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Other Ways to Get Support

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Thank you so much for your interest in my work and content.  I can only work with a few people and organizations at a time so I wanted to put together a resource to offer additional ways to engage with me and other ways to get support.

You are welcome to engage with me through my social media platforms:

  • Monthly I dedicate a podcast episode (#AskAkua) to answer audience questions. Complete this form here to have me answer your question.
  • Weekly I host an Instagram Live and Clubhouse Con…

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My Why

My why

About a year ago a friend was kind enough to attempt to help me put together a video introducing who I was and what I do.  Click below to watch it 👇🏽

I was a reluctant and overwhelmed leader.

I felt alone.

I felt like I had to act a certain way to be taken seriously - that I was not cut out to lead.

In this video, I quickly share more about my diverse background and why I decided to work with leaders to help them connect and focus to scale - so they can thrive in their professional A…

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How Can I Best Support You?

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I hope you and your family are doing well. I'm writing this from my parent's house in Ghana. I was not planning to be here, but I'm grateful I ended up here when I did.

Gratitude is something I am actively working on during this time.  For the last few years, I've tried to start my mornings by writing down at least three things I'm grateful for. But being in a new space has forced me to rethink my mornings. This new normal has shown me that I sometimes spend more time doing …

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How I Make the Most of My Career As an INTJ

Personality

I used to cringe at the thought of making calls. I would tell my close friends that I hated small talk and would avoid any and every opportunity to interact with strangers, especially in a group setting. The thought of having a more than a five-minute conversation on the phone, even with someone I knew well, used to freak me out. 

Now I have one to two-hour conversations for a living, and sometimes it is difficult to get me to shut up during my sessions. I genuinely and thoroughly enjoy facilit…

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My Decade in Review: Professional Lessons + Reflections

Decade in Review

I had a great time going through images from the last few years and reflecting on how all the things have done have led me to me starting my own coaching and consulting practice.

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2010 – Finished my undergraduate degree in Growth and Structures of Cities at Bryn Mawr College, and rather than accept a ‘real internship’ related to what I studied, I went to Johannesburg, South Africa to work at the 2010 Football World Cup.  In South Africa, I decided I didn’t like working in the real world and fi…

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Be Selective, You Can’t Serve Everyone

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals.  A major challenge I deal with is potential clients that do not see the value in my work. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here.

I am passionate about increasing access to coaching.  As a young start-up leader and entrepreneur, coaching has given me a safe space to learn new skills and ov…

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My Coaching Journey

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I was introduced to coaching by a colleague at Jumia.  She was involved in training and development and saw that I wanted a way to strengthen my leadership skills.

I had spent about 3 years building a team from scratch and was having a hard time with a new team I had just taken over. I thought that coaching would be a great way to learn how to build rapport and engage with my team members.  Coaching provided me with the opportunity to learn tools to engage with others and techniques to explore …

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