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Leverage your skills. Secure your future.

Own Your Expertise® is an 8-week online training program designed to help black women professionals develop the business and leadership skills to work for themselves.

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If you had to create work for yourself, would you know where to start?

If you’re drawing a blank, you’re not alone. Our many years of education taught us how to be great employees, but no one taught us how to be a boss.

Now the future of work is making it even more important that we know how to fly solo.

Studies predict that by the year 2027 the majority of the U.S. workforce will be independent freelancers.

Knowing how to pitch clients, generate business, and market, sell and deliver your professional brilliance gives you options.

And when you have the business skills to create work for yourself, you can walk with a certain confidence and freedom knowing that you’ve got YOU.

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Over the course of working with Titilayo, I developed a clear vision for how I will start consulting, where this could possibly lead, and I reaffirmed my value in the space I intend to consult in. My first consulting gig is actually in the works, and I feel like a world of opportunities opened up.

—Jenay Sermon, Ph.D., Education Researcher and Innovator


Titilayo showed me how to get out of my own way and walk through a simple process where I quickly gained momentum and so much confidence. Within 8 weeks of working together, I submitted a six-figure multi-year proposal for a major client—AND I landed it! Now after a few months I have several new clients and I am using all of the skills, tools, and templates that Titilayo shared with my mastermind group. 

—Danielle E.


I had been in business before, and I was mentally ready to start another business, but I was struggling with structure and developing a focused strategy for how to begin. 

Just two months after working with Titilayo, I submitted my first proposal, gained my first paying clients and turned a profit for the first time in my business. I'm officially an entrepreneur again! 

—Deanna Mason, Creator and Founder of Refreshed Moms



“Before working with Titilayo, I was having a hard time figuring out my niche. Over the course of working together, I have narrowed my niche; determined the cost value of my services; and learned about designing a marketing strategy. My perspective has definitely shifted from hesitant entrepreneur to confident consultant, and I have several new prospects.

I did not have a roadmap and now I do. Titilayo has been exactly what you need a coach to be...knowledgeable, encouraging, energetic, resourceful and flexible. I am so appreciative and better off for having taken part in the process. 

—M.J. Lane, Trust Administrator & Attorney

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Preparing black women professionals to lead and work on their own terms.

During our 8-week online accelerator, participants walk though our step-by-step business and leadership development process and receive coaching and insights from experienced founders.

At the end of the accelerator, Own Your Expertise® graduates have the business skills, network, leadership mindset and hands-on experience to successfully land their first consulting clients.

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Here’s how it works:


Live Weekly Online Classes

Participate from anywhere in the world through our online meeting platform.


Bi-Weekly COACHING Check-Ins

Ask questions and work through any challenges in our bi-weekly group coaching sessions



Get support and accountability by connecting with other cohort members in the private group.

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Monthly masterclasses with women founders

During the 8-week accelerator and as a graduate, you’ll get access to monthly masterclasses with women founders who’ll share honest, transparent and practical stories of how they are being entrepreneurial at work, building businesses, transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, managing work and family, and so much more.

Here’s some of the women you’ll hear from:

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The next cohort of the Own Your Expertise® accelerator launches this summer and spots will be limited. Enter your name and email address below to add your name to the invitation list and be the first to know when registration opens.

Your Instructor

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Titilayo Tinubu Ali is founder of Own Your Expertise®, an online training program that helps black women professionals develop the business and leadership skills to work for themselves.

For the past 16 years, Titilayo has mentored emerging leaders and entrepreneurs alongside her career as an attorney, consultant and education policy researcher. She has coached women through landing their first consulting clients, generating $100,000+ in revenue, and turning their first profits in less than three months.

She routinely trains and speaks in college, university and corporate settings on how professionals can develop personal brands and take ownership of their careers.

Titilayo earned her an honors B.A. from Spelman College, an M.A. from Columbia University and J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. She’s a certified entrepreneurship instructor for small business owners.

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Take the first step and add your name to the invite list.

You’ll get program updates and be the first to know when doors open for enrollment in our next cohort.