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Build your executive brand, become a trusted media source, and make a higher contribution as a thought leader in your field.

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You know you should be "out there."

You have knowledge, experience and valuable insights that should be shaping your field.

The media should have on speed dial as a trusted source.

You should be a prominent voice in your industry providing commentary at crucial turning points.

It's about changing the conversation and, ultimately, changing the game.

  • The world wins when your ideas are leading us into a smarter, better future.
  • Your company wins when you raise its profile and bring in new business.
  • Your team wins when you lead and inspire others to be more visible.
  • And, of course, you win as you build your reputation and strengthen your executive brand.

Thought leadership is sharing your expertise in timely, relevant ways that build trust and generate demand for your knowledge and services.

Podcasts

Articles

Videos

Interviews

Speaking

If you are like most of our clients, you probably want to...

  • Reach more people with your ideas
  • Shape and shift culture
  • Do meaningful work
  • Bring in more business
  • Make a higher contribution
  • Increase demand for your services

But right now you might be...

  • Worried about adding more to your plate
  • Allergic to social media
  • Already overwhelmed with speaking and media requests
  • Unsure of where to start first
  • Confused by all of the tech and logistics
  • Struggling with concisely communicating your expertise

Trying to figure things out on your own has left you more overwhelmed.

  • It's hard to keep up with the ever-changing advice and tips
  • You're exhausted from trying to be everywhere online
  • Opportunities to speak come across your inbox, but you have to scramble to prepare
  • You're unsure which activities yield the best return on your time
  • You're busy and don't want your visibility activities to become another job

Being more visible doesn't have to mean adding more to your plate.

You can elevate your executive presence, become a trusted media resource and make a higher contribution as a thought leader in your field in a way that aligns with your life using our proven system and framework.

*And because we know you're busy, enrollment in our program includes access for a team member or junior associate to help you stay on track.

Hi, I'm Titilayo.

I want to live in a world where bold, brilliant leaders from many backgrounds share the mic, rock the stage and spread ideas that change the game.

For the past 17 years, my career has spanned the public policy, private and philanthropic sectors working to remove barriers to education and economic opportunity.

My communications background has informed my legal and research career, and I've been intentional about getting ideas off the shelf and into the world. I have appeared extensively in the press, including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, The Hill, Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio.

I founded the Own Your Expertise® Executive Coaching Program to bring high-level communications competencies to more executives and the teams they lead so that your contributions can extend beyond the boardroom and make the impact we all need.

SELECT MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

I bring to this work...

  • 17+ years in communications and strategy consulting helping executives and senior professionals land media mentions and become go-to experts in their fields
  • Publishing experience as co-author of two graduate-level textbooks with citations in numerous scholarly journals
  • Legal experience practicing business and employment law for startups and Fortune 100 companies
  • Experience teaching numerous workshops and trainings on executive presence and branding with past partners and clients including King & Spalding, Square, BumbleBizz, Ms. JD and more
  • Coaching certification and formal education from UC Berkeley School of Law, J.D., Columbia University, M.A. and Spelman College, B.A., with honors
  • Ready and organized for speaking requests when they come your way
  • Regularly serving as a media source and weighing in on important conversations in your field
  • Expanding your executive presence and establishing your credibility beyond your immediate network
  • Finally feeling fully utilized and making a higher contribution in your field
  • Inspiring others to step into their full leadership capacity because you've lit the way

Our signature high-touch executive coaching program that gives you the support, systems and step-by-step training to build your executive brand, become a trusted media source, and make a higher contribution as a thought leader in your field.

Bi-Weekly Coaching

to work through any questions and build new skills

Step-by-Step Trainings

with clear milestones and checkpoints as you progress

Personal Feedback

on everything you create inside of the program

Templates & Scripts

to save you time and support you as you implement

It's your time to rise. Let's get started.

Apply now to learn more about the Own Your Expertise® Executive Coaching Program and access our exclusive training for accepted applicants.

We are so excited to see if you're a good fit to work with us to build your executive brand, become a trusted media resource and make a higher contribution as a thought leader in your field. Please take a moment to complete the form below so that we can learn more about you and see how we can help you. Please be as detailed as possible and take this opportunity to tell us why you would be a good addition to program.

Here's what's included in the Own Your Expertise® Executive Coaching Program


STEP-BY-STEP TRAININGS AND RESOURCES

Designed with busy executives in mind, each month you will receive bite-sized, step-by-step trainings and assignments as you progress through the program. Expect to spend no more than 3-5 hours each month.

At your request, we are happy to provide complimentary program access for one of your team members (e.g. executive assistant, associate) to support you as you implement the program.

FILLABLE TEMPLATES AND SPREADSHEETS

We provide templates, checklists, scripts and tutorials for everything to help you implement faster. You'll receive templates for preparing for speaking keynotes, conducting media interviews, tracking your media coverage, developing your speaking topics, auditing and polishing your online presence, and more.

COACHING CALLS TWICE A MONTH

Twice a month, we host Zoom group coaching calls where you can get all of your questions answered in an intimate group of fellow program participants. You'll have the benefit of learning within a curated community of likeminded colleagues and get support as you move through the program.

1:1 FEEDBACK ON YOUR ASSIGNMENTS

Each week, you have the opportunity to submit your work and receive 1:1 recorded feedback on your assignments. One of the many benefits of our group format is that you'll receive valuable insights from the feedback we give to others.

A PRIVATE COMMUNITY OF LIKEMINDED PEERS

We are cultivating the best and only community of impact-driven, brilliant executives who are ready to lead at a higher level. You'll make new connections, share wins, and learn from what's working for others as they step out as more visible leaders in their fields.

Here's what we'll do together in the Own Your Expertise® Executive Coaching Program

  • Develop a thought leadership strategy that attracts opportunities so that you don't have to spend time chasing them
  • Determine your unique executive brand positioning that makes you the obvious go-to resource in your field
  • Design your thought leadership assets and refine your online presence
  • Equip your executive assistant (or one other team member of your choice) with streamlined tools to support you and protect your time as you add thought leadership activities to your schedule
  • Give you templates and workflows to streamline the logistics of media engagements, speaking and other visibility activities
  • Prep you for media engagements and speaking opportunities so that you aren't scrambling when requests come in
  • Create a streamlined, steady, repeatable thought leadership system without stress and overwhelm

PHASE ONE:
Clarify Your Expertise

We'll start by clarifying your unique expertise and standout positioning in your field. You'll gain a better understanding of your core audiences and how to enter the conversation with your unique contributions.

PHASE TWO:
Create Your Executive Brand Assets

We'll audit your executive presence and develop new content and assets so that you are prepared well before requests come your way. We will help you target your visibility activities based on data you uncover in Phase One, and we will optimize your executive presence assets for maximum impact and reach.

PHASE THREE:
Connect With the Media and Contribute to Your Field

We will help you package your expertise into concise articles and media talking points and help you connect with reporters and audiences who want your insights. We will work with you to identify key media and publication outlets, build relationships with reporters who cover your beat, and position you to land media coverage and speaking opportunities. Each step of the way, you'll use our templates, scripts, checklists and workflows to implement with ease and flow.

Participate from anywhere in the world.

Our fully virtual program allows you to join from anywhere. Trainings are accessible through a private portal, and all coaching calls are recorded so you can join live or listen on your own time.

Plus, you'll have access to the program for six months in case you need to pause or go at your own pace. This isn't a race, and we're here to support you along the way.

Own Your Expertise® is for you whether you're new to thought leadership or you have existing activities that you want to streamline.

"I'm already engaged in thought leadership activities..."

Great. We can help you streamline your thought leadership activities, create a cohesive strategy (instead of ad hoc engagements), and refine your messaging. We also provide templates and workflows to support your team in offloading some of the logistics of speaking and media engagements so that you can spend more of your valuable time in your zone of genius.


"I've never done any thought leadership activities..."

No problem. You already have the most important foundationsignificant experience in your field and knowledge worth sharing. We take you step-by-step through the process of clarifying your expertise, setting up your executive brand assets, and connecting with the media in ways that save you time and increase your impact.

Please note: This program is not a good fit if you are new in your career or transitioning into a new field (our methods start with a foundation that you already have 10+ years of experience as an executive or senior-level professional).

Don't wait and wonder where you could have been six months from now.

Thought leadership has numerous benefits that you can't afford to put off:

generates bid requests and wins business opportunities

helps you command a premium for your services

drives growth with existing customers

sparks innovation in your field

SOURCE: EDELMAN-LINKEDIN THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY, 2019

We're on a mission to help more brilliant leaders expand their reach and share knowledge that matters.

Let me show you how to master the only thought leadership system that builds your executive brand, makes an impact and generates demand for your work without the stress and overwhelm.