akanke adefunmi


Women’s Leadership Coach & Trainer 

Specializes In:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Women in Leadership
  • Self-Mastery for Leaders
  • Cognitive Agility
  • Energy Management


What I Bring To The Team:
I help women in leadership rise up to their next-level so they can have the impact, influence and powerful leadership necessary to playing big.

Top 3 Personal Values:
Variety, Growth, Impact

Fun Facts:
I love picnics,  I rarely cook the same thing twice and I’ll only know a few lines from a song and then I’ll simply make up the rest and sing it loud and proud (my kids like to make fun of me)

Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.



Akanke Adefunmi helps leaders rise up to their next-level so they can have the impact, influence and powerful leadership necessary to playing big. Her focus is on enhancing performance, productivity, confidence and calm through self-mastery. Assisting them to develop greater trust within themselves, learning to act from that trust, and elevating what you can create to deliver from that mindset.

She approaches coaching through the lens of self-mastery. When you begin mastering your thinking, attitudes, approach to decision-making, and how you respond and act in times of challenge and change, you perform at a higher level thus allowing you to achieve next-level results for you and the organization in which you work.

Leadership is more than simply a title or something you are born with. Ms. Adefunmi believes it’s a set of learnable skills and an inner resourcefulness that helps leaders to be more agile, nimble and resilient, and respond better to rapidly changing customers, services, products, tools and environments. Leaders are better able to inspire, connect, make decisions, be empathetic, and create a positive environment where everyone feels motivated to perform at their best.

She is also a martial artist alongside her son and enjoys hip-hop dancing with my daughter.


Education & Credentials

  • BFA, Advertising Design, Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Licensed Spiritual Practitioner (RSP) Centers for Spiritual Living
  • Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), The Coaches Training Institute
  • Workshop, Retreat and Seminar Leader, Leader to Luminary