Titilayo Tinubu Ali
founder & lead strategist
For the past 15 years, I've consulted and mentored emerging entrepreneurs alongside my career as an attorney, writer and education policy analyst.
I've seen too many smart women leap into entrepreneurship unprepared or stay in their jobs and feel underutilized because they aren't fully leveraging their skills. That's why I developed the Own Your Expertise® method, a process for that helps women professionals uncover their unique expertise and leverage it.
My purpose is to help thriving women professionals make an even greater impact at work while building their personal brands and contributing to their fields at an even higher level through consulting, speaking and publishing.
Why do I do this work? Because I believe that when women professionals cultivate entrepreneurial skills, they will be even more equipped to rise into leadership and be prepared to work for themselves in the future if they choose to.
Get started by downloading my guide, Being the Brand. In this 19-page guide, you'll learn:
- My journey to entrepreneurship and launching my own communications firm just a year out of college
- Why I suggest you keep your job and cultivate entrepreneurial habits before you leap
- The top three mistakes entrepreneurial women make (and three action steps you should take instead)
- A simple tool to get clarity on what your speaking, consulting or publishing offer should be
for individuals & ORGANIZATIONS
Through one-on-one private consulting, I help entrepreneurial women professionals develop custom plans for leveraging their skills and building their personal brand through speaking, consulting and publishing.
I help employers, colleges and universities develop entrepreneurial women employees who spur innovation, expand brand presence and rise into greater leadership and influence in the workplace and in their communities.
what people are saying
Disclosure: Our clients did not receive compensation for sharing their experiences. While our clients may share certain outcomes and income results, these testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of working with us. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, business acumen, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, or income level.
"my first consulting gig is actually in the works, and A world of opportunities opened up."
Before working with Titilayo, I wasn't sure where to start, how to organize, or what was possible in the consulting field. I lacked knowledge of a succinct system to get me to the place of starting and was unclear about the path to consulting.
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
"The strategy session helped me realize that I have so much experience that I can offer to potential clients."
Before my strategy session with Titilayo, I struggled with identifying what skills and services I have to share outside of my 9 to 5.
The strategy session helped me realize that I have so much experience that I can offer to potential clients. Because of our session, I now see new opportunities at every turn.
Titilayo is a dream to work with. She is warm, knowledgeable and relatable. I appreciated that she prepared for our session by researching my work and offering pointed guidance and suggestions. I highly recommend you work with Titilayo!
—Chantá Parker, Attorney & Creator at Memo to Mattie
"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 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.
Through our work together, I've learned not to be a perfectionist and to build, measure, learn and repeat. I now believe that I'm expert enough, I'm organized financially, and I've identified my niche.
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
"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!"
I chose to work with Titilayo because of her proven success in supporting entrepreneurs. She is innovative, supportive, and inspiring. I was the person in her mastermind course who had the pieces of the puzzle, but struggled to put them together because I wanted everything to be perfect. 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.
"I did not have a roadmap, and now I do."
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