Born and raised in Nigeria, he attended a 2-year college at the School of Radiology, leaving after a few months to finish a 4-year college at the University of Ibadan ending with a bachelor's degree in Geography under the department of Social Sciences. During the holidays, he occassionally worked for his father in the medical field as a technician and independently in the entertainment business but after graduating from college in 2000, he moved into a management position in the Aviation and Airline Industry. A couple of years later, Olayiwola A. Alara got married, moved into the United States March 2004 and began working for the Banking and Financial Service Industry. This transition motivated and inspired him towards entrepreneurship but this dream was almost cut short after experiencing many challenges such as the loss of a marriage, termination of employment, bankruptcy and homelessness.
In his own words he said "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade and drink from it". Olayiwola Alara rose from the ashes, created a vision to become a speaker, supporting others professionally and personally through experiences how to properly transition into their purpose and destiny. He founded AAGC, Allenalara Group of Companies, LLC, a holding that provides services such as Leadership Development and Executive Coaching, operates Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital, partnering with entrepreneurs, business leaders and big corporations worldwide to grow sucessfully.
Olayiwola A. Alara credits his survival through his faith in God. Claiming that seeing everything in life from a bird's eye view gives a wider and bigger perspective how to survive in a constantly evolving world when we embrace people of different race, culture, faith, religion, gender and sexuality in humility. Today Olayiwola Alara affects the lives of many through books, blogs, video blogs, articles, web sites, speeches and more and has developed many avenues to give back to our global community. He is highly respected among his peers and trusted with opportunity that impact our global economy. He lives in New York and he is the father of 3 beautiful children.
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