My name is Adeshola (Shola) Ezeokoli.
I am a medical doctor, life coach, author, speaker and blogger. I inspire
people by teaching them how to live with balance based on the five pillars of
balanced living which are: physical health, spiritual connection, mental/
intellectual development, emotional awareness and, relational/social adroitness.
I have written three books and co-authored a book with my husband.
WHAT FUELS ME?
My core values are authenticity,
confidence, empowerment, spirituality. If I were to pick three words from this
list, they would be candor, faith, Passion.
I believe that one should approach
life with the candor that comes from self awareness and truth. Faith in God, as
well as spirituality, have always been my backbone. This has caused me to have
faith and confidence in myself too. I am also of the opinion that that if we
have a dream, or a calling, there is the empowerment and passion to bring it to
pass.
MY
GREATEST INFLUENCE:
Of all the people that have influenced me, I would say the first
were definitely my parents. They taught me to be a good person but they also
taught me to stand up for myself. People like my Pastor Kayode Ijisesan and my
mentor Bishop Nolan McCants taught me to fearlessly use my gifts to help
others. My coach and strategist, Christina Dukes is a positive go-getter who is
working with me to monetize my talents. My husband is the perfect ying to my
yang and constantly challenges me to see things with a new perspective.
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
1.     
Christine
Caine is a role model for me. A woman with a family and a dream, doing what she
does, fearlessly living out loud
2.      Terri Savelle Foy. Another woman who is not
afraid to live outside the box.
3.      Elizabeth Anstey. My own Aunt who battled odds
to become a dean in an Ivy League University
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…..
In the next five years, I hope to have
an international speaking and coaching business where women are empowered to be
a better version of themselves through balanced living. I do have a coach and
strategist.
THE
AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:
I believe that our main challenges lie
in the failure to address the patriarchy in the society. I would say that my
contribution is through education and empowering women to be all that they can
be
WHAT I
DO TO RELAX:
I like to rest by reading books,
listening to spa music and getting massages.
MY  
–   I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER]
VISION
We need to be inspired because as we
are inspired, we inspire others. We should be celebrated because of the hurdles
we typically have to overcome just to get to places where our peers in
developed countries have handed to them on a platter. We need to be empowered,
by ourselves, our spouses, our society to be our best selves. When you empower
a woman, you empower a society   
MY
AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
I would seek to make opportunities
available for education, vocations and jobs, both at home and abroad. I would
like to implement programs based on the balanced living model in which women
feel empowered and confident within themselves to seek out opportunities. As
women seek out opportunities, I would enable them seek funding for education or
vocation or a job or a business.
FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE:

Be
your best self! No one can dull your shine!