Kora Coaching & Business Academy is a coach-training service for professionals who are intentional about expanding their leadership skills to include coaching as a skill for influencing others to become better versions of themselves. Started in Rwanda, the Academy now provides Coach Training Certification Programs to growth-minded professionals worldwide. Coaches and Clients are trained in becoming more efficient in developing the following skills:
Executive Coaching & Leadership Coaching
Sales & Business Development
We exist to support your personal growth as a leader, which leads to the growth of your organization and the transformation of your community.
Our Core values:
Success, Happiness, and Fulfilment are the most essential emotional elements of every human being. How do you achieve Success, Happiness and Fulfilment in your life, business or relationships?
Our clients gain clarity and understanding of the valuable place they hold as an asset to their organization. This, in turn, leads to individual and corporate prosperity.
Individual and organizational growth empower communities to achieve the highest level of potential and therefore transforming cultures nationally and globally.
About KORA Code™
KORA Code™ is a uniquely selected array of coaching models designed by KORA Coaching Group Ltd. As part of the KORA Coaching & Business Academy (KCA) Coach-Training Certification Program, individuals aspiring to become Professional Coaches have the opportunity to be trained and accredited as Certified KORA Code Coaches (CKCC)™ . Kora Coaching & Business Academy (KCA) Lead Coaches are credentialed by the International Coaches Federation (ICF). The Academy has launched an accreditation process with the ICF for the Coach-Training Program to be accredited as ICF Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).
What is included in KORA Code™
Our all-encompassing set of leading coaching models allows you to handpick a module that meets your need at a particular point in time. Unparalleled variety of world-class modular solutions such as KORA™ are tailored to facilitate your personal development, while growing your interpersonal skills and developing authentic relationships with your friends, family, clients, business partners and others who are broadly connected to you or your organization.
What KORA Code™ means for you
Our interactive coaching models are tailored in formats which are suitable for individuals at any stage of growth. Our designated blend of coaching solutions enable you to grow in your understanding of Human behavior. As a result, you will see increased knowledge in your Personal & Business Development; and benefits in Interaction with your peers through select cutting edge tools to boost your Leadership ,Communications & Interpersonal Skills.
Who benefits from KORA Code™
KORA Code™ audience includes individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, Leaders and Influencers of global organizations. We are known as the preferred partner when it comes to making a difference in people’s lives, organizations and communities. Those are values which enable us to partner with our clients from around the globe
How you can become a Certified KORA Code Coach™ (CKCC)
Our Faculty of qualified Professional Coaches will bring you up to speed with coaching skills to meet your individual coaching demands or your overall organizational requirements.
The overall Certification journey is of a semester with 5 months direct training of 70 synchronous hours for Face-to-Face Courses and 48 hours for Online Certification Courses. Both delivery methods of courses require 20 asynchronous hours which include homework, self-paced reading time and practice hours during the initial semester. A written exam marks the end of the Training period.
Coaches-in-Training are required to practice 100 hours of coaching engagements with clients prior to receiving the qualification of Certified KORA Code Coach (CKCC)™
This course covers Fundamentals of the Coaching Profession and key techniques to help Coaches create Transformation for their coachees. The course is interactive and practical with hands-on coaching activities throughout all 6 modules.
The D.R.E.A.M Stream ™ is one of KORA Code ™ Life Coaching Solutions. It is a set of core modules designed to equip you with keys to unlock your fullest potential and fulfillment in life.
Leaders L.I.F.T Leaders ™ is one of KORA Code ™ Leadership Development Solutions. An excellent Solution for Coaching & Mentoring aspiring, Emerging and Mature Leaders.
The Profit Protocol for Pros ™ (P3) is one of KORA Code ™ Sales & Marketing Performance Coaching Solutions.
7 Minutes Management Mode ™ is one of KORA Code ™ Leadership Development Solutions.
7 Minutes Management Mode ™ is one of KORA Code ™ Leadership Development Solutions.
CEO & Lead Coach
Mireille Ineza Karera is the Founder of KORA Coaching Group , formerly known as Kora Associates. KORA is a Coaching and Consulting company which originated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, now present in Rwanda and South Africa.
Mireille is the Lead Coach at KORA Coaching & Business Academy. She is a Rwandan Business Woman who recently returned to Africa after spending over 13 years working as a Top Performer in Sales, Business Development Strategy for Global Financial Services Providers such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources (now ICAP) and Thomson Reuters in London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Wilben Short is a non-executive director of Kora Coaching & Business Academy (KCA). Wilben is a certified coach, leadership and management consultant and has served on the boards of organisations in Africa and the United Kingdom for over 35 years. He is the co-founder and Deputy Chairman of Breakfast Club Africa, a Mauritius-based CEO membership organization that provides executive coaching and leadership enhancement services. Wilben holds a BSc degree in Physics and Electronics from Leeds University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School in the United Kingdom.
Cecilia Odergren is a multifaceted finance professional with rich and diverse experience in project management, operational development, internal audit, governance, and risk management.
She has driven value creation through financial performance management and improvement, business process improvement, internal control optimization, resilient risk management, cost control and robust governance processes. Successful IPO experience from listing on AIM, London.
Cecilia has significant international and multi-cultural experience. Her working experience spanning across Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.
On her free time Cecilia enjoys gardening and classical music.
MD & Coach
Mulalo Rambau has 22 years in the corporate and Public sector of South Africa. In the 22 years Mulalo gained experience in Audit (internal and external ), Strategy development, Idea management as an Innovation Champion and Manager, Entrepreneurship Development and support as well as Project and Program Management skills.
Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce is the dean of Kora Coaching & Business Academy (KCA). Modupe is a scholar and practitioner of leadership, management and organizational development. His career in leadership coaching, business consulting and management training includes organizations in Africa, Europe and North America.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Breakfast Club Africa, a Mauritius-based CEO membership organization that provides executive coaching and leadership enhancement services. He is the Founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business, one of the few Africa-based MBA programs to provide executive coaching for its students.
Modupe is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point), Cornell University, and Capella University.
Emelyne Kaneza has over 15 years experience in international and national development work. Emelyne gained valuable skills and experience both from her educational and professional backgrounds. She is assertive, innovative and results-oriented. She has been able to provide vision and strategic thinking through her different interactions with people seeking her for coaching and mentoring.
She speaks 7 languages fluently (English, French, German, Rwandan, Swahili, Burundian and Lingala). In her earlier years, she pursued her passion for languages which earned her a Bachelor Degree in Business & Legal Translation in Cologne, Germany. Her language skills set opened up new avenues and a career in Financial Services in London, UK.
Her passion for Personal Development led her to pursuing further qualifications and became a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). CTI is among proud sponsors of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Mireille is also a Certified Professional. Mireille is also an accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
She has reinvented her career 3 times, thus seeking to empower people to come out of their comfort zone by leading a fulfilling life. Her current journey and passion revolve around empowering a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse. Mireille’s wish is to see more successful women leaders, entrepreneurs and inspirational public speakers come onto the global arena.
In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine
Emelyne is passionate about women, Africa’s development and the role of ICT in development.
Emelyne has developed and empowered many women in the Great Lakes region and in South Africa. She is a passionate and determined woman, who has a calling to unlock women’s potential. Her vision is to see the continent of Africa rise by equipping women in their respective callings. She has more than 12 years’ experience as a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. Her work expands from empowering women in the Church to the secular world of the United Nations and International Organizations. I CAN International, an NGO she started in 2004, has made a positive impact in the lives of women who are discouraged, unsteady in their business activities and with low self-esteem, both in the Great Lakes region and in South Africa.
Emelyne holds a Masters Degree in Business Information Systems which equips her to use ICT for Development especially in her specialty field of women in business. She has a BA Honours Degree in International Relations from Wits University in South Africa.
In 2018, she graduated as a Certified Professional KORA Coach from the 1st Cohort at KORA Coaching & Business Academy in Rwanda . Since 2011, she is also a Certified Life Coach from Let’s-Live Coaching Training Institute in South Africa.
After 15 years working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Emelyne joined KORA Coaching Group Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2017. Emelyne has relocated to Kigali, Rwanda where she is currently the Country Director for Rwanda.
Over the years Mulalo has had the opportunity to Coach teams and Mentor individuals as part of the article clerks training and development program, as part of her role in management roles, also as part of the student development programs run by various organisations. Mulalo Coached women who formed part of an incubator in 2017. Mulalo has also been Coaching Women in the Church environment and served as part of the leadership in her Home Church in South Africa. Mulalo leads a prayer group on WhatsApp where scripture is shared and various topics discussed.
Through the TIMFA qualification as a relationship Coach she has been able to support entrepreneurs when they face relationship issues that negatively impact them and as a result impact the performance of the business with positive results. This qualification provides her with a unique insight on how personalities can either hinder or propel an individual to the next level of development.
In her last role in a development institution in South Africa she contributed to the pipeline generation of women owned and led businesses, for funding, which ignited afresh her desire to help women grow and find their voice without giving up their feminine traits. She was involved in Business plan evaluation . She Managed Startup Nations South Africa a program within the Global Entrepreneurship Network. This led to the creation of RM Overflow Consulting a company established to mentor and Coach women led and owned businesses. Further Mulalo Co-founded the Pan African Women Accelerator Launched in Rwanda aimed at doing what she is doing as RM Overflow on a larger scale.
Mulalo has also been involved in organising competitions for entrepreneurs as well as serving on various adjudication panels or entrepreneurship competitions. In these competitions Mulalo would evaluate business plans and provide feedback, as well as, pitches done by entrepreneurs as if they are facing a potential funder and give the entrepreneurs guidance on how to pitch their business at the appropriate level.
Mulalo has moved to Rwanda where she serves as the Managing Director of KORA Coaching Group. Mulalo graduated as a Certified Professional KORA Coach from the 2nd Cohort at KORA Coaching & Business Academy in Rwanda in 2018. Mulalo is also an Executive Coach facilitating CEO level monthly meetings and Leadership coaching sessions as part of Breakfast Club Africa (BCA) Kigali Club.