Developing a new generation of sovereign leaders where it’s needed most – a breakthrough experience for Kenyan talents and managers from abroad.
Voices of participants
35 highly talented future Kenyan leaders, all of them scholarship alumni of NPO Aiducation, our team of 7 executives and ourselves acting as coaches – our 5-day “Lead Your Self Academy” was designed to help people start living up to their full potential. Starting with defining the individual purpose, understanding behavioural styles and learning emotional intelligence for better self-management we enabled the talents and the managers to step up as sovereign leaders.
Jimmy Tune, Entrepreneur, CEO Crosstown Courier Ltd in Nairobi, reflecting on Leonard Cohen’s poem: “There is a crack in everything, this is where the light gets in. Now, with this programme I am filled with light”… “I have found some gold in me that I didn’t know I have…”
Simon M. Rick, Entrepreneur, CEO Backyard Kuku Ranch in Kenya, starting with a quote by Mark Twain “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”… and “in this Academy I found out why I was born”…
Simon M. Rick
Voices of Executive Coaches
We started 2020 with a train-the-trainer workshop to get our team of 7 coaches up and running. A big thank you to Liz Wamuchiru, Mburu Tuni, George Jilani, Robert Mwaura, Joseph Kongoro, Florian Kapitza and Kamau Irungu – these are all leaders who acted as coaches here: they did a great job in listening, encouraging, experimenting and guiding!
These 7 leaders joined us for 5 days to support 35 Kenyan leadership talents – students and young entrepreneurs – to consistently master their own development journey. It was great to have them as coaches for our 2020 Leadership Academy!
George Jilani, CEO of Aiducation Kenya, reflecting about his challenges as the “youngest coach” for a group of Kenyan future leaders – and sharing his most precious moments: “To identify my purpose and then to really lead from the front with my purpose. I had to push myself out of my comfort zone!”
Joseph Kongoro, independent Management Consultant, prior at Ernst & Young, acting as a Coach at the DierkeHouben Leadership Academy, shared his experience: “It has been a total turning point for me as a leader”, “very eye-opening” and “somewhat a refinement process like when you put gold into fire”.
We are looking forward to our next DierkeHouben Leadership Academy in 2022.
If you are interested in joining us as a coach in our next Academy in Kenya, you will be very welcome. Just reach out to us! It is such an enriching lifetime experience.
And it is a win-win-win for everyone: for you by developing yourself as a sovereign leader, for Kenyan future leaders by stepping into purpose and self-awareness – and for our philanthropic initiative, supporting NPO Aiducation and the AiduAlumni in Kenya.
You will find more information here: “Leader as a Coach” programme.