Speaking & Corporate Consulting

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Titilayo Tinubu Ali, founder of Own Your Expertise, is available for podcast interviews, keynotes, workshops and interviews in-person and virtually. Her audiences include undergraduate and graduate students. law students, early career professionals, emerging entrepreneurs, and mid-career professionals. She also conducts lunch and learns, workshops and trainings to help corporations, nonprofits and institutions of higher learning to cultivate entrepreneurial skills in employees. 

Speaking and workshop topics include:

  • Building your personal brand
  • Taking an entrepreneurial approach to your career
  • Overcoming the imposter complex
  • Cultivating client and colleague relationships
  • Networking and business development for early-career professionals

Previous Engagements

  • Keynote Speaker, William Mitchell College of Law, Take Charge! How to Design a Career and Life You Love
  • Panelist, Catapult 2014, What Do You Want to Be Known For?
  • Panelist, Catapult 2013, Putting Social Media and Online Publishing to Work for Your Career
  • Panelist, How to Apply to and Thrive in Law School as a Nontraditional Student, Berkeley Law
  • Workshop Creator & Presenter, Berkeley Law, How to Land a Summer Job
  • Guest Speaker, North Atlanta High School, How to Develop Your Personal Brand for College Applications
  • Keynote Speaker, Spelman College, Adventures in Making Smart and Honest Career Choices

Media Clips

 

FindMyLawTutor.com Podcast Interview

Uncorked Podcast Interview

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"We booked Titilayo to speak to our students and alumni because we wanted a young, dynamic speaker who could present a fresh perspective on career goal setting and job searching to our students and recent grads. I really liked Titilayo’s message about taking responsibility for defining success on your own terms and creating your own opportunities. Titilayo packaged and presented some important messages together in a way that really resonated with our attendees. Plus her own story is inspiring, and gives the audience a sense of how this could really work in their own lives. Before, during, and after the event, every aspect of our interaction with Titilayo was easy, enjoyable, and professional.”

–J. Alison Morris, J.D., Alumni Relations Officer at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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“Titilayo's Go-Getter's Manifesto for Law Students has all the passion, vigor, and action of Steve Jobs’ graduation speech. You are so dedicated in inspiring attorneys to not just have a job but have or create a job you love. Thank you for being a credit and catalyst to change in our community!"   

–Su Dalal, Founder of FindMyLawTutor.com

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 Titilayo's story and her career tips were right on, and refreshingly optimistic. The most impactful part of the event was the opportunity for personal reflection."

- Andrew Lehner
Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

“Before hearing Titilayo speak, my outlook was simply: complete nerves and little choice. The most impactful part of Titilayo's talk was the exercise that got me thinking about my skills and strengths. Striving forward into the next chapter of my career, I feel like I have more direction and control.” 

–A.M., Law Student

“You have a passion AND the talent for seeing 1Ls succeed and get firm jobs.  Every presentation, especially that last one regarding on-campus interviews, was extremely clear and very helpful. After attending the presentations, I felt less anxious and more ready to conquer interviews.”

–L.L. (landed 1L firm job at an AmLaw 100 firm)

“ABSOLUTELY take Titilayo’s advice. She’s amazing! She is so willing to share how she makes things happen in her life.”

–A.T. (landed highly competitive law firm / in-house summer placement)

“You are a wealth of knowledge and expertise with a good head on your shoulders. You are filled with generosity and have the willingness to help. Thank you for everything.”

–S.T. (spent 1L summer clerking for a federal judge)

“Titilayo, thank you so much for this awesome, concise, encouraging career book! I just read your Manifesto and am so impressed that I’ll be recommending it far and wide to all the prelaw students and law school school applicants that I meet. It’s also very applicable to anyone looking for a job or making a career change so I’ll be sending non-lawyers to your site to get a copy too.

I hope people will read the Manifesto once, twice, three times to really absorb what you’re saying and take action on the four steps that you recommend. I love how you are both hard-hitting and very encouraging at the same time. Great job and thanks again.”

– Peg Cheng, Prelaw Admissions Expert at Prelaw Guru

 

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Titilayo Tinubu Ali

Titilayo Tinubu Ali is an attorney, writer and professional development expert. She founded Own Your Expertise® to help women professionals uncover their unique expertise, build their personal brands, and make a greater contribution to their fields through speaking, consulting and publishing. 

While in law school at UC Berkeley, she founded a legal career development website after her own success on the job market earned her a reputation among her peers as the go-to person for advice on landing legal jobs.  She is the author of The Go-Getter’s Manifesto: How Law Students Can Start Taking Career Matters Into Their Own Hands, which has been assigned reading in law school classrooms.

A corporate and intellectual property attorney and published author with over 15 years of consulting experience and clients spanning the corporate, nonprofit, philanthropic and public policy sectors, Titilayo brings deep knowledge and hard-earned wisdom to her speaking engagements.

Prior to her legal career, Titilayo worked as a communications specialist and media consultant for personal and institutional brands, placing news stories on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, and NPR. She developed strategies to help nonprofits expand their reach and helped artists and celebrities, including Outkast’s André 3000 and NBA hall-of-famer David Robinson, achieve their philanthropic goals.

She is also a published author whose education research has shaped the development of education systems in the United States, Canada and Ireland. In law school, Titilayo was a member of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and senior symposium editor of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law. Her legal writing won her a scholarship and a trip to the Grammy Awards for her paper Fan Finance: Alternatives To Securities Restrictions On Social Media-Based Fundraising.

She routinely trains and speaks in college, university and corporate settings on how new and emerging professionals can develop personal brands and take an entrepreneurial approach to designing their careers.

She earned a law degree from UC Berkeley, a master's degree in sociology and education policy from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in English, with honors, from Spelman College. She is a certified NxLeveL® entrepreneurship instructor trained to coach small business owners through launching new ventures.