Leadership Coaching and Change

Delivering tomorrow's drivers of growth

Since 2009, Career Connections, in partnership with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), the most highly accredited coaching organisation in the world, has delivered executive coaching programmes and services in East Africa. Career Connections has a vision to develop the profession of executive coaching as part of the development of executive leadership in Africa.

By combining training from the AoEC and delivery using experienced coaches as faculty in East Africa, the executives can access best-in-class global coach training and local, relevant and knowledgeable delivery. We have the largest pool of executive coached trained to the highest global professional standards along with an expert team that can provide consultancy; and have the capacity to run one-on-one executive coaching, team coaching, and coaching and mentoring programmes through our international partners.

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Why Career Connections?
Academy of Executive Coaching
Panel of Global Executive Coaches

Graduates of the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme go on to become a part of a global panel of expert coaches. The role of the panelist to transform individuals through high-quality executive coaching for harnessing hidden potential

Our Talented People

Our programme faculty and executive coaches at Career Connections are highly skilled and respected, with experience working in various industries and coaching at the senior executive level.

Global Best Practice & Local Relevance

We work with international partners to provide trainings that are globally recognized and accredited.

Experiential Learning

Our training approach is involving and based on experience and observation. Within a safe learning environment, participants practice skills taught, and benefit from observing, giving and receiving feedback from peers and faculty.

Globally Accredited Programs

Our programs are recognised and accredited by leading accreditation organisations; including the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and the Association for Coaching.

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Accredited Executive Coaches

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ACCREDITING BODIES

Accredited Coach Training Program International Coach Federation
European Mentoring & Coaching Council
Association for Coaching

PARTNERS

AoEC
CMI
PSI

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Madeleine Dunford

Founder & Managing Director

Madeleine Dunford

Founder & Managing Director

Biography

Madeleine Dunford is the Founding Director and Managing Director of Career Connections. She is accredited in various assessment methodologies including Hogan Assessment Systems, Morrisby Profile, Assessment & Development Centres and the Leadership Versatility Index, having introduced the tools into Africa. She brings 24 years of experience in consultancy, putting together large selection, restructuring and development programs for some of the most successful organisations in the banking, airline, telecommunications sectors. She is an ICF accredited Executive Coach, a faculty member of the Academy of Executive Coaching, UK, and is currently doing her Systemic Team Coaching Masters Practitioner qualifications. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of York, an MSc (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, and a Certificate in the Art and Practise of Leadership Development from the University of Harvard.

Teckie Karoki

Lead Consultant, Leadership Coaching and Change

Teckie Karoki

Lead Consultant, Leadership Coaching and Change

Biography

Teckie Karoki is Lead Consultant in the Leadership Coaching and Change unit at Career Connections. She is a qualified talent development professional with experience in leadership development program design and advisory, delivery, executive coaching, competency-based interviewing, and assessments for leadership development. Her passion lies in developing individuals to achieve their potential while making a meaningful contribution to their organisation’s strategy. ​ Teckie completed her doctoral studies in Leadership and Management from Walden University (USA). Other qualifications include an MBA (Marketing) from Kennesaw State University (USA), a Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing from Daystar University. She has also completed the Academy of Executive Coaching Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme. ​Teckie is certified in the application and feedback on various leadership assessments tools; including Hogan Assessments, Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), and is also a certified behavioural assessor. She is accredited by PSI Talent as a facilitator of the Competency Based Interviewing Skills Certification.​

Simran Shah

Consultant, Coaching and Change

Simran Shah

Consultant, Coaching and Change

Biography

Simran is a Consultant in the Coaching and Change function at Career Connections, East Africa’s leading talent consulting firm and a partner to the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), the most highly accredited coaching organisation in the world. She is a talent development professional with specialised experience in client engagement, crafting bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals as well as teams, stakeholder management, and programme administration. She also has generalist HR experience in manpower planning, recruitment, on-boarding and off-boarding processes, performance management, disciplinary & grievances, and HRIS. Simran has special interest in family businesses and applying a social psychological lens to create practical organisational solutions. Her qualifications include a MSc. Organisational & Social Psychology from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and MA (Hons.) Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Simran is also certified to provide feedback for Hogan Assessments. She also has certificates from the Academy of Executive Coaching’s (UK) Coaching Skills Certificate for Managers programme, as well as from PSI A&DC’s (UK) Competency Based Interview Training.

Sophie Bruas

Executive Coach | Coach Supervisor | Faculty, AoEC East Africa

Sophie Bruas

Executive Coach | Coach Supervisor | Faculty, AoEC East Africa

Biography

Sophie is an accredited Executive Coach and accomplished Coach training faculty member and Coach Supervisor. In her capacity Sophie has developed a large number of executive coaches and contributed to ensuring high standards of coaching practice. Sophie has been coaching for more than six years, and her coaching is influenced strongly by the Co-active Coaching Model, which emphasises the systemic perspective of coaching, highlighting that various facets of the client’s life interact in motion and impact work decisions. Sophie has coached clients from ICDC, Nielsen, Stanbic Bank, Barclays Bank, World Bank, PS Kenya, and Internet Solutions among others. Sophie is a graduate of the International Coaching Community (ICC), UK, from which she earned her Accredited Coach Supervision diploma. Her experience in supporting coaching as a faculty member for the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme and mentor coach for executive coaches provide her a unique understanding of how to support coaches in their learning and coaching journeys. Sophie holds an MSc. from the University of Manchester and a degree in Logistics Management from the University of Paris XIII.

Anyima Okundi

Executive Coach | Faculty, AoEC East Africa | Entrepreneur

Anyima Okundi

Executive Coach | Faculty, AoEC East Africa | Entrepreneur

Biography

Anyima has extensive corporate experience having worked at British Telecom Plc., Halifax Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Pierre Balmain, and The House of Commons in the UK. She is also a multi-talented entrepreneur who draws her expertise from her education with the University of Surrey and University of East Anglia in the UK. As an entrepreneur, Anyima has run a successful design entity for the past 15 years; she has gained valuable experience working in multiple roles within an organisation. Anyima appreciates the leadership challenges common to building successful companies. Anyima is passionate about coaching senior executives to become more effective in their leadership. She is keen to draw out the potential of her coachees to ensure they keep excelling in their leadership capacity. Some of her coaching clients include AMREF, Akili Dada, Azali CPS, and Kenya Bankers Association. Anyima holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and a Systemic Team Coaching Certification from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). She is certified to administer, interpret, and provide feedback using Hogan Assessment Systems and Leadership Versatility Index 360 feedback tools. Anyima earned her Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business from the University of Surrey and a BA in Economics from the University of East Anglia.