State of the Union Report 2023

My Reflections on the Stunning Strides, Success and Strategies of 2023 across our Visionary Expressions, as we prepare for 2024.

Thank you for being a part of our remarkable journey. I am pleased to share about our accomplishments, impact and lessons learnt for 2023.

Significant Strides at IMMERSE Coaching Company

For us at IMMERSE,  we are building Africa’s leading professional coaching practice. And 2023 was an important year for our Profitable Pivot, as we strategically shifted our Business Model to be able to create even more transformation to our clients and audience. 

1. Our Coaching Memberships: We continued to deliver exceptional value within our premium women-only coaching membership across IMMERSE Inner Circle and the Future-Forward FemaleMasterMind. We successfully delivered three full 90-Day Coaching Cycles in the year for 2, 000+ premium clients, while directly serving over 85, 000 people through paid membership, signature programs, flagship courses, free courses and webinars, epic events, YouTube Channel and piping hot content. Our Transformational Coaching Model still provides overwhelm-free learning and goal achievement for our visionary leaders. 

2. Our People and Impact: Internally, at IMMERSE Coaching Company, we worked with a DreamTeam of almost 150 #StunningStars across our core members of staff, volunteers and partners in purpose. Our Conscious Changemaking Initiative (social welfare and outreaches to vulnerable, low income communities hosted by our members) executed 2 Projects for Heart of Gold Children's Hospice (bunk beds, bedsheets, 8.75KVA Fireman Generator, food items, and other basic needs) and Talent Mine Academy (construction of 3 classrooms) , through a $3, 800+ member-crowdsourced Impact Fund. I am forever thankful to our members at IMMERSE Coaching Company.

3. Corporate Coaching: I am quite pleased to share that in 2023, our firm effectively opened up our Corporate Coaching services, to offer Executive Coaching, C-Suite Leadership Development Programs, Team Building Retreats, Activation Sessions, Coaching Immersions and High-Impact Capacity Building Programs for leaders and teams of corporate organisations. Our goal has always been to empower high-performing teams to achieve superior business performance. We served international brands including Pernod Ricard, Vetiva Capital, Seplat Energy, FSDH and Luminate Africa. Learn more about our Corporate Coaching HERE.

4. EPIC Events: We are so truly proud of the EPIC Events we curated for you in 2023, providing catalytic coaching and connections for our global community. Some of our best 2023 events at IMMERSE are Visioning 2023 Webinar, Visioning 2023 Retreats in Lagos and Abuja, Live Awake Conference 2023, Seychelles Coaching Retreat with DDK, MoBalo Business MasterClasses for Fashion Startups, VCAP Live Coaching Retreat and Graduation, Visionary Leadership Intensive, Visionary Leadership Conference, and Year-End Self-Evaluation Webinar. Get our EVENT REPLAYS HERE.

We thank our Speakers and Artists at these events for their valued contribution - Mrs Temilola Adepetun, Rhoda Aguonigho, Deji Haastrup, Dr. Seyi Ogebule, Omotola Oyewunmi, Yewande Oyebo, Wepia Minyila, Dr Seyi Ogebule, Lade Tawak, Atilola and Bamike Oba.

5. Visionary Leadership Conference 2023: I believe this Conference is in a class of its own and deserves a special mention! We took our work to a whole new level by delivering an International Conference that further strengthened our placement as a leading professional coaching firm, here to build Africa by building its visionary leaders.

The Conference was a compelling curation of some of the world’s most iconic teachers and a truly remarkable convening for emerging and established Africa leaders. We are thankful for the intellectual investments of all speakers - Dr. Oleg Konovalov, Rhett Power, Fela Durotoye, Temilola Adepetun, Dr. Niyi Borire and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Mrs Adenike Ogunlesi, Olori Ivie Atuwatse III, Abiola Adediran, Dr. Sam Ekundayo, Dr. Emmanuel Tarfa, Deji Kurunmi, Aramide Abe, Damilola Oluwatoyinbo and Kemi Ogunkoya. Access all CONFERENCE REPLAY HERE.

6. Upgraded Brand and Website: Do you know we have a brand new website that allows us to serve you better? Oh yes, we do! And I am truly thankful to our team for working so hard to launch this beautiful website in 2023. We are now at, and we encourage you to visit our new home!

7. ICC Coaching Council and Partnership with IAC USA: It gives me immense delight to share with you our groundbreaking work in setting up the IMMERSE Coaching Council, in partnership with International Association of Coaching, USA; where we are equipping even more Coaches to be certified in the Global Coaching Masteries, as well as adopt our unique transformational coaching model to create more powerful impact through coaching. We will share more details with you in 2024.

8. Majestic Mindset eBook: On my birthday this year, I released a simple but profound Coaching Resource, the Majestic Mindsets Book as a conversational collection of 50 Mental Models, scripted in simplicity, to help people rewire their subconscious conditioning for a purpose-driven life full of miraculous manifestations and breath-taking breakthroughs.

These mindsets are adaptations of some of my own prominent paradigms and I have seen them activate success for thousands of people within our global community. This book has been downloaded by almost than 10, 000 people, and you can get a FREE COPY HERE.

9. Visionary Compass Accelerator Program (our elite accelerator program for the 1% best in class African visionaries to launch, grow and scale their next-level assignment) graduated its second cohort of leaders in the Class of 2022 and I am still in awe of the calibre of leaders we’ve had since start of the Program! 

We are so thankful to thought-leaders who have provided us expert guidance and mentorship during Class of 2022, including Joycee Awosika, Naomi Osemudua, Abi Longe, Abiola Adediran, John Obidi, Dr. Emmanuel Tarfa, Dr. Sam Ekundayo, Sola Adesakin, Steve Harris, Toyin Onigbanjo and Just Ibe. Access our Programs HERE.

10. IMMERSE SproutWoman Scholarship Fund, our coaching fund for young ladies between 15 and 19 years old - has continued to grow, reaching young ladies with the coaching they need to shape their future today. What a way to invest in the future! We are so thankful to all our generous sponsors who continue to grant Scholarship Access to these young ladies.
You can become a Sponsor HERE.

Impactful Investments at Future-Forward Female™ Movement

Future-Forward Female™ 25 Under 25 Awards

Since 2022, we embarked on a rigorous search for 25 inspiring and extraordinary young African female leaders who are breaking barriers, leading boldly, creating change, redefining narratives and transforming society for good! These young women also model our strongest values as a movement of personal transformation, visionary leadership, ethical excellence, and outstanding impact.

In 2023, we hit the goldmine! Of more than 500 unique nominations from over 2, 000 nominators, an Expert Jury selected a final 25 most outstanding awardees across the 7 Distinct Dimensions we searched for. In truth, we have all been most inspired by the outcome! There are Teenagers and Young Women who are doing great things for society, and not overtaken by social vices.

On Saturday, 30th September 2023, we hosted our distinguished guests, awardees and their families to delicately curated, exclusive event of high significance - amidst heartfelt inspiration, elegant experiences, fine dining, a truly memorable Awards Ceremony and the Release of Future-Forward Female™ Folio 2.0 The Gala featured electrifying keynotes by Mrs Adenike Ogunlesi and Olori Atuwatse III.

See our Awardees
HERE, watch to their Documentary HERE and download a free copy of Future-Forward Female™ Folio 2.0 to experience their full stories HERE.

We really thank our Big Sister Sponsors, Corporate Sponsors and Legacy Sponsors for making miracles with us!

I want to specially thank our star-studded cast who masterminded the success of the Awards from Nominations, to Jury, Awards Dinner, Documentary, Folio, Sponsorships, Marketing and Media Roll Outs etc. Bralade Koroye-Emenanjo, Ayanfe Egede, Bodam Taiwo, Bisola Adebajo, Anuoluwapo Ibukun, Eleojo Ameh, Peculiar  Chinomnso-okolie, Oluwafikemi Ogunbiyi, Eniola Longe, Moyosade Ademiluyi, Chinenye Abafor, Omotola Jumbo, Oluwafunmilola Owo, Adekemi Adefisayo and Alexandra Femi-Ademola. I am indebted!

Profound Pursuits at Ideation Hub Africa

Ideation Hub Africa is so dear to my heart because the work we do through Public Policy Advisory and Social Impact Acceleration are legacy investments for building Africa, to whose future I remain committed.

1. Social Innovation School: We’ve been so inspired by the growth we’ve experience since launching our Social Innovation School this year, as a fully equipped one-stop learning studio for Africa’s early-stage and emerging changemakers, nonprofit leaders and impact-driven entrepreneurs. The School’s impact is growing so quickly, and we are so proud of all our amazing students. Learn more HERE

2. Social Impact Webinars: Throughout the year, we held these Webinars focused on Africa’s sustainable development, nation building, active citizenship as well as technology and innovation. We covered Understanding Political Terrain as Nigeria Decides 2023, Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change, Positioning To Attract Opportunities for Social Enterprises and NGOs, Digitall: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality amongst others.
Access the Webinars for Free HERE.

We truly appreciate the support of our Webinar Speakers this year – Abosede George-Ogan, Akua Nyame-Mensah, Haoma Worgu, Michael Sunbola, Ibiyemi Pedro- Sanni and Prof Omotola Akinsola.

3. Strategic Partnerships for Development: True to our mission, we partnered with organisations to host events and projects for advancing the pursuit of nation building and active citizenship. We are so thankful to have worked with Babcock University International Model United Nations Conference, Covenant University International Model United Nations Conference, and Redeemers University International Model United Nations Conference, Learnly App, Opportunity Desk, MSME Africa and Funding Magnet this year.

4. EPIC Events: This year, we held our very first Visioning Retreat for NonProfits and Social Enterprises, providing visioning, goal setting and year planning coaching to those who work for social impact. Later in the year, we equally held our NonProfit Program Management Intensive, which is a precursor to our NonProfit Program Management Certification kicking off in 2024. We are truly pleased by the amazing impact we created through our African MasterClass Series 3.0 - a learning immersion for early-stage social entrepreneurs which enrolled almost 1, 700+ change makers in 2023.

Also worthy of mention is our Impact Advisory and Consulting for U-Recycle Initiative Africa, a youth-led, non-profit organization committed to advancing circular economy, environmental education, and climate action across Africa. We effectively worked with the organisation to frame its 5-Year Roadmap for Development Outcomes and Sustainable Growth.

We thank all our amazing facilitators for their excellent partnership – Olasunkanmi Olaniran, Prof Omotola Akinsola, Oluwatoyin Banjo, Ugochi Obidiegwu and Mr. Damilola Adenusi.

5. Our People: I am so incredibly grateful for the DreamTeam of 25 #ImpactInvestors who worked with us at Ideation Hub Africa across our core staff, mentors and facilitators and partners, supporting us to activate Social Innovation for African changemakers. We added two new core team members this year, to strengthen our work in fundraising and program management. Huge Thank YOU to our amazing team!

Supernatural Shifts at Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance

At Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance, I am in awe of all the amazing opportunities we’ve had to provide spiritual discipleship, ministry mentorship, communities of faith, missionary support and counselling to tens of thousands of believers this year through various outreaches.

It was a SIGNIFICANT year of Sonship, Supernatural Signs and Service for us, with a strong focus on discipleship, leadership empowerment, supernatural moves of the Spirit as well as great testimonies. We held 40+ internal and external events, which reached a cumulative of over 105, 000 direct attendees in both in-person and virtual contexts.

1. Discipleship and Call to Maturity: This year, it was a special blessing to directly disciple and mentor believers within our community through a rigorous and intensive discipleship program that has marked our ministry, and expanded our pipeline of quality Kingdom Leaders. The almost 20-week Intensive Spiritual Discipleship and Leadership Development Program delivered great counsel, and is producing clarity, courage and conviction in us!
APPLY for Cohort 2 HERE.

2. Mighty Ministry Meetings: We held a number of spiritually defining meetings including Prophetic Launchpad, The Torch Gathering and DDK's Mentoring Conference, Mothers in Waiting Assembly, FIREBRAND Festival for Children & Teenagers, The Young Revivalists - Back to God Bootcamp, Mentoring Conference with DDK - Campus Edition (OAU), DDK's Intensive Leadership Development and Spiritual Discipleship Program (ILDP), Activation Vigils and Graduation Dinner, Heavenly Portals’ Meeting and Prophetic MasterClasses, KGA's 13th Anniversary Retreat & Partners Forum, Global Missions Outreach, Believers’ Camp Meeting Ibadan and Abuja. And closed out the year with Kingdom Leadership Convention 2023 and Annual Retreat 2023.

3. Call to Prayers and Fastings: This year, the Lord endowed us with grace to wait upon Him, with such rich fervency, fervour and focus! I had a private 100-Day Fast, with my sons and daughters in ministry, joining in on the last 40 Days of the Fast. We didn’t stop after that! In December, we held another 21-Day Fast, which helped us close in the year in grand style. Internally, our monthly Days of Covenant Prayers and Fasting also continued throughout the Year.

4. Laboring for our Young Ones: It gave me so much joy to honor the Lord’s call to labor over our young ones. For the first time, we held FIREBRAND Festival for Children & Teenagers, which witnessed a revival fire awakened in their hearts, alongside the launch of two FIREBRAND Novellas focused on Salvation and Holy Spirit Baptism. We also launched FIREBRAND Parents, all these books I co-authored with the amazing Minister Ibukun Akinwalire. Please access
FREE FIREBRAND Kids and Parents Resources HERE. Access the FIREBRAND Novellas HERE.

I was also in OAU for a Mentoring Conference for the students, and we witnessed an outpouring of the Spirit in such great measure! Glory be to God alone.

5. Proclaiming Christ: It has been a great privilege to proclaim Christ to believers all over the world in an atmosphere of the Word, Prayers and Worship! Access our Ministry Events and Teachings
HERE, Download DDK’s Audio Sermons from our Telegram Channel HERE, become a Member of our Kingdom Community HERE and Access our Spiritual Growth Programs HERE.

We thank our Spiritual Fathers and Leaders for love, generosity, sacrifice and leadership – Apostle Segun and Funke Obadje, Pastor Dele and Morin Osunmakinde, Pastor Vincent and Dotun Arifalo, and Pastor Deji Kurunmi.

We also thank Ministers who blessed us this year – Pastor Dele Osunmakinde, Pastor Funke Obadje, Pastor Chingtok Ishaku, Ministers Sunmisola Okeleye, David Nkennor, Ludara Dave, Debbie Amole, Oba Bamike, Pastors Mayowa and Esther Omoniyi, Pastor Tomi Adisa, Dr. Esther Longe, Mrs Imade Osuobeni, Mrs Funto Ibuoye, and Directors Tutu Adelaja, Toyin Banjo and Bukky Ogunwale.

A Million THANK YOUs!!

We have been building a literal army over the last decade to drive the Transformation Mandate I have received. This year, as I stepped further back from operational work in more ways; my appreciation heightened for having a rock-solid, stellar team of Senior Leaders across our organisations.

Thank you to all leaders, stewards, partners, launch team members, volunteers, supporters, crusaders, donors, guest mentors, support coaches, co-authors, designers, media team members, publishers, friends and family who make our work, life and ministry richer in many ways. Thank you!

My Biggest Lessons of 2023

Each year is filled with profound insights and wisdom. As an individual as well as a visionary leader across various assignments and expressions; here are my top ten lessons from 2023!

1. Visionary Articulation: This is still a strong lesson that has remained with me! It is important to articulate what’s beating in your heart. Even if writing it scares you or makes you feel silly; doing so is the first step to giving your vision legitimate access into the earth realm. And if you’re not burning bright with a clear picture of where you’re headed, by every means, pursue foresight like your life depends on it. BECAUSE it actually does!

By the way, I will help you start your 2024 with compelling vision through my extremely beloved Visioning 2024 Summit and Retreats from Saturday, 13th January 2024. Register HERE immediately.

2. Consecration is STRATEGIC: Choosing to live your life as set apart is Spiritual, but it is also Strategic! The way to ascend to heights of personal power, purposeful prosperity and pristine productivity in life, is to move further and further into your original design and authentic identity, while staying true to your highest values and deepest beliefs. Let the knowledge of who you are shape who you choose to be, and how you show in your life, relationships, work and vision.

3. The Gift of Great People : I have always been truly blessed by God with the gift of great people, but this year, I stand in awe of the Army that builds with us! More than 2, 500 people actively served, volunteered, sponsored and partnered with us across our visionary expressions to help us execute the Mandate of Transformation. Indeed, I continue to sharpen my leadership to serve these amazing stewards, but some of my favourite tools are Love Unfeigned, Walking the Talk, Articulating the Future, Practicing Gratitude and Generosity; and Honouring Individuality.

4. Majestic Mindsets: You already know that I released a FREE Coaching eBook in 2023 by this title. More than ever before, I reaffirmed the understanding that my whole life is running on Subconscious Scripts, and no matter how great my vision is, I must carefully curate powerful paradigms that will propel my purpose. If I don’t take care of my mindset, my mindset can take me out! I’ve spent this year deepening my roots in Majestic Mindsets, Powerful Paradigms and Conscious Conditioning. Guess what, I love the impact!

5. High Supply Life : Over the last decade, I know that my voice, work and expertise have been in higher demand, especially around coaching, consulting and spiritual ministry; which has continued to produce higher impact, influence and income across all my expressions. The radical revelation that has marked my 2023 is not to focus on the High Demand Life, but on the High Supply Life. I have grown in my conviction of how God has uniquely blessed me with consistent supply, support, and surplus! And I am leaning into those unique streams of God’s Supply to me with more intention.

6. Elegant Systems are Priceless!: This decade will reward legacy leaders, value-vested visionaries and forerunners with foresight; because unprecedented opportunities and never-seen-before open doors are emerging out of crises, megatrends and a new world order. Interestingly, it is not merely great ideas that will define the leaders; but solid systems to drive high performance, cutting-edge innovation and scale-readiness. Begin to prepare! I will teach more on this during Visioning 2024 Retreat.

7. Commitment to Excellence: Here is a lesson I am still keeping here for you. The decision to be thorough, excellent, value-soaked and exceptional is not merely an ethical choice, but a business and life strategy. We have absolutely no reason to be mediocre or play small. We may start with a segment or fraction of the whole, but even in our small beginnings, we must strive to do a good job every time! This is a sign of respect for ourselves, our vision and the people we are called to serve.

8. Don’t Listen: There are naysayers and gainsayers all around, who fuel fear, distribute doubts and cancel convictions! Don’t listen. Some even go as far as spreading slander, ruining reputations and sowing seeds of sarcasm about others. Don’t listen! There are those who believe you won’t make it, and there are those who think you’re worth no good. Don’t listen. There are those who pretend to be on your side, but take sides with those who sideline you. Don’t listen! Become immune to the naysayers and gainsayers. Keep building. Maintain composure. Walk in love. Protect access. You will do great things!

9. Dominate from REST: With the degree of demand that was laid upon me this year, I placed even greater value on building Safe Spaces of Sabbath for my soul. For me, I consistently stepped away from the frenzy of work to rest and retreat, spent a lot of time with those I love, experienced the simple joys of nature, and immersed myself in good humour. I read, worshipped and cried, journalled a lot, dressed up pretty and took amazing pictures. I loved deeply and travelled a bit more. It made the difference for me! In 2024, seek to dominate from Rest! #NoOverwhelmMoreOverflow.

10. PIVOTS are Painful: Last year, I announced that 2023 was our year to #ScaleintoSignificance and #PivotintoProfit! Yes, it was so clear to me that there were transitions coming that will trigger higher transformation, and shift us into more success; but nothing prepared me for the stretch of Pivot. I learnt that true visionary leaders must stay nimble and malleable to turn from old ways of doing things, while quickly embracing the competence to create higher possibilities. It has paid off, and there’s so much more ahead.

Let’s thank God for 2023. We have a lot to be grateful for! There are even greater days ahead of us! 2024 is the Year for Resilient Resurgence, Bold Beginnings and Success Systems. We will win together!

Five Special Gifts for YOU!

As we step into 2024, a Year of Bold Beginnings; these are my gifts to help you step up a truly Phenomenal Year.

💝 2023-2024 Self-Evaluation Blueprint – a comprehensive reflection tool to carefully weigh your Year 2023 against ten critical areas of your mastery in your life. Download for Free HERE

💝 Visioning 2024 Summit – a full-day Coaching Intensive to undress the defining directions that 2024 will take and set yourself on course to thrive + triumph! Register

💝 Visioning 2023 Retreat – Breakthrough Coaching Retreat to be positioned and propelled into your significant advantage, unlock unique opportunities based on your Destiny DNA and step into new territories of greatness in 2024, because you have SECRETS, STRATEGIES and SOLUTIONS that are hidden from others. Learn More

💝Marrakech VIP Coaching Retreat with DDK - Five profound days of pathfinding and course-charting experiences, that will deepen your sense of calling, sharpen visionary foresight and experience soul-deep renewal, so you can unlock next-level potential as you build your significant life assignment. Learn More

💝 Prophetic Launchpad 2024 Meeting – Heavyweight Convening in Spirit and Scriptures to access your divinely open doors for 2024 and embrace God’s covenant provisions for your life. Register for Free

I love you, I am committed to you, and I want us to grow together in 2024. See you in 2024. Amen!

It has been such a beautiful privilege serving God and His people in 2023.

Let's do more in 2024!

With so much love,

Debola Deji-Kurunmi