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Ife Ade Tokan

Consultant, Writer and Public Speaker

Ife was listed in the Top 100 Outstanding Graduates by the Future Leaders Magazine, UK. He has interned in top global brands like Accenture, PwC and Deloitte. He is a big believer in giving back to the community through any capacity possible. He describes himself in three words: Purposeful, Passionate and Proactive. Ife loves building and mentoring future leaders."

How Do You Get The Best Out Of Your Mentor?

In my previous article, I spoke about the value a mentor can add to achieving your career and personal goals. Getting a mentor is the first stage of career and personal success; the second stage is getting the best out of that mentor. I have found that although a lot of people have mentors, they don't engage enough with their mentors and get the best out of that relationship.
05/04/2017 12:11 BST

The Hidden Power In Saying NO

The word NO, is a word that we use regularly. Often conveyed as a barrier, as a deterrent, or just negative. However, using the word NO can be the opposite of all that. Saying the word NO can be positive, it can open new doors and most importantly it can be liberating.
31/01/2017 15:34 GMT

How Saying No Changed My Career

There comes a time in everyone's career where you have been asked to do something, and you know deep down you want to say 'NO' because you don't have the capacity to do it, but you say yes anyway for various reasons, most times because we don't want to disappoint the person asking...
19/01/2017 12:21 GMT

Are Mentors Really Helpful In Acheiving Your Career Goals?

A mentor is indispensable in getting you to the next level in your career and enhancing your prospects of success. It is never too late to get a mentor, simply because the road to success has no destination, but a constant journey of development and self-assessment till the day you die. So get one today!
06/01/2017 11:07 GMT

Six Steps to Making Your Hobby Profitable

As human beings, we are more likely to become experts at the things we enjoy because doing them doesn't feel like 'work' and we unconsciously put a lot of time and commitment to it (these are formulas to be an expert at anything). With this in mind, I wonder why people do not make their hobbies their full time jobs and make lots of money out of it.
12/10/2015 11:55 BST

Six Ways Freshers Can Get Ahead In Their Career

Most of you will be leaving home for the first time. University is a unique experience to help you gain independence, set new boundaries, try new things and make new friends. As the saying goes "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." It is important to be a well-rounded student but as well as trying to bag that internship or graduate role, do not get too buried in it.
23/09/2015 12:02 BST