms; one of the many beneficiaries is Stanford University’s Affiliate Faculty (The Institute for Venture Designs).
Olusola’s Win at the 7th EMY Africa Awards
Riding on the waves of his invaluable contributions to the life coaching industry in Nigeria and Africa, Lanre Olusola is a recipient of several recognitions and awards. In 2022 alone, he has won major awards across the continent. In April 2022, he bagged two honorary doctorate degrees from Escae Benin University and Myles Leadership University. In June 2022, the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting & Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) named him coach of the year.
His win at the 7th EMY Africa Awards is his latest. Presented with the “Guardian Award”, the award recognizes him as a thought leader, role model, and inspirational leader who has shown an ability to nurture mentees and protégés. The board found the Nigerian-born life coach worthy of the award due to his commitment to positively impacting people through work in coaching, psychotherapy, and mentoring in Africa over the years.
Receiving the award live at the event, Olusola reminded the audience about the WHO report about depression being a leading cause of disability worldwide; and encouraged everyone to look out for their mental health and that of their children. He thanked EMY Africa for the award and dedicated his win to “caregivers, coaches, therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists all over the world who are helping others.” Watch his acceptance speech HERE.
Alongside Olusola, other Nigerians honoured at the event include President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina (Man of the Year Award, Africa); legendary actor Richard Mofe Damijo (Continental Film Icon Award); music mogul, Don Jazzy (Continental Music Icon Award); while the founder of HipTV, Ayo Animashaun won the Media Excellence Award.
The event, which had the Vice President of Ghana, the South African and United Kingdom Ambassadors and other notable personalities as special guests was sponsored by Guinness, supported by the Diaspora Affairs Office, Office of the President of Ghana and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. It was a night of fun, music, celebration, good food and showcasing the Johnny Walker Blue Label Whiskey.
Lanre Olusola has continued to change the face of life coaching in Nigeria and Africa through his leading integrative coaching academy; OLCA Coaching Limited.
Follow updates about the awards and see the complete list of winners at the official EMY Africa page on Instagram.