We had the good fortune of connecting with Faith Emmanuel Faith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Faith, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I am largely driven by the need to add value to others. I am keen about the impact I am able to make by creating a product (digital and physical) or offering services that provide solutions that meets people’s needs
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a versatile human resource professional and I presently Lead the People and Culture at one of the fast-growing wealth techs in Africa. My journey has been quite interesting, I had a background in Economics and people with my background often pursue a career in finance, I am one of the exceptions.
It wasn’t an easy ride, as I climbed up the career ladder through consistent learning, adding value and creating visible and scalable solutions in different roles myself. I also wrote recognisable certifications, joined virtual communities and deliberately connected with people who had the relevant value and impact.
Having worked across different industries, the lessons I have learnt includes the following:
1. Always be willing to learn, we really do never stop learning and we learn from anything and everything
2. Don’t make a mistake twice (I am still learning this too😊)
3. Don’t just work, show you are working and let everyone, your stakeholders especially see the impact of your work.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This question is quite interesting, because I currently live in Lagos, but i would also talk about L.A. If you are visiting Lagos, we would probably stop by a spacious bookstore with serene environment, Ouida stores at Ikeja GRA and Roving heights at Landmark towers comes to mind. We would then visit a restaurant like Nok by alara (You get to experience traditional dishes in exciting manner) or Ocean basket. We would then visit Nike art gallery, TerraKulture and other eye-catching scenarios.
It would be great to see third mainland bridge (one of the longest bridges in Africa) at night, and also visit a 3D cinemas with VR simulations. I think this would give you a glimpse of Lagos.
For L.A, we could visit Malibu, or start with a window-shop at Rodeo drive. We could visit the grand centre square for a bit of shopping and networking before going the beach, or disney, because are we not children one way or the other?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shout-out to Dolapo Dahunsi, Samuel Akinlotan, Funto Koya and Ijeoma Nkwota for their investment in my career.