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Pelumi Olajide

Pelumi Olajide

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Program:  New York

Intake:  September 2010

Current Role: Founder and Primary Coach, Growing Minds LLC


Describe your business and your role within it

Growing Minds LLC is focused on helping individuals grow in their careers. I use the coaching mindset to help individuals identify and remove roadblocks and limiting beliefs that stop them from growing in their career. I partner with them to define the next step of action that will get them closer to their career goals. I understand that everybody is gifted with innate abilities yet to be untapped, and listen to bring these gifts out to use and create miracles with them. I am the founder and primary coach of Growing Minds LLC.

How did you get into this line of business?

My belief system was my most limiting block and that held me down for a long time. The turning point was when I started asking “What If” questions. I began to question my thought process and was open to the idea of a growing mindset. I remember thinking it was impossible to truly succeed at growing in a career I love and am excited about, however with the help of coaching, I felt liberated and happy and can say with 100% certainty I love my career as an Agile coach. I was able to open my mind to possibilities unknown to me, like how to balance work and family, get promoted and provide a mechanism for satisfaction at work.

I truly believe that at the point when making a CAREER transition, we all need someone to bounce ideas and thoughts off. We need to untangle the different thoughts that might puzzle and try to inhibit growth. I wish I had had that help earlier in my career, and so I created Growing Minds LLC to help others through their career transitions.

How did you go about setting it up and getting established?

Owning a company in the US is a straightforward process. You need a social security number. I used incfile to complete the company registration process, which was completed in 1 week.

I then created a simple website using google suite and a company LinkedIn profile. Marketing is done organically with referrals and networking via LinkedIn.

How can I help you?

I am excited about serving you and helping you light up your mind and see your career as a mind field worth exploring, enjoying and investing. I am very passionate about helping individuals develop a growth mindset by utilizing the coaching, mentoring and training skills acquired over years of training.

You can sign up for a complimentary session here

What has been the proudest moment in your working life thus far?

When a client reaches back out to me to say “thank you” for listening, creating an awareness of opportunities and also expressing their excitement about their new jobs or career, it gives me great joy.

What has been your biggest mistake/learning experience?

I have been learning “not to judge a book by its cover” and that “all that glitters is not gold”. The need to peel the layers and look beyond the surface has helped me connect with people in meaningful ways and also helped me be a better judge of character.

Sometimes the layers I need to peel are my own. Self-discovery and self -awareness have helped me grow.

Any words of advice/wisdom would you impart to others thinking of setting up their own business?

Find out your inner “WHY”. What inspires you the most? If it has its roots in giving back and making the community a better place, do it. If it inspires you to be a better you, do it. Setting up a business is not the end all, growing and learning from it and not being afraid to fail multiple times is where the fulfillment comes from. When you fall, don’t stay down, stand up and try again. One day, you might just find you are standing on a wealth of knowledge that is rewardingly fulfilling.