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It starts with you.

Your time and team should not be an afterthought.  Even if it doesn't feel like one right now.  If anything, you may think far too much about how you’re spending your time, how your team is performing, and how you’re leading your contributors toward success.

But instead of being reactive to the issues that arise or the opportunities presented to you, you’re looking to be proactive.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

It starts with you.

Your time and team should not be an afterthought. Even if it doesn't feel like one right now.  If anything, you may think far too much about how you’re spending your time, how your team is performing, and how you’re leading your contributors toward success.

But instead of being reactive to the issues that arise or the opportunities presented to you, you’re looking to be proactive.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

You’re ready to move from good to great, and you know that additional support can move you to the next level—a place where you can gain some time back and truly inspire your team as the visionary leader we both know you are.

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Hi, Akua here

As a certified executive and leadership coach, recognized facilitator, speaker, and host of the Open Door Conversations Podcast, it’s my mission to help entrepreneurial-minded leaders move from precariously juggling too many balls to knowing exactly what to focus their attention on and how to prioritize their energy.

I provide the support I wish I had as a first-time co-founder and managing director launching and scaling a platform for the first African-based tech unicorn, now listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I know firsthand what it takes to connect with the right people to build tech-enabled businesses and teams from the ground up.

Here is why we should work together

I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach focused on supporting leaders to increase their productivity, improve their performance, profitability, and, most importantly, build better relationships with their people.

My coaching is a combination of 'traditional' coaching approaches with leadership psychology (I have a leadership-focused MBA), neuroscience, emotional intelligence research, and sometimes I sprinkle in a few spiritual modalities.

In addition to my MBA, I also have a masters from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. I dedicate much of my free time to giving back through mentoring and coaching for organizations such as Stanford Seed, Google for Startups, Arlan's Academy, Founders Institute, Seedstars, African Business Heroes, FemGems, Google’s #IamRemarkable Initiative (I’m a Platinum Tier Facilitator) and The Women's Impact Alliance (formerly The Coaching Fellowship), as well as sitting on two nonprofit boards.

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I would love to support you on your leadership journey

I understand where you might be right now. Working so hard towards  your goals, struggling with work-life integration and knowing whether the way you are leading is even the best way to lead your team.

It took nearly burning out twice myself to realize that I needed to shift my approach to working and life. I have seen and experienced first-hand how the right support can drive real results and I would like to be the right support for you.

Let’s work on it together and overcome overwhelm, which can make it difficult to ask for help and lead to burnout

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

Akua Nyame-Mensah is a leadership advisor, certified executive and leadership coach (ICF), recognized L&D facilitator, speaker, and host of the Open Door Conversations Podcast. As a former startup executive, she launched an online platform for the first African-based technology unicorn. Akua has had the opportunity to live and work in the U.S., Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa and has consulted in and visited over 30 countries worldwide.  She now partners with multinational organizations and high-growth startups to design and implement leadership experiences and immersions virtually and in person worldwide.  In her work, she loves combining 'traditional' coaching approaches with leadership psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence research, and spiritual modalities.  Akua works with leaders who are juggling a million responsibilities. She helps leaders clarify where they should focus their time and energy each day through her services and products so they go from taskmasters to strategically aligned. 

Outside of her coaching and corporate speaking engagements, she is a regular mentor, coach, and judge for various entrepreneurship-focused organizations, including Stanford Seed, Google for Startups, Arlan's Academy, Founders Institute, Seedstars, African Business Heroes, FemGems, and The Women's Impact Alliance (formerly The Coaching Fellowship).  Akua has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a leadership-focused MBA from the Africa Leadership University School of Business, and is a member of Google’s Mastery Faculty, a selective group of facilitators committed to creating live magical learning experiences in-person or virtually. 

Certifications

Professional Coach Certification

International Coach Federation Associate Credential

Certified MBTI® Step I & II Practitioner 

Certified ProfileXT Practitioner

Coach Master Toolkit Certification

High Tides Facilitator's Certification Program


Associations, Memberships & Communities

International Coach Federation Member

#IamRemarkable Facilitator 

TheBoardroom Africa

Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

Association for Talent Development

The Upside


Non-Profit Boards & Leadership

Founder Institute Ghana

Girl Child Art Foundation (Nigeria)

Educational Communities Worldwide (Ghana)


Training & Coursework

The Complete Instructional Designer Course

Google's Virtual Facilitation Academy Program

Google's In-Person Facilitation Academy Program

Decoding the Coaching Genome: Experiential Coaching Mastery Course

Coach Master Toolkit Training

The Boardroom Africa Institute of Directors Accredited Board Training

Centre for CoRe Coaching: Professional Coaching Course


Volunteer Support

Stanford Seed Consultant

Seedstars Mentor

FemGems Mentor

The Women’s Impact (formerly the Coaching Fellowship) Executive Coach

Google Start Ups Mentor & Facilitator 

Africa's Business Heroes Judge & Mentor

#IamRemarkable Platinum Tier Facilitator 

Women in Tech Global Conference Track Chair


Partner Consultant, Facilitator, or Coach

Corporate DNA Consulting

Fearless Guides (Formerly Unison Solutions)

Google’s Mastery Faculty

Africa Foresight Group

PIM (Purpose in Motion)

High Tides Coach & Collaborator 

C-Suite Coach

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