About Us

We partner with senior executives and teams to build the mental fitness required to improve leadership, performance, wellbeing and happiness.

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 and leadership 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. We use these coaching approaches combined with the knowledge, experience and understanding of our coaches to assist senior executives to advance in their career to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Out techniques include intergral, GROW model which was popularised by Whitmore (2017) in his book; Coaching for performance, Personal Intelligence (PQ), neuroscience and solution focused.


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.

He is currently on the Board Audit Committee of Stanbic IBTC Bank Ltd, Executive Officer of International Coaching Federation (ICF) South Africa Charter Chapter, Founder of Affluence Oak Pty Ltd and Founder of Affluence childcare Hope Foundation.

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.