British-Nigerian life coach and speaker Tiwalola Ogunlesi, famed for her inspiring podcasts on female development, is set to release her first book, courtesy of HQ Stories, an imprint of Harper Collins UK. Titled Confident and Killing It, the book is the first installment in a two-book deal signed with HQ and is described as an “empowering guide to overcoming imposter syndrome.”
The Bookseller reports that Zoe Berville, commissioning editor of HQ Stories acquired world rights from Ogunlesi’s agent Oscar Jansen-Smith. The book will be published in July 2022.
Ogunlesi shared the news on Instagram, noting her delight on transitioning from audio to text. She provided more context for the book, describing it as “a practical game plan to help you unlock your most confident self.” The book is part of a broader life-coaching project in which she helps women find self-worth and affirmation.
In a press statement, she reveals that the book comes from her own personal struggle with “negative self-talk:”
Ever since I learnt to navigate my own struggles with comparison and negative self-talk, I’ve been on a mission to make sure every single woman and girl is awake to her worth and the greatness inside her. This book is a practical game plan to help you unlock your most confident self. No more playing small or settling for a mediocre life – Confident and Killing It will awaken something in you, and then there’ll be no turning back. When you read it, you’ll feel like I’m talking directly to you, because I am. No one is born confident, I’m a woman who learnt how to unlock the power of her mind and step into her light. If I can do it, anything is possible for you.
You can pre-order the book here.
Congratulations to Tiwalola Ogunlesi!