I work with people who are passionate about improving the world we live in while staying healthy themselves:
Women in Leadership
I am currently mentoring a Nigerian lady whose appraisal says it all:
“At the time of our mentoring sessions, I really needed an unbiased opinion and advice on what I needed to do to improve my relationships with some of my colleagues.
Now, instead of looking for faults in their work, I commended their efforts. I made them understand that we are not in competition but complement one another to achieve the organization’s strategic objective.
Our sessions made me see the need to balance my work-life. My health has improved to the extent that my colleagues have noticed and passed positive comments.
With improved relationships at work and a more engaging personal life, I was able to give my best in all I do and take the right decisions. I was recently promoted.”
In 2017 I mentored as part of: HerFutureAfrica an early-stage business accelerator equipping women entrepreneurs in Ghana, one of several initiatives of the Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN). I do the same through other networks which empower women, such as aspire & WOMEN for WOMEN
Wilma, my mentee commented: “As part of the 10 Finalist of the #HerFutureAfrica Competition, I learnt with the help of my mentor (Andrea Winkelmann-Gleed) how to build an effective business model canvas. Simply Curvy is in its first Minimum Viable Product testing phase. I hope to see my vision become a reality and to learn from my failures.”
Empowering the Risk-taker
Together with my team I run regular 3 day workshops for those who are planning to launch a not [just] for Profit Enterprise in a different culture. The interactive workshop will help you to follow a ‘LEAN START UP‘ approach and empower you to:
- select IDEAS which fit your circumstances
- plan for ACTION in getting your business launched, profitable & sustainable
- identify RISK FACTORS & mitigate them
A great weekend with excellent speakers who have real business experience. Andrea’s coaching and consulting experience is first rate.”
“Many thanks – this has extended my horizon.”
“Thank you! This was fun and has encouraged me to consider doing business in the Middle East.”
“We want to develop our town and need to learn more!”
Empowering the Marginalised
I come to where you are – literally! or via Skype/zoom/Email
- through one-to-one coaching I help you to gain confidence in your role and future vision.
- by adapting the workshop material to your culture, needs and circumstances, I assist in empowering leaders in developing countries.
“Richard and Andrea’s coaching has been very timely. They have provided us with great insight and perspective, and have helped us move from a place of uncertainty and confusion to gain much needed clarity and direction. It has been wonderful to have them in our corner!” M. T.