About the book

Having directly coached, trained and counselled over 1,000 executives across Sub Saharan Africa, UAE and United States of America on rocking their careers, businesses and life like champions, Abiola Salami discovered that emotions are powerful. They can make or destroy any individual. The magic of emotional intelligence therefore does not pose as a psychological or scientific piece. It is an instructional guide with real life stories and pragmatic tips, it aims to equip you with the wisdom needed to interact better with yourself and others.

You unlearn and manage negative emotions; learn and manage positive emotions as you build more rewarding personal and professional relationships with the people most important to your success.

As you read chapter after chapter, you will find yourself shedding off wrong perceptions about your emotions while acquiring the right knowledge about handling negative emotions and cultivating positive emotions. It is a must read for every champion who seeks to respond, grow and become more productive through work and life challenges.

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About the Author

Abiola ‘Champ’ Salami is a World-class Performance Coach committed to raising world class leaders and improving the productive capacity and brand perception of organizations and governments. He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Lagos Business School and American Government's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

His commitment to workforce productivity, youth and women empowerment as well as leadership development led him to publishing books, audio and visual content as well as designing and implementing capacity development programs towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals.

He is the author of Get MAD! You can Make a Difference (Foreword by Dr. Christopher Kolade, CON), Who Says It's a Man's World (Foreword by Dr. Mo Abudu), and his latest work The MAGIC of Emotional Intelligence (Foreword by Prof. Dana H. Born of Harvard University).

Abiola has acquired over ten years’ experience of corporate engagement and capacity development with signature interventions such as SPEAK like a CHAMPION – A Productive Communication Program; The MAGIC of Emotional Intelligence; From Boring TALES to Fantastic SALES – A Selling and Relationship Management Program; Improving Team Performance – A Productivity and Synergy Activation Program; Inspiring Attitudinal Improvement – A Performance Improvement Program, Developing Executive Presence – An Image/Perception Enhancement Program; and Xceptional Leadership – A Comprehensive Leadership Development Program.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Abiola championed a campaign that reached over 1 million people in Handling Panic in the Wake of Coronavirus. He also released a free eBook on How to Enjoy Sound Emotional & Mental Health during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Abiola was announced in United Nations supported top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent class of 2020 upon the opening of the United Nations 75th General Assembly.

Abiola was also recognized as one of Africa's Most Influential Coaching Leaders by the duo of African Leadership Awards and World HRD Congress.

He prefers to impact and influence by adopting a practical approach replete with vivid stories and experiences. When he is not delivering talks and coaching Champions, he spends time reading and playing the piano, and acting on the screen. You can connect with him @abiolachamp on all social media platforms.