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Project Start Over

Mar 5, 2020

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in Reality” - Robin Sharma 

Today’s guest, Tope Fajingbesi Balogun literally takes the above quote to another level! From buying her wedding dress before meeting her husband to buying the dress she’d meet President Obama in before this even became a reality to imagining speaking on the kind of stage she finally would to give the field pitch at Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign rally, the list goes on!! 

Tope is a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur, and an Agribusiness lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park in the USA. She is also the author of the best selling novel, Love in Cancun, Soulful Whispers and What Color is Your Money?. She created and hosts Impact Africa’s radio and She-EOprograms that inspire and enable personal and community development in Africa and Africans. She also invests considerable time and energy into creating a better world for children from low-income families through the education, healthcare and social welfare initiatives of United for Kids Foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2002. 

Tope’s main life mission is inspiring and empowering her tribe to find, fund and fully unleash their purpose driven lives so they can be the change makers they were created to be.

Tope was one of 30 African leaders invited to the U.S. White House in preparation for the 2014 U.S.-Africa leaders summit in May 2014, and President Obama’s Eid reception for Muslim Americans in July 2016. In addition to working on Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as an organizer in Michigan, Tope had the honor of giving the field pitch at Mrs. Clinton’s final presidential campaign rally in Grand Rapids Michiganon November 7, 2016. She was also the keynote speaker at the prestigious Grand Rapids City High School 2017 graduation ceremony on June 6, 2017.

Tope talks about everything on this episode! She speaks to the power of seeking quiet time and visioning and so openly shares her numerous start over stories and some really painful losses which she’s had which she believes birthed miracles in her life. What an amazing perspective to have!

She's also got one of her amazing She-EO events coming up in Abuja, Nigeria on 21 March 2020 which you don't want to miss! Get your tickets here!

It was such a joy talking to her on this episode! Enjoy!!! :) 

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Links mentioned in this episode

Love In Cancun 

Field Pitch At Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

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Tope’s websites


House of Ganiyah 

United For Kids Foundation 

She-EO Abuja Tickets

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Tope Fajingbesi Balogun – @tfaj17


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