Episode 15 – Dr Funke Afolabi-Brown

Inspiring Women Leaders

Episode 15 – Dr Funke Afolabi-Brown

December 7, 2022

Episode 15 – Dr Funke Afolabi-Brown

Dr. Afolabi-Brown is a triple-board-certified sleep medicine physician passionate about helping people discover the gift of sleep as a superpower. 


Dr. Brown is a speaker, coach, educator, writer, and the founder of RestfulSleepMD, where she helps busy professional women and their children prioritize sleep to achieve their optimal health and thrive and live to their fullest potential. 


She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The American Thoracic Society. She is also on the medical advisory board of Baby Center and the expert advisory board of Project Sleep. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, summits, workshops, and association meetings nationally and internationally.


As a physician in practice for over a decade, and a mom of two who struggled with sleep issues, she fully understands the impact of sleep deprivation on our mental, physical and emotional health. As a result, she has dedicated her career to helping professional women be their best selves. She does this through speaking, coaching, courses, and programs focused on educating and empowering busy professional women to make sleep a priority as a critical pillar of their health. 

In this episode, Dr. Brown and I chat about:

Her leadership roles 
Her leadership style 
Her leadership journey 
The leaders that helped her rise 
The challenges she faced on her journey 
How she navigated those challenges 
How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader 
Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and 
What she is currently excited to be working on.

Dr. Brown can be contacted via which has hyperlinks to her Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles and her YouTube channel.

Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via [email protected]

His web address and social media profile links / handles include:

He has co-written a new online course entitled ‘How to be Assertive, Maintain Boundaries, and Say “No!”‘ which can be accessed instantly here for only £55/$66:

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