Obi Abuchi is known by some as the Jedi of Personal Leadership. In addition to consulting for organisations in the areas of organisational development, leadership development, employee engagement, and change management, he speaks on topics including personal leadership, motivation, entrepreneurship, intergenerational synergy, and intergenerational dialogue. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), author of The Magic of Monday: A Fable about the Winning Formula for Career Success, and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Obi’s articles have featured in several magazines and The Telegraph.
Prior to setting up Motivatem in 2008, Obi began his career as an engineer, having attained his BEng and MEng in manufacturing systems engineering with management at King’s College London. He subsequently worked on performance improvement and business change projects before joining FBM Consulting, a London-based business and change management consultancy, as a Senior Consultant in 2006.
Obi specialises in aligning people development initiatives to business strategy, with a strong emphasis on personal leadership, and has a strong track record of leading, designing, implementing and delivering employee engagement and learning and organisational development initiatives that improve performance at both frontline and management level, with both private and public sector organisations.
In his consulting work, Obi is often described as a ‘strategic-tactician’ in view of his ability to quickly grasp and communicate the bigger vision and the day-to-day tactical detail in a dynamic, engaging, and motivational way. He has worked with private and public sector organisations in the UK, Channel Islands, and Europe, including Shell, EDF Energy, and Northern Ireland Water, as well as third sector organisations, integrating HR, organisational development, and talent strategies to improve business performance.
He also enjoys developing young talent. He has served as a business mentor at his alma mater, delivered enterprise and training programmes in schools and colleges across the UK and Channel Islands, and been a guest speaker at international conferences in London and Washington DC, speaking to groups of over 750 people on topics such as ‘the importance of empowering young people,’ ‘achievement’ and ‘single-mindedness towards achieving our goals.
Obi is the husband of ten years to an amazing woman, Peju, and a proud father of three exuberant boys.