Tell us about you.
My name is Isimemen Aladejobi; I am a wife, mother, and woman who loves the life she has. I am a transformational business and career growth strategist. I help people identify their potential and understand what’s not working in their lives or careers. I help people unlock and uncover their potential, help them get clear on their goals and what they want out of life, and then guide them through a step-by-step strategic plan to get there.
KISH: What is your dream, and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Isimemen : My dream is to help black women and women of color live the life God intended them to live, to help them come into their whole purpose, their full calling, and live a rich and fulfilled life. A life that they can look back on when they are 80 and say, “I am full. I’ve lived my life well, I have spent my life well, and I have lived my life with purpose and intention.”
Accomplishing this dream will benefit other people because it will change the world. It will change generations of people long after I am gone. I dream of helping them avoid brokenness, failure, and feeling like they’ve wasted their time in lack and poverty. And for me? Fulfilling my dream will fill me because it means I live and have lived out my purpose and calling.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Isimemen: I was inspired to pursue this dream because I was on a journey to figure out my purpose and calling, and I went through so much to figure it out, from changing my major multiple times to failing a class. However, I was always a top performer, from having multiple jobs to being unemployed to struggling to land a new role and figure out what I wanted to do. It was challenging for me. Once I finally figured out what I wanted to do years later, I asked myself, “what took me ten years?” I want the next woman who looks like me to get to where I was in ten weeks, not ten years. Shortening the time gap inspired me to create my coaching program, “Fulfilled.”
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Isimemen: While I’ve encountered numerous challenges, I can say that many of those challenges started in my mind. The first challenge I can remember was around graduating my starting my major as a senior in college because I did not know what I truly wanted to do. I was testing and trying and wasted all this time trying to figure things out. I became unemployed right before getting married because I was out of alignment and was not in the right role. I ended up being let go from this role. It was tough. I was challenged when trying to find a new job using old, outdated tactics that did not truly work. I remember I sat and stared at the ceiling and said, “Is this my life? I have an undergrad degree; I have a master’s. I’ve always been touted as smart and on point, and here I am, and I’m nothing working.” This time was terrible for me mentally. Running into wall after wall, knowing that I was full of potential and so brilliant, yet not being able to find my way through that was hard.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Isimemen: What pushed me to keep going were two things. First, knowing Jesus, walking with God, knowing He had a calling and purpose for me and finding Bible verses that supported that because God never changes. God is more intelligent, bigger, and better than me. So, if He’s saying this is true, then it’s true. The other thing is I had a vision. Second, I had a vision and knew God had called me to do this work. When I transitioned out of that season of looking for the right role, God called me into this place of finding my dream job and finding, not finding my dream, but helping other women find their dream jobs and giving them fundamental strategies that worked that helped them land jobs. It wasn’t a fleeting moment of excitement that led me to live out my vision. I was so clear that this was the thing that I should pursue. Even when I was growing the business and hit other challenges with growing the company, I knew that this was the work God called me to do. Vision and the truth of God inspired me and kept me going.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
Isimemen “When God gives you a dream, He will give you the strategy to bring that dream to life. Trust Him and know that your dream is God’s dream.”