Adesola (Sola) Adesakin, is a Personal/ Business Finance Coach and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of hands-on experience.
She is passionate about helping people at individual and business levels, understand the “make-manage-multiply money” message, maximize their resources, achieve their crucial financial milestones and build true wealth, through the concept of financial planning.
Through the Smart Stewards Financial Advisory Limited; a holding company that owns The Smart Investment Club, The Smart Stewards Academy, Booksmart Financial Solutions, and other subsidiaries, including the Smart Stewards Advisory LLC, registered in Delaware, USA.
Sola has helped many people; young and old as well as businesses in over 25 countries, bounce back from financial stress to rest, from debt to wealth to living amazing lives. As a financial enthusiast, Sola is an advocate for SDG5 and SDG10, with a firm belief for achieving gender equality and reducing inequality via financial literacy, financial technology, and access to funding, especially for women entrepreneurs and family units.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ( ICAN), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA), a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and she holds BSC and MBA degrees from the Oxford Brookes University and Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom respectively. She is an Alumnae of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, an initiative of the US Embassy in Nigeria, an alumnae of Cherie Blair Foundation’s Road To Growth Program, as well as an alumnae of Goldman Sach’s 10000 Women Program. She is a member of the Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Mentorship Network of The United States of America.
Sola has facilitated for government Parastatals and private institutions and she has been recognized by several Nigerian companies, including First Bank, Ecobank, amongst others, as one of Nigeria’s finest, upcoming business women. She is a Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentor, and she sits on the board of 2 Nigerian NGOS. She is an author of currently 8 published books and several unpublished articles, in the public domain. Sola was recognized as one of Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women in 2020 and has won many awards in recognition of her job in the Finance and Business Industry.
She has recently been admitted into the Forbes Coaching Council, as she continues to leverage global alliances and partnerships to demystify and amplify the money message around the world.