Global Minded. Multi-hyphenated. Ambitious Leader.

Strategic Advisor - Executive Leadership Coach - Business Consultant - Facilitator - Founder - Teacher - Mentor - Start-Up Leader - Employee - Athlete - Returnee - Expat - Learner - Reader - INTJ - Truth Teller - <insert the additional dozens of ways in which I can define myself>

Akua Nyame-Mensah (A.N.M & Company) is the founder of Alternatively, an alternative solutions service for global-minded leaders. She has and continues to create containers of trust for leaders and their teams, to rise in confidence and thrive harmoniously, using alternative approaches (because let’s face it, the traditional hasn’t worked).

Leveraging her professional coaching certification, multicultural breadth and depth, experience building teams, and obsession with personality, cognitive and psychometric assessments, Akua delivers insightful workshops and facilitates conversations to help leaders (and their teams) thrive holistically.

Currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, Akua has lived and worked in North, West, South and East Africa and has traveled to over 30 countries across the world.

Akua is also the co-founder CoffeeChat, a platform to find  1-on-1 coaches and experts specialized in supporting African entrepreneurs and enterprises.

She was born on a Wednesday.

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Certifications & Education

  • International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Coach Master Toolkit Program

  • Decoding the Coaching Genome: Experimental Coaching Mastery Course

  • Asana Certified Pro (slightly obsessed with productivity) 

  • MBA, African Leadership University

  • Certified ProfileXT Practitioner

  • Certified MBTI® Step I & II Practitioner  

  • Professional Coach Certification

  • Masters, University of Pennsylvania 

  • B.A, Bryn Mawr College



  • International Coach Federation Member 

  • Conspiring Women’s Coaching Co-Op, Advisory Board Member 

  • Class of 2017, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance


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