Lucille Ossai selected as ‘Top Communications Trainer of the Year 2023’ by IAOTP

Lagos, Nigeria - 01-17-2023 -

Lucille Ossai is a communications trainer, speaker, advisor, bestselling author, and multi-award-winning blogger. She was recently selected as the ‘Top Communications Trainer of the Year 2023’ by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

While inclusion in the IAOTP community is an honor, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are chosen based on their affiliations, academic achievements, professional accomplishments, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, and contributions to their communities. All award recipients are invited to the IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala at the end of this year where they will be honored for their achievements:

Before embarking on her professional career path, Lucille Ossai obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Leicester (UK) and her MSc from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Specializing in business communication, she now enhances the communication abilities of professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders to increase their influence, accelerate their careers, and boost business outcomes.

Lucille is a support facilitator and the communications coach at the double-accredited, globally ranked Lagos Business School. In that renowned institution, she helps full-time and executive MBA students hone their communication skills so that they thrive.

Using her extensive ability in blogging, lecturing, and coaching, Lucille designs and offers communication training and advisory services for individuals and organizations. As the founder and chief communications trainer at Rethinking Business Communications Limited, Mrs. Ossai delivers tailored virtual, in-person, and hybrid communication programs in nonverbal communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and business writing. Her impressive clientele includes Nestlé Nigeria, the Nigeria Stock Exchange, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Lagos Chapter), and Ischus Consulting.

Lucille is also the bestselling author of the business communications blueprint Influence and Thrive: How Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Business Leaders Use Effective Communication To Get Results. It is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Waterstones, Foyles, Hatchards, Roving Heights, and on international sites across six continents.

For over a decade, Mrs. Ossai has blogged about effective business communication and workplace dynamics. Her multi-award-winning blog, Rethinking Business Communication Blog, is the only African-based website featured on Feedspot's authoritative rank of the top 40 communication blogs. Additionally, her articles have appeared in The Case Centre (UK), BizCatalyst 360, Enterprising Africa Magazine, and BusinessDay Nigeria

Throughout her illustrious career, Lucille has received awards and accolades. She is recognized globally for her ability in business communication. In 2022, Global Gurus, the prestigious research firm, ranked her #5 among the top 30 communication professionals. She was the only African to be featured in that category. In 2021, the University of Leicester featured Lucille’s book and highlighted her work in their alumni #CitizensOfChange initiative. In 2020, the London School of Economics & Political Science named her 'Alum of the Month' for her profile and impact.

Mrs. Ossai is passionate about regularly sharing her knowledge of business communication in the media to empower people. Her guest appearances on international podcasts and shows include Office Hours with David Meltzer (US), Level Up Your Career Summit (US), Rabbi & the Shrink Podcast (US), Big Ideas Big Moves Podcast (Canada), Inspiring Leaders Podcast (Canada), Great Speech Podcast (UK), and Marketing Study Lab Podcast (UK). Radio appearances include Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, Inspiration FM, Metro FM, and Eko FM in Lagos, Nigeria.

This year, Lucille is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and the ‘Empowered Woman of the Year Award’ from IAOTP. Furthermore, she will be honored for her distinction as the ‘Top Communications Trainer of the Year 2023’ at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala later in the year.

Stephanie Cirami, the president of the International Association of Top Professionals supplied a rationale for the selection: "Choosing Lucille for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is humble, brilliant at what she does, and has tremendous foresight. We look forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala. We know we will see more amazing accomplishments from her in the future."

In the future, Lucille will continue to support professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders in achieving career success and boosting business results using effective communication.

 She enjoys watching dramas, action flicks, and detective series when she is not working. For more information on Lucille, please visit


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are encouraged to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the president or nominated by a distinguished honorary member before being interviewed.

IAOTP has given thousands of top prestigious professionals worldwide the recognition and credibility they deserve and has helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself on being a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best. It creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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