It was an exhilarating time of fun, inspiration, and insights when senior career professionals, business leaders, and entrepreneurs in Lagos state finally had a taste of Abiola Champ Salami’s emotional intelligence at the maiden edition of the Hangout with The CHAMPIONS TRIBE. This was to celebrate the participants of the Made4More Mentorship Programme, aimed at equipping people with the right skills for optimal performance.
Made4More is a six-month annual mentorship programme specially designed to help career professionals and entrepreneurs recognise their innate power in leading, problem-solving, and attaining overall effectiveness in and out of workplaces.
“Emotional Intelligence strengthens team-building and allows for better leadership and also helps to prevent disunity. That is why Made4More was created under “The Champions Tribe” to empower people to dream more; not just to dream, but to deliver on their dreams,” said Made4More convener and performance coach, Abiola Champ.
In his words, the CHAMPIONS TRIBE are a peculiar set of aspiring and current industry leaders, culture shapers, and game-changers committed to achieving peak performance in their space. “These exceptional people are committed to nurturing and using their competence, character, creativity, compassion, and courage to make a remarkable and positive difference in their industries” he added.
According to the Magic of Emotional Intelligence author, “The gap between our achievement and our possibilities can be bridged with relevant skills and insights in knowing how to engage ourselves and how to engage other people to release our potential and become the best that we are created to be.”
One of the beneficiaries of the Made4More Mentorship Programme, Public Affairs Practitioner, Joy Emeghara highlighted that the Made4More Mentorship programme opened her eyes to become a better individual. “It shows how we can impact our world as champions to leave our marks in the sands of time and that is just generally what it was.”
Reflecting on the impact Made4More Mentorship Programme had on her, Emeghara mentioned topics like personal effectiveness, enhancing your communication skills, handling difficult conversations, and getting along with people. “It was just an all-round personal development programme,” she expressed.
For architect Adebola Arilesere, Made4More has braced him up to apply some of the principles of emotional intelligence in his dealings with his family, children, and becoming less of an autocrat. He also laid emphasis on employing communication strategies when discussing with colleagues and other people within the corporate world.
Six participants were awarded certificates of participation as the first set of beneficiaries from the Made4More Mentorship programme, which is one of the intervention platforms through which participants are recruited into The CHAMPIONS TRIBE.
Others present at the programme included the Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya; Partner, KPMG, Toyin Ogunlowo; CEO, BluCamp Limited, Yomi Iwajomo; President US IVLP, Toun Tade and the Assistant General Manager, eTranzact International PLC, Dayo Adejokun.