My name is Emidio Amadebai, happily married to a beautiful person, my queen and best friend, father of two handsome boys, and currently working on building my career as an independent consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, author, and blogger, who can share most of his experience with you guys.
I created Grooming Thought Leaders to share relevant tips and counsel with all those seeking to improve their expertize in their fields of work, to build their brands, to start their businesses, to harness the power of content marketing, and to become thought leaders in their respective industries.
I short, I am building GTL (Grooming Thought Leaders) to be a trustworthy source of content and advice to all those seeking to establish themselves as leaders and authorities in their craft, profession, or businesses.
I am a mix of the technology enthusiast, history lover, and business strategy student. Public speaking and Leadership are closely linked topics to me, and Thought Leadership comes as a consequence of my wanting to become a reference in both niches and be able to help others groom themselves into becoming thought leaders.
Who is Emidio and What has he been up to?
- My relevant experience in the Corporate World
I am a uniquely skilled professional in several areas; I completed a 5-year Engineering Honors Degree on IT and Telecommunications, right after worked as an application and software engineer at the world’s best ICT providing company, Huawei Technologies, for about 2 years and got promoted to work a Service Delivery and Project Manager.
In my time as an SDM for Huawei Technologies, I managed large projects, teams, contractors, supported the sales team with bidding and won over 200 million contracts to the company. My peers included Engineers, Specialists, Senior Managers, Executive Head of Departments from other multinationals, and the list went on, as my years of experience and projects complexity grew.
After a quick stop working for a multinational French Bank, I then moved to work in the energy industry, now focusing on one of my favorite areas, Customer Service and Customer Experience management.
- Becoming a Key Note Speaker & Improving my Public Speaking Skills
I have been delivering speeches to large audiences from the age of 16, in religious congregations, then moved to become the top performer during my college days when it came to presentation skills, and in my first job those skills helped me get quick promotions, and opportunities to present the solutions, products, and services to our customer both domestic and abroad.
Being experienced in delivering speeches (both in my native language Portuguese, as well as in English) is a rare and sought-after skill for multinational companies that come to do business in this country. Additionally, it landed my opportunities such as traveling to China to learn about the latest solutions Huawei was developing (4.5G, and 5G, Modular Data Centers, etc.), and present them to a VIP delegation from my country that was visiting China.
I have also been appointed as the Key Note speaker, representing my company to deliver a speech in the country’s first and largest digital forum, where most companies would bring their specialists from abroad, have them give speeches in English and use near real-time translation systems to the audience.
Well, imagine if you had an engineer, technology enthusiast, who loves to speak about it, and has experience delivering speeches to large audiences? That’s right, they have asked me to do it, and that was a terrific experience to increase my visibility as an expert as well.
I am not saying all this to brag or anything! I want you to know that the person behind the blog posts and products that will be coming in the future is a real person, who struggled to learn and master the very skills that helped him succeed as a student, as an employee, as a manager and most importantly as a person – a family man.
- Becoming an Entrepreneur – Building my Online Business
The things I love the most doing are reading, learning and absorbing new things, sharing that with others, seeing how it helps them achieve their own personal objectives, and overcome their struggles. I learn, every day, about virtually anything that piques my interest, and that has allowed me to become the type of person who usually has something to share with others.
Having seen that, and wanting to help as many people as I can, I decided to use this side of mine, of wanting to share, challenging myself to learn more and more, and keep sharing…to help others.
I am talking about people like you, who read this far looking for ways in which I can help to make you become a confident, engaging, and resourceful thought leader. Alternatively, perhaps you want to become a great leader, appreciated by his staff and peers or you want to become your own boss, by launching a successful online business, where you share with others that which makes you unique, that which they are looking for, and you can provide.
I launched my first blog last year, and it is now growing steadily, with over 8.5K visitors per month and climbing. It focused mainly on public speaking and leadership, here’s the link if you want to check it out.
Now my second blog, this one where are now, it’s about helping professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers to become thought leaders, to build their brand in a way that people trust them, and their services for their expertize and authority.