Founder/Chief Knowledge Officer | Kenneth Soriyan Research and Ideas LLC (Plano TX Area, USA)
Founder/Chief Knowledge Officer
KENNETH SORIYAN RESEARCH AND IDEAS LLC (Plano TX Area, USA)
A rare blend of gift, skills, aptitude, street, and spirituality, Olakunle Soriyan aka “PK” grew up on the left side of life, before he began to go right. He stupidly spent many years managing vices of varying types; and took many foolish decisions, failing many times on his journey of life. He spent twelve years in the university studying a four-year course before he eventually bagged a degree.
Olakunle Soriyan was slow and was not supposed to be intelligent enough for any level of relevance. A full-blown reed, family black-sheep, insecure and totally inconsistent, Olakunle Soriyan was a perfect example of the “unlikely”. However, after a remarkable spiritual experience, armed with the resolve that going forward, his hands, his brain, under God, will be the engine of his legacy; Olakunle Soriyan moved beyond failure and clung to new vistas and frontiers beyond his capabilities. He began a revolutionary and forceful phase on his journey of life in 1995; yet, struggled on a sacrificial path of rebirth and honor, shunning baser means of defining and attaining success.
Today, after seeing 10years five times with some extras, it is very clear, all his complex past has prepared him for his prevailing iconoclastic life of wisdom, honor, impact and influence. His Co-Authored book, “A Love Affair with Failure” published by ForbesBooks, is a USA TODAY and WALL STRET JOURNAL Best-Selling book; and by his weighty history of failing, few can comprehend and master the contents of life today and tomorrow at the level he does. For over two decades, Olakunle Soriyan has continued to birth newness and next level globally creating five (5) usable, transferable and highly rewarding experiences for leaders, high net worth Individuals and impact makers.
(1) Helping visionaries become influencers and helping influencers become visionaries;
(2) Helping leaders see the future of the world, of ideas, products, services, industries and markets; and supporting them to take their stake in it;
(3) Helping Individuals and families find their personal meaning and purpose, maximise their humanity and live out the best version of themselves;
(4) Helping high achievers pivot or disrupt their highest accomplishments and birthing their necessary next level of relevance and power.
(5) Helping thought leaders find their voice and spread their message to the exact people and places designed for it, anywhere in the world.
PK is the Chief Knowledge Officer and Lead Strategist at KENNETH SORIYAN RESEARCH AND IDEAS LLC, a research-driven global thought leadership organisation engendering measurable shifts, usable clarity and positive outcomes for high impact individuals, winning families, forward-thinking organisations, and institutions across the globe; based out of Plano, Texas. He is also the founder of ESHIRYA-Africa, a US 501(c)(3) Exempt Non-Profit mobilising and empowering 1% of the African population and people of African descent everywhere to function beyond welfare economics, equipped to take responsibility for their socioeconomic and political destiny in the continent. He also serves as CEO of AFRICA HOUSE, a platform linking investors with entrepreneurs and innovators of African descent.
PK’s skills has served many institutions and organisations in different parts of the world including Fortune500 companies across the world. He also serves on the board of several For-Profit and Non-Profit organisations. The “Ruckus” or “Sensei” (as he is called by industry colleagues and stakeholders as well as his high net worth friends and clients), wears many hats as a Futurist, Iconoclast, Global Thought Leader, relevance, and influence strategist; Culture-Shaper, Philanthropist and Social Impact Investor; Advisor to many High Impact Individuals in the world, Mentor and Spiritual Guide to millions across the globe.
He has given several talks, and has spoken, locally and globally, at many conferences and various knowledge platforms to diverse audience groups. He travels the world holding the microphone on over 100 speaking platforms each year. PK’s sessions are inspiring, disruptive, empowering and liberating, fast moving, jargon-free, full of wisdom, informative, enjoyable, and entertaining. He presents a series of great original ideas and strategies with compelling depth and a rare combination of fact, humor, insights, and practical concepts. He speaks regularly on the future of the world and its impact on the people, places, ideas, and things in it. He also addresses the socioeconomic and political destiny of Africans, people of African descent anywhere, and the African continent that binds them together, as well as the hope of change through entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Olakunle Soriyan also speaks on global penetration and influence.
As a person of faith, Olakunle Soriyan expresses his authentic call helping spiritual Leaders and ministries understand global influence and relevance, culture-shaping, the future of the Church and that of Religion as a whole; and supporting them to define and take their position in it. In his divine calling as a Teacher, Apologetic, Futurist, and Marketplace Voice, his messaging is Iconoclastic.
PK is a bold thinker who does not in any way glorify traditions. He agrees with the truth that tradition is mostly peer pressure from dead people; and that newness is always within reach. To him, “we must not be so loyal to what is working and prevailing, and forget it is going to change.”
Olakunle Soriyan is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tiwa; and they are both blessed with a son, David. The family lives in Plano, Texas.
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