Management Accountant and Marketing Consultant Geoff Richmond Uses his Financial Expertise to Make You More Profit
Management Accountant is just the start in explaining what Geoff does and how he helps his clients. Not your average “bean counter”, Geoff is an experienced and results driven business veteran, a financial strategist, entrepreneur, business owner, and all round nice guy. Many Adelaide business owners have been long term clients (over 25 years in fact!) and that says a lot for the value he brings to their success.
Business owners come to Geoff looking to improve their business performance and increase their profits. They want to know if what they are doing is working. As client he will help you understand the details of your profit and loss and balance sheet. If he is your Management Accountant, then you are in heaven. Geoff saves his Business Clients many headaches and dollars. He is a big believer in having his clients fees be an investment not a cost.
Respected by Adelaide Accountants as a change maker and leader in the industry over many years, Geoff has just released his book The WOW Factor: How Successful Leaders Manage People & Add Value full of leadership secrets for achieving success in the most important aspects of your life—your business, your career, your family, and yourself.
Darren is a highly experienced, results focussed business coach & consultant working with business owners evolve their business to either streamline its operations, growing it or preparing it to sell.
Whether it is working with business owners one on one or in a group environment, Darren’s clear objective is to help them achieve their goals.
Clients benefit working with Darren for 4 main reasons. He
1. is results focussed;
2. is a relationship builder connecting them with other likeminded business owners to help them fast track the evolution of their business;
3. understands that all businesses are different with a tailored approach;
4. can implement their plan and goals if they don’t have the tools or human resources to do so.
Darren believes, that owning a business should give business owners more choice. But the hard work starts now. So why not organise a time to speak with Darren and see how you can evolve your business together.
She is also a co-founder of the Tech Conference “Libertybits”.
Before focusing on building her own business, related to her passion to connect people and help small and medium-sized businesses in Bulgaria to grow successfully, she has more than 12 years of experience in Bulgaria and Germany in the Marketing and Sales departments of the German corporation Robert Bosch GmbH.
Member of Business Lady Club, BMLady Club and BNI Industry.
Mentor in Mentorship Program of Business Lady Club and “Start Young” Project.”
Business Development Consultant and corporate trainer with over 14 years of managerial and leadership experience that includes Finance Executive, Business Development Executive and Managing Director positions. Excellent knowledge of Accounting, Auditing, Internal Controls, Internal Audit, Financial Management and Business Consultancy. An experienced financial and managerial professional who can develop and implement strategies that can increase the bottom line of under-performing companies. Passion in entrepreneurial activities and a seasoned business coach, mentor and motivational speaker.
Humphrey is also a business development consultant who likes to work with struggling businesses to make them into efficient, effective and profitable businesses. He trains and consults in the areas of performance, controls and is also a motivational speaker. He is a business mentor and coach.
My name is José Ricardo and I am a Brazilian, although feeling like an world citizen.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Economics, an International Executive MBA and love to study and acquire new knowledge, speaking Portuguese, English and Spanish.
I had the chance to work with several different cultures from countries like the USA, Netherlands, UK, Sweden, France, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Peru, only to mention some of the most important or significant. It has been such a fruitful manner of exchanging knowledge.
My career started as a trainee for PWC and had a very interesting growth, when I could experience conditions of a huge variety in the market like high inflation and low investment. Entrepreneur, and a huge fan of new and breaking through technologies. I had the opportunity to live abroad and in several places in Brazil, as I had the chance to travel a lot and learn a lot of interesting things, see interesting places, and the most important, in my point of view, knowing persons that are very interesting. And that is something I will never give up on because we can change things through people. Worked with M&A’s, management change and business recovery, besides sales and ITC.
Working with startups and scaleups to transform, grow and scale up their business, Nora finds inspiration in the intersection between strategy, technology and creativity. Her experience in business development and innovation strategy consulting, leading and supporting boutique consulting firms in their early stages and growth and working with clients in multiple industries and sectors, has helped her develop a deep understanding of the challenges SMEs face and from there grew a passion for private sector development and for helping businesses set a vision to thrive and excel.
Her early career started in several pioneering startups, working in content management, e-business consulting and marketing. In recent years, she has focused on innovation consulting and on digital transformation strategy, helping businesses adapt and innovate to keep abreast of the market challenges and changing times. Her hands-on startup experience has allowed her to wear multiple hats and to engage teams and deploy innovative approaches and strategies that will yield results and breakthroughs. This inspires her work with business leaders in Egypt and Canada, serving businesses and executive leaders in leveraging technology, strategy and collective knowledge and experience via consulting, coaching and mastermind groups.
As a certified Executive Coach, with outstanding abilities to form and lead working teams, analytic capabilities, autonomy, goal oriented and excellent social skills, Barbara’s purpose is to support SME’s owners in developing their maximum potential for the achievement of a fulfilled life.
With a solid background in the areas of technology and innovation, Bárbara has specialized in managing multidisciplinary teams for the development of architectural projects of high complexity and on all stages of development and on different areas such as Retail, Education, Housing and Infrastructure. She has a wide experience in group counselling in planning, organizing and management techniques for the execution of personal or work-related projects.
Como Coach Ejecutivo certificada, con destacadas habilidades para formar y liderar equipos de trabajo, capacidad analítica, autonomía, orientada al logro y excelente manejo de relaciones interpersonales, el propósito de Bárbara es apoyar a empresarios y emprendedores en el desarrollo de su máximo potencial, para que vivan una vida plena.
Con una sólida formación en las áreas de la tecnología y la innovación, Bárbara se ha especializado en el manejo de equipos multidisciplinarios para el desarrollo de proyectos de arquitectura de gran complejidad y en todas sus etapas y de diversos rubros, tales como Retail, Educación, Vivienda e Infraestructura. Posee amplia experiencia en asesorías grupales en técnicas de planificación, organización, gestión e implementación de proyectos.
Master Coach, Headhunter and Psychologist expert in Leadership, Personal Brand, Emotional Intelligence and organizational transformation. With more than 20 years of experience in Business Development, entrepreneurship and professional growth. Senior consultant in Human Management processes and development of management skills and talent for executives of organizations in Colombia and Latin America.
Marwa Saleh, now the founder of Presence Business Coaching and Consultancy, is an Egyptian passionate marketer who has been working in the field of marketing for 21 years now. Marwa has worked in various multinational advertising agencies like Ogilvy and McCann after which she has decided to move to the client’s side to get and insider’s view on marketing. She has been the CMO lead for Microsoft Egypt, managing the overall marketing communications function for Microsoft. She has moved afterwards to revamp and enhance the brand strategy of L’azurde Group being the Regional Marketing Director. On top of that Marwa is a skilled passionate author, who has launched her first book “Life Outside Your Comfort Zone” on April 2014. This book has been based on several real life stories and is considered a great self help book where Marwa utilizes here skills as a certified senior Dale Carnegie Trainer and Human Development Consultant / Coach. Marwa thrives on developing people and will continue doing that to help as many individuals realize their dreams. Having become a certified NLP Practitioner by INLPTA and IN institutions, as well as a certified coach by ICI (International Coaching Institution) she now believes that nothing is impossible. Marwa is a dynamic person who believes in her own dreams, in people and possibilities and has yet a lot to offer.
Karim El Fateh is a hands-on executive leader known for having a strategic and focused approach to business development, with 29+ years of working experience in top multinational technology organizations, Karim is skilled in developing corporate strategies, achieving business results, implementing go to market product strategies, and building long-term customer relationships.
Karim El Fateh is the former General Manager Egypt and Levant for Intel Corporation, Karim joined Intel in 2004 as the Business Development Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa, In his role as General Manager for Intel, Karim was responsible for defining and leading the country’s strategy which is linked to the overall Intel corporate strategy, he was directly responsible for managing sales & marketing operations of Intel in Egypt/Levant and accountable for country sales results, marketing budget and operational expenses.
Karim is the co-founder and director of business development at iXDev UK, a software solutions and cloud services company headquartered in England with its’ technical development center located in Egypt. In addition to his current role, Karim is a business consultant for a group of companies in Egypt, Gulf and Canada operating in the field of language and soft skill development. Karim is also a certified Dale Carnegie trainer, he trained 100’s of business professionals on effective communication skills, high impact presentations, relationship selling, and world class customer service
Before joining Intel, Karim held key sales management and business development positions in several multinational companies such as NCR/AT&T and Compaq/HP in Egypt and the Middle East region. Karim successfully launched several key programs and initiatives with governments, NGOs, and the IT community to increase technology awareness, implemented new usage models to drive technology adoption in rural areas.
Raid Gamal-Eldin has 25 years experience of successful Commercial Leadership with Top Consumer Goods companies across Africa & the Middle East
Proven track record of success in startup, growth and turnaround contexts.
Raid lived and worked across Africa and the Middle East, traveled the world (almost), speaks English, French and Arabic and has a very rich and diverse cultural background.
Raid holds a Bachelor degree from Cairo University, Egypt and an MBA from Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands.
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Strategy advisor and operating executive serving principal investors, shareholders, academic institutions and global companies with over 15 years of Management of high growth companies and top tier Strategy Consulting Experience including BCG, Uber and AUC Holder an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS), class of 2012, and a Bachelor of Arts with summa cum laude from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a double major in Business Administration & Journalism and Mass Communication Trained Life Coach and Enneagram practitioner: Life Coaching Program from Life Coaching Egypt – LCE- (170 ICF hours), Certified from Enneagram Egypt and received 80 ICF hours of Coaching with Enneagram Ginger Lapid. Volunteers in supporting developmental organizations and entrepreneurial ventures.
Marwa El Sheikh
Marwa El-Sheikh is a certified life and executive coach, corporate trainer, and financial advisor. Her professional endeavor encompasses more than 25 years of successful experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, financial consulting, investment banking, private equity, sell-side equity research, business development, and sales and marketing for equities and Greenfield projects to global fund managers and investors. Marwa occupied a number of senior posts such as vice-president and director at the Equity Research department of a number of renowned regional and global investment banks in Egypt and the UAE such as EFG-Hermes, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. Throughout her career she managed to develop strong skills in training, managing and leading motivated work teams.
Marwa received her MBA from the American University in Cairo. She is also a Certified Advanced International Trainer from the Management Institute of Canada. She is a contracted corporate trainer/facilitator at The Institute of Banking and Finance at The American University in Cairo, The Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), The German Chamber in Cairo (AHK), and The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Services. Marwa is a certified NLP and Enneagram practisioner where she deploys such powerful tools in her coaching discipline.
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Biography of Aisha Gad
I am passionate about training, coaching and development of both individuals and organisations. I support, encouage and coach people to accomplish their goals by maximizing their potential. My professional journey had started year 1999 in Sales and distribution where I have experienced multiple functions for 10 years; logistics, sales, trade maeketing, business planning, IT project management and process automation. Then, I started following my passion through business consultancy and training.
Fasika Kelemework holds a PhD in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. His certifications include EMCC and GTCI in systemic team coaching. He has several years of experience in business performance management in Sub-Saharan Africa including in Ethiopia, Uganda, Swaziland and Sierra Leone. He is entrepreneur minded helping teams to create high value through enhancing alignment with stakeholder expectations and bringing team members together to create and deliver ambitious value.
He focuses on coaching effective teams to success by helping them to identify and overcome their key challenges and constraints that prevent them from delivering the performance and value to their full potential. Particularly, his interest include coaching the senior management team to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness and deliver high value to the different stakeholders. By focusing on the team’s internal relationships and functioning, he works with teams to build their collective leadership, helping them to co-create value in their engagement with their stakeholders.
Ksenia Mironova has a powerful combination of diversified professional activity, solid international educational background, multicultural experiences of living and extensively traveling abroad. That helped her developing a keen sensitivity to people, some good understanding of business world and makes her a maverick counselor for both your business and you as its leader.
She has an extensive experience as a business counselor, tax adviser and business developer, in both private businesses and government institutions, with main focus on business-to-business activity. In tune with the latest developments of business environment Ksenia refined her professional approach adding a human touch to the analysis of the business as a whole. Currently she pivoted her focus on counselling the business executives in the art of management and leadership skills.
Ksenia is a holder of a Master in Business Administration, a Master of Laws in Business and Tax Law, she is a certified Master in Enneagram® and a GOLD Coach®. She is fluent in 4 different European languages.
Her professional experience comprises of industries like oil&gas, metallurgy, private aviation, automotive, financial institutions, construction, tourism, food etc.
Among her passions are the ancient cultures and philosophies, and the derived knowledge of life’s wisdom, spirituality and psychology – this passion made Ksenia radically change her life’s philosophy and her actual motto is “Be grateful for the wisdom you gain – give back by helping those who might benefit from it!”. She remains a permanent student while simultaneously acting like a teacher by counselling, supporting and encouraging those who are in search for a meaningful life, those who are willing to redefine their value system, to rediscover their deepest inner needs and to improve their communication abilities.
Marité is a Business Coach, Speaker and Consultant committed to support growing companies to achieve their goals.
Since 1997 she has accompanied and guided organizations in Guatemala, Central America and Mexico, through recruting programs, leaders development and optimizing the execution through training, coaching, team coaching and team-building.
Passionate about creating a better future than yesterday, developing people and businesses is her main focus, so in addition to the certification of Multidimensional Coaching, Team Coaching and Neuromanagement, she joined in 2013 the Growth Insitute as Scaling Up Coach, in 2019 ExO Coach and Regional Director in Alpha Group.
This work has had an impact on approximately 86,500 people by 2019.
David’s personal vision is to be a global coach on abundant living. He is a Certified Professional Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation. He is passionate about drawing people out of their comfort zones and leading them to personal success that is replicable.
He is driven by the fact that many people are living way below their potential and wondering why life is so unfair. He focuses on bringing to the fore habits and practices that hinder success in individuals and organizations. He introduces processes and behavioural changes that can help implement turn-around strategies for better performance. He speaks across the continent on various topics around shifting mindsets.
He believes that individual transformation is at the core and foundation of societal or corporate change. He has over 15 years’ experience in hands on Coaching, Training, business development, media sales, membership and partnership management, software sales, customer service and training.
He is currently working with Entrepreneurs to develop their businesses to scale up and prepare them for investment conversations across Africa for the world. He is also the former CEO of a money transfer company with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Dubai and the UK. David has had sales experience in growing business revenues, from existing and new customers as well as partnerships. His key strength is in building relationships for mutual benefit.
David has trained with Transformational Business Network(TBN), Coach Development Institute of Africa (CDI-Africa), Talent Gurus, Lantern Training, Kingdom Business Solutions and Dolphins Group. In his different capacities he has trained, the DPO Africa country Managers, DPO Africa Sales Team, M-Pesa Foundation Academy, Cooperative bank, National Bank, OSEIA, DIPEK Business Partners, FM Distributors, East African Packaging Managers, Kenya Power, Royal Floral Holland among others.
David is also a Motivational speaker especially in conversations around mindset shift. He believes that Africa has the solutions the world is looking for today and challenges his audiences on this.
He is a corporate event Moderator and has successfully delivered various events for the last 5 years.
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Derek is a trainer, coach and facilitator with his company Public Image where he supports organizations and individuals for high performance. He has trained and worked with hundreds of individuals and teams, helping leaders, entrepreneurs and young people accelerate their personal and professional success through developing effective communication and interpersonal skills. By helping them promote these emotional intelligence, leadership, communication and executive presence skills he has greatly increased their earning potential.
Derek is a multiple TEDx speaker and a regular contributor in the media giving advice on being seen, heard and remembered for the right reasons. He has a degree from S.H.U. University in Connecticut, U.S.A and studied for an MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland. He is a graduate of the Strathmore Business School and is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner with Genos International.
With over 20 years experience in leadership, human resources and organizational development work, he is a lead consultant in delivering exceptional value training and consultancy services.
He is a consultant and facilitator on professional skills development with vast experience in Eastern and Central Africa Region markets.
David has travelled widely and attended training in different countries in different continents. Notably David attended training by LIMRA’s School in Agency Management (The SAM School) and The Field Officers School (FORCE) by LIMRA. He is also qualified trainer in corporate governance. Prior to founding his company David worked for one of the successful underwriters in Kenya as a Superintendent of Agencies and Agency Director.
His thought-provoking talks and seminars that are based on real life experiences and profound understanding of the subjects bring about changes and long-term results.
David believes everybody can develop passion for everything they do through maintaining a positive attitude and continuously right skills enhancement that eventually develop into success habits.
(BA, University of Nairobi, 1976, Qualified Trainer and Member of Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD), Qualified Member of the Professional Trainers of Kenya (PTAK), Managing Director of Excel Marketing and Training Consultants Ltd.)
Joyce is a seasoned administrator with over 30 years of experience under her belt. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Joyce is the director and co-founder of Public Image Africa where she is responsible for business development and strategy. Her exceptional organisational skills have enabled her drive the company from success to success over the past 10 years of its existence. Her tenacity has seen the company continue to thrive and more so in 2020 where her forethought made it possible for the business to transition into the digital space.
Joyce is a trained psychological counsellor with over 10 years experience. During her tenure at the University of Nairobi she mentored and nurtured young brilliant students who excelled in their respective fields.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and a Higher Diploma in Guidance and Psychological Counselling from Kenya Methodist University.
Chartered Accountant (1997) and Secretary (2000). Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK since 1999), with Public Practice License since 2000. Life Member of Institute of Certified Secretaries and in public practice since 2006. Full Member of Kenya Institute of Management. Jacob holds a post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from University of Leicester (UK) (2008). He has held a variety of executive roles across several entities and industries in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria, with specific experience in private equity, enterprise design and coaching, business processes excellence, corporate services, and talent acquisition.
Currently, Jacob owns and heads the following enterprises, Maro Ltd, Magadi Road, Nairobi, Kenya. Maro Ltd provides treasury and cash management solutions and products in Kenya and ownsMaro Rocks Limited. Maro Rocks holds the East African franchise for CV People Africa, www.cvpeopleafrica.com, a talent and recruitment management solutions provider, since May 2020.
In February 2021, Jacob joined the Alpha Group as Regional Director in Nairobi Kenya.
Professional Profile: Regional Director | Recruiter | Facilitator | Editor
Irene Mugambi holds a Postgraduate diploma in Human Resources (1998), is a Member (MIHRM) of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and has a BA degree in Communication & Community Dev., Messiah College (1994). Her work experience spans over two decades – first at KPMG in Recruitment/Executive Selection and HR consulting, then +14years at Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading news and information source for professional markets. She has spearheaded and automated East Africa data processes; increased financial instruments coverage across Sub-Sahara Africa to become the Regional (Africa) Team Lead – rolling out key data/analytics and content projects in conjunction with regulators, stock exchanges, dealers, brokers and specialist data providers.
As an independent consultant, she has worked with individuals/SME business owners on their offering and positioning as well as processes; leveraging different aspects and understanding of operational excellence from her previous work which also includes, production and operational oversight of a manufacturing social enterprise as acting Country Manager. She is trained and certified in 5-Voices + 100x Leader Systems and conducts data-driven individual/team assessments, coupled with visual toolkits designed to improve and enhance mastery of group/organizational and leadership dynamics for high functioning teams and healthy culture.
At CV People Africa www.cvpeopleafrica.com, she recruits for the East Africa franchise, owned by Maro Rocks since May 2020. More recently, Irene has joined the Alpha Group as Regional Director, Kenya, East Africa in March 2021.
There are few things more fulfilling than journeying with committed, like-minded individuals and businesses to becoming the best version of oneself and realise the promise of doubling their value. It is a joy and trust!
This proven approach provides open, timely, unbiased and engaged solutions through an exclusive peer to peer board. The client testimonials inspire
Edith Njage is a Social and Serial Entrepreneur based in Africa.
She holds a Master of Science in International Business with a major in Disruptive Innovation and a Master of Science in Finance, both from HULT International Business School.
Edith also holds Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a Bachelor in Business Management with a major in Economics.
She is a Mentor and Coach to 3,656 young people in Africa as the Director of Westlands Job Creation LTD which has managed to create tens of thousands of jobs in 12 African countries.
Edith is the Co-Founder and current CEO of Arielle for Africa LTD which aims to create over 100,000 jobs in Africa through disruptive business models, mentorship and funding for entrepreneurs. They are currently working with over 5,000 entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.
She has been awarded an associate member title of Association of Business Executives; worked with over 70 cultures and has spoken on different platforms around the world. She maintains Exponential finance and business consultant skills used by companies all over Europe and the USA.
Japh built his career as a professional in the insurance industry having worked with AIG, the leading American Multinational Insurer, for over 35 years, nineteen of which as the CEO for East Africa Region. During the last few years at AIG, he was a member of the Africa Region Exco.
After a successful career in insurance, Japh left formal employment and went into consultancy business under OBG Company as a Senior Business Consultant focussing on non-life insurance and helping SMEs achieve growth. In his busy schedule as a consultant, he still finds time to manage other family business.
Japh also serves in a few corporate boards, including: Directorship at: Absa Bank Kenya, Absa Asset Management Kenya, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Jumbo Chem Kenya Ltd, Chairman – Absa Bancassurance Kenya, among others.
Given Japh’s passion for helping SMEs, he had been scouting around for ways of enhancing his capacity to help SMEs navigate through the emerging challenges. Luckily, he was introduced to The Alpha Group by a friend and got interested in learning more about their approach to working with SMEs. He subsequently joined The Alpha Group at the beginning of 2021 as a Regional Director. Upon joining the group, he was taken through an intensive training program during which time he got to appreciate the power of Collaborative Per-to- Peer Advisory Boards as an ideal tool to assist SMEs achieve fast growth and success.
According to Japh, the timing of his partnership with The Alpha Group was just right. This was after about one year of Covid-19 pandemic, which had negatively impacted most SMEs in Kenya and indeed the whole World. He believes that The Alpha Group provides the best solutions for the challenges facing SMEs in his country at the moment.
Japh is looking forward to changing the future and fortunes of SMEs in Kenya through the wonderful Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Advisory Boards.
Dr. Madlena Kroucheva, The Alpha Group Regional Manager for Kuwait, Professional Trainer, Counselor, Coach, Therapist and Internal Auditor ISO 9001 To mention but a few.
A versatile, hard-working, smart team-player (also very efficient as a solo player) and solution finder, who is reliable, honest, dedicated, open minded and always willing to learn. Quality and detail oriented, a perfectionist. Creative, yet pragmatic. Approachable and think fast on my feet.’
Aline S. Nakhoul is a professional executive with over 20 years diversified experience in Hospitality, Management Development, Marketing, Branding, Finance & Internal Quality Management Systems, as well as Business Development.
Pauline Sawaya is a Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in local and multinational companies. A highly respected Master Coach, Mentor, leader, consultant, HR and transformational trainer.
Has conducted Capacity Building, Coaching & Mentoring for Senior Executives, managers and employees to help them achieve their ambitions & beyond, develop and grow. Has extensive experience in Human Resources, Strategies, Structural change, team building, Culture transformation, Talent Management, Leadership, Personal Growth.
Her portfolio of Coaching is extensive from Executive, Career, Performance Coaching, Youth Leadership, Young Women, always empowering people to make a Swift Shift to the Top.
Being Passionate, Positive, Perseverant , giving with a laser focus vision to empower the Community and impact lives are some of the qualifications behind Pauline’s success.
Pauline is The Alpha Regional Director, as well as the Managing Director for Noble Manhattan Coach training Levant and the Founder of Swift Shift (a Coaching, Capacity building, Consultancy Boutique since 2011)
Prior to 2017, Pauline held several senior roles in the Corporate world like General Manager for Zawya, Head of HR for Alfa Telecommunications, HR & Admin Head for National Petroleum services and many more.
Pauline Holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), is the first Accredited Master Coach in the region from The International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring, holds several Coach Certifications, NLP Practitioner, Time Line therapy, is a Mentor Coach, Transformational Trainer, Public Speaker, Firewalker, was featured several times on TV shows as well as elected as the Lebanese HR success story in 2017 by the University of Balamand. Pauline is an active member of many professional organizations and is always on a mission to empower and raise the bar in the world.
Pauline’s Moto is : It is what it is and it is up to you to make the best of what is!
U heeft de Engels-talige informatie tot u kunnen nemen. Daar wij de ‘peer-to-peer’ bijeenkomsten in de Nederlandse taal zullen hebben hieronder een samenvatting.
U bent ondernemer en wilt uw bedrijf naar een hoger niveau tillen.
The Alpha Group (TAG) biedt een omgeving waar u kundige, ervaren, gelijkgestemde en uiterst gemotiveerde mede-ondernemers (‘peers’) vindt, gericht op de ontwikkeling van de eigen onderneming maar zeker ook op u en uw onderneming.
“Word een topspeler in uw marktsegment en verdubbel uw bedrijfswaarde”
Onafhankelijk en niet bevooroordeeld advies van een groep ondernemers, die vanuit verschillende invalshoeken de onderwerpen bekijkt die u aangeeft.
Gestructureerd aan uw onderneming te werken in plaats van u alleen te richten op dagelijks terugkomende taken en het blussen van brandjes.
De aanpak van The Alpha Group die keer op keer bewezen heeft te werken, ongeacht de industrie of het ondernemingsmodel.
Hoe werkt de Alpha Group?
Maximaal 15 peers, directeur-eigenaren (DGA’s) en algemeen directeuren van elkaar niet beconcurrerende ondernemingen, komen maandelijks een aantal uren samen tijdens ‘zelf adviserende bijeenkomsten’. De bijeenkomsten worden gefaciliteerd door de Regional Director van The Alpha Group.
U krijgt de unieke kans op gestructureerde wijze praktijkervaringen en adviezen uit te wisselen met ondernemers zoals uzelf. Dit geeft u de kans van andere ondernemers te leren. De door Noble Manhattan ontwikkelde business en analyse tools (o.a. FastGrowthTM werkboeken over strategische onderwerpen) ondersteunen dit proces.
U verlaat elke bijeenkomst met door u zelf gedefinieerde acties die bijdragen aan het ontwikkelen van uw onderneming en uw ondernemerschap.
Met innovatieve oplossingen verruimt het TAG-lidmaatschap uw denkvermogen, ook buiten uw werkgebied, en moedigt een nieuwe manier van zakendoen aan.
Hiermee is het mogelijk in twee tot drie jaar uw bedrijfswaarde te verdubbelen.
Voor wie is The Alpha Group lidmaatschap geschikt?
Deelnemen aan TAG bijeenkomsten is alleen zinvol voor hen die:
Besluiten kunnen nemen en bereid zijn veranderingen of nieuw opgedane inzichten door te voeren om zo de onderneming naar een hoger plan te tillen. U beseft dat “u niet weet wat u niet weet“ en stelt u open om nieuwe ideeën te ontvangen en te delen.
Willen werken aan de onderneming, en niet alleen in de onderneming.
Actief willen deelnemen om niet alleen zelf maar ook elkaar beter te laten worden.
De voordelen van The Alpha Group lidmaatschap:
Verdubbeling van uw bedrijfswaarde, onder voorwaarde dat U de zelf gedefinieerde acties uitvoert.
U krijgt advies van mede leden en van een TAG gecertificeerd Regional Director die uw situatie begrijpen.
U krijgt elke maand ondersteuning om de juiste beslissingen te nemen om uw bedrijf te leiden naar waar U wilt zijn.
Uw collega TAG leden en uw TAG Regional Director zullen Uw ogen openen voor nieuwe mogelijkheden en uitdagingen en houden U verantwoordelijk voor de voortgang.
U zult uitdagingen vanuit een breder perspectief zien als U ervaart hoe Uw collega TAG leden hier mee omgaan.
U leert nieuwe technieken en vaardigheden om problemen op te lossen; U bent onderdeel van een exclusieve “corporate” denktank.
U ontwikkelt een sterk netwerk van kennis en ervaring: U krijgt uw eigen “Raad van Advies”.
De leden van The Alpha Group kunnen zich in hun succes verheugen, wanneer zij:
zich committeren om te veranderen. U realiseert zich dat u “niet weet wat u niet weet” en staat open voor het ontvangen en delen van nieuwe ideeën. Dit zal u helpen uw bedrijf naar een hoger niveau te tillen. U bent bereid uw denkpatroon aan te passen, actie te ondernemen en uw situatie te zien verbeteren.
voldoenaan de hoogste standaarden. Indien u succesvol wilt zijn door de kantjes er af te lopen, dan is dit niets voor u. Als u zaken wilt doen op het hoogste niveau, kan The Alpha Group u helpen slagen.
willen dat het bedrijf voor hen werkt. Het is geen goed idee een nieuw dak op het huis te zetten, wanneer de fundering rot is. Wanneer u alle niveaus wilt versterken, zodat de onderneming kan functioneren, terwijl u zich concentreert op strategie en groei, kunnen The Alpha Group leden u helpen uw doelstellingen te verwezenlijken.
wezenlijke verandering zoeken. Dit is geen netwerk groep; u zult echter wel nieuwe zakelijke relaties opbouwen en uw onderneming zien groeien. Wanneer u zoekt naar een groep van DGA’s, die verantwoordelijkheid van elkaar verwachten en zich committeren om het leven van alle leden te verrijken, is de The Alpha Group voor u.
Dit alles door middel van maandelijkse bijeenkomsten, die een spannende en efficiënte manier om te leren van de ervaring van gelijkgestemde ambitieuze zakenmensen zijn. Zij vormen tezamen ‘The Alpha Group’.
De bijeenkomsten zijn opgedeeld in twee delen:
I Business Strategie workshop
De leden stellen voor kernzaken van ondernemen, aan de hand van hiervoor speciaal samengestelde werkmappen hun ‘eigen’ inhoud samen en overleggen hierover. Leden maken een diepgaande analyse over waar hun onderneming goed of juist slecht presteert. Bijv. op gebied van financiën, het samenstellen van bewuste doelen, het verscherpen van focus op de markt, het vasthouden van klanten, etc. etc. Van deze werkmappen heeft ‘The Alpha Group’ er een vijftig-tal voorhanden. Al deze vraagstukken brengen discussie en inzichten naar voren en eindigen in het individueel vaststellen van een of meerdere acties voor het ‘eigen’ bedrijf.
Een spannende en efficiënte manier om te werken met gelijkgestemde ambitieuze zakenmensen. Deze creatieve, hardwerkende succesvolle individuen hebben geweldige ideeën en plannen, vaak te veel! De meeste ondernemers worden op een gegeven moment overspoeld met ideeën, of het bedrijf nu net gestart is of al langer bestaat. Maar ook kennen zij allen uitdagingen en problemen. The Alpha Group behandelt een dergelijk probleem of uitdaging van een lid , opdat dit leidt tot helderheid, focus en een zelf-geplande actie die tot een oplossing aanleiding zal geven. .
Tijdens de bijeenkomst krijgen enkele leden de mogelijkheid een lopend zakelijk scenario of situatie te presenteren aan hun groepsgenoten. The Alpha Group leden zullen hierna, gebaseerd op hun ervaring, vragen om verdieping en verduidelijking stellen die de situatie-houder naar beste eer en geweten beantwoord.
Als de uitdaging geheel duidelijk is geven de leden feedback en advies.
* Algemene vertrouwelijke ondersteuning
Alle leden profiteren van elkaars ervaring. Bovenstaande processen zorgen ervoor dat alle opties bestudeerd zijn en kritieke vergissingen in een vroegtijdig stadium vermeden kunnen worden. De bijeenkomsten zijn inspirerend, ondersteunend, verheffend, motiverend, raadgevend en geven aanleiding tot direct uit te voeren acties.
Groepsleden zijn zakelijke ondernemers van niet-concurrerende industrieën, die de kennis en het vermogen hebben om grote zakelijke uitdagingen op te kunnen lossen. In een veilige en vertrouwelijke omgeving ‘stoeien’ de leden met vraagstukken, die een zaak kunnen maken of breken. De leden delen zo doorgewinterd advies en deskundigheid met uitvoerbare voorstellen en oplossingen, die kracht geven aan het bereiken van zakelijke en persoonlijke doelstellingen. Advies, ideeën en voorstellen vliegen makkelijk over tafel in deze vertrouwelijke omgeving.
De eerlijke, onbevangen feedback van de groepsleden, die vergelijkbare problemen en voorvallen tegenkomen, helpt om zakelijke visies uitgekristalliseerd te krijgen en geven het vertrouwen, dat gemaakte besluiten doordacht en onderbouwd zijn. De leden hebben vaak het gevoel dat de ENIGE plek is waar zij veel van hun zakelijke uitdagingen kunnen bespreken in deze ledengroep is!
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Albert (Ab) S. Ekels, Regional Director The Alpha Group
I am since 1984 involved as executive coach and business advisor to SME-owners. This after a career as troubleshooter, business owner and managing director of companies in size from 15 up to 300 FTE’s.
Key Services offered: Business Support aimed at SME -owners with an emphasis on Strategic – and Commercial Development, that create substantial value to the company.
Execution of Business Support Programs for SME owners
Change – and Recovery Management. (executed as project management)
Execution of ‘troubleshooting’ projects. ( executed as project management)
Fellow – and Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB)
Accredited Founding Coach through ECBDP of IIB.
Accredited Regional Director and GOLD™Coach by Noble Manhattan Coaching Ltd.
As independent entrepreneur worked for clients / shareholders from: the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom in: the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Scandinavia, the USA and the United Arab Emirates. Extensive business trips have been made virtually all over the world.
Industries worked in
Engineering in the widest sense
Ship- and Yacht-building
On a personal note:
In sailing competed for + 30 years in Olympic sailing classes and Offshore thereby competing in + 20 World- and European Championships, representing the Netherlands in the Olympic Games 1976 (Canada).
Chaired the Dutch Rugby Association (NRB) for a number of years and was as commissioner for the Dutch Yachting Organization (KNWV) responsible for Dutch Top Sailing (Olympic Classes) from 2008 up to 2012. After 30 years in the Int. Star class switched to an international Finn Dinghy as ‘weekend warrior’ and recreational golf.
BS Military Sciences: Army Infantry, November, 2007.
Academia Militar ¨Mcal. Francisco Solano López¨ Asunción, Paraguay.
BSEconomics, May, 2011.
United States Military Academy West Point, NY, United States of America.
Master en Bolsa y Mercados Financieros, May, 2017.
Instituto Europeo de Postgrado, Madrid, España.
CORe: Credential of Readiness, August, 2020.
Harvard Business School Online.
Cadet at the Paraguayan Military Academy: January, 2004 – June, 2007.
¨Mcal. Francisco Solano López¨ Military Academy, Capiatá, Paraguay. Trained to be a military leader and manager of personnel. Focused in Army Infantry as my core formation with Military Paratrooper training. Always as head of my academic class.
Cadet at the US Military Academy, Jul 2007 – May 2011.
United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Received the basic US Army Officer Training with on-hands personnel training commanding a 25 cadet’s platoon on my senior year. As part of my education I participated in an Internship at AAFMAA Insurance Company. Also an Internship at an Air Defense Artillery Unit in South Korea. I was member of the USMA Sports Parachuting Team “Black Knights” with an Air Assault Training. Acted as Company (100 cadets) Activities Officer.
Platoon Commander June, 2011 – January, 2020.
Presidential Escort Regiment, Paraguayan Armed Forces, Asunción, Paraguay.
Officer in charge of a 30 men platoon. Responsible for the training of 30 soldiers serving as conscripts for their mandatory Military Service.
Received training in VIP/Dignitary Protection from national and international instructors.
Member of the exclusive Presidential Security Detail.
Personal Defense and Weapons Training Instructor for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of my Regiment.
In charge of the logistics arrangement for my platoon.
Graduated from the “Strategic Leadership” Course. A training for Military-Civilian Business Administration students with a focus on integration of military personnel into the civilian world.
Trained with US Special Forces in the United States and in Paraguay.
Counter-Terrorist Team Leader of the Counter-Terrorist Company.
Executive Officer of the Counter-Terrorist Company.
Alina grew People, Teams and Organisations at international level for 20 years.
Today, she puts all her experience and knowledge in growing Businesses and Communities.
She built her expertise in leading positions as an operational HRD – emergent and mature markets – and functional HRD – worldwide level – that she completed with business experience in sales and marketing.
For 15 years she has been part of market leader companies (Renault, Accenture, L’Oreal) and managed teams from all over the world while being based in different countries (France, Italy, Romania).
After her corporate life, Alina decided to dedicate her time and energy in the entrepreneurship adventure by building her own consulting business. Coaching individuals and groups became her major focus, as well as running trainings and conferences for a large audience (SME’s and multinational companies).
She continued being a public speaker (Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Bucharest etc.) and writing about disrupting organisational transformation taking place under our eyes (“Human Touch & Artificial (but not only) Intelligence “, “Human Doers versus Human Beings” etc.).
Being certified in the science of happiness and wellbeing, Alina’s leadership style is a concentrate of kindness, gratitude and healthy ambition put at the service of growing people and businesses as a catalyst for global positive change.
Let’s give rise to the virtuous spiral together. Be kind and double the value of your business!
+40 741 104 010
Passionate about Learning and Business Development, I work on my mission to guide my clients in orderto achieve their great potential using training and coaching as my favorite tools.I have 10 years of experiencein training and coaching, working forbanking and direct selling industry.For more than 2000 hours of training I have worked with more than 1000 different business owners orindividualsto help them increase the value of their business, but also their personal skills.For next decade my planis to help at least 100 SMEs all over the world to double the value of theirbusiness. I love to travel and I have a huge curiosity in cultural differences and local (maybe traditional)business strategies. I love connecting ideas I collect from every country I go to and give inspirationalideas to those how need them.I use my creativity to make people find new ideas, new tools and a new way to grow their business
COMMUNICATION STRATEGIST | TRAINER | CONSULTANT
Laura is a strong communicator and she can interact with people from all walks of life. Over the years she has focused on improving the business people ability to influence through communication – with a proven track record of delivering large and complex projects. She has a huge passion for communication and the positive impact it creates in transforming the business and evolving people.
Extremely skilled in the development of strategic communication programs, Laura focuses on the development and execution of human-centered portfolios.
Laura is recognized for:
Her essential skills: Relationship-building | Persuading | Communication | Interpersonal communication | Non-verbal communication | Listening | Presentation | Public speaking
Laura is proud of her numerous happy clients who have learned how to communicate clearly, concisely, relevantly and credibly, and who are able to share forward their message, and to communicate so people follow them.
Her advanced knowledge of Communication in Business enhanced by 25 year experience as TV journalist. Continuously, she has learned about human nature. She has traveled to many places around the world and, being constantly exposed to different cultures of communication, she has developed an unparalleled ability to relate to people of various backgrounds and understand their issues pertaining to how to communicate in order to become understood, to evolve professionally and personally and to build relevant relationships with others.
Laura is also an experienced Speaker & Conference Moderator, being rewarded with the BUSINESS MODERATOR AWARD.
She also trains children and helps them to communicate clearly, deliver projects, speak in public and build valuable relationships with others.
At the same time, Laura is also involved in volunteer projects and helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds to do their homework, succeed in integrating into the labor market and achieve their dreams.
Gratitude will unlock all other virtues and is something you can get better at.
Don’t be afraid to ask a question that may sound stupid because 99% of the time everyone else is thinking of the same question and is too embarrassed to ask it.
Being able to listen well is a superpower. While listening to someone, you keep asking: “Is there more?”
My professional goal is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses to function optimally and achieve the goals they have set for themselves. That’s what I do as an Executive and Business Coach especially in the context of The Alpha Group the premier peer-to-peer external Board of Reference and Mastermind groups for small businesses.
I was previously a psychiatrist where, besides prescribing medication, I have consistently helped patients to resolve underlying issues whether they be personality problems, social and communication problems, family or work stress issues using various psychological techniques such as psychoanalytic techniques, cognitive behavioral skills, hypnosis, EMDR and group therapy.
I have also worked with organizations providing stress management workshops, OD intervention, group facilitation and other interventions.
Currently, I am using all these clinical skills, aided by a newly acquired coaching skillset to help CEO’s and Senior Executives to function at a higher level, and resolve conflicts common to organizations, interpersonal relationships and personal inadequacies and shortcomings in The Alpha Group setting, as a Performance and Leadership Coach and GOLD Coach. I am practice oriented and I focus on real people and real problems working out solutions that fits best with the circumstances.
Themba is a highly sought-after consultant, trainer and speaker with more than 22 years financial services experience gained in 13 countries in Africa. He is an expert in the areas of Banking Strategy, Enterprise-wide Risk Management, Asset Liability Management and Financial Risk Management. Over a 10-year period, he has presented over 500 training programmes to senior management teams and boards of directors. He is the founder and president of the Dupleix Institute, a rapidly growing organisation specialising in the delivery of customised, research-based and inspiring training programs. The practical training programs offered by the Institute assist clients to address real world challenges and position themselves for the future. He also heads up Dupleix Consulting, an international and specialised consulting company focusing on Strategy, Risk and Financial Advisory based in Randpark Ridge, South Africa. Themba’s client portfolio includes organisations such as Standard Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, First National Bank, Sasfin, Botswana Development Corporation, Botswana Building Society, National Development Bank, Zambia National Commercial and Ecobank.
Themba qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and worked for the auditing firm for 12 years until he left the firm as Senior Manager in 2008. He joined the Absa Group where he worked for 5 years until he left the organisation in 2013 as the Treasurer for the Retail and Business Bank. Since leaving the Absa Group, Themba has be working as the President and CEO of the Dupleix Institute as the principal consultant.
Themba has been married to Tafadzwa for 17 years and the couple has been blessed with 3 boys aged 15, 13 and 10. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Dupleix Institute, Themba is also a lay minister with the Lifeline Revival Ministries where he leads the men’s fellowship.
An experienced and serial entrepreneur, business growth consultant, strategist, coach and mentor with proven track record in helping companies to identify, unleash and sustain their growth in the market place. Having been working for some of the South Africa developmental financial institutions (DFIs) as a consultant and business mentor, I have assisted in providing tailored business coaching support for small and medium-sized enterprises that includes business support and turnaround projects.
Graduated with an MBL from School of Business Leadership of the University of South Africa, then a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Business Management from University of Johannesburg and an Honours Bachelor degree in Marketing from Abia State University.
Having vast business experience that includes starting and managing own companies in varied industries. Coupled with consulting services in a wide variety of industries, very passionate about using innovative business solutions that makes running and growing a business an “adventure”.
My extensive corporate finance experience has been well developed over the past 21 years in a career that spanned a wide range of companies and industries as well as running my own business. I’ve worked in the following Industries: Sales and Marketing, Civil Engineering, Construction which included auditing, Medical Aid Schemes, Manufacturing combined with mining and Financial Services. My last position was in the capacity of a Financial Manager and a Business analyst. Some of the keys skills I developed over the past few years required me to prepare, analyse, verify and disseminate critical monthly and yearly financial reports, coupled with budgeting and forecasting responsibilities. A drive to have a good operational understanding of all departments was key to my success and gave me an edge in position I’ve held in the past. I have been responsible to set up the procedure and policies for good corporate governance for some of the companies I’ve worked for.
I regards myself as being articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels. Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making, High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance, energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
In my current and previous positions I was relied upon to convey essential financial data to all levels of management and external stakeholders.
I am diligent in maintaining and updating my accounting and computing skills and keep up to date with my financial all round ability by doing business consulting as well as drafting business plans and financial forecasts. I’m keen on starting my level 2 CIMA within the next 6 months to compliment the extensive experience I’ve gained over the years.
Service excellence is Mpho’s creed… “Service excellence transcends in all that I do, in my personal life, career and in my entrepreneurial journey.”
While the services sector exists as an economic sector, service excellence is not only limited to this sector alone. It cuts across all economic sectors, all industries, small and large companies too.
Very few companies produce unique goods and services. Most businesses compete in producing similar goods or services, most of the time within remarkably similar price ranges. Service excellence is what distinguishes some companies over others and makes them attractive to clients and customers. Whether you are in manufacturing, mining, agriculture, travel and tourism, IT or any industry, service excellence and its unique offerings may well be the difference between a flourishing, growing company and a stagnating and eventually dying one.
This creed has helped me distinguish myself in my career. As a native from Botswana, I naturalised as a South African in 1997, when I was able to jump start my career as a Banker in Pretoria. I relocated to Cape town and assumed a role as a Foreign exchange Banker at Nedbank in Bellville, Cape town, rising to becoming a Persona privatel Banker at the bank’s private suite for its niche customers in Hatfield Pretoria.
Thereafter, I joined the Travel Industry and assumed a role in a Travel Management company – HRG Rennies Travel; as an Account manager in 2005, within the company I was opportuned to join the sales team as a National New Business Sales Manager in 2010, I eventually became a Strategic Account Manager overseeing a portfolio of global and local accounts whose turnover in business travel ranged from R20 mil – R250 mil per annum. My commendable client growth and retention rate led to my becoming a Divisional Executive: overseeing public sector account management in the company in 2015.
The various positions I have held, and the 19 years of experience acquired overtime has exposed me to Government and Private sector operations in terms of policy, legislative landscape, procedures, and regulations. I have developed values and skills which have taught me to be tenacious and I gained considerable experience in ensuring that I achieved set targets in the confines of different terms of references and Administrative and Operational Procedures. Through my leadership my team of account managers and my operational support nationally and globally developed and executed strategy to attract and retain public sector clients which grew the public sector portfolio to it becoming the largest portfolio in turnover in the company.
Once again, service excellence was central to my progression which is embedded in my overall personal career objective which is
“to uphold and represent any organisation’s Image, Vision and Mission and to contribute to making it the leading and trusted organisation globally. To equip myself with skills that can afford me more opportunities to grow and over exceed my expectations exceptionally.
To be able to grow and watch my efforts respected and appreciated by all.
And finally, to be able to think strategically and successfully contribute to the dynamic world of any business or organization”.
Thereafter, Mpho decided to take a sabbatical to focus on transitioning from corporate life to focus on family and with time this resulted as a start to her entrepreneurial journey. This saw her founding MYM Holdings Pty Ltd which is a specialised consulting services company.
I have joined the Alpha Group to provide a supportive system for small business owners and executives to develop and grow their businesses, once again with service excellence as a central theme. I believe that even in difficult times like this, when attracting clients is as difficult as it has ever been, what we deliver to our peer-to-peer executive boards with our structured workshop processes and through mastermind techniques will become a distinguishing element in assisting businesses to grow in value overtime.
Mpho is a family woman, a wife and mother of one, a devoted Christian and she has dedicated time to her parish seeing her become a parish pastoral council member for 3 yrs. in 2014 to 2016. And completing a course for 1 year in 2019 ‘echoing the word’ for Catechists and Laity.
Innovative, creative and entrepreneur with a scientific and technological background; Jimena has demonstrated leadership and management skills trough out her professional career. Used to deal with the highest decision level, both at Private and Public sectors, her experience is versatile and international; and has covered sectors such as telecommunications, Energy, Banking, Music and media Technology, and Innovation.
Having excellent experience in team building, and good human perception in general; in 2011 formalizes (as Executive Coach) what she was intuitively achieving at her different environments: bringing the best and empowering talents from individuals and teams.
Her synergies with The Alpha Group include acknowledging the power of bringing together ideas and perspectives from different fields and sectors. She brings to the group her experience and passion to facilitate that the Alpha Group members discover this power.
Con una sólida formación científica-tecnologica y una amplia experiencia empresarial, Jimena es creativa, innovadora y emprendedora. A lo largo de toda su carrera profesional ha desmostrado cualidades de liderazgo y ha trabajado con los más altos niveles de decisión. Su experiencia es versátil e internacional e inclye diferentes sectores como Telecomunicaciones, Energía, Banca, Tecnoloía Musical e Innovación.
Con una excelente experiencia en potenciación de equipos, y buena percepción humana; decide en 2011 formalizar (certificándose como Coach Ejecutivo) lo que ya venía logrando de forma intuitiva en todos sus entornos: potenciar lo mejor de las personas, los talentos individuales y de los equipos.
Las sinergias con The Alpha Group incluyen la identificación del poder que se genera al conjugar ideas y perspectivas de los diferentes sectores. Ella aporta al grupo su experiencia y pasión para facilitar que los miembros de The Alpha Group descubran este poder.
Irene Compte Lobera
Irene Compte has over 20 years of experience in executive management positions in organizations within the ICT domain. She has worked both in the public and private sectors, always with an international reach to any project she is involved in.
Educated as a Geographer and Urbanist in Spanish and Dutch universities, she has devoted 15 years to the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applied to urban and territorial management. As a Director of the GIS & Remote Sensing Center of the University of Girona, she led the foundation of the distance learning program UNIGIS MSc, one of the first remote learning master degrees to be offered worldwide in Spanish, and currently still a reference for GIS professionals worldwide.
For the past six years, Irene was the Deputy Director of Urbiotica, a technological start-up based in Barcelona. Her role as part of the management team included financing, sales and communication. She also contributed actively to all Board meetings of the company since its foundation.
Irene works regularly as an independent expert for the European Commission, mainly in the ICT & Society domains. Her expertise has developed not only as proposals’ evaluator, but also as a reviewer for on-going projects.
She has recently started a new career as independent senior consultant in the field of urban innovation and citizenship. In parallel, she keeps active in the growth assessment activities for start-up companies and SME’s in Spain and Europe.
+34 620 578 613
Two areas of expertise:
1. Marketing and Sales in pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
2. Business Consultancy, Training and Coaching
Regarding Marketing and Sales, broad marketing experience in multinational pharmaceutical /healthcare companies. Starting as a Sales representative and Product Manager and lately as a Marketing Director as well as a Business Franchise Manager (sales and marketing teams). Experience in Managing high performance teams and experience in working, nationally and internationally, with multidisciplinary teams (marketing, sales, medical affairs, finance). Experience in developing and launching prescription and OTC products therefore in product positioning and communication strategy. Strategic view, as a member of Steering Committee, as well as involved in tactical implementation. Experience in teams and product portfolio integration and change management.
On the other hand since 2011, experience in facilitating and implementing projects in different companies focused in results improvement through staff Training, Mentoring and Coaching.
The Alpha Group brings together entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer exchange and support in a unique, member-driven experience. Business owners and CEOs worldwide can be part of an exclusive group of qualified executives to brainstorm strategies, and realize the potential of increasing profit and growth.
Over 10 years corporate experience in multinational companies, with first-hand knowledge of, and experience with, various business challenges, different leadership styles, team development needs, and the challenges to implement organizational change as well as the professional and personal impediments that employees may face at the workplace.
Leveraging corporate and executive coaching experience to challenge and empower leaders and their teams to make sustainable change, internally from within, and in their interaction with others, and in the way they think, make decisions and take action on-the-job, to tunaround results.
Specialties:Corporate coaching, Executive Leadership coaching, Performance Management coaching, Organizational Change Management & Strategy Facilitation coaching, Stress Management / Work Life Balance coaching, Executive coaching, Team coaching, developing and delivering Workshops
+44 779 597 6292
I have spent 32 years in financial services working with clients to plan their financial lives, at our peak we were completing on £20,000,000.00 of mortgages a month.
Networking has been my passion over the last 21 years working with over 2,000 SME’s locally and building 10 groups of 20+ members on the Wirral and working with other groups in Liverpool sharing our success. I am known as “Marmite” love me or hate me.
I only have 1 passion – “Your Success”
How would you describe The Alpha Group?
The Alpha Group (TAG) helps business leaders to achieve their company’s full potential for growth and success by inspiring and motivating them to make transformational changes within their businesses.
It also builds a member’s leadership skills so that they enjoy personal success – inside and outside of their business.
Better leaders mean better, more successful businesses
Why “The Alpha Group”?
After reviewing the marketplace of the other coaching companies and their propositions I was intrigued at the growth of The Alpha Group outside of the UK but not in the UK. To my delight that meant more opportunity for me to grow and develop the UK especially with a household name like Noble Manhattan as the Parent company with its many subsidiaries it was a no brainer to apply to join.
I mean, what a proposition. Double the value of your business in just 2/3 years!!!!
Now being a scouser (call me sceptic) I had to try this promise out. Do you know what? It really works as I now have clients that have achieved these figures within the 2/3 years. The board meeting is also an exciting meeting Structured, open, Confidential and most of all FUN and our members look forward to getting straight back and updating the board members of their actions and results as soon as the board reconvenes
How does The Alpha Group differ?
First and most important Cost. You don’t pay big upfront fees for the licence as they believe you will succeed if you follow the formulae, their support is second to none as it is the power shared of the RD’s successes that we all learn together. I’m unrestricted with how I wish to grow my business around the world, so I see that in itself, as massively different from any of the other players in the market
Why the one to watch?
I once saw a company launch in the UK 25 years ago and many people said “That won’t work it’s American” the British business community won’t accept it.
With it’s current membership over 12,000 in the UK (known as BNI)
As more people find out that The Alpha Group Doubles the value of Their businesses in just 2-3 years. I can see our membership expand dramatically. Have you ever wished “I wished I had been in at the start of that”? Well I am, and you could be too.
Agnesia is a Business Architect and Systems Designer, who is passionate about customer service and providing value to customers. She has lead various large change programmes in manufacturing and finance industry and has experience in all areas of the business and project life cycle. With her extensive knowledge and understanding of the interdependencies between business processes, and data she adds value by documenting business processes in various modelling tools to bring all stakeholders to common understanding of current business processes and challenges. Her strengths are facilitating and leading diverse teams to link to their business vision using technology and finding solutions that best suit business needs and requirements. Her openness to share her knowledge creates collaborative teams that focus on finding great solutions for any business problem. She constantly expands her knowledge in her field to understand how new technology can benefit the business area she works with.
Agnesia believes that each business is a system as complex as that within the human body. When a body’s systems work well, it is healthy and when a business’s systems work well, it makes lots of money.
Combining the power of the human body with clear business focus allows the staff of that business to achieve extra ordinary results. Agnesia can lead your team to achieve extra ordinary results.
+44 0774 336 2221
Peter Messervy, BA, BSc. Business Architect
Peter Messervy is an energetic writer, instructional designer, facilitator, and business leadership coach. For over 25 years, Peter has practiced and taught business development, project management and system development, with a solid history of successful engagements that meet or exceed client requirements. A continuing cycle of practice, research and teaching keep all subjects fresh and up to date.
Peter has created and delivered training courses and workshops for many of the Fortune 500 corporations as well as three universities. He has worked with a variety of projects and industries around the world including N.A.T.O. (defense), health care, banking, insurance, and manufacturing. He also has a solid grounding and experience in software development.
Much of Peter’s experience comes from building several of his own businesses and learning from his mistakes as well as his successes. As the CEO of Opus Magnum Inc. He currently practices in Canada, USA, and UK.
Peter is something of a thought leader and visionary in business development and has contributed to the strategic planning for a number of organizations large and small. He has a knack for identifying efficiencies and opportunities for improvement. His facilitation skills have won accolades from around the world.
0770 304 9500
Rohit has a passion for working with business owners and coming up with realistic solutions to their business challenges.
In 2019, he established The Business Troubleshooter and they have now partnered with The Alpha Group to work with both business owners and/ or managing directors of SME firms to help them double or triple the value of their business over 3 years.
Prior to this, he has over 20 years experience in the Financial Markets sector having worked at GE Capital, Nomura, and UBS. He has a broad range of business expertise, notably e-commerce, websites, electronic platforms, technology and being involved in establishing a fintech firm. Rohit has a detailed understanding of business and entrepreneurship and has successfully implemented and improved a number of key business processes.
Rohit holds an MBA from Cass Business School, is PRINCE 2 qualified, and studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine. In addition, he has recently been a visiting lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law.
Over the past few years, he has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech and has most recently been selected as one of the Top 5 in Fintech in 2017.
Deb Sen ,M.Eng, MBA
After working in BT for 7 years, Deb left in 1992, and has set up and grown 8 businesses. The largest of these was a marketing agency with a turnover of £1.5million, and with 25 staff.
Deb has used his MBA and sales & marketing skills in practical ways, to help over 200 businesses exceed their growth targets, to increase the business value, whether for an exit or otherwise.
Deb was a national spokesperson on Public Sector Procurement for 8 years for the Federation of Small Businesses, during which time he considerably simplified the tendering process, and during this time delivered training courses on expert bid writing to over 2,000 SMEs.
Some of Deb’s achievements:
Developed a structured programme to systematically find new business opportunities for high growth SMEs. The programme is typically over 12 months and is called Business Builder™
Set up an international network of associate offices providing market entry into selected countries eg. China, India, Turkey, Japan, Australia and USA.
Ran own outbound call centre for four years – delivered over 60 successful business development campaigns: mainly data cleansing and lead generation.
Expert bid writer, and setting up systems and processes to help clients to collaborate and win larger contracts
Helped clients win £10 million of new business through tendering for public sector contracts
Generated over £2 million sales pipelines for clients in past 12 months alone.
Helped over 40 GrowthAccelerator™ coaching clients, on a government funded business support programme to double their sales
Deb is delighted to join The Alpha Group (TAG) and provide his expertise at TAG Mastermind Boards.
He has an M.Eng (mechanical engineering) from Imperial College, London and an MBA from London Business School.
Graduated from University of Manchester in Economics and after 4 years of working in Accounting and Finance, obtained an MBA from Durham University Business School.
Founding Director of Sophrosyne Consulting, a Career Coaching and Mentoring organisation established to support individuals in a range of sectors, in achieving their career goals and aspirations.
25 years’ Executive Search, Search & Selection and Agency Recruitment experience. One of 4 Directors who launched Zenith Resourcing Ltd., now an established recruitment organisation specialising in Public sector and in particular Healthcare recruitment. Managed Executive Search and Selection campaigns in a variety of fields including Accounting & Finance, Sales and Marketing, Management Consultancy, HR and Banking & Finance.
As Director for Western Europe, launched the Executive MBA Programme for Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh in Manchester engaging with Multinational and National organisations in recruiting a cohort of high calibre managers to obtain the Executive MBA.
Lectured and tutored full-time MBA, full-time M.Sc., part-time and B.Sc. classes at Salford Business School, University of Salford in Corporate Strategy.
Sajid worked with The Open University’s Corporate Clients to explore employee training & development needs, to identify how the organisation’s training / learning requirements could be mapped to OU capabilities through accredited and non-accredited courses.
Worked as Marketing and PR Manager for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, established by Pakistan’s famous Cricketer, Imran Khan to build the first ever specialist Cancer Hospital in Pakistan.
Mark Horner, BA(Hons), BA(Hons), RIBA
Mark owns a successful architectural practice and has experience of working on large construction projects at home and abroad, including Gatwick Business Park, Stockley Park, Aztec West and Genshagen, Berlin. He has a long involvement in academic publishing and information architecture and has worked extensively with the North American Art Libraries Society across America and Canada, including Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles, St Louis, Banff, Toronto, Baltimore and Denver.
More recently, Mark has been a hall-of-fame Director with Business Networking International, topping the world-wide leader board in BNI University as well as working in Scotland, Ireland, Los Angeles, New York, Bangkok, Puerto Banus and Kuala Lumpur.
He is a creative problem solver with an interest in architecture and philosophy, and is a keen chess player.
Peter Hodgson is a successful Business Development Manager with extensive experience in the Medical Device Market. Has led sales teams at both Regional and National levels of up to 10 people and worked with P and L budgets of up to £15m. Well respected throughout the industry with strong customer relationships in many surgical disciplines and an impressive UK-wide network of contacts.
Proven ability to develop and retain best sales performers by working closely in the field and defining best practice in a given market. Comfortable presenting both technical and commercial information to a variety of audiences in both business-to-business environments and healthcare based settings.
A strong academic record demonstrates an ability to quickly assimilate new ideas and concepts and integrate them into the strategic business plans to deliver growth and develop market share.
Kennedy has a solid background in business and management consulting and training. He has also been in senior management roles with some of the most successful international corporate organisations previously. He holds masters’ degrees in strategic management and in social work; apart from other qualifications, and wide ranging experience in marketing management and change management. He has strong interest in the overall development of leadership and management skills and potential, organisational systems and processes, which all ensure organisational harmony, productivity and effectiveness.
With hands – on experience in public, industrial, corporate, and strategic organisational situations Kennedy is a passionate believer in the strengths of people as enablers of beyond expectations performance at all levels. Kennedy also believes that workplace culture is the foundation to organisational success.
A member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Kennedy is a public and motivational speaker as well as facilitator. Having gone through the mill himself, Kennedy knows what it takes to deal with people at different levels.
Certified Executive and Emotional Intelligence (EI) Coach. Certified AgilePM®, CSM–Agile Coach & Scrum Master. I work with individuals and leaders to improve their leadership capabilities and with organisations to create a happy and enabling environment that will help improve their work force by attracting and retaining great talents in their organisations. I am an altruistic and fulfilled individual, who loves what he does and loves people, leaders and organisations that he serves. Leaders and organisations can continually improve and investing in people is a great investment. Individuals can give their best when placed in an enabling environment. I thrive on seeing individuals; leaders and organisations improve irrespective of circumstances. People can be happy in what they do and happiness is seriously good for business.
My years of experience, self-development and continual learning arms me with the tools required to serve my clients. My passion for people is demonstrated in about two decades worth of voluntary work with a Charity organisation whose mission is to give people’s lives a meaning.
WHO I WORK WITH:
My work spans across corporations, governmental institutions and the third sector (charities) including churches. I coach, train, consult and facilitate for my clients. I work with clients from all over the world, via join.me, or locally here in London.
Coaching of individual leaders
Team facilitation & development
Group coaching for leaders
Social & Emotional Intelligence
Customised leadership training
Career coaching, interview preparations, self-development & professional development
Coaching for change
• 5-lingual licensed business consultant excelling at inter-cultural & personal communication.
• 14 years experience in consulting and coaching.
• 8 years experience in business analysis, process analysis, project management, quality supervision and international financial project monitoring.
• 5 years experience in education (part-time lecturing) of economic, legal courses and foreign languages.
• 4 years of commended experience in business dispute resolutions (mediation between business owners).
• 2,5 years experience in Public Administration, EU-related economic and diplomacy fields.
+44 78 02 377 042
Michael Herd (Innovation and Business Growth Specialist)
Mike spent over twenty years developing and running the highly successful Sussex Innovation Centre, a technology business incubator / accelerator.
His experience includes supporting, advising and coaching entrepreneurs from all different sectors, as well as building his own businesses.
Working in the innovation and technology arena, Mike is very knowledgeable in new product development, business models, digital transformation, IP, venture investments, business growth and scalability. Most of all, Mike has developed the skills to understand and support entrepreneurs as they grow their business.
In addition to the early-stage businesses, Mike has also worked with many SME companies on their growth ambitions, management development and innovation programmes.
Mike is a well-rounded group facilitator and coach, providing knowledgeable and supportive coaching for his clients. He has a well-developed network of business, technical, investment and professional contacts.
Finally, in his time at the University of Sussex, Mike created new research commercialisation and Open Innovation programmes, he also taught on the MBA programme.
35 years experience + of technology outsourcing and service provision. Firstly within IBM and the Granada PLC group as a divisional manager then as the founder of 2 technology service businesses.
Twin Systems a technology outsourcer to medium and larger businesses and the founder and MD of RELOCOM.
RELOCOM was a joint venture between the largest UK commercial removal business and Twin. The first non manufacturer relocation, business change and roll out specialists in the UK and Europe.
Successfully steered this business to a £5million turnover and eventual sale to Restore PLC an AIM listed business that has grown to be the No 2 in the Office services space with an acquisition strategy.
Passionate believer in the power of coaching and mentoring but especially peer to peer environments. Having gained great value personally from these environments building these businesses.
Creating the consultancy business Drive Life Well with his long term business partner and founder of the technology businesses.
This focuses on ambitious businesses who are looking to scale profitably and quickly, by applying the principles of Advanced Business Driving. The system focuses on three key areas Sales, Service and Sums and the pursuit of best practice and effectiveness in these three interlocking areas. To create profitable sustainable growth.
Suzi West is founder of Harley West. She is a business consultant with a background in management, strategy, transformational change and strategic marketing and communications.
Prior to starting Harley West, Suzi held a number of senior pan-European roles within global organisations in the fields of Marketing and Change Management. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and certifications in Six Sigma process improvement methodology, Lean Six Sigma and Agile project management.
Suzi is passionate about working collaboratively with business owners, CEOs and their senior management teams to help them drive their business forward in the most effective and efficient way, turning ideas into actions which will deliver real business benefit.
My past 30 years career was spent in corporate life of the global trading company where I gained vast experience in general management, business development and leadership.
To add an academic rigor to my practical expertise, I completed EMBA in General Management and in Consulting and Coaching for Change (INSEAD) where I studied Clinical Organizational Psychology to go deeper into the basic drivers of human behavior and the hidden dynamics of organization. This equipped me with strong dynamic psychotherapy orientations and enable to deal with complex human situations within organizations and ignited my deep interest in Organizational Behavior, Management Change, Leadership Development and Personal Transformation.
As a Change agent I create and hold a safe space for learning and reflection to foster transformation and change.
My passion is to work with business owners and leaders to support them and help embracing employees and customers who today are more multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-mindset and multi-tenured than ever before. Through years of my work with multicultural teams I gained strong degree of cultural sensitivity.
I’m keen to bring to organizations and society a fresh way of thinking and inspiration to look at business from a new angle in order to create more effective organizations with a broader mind.
I’m a strong supporter and advocator of female leadership and tireless cultivator of new perspectives with achievement through personal growth and transformation.
Dina is Cherry Hill NJ attorney who enjoys helping make the world a better place targeting business owners who want to grow and double the size of their business.
With 20 years of leadership experience in the insurance, clinical, pharmaceutical, academic, and military settings – Dr. Kyle Hoedebecke’s organizations have led in key metrics such as quality, safety, member satisfaction, cost savings, and access to care. His innovative processes and ensuant outcomes, as a result, have been recognized by key leaders across the business world.
Speaking 4 languages, Kyle has mentored professionals in over 120 different countries. He has worked with organizations of all sizes – from startups to multi-billion dollar companies. He serves as a Senator of the World Business Angel Investment Forum where he advises companies in the healthcare technology, wearables, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, energy, and bio-pharmaceutical spaces.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications across 5 continents in 8 languages. His expertise includes technology, leadership, and improved systemic efficiencies as applied to all aspects of an organization. Other ancillary work includes serving on the editorial boards of three peer-reviewed journals as well as teaching as an Assistant Professor. Beyond being board certified in Family Medicine, his additional studies include four master degrees in business, public administration, leadership, and telemedicine.
Let’s synerge Kyle’s knowledge and talents with those of your team in order to catapult any organization to the next level!
Beatrice is a goal- and deadline-driven leader with strong analytical, communications and executive skills. She is the co-founder of PBC Global, a business and executive coaching company.
As a technical consultant, author and trainer, she earned top reviews from business clients in major cities around the world, and as VP for a SME in the US, she executed multi-faceted global business development campaigns and earned a reputation for “making it happen”.
She built core operation teams for business growth and spearheaded new business developments, training and supporting SMBs in the US, EMEA and APAC.
Beatrice is accredited by the International Authority of Coaching & Mentoring and a Noble Manhattan certified coach practitioner; she is fluent in English and German and lives with her husband Glenn in a small town on the East Coast in Florida, USA.
Glenn is a dedicated, goal-oriented leader. He brings extensive experience from technical and management backgrounds. He has experience with Fortune 100 companies to family owned businesses. Early on in his career, Glenn learned to bridge the gap between technical individuals and management to make his areas of influence run significantly smoother. Glenn has a wide range of industry experience including training, simulation, and aviation. He enjoys travelling domestically and internationally for business and pleasure.
As Regional Director with The Alpha Group, Glenn facilitates peer-to-peer advisory Boards for business owners & CEOs of Small to Medium enterprises in the United States. Glenn leverages his extensive background to transform these Board meetings into powerful experiences for its members.
Glenn has three wonderful children, is an avid learner and adventurer. He lives with his wife Beatrice on the Space Coast, in Florida, USA.
Regional Director at The Alpa Group |Executive Leadership & Team Coach | Marshall Goldsmith SCC Certified Coach | Global Leadership Assessment (GLA360) Professional
My mission is to measurably increase leadership effectiveness. I therefore help successful executives and owners become even more successful in their individual, team & organisational level through the use of tried, tested and proven methodologies from the world’s leading players in the respective areas.
How We Do It:
As the Regional Director of the Alpha Group, I assist you double the value of your business over a 2-3 year period. The Alpha Group is an exclusive network for decision makers running companies with a turnover of US$500 k+, typically with 15+ staff.
We do this by getting decision makers of companies together in one virtual room, we help create jobs, we facilitate promotions and we encourage collaboration.
And with our global reach and perspective we are also able to connect you with the best ideas /suppliers /partners, giving you access to a whole world of opportunity.
I am looking at particularly working with you if you are seeking to double the value of your business in 2-3 years and dominating your niche market. I do this through leveraging the power of a peer-to-peer mastermind advisory board!
As a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Executive Coach I help the successful leaders by utilizing the world’s #1 executive coaching process from the world’s largest executive coaching network.
Unlike other forms of coaching, where results may be subjective, the tools focus on highly objective measurements and bring the best in leaders and organisations be it 1:1 Executive Coaching or Team Stakeholder Centered Coaching.
Make use of the world’s No.1 coaching brand and gain measurable results in your leadership behaviors and team effectiveness.
Whatever your challenge or opportunity, book me NOW https://brianmaphosa4.youcanbook.me and we can meet online for coffee and a chat to see the best solution for your organisation.
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