How can leadership be viewed from the standpoint of giving, as well as guiding? Dan Owolabi, director of Branches Worldwide, a leadership development ministry, will give a talk titled “Servant Leadership Today” for University of Findlay’s Fridays at Findlay event on April 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Building’s TLB Auditorium.
Sponsored by First Federal Bank, the Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for members of the community, campus, and alumni regarding best leadership practices. Admission, which includes a hot breakfast, is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register and for more information, click here, email Cindy Lahey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 419-434-5334.
Drawing upon his talent for storytelling and passion for connecting with others, Owolabi has spent the past 15 years working to empower those around him. By guiding leaders to build stronger relationships professionally and personally, Owolabi has been able to share his fiercely held principle that leadership isn’t a status you get, but a service you give.
Owolabi’s dynamic presence and message are captured in this online talk about how to motivate people. He answers the pertinent question: “How do we help people around us do their very best work?”
For nearly a decade, Owolabi served as a teacher and pastor in Northeast Ohio. In 2017, he decided to take his passion for developing leaders to a wider audience. His immediate success and subsequent speaking invitations eventually led him to start a company dedicated to training and inspiring leaders around the country, including business executives, civic leaders, and nonprofit administrators.
Additionally, Owolabi is the executive director of Branches Worldwide, an innovative nonprofit aiming to impact 30 leaders in 30 countries for 30 years.
And, while he has helped thousands of business executives, educators, athletes, and young adults to lead more effectively, he is the first to recognize that his own most important leadership responsibility remains to his wife Erica and their two daughters.
Owolabi holds an undergraduate degree from Malone University and a graduate degree from Ashland University. When he isn’t traveling or speaking, he is most often reading, running, and spending time with his family.