Olufunke is the founder of OAKONSULT DISABILITIES OUTREACH (OAKONSULT). She strongly believes in the difference the ‘God-factor’ makes in caring roles and is passionate about Carers finding fulfillment at whatever stage they are at in their individual journeys. Olufunke speaks from the heart and draws extensively from her walk with the Lord as a Carer, sharing the love of Christ among families within this sphere. In addition to her caring role, Olufunke is a Beyond Suffering Course Instructor with the Joni & Friends Ministry (USA), certified Personal Development Coach from the Coaching Academy, UK, and a Public Speaker.
Olufunke had her career background in both specialist and generalist roles in human resource practicing across the educational, banking, consulting, and telecommunications sectors. She made a transition into the field of disabilities due to her personal life experience, working within the third sector industry, to support families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Seamlessly combining transferable skills from her experience with her latest career move, she empowers parents/carers with essential information and vital tools needed to support them as they continue the enormous task of providing care for their children and young people with disabilities. She recently had the privilege to lead on a policy implementation project of the Children and Families Act 2014 which brought a needed change to the type of support available to children with Special Educational Needs in the UK.
Olufunke has lived a life of ‘above and beyond’ in the face of many difficult and challenging situations. Her enduring vision is to see Carers within this sphere empowered enough to push forward, achieving dreams and feats together as a group as well as individuals, who would be able to look back and relish in the fact that they have been able to surmount the seemingly insurmountable.
Olufunke has a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Merit Award) from the Coaching Academy, UK, MA International Social Policy from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; M.Sc. Geography (Area of Specialization: Population Geography and Resources Analysis) and B.Sc. (Hons) Geography from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Olufunke volunteers as the pioneering Coordinator of UCB Prayerline, Orpington Centre; she is also a member of Bromley Parent Voice and volunteered as the Secretary for the Board of Trustees for 4 years.
Olufunke lives in the UK with her husband, Ajisola – an all-round gentleman and their 3 adorable daughters. She loves reading Christian fiction, cooking, singing, and camping.