My professional background
I began in the event management industry and spent more than 15 years there gaining a lot of experience in planning and organisational management across sectors by consistently creating unique perspectives. I learnt to listen and apply what I learnt about people to create order, structure, culture adaptation and growth.
I love to make everything count and help people evaluate their position, realistically set goals, create action plans, aspire to grow, meet needs and communicate clearly.
I am a visual scribe and storyteller driven by a deep faith in God, using words and images to connect all aspects of life. I cover topics in ways that encourage readers to find joy and balance in life through its innate connectivity, telling HIStory of faith, hope, love impact, and family.
Finally, I am passionate about and have developed the ability to connect to the young people to impact their lives by challenging them to rise only and never, ever settle.
I am now the Founder of Akiko Stories, a boutique communications business, The President of the SME Founders Association, and support the Design Kenya Society with Communications and Logistics, VP Social Media at the Organisation of Women In International Trade International among others
How to work with me
What I can offer
A listening ear and accountability partner A questioning mind that looks at all sides of the topic of discussion Honest unbiased perspectives
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
Committed participants Honest conversations Interest in and ability to read and research
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
Spend time thinking through where they are, understand what their ideal future is including the things that would attest to the success reached. Have a basic understanding on their market and the product potential