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As a former start-up executive, she has experience launching and growing an online business across West Africa's two biggest markets and has recruited, coached and managed diverse teams. 



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EP 21: Eliminating Imposter Syndrome and Being a New Coach with Kim Witten

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Today’s Open Door Conversation is with Kim Witten. She has a history of working in different fields and has gained wonderful experience from diverse occupations. Each one has taught her lessons and led her closer to her current passion, coaching for individuals and small organizations on the path to finding their more true selves.

With over 20 years of human-centered design experienc…

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EP 20: Check in With Your Goals Now

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Creating goals is a wonderful habit for leaders. But are you keeping track and checking in on those goals? How often? Akua shares the simple 3 step process for checking in on your goals. Doing this regularly will help you hit the next level of success in your business.  

Without goals, you won’t have a compass to navigate your personal and professional life. Reflecting on your goa…

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EP 19: #AskAkua Episode // Live Coaching Session to Gain Confidence With Negotiating

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Negotiation comes naturally to some and is quite uncomfortable for others. In this Ask Akua episode, she welcomes her client, Morgan. Morgan is the founder of Geometric, a handcrafted accessories and apparel brand in Ghana.  

Akua and Morgan walk through a coaching session to discuss negotiation conversations focusing on negotiations for startups and small businesses. In this real-ti…

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  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “If I need to ‘get things’ done, Akua is my ‘go-to’ coach. I come to Akua because I know that with her, I will leave with a clear action plan that I am willing and excited (maybe scared) to pursue. Consider selecting Akua as a coach if you are stuck and need to move forward. She is focused, creative and a ninja-coach.”

    Leadership Coach & Consultant

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “After attending her workshop, I got in touch with Akua because I wanted to get additional insight on how to get and keep my employees motivated.  Before our conversations, I had low employee engagement and was feeling frustrated.  I had tried to ensure my staff was more engaged through weekly and monthly review meetings. After speaking with Akua I was enlightened and more knowledgeable.  I have been able to leverage knowledge about my staff’s personality traits and what they care about into higher engagement. If you are thinking about working with Akua, I would definitely recommend you go ahead and do just that. There's a lot to learn from her.”

    Managing Director, Lukandi Digital

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “I think a lot of people underestimate the importance of thinking out loud with someone who is not biased and doesn't know you…From the session, I got an action plan on how I'm going to change my decision-making process and some great reflective questions that I can use daily. After completing the session, I felt quite energized and clear-headed. Akua is a great person to think out loud with and a great listener.”

    Marketing and Communications Associate, ALU School of Business

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “The session was extremely beneficial to me. I particularly appreciated the resources and articles shared, which enabled me to gather evidence on tried-and-tested techniques. The coach shared her own personal experiences and examples, this made it very easy to relate with her and also helped me feel more relaxed and open. I would absolutely recommend coaching, it is a great boost, regardless of where you are in your career. It helps you to think about various perspectives which you may not have considered previously. ”

    Managing Director

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “Akua's energy and overall enthusiasm for startups is contagious! We were so lucky to have her mentor some of our female founders recently. I know that the founders walked away with clear action items to improve their company and tons of inspiration.”

    Director of Global Marketing at Founder Institute and Co-Creator of the Female Founder Initiative

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “At first, I didn't even know what coaching was and didn't even know if I needed it. Before speaking to Akua, I didn't have clarity of what I want to do and how my MBA was going to contribute to my vision. I was feeling nervous, anxious, and excited about my MBA program. After the conversation, I felt more confident about reaching my vision and more relaxed about my MBA journey at ALU. The conversation has helped me to see clearly what I want to achieve and get clarity on what I want to get from the MBA, I just started, that will contribute to my vision. I would highly encourage you to work on yourself, for I have found that in life, it is always good to know where you are going and understand how you want to get there. The clarity of where we want to go, tips on how we want to reach there all lie in us. Sometimes though, we need someone to hold our hand and help us reach there or at least help us see that light.”

    Facility Manager, Alpha Mead Facilities & Management Services Ltd

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “Akua is an amazing and a motivating coach. I met her during our coach training programme and I have observed how she has transformed into a confident, direct and passionate coach. Her passion for coaching is evident in her consistent desire to help her colleagues and clients as well as her consistency in developing and growing her knowledge especially in this field that is ever growing with research. She is very active in the International Coach Federation Nigeria Chapter and her presence has been felt across the Chapter, despite recently joining. I am really happy that our paths have crossed and I continue to look forward to further enhancing our relationship.”

    Managing Director and Lead Coach, TBA Consults

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “The specific results I saw in my team members after the coaching were:

    (1) My team members were more prepared to do a performance review with me, and

    (2) It felt easier to align company and team goals with their personal goals.

    While as a company we have always believed in coaching, one of my main concerns with signing members of my team up for coaching was the inability to see the specific way that it would lead to impact. I can see from the results as a team manager that my team members are more aligned and more accountable for their success.”

    Head of Strategic Growth, BitPesa

  • Akua Nyame-Mensah

    “...From our conversations, I am:

    1) learning how to be calm and manage anxiety; channeling that energy to be productive as opposed to counterproductive through positive visualization

    2) more effective at time management; using tools like google calendar to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner

    Consequently, I feel more confident in talking about my professional experiences and what I have already achieved. I also feel equipped with the right toolkit for my future endeavors. Even though the big goal is still yet to be manifested, I have achieved most of the mini-goals that I set for myself from the homework tasks between sessions, such as being comfortable with being vulnerable and not being hesitant to make new connections with people.

    I would encourage you to work with Akua because her coaching is effective. You have to be ready to put in the hard work yourself, but working with a coach (Akua) will help provide clarity and narrow down the tasks required to reach your goal, whatever that may be. By working with a coach, it is easier to determine a roadmap to success.”