AUTHOR I Speaker I Advisor


Borderless Voice: The Power of Telling Your Story and Defining Your Identity by Gbenga Ogunjimi



I'm Gbenga, the Chief Storyteller. Gbenga means to elevate, and my life's purpose is to elevate leaders from good to great. I do this as a story coach and speaker. I'm also an author, and I've taken a few social ventures international.

Yes, there are a lot of life/career/business coaches out there, but what separates me is that I specialize exclusively in the power of your story. My coaching clients range from Fortune 500 companies to returning citizens from the criminal justice system. The one commonality is they all have a unique and powerful story to tell the world. In fact, after years in the business of storytelling, I've come to believe that storytelling is not just everyone's greatest asset but a conduit to all of life's aspirations. If there is anyway I can be of value or support you, don't hesitate to let me know.

Let's elevate your story today!


"Gbenga led a brilliant, dexterous presentation at Foundation Center's NYC headquarters on the use of storytelling for accessing funding and professional opportunities. His lively session was tremendously well-received by our audience of New York nonprofits and social enterprises; participants responded that they discovered a newfound confidence and a better grasp of how to steer their own personal story into a compelling, forward-looking tale that truly connects with potential funders, employers, and clients. Gbenga did an outstanding job of inspiring a room full of people to present themselves and their organizations to the world with greater confidence and leadership."

—The Foundation Center HQ New York

“Thank you for serving as guest speaker at our recent Annual Meeting of the Cecil County (MD) Chamber of Commerce. You captivated our audience with your optimism and your challenge to our Board members to develop their personal stories while simultaneously creating our organization’s story of success and prosperity.”

“After Gbenga’s speaking engagement with the Chamber, our Director of Member Services was able to utilize his business storytelling strategies to increase success rate of our members acquisition campaign efforts.”

—Cecil County Chamber of Commerce


The Bowser Administration has focused on empowering immigrants by activating them in the local economy through various programs that will lead to job creation so they can contribute to the District in a multitude of ways. The Mayor Office on African Affairs (MOAA) would like to thank you for presenting at the MOAA’s Workforce Development Program. We received positive feedback from participants on the presentation, discussion and quality of session.

—Government of the District of Columbia