“Do what’s right, in the right way”- US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor said this to me. When I think about people in my life that have motivated me to start my own company, she’s on the top of my list, I’ve always liked how she overcame poverty and excelled in school and achieved numerous accolades, including being a member of Supreme Court of the United States.
I grew up in a large family where all 6 of my siblings were taught to value education at an early age. I went to the elite & prestigious boarding secondary school Federal Government College Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria, after passing two highly competitive and selective national examinations. At F.G.C. Okigwe I learned a lot of fundamentals and advanced topics that are taught in graduate schools in the US from the age of thirteen to eighteen. Both of my parents have walked the walk and have shown me through their actions the importance of school and striving to be my best self. My dad graduated with all his numerous degrees on full scholarship and even earned his PhD at an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania. My late mother also graduated with three Masters from Ohio State University, all on full academic scholarship.
I started my own educational advisement consultation company to demystify the educational process. I want to show others how to gain acceptance to prestigious schools and programs, obtain scholarships and how to tackle admissions exams. Most companies focus on strategies, not the fundamentals. With going to two prestigious schools in two vastly different cultures; Nigeria and USA, I have been able to develop a hybrid approach which focuses on mastering fundamentals (Nigerian method) and on strategies (Western Method).
I found a gap in strategic consulting in how consulting companies practice, because they mainly fixed problems, moved on, and don’t establish an ongoing relationship, mentoring, educating and relationship with clients and their ongoing projects. We, at Aladi Consulting, focus on maximizing shareholder value not at the expense of quality, consumers, the environment, and/or the society. We focus on establishing an ongoing business relationship that educates, mentors, and is in tune with the vital life pulse of the companies we serve, thus, we want to be there at the slightest indication of problems to fix them before they get out of hand and minimize the costs to our clients.
- Participated in writing the Niagara Moot Court 2011 Bench Memo
- Case Western Reserve University, Law 1L Student Bar Association Senator
- Law-Medicine Fellow & Scholar (Case Western Reserve University)
- Frederick K. Cox International Law Fellow (Case Western Reserve University),
- Weatherhead School of Management, Enterprise Development (ENTP 418) Innovation Champion –Team CEO/Leader (Fall 2008),
- 4th place Cleveland Clinic Solutions Case Competition (2008)
- 2nd place Cleveland Clinic Solutions Case Competition (2007)
- National Black MBA Association/Medical Mutual Scholar (2007)
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2006)
- Satcher-Pamies Scholar, Case Western Reserve University
- Golden Key International Honor Society
- Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology)
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- Phi Theta Kappa
- 1st place in Biological Sciences at the 7th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore College (October 16th, 2004)
- Omnicron Delta Kappa
- National Scholars Honors Society
- Maryland State Senatorial & Delegate Scholarships
- University of Maryland Baltimore, Honors College
- Meyerhoff/MARC U*STAR Scholar