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Olusola Adewumi John

Researcher, Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre, University of Regina

Sola John is an experienced coach and mentor with over 15 years in working with various groups of people from young people to leadership teams from the development space, to Business start-up entrepreneurs. His clientele includes the GIZ, PEF, NMDPRA, Aiducation Int’l, Eramet, and many others across Nigeria, Africa, and Europe.

He has focused on problem-solving in the areas of leadership crisis management, change management, and emotional intelligence. This has taken him to some African countries for similar assignments with proven results. He is also a workshop facilitator, conference speaker, and leadership and organizational skills development trainer.

He is a certified Emotional Intelligence; Certified Career Coach and NLP Coach. Sola John is an aviation professional with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. He got a PhD in Arts Management from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria. He is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C_SET), University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

While at C-SET, he will be researching the intersection between aviation, entertainment, and culture; performing artists and emotional intelligence; artists and data management on the prairie. He is open to collaborations and critical engagement on these themes and the areas of interest to C-SET.


  • 2023–present
    Researcher, Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre, University of Regina


  • 2021 
    Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Ph.D..