Stephanie Onwunali, Nigerian Business Coach and Strategist, is driven by a desire to see small business owners build businesses that bring them fulfilment, reward their hard work and serve their preferred lifestyle choices.
She believes that those who are brave enough to spot a need and solve it through their business are a special kind of heroes and deserve all the support they can get.
Stephanie founded and is the Chief Experience Officer of What Next, Coach?. Her experience in business strategy and development, financial auditing and coaching informs her unique but relevant approach to helping small businesses excel.
By profession, Stephanie is a Chartered Accountant, who began her career with Ernst & Young London as an external auditor for 5 years, serving multinational companies across various industries including Maritime, Real Estate, Hospitality, Construction and FMCGs.
Acknowledgement of Stephanie’s work earned her an invitation to a roundtable of small business owners at No.10 Downing Street with the Business Adviser to the UK Prime Minister in July 2017 to proffer recommendations on how the Government can support small businesses.
In March 2018, she was also titled a #WomanWithDrive by Taxify Nigeria in recognition of her drive and work in the Nigerian SME space.
Stephanie has also been covered by international print and broadcast media including BBC, Daily Mail and Enterprise Nation. She has spoken on notable platforms such as Google and Startup Europe Week.
Stephanie holds a B.Sc in Accounting & Finance from the University of Birmingham and is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).