Dr. Damola Treasure Okenla is an award-winning author, highly sought-after keynote speaker, and John Maxwell Certified speaker, trainer, and life coach. With a passion for uplifting others mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, she has dedicated her life to helping her clients grow and develop into the individuals they are called to be.
She is the president at Life Encounters, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on self-discovery and recovery; Damola facilitates seminars, workshops, and retreats to guide others toward fulfilling their purpose. Her organization, much like her books, reflects her mission to advocate for spiritual freedom and empowerment.
With over 25 years of experience as an ordained minister, Damola has served in various roles, including associate pastor, teacher, counselor, coordinator for women’s ministry, and intercessor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. At Jesus House Chicago, she was the lead intercessor and coordinated prayer ministry events reporting to the senior pastor.
Her innate ability to transform lives through ministry and God’s message of hope profoundly impact others even before she utters a word.
Equipped with a Doctoral degree in Pastoral Psychology and certified as a Board Certified Master’s Mental Health Coach, Damola holds Master’s degrees in Public Administration, Theology, and Christian Counseling. Additionally, she is a Professional Certified Christian Coach and Professional Certified Life Coach, specializing in marriage and pre-marital counseling, stress management, grief counseling, and care, traumatic care, life after divorce, and women’s issues. Drawing from her experiences with traumatic relationships, Damola has a heartfelt empathy for singles and women seeking hope amidst difficult circumstances. Her program, Divine Connections by the Well, emerged from her journey and her unwavering determination to ensure that no other individual goes through similar trauma. For more than fifteen years, she has partnered with individuals and groups, inspiring and motivating them to live the life God intended, assisting in rebuilding and recovering from life’s losses and setbacks.
In addition to her ministerial and coaching endeavors, Damola serves as the president and founder of Hilltop Publishing, where she assists Christian authors with book publishing and social media management, positioning them for excellence in the marketplace. She is also the founder of Treasured Woman Coaching LLC. Furthermore, she actively contributes to the Hilltop Transformation Academy as a faculty.
While working as an accountant and project manager, Damola remains a faithful member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and The Project Management Institute PMI®.
Above all, her overreaching mission is to help others recover from painful experiences and discover their true potential, ultimately living a purposeful life that makes an impact and yields profit.
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