Tomi Ibirogba is a seasoned HR specialist who puts the “ human” in human resources. She has always had a passion for helping people and companies alike. She founded @mycareercounch to empower black immigrants and professionals in diaspora with the skills they need to land a job and advance their careers abroad. Her digital platform… Continue reading Career Conversations with Tomi Ibirogba
"Read as much as you can as often as you can. Being a consumer of content early on will help you have the context to be able to think of great ideas and ways to innovate. The awesome thing about finance is that pretty much anyone can learn this business and there are lots of tools that already exist to be able to help you do that. It’s important to stay current because something that happens on one day in one country can drastically impact financial markets around the world"
"My motivation comes from people. I believe that in life there has to be a greater motivation than just notoriety or compensation. That motivation has to be driven by love or something that is bigger than yourself. For me that is people. I love so deeply which is what drives my empathy for people and desire to help people that can’t see a path forward. My motivation comes from knowing how amazing I am at connecting with others. Knowing that they trust me and if I stop today or decide not to show up tomorrow then something will stop"
"In terms of advice with limited capital - I would tell others to get smart about the sectors or areas of interests where they hope to invest their talent and energy. There are plenty of concepts which fall flat when put into actual play. It’s always better to have done your due diligence early, if for nothing else than to be properly confident about the opportunity at hand. Also, I would advise them to double-down on execution. Move with good data but by all means move and move quickly. As I always say - execution is the stuff of success – passion is just one of the ingredients"
"Never lose sight of the things that make you unique as a student/future physician . If there are hobbies that you love doing, keep doing those during medical school because it will definitely help you cope with the challenges that students face. Also, your unique qualities are what set you apart from each applicant so stay true to yourself and trust the process"
"My advice to anyone who has any specific goal that they want to go for is, determine your why and that WHY doesn't have to mean much to anyone else but dig deep for your why. The clarify of purpose will fuel your passion and discipline like nothing else can"
"If you want to get started you need to know the industry inside out. You don’t necessarily have to have a degree in design, but should be familiar with the industry standards, terms and history of the design industry. And of course, you need an eye for space, colour, texture and a passion to bring it all together. Another aspect is to have your own unique style, that you can be associated with"
"Figure out the issues that interest you and learn as much as possible. When you’re well informed, get your voice out into the world on those issues, we need your unique perspective! Write, speak, blog, tweet, whatever it takes to get your voice out into the world"
"Leadership means different things to different people. However, for me…Leadership isn’t a position, it’s a mindset. Leadership is about the people you serve – the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect"
"Do what you love, and go for it! If you have a business and you’re afraid that you will be judged, just dive right in. I promise you, it will be completely worth it, even if you slip. LPSCon has changed my life, and if I let my fear get to me about what others would think of me, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Everyone is super supportive of this event and my toy obsession! I promise you have more allies than you think. Don’t ever ever let fear get in the way of your dreams"