6 Star Leaders

The Diversity of Life Brings Out the Best in Us; with Isioma Utomi

December 06, 2022 Aveline Clarke Season 2 Episode 48
6 Star Leaders
The Diversity of Life Brings Out the Best in Us; with Isioma Utomi
Show Notes

In this episode we met with a cross-continent educated Nigerian woman who brings a diverse education and background to her work. 

She has a degree in mechanical engineering and a masters degree in digital media, and with that colourful understanding of business and systems she helps business owners build teams, implement systems, embrace diversity and achieve sustainable goals.

This made for a very interesting conversation!

Here’s a summary of what we discussed:

04:10 - the journey from Nigeria to UK to USA

13:30 - the key take away from Six Sigma and Digital Media

18:41 - using design thinking to utilise empathy

20:29 - the importance of expressing your truth

23:30 - why organisations can’t pretend to care about their people

28:00 - 6 Star is not about perfection only, it’s about persistence

36:00 - the truth about competition and why we really shouldn’t focus on it so much

40:00 - the link between collaboration and competition

and much more…


Here's some information about our guest:

Isioma Utomi, Founder & CEO, Catalyst Experience Solutions; Founder, The Performance Upgrade Lab

Isioma Utomi is the CEO of Catalyst Experience Solutions and the founder of The Performance Upgrade Lab. Early in her career, she gained experience utilizing Six Sigma quality methodology and Lean tools to improve efficiency in Fortune 500 companies through data-driven processes. From there, she developed expertise in helping leaders think more strategically about talent development, innovation and customer experience as key drivers for sustainable growth. She is passionate about helping business owners build successful teams.

A Salzburg Global fellow, she promotes diversity in business and tech communities through events such as the Women Who Launch summit at Lagos Startup Week and supports achieving sustainable development goals for youth and women.

She has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and M.P.S. in Digital Media from Northeastern University.

Something Interesting About You

I'm the eldest of 5.

I love movie trivia and could go on for ages about Christopher Nolan movies.

What are you famous for?

High standards and continuous improvement


I: https://instagram.com/isiomautomi 

LI: https://linkedin.com/in/isiomautomi 

T: https://twitter.com/isiomautomi

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