Pamela is an experienced trainer, facilitator, Executive coach and Leadership consultant. She has worked with diverse groups globally in the Corporate, N.G.O and Government sectors for over 25 years, both as an employee and now self-employed at her own firm. Her area of expertise is leadership & self - development and organizational performance improvement programs, including behavioral and attitude change. Pamela is an associate trainer with various organizations, including UFacilitate https://www.ufacilitate.com/facilitation-coaches.html#/; Career Connections Executive Coach Associate among others. She worked in a multinational bank for 11 years where she rose up the ranks to Branch management. In the process she discovered her life purpose and made a bold major shift to management consultancy, currently specializing in Leadership, mentoring -https://ypard.gitbook.io/mentoring/ and coaching. She is an internationally accredited Executive Coach (AoEC), Leadership Circle profile and Collective leadership assessment Practioner with The Leadership Circle (TLC); Emotional Intelligence Practioner, certified by Multi Health Systems (MHS); Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment Certified by JvR and Trained in Group Facilitation Skills by Community at work.
Benjamin is a certified lead coach, speaker and trainer at Bitesize Learning Limited, a leadership development consulting firm. He also serves as the Vice President for Communication at the Global Mentorship Network, an organization that mentors leaders who mentor leaders. He is an accomplished coach, trainer and speaker on leadership, mindset, effective communication and the science of reinvention. Benjamin holds an MSc in Governance from the International Leadership University. He is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team, a Certified MBTI Practitioner and a Certified Practitioner with The Leadership Circle Profile. He has trained over 300 leaders and brings to the ATEAM his passion to see leaders transition from accidental living to purposeful and meaningful lives.
Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organizations connect through online and offline strategies. She is internationally recognized as an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed learning, teams and online communities. Nancy blogs at http://www.fullcirc.com/, teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media. She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.” (http://www.technologyforcommunities.com).
Nalla Mbaye is a lecturer and researcher at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. His area of specialization is in crop protection. He has extensive experience in training and research, and has been involved in designing and conducting capacity building sessions for the benefit of local communities and international organizations to support the development of sustainable and competitive agriculture. Nalla holds a PhD in Phytopathology. He trains the science skills courses, leadership and mentoring series for AWARD.
Sylvie Tougouma est une agente de développement avec plus de 6 ans d’expérience dans l’accompagnement/ formation des adultes en « Bilan Valorisation des Acquis et Compétences ». Elle a occupé les postes de chargé de projet avec la Marche Mondiale des Femmes / Action Nationale du Burkina Faso, de spécialiste de programme et de formation au sein du Corps de le Paix américain au Burkina. Convaincue que le développement de tout pays passe par le renforcement des capacités des femmes et des jeunes, Sylvie en fait son cheval de batail à travers le réseau Young African Leadership Initiative, la campagne Africa4Her et son association féminine Avengers4Change. Au sein d’AWARD, elle assure les cours de Leadership (WLMC, LEPARD) et de mentora et d’orientation (MOW). Titulaire d’une maitrise en Sciences juridiques et d’un Master en traduction de l’Université de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso elle occupe le poste de chargée de rapportage au sein du Programme Alimentaire Mondial.
Babette Pfander, Switzerland, has a master’s degree in anthropology and public health. She lived and worked in Africa and Asia for almost 10 years, focusing on public health issues. Back in Switzerland her focus of work switched to knowledge management, intercultural communication, coaching and process consultations. Nowadays, she teaches Design Thinking at University, does job and personal coaching and in recent times, she has specialised in online training and facilitation.
Albert Tsindi is a crop scientist who specializes in plant breeding. He has more than 10 years working experience in agricultural production, training, capacity development and research. He worked as a research assistant for the National Soybean Breeding Programme, and was a lecturer at Mutare Polytechnic in the Department of Horticulture where he taught genetics and plant breeding, horticulture, floriculture and plant protection. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Plant Breeding with the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement, (WACCI), University of Ghana. He holds an MSc in Crop Science (Genetics and Plant Breeding) from Makerere University, Uganda, an MSc in Strategic Management from Chinhoyi University of Technology and BSc in Agriculture (Crop Science) from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also an accredited MBTI practitioner and has co-authored and published two peer-reviewed articles. His focus is to be a leading breeder able to nurture, train and mentor the next generation of African plant breeders, and brings to the A-TEAM a passion and vast experience in leadership training, team building, mentoring and curriculum development.
Originally a Teacher, Lawyer and International Development Specialist I have worked almost ten years for the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), whereof 5 years in Latin America (Peru/Honduras). 2012 I became an independent consultant and I am specialized in mediation/coaching and am designing and delivering customized processes to facilitate organizational learning, knowledge management and capacity building in the context of development cooperation and social institutions. My working experience is mainly with the Swiss Government, NGOs, foundations and training institutions in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
Siaka Coulibaly is a language, cross-culture and diversity training specialist. He worked for the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, mainly involved in training and preparing volunteers and host communities to accept, live and work together despite their cultural differences, for several years. Prior to that, he was a secondary school teacher. Siaka has also worked for other organizations involved in training activities such as Trade (Training for Development) and CFALC (Centre de Formation pour Adultes en Langues et Culture) and ICRAF. Siaka hold a Master of Arts degree from University of Ouagadougou. He brings a wealth of experience to the TEAM in leadership, mentoring and diversity and Inclusion.
Astou est la fondatrice de A to A Partners, une entreprise spécialisée dans le coaching en leadership, stratégie et gestion. Astou accompagne les individus et les entreprises dans leur transformation personnelle et opérationnelle. Elle est également co-fondatrice d'Impact Hub Abidjan, un incubateur et accélérateur de start-ups basé à Abidjan. Astou a près de 15 années d'expérience professionnelle, essentiellement dans le conseil en stratégie et en management en Europe et en Afrique. Elle a travaillé avec des sociétés privées, des gouvernements,des communautés et des donateurs dans des domaines tels que la gouvernance et l'efficacité opérationnelle, l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire, la santé, l'emploi des jeunes, l'accès aufinancement et l'autonomisation économique des femmes. Astou est particulièrement passionnée par le renforcement des capacités, en particulier des femmes, à travers l'Afrique. Astou est diplômée du département d’Économie et Gestion de l'École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan. Elle est titulaire d'un Master en Économie Internationale de l'Université Panthéon Sorbonne de Paris ainsi que d'une Maîtrise de Gestion de l'Université Paris XII. Elle parle couramment le français, l’anglais et l’espagnol, et a une bonne maîtrise de l’italien.
Specialized in Organizational Development, Learning and Change I have been working for 20 years with international organizations, multinational companies and governmental-bodies in various settings – highlighted by 10 years in Asia and a year in Africa. I have worked for Cadbury Plc as a transformation manager, and as an external consultant with several leading consulting organizations in roles focused on developing capabilities and bringing change to life in a variety of business models. As a coach, facilitator and consultant, I set up my business in 2010 with the intent of helping organizations and teams fully benefit from true collaboration, inclusive approaches and dialogue to realize successful transformations and work effectively across boundaries.
Maria Soummoni is a teacher and training consultant. She has over two decades of experience in training gained from both teaching, and her work as a development consultant for UNDP and USAID. She holds a Master’s in French from Amadhu Bello University in Nigeria, and a Bachelor’s degree in French and English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Maria is skilled in programme training and coordinating, gender and development issues, planning, management, and design, and brings to the ATEAM a renewed look into gender development issues and training, after several years of practice and experience.
Sepiso Mungandi is a District Agricultural Coordinator under the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia. Having worked in the agricultural sector since 2006, she has vast experience in farm management and entrepreneurship, as well as management and leaderships skills. She also possesses competences in facilitation, curriculum and training manuals development, acquired through many years of conducting induction trainings and refresher courses, while working with the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture. Sepiso holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Commerce from Massey University, New Zealand and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Zambia. She is a mentor and coach to a number of youth through the work she does under a non-profit organization she co-founded, known as May-One Connect Foundation. Within A-TEAM, she facilitates the leadership and mentoring series.
Titilope Fakoya is a Social Development Specialist with over 20 years of international consulting experience in the design, management and evaluation of development programs. She has worked for various multinationals, government agencies, and a range of civil society organizations across Nigeria, and has monitored and evaluated policy development, and conducted social impact assessments and stakeholder and gender analysis training in Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. She has also championed the integration of gender and social inclusion dimensions into many of these initiatives. Titilope holds an MA Econ. in Development Administration and Management from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester, UK. She is also fully certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Assessment, as well as the Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats® course. She brings to the A-TEAM her expertise in leadership development, passion for the advancement of women and girls, and her relentless pursuit of making organizations ‘think differently for excellence!’