IT seems about right to publish this post as it’s been a year since this event and I still remember a lot of what was said/ taught. That’s worth sharing right…
I randomly stumbled across an Instagram post about a collaboration between Steph and chiamaka for a whispering palm trip.. Basically what we got was a trip to whispering palm in badagry with chiamaka of social prefect and a training of how to create your online course by Steph Obi… I had always wanted to attend events organized by both women and this was the perfect example of killing two birds with one stone… I signed up immediately. Lol a friend said I jumped on it like a monkey… and Steph also gave us 3 months access to her online school… which was super useful for me.. She had courses on marketing, branding, canva etc.
Let me give a little context about both of them.. Steph Obi is the premier online course coach in Nigeria. Steph is really #goals cos she does all of what she does with so much passion joy and sincerity, its quite difficult to hate her. I am subscribed to her newsletters which are always educative and full of contagious energy.. She is one powerful person.. You can tell I like her right?
Social prefect tours is run by the social prefect, Chiamaka. Before we go into social prefect I have to mention that chiamaka is an amazing person, we went to uni together and even though we were not close she always had a smile on her face and always said Hi whenever we met. She was laid off form Jumia Nigeria and went ahead to start her travel and tours company which has been really successful so far. I love the way she makes the way travelling within Nigeria so much fun with her dance moves and fun games.
Oh.. Fun tip … I cant dance to save my life…
I had not (I still haven’t if im being honest) exactly caught the bug or travelling within Nigeria, probably cos I grew up like a military child. I had to travel every 3 months to and fro my boarding house secondary school which was about 10 states away by road. Sometimes we would stop to sleep over in a city and might use that opportunity to tour the city. Thanks to this, I have been to most of the southern, western and few Northern cities in Nigeria. I also get car sick easily so i avoid road trips as much as i can.
Nevertheless… People always say chiamakas trips are fun and I really wanted to go..
On the Day of the training we took off from Arch Bishop Vining in Ikeja (as usual, some people arrived late and delayed us) but the almost 2 hour trip was very interesting. We got to network and I met some amazing women in the Bus.. We had only 1 guy and almost 20 women btw. Lol… I totally unlearned the act of judging a book by its cover… all the women on the bus were beautiful but we were also pretty regular Nigerian women.. You would easily pass any of us on the road and just ignore .. Thinking “what would this one offer sef? “ Which is really sad because most of these women are doing amazing things… for example.
One lady who was much smaller than me (I’m quite tiny btw) showed us her weight loss book and pictures.. I think she lost almost 40KG in less than 2 years. If you see her before and after picture ehn… I was astounded… she was literally 1/3 of her previous size. I wish I had a picture to share.. This just showed that you can do anything you set your mind to with the right people around you.. despite limited resources. She showed us pictures of how she used to look and the difference was spectacular and yes it was the same person. I met Naomi whos the queen of live videos who is a fun and amazing person, a celebrity event planner, a linguist who actually makes money in Nigeria… and many other amazing women… Everyone had a unique story and I was supper impressed. We played some games in the bus and soon we were at Whispering palms Badagry in no time.
One lesson I learnt was to truly take interest and listen to people… (
raise up your hand if you are a professional at spacing out in conversations like me )everyone is unique, no one is really ordinary and networking is amazing. Mark Zuckerberg was once somebody’s next door neighbor in his small town before he blew abi..
Next order of business was a tour round the whispering palm.. Which was aight.. THE place has a lot of potential which it isn’t living to and can be made better. I would recommend it for a staycation and not a vacation.
We saw the slave trade museum, the waterfront… (there was no time for a boat ride), the bar, the zoo and gardens. Enjoy my mediocre iPhone pictures.
After the tour, we had the training which was soo packed, it was like an MBA course in 1 day. We all didn’t want it to end. We had to leave because it was getting dark but Steph wasn’t done.
Some things Steph touched on were:
- How to price your course
- Why you should start an online course
- The tech behind these things
- How to choose a topic.
- How to marker and remarket
- picking your target audience
- Packaging your course
- Money Blocks.
- people are looking for solutions not information.. and many others…
We had Photoshoots with Alleb Media, Breakfast, lunch,snacks some people had coconut water, etc.
Thinking about doing a Steph Obis Course? Totally do it, Its worth it
Thinking about an SP tour? Go for it, she makes everywhere fun and she’ll make you dance and you can see a lot of cool places in Nigeria.
Whispering Palms for a staycation? Yep Makes some sense. Didn’t check out their rooms so I don’t know about a night there.
Its been a year and it won’t make sense if I have had this experience and I didnt put it into practice… which leads me to introduce my first online course on skill share!!!!
Its not perfect but I just had a moment of why not.. And I went ahead and signed up for the skillshare 30 day challenge…
Its a fantastic starting point for my goals in 2018…
Have you had a SP, SO or WP experience?