Meet The Team

…Advancing the Coaching Profession

CDI-Africa’s core team is made up of dedicated professionals who are deeply passionate about coaching and mentoring for the greater good! Their diverse backgrounds, experiences and exposure make the company’s interventions and interactions with her clients unique and life-changing. There is definitely so much to say about each of the team members, but for now, see the snapshots below…

1. Faculty

 
 

   

Eileen Laskar

Executive Leadership Coach & Lead Trainer
Founder and President, CDI-Africa Coaching Group Ltd

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Eileen Laskar

Executive Leadership Coach & Lead Trainer
Founder and President, CDI-Africa Coaching Group Ltd

Qualifications, Credentials & Memberships

  • ICF-Master Certified Coach (MCC)
  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
  • ICF – Registered Global Mentor Coach
  • Certified Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) Practitioner
  • Certified Group and Team Coach
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach
  • MSc. (Leadership) – Walden University (USA)
  • 101 Most Fabulous Global Coaching Leaders Award 2020
  • ICF Prism Award Finalist (Nominating Coach) 2018
  • Former Board Chair and President- ICF-Kenya Chapter

Eileen Laskar, the first and the only Master Certified Coach (MCC) in the broader Eastern Africa region has been a pioneer in the field of professional coaching within East and Central Africa for the past 14 years. She is a coaching ambassador whose rallying call is developing heart-centred leaders, who embrace and apply the coaching philosophy to ignite and elevate human performance in all spheres of life. As a Master Certified Coach (MCC) since 2018, Eilen serves in the league of the top 10 highest qualified coaches in Africa and top 1000 coaches globally. Privately, Eileen is one of the most sought after coaches for C-Suite level leaders in Kenya. Eileen has invested over 5000 hours of coaching; coached over 200 clients, mostly C-Suite level organization leaders. 

Michael Oyier

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach

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Michael Oyier

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach,

Qualifications & Credentials

  • ICF-Associate Certified Coach
  • Certified Executive Leadership Coach (CELC)
  • Owner Manager Program (Strathmore Business School)
  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology and Management (USIU, Nairobi)
Michael has worked in the mental health, media and personal development and education sectors. This journey has comprised him working as a Counselling Psychologist at his practice: Serenity Group; a broadcast media practitioner at Capital FM, Kiss FM, Classic FM, Medeva, and the Standard Group’s KTN, and as a lecturer at PAC University. This cumulative quarter century of knowledge and experience now culminates in a budding career as a Life, Leadership and Communication Coach with Serenity Group, and as an Associate Trainer, member of the Faculty and Associate Coach with CDI-Africa Coaching Group.

Claire Wanjiku

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach

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Claire Wanjiku

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach,

Qualifications & Credentials

  • ICF-Associate Certified Coach
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Certified Organizational Effectiveness Coach – COEC
  • Certified Professional Career Coach
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner PROSCI
  • Certified Professional Analyst
  • Certified SHL Analyst

Claire has an extensive background in Human Capital Management and Organization Development spanning 17 years in Eastern and Central Africa region with leading global humanitarian and development organizations in management and advisory roles. Her love for coaching allows her the privilege to help clients navigate the journey of self-awareness and personal development. Her vision is to impact professionals, local and regional institutions and companies to build strong brands through Leadership Coaching and training.

George Nuthu

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach

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George Nuthu

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach,

Qualifications & Credentials

  •  ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Certified Organizational Effectiveness Coach (COEC)
  • Registered ICF Mentor Coach
  • Certificate in Executive Coaching (AoEC,UK)
  • Certified Professional Leadership Coach (LLC,USA)
  • Masters of Art in Leadership (GU,USA)
  • Member – International Coach Federation (ICF)

George M. Nuthu is a Leadership Coach and Consultant who brings a wealth of experience of over ten years of working with close to 2500 leaders in international and local organizations through training, coaching and mentorship. George is also in the panel of Executive Coaches at an international bank and one of the Big 5 audit firms. George was one of the 12 International Coach, selected from over 500 global coaches, for Ethical Coach Project, the NGO for World Business & Executive Coaches (WBECS), who trained and coached 400 NGO leaders during the 1st Leadership Coaching Summit in Ethiopia in October 2018. He is also a recipient of the 2019 101 Top Global Coaching Leaders citation from the World Coaching Congress in India.

Christi Byerly

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach

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Christi Byerly

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach,

Qualifications and Credentials

  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • ICF Group Certified Coach (GCC)
  • Registered ICF mentor coach
  • Certified Professional Coach – International Coach Academy
  • NLP Master Certified Coach
  • BA (French, communication) – Wheaton College
  • Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Member, Spiritual Directors International

Christi is an energetic, ICF-credentialed coach, NLP Master-certified coach and a registered mentor coach, with international coaching experience. She has lived and worked primarily in the USA, and Kenya and can coach in both English and French. In addition to her coaching experience, she has worked in management capacities in a variety of international corporate and humanitarian organizations. This blend of experience makes her coaching style deep and transformational. Christi has been married for more than two decades and is the mother of three children.

Catherine Tole

Associate Trainer,

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Catherine Tole

Associate  Trainer, 

Qualifications & Credentials

  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
  • Certified Change Manager (PROSCI)
  • Professional Mediator (MTI)
  • MBA – Strategic Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources
  • BA Economics
  • Member ICF, KIM, IHRM
Catherine Tole has a background in Human Resources with over 15 years’ experience in HR leadership positions within the International Not for Profit sector.  She is a Certified Executive Coach, a Genos Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, a Certified Change Manager and a leadership trainer.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Higher Diploma in Human Resources management.    She is the Founder and Lead Consultant at Erin Consulting Ltd a consultancy firm based in Nairobi and an associate coach and faculty at CDI-Africa Coaching group.  She is a member of the General Assembly of Action Aid Kenya and sits on the Executive Board of Kenya Business Women and Mentors.  

David Thuku

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach

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David Thuku

Associate Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach,

Qualifications & Credentials

  • Associate Certified Coach – ICF
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) – University of Liverpool, UK
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) – University of Nairobi
  • Member ICF

David is an exciting blend of knowledge, skills, experience and passion in what he does; who has developed a reputation of unapologetically expecting and delivering at the highest level of professionalism and business ethics in all his engagements. David is a seasoned banker and experienced leader who enjoyed a fulfilling career in the banking industry for over 28 years; serving in various senior leadership positions with multinational and regional banks. During his last 9 years in the corporate world, he served as an in-house coach and mentor within the banks he worked for. So fulfilling was the experience that he recently made the decision to follow his passion and immerse himself fully into the world of coaching, mentoring and leadership development on a full-time basis. David is a Coach, Mentor and Business Consultant who specializes in facilitating personal and team effectiveness, organizational transformation and culture change.