FIFTHGEAR has a diverse group of consultants and facilitators in whose hands this unique repertoire takes on a different shape for each different situation.

NIYI ADESANYA is one of Nigeria’s leading pragmatic and inspirational speaker; a leading voice on Leadership transformation in the country.

As a human capital expert with core specialty in leadership management, his training and consulting expertise have been utilised by some of Nigeria’s foremost corporate organisations such as First Bank, Etisalat Nigeria, MTN, Globacom, Chevron, NSE, UAC Group, First Registrars and much more.

He is a Leadership Ambassador at Centre for Values in Leadership, an organisation founded by Prof. Pat Utomi.

He is the author of two books: The Speaker; practical guide to creative speaking and presentation and Leadership Quadrant; keys to personal, corporate and national transformation.


TELEMA LESLIE GEORGE (B.Sc. Sociology; M.Sc. Human Resources Management) is a Human Resource professional who has worked as a trainer/facilitator, consultant and advisor for over nine years in pertinent areas of Human Resources Management. He is a skilled driven professional who possesses a strong hold on application of the working knowledge of HR practices.

For over ten years, Leslie has driven the business of companies and individuals by helping them learn how to adapt their workforce to the changing demands of the ever-changing corporate environment. In addition, he has worked as Head, Manpower Development (Mc Ford Consulting Limited) and Group Head, Human Resources (Amazing Inspiration Media Group-owners of Inspiration FM) and facilitated training for various organizations including: Union Registrars, Nigeria School Conference, Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON), Media International Limited, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Limited (ISCS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Office of Transition Initiative (OTI), amongst others.



AYOADE ADEYEMI is a Chartered Marketer and an exceptional consultant with years of experience in Business Strategy, Human Capital development, Portfolio & Investment management and Real Estate and Marketing Management.  He is a professional speaker who is in high demand as a conference speaker and trainer. He is a member of Alliance of Change Empowerment Speakers (ACES), President and Founder of AAMentor Foundation (an NGO that focuses on helping young people to maximize their potentials).

He was the Registrar, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), presently the Director, Marketing Services; the Principal Partner at LORACHE Consulting; a Director of 12:12 Enterprises, and the National President, Federal Polytechnic Offa (FEDPOFFA) Alumni Association. He has also worked with Power Holding Company of Nigeria (formerly NEPA), Chariot Haulage and Property Limited, UAC of Nigeria and Tower Securities &Investment Co. Ltd

Ayo is a Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, member of Chartered Institute of Stockbroker (CIS) and an Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). He is also a full Member, Institute of Entrepreneurs, and Full Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel management and an Accredited Trainer by Center for Management Development.

He authored “Compendium of Marketing Terminologies”,“10Ms of Business Success” and also working on another three books to be released later in the year– “Work-Book for 10Ms” , “Best of Mentoring” and “ Personal Development & Career Advancement”. He is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Business Quotient Magazine (BQM) and President, Lorache SME Academy.



TINUKEMI OLAOYE is a Trainer, Speaker, Author and Life-Significance Coach. She helps people to find and understand their unique place, significance and contribution in the world as well as to be successful and fulfilled in it.

She started her career as an Intellectual Property and Entertainment Lawyer. She founded a legal consultancy and a legal education enterprise. Her articles and projects have been featured in national and international publications.

As a Trainer, she has developed curriculum and facilitated training and learning exercises for different organisations and on different modules including Communication Skills, Business Writing Skills, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Conflict Management, Effective Time Management, Leadership and Team Building, Planning and Goal Setting, and Personality Assessment and Discovery.

Her experience as a Speaker spans different life competencies and business topics and her audiences have included teenagers, junior, mid-level and senior executives of corporate organisations, entrepreneurs and public servants.

As a Life-Significance Coach, Tinukemi’s message is clear and simple: Every person can and should live a life of purpose, passion and productivity. She shares her message at



DEMOLA ADERIBIGBE is a Brand Strategist, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant Partner at ACE & Brands, an integrated innovation and brand advancement consulting firm with core expertise in brand strategy, innovative training solutions and business process re-engineering

He is fondly called Lalaa by his increasing clients who engage him to train, speak, write, coach and consult extensively for their organisations in the areas of Brand Management, Marketing Communications and Human Capital Development

Overall, Demola’s training, speaking and consulting profile boasts of brands such as, MTN, Oando Energy Services, FirstBank Nigeria, Unity Bank Plc, Tiger Brands, Dangote Noodles, Pasta and Flour, UAC, Globacom, SAB Miller, First Registrars, LAMATA, Tetrazzini Group, Deli Foods, Mtech Communications, Lagos State Empowerment And Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N), e.t.c. Secondary schools, tertiary and moral Institutions are not left out of his range of audience. He was involved in the empowerment and re-integration phase of the Federal Government of Nigeria Amnesty programme for ex-militants.



BOSUN BANKOLE is a Business Management and Human Resources specialist. She holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, a Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management from Nigeria’s Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business South Africa and she took graduate courses at the International Summer University Programme of Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

Bosun Bankole is Passionate about Relationship Management, Business Management, Management Consulting and Human Resource Management. She has worked as Training Consultant at FifthGear Plus, Lagos, HR and Payroll Officer at Central Securities Clearing System Nigeria, as well as Head of HR at Bigsam Media Nigeria.

Bosun Bankole now heads the People and Administration Department of Praxis Link-Plus Ltd.




FOLAWIYO ABIODUN is an award winning entrepreneur, a trainer/speaker and a socioprenuer.

Abiodun started off his career in the area of Human Capital Development in Community Development Initiative (CDI) where he worked extensively with youths and teenagers and at FifthGear Plus where he served as the Head of Operations and trainer.

As a trainer, his knowledge and skills as a human capital advisor has been utilized via facilitating diverse soft skills training in organizations such as First Bank Plc, First Registrars, UAC, FinBank, Lamata, Globacom Communications, MTECH Communications, Friesland Campina, Lagos State Government and the United Nation Information Centre.

Biodun has also trained innumerable entrepreneurs in the art and business of shoemaking. He worked as a shoemaking training consultant with the United Nations, Lagos Empowerment and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N), Microsoft Nigeria’s Aiki project, Daystar Christian Centre’s Skill Acquisition Project (DSAP), Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (Oshodi Satellite Campus) and Christ Living Spring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM), etc.



JIMI TEWE is a seasoned Career Success Catalyst & CEO of Inspiro Consulting, a Career Services and Human Resource Consulting firm based in Lagos State, Nigeria.

More often than not, those who have learned from Jimi as a Public Speaker, Author, Social Media Overlord or as a Coach have always said they were inspired to take action about their career and life in general after listening to him.

Before establishing Inspiro Consulting, Jimi has worked at Senior Management levels in the banking industry specifically in United Bank for Africa & Bank PHB (now KeyStone Bank). At various times, he functioned as Head of Recruitment, Head of Performance Management and Head of Organizational Development in the banking industry. He is a certified Job Evaluator as well as Emotional and Social Intelligence Specialist with the Hay Group of South Africa. He has attended several training programs covering business management. He also has extensive consulting experience having worked with Accenture & Restral Consulting at various times.

Through his firm and partnering with other learning organizations, Jimi has added value to corporate organizations in the Banking, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Insurance and Service Industries over the years.

Jimi’s personal interest is people development which he does through coaching, inspirational speaking, and mentoring.




SYDNEY UGBEDA is a creative Entrepreneur, Trainer, Graphic Designer and a Social Media Consultant. A certified Small Business Consultant, he has been involved in several creative trainings. Over the last decade, he has gathered and shared experiences in consulting and corporate training for several outfits, working as an associate consultant with FifthGear Plus.

He has had the opportunity to facilitate trainings in corporate organisations such as Lagos State Ministry of Establishment and Training, MTN Nigeria, Globacom Nigeria, Etisalat , UAC Nigeria, LAMATA, First Bank Plc,  First Registrars, Friesland Campina, Credit Direct, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and MTECH Communications.

Presently, Sydney is the Creative Director at Bleuorange Media, a creative firm that is into brand designs and management for small and medium businesses. He is also a co-founder and VP Product Development, KOTIVU.NG, Nigeria’s premier e-learning platform.


EMMANUEL EFFIONG-BRIGHT is an Idea and Performance Improvement Consultant. He is a Trainer and Speaker whose experience spans areas such as Business Innovation, Human Capital Development and the media. He lends his consulting and managerial experience to several organisations; amongst them, Bopex and Bolderton, LMC, McFord Consulting and Daily Independent. His training and speaking profile also boasts of top brands as UAC, Oceanic Bank, Education Trust Fund, Ericsson, Fate Foundation and Skye Bank, just to mention a few.

In 2004, his direct involvement in The Effective Manager project attracted the pioneering partnership of top consulting firms as Price Water House Coopers, Phillip Consulting, Fate Foundation, NIIT and Lagos Business School. The initiative later won the Publisher’s Award for Idea of the Year.

Effiong-Bright is the President of Alliance of Change Empowerment Speakers (ACES-Nigeria). He is a business graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he holds the1998 Award for The Most Creative Student from its Business School.



CHIDINMA IWE Chidi has over 12 years of active specialist experience in the IT industry.

His goal is to be consistent in the management and delivery of exceptional service and value.

His passion and commitment to excellence has driven him to seek greater significance as a motivational speaker touching on issues such as mentorship, career development, and business processes improvement. His very practical style of delivery leaves his audiences greatly inspired.

He is a member of the Alliance for Change Empowerment Speakers (ACES).