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FORBES: Performance Strategist, Abiola Salami, Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council



World-class Performance Coach and author of The Magic of Emotional Intelligence, Abiola Salami has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Abiola was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Abiola Salami into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Coaches Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Abiola has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Abiola will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.


QUOTE FROM ABIOLA: “No doubt, Forbes is a signature of distinction amongst the 1% of the 1% of high performing leaders. I’m humbled to be part of a community of the highest ranking thought leaders in the world. I look forward to leveraging this opportunity to build coalitions, contribute cutting edge knowledge to the community and deepen my expertise. With these, CHAMP is further positioned to elevate the performance levels of the forward-thinking executives as well the organisations and governments we engage across the globe.”


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.



Abiola ‘Champ’ Salami is a World-class Performance Strategist committed to raising world class leaders and improving the productive capacity and brand perception of organizations and governments. He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Lagos Business School and American Government’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

He was announced in United Nations supported top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent class of 2020 upon the opening of the United Nations 75th General Assembly. He was also recognized as one of Africa’s Most Influential Coaching Leaders by the duo of African Leadership Awards and World HRD Congress




The Magic of Emotional Intelligence: How Champions Apply Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Peak Performance and Advancement in Life is a necessary tool designed to help everyone nurture, manage, control, and dispense the right and healthy emotions in our actions and relationships. It is a must read for every champion, who seeks to respond, grow and become more productive through work and life challenges.

The book is available in the following formats:

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