Shola works as a professional singer, performing Motown and Jazz at corporate events, parties and weddings as well as at overseas engagements in places like Russia, the Middle East and on cruise ships. She also delivers workshops and coaching on personal development and presentation skills, leaning on her experiences as a performer to help encourage others. In the past Shola was painfully shy and left a job as a corporate consultant because she hated having to speak up during meetings. But progressed to become a singer and now a speaker; Shola loves to use her experiences to help others.
Shola is the president of a Toastmasters Club which she explains as “enormous fun and very rewarding.” She particularly enjoys injecting humour into her speeches and leaving listeners with some kind of takeaway message - a moral to the story. Shola recently joined the PSA and when she has time she watches speakers like Brendon Burchard, Les Brown, Lisa Nichols and many others, describing them as “so inspiring!” She is also very interested in doing keynote speaking and event MCing in the area of women's empowerment.
When asked to describe herself, Shola expresses that she is “fairly calm and relaxed. I'm not one for heated debates and arguments...I like a peaceful life! But I'll stand my ground when challenged as I'm fairly principled."
Shola explains how pleased she is to have got through to the finals; “It's a great honour to be up on stage and competing with some of London's best up and coming speakers. I'm not going to discuss my tactics....they're my secret! But they say there's no such thing as 'winning and losing', only 'winning and learning', so whatever happens it'll be a good result."