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Oluwatoyin Williams-Edem

Oluwatoyin Williams-Edem

Country Head of Human Resources at ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria
Manchester , United Kingdom

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


I am senior human resources management professional with over 14 years of experience in Human Resources Management.

My extensive expertise spans Human Resources Strategy, People and Organizational Development, People management, Leadership and Capacity Development.

I genuinely love to support organizations to create the best value through thier people and I have been able to do that in over 5 sectors, spanning start-ups and mature organizations and I personally enjoy rolling up my sleeves in co-creating something new and different.

I am the Founder of The People Impact Company, a prime Human Resources consulting firm dedicated to improving talent management practices for Small and Medium Enterprises with a core focus on SME CEO Leadership Capability Development.

I am passionate about changing the narrative of employment in Small and Medium Enterprises through best fit HR practices while helping SME CEOs achieve their leadership potential and manage their employees sustainably.

Through my in-depth knowledge of the Nigerian market, I have led my team to deliver advisory services that focus on business and people growth, working with more than 150 SMEs and SMEs aggregators.

I am a Life and Career Coach and a member of the John Maxwell Team certified to coach, train and speak. I am also a Goggle Launchpad (Lagos) Mentor, a Consultant and Super Mentor with FCMB SheVentures Program. I am an alumna of Fate Foundation AEP program, an alumna of Microsoft Accelerate Labs and a mentee of Cherie Blair foundation. I am a recognized volunteer mentor and counselor with the Knowledge Exchange Centre and Asentech.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

Mentoring provides an invaluable opportunity to support someone else on thier journey to being a successful entrepreneur.

This sort of support enables them to leverage the shared experience of thier mentor and use that to leap frog the issues they encounter on thier journey.

I derive a lot of satisfaction from providing these needed insights and raising the level of awareness of entrepreneurs to being more delibrate about how they lead and how this impacts the growth of thier business.

Interestingly mentoring has given me too a huge opportunity to grow further learning through the experiences of mentees. The gowth is definitely two-way .