Meet Our Talent: Somadina Nwafor, the Tech-Savvy Virtual Assistant
"The Virtual Assistant course was very intensive and challenging, but I was determined to do the hard things."
Lagos-based aspiring Executive Somadina Nwafor is a go-getter who prides himself in his ability to use technology to execute administrative tasks with excellence. At 17, he started a small print and copy service, and when he entered university, he managed a team of administrators who offered their services to students. After honing his skills through our rigorous training programme, Somadina is now a certified Virtual Assistant at The ROOM, offering freelance administrative services to executives and their organisations.
What is one ‘Hard Thing’ you’re working on right now?
One hard thing I’m working on right now is employing a different strategy for my job search. I’m generating leads for clients through Twitter and LinkedIn that I’m interested in working with, sending out cold emails and pitching myself to companies to show the value of a Virtual Assistant (VA). It’s been a tough process, but it will yield results soon.
What is your proudest achievement?
I have a list, but my most recent and proudest achievement would be getting into The ROOM Fellowship. The VA course was very intensive and challenging, but I was determined to do the hard things. The results started panning out when I got selected as Squad Lead. I helped solve problems and resolved conflicts, which has led to my becoming a Fellow in The ROOM. I am proud of this achievement and look forward to more.
What is one lesson failure has taught you?
My failures have taught me that no one is an island of knowledge. I have learned to take every instance of failure as another chance or an opportunity to do things right and succeed. I know that I shouldn’t stop moving until I get the result I’m aiming for.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I hope to have achieved a lot in my career and be in a leadership position in the organisation I’m working for, while helping to bring others up.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Do hard things” kept me going and helped me stay on top and complete all the milestones I needed to get to where I am now. That advice will stick with me for a very long time.
What does being a member of The ROOM Fellowship mean to you?
It means that I’m part of the top 5% of talent vetted and trained by ALX that have access to lifelong learning, career opportunities and unparalleled perks.
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