Sometimes social media really works wonders in bringing people together who you wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. One such person who LinkedIn brought into my life is Olivia Kiratu. Despite living on opposite sides of the world (she lives in Kenya and I live in New York City), we have developed a strong relationship and admiration of each other’s work through the LinkedIn community. It’s another example of the power of social media.

Olivia is the Founder and CEO of Firmgrown, a coaching and digital business that seeks to help Africa-based lawyers grow three things; profitability, productivity and visibility by blending business development strategy with productivity techniques and automation.

Learn more about her in this Women Who Wow feature.

What do you love most about what you do?
Part of my job involves training Africa-based lawyers and legal marketing professionals. There’s nothing predictable about this aspect of my job and that keeps it very interesting and fun. Sometimes, I can be training different groups in two different cities in the same week. Honestly, it’s hectic but there’s never a dull moment. I often have to travel quite a bit when doing this (prior to the pandemic), which gives me a chance to see more of the world, meet new people and if I am lucky, I often get to do my favourite thing to do when in a new city – go for a morning run and a cup of coffee. The best reward though is when people I have trained tell me that the lessons they learnt from me have helped them transform their practices and lives.

Tell us about a woman who inspires you and why.
My late Grandma, she was a strong matriarch, entrepreneur, feminist and bold.

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