Episode 115

Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro

Creating the ripple effect of change

April 19, 2020

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Episode Overview

“The more we do for other people, the more there’s a ripple effect that just creates change within the different environments that we function in.” – Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro

Chioma is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) with over 8 years of experience working with corporate and nonprofit organizations.

 As a growth coach and consultant, Chioma has helped a lot of professionals and entrepreneurs build creative strategies and grow their revenue. In 2018, She was named by Elevate Tech Fest as a Leader in the Canadian Innovation ecosystem and nominated for a Toronto Region Board of Trade Business Excellence Award for Young Professional of the Year.

Her work had been featured in a number of publications including Canada’s top outlet for senior executives and professionals (The Globe and Mail) and PayPal. She has also spoken in stages and universities. 

She currently sits on the newly formed CPA Emerging Leaders Advisory Board and is a mentor to various startups, business owners and professionals across the world.

Chioma is also the founder of My African Corner, a platform dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurs and professionals in the Black community. This platform holds various events like BUILDfest, which is focused on experiential education on business, and Dajara, which focuses on helping students and new graduates.

“My biggest goal in life is just to help people see their value, to help people truly see themselves for what they are.” – Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro

In this episode, Chioma shares her story on how she became a CPA, and eventually fully going into entrepreneurship. She talks about her motivation and goals that drives her different ventures and platforms in business, the challenges, and her dreams. Chioma also shares the most valuable things that she has learned through her experiences, as well as some advice of her own.  

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • Her early years having been raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and studying in boarding school
  • How she originally dreamed to be an Astronaut as a child
  • How her upbringing became a foundation to what she is now
  • Her experience moving and starting her life in Canada
  • Why she decided to pursue her certifications and accounting titles
  • The importance and of reading business books in her career
  • How she started a platform that focused on helping entrepreneurs and professionals of the Black community
  • The importance of understanding and knowing your MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • How her being a ‘connector’ of people started as young as her childhood and has always been her gift
  • The importance of having the right mindset 
  • Her biggest challenges, golas, and dreams
  • Her “I am…”


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