Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Debola Deji-Kurunmi is a polymath, renowned for her multifaceted roles as a best-selling author, keynote speaker, public policy advisor, corporate trainer, and transformational coach for visionary leaders. Through her unparalleled ability to unlock potential in people, institutions, and nations, she has made a profound impact in various spheres.

Her coaching, consulting, and capacity-building work span global, interdenominational ministry through the Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance and FIREBRAND Movement, Professional Coaching Practice with IMMERSE Coaching Company, and Public Policy and Impact Advisory with Ideation Hub Africa.

As a highly sought-after Executive Coach, Debola holds certifications including Certified Visionary Leadership Coach by the Oleg Konovalov Global Coaching Certification, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and Certified Masteries Practitioner by the International Association of Coaching, USA. Her coaching frameworks and original assessments are widely recognized for their effectiveness.

Debola is revered for her transformative leadership impact and has received numerous awards, including the 2014 New Leader for Tomorrow of the Crans Montana Forum in Geneva, the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship by the US Government, and recognition as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women in 2019. She was also honored as Nigeria’s Leading Coach in 2021, listed among the 50 Most Inspiring Women in 2022, and recognized as one of Nigeria’s 50 Most Inspiring Authors in 2023. Additionally, she was named one of ABCD Africa’s 50 Most Impactful Voices in 2023 and included in the list of 100 Women Shaping a Better Africa in the same year.

Fondly known as DDK, she is the author of 25 books to date and has delivered inspiring speeches across three continents to emerging and established leaders, particularly in Corporate Practice. In addition to her remarkable achievements, Debola is also a devoted mother.

Location: Nigeria
Job: Best-selling author, keynote speaker, public policy advisor, corporate trainer,
and transformational coach for Visionary Leaders.
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