Hi, I'm Yemisi.

Welcome to my Blog.

On this page I'll like to share my professional journey and why I started writing content about innovation, team leadership, project and data management.

It is my goal to encourage you on your career and business path by sharing and empowering you with tools, techniques and tactics that guide strategic thinking and lead to better opportunities for you, your team, your loved ones, your school, business, and your community at large.

Yemisi Iyilade

Let me tell you my story

I am originally from Nigeria, West Africa. I grew up in a middle-class family of 5. Dad was a project manager and Mom an elementary school teacher. Being the first child, I was showered with a lot of love and attention from a very young age. I learnt early on to go for what I want.

Coming from a Christian home, I learnt and believed that anything is possible with God. So, I would often dare to do things because I felt I was unstoppable.

When I was 18, I started university to study Civil Engineering. In a class of 70 students, we were only 5 girls. It was tough and challenging. This was the time I learnt that it is not enough to want something, If you really want to succeed at anything, you have to make committments to take the right actions. So, I studied really hard and gave it my all. 

My social life was very minimal, but the good thing was, my facinations of numbers and analytics kept me going. For as long as I can remember, I was a nerd, who always love building things, I always want to understand how things work, the process it takes to put together a project and solutions and how products can be improved.

This experience and background I believe, is what has led to my passion for supporting organizations that are creatively innovating outstanding products for all human benefits. 

Following the norm

Now school was almost over, and everyone kept asking, who is the guy? When will you get married? As a young African woman it seemed like there was a set pattern that you have to follow, and if you don’t you will be a center of attention.

As with most people, I knew that I needed to set out a goal for myself. At this point I understood purpose and how it fits into creating a happy and fulfilled life, so I set out my goal and wrote down the steps to achieve it. Guess what, it worked 💃💃

I met my husband Johnson, and for the first time in my life, I didn’t feel alone anymore, I had someone that shared my values, and we will always have something to talk about, and in 2005, we got married and it was perfect.

My yearning for more

In 2007 we relocated to South Africa from Nigeria, in search of greener pasture. I had my first daughter that same year and 3 years later a second daughter. Suddenly the responsibilities of caring for my kids overwhelmed me and I lost control over my career.

My finances were not aligning with my internal goals, there was never enough time to do all the stuff I wanted to get done. There were so many unknowns and fear totally gripped me. I knew something had to change, I knew I needed clarity and the right strategy.

I even set out to do a master’s degree, and majored in environmental sustainability, because I refused to accept my status quo and the norm that every other immigrant was living with. 

But was that enough?

No, it didn’t seem so, as life was getting tougher in South Africa, Johnson and I made another leap, and relocated to Canada…

Unexpected challenges - I need to GROW 🤔

This time it was worse, as my degree was not recognised as viable, and as always, I referred to what every other person was doing, Get a survival job!

In my head was thoughts like, "it’s better to be here than back home..." "You should be happy you have opportunities" and so much more...

But I was not happy, because my life had no meaning. Although I was helping an organisation out, it was not really what I wanted to do. I knew deep within, that I am a planner, a “get things done” person. I wanted to be more innovative and creative.

I needed a place to build on my skills and grow to be my best self. While these were my deep thoughts, at that time it didn’t seem like there was something I could do about it. Needless to say, I now had 3 kids with my son arriving in 2013.

Then I remember the words of my dad, everyone have to always choose to carry their cross, because when you do you will be able to know your capability and identify who can help. Desired Opportunities show up for those that are prepared, and preparation means being Intentional while Investing on the right path

Freedom and Family are

two of my Top values

I like this new version of me because I am able to complete my projects on time and work more efficiently with my team.  I have time to spend outdoors with my husband and kids, not worrying about the project deliverable and the number of email reminders to send to the team.

To me freedom means, I am able to add value to others using my unique creativity and problem solving skills, at the same time remaining true to myself. I believe that when it comes to making major life decisions, it's important to have all the information you need, to make the best choice.

But with so many variables to consider, it can be hard to know where to start. That's where this blog comes in. We're here to provide you with the tips and guides you need to make your best choice and create better opportunities. Whether you're choosing a college, a career, or business tool, you need the right information to make an eminent choice.

Looking back at the past 20 decade....filled with failures, successes and many learning opportunities. I am motivated now more than ever before that we need an increase in scientific and innovative research to make the world a better place and to create positive impact on the lives of others.

We also need effective project tools to build successful teams. You don't have to go through any more mistakes, you can learn to be efficient and successful, if you have the right tools, tips, tactics and solutions.

All my career life I have been fascinated by science, technology and getting things done. My long-term goal is to help and support the impact and knowledge of innovations, digital transformation and project management. The changes and challenges that our world is facing today require us as individuals to be proactive and intentional in building and designing our success both in life and business.  

As a scientist and project manager, I am always looking for ways to innovate new products and improve processes through strategy and proper planning. Through this blog I am motivated to use my skills and experience to make a difference in the world, by promoting solutions and products that matter. My goal is to help you answer the question, is there a better way? 

And guess what?

I think you deserve better, because you are relevant to the universe. I will show you your options because when you have access to the right tools, you have the power to turn any situation around.

Any organization focused on science, innovation and or project management, needs the right tools to ensure success. My science background gives me a unique perspective that helps organizations uncover hidden potential, this is why the articles and conversations you find on this blog are value-driven and stimulating.

Driven by the challenge of making things work better, and expertise on geting things done, I can't think of anything more rewarding than being able to apply my knowledge to help solve real-world problems.

So Here's what you can expect from my BLOG 🤗

  • Conversations about science tools, tactics, software solutions, technology, data and project management that can help you make a value focused decision
  • Accessible resources to succeed and reach your business objective so you can identify and capitalize on opportunities that will help you make a positive impact on society and the world at large.
  • Stimulating and profitable value driven blog articles that will help you unleash your own limited potential and opportunities that are hidden within you

I believe you can still achieve the lifestyle and freedom you want inspite of your responsibility as an executive, manager, professional or mom. 

I want to thank you for reading my story, I hope that I can help you navigate your goals distinctively, by creating this hub of expert knowledge and resources, to help you navigate your career or business, and help you unleash your own limited potential.

So if you're looking for someone to support your next big endeavor, please don't hesitate to reach out to me I'll be more than happy to help you turn your dream into a reality.

Thanks for reading!

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