The foremost in-demand speaker on motivation and peak performance across the globe.

Bankole Williams is a Consultant par excellence and a Peak Performance Coach who has a proven record of helping organizations develop their human capacity to surpass their annual financial targets. He is a renowned force in Consulting; assisting no less than twelve prominent banks in Nigeria develop and deploy solutions for long-term profitability and sustainability. For his exceptional work in Human Capacity Development, in 2019, he was given the Coaching Icons Award. In 2020, he was also named one of the most powerful people in Corporate Nigeria by Ynaija.

He is also a Social Reformer with a goal to solve the problems of unemployment and underemployment through his foundation – Live Your Dreams Africa Foundation. He has received several awards and recognitions for his inspiring social work in Youth and Social Development by State Governments, including Lagos State, Cross River State and Abia State. His foundation is the 2019 recipient of the Google.org Award for Youth Empowerment in Africa. Through his foundation, over 23,000 youth have been empowered and in 2019, his foundation created 682 jobs in Lagos. Bankole is presently on a mission to create 1,000 jobs across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

Bankole Williams is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP). He is a UK Certified Life & Career Coach and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council for Managing Consulting Institutes ICMCI). He is also a Fellow of the International Management Consultants Certification Board (FIMCB). He is also widely regarded as a Behavioral Change Expert. He is an emergent force to be reckoned with in the field of Management Consulting with over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and consulting fields. He is also a recipient of the Lagos State award of Excellence in Youth & Social Development.

Bankole Williams has designed, managed and facilitated several customer service and personal mastery training programmes.

   “I am certain that If you do not go within, you go without. Lack is purely a manifestation of

dependence on external factors as your source.”


In his quest to understand and optimize human potential, Bankole has gained management and career experience, first at Guaranty Trust Bank, where he was an invaluable member of the Human Resources Team. While at Guaranty Trust bank, he discovered his passion for workforce activation and man power development which led to his move to the Training department where he also facilitated trainings for staff in the bank, after which, he joined a reputable consulting firm – Visible Impact.

He is the Founder & Principal consultant at LYD Consulting; a firm committed to delivering consulting interventions that lead to transformational change. Bankole Williams has designed, managed and facilitated several customer service and personal/workplace mastery training programs, He has also facilitated management and leadership retreats for several organizations. He is an expert at delivering training solutions on product lines such as Self Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Coaching, Change management, Business Communication, Team bonding, Superior service delivery, Leadership, Selling skills, Employability, Enterprise development etc.

His facilitation skills are no doubt prolific, as he currently provides consulting interventions for banks and different organizations, some of which include, The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), the World Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access bank, Diamond Bank, SkyeBank, Union Bank, Heritage bank, Stanbic IBTC, StanbicIBTC pensions, First Bank, Fidelity bank, Oando, Konga, Google, NLNG, UTC and the Nigerian Stock Exchange to mention a few. He has facilitated various Culture Transformation initiatives for AshakaCement, team bonding retreats for Heritage bank and Stanbic IBTC, Executive management retreats for DPR, the PoloLuxury and NLNG.

Bankole’s greatest craving is to speak and cause people to discover and

optimize their God given potential.

He also empowers graduates at the After School Graduates Development Centre(AGDC) in partnership with the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) with speeches on Employability skills and Enterprise Development. In 2013, he was the Host on the “Market Place” on Smooth 98.1fm. A radio programme aimed at empowering business people with the skills necessary to successfully run their businesses. Bankole has been hosted twice on Moments with Mo where he spoke about “Employment or Slavery” and “The State of our nation.” He has also facilitated Career coaching sessions in partnership with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the JobMag Centre.

Bankole is the Founder of a Youth Entrepreneurship scheme called LiveYourDreamsAfrica; a platform he set up to challenge Africans to live their lives intentionally towards the achievement of their dreams. Through this platform, he showcases successful people in different walks of life who have against all odds consciously pursued their dreams to set up enterprises and are today celebrated for what they do. He has successfully held 6 editions(2013 – 2018) of this initiative gathering over 10,000 people to listen to successful people share true stories of how they unlocked their potentials in a seemingly difficult society like ours.

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