Breakfast Club members benefit from learning from their peers in group meetings that are facilitated by experienced, competent cohort facilitators; they also benefit from leadership coaching provided by the same cohort facilitators.
At Breakfast Club Africa, we partner with the best African leadership executive coaches and facilitators to support the enhancement of the leadership capacity and performance of Africa’s business leaders.
Titilayo Akisanya - Nigeria
Titilayo has 12 years experience in Banking and over 26 years of of experience in HR and Consulting. She worked as a Banker with Universal Trust Bank, FDB Loans & Services and EXIM Bank in Washington DC, USA; as HR/Practice Manager in Phillips Consulting (1997) and in 2000 as Human Resources Lead in Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting Limited). In December 2001, Titi became Region Human Resources Manager, and later Division HR Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria Equatorial Africa Division. Between 2007 and 2010, she became HR Director for CPS Africa – a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. She started Theta Alpha Consults Limited in Lagos, an HR & Management Consultancy practice in 2011.
Titi has strong expertise in every aspect of strategic HR business partnering, leadership & talent development, transformation & culture change implementation, as well as human capital strategy and deployment to unleash the potential of others whilst they, deliver extraordinary results. She works with C-Suite executives in organizations, to increase their engagement, productivity and effectiveness by embedding leadership behaviours that deliver results in line with their Core Values and Leadership competencies.
She worked with Grameen Ghana (a Bankers without Borders/World Bank project) to restructure them in readiness for corporate governance and increased donor funding. In the last 4 years, under the auspices of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Titi has been working with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia on Advisory Services and as External Trainer, she also coaches CEOs within the Financial Services sector in East Africa under FSD Africa Executive Coaching Program.
Titilayo is currently the President of ICF (International Coach Federation) Nigeria Chapter and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria.
Sarah Jessie Appiah - Ghana
Sarah Jessie Appiah is a Transformational Leadership Coach, an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team, and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centred Global Executive Coach who shares her time between Geneva and Africa.
She holds a Professional Diploma and an MBA from Open University of the United Kingdom. Sarah worked for almost three decades with the United Nations in the area of developmental aspects of international trade for small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries in Africa, South America, Economies in Transition in Europe and in Asia. She held various office managerial positions for HR-related matters (performance appraisal; learning and development and policy); Event Management for her organization’s Flagship Programme for National Export Strategy Development.
She collaborated with Beautiful Soul Afri’CAN, a Senegalese-based Personal Development Consulting and Training Organisation, to bring well-being and transformation to the continent of Africa using the “Positive Accelerator Approach”. She designed, delivered and facilitated customized training and developmental programmes for her clients and was the Lead Executive Coach and a Practitioner for Psychometric Tools eg. MBTI, DISC, 360 degrees Global Leader of the Future Assessment.
She partners with the John Maxwell Team in national transformation for countries in Latin America, (Paraguay and Costa Rica) and is a certified Global Priority Consultant /Facilitator in the Round-tables methodology for training in-country facilitators for transformation.
Sarah Jessie is the Founder and Principal of SJA Associates, a Personal Development and Consultancy that supports high performing individuals, teams and organizations committed to a positive leadership culture based on values. In addition, she is a Partner for the Centre for Transformational Leadership, Africa based in Ghana. She is passionate about developing and mentoring younger women and she runs a yearly “give-back” project for an exclusive and selected number of aspiring and promising Start-up Women Entrepreneurs./Professionals.
Sarah Jessie is committed to contribute to the betterment of her continent and spares no effort in collaborating with all like-minded individuals, to build a legacy for future generations. She believes that this can be achieved through positive and values-based leadership. Everything rises and falls on leadership!
Samuel Ayim - Ghana
Samuel K. Ayim is a Ghanaian Lawyer, Banker, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, and Motivational Teacher. Until July 2016, Samuel was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ecobank Group, a position he held for a total of ten years. Samuel worked for the Ecobank Group in various capacities for almost 20 years. He has a total of nearly 25 years of professional experience in the corporate world in the areas of law, capital markets, banking and finance, management, corporate governance and company secretarial practice, across Africa with high international exposure. Samuel has experience in strategic thinking and planning has been a member of the Group Executive Committee of Ecobank for several years and helping to set up or acquire or manage banking operations in 40 countries where Ecobank is present.
Before joining Ecobank, he worked for the Ghana Stock Exchange as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser (1992 to 1996). He was also a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana (1991-92). He assisted the then Senior Examiner to set and mark examination questions in Company Law for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana (1994 to 1996).
Samuel left Ecobank to put his dream to the test as an Entrepreneur, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, Speaker and Teacher; after having been certified by the renowned leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, as a leadership coach. He is the Founder and CEO of four businesses under the Focus Life Group: Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa – CTL Africa (a leadership and personal development centre); Focus Life Designs (an African wear company); Focus Life Properties (a real estate company) and De Empire Shuttle (a transport company). Samuel is also an independent Legal Consultant and has been a director of several institutions.
Norah Bwaya - Uganda
Norah believes in the vast potential of people, her passion lies in facilitating self-discovery, self-development and self-actualization. She is known for her effectiveness in leadership development.
She is a Certified Executive Coach, Organization Development Consultant, Facilitator/trainer and public speaker with working experience across 4 careers (Accountancy, Marketing, Insurance, Coaching) in 21 countries across 3 continents (Africa, Europe, America). As a coach, she has served top executives in over 100 organizations.
She is the Founder of the first coaching firm in Eastern Africa (Coach Africa Ltd.) and of the Institute of Work Culture and Ethics. Norah is also a Board member for Alliance Africa Insurance Group and Majestic Brands Ltd.
In her past life as an employee, Norah left a track record of performance in various industries and sectors including petroleum, health, banking, hospitality, insurance, beverages and, the development sector. The diversity of experience makes her uniquely placed to support top-tier leaders.
Norah is involved in numerous philanthropic ventures and has many mentees whose hands she has held across her successful and balanced journey as a Christian, wife, mother, career-lady, entrepreneur, Rotarian, and an academician.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting) Hons. from Makerere University; is an Associate of the Australian Insurance Institute; a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – International Coach Academy, Australia; and a Doctorate in Executive Performance from Middlesex University, UK.
Dr Candice Booysen - South Africa
Dr. Candice Booysen is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. She holds an M.Com. degree in Industrial Psychology and completed her PHD at Stellenbosch Business School. She is a coach, dynamic leader who is passionate about the development of organisations, teams and individuals.
She is responsible for the strategic direction of the Human Capital function for Interconnect Systems where she serves as the Human Capital Director. As a thought leader and strategic business partner she holds a number board positions including Phoenix Americapital, Releasing Eagles and Aquila Talent Solutions. She has served as a Talent Specialist and Organisational Development practitioner in various industries serving in organisations such as BCX, Deloitte, Aspen Pharmacare, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Media 24, and University of the Western Cape.
She is the founder of a Non-Profit Organisation called Releasing Eagles which is centred around the mentorship and coaching of young woman. The organisation serves young woman in South Africa.
She has been a recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her contribution made in industry. These included being the winner of the HR Rising star award of the year by HR Future (2016). She was nominated for the Standard Bank woman of the year award as well as a finalist for 2016 Institute of People Management HR Director of the Year Excellence Award. In 2017 she was recognised as one of 100 most influential HR professionals globally at the 25th HRD world Congress. More recently she received Top Pan African Award for Africa’s most influential Women in Business and Government program in the ICT sector (2019) and was recognised as one of 501 HR Leaders of the world in 2020 at the World HRD Congress.
To learn more about Dr. Booysen’s work please visit www.aquilatalent.com and www.releasingeagles.co.za.
Nankhonde Kasonde van den Broek - Zambia
is an organizational change architect & behaviour specialist based in Lusaka, Zambia. She is an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and an Associate Certified Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation (ACC). She is an internationally trained Executive Coach with extensive experience in multi-nationals, international organizations and the Government of the Republic of Zambia. She is an accomplished professional with a wealth of African, international and multi-cultural experience in designing and leading change in multiple sectors.
Organizational strategy and tactics, strategic planning of human capital (aligning people and business results), design thinking, change management, management skills development, leadership development, employee engagement, team building and learning, conflict resolution, a transformation of organizational culture, emotional intelligence.
Following a decade working in international development and international finance, she returned to Zambia to pursue her passion for performance coaching, human capital development and change management in Africa. She has lived and worked in New York, Geneva, Dakar and Lilongwe. She has travelled extensively through West Africa and supported programmes in notably, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. She has also travelled extensively through East Asia and supported programmes in notably Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. Through these experiences, she was able to design, measure, monitor and evaluate organizational change & performance across different continents.
Nankhonde was a Founding Board Member of the Africa Executive Coaching Council (AECC/DFID) based in Nairobi, Kenya; and a current Board Member of the Lusaka Apex Medical University in Lusaka, Zambia. Nankhonde is a graduate of the renowned HEC Paris Business School (France) & Oxford University (U.K) joint Executive Specialized Masters Degree in Consulting & Coaching for Change. In addition, she holds an MBA specializing in Project Management from the African Institute of Management (Dakar, Senegal), an MSc in Management from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (Quebec, Canada), and a BA in Management from Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland). She studied co-Active coaching at the Coaches Training Institute in New York and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching with CRR Global in Johannesburg. She is fluent in French and is married with 2 children.
Catherine Engmann - Ghana
Catherine is the Head of Sirdar Ghana Limited, Africa’s leading educator, appointer and guide of high-performance boards for privately held and family-owned businesses. She is also undertaking a fixed-term contract with the International Finance Corporation as the local governance coordinator for Ghana.
Prior to joining Sirdar Ghana Limited, Catherine was the Managing Director (and founder) of Platinum Corporate Solutions, an organization that focuses on supporting entities with the implementation of best practice corporate governance frameworks, cultural transformation, leadership development, organizational development and personal growth.
She has two decades of experience in the area of corporate governance and company secretarial practice, half of which was obtained working in FTSE listed Companies in the UK.
Catherine has a degree in Biotechnology, is a graduate of the ICSA (UK) and has several certifications in the human potential arena, including cultural transformational tools, leadership development, coaching and self-esteem. She is also a certified John Maxwell Coach, an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team a certified Jack Canfield Success Trainer. She provides advisory services to many Boards in the area of corporate governance, leadership development and board evaluations.
Hugh Kweku Fraser - Sierra Leone
is Sierra Leonean, a graduate, a professionally qualified banker and private sector development consultant specialising in SME development and Project management. He has over 35 years senior management experience mainly in the financial sector and gained in East, West and Southern Africa.
His financial sector experience began in Sierra Leone, first with Standard Chartered bank then with Barclays bank.
He then spent 20 years working in East Africa, 11 of which were as Executive Director-Business Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Tanzania.
Among other positions and assignments while in East Africa, was as a business counsellor with the DFID/USAID-funded Kenya Management Assistance Programme (KMAP).
He has led/undertaken numerous financial sector-related consulting assignments in West, East and Southern Africa such as for:
1. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe;
2. The Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda;
3. Development Partners: UNDP, The World Bank, DFID, USAID, DANIDA, AfDB, The EU and IFAD;
He regularly provides business advisory services for SME Owner-Managers in Sierra Leone.
Kweku Chairs the Bank of Sierra Leone’s Working Group as part of the Bank’s Financial Inclusion Strategy and is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Ecobank Sierra Leone
Dr. Terry Jackson - USA
Dr. Terry Jackson is a dynamic Executive
Advisor, Thought Leader, TedX Speaker and Organizational Consultant. Terry is a
member of the prestigious Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches and was recently
chosen by Thinkers50 as one of the top 50 Leaders in Executive Coaching. He is
a consultant/speaker for the US State Department International Information
Program. Terry also led a $500 million-dollar division of a public company in
which the emphasis was on Sales and Operations.
Terry earned his PhD in Management, with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change, in 2007. Consistent with his purpose of “helping others improve their quality of life,” Terry has been a Coach since 2003. He started as a Business Coach and in 2011 earned his certification as an Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. Terry has since earned the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centering Coaching certification.
As an Executive Coach, Terry has helped executives and organizations execute more effectively to produce sustainable behavioural and achieve their desired results. Terry has served as Business Coach for startups and coached executives at Pinterest, Google, Intel, ExxonMobil, Norfolk Southern Corp, Valassis, DellEMC, New York Life, Pakistan Government, Amazon and IBM.
Terry is the author of “Transformational Thinking: The First Step Toward Individual and Organizational Greatness.” He has also contributed to articles in Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine and LinkedIn. He is also a Certified Sales Trainer through the Center for Executive Coaching.
Mavuto Kapyepye - Malawi
Mavuto Kapyepye is an international consultant in Institutional Development (OD); a leadership and career coach, author and an entrepreneur based in Blantyre Malawi. He has over twenty-five years’ career in both private and public sectors including education, media and technology. Mavuto has conducted livelihood research and facilitated workshops across over thirteen African Countries. He became a fulltime entrepreneur in 2005. He is the founder and CEO of the international award-winning Mlambe Consulting Africa (MCAf) and later also founded Muhinje Farm in 2007, an agro enterprise. He has recently founded Musisi Technologies, a financial services provider holding four franchises in the financial sector through agency banking and mobiles money services.
Mavuto Kapyepye has consulted for the World Bank, USAID and the UN system. He is a member of the international team of trainers (A-TEAM) for the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). As an author, he has several publications and an international book, . He sits on several Boards and has received a number of awards including an International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) in Geneva, Switzerland for displaying a commitment to quality, leadership excellence, technology and innovation.
Dr Peter Kimbowa - Uganda
Peter is an Internationally Certified Executive Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Organization Transformation/ Business turnaround Specialist with experience in transforming public, private and civil society entities.
He is a corporate Board member and advisor to several Boards including but not limited to; ESKOM (U), Equity Bank, Baylor College of Medicine which is based both in Mulago Hospital and Houston Texas and Kampala Archdiocese. He is also the Board Chairman of Tondeka Metro (TMC) and the Vice President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Uganda Chapter.
Peter was recently awarded as one of the World’s 101 most fabulous Global Coaching leaders in 2020 by the World Human Resource Development Congress (HRD). He is an Adjunct Faculty – Strathmore Business School and also a Founding member of the Association of Uganda Coaches and Mentors.
Peter is a Managing Partner at IFE Consultants Limited which was awarded the International Arch of Europe for Quality and Excellence Gold Category in Paris, 2009. He has an MBA (Strategy) from Maastricht / Esami and PhD from Commonwealth University / London Graduate School.
Sonia Kubwimana - Rwanda
Sonia Kubwimana has 24 years combined career experience in Human Resources, Finance and General Management.
Throughout her career, she has served in senior executive Finance and Human Resources roles for Heineken Rwanda.
She is currently the Managing Director of Kinunu Wonders Ltd, a Rwandan Company involved in coffee, tourism and hospitality business.
Sonia is also a professional coach from KORA Coaching and Business academy and a Cohort facilitator and coach for BCA Rwanda.
Lucia Labouchere - Malawi
Lucia Labouchere is a leadership and career development coach based in Malawi and working internationally with private clients and organizations, creating and facilitating workshops and running one to one coaching programs. She is a director of the Professional Coaching Institute in Malawi and she has designed and run a number of programs for the Malawi Leadership Program. Following a career in executive search in London where she worked with investment managers, she became increasingly interested in individuals’ behaviour and how that impacts the work environment. She moved to Malawi in 2009 and set up her coaching business in 2012.
Lucia is driven to understand the fundamental interests of people, what makes them operate at their best and how they can perform at a top-level, fulfilling their potential, particularly as leaders. She has a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy and is an International Coach Federation accredited coach and mentor coach with more than 1700 hours of coaching. She is also currently studying for an MSc in Organisational Psychology.
Barbara Lawrence - Nigeria
Barbara set up Insolitus Nigeria Ltd, an Organisation & Talent Development Consultancy, after 21 years of extensive experience and career with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). She joined Shell as an Environmentalist and held various positions including Issues management Adviser at the Shell Centre, London; Head, External Relations Strategy & Planning, Transformation Manager, Communication &Change Manager and the Regional Organizational Effectiveness, Change & Planning Manager, Shell Africa. Her last two positions included being a Trusted Adviser to SPDC Directors and an Internal Coach; also to help the leadership to drive and move change program, including embedding the 9 Planets (Leadership Behaviours) hence extensive networking with directors and other senior leaders in the company and around the Shell Group worldwide. All these experiences have helped to build Insolitus where she Consults, Train and Coach individuals to be better than before. She has over 10years coaching experience both in the Corporate world and as an Independent Coach.
Judy Rensburg - South Africa
Judy is an accomplished psychometrist, facilitator, coach and author, who has been working in the field of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology for the past 20 years. She was recognised as a Global Coaching Leader at the 8 World Coaching Congress in Mumbai.
Her professional psychometric and coaching practice is focused on leadership assessment and managing transition within the workplace.
She has been a consultant to various business organizations in the field of human potential development for the past 20 years where she is enjoying the privilege of consulting, assessing, developing training programmes, training and facilitating at junior, senior and executive level for a variety of clients in South Africa.
· Coaching Executives and Snr Hr Manager at Coega Development Corporation
· Delivered Selfcare for Leaders session in Mumbai at World Coaching Congress for HRD practitioners and global coaches.
· Coaching Managers at Transnet Port Terminals
· Design and Facilitation of 2 day strategy session for Rivaero
· Facilitation of 2 day conflict management session for Technology Institute of Africa ( whole system in the room over 200 delegates)
· EQ assessment and feedback to top 100 Leaders (Snr Managers, Executives and CEO) at Adient.
· Served as Executive Coach on EY’s Executive Coaching Panel in South Africa
· Personal Coach to 23 Small Business owners at Raizcorp Business Incubator
· Hosted various public workshops on GoalMapping for Small Business Owners
· Part Time lecturer for Hons Students in Psychometrics at NMU
· Design and deliver company wide teambuiliding intervention( Including assessments) for ELIDZ – over 50 staff
· Design and deliver company wide values alignment workshop for ELIDZ
· Assessment of various groups for EQ training – KSA Training
· Facilitation of various leadership modules for Emerging Leadership Course Hosted by Automotive Industry Development Cluster.
· Guest Lecturer for MBA and M Industrial Psychology coaching module at NMMU
· Career coaching workshop for over 50 learners on MBAT Workplace Readiness program
· Coached various business owners from pre-incubation phase through to launchpad phase for SEDA ICT Incubator in Nelson Mandela Bay
· Feedback on EQ assessment to various senior managers at Legal Aid Eastern Cape
· EQ coaching of sales personnel at PPC
· Coaching managers in VW’s High Performance Leadership Program
· Facilitation of group coaching session at CocaCola SABCO
· Advisor for various Mentoring Boards as part of Business Women’s Association Mentoring Program in PE for over 11 years
· Portfolio chair: Membership and Events – COMENSA Eastern Cape Chapter (2009-2010)
· Founding member of SIOPSA Eastern Cape Regioanl Branch
· Designed and delivered a 2 week programmme on Management Assessment Centres on behalf of the NMMU for the Government of Botswana.
· Associate assessor with consultancies such as Resolve Group, Deloitte, Assessment Toolbox and Landelahni conducting Senior Management Assessments for a variety of government departments.
· External assessor for VW’s Management Assessment Centre
· Psychometric assessment for Foschini, Shoprite Group, Woolworths, British American Tobacco, Telesure and Eastern Cape Gambling Board
Judy’s clients often describe her as bringing calm to chaotic situations and focussing attention on what needs to be done, as well as having an uncanny ability to understand the underlying people issues.
In working with a variety of clients in a variety of business sectors, Judy has gained an appreciation and understanding of the challenges that businesses face on a daily basis. Furthermore her love of travel has seen her visit various towns and cities within South Africa, as well as countries like Australia, England, South America, Switzerland, France, Italy and India.
Judy holds degrees in both the physical and social sciences. Amongst these are BSc (Physiology and Psychology) and BSc Hons (Psychology) from Stellenbosch, MA Industrial Psychology from PU for CHE. She further completed a Certificate in Coaching through USB (Stellenbosch). Her previous experience includes psychometric assessment in private clinical practise and HR consulting at Telkom for a number of years.
She is also the author of Coaching Rocks – 5 steps to positive transformational change.
Judy is passionate about creating lives that rock through aligning individuals’ thoughts, feelings and actions with their desired goals.
Adeboye Martins - Nigeria
Adeboye Martins is a certified coach with a background in behavioural psychology methodologies, specialising in the development of effective leadership in business.
He works consistently with entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives in rising start-ups as well as established companies, as a coach, a facilitator and trainer.
He has studied behavioural technology & NLP with Richard Bandler and Robert Dilts, to advanced levels (Master Practitioner, Coach, Trainer & Consultant, and Master Trainer); and the application of Behavioural Analysis to performance management in business with Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA, USA. He is a certified user of the Hogan Assessments, the Identity Compass®, as well as YSC View™.
He is an accredited coach practitioner and member of the International Association of Generative Change (IAGC), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
He also draws on several years of experience in general management in the food and beverages sector, as well experiences as an entrepreneur in the fast-growing Nigerian oil services sector, to help his clients achieve their developmental outcomes.
Adeboye is a partner in Narita Learning Centre, the pioneering firm of coaches and NLP trainers in Nigeria.
Joyce Mataya -
Joyce has over 20 years’ experience in organizational development, having worked with a range of community-based organizations, local and international NGOs, government and private institutions. She holds a MSC in Organizational Psychology from Unicaf University, BSc in Agriculture, from Lilongwe University of Agriculture (LUANER) and a certificate in Managing Non-Profit Making Organizations, from the Open University, UK. Joyce a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator and an excellent coach. Her key competencies are organizational development, leadership training, governance and board development training, strategic planning and reviews, team building, mentoring and coaching. Joyce has a solid foundation in facilitation skills, honed over years of conducting assignments across Africa and abroad.
Joyce has also served as chairperson for Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN), Malawi Network of PLHA Organizations and also served on other boards including Competitions and Fair Trade (CFTC), Actionaid Malawi, The Hunger Project and Orant Charities Africa.
Dr Sharon Audley Munyaka
An Organisational Psychologist by training and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, (HPCSA), Sharon is a firm believer in focusing on what is right with people. Sharon works at an individual, team, and organizational level to positively transform behavior in the workplace. Sharon is a strong facilitator and utilizes her broad skill-base and diverse toolkit to unlock potential and to move the conversation to where it needs to get to. Sharon has consulted across various organizations in the private, public, non-governmental and higher education sectors. She has led various projects relating to organizational renewal and change. A finalist in the Business Women’s Association Professional Category in 2014, Sharon was also a 2015 Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Top 40 under 40 business achiever. Sharon was selected to be part of the global Commonwealth Study Group for 2019 where the cohort answered the question of how to build resilient cities. Sharon is involved in community development where she uses her vocation for social progress. She lives by the mantra, ‘if I was not afraid, what would I do?’ Sharon is an accredited Coach in the Results Brain-based Coaching System, the Organisation & Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC); LUMINA, and the Integrative Enneagram (coaching systems accredited by the International Coaching Federation). Igniting people’s best energies is her key strength. Her coaching expertise lies mainly with working with leaders transitioning into more senior roles within their organization. Sharon has a Doctor of Commerce in Industrial Psychology (Nelson Mandela University) and a Master of Commerce in Industrial Psychology (UFH)
Anne Ngethe -
has a wealth of professional experience and expertise at the senior level in, Executive Coaching, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Performance Solutions, and Leadership Training.
Over a period of 22 years as co-founder and Managing Director of Training Solutions Ltd (TSL) a subsidiary of KPMG Kenya, she delivered on engagements in coaching, leadership and management; performance management; and team building, for organizations in the private and public sector at corporate and NGO level across multiple industries.
Under her leadership and entrepreneurial drive, the TSL brand cut a niche for itself as the preferred service provider for major organizations in East Africa. Of equal importance to her was the opportunity to lead a team of young professionals to greatness; both personally and professionally. Anne pioneered live and in-person leadership guru events in East Africa.
Anne has a good understanding of both the coaching and overall developmental needs of both the corporate and NGO sectors in the East African region. She as experienced the spills and thrills of being a business owner, leader, and manager first hand over a period of two decades.
This practical background in various environments has provided a unique perspective, which has been utilized in coaching assignments training, consultancy and as well as in directing a successful training and learning subsidiary of KPMG which went on to become a fully-fledged independent entity.
Anne is a Sherpa Certified Coach and holds a Diploma from The Academy of Executive Coaches (AoEC). She holds a Masters of Business Administration – MBA – (Moi University) majoring in Human Resource Development, a BSc degree in International Business Administration (USIU – Nairobi) – Marketing Option; and has been certified in the USA at Project Adventure as an advanced facilitator of Experiential Team Learning
She currently serves as Board Chair at Population Services Kenya, a leading local organisation focussed on strengthening health markets and empowering Kenyans to make a healthy choice. PS Kenya is affiliated with Population Services International – and also serves on this Board locally.
Dr Martin Oduor-Otieno - Kenya
Martin is an Executive Coach and independent senior business advisor. He led KCB Bank Group as CEO and board member during a period of rapid transformation and growth; he has worked in senior leadership roles at Barclays Bank in Kenya and South Africa and has over the past three years been a Partner in the professional services firm, Deloitte, leading their Financial Services Industry practice. Martin has also worked in the public service as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance/Treasury, Government of Kenya. He sits on a number of blue-chip company boards as a non-executive director.
As a business leader, he has attained in-depth experience in people issues in both the public and private sectors, spanning a period of over 35 years across Eastern and Southern Africa. Martin has also been involved in facilitating board practice training, and leadership development as an adjunct Fellow at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi.
Martin holds a Doctor of Business Leadership (Honoris Causa) from KCA University, an Executive MBA from ESAMI/Maastritch Business School, a B. Comm (Hons) Accounting from the University of Nairobi, and he has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, FCPA (K), a
Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, CPS (K), a Member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya, a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers, FKIB, and is an Accredited Governance Auditor.
Alice Rwigema - Rwanda
Alice Rwigema is a Franklin Covey Coach & Facilitator at Cemm Group Ltd, a corporate training & consulting company that specializes in performance improvement and human capital development with main focus to enable individuals and organizations achieve their purpose in life.
She is the founder of AR Management Consultancy Ltd, a professional with a diverse background and with broad expertise with a solid management consulting experience in the region. With more than 6 Years’ experience, she has led change management initiatives and offered transforming cultures coaching by enabling individuals/organizations achieve their purpose in life.
Her ability to execute, deliver and work diligently has seen her work in Consulting and Facilitating with Franklin Covey Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi & Togo. She has also facilitated the team from Global Fund, Red Cross, IMF on Execution and Leadership.
Prior to founding AR Management, Alice worked for Liquid Telecommunications Rwanda in different managerial positions in Sales, Customer Service and Account Relationship Management whereby she managed several top 50 customers, grew share of wallet and achieved significant customer retention records.
Alice also runs a Cross border transport company N HILL Star Ltd that provide customized logistic and transportation solution mainly Kigali- Mombasa / Dar es salaam.
Alice has a Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Behavior from Oklahoma Christian University and Bachelor’s in Management from Kigali Independent University.
Wilben Short - The Gambia
is a Sierra Leonean who has over thirty-years board-level experience in the Consulting, Hospitality, Transport and Event Management industries both in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Mr Short is a partner at CTI Consulting, a leadership coaching and executive training company.
Wilben holds a combined honours degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School. He is also a certified trainer by the John Maxwell Institute program “Developing The Leader Within You.”
Dr Modupe Taylor-Pearce - Sierra Leone
is a scholar and practitioner of leadership and organizational management. His passion for leadership development and education was born out of his experiences as an officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War. An alumnus of Capella University (PhD in Leadership, Organization and Management), Cornell University (MEng) and the United States Military Academy (Bsc), Modupe currently serves as the CEO of Breakfast Club Africa, a Pan-African CEO membership organization. He is the Founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business.
Dr David Thuku - Kenya
David is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator; who is driven by a deep passion for Africa and her immense potential for economic transformation through the practice of effective leadership within organisations and communities.
Before venturing full time into executive coaching, David was a career banker for close to 29 years. Until November 2018, he was the CEO of Family Bank Ltd based in Nairobi. He credits his six years stint at Family Bank, a 100 percent local bank, as eye-opening to the reality of business practice at the nerve centres of African economies. He had spent the previous 23 years serving in leadership positions in the global banks Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank across the African Continent and abroad.
David’s global exposure and localised experience in leadership practice yielded a realization that Africa’s economic transformation requires localised approaches and creative adaptations of existing models. This is the context within which David practices executive coaching and leadership development.
David holds a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Liverpool, Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Kenyatta University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing of Financial Services from the Marketing Institute of Singapore and a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC).
David sits on the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Kenya Chapter and is currently the Vice-President of the Chapter. He is also actively involved in Action Research in the field of leadership.
Anne Wangondu - Kenya
Anne has over 18 years of consulting and coaching in Pan African Leadership Development programs. She has worked with CEOs and C-Suite in SME & Multinational Corporations, within the Financial, Telecommunications and Food Technology sectors to name a few. She is an accredited Executive and Systemic Team Coach (AoEC, UK), who is certified in Hogan-LEAD(UK), Kaiser Leadership-LVI(USA) and A&DC 360 Propel(UK) tools. Prior to this Anne worked in the Banking sector for 8 years for both the Retail Division of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd and the Corporate Division of Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya Ltd. Anne’s has worked with the African Leadership University, School of Business, MBA program, as a Capstone project coach and Subject matter expert within the Leadership Lab. She has witnessed the transformation of individuals who become intentional about harnessing their leadership skills.
This experience ignited Anne’s passion to unlock the same for leaders around the continent. At the Breakfast Club Africa, Anne is a Co-Facilitator for the Nairobi Cohort, and also serves as BCA Coach Support for the Cohorts around Africa.
Anne holds a Masters in Marketing (MBA) from United States International University-Kenya, Bachelors in Business Administration (Management) from the University of Eastern Africa-Baraton and is an ICF Credentialed Coach.
She is a member of both the International Coach Federation (US) and the Academy of Executive Coaches Alumni (UK): In addition to being affiliated with the Executive Coaching Connections, USA, Career Connections, Kenya, and Creative Métier, UK.