In addition to facilitating 1:1 conversations, Akua creates safe spaces for groups to engage, learn, align and thrive. She delivers actionable workshops and presentations around the following topics:
Strategic Planning, Alignment & Accountability: Time is the most precious asset anyone has. Whether you are an individual or part of a senior leadership team, deciding what to do with your time can be a daunting task. Leveraging her strong organizational skills and coaching experience Akua helps participants reflect, brainstorm and select initiatives. Akua challenges clients to assign tasks and build internal and external accountability measures to increase productivity.
How to engage your team and build culture to win: Having built a team and brand from the ground up, Akua has experience recruiting and managing individuals towards a common goal. Focusing on developing a shared language and building trust and safety, Akua challenges clients to improve connections and awareness.
How to move forward and build grit as a leader in the face of uncertainty: Being a leader can be lonely. Being a startup leader can be not only lonely but very confusing. Akua was given the opportunity to launch an online business at the age of 25. Leveraging her experience as a fast-growing startup leader, Akua encourages clients to cultivate habits that will enable them to be more resilient and productive.
How to build self-awareness and a growth mindset: Understanding our preferences, building on opportunities for growth and communicating our strengths is key to being successful. With the aid of personality and cognitive assessments, Akua helps increase clients’ ability to reflect and move forward.
How to communicate for impact: Communication is crucial in every aspect of our lives. Whether we are engaging with potential investors, superiors or reprimanding a member of our team it determines how we interact with others and how we feel about ourselves. Akua outlines the three main styles of communication (passive, assertive and aggressive), their differences and how clients can leverage their innate preferences to appropriately assert themselves.
Akua is also certified to administer and interpret highly validated assessments in a group setting, can facilitate a conversation around the following books and resources or build a customized workshop for your team or group event.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
“Thanks again for supporting FI Accra. Your presentation was absolutely one of the best thus far, and we’ve truly had some excellent ones over the couple of months the cohort has been underway.
Moving online set the cat amongst the pigeons, and often requires a different style of presentation skills to ensure engagement and alertness of the audience. I think in your case, you are naturally engaging, but regardless it was great to see how the Founders responded to your slides, to your questions, and your general interactiveness. It was a great lesson for them in general, but particularly given some were picked up during their Hotseats for being dull/unenthusiastic. The content was very good too, and as you were so open and frank in balancing theory and practise with personal experiences you found the absolute sweet spot.”
Simon R Turner
Director, Founder Institute Accra
“I had no concerns asking Akua to host a session for the Wine & Whine community. Akua delivered the session with a lot of patience and guidance. She was very insightful and knowledgeable. The session was perfect for my community and I would recommend that you attend one of her sessions if you have a chance.”
Co-Founder, Wine & Whine
“I am very comfortable with Akua’s style, knowledge, and delivery. We work as a wonderful team together when delivering workshops. I would describe Akua as an engaging, knowledgeable and open presenter and speaker.”
CEO, HYBR Group
“The discussions with people from various fields giving feedback on how we see the same situation differently was great. Her session reminds you of methods you have forgotten or may have not considered as a vital part of your company growth”
CEO, Nothing To Do In Lagos
“I was not sure what to expect and if it would be valuable, but the key messages are simple yet impactful. Sharing experiences with professionals from industries outside my sphere including creative and tech was my favorite part of the session.”
Associate Director, PwC
“From the masterclass, I learnt that every one that is motivated differently. It is very important to study each employee (if you can) to be able to keep them motivated. After the session, I felt very enlightened and assured that when I move to a bigger team, I will reach out for professional support for myself and the team. If you are thinking of attending, you should attend but ensure that you keep an open mind.”
HR Manager, OCI Travels & Tours
“It has been such a pleasure working with Akua, she has been vital part of multiple informative events which tackled pressing issues in the payments, fintech and banking sector. Her willingness to engage with other conference attendees and speakers, have honest conversations, and pledge to work together with other players to provide effective payment solutions will have a lasting effect on the industry.
Akua’s positive attitude, professionalism, and enthusiasm has made our time together productive and fun.”
Conference Director, Terrapinn Ltd
“During the masterclass, I learned the importance of communicating my expectations and getting feedback on my performance. I also learned to be mindful of other people's communication styles to ensure that they receive what I am trying to communicate to them very well. After this session, I will be more intentional about how I deal with people, bearing in mind that they are not me, and I don't know them. I will also try to ensure that whoever works with me gets all they need from me to succeed at their job. After the session, I felt hopeful, motivated, and confident. Attending this masterclass is a no brainer. Sign up now!”
Community Manager, Cedar Hive & Co-Working Spaces
“Everything in Akua’s session on Procrastination was useful. If you are thinking about attending one of her sessions, you should because she has great energy, is a good listener, and is real. After attending Akua’s session I was energized.”
Innovation Mentorship Programme Session Participant