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SBS Coaches Receive International Coaching Certification

Coach Development Institute of Africa awarded five Strathmore Business School (SBS) Coaches with the Certified Workplace Coaching (CWC) credential, which will enable them to champion workplace coaching agenda. The five; Angelikka Gitau, Betty Ngala, Thomas Mundia, Fina Desouza, and John Njane will be able to coach others to increase engagement and maximize performance, integrate coaching with consulting assignments, enhance service level delivery and provide external workplace coaching services to organisations.

The CWC certification has supported the coaches to meet the growing demand of coaching efficiency and capacity building witnessed in executive program participants’ engagement with faculty members, alumni and regional clients.

SBS offers executive coaching to program participants, which stimulates personal growth necessary to deliver business performance. In line with the business school’s mission of transforming leaders through virtue, this intervention assists the program participants to develop their personal vision and uncover their priorities. It also helps them to think strategically and inspire a shared vision and mission of their organisation as well as review their leadership style.

Profile of the Coaches

Fina Desouza

Fina has spent many years teaching leadership skills and educating students to become all-round personalities. This has helped her in her present work of training and coaching both individual clients within SBS and corporate clients elsewhere to become their own best. She feels very inspired to see people grow, maximize their potential, and yield fruitful results. Kenya being the third country in Africa to have internationally certified workplace coaches (the others being, South Africa and Nigeria), she feels it is certainly a cause for celebration for Strathmore Business School to have some of the very first coaches in Africa to be recognized by a world-renowned coaching body such as the International Coach Federation. This is an important milestone for Fina, in her coaching career, as she has already commenced her journey to the next level, that of becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Betty Ngala

Betty Ngala is a Communications and Public Relations specialist with a background in teaching and case writing. She has diverse experience in PR and Internal communications, in teaching and is passionate about coaching executives in the work place. Her clients range from senior management teams of Kenya, both in corporate and medical field as well as individual clients.

Betty is a Masters Degree holder from University of Nairobi, and has also attended the Program for Management Development (PMD) and Faculty Development Programs (FDP) from Strathmore Business School. She is the Director, University Relations and Communication at Strathmore University.

Thomas Mundia

Thomas Mundia is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified workplace coach through an accredited coaching training program with Coach Development Institute of Africa. He is a consultant coach at Strathmore Business School with vast experience coaching in management and leadership programs in the School. He has over 150 hours of coaching experience that spans across coaching CEO’s of major companies, County Health Ministers, middle and senior managers in blue chip companies as well as owners of businesses. His workplace and leadership coaching focus areas include performance management, talent management, work-life balance, career development, succession planning, and employer-employee relations among others. His coaching experience spans across Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. He is also an accredited mediator attached to the Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre as well as faculty in the Program for Family Development at Strathmore Business School.

He holds a BA in Economics, post graduate in marriage, education and family (University of Catalunya, Spain) and a Masters of Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Strathmore University. He has held various middle and senior management positions in insurance, media and NGO sectors.

John Njane

John Njane is the Human Resource Manager at Strathmore Business School. He previously worked as the HR Partner at the Strathmore University. Prior to moving to the Human Resource function John was the Executive Assistant in the office of Vice-Chancellor at Strathmore University. John is a mentor serving the undergraduate students at the university. He is also a Part-time Lecturer in the areas of Leadership, Corporate Governance and Human Resource Management.

John holds an MSc in Business Management from Oxford Brookes University (UK), Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing) from Maseno University. He is a Certified Competency Based Interviewer and Job Evaluation specialist. John is a part-qualified ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountant).

He is a passionate Coach currently coaching participants at Strathmore Business School and also young professionals on career issues and life skills. His passion in Coaching is to enable executives achieve their full professional potential.