Lucille Ossai is an international award-winning communications trainer. She is also a coach, advisor, keynote speaker, and multi-award-winning blogger. She’s the author of the Amazon communications bestseller ‘Influence and Thrive: How Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Corporations Use Effective Communication To Get Results’.
Lucille is the founder of Rethinking Business Communications Limited. Her training company offers coaching, training, and advisory services on nonverbal communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and business writing. She works with professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders to amplify their influence and results. For her programmes, she applies her significant experience facilitating lectures and executive seminars at the double-accredited, globally ranked Lagos Business School. Her clients include World Commerce & Contracting, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, Nestlé Nigeria, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Lagos Chapter), and Ischus Consulting.
Her expertise is globally recognised. In 2023, Global Gurus, the prestigious research organisation, ranked her the #11 communication professional in the world. She was the only African to appear in the communication category. In 2021, the University of Leicester featured Lucille’s book and highlighted her work in their alumni #CitizensOfChange initiative. In May 2020, the London School of Economics & Political Science named her ‘Alum of the Month‘ for her profile and impact.
As the writer and editor of the multi-award-winning Rethinking Business Communications Blog, Lucille provides deep insights and practical techniques on effective communication. Her recommendations will help you thrive in your career or business. Her blog is also the only African-based website to feature in Feedspot’s authoritative rank of the top 40 communication blogs on the web.
She generously shares her knowledge on radio and podcasts. Appearances include Empowered in My Skin Podcast (Canada), Big Ideas Big Moves Podcast (Canada), Office Hours with David Meltzer (US), Great Speech Podcast (UK), Inspiring Leaders Podcast (Canada), and Marketing Study Lab Podcast (UK). Radio appearances include Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Inspiration FM, Metro FM, and Eko FM in Lagos, Nigeria.
Her pieces are also lauded. Lucille’s technical note is featured on The Case Centre (UK). Moreover, her articles have also appeared in BizCatalyst 360, Enterprising Africa, and BusinessDay Nigeria.
Lucille’s work is truly international. At Ubiquity Executive Coaches, she is positioned to provide business communications support in Canada and beyond. She’s also listed as a keynote speaker at All American Speakers, A-Speakers, and Africa Speakers Group. Partner with her today for all your business communications projects—from coaching, training and keynotes, to influencer campaigns and brand partnerships.
When this bestselling author doesn’t obsess about effective communication, she watches television to unwind. A huge fan of detective programmes, she fancies herself a bit of an expert in identifying the culprits. She also enjoys watching thrillers, (meaningful) action flicks, and dramas.
Lucille lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with her family.
Lucille Ossai in the Media
Top Communications Trainer of the Year 2023 — named by the International Association of Top Professionals (USA).
The #11 communication professional in the world in 2022 ranked by Global Gurus, the renowned research organisation. She was the only African to feature in the top 30 communication category.
Bestselling author of ‘Influence and Thrive: How Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Corporations Use Effective Communication To Get Results‘. Order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Roving Heights (Nigeria), and international outlets across six continents.
Multi-award-winning communications blogger at Rethinking Business Communications Blog: the only African-based website to feature on Feedspot’s authoritative top 40 communication blogs.
‘Alum of the Month’ (May 2020) — named by the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Support facilitator and communications coach at the prestigious globally ranked Lagos Business School.
Communications trainer for corporate clients, including World Commerce & Contracting, Nestlé Nigeria, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Lagos Chapter), and Ischus Consulting.
Guest on radio shows and international podcasts.
Radio appearances include Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Inspiration 92.3 FM, and Metro 97.7 FM in Nigeria.
Podcast interviews include Empowered in My Skin Podcast (Canada), Big Ideas Big Moves Podcast (Canada), Inspiring Leaders Podcast (Canada), Office Hours with David Meltzer (US), the Pen to Published Podcast (UK), the Great Speech Podcast (UK), and the Marketing Study Lab Podcast (UK).
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