About Us

We offer coaching services to help businesses grow across Africa using GROW model and our extensive knowledge of the people and culture of the continent by partnering with business executives to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The pace of change in the world resulting from the fourth industrial revolution of information technology and COVID-19 crisis has brought with it daily challenges which individuals and organisations face. These challenges include changes in life and work place which have resulted in increasing pressure on employees to manage their personal lives and deliver on organisational strategy being impacted by geopolitics, globalisation and changing technologies.

 

At Realising Dreams Coaching we bring about the desired change in individuals’ personal and professional lives, and organisational change and development through integral approach to personal development, leadership development, strategy change and organisational development on the basis that to achieve success, all parts and the interrelationship must be examined. Every part must be seen as unique and yet has connection and is influenced by the other part. These parts include the individual emotions and thoughts, body and behaviour, culture and relationship, and systems and environment. Therefore, growth and development are achieved on the basis that every coaching client has solutions to their problems and have the capacity to learn and develop in a system that is interrelated and is influenced by the various parts.

Our coaching is delivered by deploring relevant coaching skills and techniques by the coach acting as a sounding board to partner with clients in achieving their goals through self-awareness and the clients taking responsibility for the execution of their action plans. The coaching approach is combined with our knowledge and understanding of African people and culture to assist people and businesses on the continent to grow. This transformation we believe will bring about African prosperity.

 

We use GROW model which was popularised by Whitmore (2017) in his book; Coaching for performance. The GROW model acronym stands for Goal, Reality, Options and Will. It is goal focused and used widely in the corporate environment to assist executives and talent to achieve their personal and professional goals to enable them to contribute to business growth. It starts by looking at the coaching session goal, exploring the current reality of the coachee, available options, choosing the best options, agreeing on the support available and the client’s will to follow through the agreed actions.

 

Our coaching is directed towards upcoming talents and executives who are struggling with career choices and difficulty in navigating corporate culture and politics which result in their frustration with the system and career stagnation.

 

Founder

Abas is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in coaching with over 3 years coaching experience. In addition, has over 35 years’ experience in risk management, internal and external audit, forensic examination, finance, bank operations and branch management. His experience spans Nigeria, West Africa and Africa continent.

 

Prior to joining Standard Bank Group, he was the Head of Internal audit for Stanbic IBTC Holding PLC and was the Director of Internal Audit and later Director of Finance and Administration for the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) in Accra, Ghana.

 

He started his career with Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde & Co (later KPMG), a firm of External auditors, where he trained as an Accountant and later joined the Banking Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria. In addition, he worked with International Merchant Bank (later IMB International Bank) where he occupied the positions of Branch Manager, Head, Internal Audit and Planning, Head, Finance and Accounts, and Head, Central Operations/Transactional Banking departments.

 

A former Chairman of the Committee of Chief Internal Auditors of Banks in Nigeria, Abas holds a B.Sc. degree in Banking and Finance, a M.Sc. degree in Finance and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation.

 

Through his foundation Affluence Childcare Hope Foundation, he has offered scholarship to over 100 individuals from Secondary to PhD level. An international speaker on risk management, he is an executive and business coach.