Haoma Worgu, popularly known as LinkedIn Queen, is the visionary Founder of Envisage Hub, a career development enterprise. She was the winner of our Social Entrepreneurship Award in 2021.
- What does being a young and successful entrepreneur mean to you?
It means fulfilling what I was created to do, which is to elevate people’s professional and business outlooks through the services I render. I get a lot of fulfillment in helping people and seeing them impacted by my work.
- Can you share the inspiration behind your decision to start your own business at a young age?
My passion for problem-solving drove my inspiration. Entrepreneurship is about solving problems intelligently and innovatively, which is what I’ve always wanted to do.
I observed that many young people, mid-level and senior-level professionals, needed help with their careers, so my goal was to help them solve their problems. That is why I started my business.
- As an entrepreneur, what motivates and sustains your drive?
Two things. The first is the passion to solve a problem. Some people see money and fame as their motivating factor to get into entrepreneurship. But what happens when those two things don’t come eventually or as expected? That is why I focus on solving problems and ensuring that everyone I come across witnesses significant transformation as a result of the services I offer.
Second, is the vision that God has given me. The problem sometimes is that most business owners – young and old – don’t have a vision of their end goal, which is why they give up along the way. When you know what the end looks like, you will continue pursuing that vision. So knowledge of the end is what sustains what I do in the present.
- Throughout your entrepreneurial journey, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Starting my 20-day LinkedIn growth program. Monthly, I take about 200 professionals and business owners on a growth accelerator on LinkedIn to teach them how to brand and market themselves. This was borne after observing that a lot of people didn’t know how to show up and communicate their value in a way that attracts clients and employers.
The testimonials that have come from this make me feel fulfilled because people get jobs afterward, become more visible, and are confident to show up.
Like Jumoke Adenowo would say, “The pride of a girl is her own success. But the pride of a mother is the success of her children.” I see these people as my children and seeing them succeed makes me proud.
- What advice would you give fellow young entrepreneurs just starting their own businesses?
Do everything your hand finds to do in the most excellent way possible. Secondly, create value and be valuable. Value is one language the whole world understands. So when you speak the language of value, everyone will respond with cash and any other thing you’re looking for.
- Do you have a favorite quote/mantra that resonates with your entrepreneurial spirit?
Yes. In fact, I have two. The first is one by me, which is “Light does not shine for the sake of light but for the sake of the people who need that light to see.” So every time I do not feel like showing up or doing the things I need to do, I think about the people who depend on my light to see.
The second is “Destinies depend on how you respond to God and your business.” How you respond to what God has given you will determine how people are able to be helped. So if you disobey what God has told you to do, you’re forsaking the people who are supposed to benefit from it.
Whenever I remember these two statements, I pick myself up and get to work.