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Ayo Sokale

Civil engineer, BBC Presenter, Former Deputy Mayor of Reading, AI powered Tech CEO & Founder

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Ayo Sokale

Ayo Sokale is a renowned Chartered Civil engineer, a distinguished keynote speaker, motivational speaker, STEM speaker, and sustainability speaker. She is widely recognised as one of the fastest engineers to achieve Chartered status. With an extensive background in delivering flood risk management projects, managing teams, supervising engineers, and influencing policy through key committees, Ayo is a dedicated advocate for engineering and sustainability. She works as a Major Project and Programme Delivery Business Manager for The Environment Agency.

Ayo is a pioneer, and, in that spirit, she founded Tessellated Future Technology a tech start-up in 2023. Her company launched an AI powered Coaching App – Get Coached in 2024. Get Coached is a mobile app that uses AI technology to provide 247 access to coaching.  The app is already set on revolutionising the coaching industry by bringing bespoke, high-quality coaching to everyone at an affordable price, enabling you to win your game. Coaching helps individuals understand and achieve their goals, aid their reflections, and gain clarity.  Get coached combines Ayo’s passion for self-development and coaching with technology and her desire for a more equitable society where everyone has access to the tools there need. Tools such as coaching. 

A sought-after presenter and keynote speaker, Ayo shares her expertise on technology, sustainability, engineering, innovation, and more. Her captivating presentations inspire and educate audiences on critical topics.

In addition to her engineering prowess, Ayo Sokale is a multifaceted talent. She is a prominent BBC Broadcaster, notably co-presenting on CBeebies’ Get Set Galactic, a captivating science-based gameshow for children. Her love of working with young minds shines through as she explores themes ranging from gravity to the Solar System, pollination, and energy.

Ayo’s broadcasting portfolio extends to BBC Reel, BBC Bitesize, and acclaimed documentary work for renowned networks like Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Yesterday TV, and Channel 5. Her presenting skills have also been sought after by other commercial clients, including ITN and Trimble.

Ayo actively contributes to the STEM field, producing engaging content for corporate clients and creating the Wednesday Wisdoms Series/Podcast and Everyday Science Series and Esoteric Stories for Modern Lives.  Notably, Ayo is a former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Reading, where she founded Plastic Free Caversham, earning single plastic-free accreditation for the area in 2022.

As an Executive Coach, Ayo works with successful professionals navigating crossroads in their careers, helping them align with their values and leverage their unique strengths and interests. She brings her empathetic approach and inspirational insights to her keynote speeches on neurodiversity and mental health, drawing from her own diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome.

Ayo is also an accomplished author, with her book ‘Othered: How to Thrive & Disrupt in Spaces Not Created for You’. The rights to this are handled by the BKS Agency. Her entrepreneurial spirit shines through as the Founder and CEO of a tech startup poised to revolutionise the coaching space. Ayo is also featured in Dr Shini Somara’s Book ‘Engineers Making a Difference: Inventors, Technicians, Scientists and Tech Entrepreneurs Changing the World, and How You Can Join Them’ and in Daniel Tammet’s book ‘9 minds’ .

Beyond her professional achievements, Ayo is a non-linear thinker with diverse interests and a track record of success, from pageantry where she held titles such as Miss Plymouth, Miss Sussex, and Miss East Sussex, to her advocacy and active work for social enterprises and charity. She is also an animated superhero named Eco Angel, reflecting her dedication to flood risk management and community protection. Ayo is a Trustee for the Autistic Girl Network Charity.

Recognised as one of the Top 50 women in engineering in 2017 and the ICE President’s future Leader in 2018, Ayo Sokale is a true force of positive change and innovation across a range of sectors.

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