Case Studies

Jumoke Ipadeola

"An Aha moment for me was watching the video of that interview granted by a 25-year old Malaysian cabinet member. I was the youngest candidate in the Governorship elections held in Nigeria in March 2019. Although I lost the election, seeing a younger office-holder than I was so reaffirming."

Name: Jumoke Ipadeola

Position: Founder

Company: Vergold Consulting

Industry: Consulting Services

Programme and year attended: Commonwealth100, 2019

Hometown (City, Country): Ibadan, Nigeria

  1. What are you most passionate about?
    I am most passionate about learning new things and finding ways of imparting them to others, or using them to change the lives of others around me in a positive way.

  2. What was your biggest learning from the programme?
    My biggest learning from the programme is the module, "Interconnected". It corroborated what I had always believed, that leadership is defined not by title but by how large my circle of influence is. Moreover, circle of influence does not necessarily mean my followership alone; it also includes how wide and diverse is the pool of (human) resources accessible by me.

  3. How has your life changed after Common Purpose?
    After Common Purpose, my vision became more grounded, more vivid. The storyboard session was deeply clarifying, and as one of the final exercises on the programme. It has had a lasting impact on me.