On this episode, we explore a skill that is critical for every leader: Perseverance.
Nigeria-based Collins Osayamwen knows about perseverance. He has faced enormous challenges when trying to launch a career that was unrecognized in Africa. After losing thousands dollars in course registrations when his Travel Visa applications were rejected multiple times, Collins finally found a way to travel to Europe and America to learn new career skills. Yet the challenges continued. Limited finances meant sleeping in airports and getting creative with expenses. None of this deterred him, in fact it strengthened his resolve. Collins persevered and later became a Board Director for the International Facility Management Association.
Today Collins is the CEO of ShelterCareFM based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is a Senior Consultant with over 17 years of international experience in policy design and implementation. He is also a founding partner of the Corporate FM Alliance, a group of international companies working to provide FM and Real Estate services throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Collins is also the current President of the Abuja Chapter of IFMA and Ambassador for Africa for the IFMA Foundation.
Listen in as Collins describes the passion and resolve that helped him achieve his goals and overcome huge odds to become a truly Inspiring Leader!
Collins Osayamwen on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sheltercare
Collins Osayamwen on Twitter: @COSAYAMWEN
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IFMA Nigeria: http://www.ifmanigeria.org
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