How and Why Coach Africa started [Part 1]
An interview with Coach Africa Founder, Dr Norah Njuba Bwaya by Lexis Koufie-Amartey
Like most folks who feel called to the wild and wondrous world of coaching, Dr Norah Njuba Bwaya deeply craved a rich, full-flavoured, meaningful experience of life. One that was going to help people go from overwhelmed and overworked to focused and free. One that was going to support individuals who were - or wanted to be - dynamic “transformation artists.”
"Earlier in my career, I was responsible for sales teams in 3 large private sector organizations, in succession – 2 of them were large multi-national corporations. In the last one, I had the responsibility of retail teams in 8 countries. I needed to find effective capacity building solutions that would deliver sustainable results across the variety of working cultures. As I was looking for effective solutions to this, I was also searching for a change in career and looking for...
We are back with another exciting video hosted by Coach Africa’s Irene Mphatso earlier this week.
Irene conducted an great interview featuring Dayo Macaulay which gives you insights into powerful career building secrets!
Dayo was in the hot seat as she shares her life journey of building her career in Nigeria and her subsequent crossover to working with a fortune 500 company (Aegon NV) as a financial reporting analyst in the Netherlands. Below we will highlight these secrets so that Coach Africa can help you build the career of your dreams. Let’s not wait to achieve our aspirations and goals!
For starters, Dayo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where she completed her tertiary education. She began her journey as a chartered accountant, where she worked as an auditor for 5 years in a company located in Nigeria. However, she started to feel like it was time to move on, time to chase and achieve her goals and so she proceeded to do her Masters in...
Happy International Women’s Day (+1)!
Over the past days we have been fully immersed in the 2-day Africa Leading Women Summit which just ended with a BANG.
The line-up of speakers (incl. Coach Africa’s Women Impact’s Summit speaker Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim) was breath-taking and the overall quality of the event (with the exception of a few technical hick-ups) was top-notch.
The crème de la crème of the Summit was the long-anticipated interview by Peace Hyde, West Africa Correspondent of Forbes Africa with the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
We were frantically making notes during this session and felt these provided so much wisdom that we really wanted to share this with you all.
Disclaimer: this blog does not aim to be complete and we don't claim to be professional note takers. Contact the organizers for the replay.
Here are her words that stood out for us:
We did not want you to miss out on the exciting live video hosted by Coach Africa’s Irene Mphatso earlier this week.
Irene hosted this wonderful video for you in order to help you all focus on the things in life that matter to you!
It is your guide to look back at your goals that you set at the start of the year and to shine a light on the possible blocks standing in your way!
Here are the 5 challenges that you can address to soar in your business, career and personal life.
1. Lack of Motivation
Many of us deal with the most common enemy of all, a lack of motivation. This can really create a huge block in our pathway, since it is easy to lose the drive that we had at the beginning of the year.
Why does this happen you may ask? Irene mentions that there are several factors that could create this issue including burn out, the environment we surround ourselves in as well as a lack of energy. During such difficult times, it is important to acknowledge that...