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DCM Student Lanre Olusola Receives Double Honorary PhDs in Behavioural Change Psychology and Leadership

Monday, 20 June 2022

Lanre Olusola

Lanre Olusola, one of Oxford Brookes Business School’s Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring students, has been awarded two honorary doctorates for his contribution to his profession, discipline and clients.

Olusola highlighted the role that Oxford Brookes Business played in his coaching development and sends his special thanks to his PhD supervisors Dr Ioanna Iordannou and Dr Christian Ehrlich.

Lanre Olusola was conferred with two Honorary PhDs over the weekend in recognition of his incredible track record of excellent performance in service to humanity. 

Olusola first bagged an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Behavioural Change Psychology from Escae Benin University. However, it soon became a double celebration as he was also surprised with a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from the Myles Leadership University. 

According to the Registrar of the Escae Benin University, the PhD is due to Olusola’s “immense contributions to the human capital and capacity development industry, also because he revolutionised the coaching industry in Africa with the OLCA academy; having spent over two decades building great businesses and leaders in different sectors of the economy in the world.” 

For the Governing Council of the Myles Leadership University, Olusola was decorated with a Doctor of Humane Letters because of “his long-standing contribution in the areas of youth development, coaching, behavioural change development, business development, leadership, and philanthropy”. 

Recently Olusola also won the ‘Coach of the Year’ award from the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting & Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) award held in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was chosen ahead of 7 nominees from hundreds of nominations across Africa.

The organisers shared that the Africa Coaching and Consulting Award is given to individuals or organisations who have made inspirational contributions to the life coaching industry in Africa.

"ABCCCP was looking for individuals, corporates, organs of state, and academic institutions who have made excellent contributions to the successful growth of coaching in Africa,” - said Dr Mongezi C Makhalima, Chairperson of the ABCCCP Board. “We found that no person deserves the recognition more than Lanre Olusola. The Award is an apt recognition of his personal input into the overall success,” he added. 

With over two decades of professional experience, Olusola is popularly referred to as Africa’s premier life coach who pioneered the life coaching industry in Nigeria and created West Africa’s first wholly integrative coaching academy, the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy (OLCA).