Episode 40 – Alex Onalaja on Entrepreneurship, school in Nigeria and Personal Development

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In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show Matt welcomes Alex Onalaja, he is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He has been featured in Forbes and been voted on of the top 50 influential black voices in tech by Tech Nation.  

In this podcast they talk about Alex’s education in Nigeria and how as a dyslexic he struggled in school, this was made more painful as he watched his younger brother thrive. His time at university once he had moved to the UK and how as a keen young person he wanted to get into the world of work and was excited to join a company. However, he had many rejections from all the jobs he was applying for and faced prejudices in the recruitment process. This led him into depression, Alex started documenting his return from dark days and has now turned it into a book LOST, NOW FOUND – The Secret to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential in 30 Days. 

Now he is an entrepreneur working in tech and has been featured in major publications. He now is turning his focus to coaching others. 

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