From my early days as a child, I developed an obsession for simplifying complexities and getting solutions to whatever challenge stood ahead of me.
After my BA in Philosophy, I got an MBA where I specialized in strategy and project management. I went on to a career working in portfolio, program, project and change management.
For over 15 years, I have helped my clients decode life’s biggest projects, specifically organizational growth, career advancements, and thriving relationships.
“I went on a quest to simplify my life. I wanted to know more about what differentiated successful businesses and relationships. I then embarked on a project to find this simplicity.”
The ‘Me Project’
I went on a quest to simplify my life as I wanted to know more about what steps I needed to take to experience success at work and at home. This kickstarted the “Me project”.
As a child, I developed an obsession with simplifying complexities and getting solutions to whatever challenge stood ahead of me. I had to tap into this skill of mine.
As I was faced with the challenge of climbing the corporate ladder as a wife, mum of three and a migrant, it was tough. I realized that so many people had the same challenges so I needed to create a solution.
I thought what if I applied some of the same principles that helped me find success in my career in my relationship? It worked! My life changed! I realized I could empower, equip and enable organizations and people to build their project leadership muscle to successfully manage goals and needed changes as projects.
“As a wife and mum juggling so many balls in the quest for success, I found that success at work was not enough. Rather, applying project management strategies used at work can help replicate success at home.”
The stakeholders pictured on the right kept me going to find that solution to create success at work and at home. With this unwavering drive, the “Me-project” spiralled and grew into a solution for others.
I quickly learned that when you learn to manage life’s goals and needed change as projects, it takes away the overwhelm and provides a structure to plan, manage and execute. I know this from my own personal and professional experience.
Life is a project; we are all project managers. So, if you are an organization that needs to build your business or an individual looking for more success, I can help.
I help you leverage project management with a strategic focus to begin to manage goals and needed changes in your career, business and beyond as projects to get the outcome you crave.
More About Fola
As THE Strategic Project Leader ™, I pioneer strategic project management in business and beyond ™ to help professionals develop as leaders who get business results leveraging strategic project management.
I am dedicated to continuous improvement and also, and I am a committed lifelong learner. My passion is to help people scale up in business, career and relationships by managing these as projects. I share the secrets of my project management career success to help people start or pivot into project management, grow business ideas, and become financially free.
I have mastered the strategies and tools needed for organizations and individuals to achieve their strategic goals and objectives; this mastery, I share with my clients globally.
Life in and of itself is a project. I use strategic project management as a vehicle to drive value and return on investment (ROI) for organizations and individuals.
– MBA, Strategy and Project Management
– Certified PRINCE2®
– Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
– Certified Agile Practitioner (PMI – ACP®)
– Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner (CMP®)
– ISO Quality Management Auditor
– Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (BA)
“To create the life others crave today, you must take action in ways other won’t ~ Fola Alabi.
My Career Journey!
Director - Strategic Project Management
Manager, Project Excellence & Quality Management
Senior Project Manager
Enterprise PMO Leader
Project Management Officer (PMO)
Assistant Project Manager
Business and Change Analyst
How I add value
I help people apply project management philosophies, processes, tools, and proven strategies to:
– pivot into a project management career or advance careers in other fields;
– launch business ideas while in a 9-5; and
–build thriving relationships.
How I add value
I am a trusted partner in creating centres of excellence and driving sound execution strategies in areas of:
– project management office (PMO);
– business transformations/ organizational change management and;
– portfolio alignment and agile delivery.
I have a number of things I am passionate about, and family tops this list, hence why building a legacy with strategic project management as a lifestyle helps me empower professionals and entrepreneurs to create a career and life that are excited about which translates into the home.
In exploring my passion to empower professionals and entrepreneurs, I:
volunteer as a mentor within the community
Host the Strategic Project Leader Podcast
Host the Global Strategic Project Managers meet-up
host TEDCircles building communities and empowering professionals, parents and business leaders
Spend time with family and friends – I love game nights with my kids!
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