The Power Within Training & Development (TPWTD) has appointed a new director of business growth as it continues to attract clients through its unique motivational intelligence (MQ) framework.

The leadership training company has welcome experienced consultant Ayo Shote to its team as Business Development Director within the North East of Scotland.


TPWTD offers the world’s first and only SQA-approved Executive Diploma in Leading With Motivational Intelligence (MQ) and other transformative MQ development programmes designed to help leaders adapt more quickly to their environment, and handle adversity more effectively, take productive action and embrace change at an accelerated rate.


The company, which has bases in Glasgow, Aberdeen and London, offers several fully-funded programmes and collaborates with several colleges across Scotland, offering its unique Motivational Intelligence (MQ) framework to individuals and small businesses within those communities.


In May, NESCol confirmed a partnership with The Power Within Training & Development, making its unique Executive Diploma framework available fully-funded to Scottish business owners, sole traders and senior leaders and managers in companies and organisations based in Scotland through the college’s well-established distance learning model.


Ayo Shote: Business Development Director; North East Scotland


Ayo Shote – who previously worked with both James and Enas during their careers in the international Oil & Gas sector – was part of the first cohort of business leaders undertaking the MQ Leadership programme through NESCol and was so impressed by the content and outcomes/results that he has now joined the business.


Ayo has vast leadership experience within the energy industry, having previously worked with both James and Enas in the Middle East. He held senior roles with oil and gas giant Baker Hughes, at one point overseeing their operations across most of Africa.


Since then, Ayo has provided consultancy services for a number of organisations within the UK and Nigeria, including a UK-based energy transition consultancy through which he enrolled in The Power Within’s Leading With Motivational Intelligence (MQ) Executive Diploma.


Ayo said:

“This is a great opportunity for me to use my skills and experience alongside the transformative teachings of the Motivational Intelligence framework to help equip businesses and their leaders for future success.”

“So often, people are placed in leadership roles without the vital training and mindset skills they need to excel, to bring out the best in their team, and to deliver results. That’s what we provide and I am really excited to be part of such a forward-thinking business and to have the chance to bring this world-first training approach, and its many benefits, to even more businesses across the North East of Scotland and beyond.”



TPWTD Co-founder and Managing Director James Fleming said:


“We’re delighted to welcome Ayo to the team. Having known and worked with him many years ago we know the skills, passion and expertise he brings to the role.”

“Businesses that are not providing training in Motivational Intelligence (MQ) for their people are missing a vital part of the jigsaw that will transform their ability to achieve their vision and goals.”

“To thrive in the coming decade, companies must develop motivational resilience—the ability to withstand unpredictable change and threats and to emerge stronger.”


The Power Within Training & Development launched in 2017 and has seen exponential growth in its revenue in the past two years after introducing new online products during the pandemic. The company offers a mix of in-person, online and virtual programmes to suit all requirements and businesses.


For more information visit https://www.thepowerwithintraining.com/leadership-development-courses/motivational-leadership/