Efe Fruci

Efe Fruci

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vancouver , British Columbia

TEDx Speaker | Career And Confidence Coach | Entrepreneur | Consultant | Mental Health Activist

Efe Fruci, a distinguished TEDx Speaker and serial entrepreneur emerges as a seasoned professional career and confidence coach, boasting a wealth of over 10 years of experience. Her dedicated mission revolves around guiding individuals, particularly women, in constructing unshakable confidence and acquiring the essential steps to lead successful, purposeful lives. Renowned as the author of 'Faith Over Fear,' Efe's literary work transcends conventional self-help, employing positive psychology to inspire others to recognize and embrace their innate greatness. Through her empowering words, individuals are emboldened to dream audaciously, navigating life's challenges with a profound sense of confidence.
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Watch God Work

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Efe Fruci talks Black Midwifery, Childhood Illness, Faith, Confidence Coaching &More| Watch God Work
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Self Care, Motivation & Embracing Diversity | Efe Fruci, Accenture
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INTERVIEW: "Confidence Coach" Efe Fruci

EFE FRUCI BIOGRAPHY

Efe Fruci is a TEDx speaker and a globally recognized career and confidence coach with 10+ years of experience. She is on a mission to use positive psychology to help women build their confidence and learn the steps needed to live their desired lives successfully.

Her ultimate goal is to use her decade-long experience as a serial entrepreneur, coach, scientist, CEO, and author to assist women with their career and life transitions, build their career roadmap, and equip them with tools to stand out and reach their biggest breakthroughs. From the electrifying TEDx Talk, “The Heartbeat of Infertility”, where she courageously addressed and shattered societal stigma surrounding fertility, sparking vital conversations and fostering empathy, to the captivating pages of her book, “Faith Over Fear,” she is dedicated to leaving an indelible mark in others and the world.

Efe is pursuing an Executive Leadership certification at the University of Oxford. She also holds a diploma in Nursing/Midwifery and degrees in Biomedical Science and Health Sciences from Oxford, which secured her seat at the STEM table and set the bar for other prominent Black women, a space held by too few Black women.

Her career and confidence coaching philosophy centers on the belief that an empowered woman today is a leader tomorrow. Efe’s clients have included people from all walks of life, from students to top executives in Africa, Europe, and North America. She has traveled extensively to impart insights and lessons on leadership, social impact, confidence, and well-being to diverse audiences.

Efe’s professional journey encompasses extensive collaboration with multinational corporations such as GSK, Accenture, Pfizer, Roche, and Novartis, as well as diverse enterprises like Athleta, PHSA, the Jean Augustine Youth Empowerment Center, and the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her consulting prowess spans a broad spectrum, from optimizing operations and talent recruitment to driving wellness initiatives and orchestrating flawless event management.

Committed to empowering her clients, Efe empowers them with the tools and knowledge necessary for unparalleled success. Recognized as a paragon of inspiration, she graces Linamar’s Women in STEM 2024 calendar as a role model for the See It Be It STEM It initiative. Beyond her professional endeavors, Efe’s philanthropic spirit shines through her contributions to esteemed boards such as Grl Pwr LA and The New Westminster Chambers of Commerce.

Efe’s journey is characterized by versatility; from her tenure as a Sous Chef at Hotel Conrad Brussels to her impactful endeavors in education advancement and women’s empowerment, she consistently harnesses her exceptional communication, leadership, coaching and consulting, and equity skills to drive transformative change.

She is a visionary, motivator, mental health activist, community builder, and connector. She is passionate about leveraging her multilingual assets to support newcomers to Canada, business owners, and entrepreneurs in connecting with others from a similar community, helping to bridge the gap often created due to language barriers.

Founder and executive director of Odihi Foundation, The Agape Initiative, and On Your Block Multicultural Festival organizer.

She is also a woman of many talents and is passionate about building intentional communities and creating spaces for others to be seen and experience a sense of belonging.

Outside of running her businesses, Efe is passionate about travelling and outdoor pursuits like hiking, reading, and the art of culinary creation, often shared through hosting intimate gatherings with friends and family.

Ultimately, Efe is a proud Black woman of faith who believes that freedom, women’s empowerment, confidence, and a sense of belonging are not just ideals but potent sources of inspiration, shaping a world where every individual can thrive and contribute to the collective greatness of our global community. In the eloquent words of Maya Angelou, ‘The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.’

Efe embodies this wisdom, channeling her ambitions toward creating meaningful connections and fostering positive change that resonates on a deeply human level. She resides in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and family.

Books

Faith Over Fear
Faith Over Fear
FAITH OVER FEAR will awaken your soul, build your confidence and elevate your self-esteem. It will equip you to have faith in yourself, in your skills, talents and in your abilities. It will take you on a personal journey showing you that from your pain and struggles comes power and strength when...

Articles & Media

New Westminster-based Odihi Foundation is building bridges for BIPOC women

BCBusiness

Efe Fruci’s career has been an uphill battle. From getting bullied as a kid in Nigeria to now serving as the executive director of a not-for-profit organization, Fruci says that, as a Black woman, she has had to overcome barriers and discrimination at every turn.
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This BIPOC Women’s Foundation Advocates For Equal Representation In The Workplace

Vita Daily

A recent study from Business Insider shows that out of all the CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, 37 are female, but only two are Black females. This startling statistic is Odihi’s drive as they work to address the lack of colour in top-level business positions to change the narrative for BIPOC women worldwide. Odihi offers a community to connect with industry experts, organizations and companies that offer leadership training and mentorship. We chatted with founder Efe Fruci to learn more.
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EFE FRUCI – SUPPORTING GREATNESS IN OTHERS

OXFORD BROOKES MAGAZINE

Efe Fruci is founder of Odihi, a Vancouver-based organisation that improves the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and marginalised People of Colour) women and girls. Efe grew up in Nigeria and Odihi means “the essence of greatness” in Edo, a Nigerian language.
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Top 15 Coaches In Vancouver In 2023

Influence Digest

is a visionary, motivator and community builder dedicated to mental health. Founder of The Coaching Element Coach and Consulting and Odihi Foundation, she focuses on empowering women and girls through educational resources and mentoring. She is a TEDx speaker and author of the book “Faith Over Fear”.
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CTV News Vancouver

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Uplifting BIPOC Women in Business
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Global News

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Month of Giving Back: Odihi Foundation
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DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

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DIVERSEcity x Minerva Women’s Leadership Forum a hit!
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Efe Fruci Topic Presentations

Leadership and Teamwork

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • How to be an effective leader that influences your team and fosters strong teamwork. This can be an interactive talk or a presentation style.

    Key audience takeaway:

    • How to lead with influence and strategies for effective leadership
    • Will learn how to cultivate team synergy and foster collaboration and unity as a team and leader
    • The importance of empowering your teams and building trust, confidence, and accountability as an individual and in your team/workplace

Wellness and Prioritizing Self-development

Pivoting and Thriving Through Adversity

Health Over Hustle

The Importance of Collaboration

Resilient Mindset: Rejection Is Redirection

Diversifying Your Network and Boardrooms

Leadership, Career & Business Development

Testimonials

Efe Fruci is phenomenal at creating digestible and impactful motivational tips. Her well organize messaging and her personal vulnerability in her workshops builds a powerful atmosphere for all attendees to relate. She has a profound story and I would highly recommend her for future thoughtful speaking engagements.

Ariane Evans

Vancouver

Efe Fruci is a strong woman. She is able to put you at ease and to bring out all the motivation that led you to take a specific type of path. I was so lucky and grateful to have found her on LinkedIn…a real Coach!

Marco Mesuraca

Italy

Efe Fruci has been both a mentor and a guest speaker for my workplace program supporting newcomer women in tech. In all my interactions with Efe, she has been professional and caring. Her guest talk on How to Use Your Voice was inspirational and full of practical tips. Thank you, Efe, for sharing your wisdom!

Crystal Lee

Vancouver

Efe Fruci! Such an amazing powerhouse. She spoke at the just ended Be Bold Africa Career Summit Zimbabwe inspiring over 50 women selected for the summit. The feedback we are getting from the women is astounding. Personally, she challenged me to step in, step out and step up. Such a selfless trailblazer.

Audrey Simbiso

Zimbabwe

Efe Fruci was a keynote speaker at our Women’s MasterMind group and rocked the session. She shared touching life stories that lead her where she is today and demonstrates how anything is possible if you just believe in yourself! I walked away feeling inspired and grateful to have crossed paths with her.

Kim LaBuick

USA

Efe Fruci lead a refreshing “Walk with a Leader” session as part of the Women in Tech Regatta. She had cards with prompts on them and we were asked to pair up with someone we had never met to talk about the prompt (ie: When do you shine the brightest?). I found that it was such an organic way to connect with a new person and I was able to learn a lot about myself and my new friend.

Pearlie Koh

Vancouver

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