The Core Team
Joseph Kaggwa Mukasa
Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of UK and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc (MIIA). He holds a Bachelors degree in Science from Makerere University Kampala. He has amassed experience in external audit with Carr Stanyer Sims & Co, Certified Public Accountants, in internal audit with ActionAid International Uganda. In 2006, he joined ACLAIM Africa Limited, a management consultancy and training company as a Financial Consultant and Trainer and rose to be the Team Leader of the Financial consultancy department. He then joined SMART Consult (U) Limited in 2011 till 2015 as a Senior Consultant. He is a Lead Facilitator with Business Development Centre (BDC) since 2013. The Centre prepares and nurtures entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses with ethical values. It combines world-class entrepreneurial training with a comprehensive package of services to support and advise you in your business.
He has carried out consultancies and trainings in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, The Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Cameroon. He serves as a Treasurer of Y Save, Watoto Church Deacons Team member, a Board Member of Institute of Internal Auditors – Uganda Chapter and a Board Chairman of ALIVE Medical Services He also serves on the Disciplinary Committee Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and Shachah Christian Academy.
He is married to Annet for over 12 years and they have three children; an eight-year girl Johanna, a six year old boy Josiah and two year baby boy Israel Joab.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE (CEO)
Joan has over 700 hours of coaching, with a special focus on employment transition, executive and leadership coaching. Whether one is getting into a new job, moving into the next opportunity within an organisation, grappling with management and a leadership transition role, or planning on exiting, Joan enjoys facilitating the conversations.
Joan is credentialed by the International Coaching Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) has trained in coaching up to the highest level of coaching (Mastery), and wholly believes in the need for people to experience professional coaching. She is the Founding and current president of the International Coaching Federation Uganda Chapter.
Joan has vast experience working with executive leaders in the NGO sector in close to 30 countries. She provided technical oversight in World Vision International health programmes covering 25 countries in East, West and Southern Africa. She has been in the motivational and coaching space for eight years, and engaged teams across various sectors in the corporate and public sectors
In 2018, I signed up for a business class to understand how to run business. I had never run even a tomato stall, so I desired to learn how to run business, especially now that I had stepped out of employment the previous year. I needed to grow.
“There are no barriers to entry in the personal development space,” our lecturer said during our fourth module. This was disturbing. What kind of business runs with anything.
Well, it sounds fancy for everyone to call themselves a coach. My concern was, how do you get the genuine ones. How does one create barriers? Although I had trained as Jack Canfield Success Principles Coach, and possibly the only certified one in Uganda at a time could not nail it. It would be a lonely journey.
I went on a search for a coach training programme I could do, and chanced on Coach Masters Academy. A class with six Ugandans, and two foreign students from Kenya and Nigeria respectively.
In this class I spoke to the host of the programme, and told him, we better figure out how to grow a professional coaching community in Uganda. After qualifying as a professional coach, I signed up for membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF); I wanted to figure out how to go about creating a coaching community.
I am happy that the conversation grew and met with like-minded coaches from Strathmore Business School in Uganda, this culminated into the ICF Uganda Chapter.
Having this tribe has given me the confidence to operate knowing that as I engage, there are many speaking the same language.
I am a motivational trainer and an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), with over 650 hours of professional coaching. I have done coach training up to the highest level and hold a certification from Coach Masters Academy as a Transformational Master Coach.
With over 20 years of global experience, training and facilitating audiences in 30 countries (including East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America), experience gained while working with World Vision International, a humanitarian Christian international NGO operating in about 100 countries and consultancy with various organisations, I endeavour to create world class programmes that will enable you achieve yours and your organisational goals.
At Imagine Me Africa, we offer Employment Transition Coaching services, where we passionately love serving people who are trying to answer the question: What Next?
I work with various professionals in Uganda and across the globe. I am currently involved with two global entities, one as a career coach for female journalists with WAN-IFRA’s Women in News Programme, and together with two other coaches we offer external Executive Coaching services for VillageReach’s Global Management Team spread across Europe, Sub Saharan Africa and the USA.
As a coach I believe every person is DUE. DUE is simply an acronym that is embedded in the understanding that each person can only blossom when they Discover who they are truly meant to be, hence live a purposeful life; Uncover what their true values, perceptions about life, assumptions, limiting beliefs are and then, Evolve into who they are truly meant to be. I believe that in each individual is hidden potential waiting to be tapped. The inmost desire is only expressed through words, and only through engaging in conversations with a professional coach can people figure out what has been standing in their way and therefore boldly step out.
When I am doing Imagine Me Africa work, I spend a significant amount of time advocating for the coaching profession ensuring its growth and visibility in Uganda and the rest of Africa using different platforms. I am the Founding President of ICF Uganda, a chapter that was formed in a record two months (a record not experienced in the history of ICF, and also grew the chapter to Charter Chapter status (50 members) within a period of one year and nine months against a globally set target of three years.
I am also part of Coach Masters Academy as a Director of Training for Uganda where I train, supervise and mentor coaches preparing for credentialing at Associate Certified Coach and Professional Certified Coach levels.
I hold a Masters degree in Public Health leadership (pride in providing health for the mind!), and a post graduate diploma in Journalism and Media management.
I am the author of the book, Corporates At A Crossroads, a book that focuses on supporting individuals to think beyond their jobs and pay cheque.
Bright Asiimwe Wandera
Bright is a serial entrepreneur, career woman and a mother of three.
Bright holds a Bachelor of Statistics, a diploma in management information systems and a Master’s in Public Health Leadership. Her experience and expertise range from project management, research, monitoring and evaluation with different donors i.e. USAID, UN, DFID, KOICA, AUSAID, GIZ, IRISH AID and DGIS.
Bright is an alumni of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperation run by Centre for Global Enterprise- USA, where she underwent a 12-month management and leadership training program that empowers women entrepreneurs in Africa with the knowledge and skills needed to build sustainable businesses.
Bright is passionate about entrepreneurship and has supported many women and youth to start and sustain their own ventures. Bright is a life student who believes that learning is a lifelong commitment that every person should never tire doing. Her heartbeat is for women and youth, she firmly believes that women and young people need to be equipped with knowledge and entrepreneur skills to face the world and master their way to success.
Michael is a pastor and international conference speaker. He has been a leader at Weapons of Revival Ministries International and House of Revival church Kampala for the last 10 years. In this time he has been involved in international ministry around the East and Central African nations, Hong Kong, China and several states in the USA.
Before going into fulltime ministry, Michael worked 8 years at World Vision Uganda as a Systems Information Specialist where he gained a lot of experience working supporting M&E systems and operational research in the communities around Uganda. He later joined Data Care (U) ltd an indigenous software development company as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) where he played a critical role in helping the company become one of the household IT shops in the country.
Michael is passionate about helping people discover their divine destiny and walking into it. He is also involved in mentorship programs for young people in and around Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and is currently studying for a Masters of Theology with the University of Minnesota (through the Net program in Uganda).
You can always catch up with his teachings through the ministry Facebook page: House of Revival, Uganda.
Alex Matovu is a practicing commercial Lawyer and Partner at Signum Advocates, a Ugandan Law firm he co-founded in the year 2014. In March 2018, the Law firm received the Legacy Award from the UCU Law Society for soaring higher, and doing so with Integrity & Excellence. The Firm was also recently recognized at the Africa Legal Awards in Johannesburg - South Africa, as a Highly Commended Law Firm (2018).
Aside from his legal work, Alex is an enthusiast of human capital development and is regularly invited to speak at conferences, in-house corporate events and retreats, media engagements among other related events at a national and international level. He is also keen on leadership, management, and corporate strategy and is widely read on these subjects. He currently sits on boards of organizations such as Imagine Me Africa, JIK International Ministries, Credo Management Limited, Justice Advocacy Uganda, Kampala Center for International Arbitration & Mediation Limited (KCIAM) among others.