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Building Communities※ Empowering Leaders ※ Strengthening Institutions
With over a decade of leadership experience gained through working on social innovation projects covering education, nonprofit management, international development, and human capital management across Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America, I am passionate about empowering leaders and organizations to function effectively at the intersection of passion, purpose, impact, and profit.
Elevate Your Game: The Ultimate Guide to Gain Clarity, Make Local Impact and Grow Global Influence
This book serves as a practical guide, tool, and resource for emerging leaders, young professionals, and individuals who are conscious, intentional, and deliberate about making a mark in the world and leaving their footprints in the sands of time. Ultimately, the book is about inspiring imagination, powering possibilities, and activating action to enable you to make local impact and grow global influence.
Some of the organizations that I've had the opportunity of supporting and working with over the past decade
Director, Office of Global Advancement
African Development University (A.D.U.) is an innovative not-for-profit university with a mission to prepare the most talented young people in Niger and in Francophone Africa to design and drive the development of their nations as ethical and effective leaders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Founder and Lead Convener
Elevate Your Game (EYG) connects emerging leaders and young professionals across Africa and the rest of the world to their tribe, as well as to networks, resources, platforms, and information through which they can thrive and catalyze change.
Africa Careers Network Manager
Established in 2012 in partnership with The Mastercard Foundation, Africa Careers Network (ACN), connects outstanding young talent from African Leadership Academy (ALA) and The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program to career and internship opportunities across Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Future Project (TFP), an arm of RED Media Africa addresses issues on governance, leadership, and enterprise. Its mission is "To Build a Network of Empowered Citizens – through Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Active Citizenship.
Chief of Staff
PRACTICE Benefit Corps is a mission-driven company that believes in the power of public schools to build the next generation of urban-educated leaders. It is a New York City-based B-Copr that partners with principals, teachers, and parents to close the opportunity gap in urban schools. Its groundbreaking approach seeks to level the playing field by reimagining what is possible for urban students.
New York, United States
Chief of Development and Capacity Building
Evaluate For Change trains organizations, foundations, donors, and governmental social programs to use data and evaluation in their practice - building the capacity of the social sector from within.
New York, United States
Elevate Your Game: Future Now! Conference
A leadership development conference hosted by Oyindamola Johnson for emerging leaders and professionals
Highlights of Elevate Your Game conference organized by Oyindamola Johnson in Lagos, Nigeria which gathered professionals from across Nigeria for a professional development, career advancement, and capacity building conference.
Leadership and Capacity Building
A few of the global fellowships, professional development, and leadership programs that I am part of.
Salzburg Global Fellow
The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. It is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world
Atlas Corps Alumni
Atlas Corps is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Its mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
VIP Fellowship Alumni
The Volunteering for International Professionals (VIP) Fellowship Programme is an initiative by the Malaysian government to create a large pool of talented professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experiences globally, as expert volunteers to contribute toward nation-building in ASEAN region.
American Express Leadership Academy Alumni
Selected as part of 48 emerging leaders to attend the Academy, sponsored by American Express and organized by Centre for Creative Leadership, U.S., and Points of Light. American Express Leadership Academy builds the personal, business, and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders through multi-day, in-person training.
In The News
Cross selection of media features.
In der Global Solutions Summer School tauschen sich junge Menschen aus, die nicht weniger als die Welt verändern wollen.
Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Nigeria… Ils ont moins de 40 ans et prennent les affaires en main en Afrique de l’Ouest.
Through his work with the African Development University, Salzburg Global Fellow Oyindamola Johnson hopes to change the higher education system of the Sahel.
Meet Oyindamola Johnson, Social Entrepreneur Committed To Human Capital Development.
Awards and Recognition
I believe in working hard in silence and letting the results speak for itself. A few of the awards that I have received over the years.
SalesRuby Top 50 LinkedIn Personality
Named 1 out of 50 Nigerians to follow on LinkedIn by SalesRuby in 2019.
Civil Society SDGs Awards Winner
Elevate Your Game won the Civil Society #SDGs Awards 2018 in the category we were nominated for - Goal 8. This is in recognition of our commitment and contributions to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
G20 Young Global Changer
Recognized by Global Solutions Initiative, Germany as one of 50 Young Global Changers in 2018.
Finalist - Nonprofiteer of The Year Award
Recognized by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - New York in April 2017.
African Union Commission Youth Hero
Named 1 out of 10 young Africans by the African Union Commission in November 2015.
Top 100 Brightest Young Minds
Recognized by Barclays Africa & Brightest Young Minds, South Africa in June 2015.
Happy to support you with any of the following.
Learning and Development
With training experience spanning 10+ years across Africa, Southeast Asia, and North America as well as across different sectors, I curate and design learning experiences that bring about change and improved processes for individuals as well as organizations.
Are you seeking to switch careers, get a promotion at work or are you planning to apply for your dream job which offers a higher level of work-life balance? As a seasoned coach, I will help you design personalized and actionable strategies to elevate your game and advance your career.
Talent is becoming recognized as a core competitive asset and perhaps the most valuable currency of business today. I help organizations understand how talent management drives organizational outcomes and how it forms part of their strategic positioning in the marketplace.
Technical Grant Writing
Providing full-service consulting for nonprofits and organizations to fully understand your program and project objectives and to develop winning narratives and proposals to win desired local and international grants.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to hone and develop my leadership skills through different training programs around the world. Now, I use the tools and expertise I have gained to support individuals and organizations to develop strategic leadership development programs.
Personal and Organisational Branding
We live in a world that thrives on stories, and they influence our daily experience. Communicating your brand requires honing in on who you are, what you do, and the difference you're making. My role is to help you craft the right story, which reaches the right audience and differentiates you.