Rasheed Ogunlaru is an accomplished, internationally recognised corporate coach, trainer, motivational speaker and one of the UK’s leading life / business coaches. His clients include Chief Executives, entrepreneurs, organisations, public sector agencies, stars and TV personalities. He is author of Soul Trader –Putting the Heart Back into Your Business, The Gift of Inner Success and A Zest for Business. He regularly appears in the media on work/life issues including appearances on BBC Breakfast and ITV News. He is life / business coach partner of the British Library and compelling public speaker. He specialises in helping find lasting fulfilment and meaningful success/progress.
He is renowned for empowering and transforming high achievers, leaders and teams across sectors; corporate, public, charity, media and entertainment. He has delivered leadership programmes for Institute of Leadership & Management, National Health Service, and The Ministry of Justice and London Development Agency. He runs dynamic team / management development programmes for commercial, government, charity and educational sectors alike. This includes business development programmes for professional organisations such as RIBA, Resolution (the lawyers network) and financial services firms to help senior staff win more business. He also delivers transformational career development workshops for the NHS to help staff – especially from diverse and ethnic minority backgrounds – to aspire and achieve more senior and management posts. As a speaker he enjoys unique popularity across the personal, professional and business development fields – and has addressed national conferences, shows and exhibitions.
Rasheed’s career spans over 18 years in coaching, training and development, media, PR and strategy. He is a trained-trainer, a qualified member of the Coaching Academy – for whom he has served as an external trainer. He is a trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He began his career at Which?, including as a media trainer. He went on to serve as Communications Manager for UK College of Family Mediators and served as the Co-Director of Samaritans, central London where he was responsible for training and on-going development. He is also a creative – having also enjoyed a stint as a singer-songwriter on London’s jazz and pop circuits.