Interview with Author Rachel Osinaike As She Talks “Bounce Back” And Take Off

Rachel Osinaike has a goal to start an inspirational talk show on YouTube which she hopes will attract millions of views while running a "refresh" centre for women at the same time, but for now, she is happy being the accomplished author nicknamed; "Grateful Rachel." If you follow her extraordinary journey, you will understand why gratitude is a key factor in her life.

Grateful Rachel’s life story is chronicled in her book “Bounce Back: Turning Trials Into Triumphs" and in it, she shares the powerful testimony of how she was able to overcome her personal life trials which are unlike any story you've heard before. From meeting her family for the first time aged 17 but then losing her father just seven months after the reunion, followed by a painful divorce and then dropping from a size 20 to size 12. Rachel still found a way to her victory and is now ready to show other women the way too. This book also has practical tips and advice on how women from all backgrounds can rise above the challenges in life. Chapters cover a series of issues including single parenting, forgiveness, emotional well-being and self-love.

“My passion is to encourage, motivate and empower women to enjoy life and live a life of significance no matter what you are going through or what you have been through,” Rachel says.

In 2012 Osinaike founded the Women Empowering Projects (WEP) because she wanted to create a safe space for respite for women where they felt safe to offload their burdens. Her passion for women’s empowerment has developed over the years; she is known to be a source of strength and support to women who face varying challenges in their lives.  She has successfully organised various events to bring like-minded women together to encourage and support them at different levels. 

In this interview with Y! Africa Associate Editor, Rachel Ogbu, she takes us through a time capsule of the business side of things and drops some very inspiring advice.

Question: When did you establish your personal brand?
Osinaike: I established my personal brand 5 years ago 
 
Question: How long have you been in business?
Osinaike: been in business for 12 years.
 
Question: Can you list some exciting milestones in your life with the dates? (eg: awards, honours, personal highs) Top career moments so far?
Osinaike: Exciting milestone was when I turned 40 which was when I founder Women Empowering projects 
 
 

 

 

"My advice to young people trying to weather the economic hardship is to not give up and be persistent. Get the right mentor and the right skills."

 

Question: What is the best career advice you’ve ever received…
Osinaike: Best career advice I received was to do what you enjoy doing and what gives you fulfilment 
 
Question: Have you ever had moments when you wanted to quit?
Osinaike: Yes I have had a moment when I wanted to quit as I thought I wasn’t making that much impact with what I was doing.
 
Question: Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Osinaike: I admire Oprah Winfrey for the amazing work she’s doing in impacting people’s life.
 
Question: You are known for thinking big and taking risks, both in business and in your personal adventures. What’s the secret to your drive? 
Osinaike:  The secret to my drive is not to give up in difficult times and remain positive always. 
 
Question: What's your advice to young people trying to weather the economic hardship?
Osinaike: My advice to young people trying to weather the economic hardship is to not give up and be persistent. Get the right mentor and the right skills.
 
Question: Please give us a tip on how to remain successful?
Osinaike: To remain successful; stay positive, follow your passion, be consistent with whatever you are doing, don’t give up easily, associate with the right people, get a mentor in your field and trust God always.
 
Question: What's the next big project you're pursuing?
Osinaike: My next big project is to set up ‘The refresh Centre for women’ which will be a place of respite for women that are going through life challenges.
 
Question: What record do you plan to break next?
Osinaike: I plan to start ‘Bounceback’ talk show on YouTube, to reach millions of viewers within a short space of time (so help me God)
 
 

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