From: “oseyi emmanul”
To: “Tayo Solagbade”
You are really a great mentor. your principles are real and they work. Since the beginning of this year alot of things have happened.
Top among them is the writing of assessment tests for our new line–Line 7. Out of 256 candidates, 75 were selected and out of the 75, 8 technicians were selected to go abroad for training of which I was among. We’ve been to Germany, stayed for 3weeks and now we are back.
Each step I’ve taken ever since you left has been with at least one word from you. It is as if you knew before time the steps and so you left at least a word for each.
For the present step, I remember very well what you said–the reward for hard work is more work. This you said just before you went to act as the production manager…What has happened so far, was firmly placed in me the last time I visited you…text deleted
But I believe you know it has not been easy. The road has been rough and in the roughness is our fineness made. In the toughness is our strength revealed. I remember one of your words-the man who is weak in trials is weak indeed and the man who is strong, who perseveres during tough times is actually strong.
These are what is keeping me going. You sent me a web address for prof. exams. That is still intact and will come up in due course. Expectin(g) to hear from you soon.
Best wishes, Emma
NB: Read the full story of how Emmanuel traveled from Benin City, Edo state, to seek me out and PAY for my coaching towards achieving the workplace goals mentioned above. Click Make Your Boss Look Good, & You’ll Fly High!
My name is Tayo Solagbade, and I'm a Location Independent Multipreneur, with a bias for developing and implementing custom Performance Improvement Solutions for individuals and businesses - especially in the Farming Industry.
Now, what I introduce on this page is something I don't bother to mention much when I interact with even those I consider potential clients.
But it's ALWAYS there for any career persons who aspire to excel as high-flyers in the companies they work for.
I mean my Spontaneous Coaching™ for Mastery of Adversity (& Personal/Career Success Achievement)!
Yes. My coaching program helps career persons "EXCEL" at the highest levels in the workplace, just like I did - right from the time I was deployed to my first job in Guinness Benin Brewery as a green-horned brewer in 1995, till I quit to start my own business 7 years later, after functioning in senior management roles (click here to view PDF details).
When I arrived Guinness Benin, rather than simply settle in like the others and focus on "brewer: duties, for which I'd been employed and trained ...I went out of my way to do a LOT more such as:
a. Use my self-taught computer and spreadsheet programming skills to ADD major value in the different departments I worked.
I transformed manual data recording and report generation routines that lasted hours and even took days, by building custom automated apps that got readily adopted for formal use.
b. Actively apply my creative thinking skills and ENERGY AFTER work hours (when my shift closed) to come up with and - often single handedly implement - workplace performance improvement ideas I had.
The recognition from senior management came rapidly, and in less than 3 months, I was already working directly with the brewery head, in his office, while my colleagues were back in their departments.
Within a short period of 6 years, I'd built a reputation as a relentless problem solver and positive change agent...and the rewards came in form of career advancement opportunities of all kinds.
Below: Screen shot of my 9th December 2013 blog post titled "How to Achieve Success in ANY Field(True Story)" that's earned over 24k views in less than 2 years.
*Note the emphasis on ANY field. I'm living proof that this is possible. Once you fully grasp the fundamental principles, and diligently adhere to the right philosophies, your success WILL be inevitable in ANY area of endeavour you venture - regardless of how daunting the adversity you encounter is. Period.
You'll agree with me that such massive number of views for the above post is indicative of the degree of popularity of that article's contents.
My growing success in business, and the attention I enjoy for my ideas on how to achieve entrepreneurial success. provide proof that I've been able to transit from career success in paid employment to excelling in business.
At the risk of sounding immodest, THAT is good reason for YOU to take ME seriously when I offer to share my insights on how to succeed!
FACT: My clients and associates in business acknowledge my proficiency...
A. Burt Dubin (www.speakingsuccess.com) is President of Personal Achievement Institute, Arizona, USA , and for decades has been a mentor to some of the world’s highest paid speakers. He latest book titled “Bust Loose” is now selling on Amazon.com.
Note that he clocked ninety-one years old earlier in 2015. Here are 2 email feedback messages (from 2015 & 2013) he sent me:
B. Patrick Meninga gained Internet fame for building a blog that earned thousands of US Dollars via Google Adsense for years, and then selling off the blog for $200,000.0 US Dollars – an amazing achievement that catapulted him to instant celebrity status.
After listening to one of MANY interviews he granted, which was conducted by Yaro Starak (another big name), I transcribed the entire audio into a text based PDF version. I then sent complimentary copies to Patrick and Yaro, and began offering it as a FREE download from my website.
Below are screen shots showing his responses, and actions he took.
C. Barr. Arnold Nana Kouayep, President of Cotonou based Global Konsult Group (see photo below), in a a Facebook post, about the arrival of his new book... which I helped him ghost-write and self-publish...
D. My former bosses, colleagues and subordinates from back in paid employment (some of whom have TODAY connected with me on Facebook, over a decade after we lost contact!)...also agree.
“Tayo, I honestly believe you are one of those who will succeed at anything he does. Your commitment and effort has been outstanding….Thanks for all your hard work since I’ve been here – you will be sorely missed. I don’t need to wish you good luck, you have the ability to make your own luck. – Andy”(R. Jones)*
*Operations Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc Benin Brewery, December 2001 (Handwritten comments in farewell/xmas cards sent to Tayo Solagbade following his resignation to start his own business).
“From:”Obadiaru, Osawemwenze” <email address deleted >
To:”Tayo Solagbade” <email address deleted >
Subject: Greetings from Benin!!!!
Greetings to you from your boy. How are you doing?…All
is well here in Benin and everybody is really been bugged again by this ISO audit thing.
All the same you have set a standard, that nobody will dare to go below. I really miss
you sir, your words of encouragement, your pressures, your drive, your humor and
every thing about you. But in consolation, I try so hard to follow your footsteps, which
I have been doing little by little, and I am sometimes amazed at the things I do.
up to you, and really desire to someday dedicate a major success in my life to you, for
the little while I spent with you has been a turning point in my life. I will always be grateful to you.
Keep the flag flying sir. Regards
Today, I offer Performance Improvement Coaching for interested persons who want to excel inspite of ANY adversity they may encounter in a bid to succeed in either paid or self-employment.
But like I said, I don't bother to mention it much. My target market is a place filled with too much noise from pretenders claiming to offer the same thing. Trying to get heard over the noise would amount to ADDING to it!
So, instead, I let MY actions speak for me. Even as an entrepreneur, my work ethic and the results I get make clients and others I meet ask me the same thing I got asked A LOT while I worked in paid employment:
"Tayo, what is the secret?"
When they ask that question, it's effectively an open invitation for me to TELL them what I can do for them as different from what they have seen around or heard about...
Here's some of what I say to them...:
"Well, there is NO secret. Only a philosophy to which EVERY aspiring success achiever in the workplace MUST commit him/herself to.
Those I have coached, who did what I told them, got the results they desired.
If YOU want to learn how to become a high-flyer, held in high regard, and valued by your employer or client, click here to submit a request for a Need Analysis Consultation Session withme.
Alternatively, if you are an organizationsl decision maker or meeting planner looking to empower your people to achieve their full potentials, click here to contact me about my on-demand learning events."
Below: Samples of what those who have worked with me, or have been coached by me and/or attended my learning events have said/written about me:
“To Mr. Tayo Solagbade.
I appreciate all your effort. It is through you I knew the difference between Schooling and Education and its also through you that I knew that mathematics as a subject can be answered in many ways. I am very grateful.” – Ifeanyi Okeke, SS3 Student, Volunteer Corps (VC) Tutoring Project: Handwritten Comment in memoirs section of VC Year Book published in 2003.
“To Mr Tayo Solagbade…you made me understand what the world speaks.” – Adepoju Samson, SS3 Student, Volunteer Corps (VC) Tutoring Project: Handwritten Comment in memoirs section of VC Year Book published in 2003.
“Mr Tayo Solagbade…he has educated me so that he had touched that thing in me that motivates me.” – , SS3 Student, Volunteer Corps (VC) Tutoring Project: Handwritten Comment in memoirs section of VC Year Book published in 2003.
“The speaker, Mr Solagbade, is an authority in his field. (He is) an achiever who is able to carry his audience along with him in his message/speech” – Baker A.T, Confidential Secretary, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village,Shangisha, Lagos.
“There’s a lot more to learn (experience wise) from the speaker(Tayo Solagbade)…Honestly, he gave so much within a short time. I learnt a lot without writing much. It’s amazing!” – Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“Your (talk) encourages people not to depend on sycophancy to achieve their aims. People are also encouraged to leave the level of mediocrity. One needs to look inwards and make use of one’s potentials to reach the greatest heights. I hope this
is not the last session we will be having with you” – Ezemba C.I (Miss), Teacher, Corona Schools
“The (talk) is very (useful for) those who want to up-grade themselves. The older generation who think they have come to the end of their career would find it very very useful to rejuvenate their attitude, interest and empower themselves to greater goals.” – E.C. Sarsal, Corona Schools
“The Ten Ways for Self-Development would go a long way (in) improving teaching/learning situation(s).” – Cynthia Nwosu (Mrs.), Corona Schools
“It was an interesting (talk), and the speaker spoke well, with a lot of experiences that (were) so educative.” – Emmanuel (Mrs.), Corona Primary School Victoria Island
“Mr Tayo Solagbade is a very good motivator. I really appreciated him but the time was short.” – S.E. Atkins, Corona Schools
Below: Flyer/Cover for Learning Event I delivered a talk on invitation at the Centre for Management Development in Lagos. The comments written by directors and managers of the centre, on their feedback forms appear under the image.
“(The talk was) ‘very useful’ (and the speaker was) ‘excellent’…Good insight for the much needed Human Revolution to drive creativity in this nation.” – Oma Williams, Director, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village,Shangisha, Lagos.
“A very worthwhile exercise. The package can however be improved by making it organisation specific.” – C. I. Okeke, AD/Research Consulting, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village,Shangisha, Lagos.
“The speaker, to me, is quite an inspiration to the young generation” – Nwaokokoh Eddy Azuka, Confidential Secretary, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village,Shangisha, Lagos.
“This is a celebration of Change Management, quite an appropriate and timely presentation at CMD to Stimulate Change.” – Binuyo, Francis A. (Mr.), MDO I, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village, Shangisha, Lagos.
“Well this is my first seminar and I think I have gained a lot…I am on NAPEP attachment to the centre for a while, but generally speaking I think you are good and can go even above the sky. I wish I could get in touch with you for more lectures (on) Self-Development, as regards Career Development or probably Personal Development.” – Sanwo Pamela A., Unemployed Graduate, Centre for Management Development(CMD), Management Village,Shangisha, Lagos.
“The presentation content and style was nice.” – Adjekophori Peter, Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“The training course and approach used was a good and kind of unique one, – talking about the mind map.” – Odunlami Olaitan. O. Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“The practical real life experiences (made) the seminar more realistic…The seminar fuels my heart to develop myself the more.” – Kemi, Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“The training was a new dimension to the act of personal effectiveness, was less of theory but of tested and proven principles. Keep it up!“- Oluwakemi, Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“This is an academy that will go a long way in helping to develop the youths of this country. Keep up the good work.” – Alake Oluwayemisi, Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“(Tayo Solagbade) is a very good speaker who was able to communicate his (ideas) effectively without boring me and wasting no time. Within the short time he spent, he gave loaded and relevant information/(ideas) which were superb.” – Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“The presenter was superb. He dealt with the topic extensively, citing real life experiences that (were) personal to him.” – Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“The facilitator (Tayo Solagbade) has done so well, and he has made me to feel that the sky is not my limit but the start, if I can apply all the personal effectiveness principles appropriately.” – Onifade Olajide, – Management Trainee, Tantalisers (Fast Foods Restaurant), Festac Headquarters, Lagos.
“I was very impressed with the speaker (Tayo Solagbade), his integrity, method of delivery and what he had to say. This should not stop here. I personally need access to those books and if pointed in that direction will be happy. Also, I will be happy if (I can be shown) ways to apply oneself to the concept of Self Development as regards my job as a teacher, that will help me to be a better time manager.” – Teacher, Corona Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos.
“I am really impressed and I think I have to wake up.” – Teacher, Corona School Branch
“It has been a very useful session which can make people or employees wake up from lethargy. It is a wake-up call for continual hope and rejuvenation for speed to higher ground to life aspiration.” – Teacher, Corona School Branch
“I observed that you are a real model of a saying that when a child washes his/her hands well he/she will eat on the same table with a king.” – School Nurse, Corona School Branch
“I have observed that you are sacrificing your time to help mankind explore new grounds and live a happier life. More grease to your elbows.” – Eke N. (Mrs), Corona School Branch
“This talk/seminar is very good and realistic. Someone who wants to be an achiever should adopt and practice these ten ways.” – M. O. Ihonor – Head Teacher, Corona School Branch
“…The Ten Ways on Self-Development inspire me to the marrow, and henceforth are going to be (the) guiding ideologies, principles and work concepts in my life.” – Oduye Olumuyiwa, Corona School
“(The talk) is an eye opener and very important tool that can be used to become great. I think I buy your ideas too. Thanks a lot.” – Mrs. Atere F.O. – Secretary, Corona School
“The general comment I will like to make is that I can call this seminar a vision seminar. So my comment is that you can make this vision a wider vision by having a complete textbook on it.” – Assistant Teacher, Corona School
Final Words: Clients tell me that time they spend with me often turns out quite beneficial in terms of what they learn...
I estimate that 90% of the time, those I work with as clients end up becoming good friends, who go on to see me as worthy of being part of their private lives.
If they did not believe I had added value to them, they would not want to stay connected with me in that manner!
Do YOU want to become a high-flyer, to be held in high regard, and valued by others in the same manner - or even better?
If YES, click here to submit a request for a Need Analysis Consultation Session withme..
Alternatively, if you are a decision maker or meeting planner looking for a Workplace Performance Improvement learning event that can empower your people to function like high-flyers, and deliver more value for the money they get paid as salaries, click here to contact me about my one day seminar."
Yours in Self-Development,
Tayo K. Solagbade*
Location Independent Performance Improvement Specialist & Multipreneur
*Creator of the Mastering Adversity for Success Achievement Coaching Program
Mobile: +234-803-302-1263 (in Nigeria) or +229-66-122-136 (in Benin Republic)
http://www.tayosolagbade.com (Flagship website - formerly http://www.spontaneousdevelopment.com)
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