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Fela Durotoye

Executive Coach | Leadership Expert | Global Speaker | Nation Builder

Fela DUROTOYE is an Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Global Speaker & Nation Builder. He is the Founder/CEO of The GEMSTONE Group, a Leadership Development Institution comprising The GEMSTONE Leadership Institute, The GEMSTONE Leadership Network, and The GEMSTONE Nation Builders Foundation. Fela is highly regarded as one of Africa’s leading Executive Coaches. He is an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council (an invitation-only community for seniorlevel executives in the global coaching industry). FD, as he is fondly called, is renowned for his unique style of blended mentoring and coaching to help business and impact leaders achieve exponential growth in their key success parameters. His technique of inspirational leadership enables even the most successful executives & workforce of organizations to aspire to exceed their collective goals and to go beyond their perceived boundaries of possibilities. Through the course of his coaching & consulting career spanning over 27 years, Fela has developed & deployed his proprietary coaching framework - C.A.S.P.E.R - to deliver Clarity, Alignment, Strategy, Planning, Execution & Results to his clients who span across diverse sectors of the economy from Banking & Financial Services to Telecoms, Oil & Gas, FMCG as well as the Multilateral & Public Sector. As a leadership expert, Fela is currently on a mission to help 1 million people develop their leadership capacity and connect them with opportunities for exponential growth so that they can achieve excellent results and outstanding success in their personal and professional lives as they positively impact their communities, nation, continent and the world at large. Fela Durotoye is a guest lecturer on LEADERSHIP at the prestigious Stanford University SEED program designed to assist CEOs of businesses with operations across the African Continent to accomplish transformational growth.

At the core of his heart, Fela defines himself as a Nation Builder and he has been at the forefront of the movement to build a New Nigeria for over a decade. Perhaps his greatest contribution to Leadership Development & National Transformation is his Values Infusion Program through which he has been able to get over a million people to commit to living an exemplary lifestyle of Leadership & Excellence as defined by a set of 10 Values Statements framed in The GEMSTONE Personal Creed that is now being widely adopted by families, corporate organizations, schools & educational institutions, professional associations and state governments in Nigeria and across the globe. Fela is renowned for several history-making projects and initiatives on the national stage, including the Mushin Makeover Project which has been acclaimed as the largest non-governmental urban renewal initiative in Africa’s history. He is the recipient of several social, industry, and national awards for his leadership development and Nation Building activities. Fela Durotoye is an accomplished author who has several of his best-selling books published on Amazon. Fela graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science with Economics and later earned a Master's degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) from the same institution. He is also an Alumnus of the Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program of the prestigious Harvard University. Fela has also attended the High impact Leadership for a Better Society program at the prestigious Yale University. He is also a certified leadership coach of the John Maxwell Team. He is happily married to Tara Fela-Durotoye, a renowned Beauty Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of the House of Tara International; and together, they have 3 sons who think their dad is a superhero.