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From Corporate Giant to Entrepreneurial Maverick: Leon Oloya’s Journey of Transformation and Triumph

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In this engaging episode of “What the Funk,” we sit down with Leon Oloya, a dynamic individual with a rich background spanning from a successful career at ExxonMobil to embarking on an entrepreneurial journey with his company, Candor Technical. Leon shares insights from his life, highlighting the importance of intentionality, leadership, and the transformative power of taking calculated risks.
This episode dives into:
  • Leon’s journey from growing up in San Diego to becoming a key player in the oil and gas industry, and eventually starting his own venture.
  • The value of education, work ethic, and seizing opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Insights into the challenges and rewards of transitioning from a corporate giant like ExxonMobil to launching and scaling an entrepreneurial venture.
  • The significance of leadership, decision-making, and the impact of showing genuine appreciation and support to team members.
  • Leon’s perspective on the future of energy, data-driven strategies, and the evolving landscape of digital technology in the industry.
  • The importance of being intentional about personal and professional growth, and how past experiences shape future successes.
  • A candid discussion on balancing work with personal life, especially the nuances of being a parent while navigating the demands of entrepreneurship.
  • Leon’s predictions for the future of football, reflecting on his favorite players and the lessons sports can teach about leadership and teamwork.

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