Purpose-driven Leadership in Kenya

Leader as a Coach “for Purpose”

Grow yourself by helping others grow in our Leadership Academy in Nairobi: Develop as a Sovereign Leader, driven by your individual purpose, while serving a higher cause.

Learn about our Leadership Academy with voices from executives and participants or listen to our ⇒ Leadership Podcast (German) with 5 executives, who served as coaches in the Academy.

Next cohort (wave 5):
June 29-July 4, 2025

The partnership for a higher cause


As a leader in disruptive times

you are aware that any routine thinking – even if rooted in past success – is a barrier to access your full potential. For you, continuous self-renewal is imperative.

We strongly believe that in these times of enormous business opportunities and challenges great leaders need a strong inner compass to adapt quickly. These times call for a new quality of leaders: The Sovereign Leader – leaders who embody a strong professional will and a personal humbleness, willing to transform themselves in order to transform their teams and their organisations.

Sovereign Leaders are true game changers at the top. They connect to their individual purpose to build strength from within. They are conscious about themselves, their own strengths and limiting patterns, and the complex dynamics in the world around them. And they know how to unfold their and others’ full contribution potential.

“Leader as a Coach”

is a unique learning journey to boost self-growth

  • inspired by a strong purpose
  • in a disruptive context out of comfort zone
  • with a blended design of experience, reflection, and practice.

DierkeHouben Leadership Advisors runs the Academy as a philantropic project. All executives’ fees are exclusively for the benefit of NPO Aiducation Kenya.

Led by C-level Master Coaches + Boardroom Insiders

Explorative Leadership Programme

· 2 Webinars + 1 Workshop Coaches’ Intake
· 5-day “Leader as a Coach” in Nairobi
· 6-week digital “Daily Leadership Workout”

Select group of 8-10 Executives as a joint Learning Community

Boost your Sovereign Leadership

Explore your self to lead others
Discover and understand the power of your life’s crucibles and connect to your individual purpose – in order to lead authentically from your inner core.

Expose your self as “Leader as a Coach”
Stretch yourself as a leader out of your comfort zone – while making a meaningful contribution to Kenyan future leaders’ growth by coaching, mentoring, teaching.

Expand your conscious leadership
Develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence to connect your inner world with the wider world – while tuning-in for your reflection-in-action-learning in Kenya.

Extend your personal transformation
Harness your experiences, personal reflections and learnings into actions in your leadership work – to extend your growth journey towards sovereign leadership.

Individual Purpose


Emotional Intelligence

What’s unique about “Purpose-driven Leadership in Kenya”


Action-learning. This is a unique blend of intense purpose work with an explorative 5-day “Leader as a Coach” experience in Kenya and a 6-week digital “Daily Leadership Workout” to anchor your learnings.


Long lasting. You will bridge the “Knowing-Doing-Gap” through regular practice in the “Daily Leadership Workout”. Based on Neuroscience microtechniques, daily input and reflection you will build new routines.


Insights from the insiders. You will work with boardroom insiders, leading C-level coaches and advisors with 20+ years experience in coaching and consulting C-suite executives, their teams and Top 100.


Purpose-driven. You will grow your sovereign leadership by helping others grow – “Leader as a Coach” offers you a unique opportunity to learn outside your comfort zone while serving a higher cause.


Highly inspiring. The integrative approach of state-of-the-art knowledge adds to the learning setting of input, group reflection, peer work, train-the-brain micro-techniques, and coaching.

Module 1

Coaches’ Intake

2 Webinars + 1 Live-Workshop

· Group Coaching
· Peer work

Module 2

5 Days „Leader as Coach“ in DierkeHouben Leadership Academy

Nairobi, Kenya

· Learning in action
· Conscious action through reflection

Module 3

6 Weeks digital “Daily Leadership Workout”


· Daily impulses
· Reflective questions
· “Train the Brain” microtechniques

Dr. Kai Dierke
Dr. Anke Houben