Abidemi Adewumi Aderinto is an Emotional Intelligence specialist and CEO of Blissful Unlearning Limited. A 1990 graduate of Political Science from the University of Lagos, Abidemi works with individuals to realise their best selves, and to live their best lives: one that is rich in fulfilment, happiness, and harmony using the power of their emotions. Her foray into this unique area of specialisation commenced when she decided that she wanted more out of life than the emotional rollercoaster she was experiencing. A certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Happiness coach, Abidemi spoke with Ademola Akinbola on how she has been working with her clients to help them gain emotional clarity and balance.
Give us an insight into your educational background
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lagos; Advance Diploma in Information Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Certified Happiness Coach Certificate from the Transformation Academy’ Certified CBT Coach from the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology, Certified Emotional intelligence Specialist from the Emotions City. I was also recognized by the Six Seconds Network: foremost EQ body globally. I am currently studying to be certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Tell us about your work experience
I started as an Admin Officer at Clair Resource, Lagos. I moved to Union Homes Savings and Loans for about six years. But I wanted more from life. So, I trained at Dabar leadership Institute, Lagos and became a member of the Emotions City faculty. I have worked as a therapist with the Midnight Listeners. I have worked with individuals in the areas of counselling and coaching. I also run trainings online and offline on emotional wellness
What is the motivation for starting your business outfit?
I want to help people get unstuck. I was stuck in my own life for quite a while and nothing changed till I did. A lot of people are not aware that the power to get unstuck lies with them: I would like to get them there. People need to realise the importance of their emotional and mental health and how it affects their lives and I would love to help with that. There is a serious gap between the emotionally challenged and available resources, and I would like to bridge the gap.
What is the vision and mission of your company?
Our Vision/Mission is to get as many people as possible to be emotionally balanced, working with individuals and organisations. To be foremost in offering solutions to the emotional and mentally challenged people in our world today.
How has the journey been? What are the challenges you are facing and how are you surmounting them?
I wish it could have been easier. The terrain has not warmed up to accepting help either with mental or emotional issues. We also have a challenge with getting corporate clients, getting paying customers, and getting platforms.
What are the new products and services you are offering?
There are quite a lot. Some of them are corporate training in EQ and team building. We also do individual coaching, working one-on-one and in groups. Other services that we offer are meditation classes, affirmation audios, and therapy sessions
Who are your target audiences?
Flustered individuals, whether they are professionals or not, emotionally drained people, and organisations.
What advice would you offer youths considering the current global challenges?
First and foremost, they must believe in themselves and follow their passion. They must always do good to others no matter what. Also, they should learn a skill that helps humanity. Money is good but it is not always about money.
Abidemi can be reached on +234 909 303 2087 and [email protected] You can also visit www.blissfulunlearnings.com.
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