About Double Impact Platform
There has been a phenomenal rate of growth in the number of married couples who have chosen the co-entrepreneurial lifestyle. Whereas most couples struggle daily to juggle the balls of work, family and self; the Copreneurship space presents a more complicated landscape, given the intricate nature of the marriage relationship as is then intertwined with the demands of a business relationship.
This is particularly true in these times when the enemy is attacking our homes, and many homes are experiencing various degrees of turbulence. Irrespective of whether they undertook this lifestyle willingly, or were forced into it due to adverse economic realities such as the loss of a job, Copreneurs daily contend with juggling the same sets of balls, but in addition contend with providing effective support to each other in their business, while doing their best to maintain the vibrancy and romance in their own personal relationships.
Truth be told, a widely held view is that working with your spouse is an almost guaranteed recipe for disaster, marital challenges, business and personal frustrations, and enterprise mediocrity. At the Double Impact Platform, we believe that while many negative examples abound, a much larger reality is that there are several highly successful entrepreneurial couples who own, manage and are growing great business ventures together; all the while maintaining happy, well-balanced homes and families. Our commitment is to ensure that Copreneurs in our community do not end up as part of the negative statistics, but rather as enviable examples of Copreneurs who are successfully doing exploits in their families and businesses, to the glory of God.
At the Double Impact Platform, we believe God is the Source and Foundation of all we are or could ever be in any area of our lives – personally and professionally. We believe God is the source of every gift, talent and ability that every man or woman possesses. We believe every aspect of our lives is to be applied towards establishing God’s purpose and Kingdom here on earth. Programs on the Double Impact Platform are therefore designed to deliver the fundamentals for effective marketplace ministry. Using tested business and relational tools, strategies and resources – based on principles from the Word of God, we teach Copreneurs how to:
- Honor God in and through their business
- Have a vibrant marriage and successful business relationship;
- Build thriving enterprises and position them to grow into tomorrow’s business empires and;
- Ultimately achieve maximum impact and build great legacies by purposing their God-given entrepreneurial gifting’s in accordance with God’s will.
Whereas different individuals and organizations around the world continue to speak to the challenges associated with attaining work/life balance, hardly anyone or group is speaking to the peculiarity of the challenges that being married to your business partner can present. The Double Impact Platform caters to the needs of those of us who are privileged to have the pleasure of working for ourselves, and with ourselves. We are positioned to solve the difficulty Copreneurs have in finding other couples who can relate to their particular kinds of challenges or triumphs. We provide Copreneurs with ‘safe space’ and a forum for easy access to members of their unique Tribe, helping them maneuver successfully through the unique challenges of working with a spouse, create effective boundaries between their work and marriages, and literally ‘exhale’ as they gain from the shared experiences and wisdom of other couples in business together.
We invite you to connect with other like-minded Copreneurs on the Double Impact Platform.
To re-establish the mountains of family and business for the Kingdom of God
– one Couple and one Business at a time!
To build a global community of Kingdom-minded Copreneurs who will:
- Consistently honor God in their marriages, families, and in the marketplace
- Faithfully steward their lives, work & relationships in accordance with Biblical principles
- Build great and lasting entrepreneurial and family legacies; and in so doing
- Re-affirm God’s dominion and glory upon the earth
- Establish the fundamentals for having a thriving business and a thriving marriage.
- Understand the commonalities that underlie successful work and family relationships.
- To provide Copreneurs with tools for maneuvering successfully through the unique challenges of working with a spouse.
To help Copreneurs unravel the problems that cause conflicts
- Teaching them to create boundaries between work and home, love and business.
- Improving essential communication skills & solidifying individual roles in the biz & family.
- To equip them to tackle difficult business situations as a team.
To establish a unique breed of Kingdompreneurs
- To encourage Christian entrepreneurship & business excellence among Copreneurs.
- To empower Copreneurs create substantial wealth through business & entrepreneurship.
- To inspire Copreneurs to see their wealth as a tool to do God’s work and promote the agenda of Jesus Christ
To create a framework for Copreneurs to compare and contrast differing personal and professional perspectives, and be able to translate these into specific interventions to suit their unique challenges
To equip Copreneurs with the right tools to build excellent legacies
Audrey Joe-Ezigbo is an experienced transformative industry leader, business advisor and coach, with over 28 years proven track record and deep expertise in Strategic Planning and Execution, Corporate Governance, Investor relations (Finance and Fundraising), Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Development and Environmental Sustainability in private, public and non-profit sectors at executive and Board levels.
Recognized for her results-driven leadership and counsel in building organizations into world class, top producers, she is Deputy Managing Director and Shareholder at Falcon Corporation (a leading, wholly indigenous midstream and downstream Energy, Gas Distribution & Trading company) which she co-founded with her husband in 1994. Since 1994, Mrs. Joe-Ezigbo has been instrumental to successfully growing the company from minor oil services contracting to being a major player in the Nigerian Gas industry. Audrey is also the Managing Director at Optimera Energy LFZE, a special purpose vehicle focused on enabling Gas distribution and energy optimization within Nigeria.
She is passionate about entrepreneurship in Africa and committed to actualizing the potentials of SMEs to become large corporates or multinationals. Mrs. Joe-Ezigbo is committed to building African institutions that can survive and scale sustainably and developing leaders and managers for these organizations who are global in their thinking and networks
An accomplished professional, Audrey holds several Masters’ degrees in Finance, Marketing and Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, University of Nigeria, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University. She also holds several executive certifications in Management, Leadership and Governance from Harvard Business School, IE Business School, and the WIMBOARD Institute.
Audrey served as President (2018-2021) of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) – the umbrella association and voice for businesses and professionals involved in the Nigerian Gas industry. She is the first woman to have occupied the position of NGA President in the Association’s 22-year history. Audrey is a member of the 2022-2025 Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU), the global voice of Gas; sitting in as Nigeria’s representative responsible for the Exploration & Production Committee; the first African woman to occupy this position.
A seasoned energy expert, Audrey is a Fellow of the Energy Institute UK (FEI), the global body for energy experts. A member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria (MIoD), she is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria’s Energy & Power Committee. She is a founding member of Women in Energy Network (WiEN); a member and global role model for Women in LPG (WiNLPG) Nigeria chapter; and a member of the Nigeria Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB) NCCF Diversity Sectoral Working Group.
Audrey sits on the Advisory Board of the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University (PAU). Until recently, she was on the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business & Public Service (WIMBIZ) where she also served a Chairperson, Wimbiz Capital Committee (WIMCAP) and Chiarperson, Wimbiz Membership & Programs Committee.
Audrey is a speaker on various international platforms, including TEDx. She is a Certified Transformative Coach and member of the International Coach Federation (Global and Nigeria chapters). She is the Founder and Promoter of The Barnabas Widows Empowerment Foundation. Also known as ‘The Double Impact Coach’ Audrey is the Founder & Promoter of The Double Impact Platform, a business training and relationship building foundation for Entrepreneurial Couples in business together.
Audrey Joe-Ezigbo has won several awards for her contributions to building entrepreneurial capacity in the industry and Nigeria at large, including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa 2014 Award, the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) Distinguished Alumni Award 2018, and the Women in Maritime and Energy, Energy Trailblazer Award 2022. She is a prolific writer, blogger, and author with four published books.
She was recognized as one of Leading Ladies Africa 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2019, listed on the 2021 PowerWoman 100 list in the Oil & Gas category, and recognized as one of top 100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas Industry 2021.
She is married and a mother to four amazing young adults.