Nneka Nwobi is a transformative leadership coach, business strategist and facilitator with over 25 years of combined experience in general, financial and sales management, strategic planning and thinking, including information and communication technology strategy.
She is the Founder/CEO of Enspire Business Solutions, a CPA-led international outsourced accounting and virtual CFO Firm.
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She is passionate about helping high achieving entrepreneurs build a profitable and scalable business while enjoying financial and time freedom and also living significant lives.
As a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Nwobi is passionate about inspiring and empowering those she encounters so they can become their best selves.
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Nwobi is a Nigerian Chartered Accountant (ACA), USA Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a UK Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) with an MBA and strong international working experience across some Fortune 500 companies, including SAP and Microsoft, across 12 countries.
She is passionate about philanthropy and consistently seeks opportunities to give back to different communities. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible School and regularly serves as a guest minister in secondary schools and Youth Ministries in Kenya and Nigeria.
Nneka is a devoted mother of two teenage children and enjoys experiential global travel, swimming and taking nature walks.
She has worked with fast growth companies that need high-level financial management support and objective strategic business guidance. They include medical practices, venture capital-backed companies, technology & eCommerce companies and professional service firms.
According to Nwobi, approximately 5% of large corporations in Africa are led by high-performing female founders and CEOs, and as such, getting advice and guidance at this level is tough, especially from fellow colleagues or friends who may have their own agenda.
She believes that women have always had an entrepreneurial and hardworking spirit, as history reveals self-sufficient women, who have brought up their families singlehandedly, educated their children, and cared for all their needs. “What seems to occur is working just hard enough to make ends meet, with only a few women creating massive enterprises that play an essential role in economic growth.” She said.
Despite the challenges mentioned, she is optimistic about the future, which she says is revealing a change in direction. “More women are getting a seat at the executive table in the 21st Century. In America’s largest corporations, the Fortune 500, there were 37 companies with women at the helm by 2020. This amounts to approximately 7% of women leading organisations.” Nneka revealed.