Olukunle Ige Iyanu is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his passion for coaching.
He started his career back in 2019 after crawling out of his depression and he decided to spread positivity to the world.
He is doing online meetings and sessions. He coaches his clients through discussions about their challenges and by sharing different points of view.
His passion and dedication to self improvement and coaching burn brighter than most adults and his wisdom is incredible, considering he is only 15. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Olukunle Ige Iyanu:
Name: Olukunle Ige Iyanu
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to be motivated and gain clarity.
How they can help: Through talking about each client’s challenges, offering advice and motivation, and using most leadership traits taught by John C Maxwell.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are doing great, doing phenomenal things.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
The coronavirus pandemic didn’t really affect my clients because God protected them and also because they all learnt the importance of life.
For this reason, they saw the reason to thank God for life.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
Family and friends would help you go a long way by helping you in your times of challenges.
I also learnt that if you want to walk far, walk alone but if you want to walk further and faster, walk with your friends.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I am a 15 year old motivational speaker and inspirational writer.
I started my career in the year 2019 when I saw the need to spread life and light.
I was depressed and then after few days, I came out through the help of God and through the speech of Denzel Washington.
This stirred up my interest and made me begin to speak to people.
I share the word in order to change lives and have a positive impact.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
My biggest obstacle was depression.
I was depressed because I just came out of a relationship and the girl I was then dating was cheating on me with a guy older than I am.
I was sad for some few days and then I had to brace up and started pushing my goals.
I was willing to give myself a thousand second chances.
I was motivated by hitting rock bottom and I began to rescue myself.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
Well for me, most of my clients are always online so we schedule meetings and talk about their challenges.
I also try to read their emotions and actions when we have meetings.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
My teaching is unique because I try to understand my clients, place myself in their shoes, and then drastically influence their decisions and actions.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
My clients tend to be happy always and they would begin to see the need to live.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I use most leadership traits taught about by John C Maxwell.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Poverty is not a disease. It is just that stereotype that it as a disease.
We have to work hard, pray earnestly, and give in our best to what ever work.
Indolence is not needed.
Working really hard is what successful people do.
Your greatest weakness might be giving but more trial is the way to success.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
God is greatest.
Your final thoughts?
“Success without a successor is a failure”.
Where Can You Find Olukunle Ige Iyanu?
If you liked this interview and you would love to get in touch with Olukunle Ige, you can do that through LinkedIn.
He is one of the youngest coaches that we ever interviewed, but his passion for spreading light in the world is as bright as the greatest people in this industry. It was an honor having this interview with him.