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Kola Olutimehin

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Kola Olutimehin is a Dream-Driver and an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker who travels around the world inspiring people and corporations to channel their energies and focus towards their endeavour. An accountancy graduate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, Kola has consulted and contributed significantly to productivity and business process re-engineering with blue chip companies and entrepreneurs in two continents.


He is the author of an inspirational book titled Dream and Achieve, with the subtitle, discover and express your passion in your lifetime.  Dream and Achieve guides one to induce a dream and work towards the achievement of the dream in one’s lifetime. Kola is also the author of The Nigerian Dream, a book that challenges every Nigerian and lover of Nigeria to contribute their personal and corporate efforts to uplifting the nation out of a state of despondency to an enviable one. The foreword to The Nigerian Dream was written by His Excellency, General Dr Yakubu Gowon, GCFR, a former Head of State of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975.


In addition, Kola is a serial author in ‘The Making of an Icon’ series. He has co-authored the auto-biographies of eminent personalities, extracting principles that may be learnt from their lives, in what he has referred to as the Iconic Principles. An innovation, the Iconic Principles, which come up at the end of each chapter, provide an educational aspect to these biographies. Some of the titles in this series include World Without End (Akintola Williams – first Nigerian Chartered Accountant); Endless Footprints (Oye Williams); Lagos State – My Life of Service with Integrity (Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson – first Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria); My Destined Career (Sir Simeon Oguntimehin); Keeping Faith (Pat Utomi).


Kola is also the co-author of the institutional biography of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Titled Indelible Footprints – the ICAN story, this book was commissioned as part of the Institute’s Golden Jubilee anniversary in 2015, and as such chronicles, in an entertaining manner, the organization’s fifty years of history.


Kola runs MakeWay, an international management consultancy and human capital development firm. The drive of the firm is towards achieving improved and better results for the individual as well as the organization.


From his background as a chartered certified accountant, Kola focuses on the provision of business consultancy and advisory services to corporations and entrepreneurs. This is in order to help ascertain a business direction and work towards the attainment of the organization’s goals. He also operates as a corporate trainer, majoring in various aspects of business skills, business applications, project management, as well as accounting and financial areas.