Only very few entrepreneurs are driven by passion to solve societal problems in Nigeria. For Oyinkansola Alabi, founder, Youthmax Academy, her motivation is to help emotional flustered adults gain some stability.
Through her audio and video products and personal training sessions, Alabi is committed to redefining culture and raising thousands of emotionally intelligent professionals across the globe.
Alabi was inspired to establish Youthmax Academy owing to her experience as a licensed therapist, certified life coach,and licensed emotional intelligence practitioner. She promotes emotional responsibility as a critical pathway to purposefulness at any level of development.
According to her, “While others talk to the head, we talk to the soul. The Youthmax Academy isn’t just an academy; we are a unique journey of life. No one encounters our impact and remains the same”.
Youth Max Academy has invested $50,000 already, with a target to raise emotional intelligent millennials.
“It’s important that organisations engage Nigerians professionals who are of global reputation to attend to the training needs of their workforce as against foreigners. There’s always an additional benefit local knowledge brings to the fore”.
Alabi tells Start-Up-Digest that her academy is collaborating both nationally and internationally to drive several initiatives to promote the subject of emotional intelligence locally. She says that one of such is the EQ Week starting on June 4. This is a free five-day intensive training sessions that address different aspects of emotional intelligence and audiences.
“What makes us different is that we are the premier emotional intelligence academy for millennials in Africa and also have the best minds and trainers at the academy,” she says.
Responding to questions on the people that make up her staff in terms of their professional background and experience, she says all staff members have deep knowledge of individual differences and are also emotional intelligence certified specialists.
“Our faculty has over 99 years combined experience in influence, coaching, therapy, social change, behavior, governance, emotional intelligence, leadership and transformation,” she says.
On where she sees the Youth Max academy in the coming years, she says: “I would be the leading female doctor of psychology in Nigeria. We would also have launched our own 24 hours coaching, therapy and wellness facility”.