About Stephanie Obi
Stephanie Obi is an award winning business coach who has inspired thousands of African women to turn their expertise into wealth.
She pioneered the online course movement in West Africa and has spent the last six years equipping women to tap into the $370 Billion eLearning market. She has helped some of Forbes Africa's most powerful women to launch their courses and is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Knowledge Is The New Gold.
Stephanie is also the founder of TrainQuarters, the first female owned tech platform which provides tech support to female course creators so that they overcome their fears around building tech businesses.
She is a recipient of the Beta Gamma Sigma 2021 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, the Social Media for Social Good Award and was named one of the "100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria" in 2017 by Leading Ladies Africa.
She has spoken at the Women In Management, Business & Public Service Annual Conference, one of the largest women in leadership conferences in Africa, as well as The Lagos Business School’s Entrepreneurship Expo and Contest.
She's a First-Class Graduate of Computer Science and holds an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School.
A little bit about me and how I got here
I am a Nigerian girl, born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. I started my accessories business when I was 17 and by 2010, I had a business called ST Colours that used to make African inspired t-shirts and accessories.
One day, I woke up with a strong desire to teach other women how to start their own accessories business because this knowledge had empowered me in so many ways.
I decided to hold my first workshop in the garage of my parent's house.
All my siblings and even my parents helped to set up the place. They cleaned the place, washed and arranged the chairs and tables, and re-parked the cars.
...but to my greatest surprise, nobody came.
It was a disaster.
I cried my eyes out, but then I decided to try again and this time, I started marketing my workshop online.
People started paying for my workshop and they even started reaching out to me from different parts of the world. They wanted me to come and host a workshop in their city.
I could not travel to all the cities because I still had a 9 to 5 job at the time, and so I decided to launch my first online course.
To date, this course has been taken by people in over 9 countries including Cameroon, Kenya, Australia, Zambia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa and also Nigeria.
I went on to launch over twenty online courses and as I did this, I documented my processes. I discovered what worked and what didn't work and I started to create a framework for launching profitable online courses.
With time, people started asking me to show them how I was making money from courses and I decided to share my framework.
To date, my clients have had five figure launches, 10Xed their course sales and quadrupled their email list.
I'm now on a mission to help more coaches launch profitable online courses through my signature program, Course Launched Delivered.
I met a lot of people who had a lot of questions around what it takes to create an online course and so I published an Amazon Best Selling Book, Knowledge is the New Gold, to show more people that they could turn their skills, knowledge and expertise into an online course that makes money and impacts lives
In the course of my work as an online course coach, I worked with so many coaches who were not as techy as I was, and using their insights, I created an easy to use online course platform for them called TrainQuarters
The impact of my work has given me opportunities to be featured on so many platforms including Guardian Woman, Business Day, Vanguard etc