Diploma Programme 15
1. Bernard Wekulo Nasokho – British American Tobacco
2. Diana Mulili – Internet Solutions East Africa
3. Grace Aswani Ngigi – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
4. Janet Kiarie – Etiquette and Lifestyle
5. Jo-Anne Muraya – Stanbic Bank
6. Juliet Ntabgoba – LeadUp Consultancy
7. Mary Mkamburi – World Food Program
8. Nick Hutchinson – Unga Holdings Ltd.
9. Prisca Oluoch – Kenya School of Government
10. William Muchangi – Faulu Kenya
Diploma Programme 14
Coming into this course I thought it was simply a great certificate to have on my CV, nothing had prepared me for the deep emotional and psychological immersion and the joie de vivre I came out of this course with as well as the absolute clarity on the impact I can deliver as a coach.
I thank all my fellow “super coaches” for their vulnerability, ability to laugh at themselves as we went through this journey, and their constant encouragement to allow myself to be me…. I made lifelong friendships through the diploma and I recommend it to anyone seeking to make a lasting impact as a leader.
Career Connections faculty & crew “have this” as a result of their dedication and commitment to delivering professional and quality experiences and the AOEC certification is a great feather in their caps.
East African Breweries Ltd.
1. Angela Rarieya – UpSkill Afrika
2. Catherine Khabure – East African Breweries Ltd.
3. Fred Nyawade – Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.
4. Innocent Obwino – Chief Finance Officer
5. John Karani – Total Supply Chain Solutions
6. Sarah Richson – Richemele International
7. Teckie Karoki – Career Connections Ltd.
8. Terry Maina – Human Capital Resource Centre
9. Thrity Engineer-Mbuthia – Executive Coach & Marketing Consultant
Diploma Programme 13
I found the content of the AoEC programme excellent and the faculty and supporting staff at Career Connections very committed and passionate in their work. My cohort of students was great, and we all supported each other as guinea pigs in testing our fledgling coaching practice. The programme brought to life Executive coaching, in theory and practice, and enabled me deepen my skills as a coach, and also delineate my role as a facilitator from that of a mentor, shifting the responsibility for the outcome very much onto the coachee in the process. The impact has been noticeable with my coachees, and I am looking forward to many years of working with executives to support them become better at what they do. Thank you Career Connections – I should have come to this programme much earlier in my leadership journey, however, it is never too late!
Independent Business Advisor & Former CEO, KCB Group
1 Angeline Gacheru – East African Breweries Ltd.
2 Anyima Okundi – Hinterland Ltd.
3 Benson Irungu – QMS Africa Ltd.
4 Catherine Wamwangi – Amref Health Africa
5 Donald Bosire – Central Bank of Kenya
6 Dorothy Sagwe – Oracle
7 Fred Gituku – Vivo Energy
8 Martin Oduor-Otieno – Deloitte East Africa
9 Milton Omondi – Kenya AIDS Response Program
10 Simon Ngure – Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd.
11 Winnie Ongwae – Knight Frank
Diploma Programme 12
It is no exaggeration to say that the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching program at Career Connections experience was transformative – both professionally and personally. A great opportunity to do a self-analysis; figure out who you are as a leader, and how you want to Coach. The Coaching sessions helped me explore and develop my Coaching style and gave me techniques to lead and coach my team. I especially liked the way the faculty uses strategies to reinforce learning of the concepts and our ability to retain and actually apply what we learned. The level and nature of participation was simply exceptional; concrete exercise, concrete examples, excellent analysis and feedback. The time flew by! I will absolutely recommend Career Connections for this program to other leaders!
Head of Human Resources, Kenchic Ltd
1 Banu Khan – UN Gender Equality & Empowerment for Women
2 Bilha Gichuru – Imani Flowers Ltd.
3 Evelyne Vosevwa – Kenchic Ltd.
4 Irene Mutiso – Central Depository & Settlement Corporation
5 Joyce Theuri – Njengi Properties Ltd.
6 Paul Muthaura – Capital Markets Authority
7 Serah Chavangi – International Rescue Committee
8 Geraldine McCrossan – Global Health Advisor
Diploma Programme 11
1 Abubakar Swaleh – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
2 Argwings Koyoson – Airtel Kenya
3 David Mburu – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
4 Decimar Ogutu – Phillips East Africa Ltd.
5 Emily Mutua – Talent Works Ltd.
6 Francis Kangure – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
7 Hellen Ng’ang’a – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
8 Josker Malago-Juma – Eastern Produce Kenya Ltd.
9 Joyce Wamagi – Regional Sales Manager – Standard Chartered Bank (Retd.)
10 Mercy Muchira – Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.
11 Naomi Ngigi – Coca-Cola Sabco
12 Rose Chesire – Wrigley East Africa
Diploma Programme 10
Career Connections are very professional in terms of the way they have done this programme. I must say that the caliber of the coaching, guidance, online support, one-on-one sessions were to any international standard. Well done, Career Connections. And I’d like to say thank you for introducing this to the market, it is worth every cent and it’s something that stays with you for life.
EABL International and L’Oreal East Africa, Former Managing Director
1. Morara Samson Matunda – Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd. (Safal Group)
2. Rose Lumumba – Capital Markets Authority
3. Patricia Ithau – EABL International and L’Oreal East Africa, Former Managing Director
4. Natalia Ramos – Senior Consultant, Hospitality
5. Maureen Njuguna – Safaricom Ltd.
6. Mary Njuguna – Capital Markets Authority
7. John Njoroge – Capital Markets Authority
8. Catherine Ngugi – OER Africa
Diploma Programme 9
Career Connections – I found them to be quite professional, which I appreciated. They delivered on what they said they would, which I think is important. They were timely and able to accommodate big and small requests. The combination of professionalism and delivering what it says on the box and a little bit more actually, is a credit to Career Connections.
Senior Investment Professional
1 Catherine Kimaryo, PTA Bank
2 Allan Ngunze, Population Service, Kenya
3 Pauline Ngoru, Tarpo Industries Ltd.
4 Pamela Mwangi, Saman Associates
5 Naomi Mbogua, ThinkPeople Consulting Ltd.
6 Margaret Mburu, Private Consultant
7 Lucy Akech, Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.
8 Joy Morai, Sarova Whitesands, Beach Resort & Spa
9 Chris Huka, Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.
10 Doris Chelangat, Career Connections Ltd.
Diploma Programme 8
Career Connections are dependable. They’re reliable and the quality of their work has never let us down. They have been excellent partners for us on this particular journey. In terms of the AoEC programme, I certainly did not doubt that the quality of the programme is one that has been well researched, well thought through. When you see who you are accredited to, when you look at the global platform, it makes a world of sense to take this particular programme with Career Connections and the AoEC.
Group Head of Human Resources, Commercial Bank of Africa
1 Rose Ogega, Bloom Group of Companies
2 Nellie Ochieng, Career Connections Ltd.
3 Meshack Ndirangu, AMREF Kenya
4 Maureen Nafula, Institute of Health Policy Management & Research
5 Julie Mwaluma, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd.
6 Irene Kamau, Commercial Bank of Africa
7 Dismas Omondi, National Bank of Kenya
8 Alex Shayo, Real Insurance, TZ
Diploma Programme 7
So this programme has really made a significant impact in my career in coaching. I came to the Diploma programme thinking I knew it all; only to realize I didn’t even have the surface. So after understanding what coaching is and the power of coaching, I have now been using the tools and the great techniques that we learnt through this Diploma programme to really help other people within the organization that I work for and I have seen people’s lives transforming; people who have so much resourcefulness within them, but they just needed that helping hand.
I think Career Connections is just what it is – helping people connect with their careers. What I would tell someone considering to take this Diploma programme is not to think twice. Just go for it. It is a programme that will change their lives, help unlock their potential and unlock the potential of others.
NIC Bank Group
1 Nancy Dayo, MTN Business
2 Salome Onyonka, ChildFund International
3 Monicah Kihia, NIC Bank Group
4 Beatrice Soy, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd.
5 Faith Nene, Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation
6 John Fumbah, CfC Stanbic Bank Ltd.
7 John Karionji, ICEA (U) Ltd.
8 Mary Njuguna, SNV World
9 Elizabeth Chemengen, Coca-Cola Sabco
10 Christine Mwai, Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.
11 Flora Mutahi, Melvin Marsh International Ltd.
12 Jaine W. Mwai, Consultant
13 John Mwendwa, Unilever East Africa
Diploma Programme 6
A palliative care physician, and having headed two health professional training programs, I had transitioned into management consulting, training and developing leaders and managers, in my current role as Director of Capacity Building in Imprint (U) Ltd, and decided this qualification would enable me to add an edge to my skill set in leadership development. We learned how to ask the powerful questions that unlock hidden potential and shift paradigms. As I coach my clients, I have discovered firstly how my personality, background, skills and experience determine the kind of coach that I am, and secondly, I came up with my own coaching model that I am comfortable with. It was all definitely worth the investment in time and money. Being an executive coach has enabled us to deepen the impact of our training programs for leaders and managers for our clients, extending their learning back into the workplace and enabling us to challenge people enough to change and start new habits. Thank you, Career Connections!
Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira
Director, Capacity Building, Imprint (U) Ltd.
1 Jayne Ng’ethe, De La Rue
2 Susan Maingi , Bamburi La Farge
3 Rachel Murehia, Kenya Commercial Bank
4 Nancy Salamba, CfC Stanbic Bank Ltd.
5 Mary Mujomba, Consultant
6 Malini Chandiramani, Senior Consultant
7 Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira, Imprint (U) Ltd.
8 Kavan Shah, Pearl Financial Services
9 Joshua Wathanga, Consultant
Diploma Programme 5
The Diploma Programme combines theory and practice in a very powerful way. The Diploma journey starts with ‘Aha’ moments where you discover things you never thought existed at personal level and with others. Career Connections was, I must say, God-sent because I was at that point in my career where I was asking, “How can I be more impactful as an HR Director with my colleagues, with my team?” It helped me on two fronts: A, in terms of establishing my own coaching framework and the second piece, which I think was amazing, was developing my own coaching model.
If someone came to me and asked me about Career Connections, I would say it’s a place where you’ll grow and you’ll not regret it. Career Connections is professional. It’s focused and impactful.
East African Breweries Ltd.
1 Andrew Musingo Otieno, Batian Group
2 Vivienne Penessis, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
3 Paul Kasimu, East African Breweries Ltd.
4 Mercy Nduku, Telkom Kenya
5 Maryanne Bury, Standard Chartered Bank
6 Mary Waceke Muia, Central Bank of Kenya
7 Magdaline Mushira, Career Connections Ltd.
8 Florence Oginda, Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd.
9 Dr. Anzaya Mbithe, Kenya Airways
Diploma Programme 4
Acquiring, retaining and enabling top talent to achieve full potential is a formidable source of competitive advantage. HR Executives the world; over are faced with diverse challenges of which People and Talent occupy the centre stage. One skill that weaves across the entire spectrum of HR capability development is coaching. Whether the HR Executive desires to build Business Acumen, is seeking to inspire others or making the all too regular complex decisions, coaching capability builds the discipline of establishing depth of understanding and navigating to detail, the emerging dimensions of the issue at hand. It is a capability that continues to build personal and leadership effectiveness for the coach; in as much it enables him/her to contribute to the successful development of Talent and the organisation as a whole.
Do you want continuous growth and agility as an HR Executive? Get qualified as an Executive Coach with a professional body that has global recognition. Since qualifying with an AoEC Practitioner Diploma, with Career Connections, my effectiveness as a leader has been on the go. The programme is practical, fun filled, professionally challenging, and allows you the flexibility to continuously develop and build on your unique Coaching Style.
Standard Chartered Bank Kenya
1 Corne Combrinck, Mustek East Africa
2 Doreen Kedemi Muchai, Oxfam BG
3 Lucy Kimani, Standard Chartered Bank
4 Marilyn Adell, Oxfam BG
5 Mary Njenga, Private Consultant
6 Pauline Kiraithe, Standard Media Group
7 Rajpreet Bains, People First Ltd.
8 Sophie Bruas, Akili Vantage
9 Beatrice Ochieng, Almasi Juices
Diploma Programme 3
I have found that it was absolutely the right thing for me to have undertaken the Diploma in Executive Coaching programme with Career Connections. Coaching is never really well understood, even by longstanding HR practitioners. The programme made it crystal clear what coaching is all about, and how to coach based on who you are and your personal styles. Businesses the world over will only be able to maximize on the productivity of their best people when they embrace coaching as a way of life. So to the HR practitioner who can inculcate coaching into the organisation’s culture, he/she will have transformed the organisation by instilling the very fundamentals of business success into the organization.
Alban M. Mwendar
1 Marion Gathoga, Parmalat Botswana (Pty) Ltd.
2 Liz-Kerrets Matimu, KKCO East Africa
3 Jeff Sebuyira Mukasa, Imprint (U) Ltd.
4 Violette Kihanya, Ipsos
5 Eunice Nyala-Otieno, G4S Kenya
6 Chris Wahome, Dexdign Ltd.
7 Catherine Munene, General Electric
8 Alban Mwendar, Former Group Human Resources Director, Kenya Airways
9 Winnie Kanini, CfC Stanbic Bank Ltd.
Diploma Programme 2
I undertook the AOEC Diploma in 2010 when it was first introduced in Kenya by Career Connections. I have since had the experience of coaching individuals and teams. The training opened up the opportunity for growth for me as a People Manager and Leader by giving me the capability to give my team “space” to gather answers for themselves as opposed to directing them on what to do unless when its necessary. This in turn gives me the space to think and create ahead of the team and to focus on the bigger picture. Most importantly, I have learned to really listen. My coaching model, a combination of Gestalt and GROW has worked well when I handle clients. I had an unusual experience where a “Coachee” broke down in tears not because she was unhappy, but because she had a “eureka moment “. That can only be defined as awesome!
A leader does not have all the answers for their team and with the business dynamics today there is no luxury any more for extended handholding of staff. Coaching therefore in my opinion provides the opportunity to run and learn faster than the staff otherwise would. It is indeed a necessary tool for Leadership.
1 Anne Wang’ondu, Private Consultant
2 Theresa Ojiambo, Redefine
3 Nicholas Kamere, Citibank
4 Narmin Kassam, Consultant
5 Maria Ligaga, Vodafone
6 Irene Gikemi, Airtel Africa
7 Anne Ng’ethe, Training Solutions Ltd.
8 Wesley Koech, Mumias Sugar Co. Ltd.
Diploma Programme 1
I have an intrinsic passion of not only accelerating the transformation of middle and senior managers to professional high-end executives; but getting them to deploy their full potential towards achievement of their self-defined success parameters. It therefore comes as no surprise that when AoEC in partnership with Career Connections launched the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching for the first time in Kenya back in 2009; I was among the first to book a slot in the pioneer cohort. This remains one of the best decisions I have ever made in life. The program positively transformed my approach to coaching managers to great leaders. The results have just been amazing; and I am living my passion and purpose in life to the fullest, courtesy of the practical skills gained from the program.
Family Bank Ltd
1 Winnie Pertet, UAP Group
2. Sammy Mwangi, Saman Associates
3 Madeleine Dunford, Career Connections Ltd.
4 Kathleen Vaughan, Xponentially
5 Janet Thuo, Old Mutual Investment Group
6 Francesca Kairo, Coca Cola
7 David Thuku, Family Bank Ltd.
8 Anthony Kariuki, Career Connections Ltd
9 Abraham Serem, Heineken