About Kora Coaching & Business Academy

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

Life Coaching

Sales & Business Development

Personal Development

Personal Mastery

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:

 Creativity   | Excellence  |  Innovation  |  Collaboration  |  Inspiration



Your guide to becoming a Certified KORA Code Coach (CKCC)

  • Your Personal Growth

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?

  • Leads to organizational Growth

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.

  • And transforms Your Community

Individual and organizational growth empower communities to achieve the highest level of potential and therefore transforming cultures nationally and globally.

Coach-Training Certification Program

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)™
KORA Code curriculim is approved by the world’s leading accrediting organization International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).
At completion of the KORA Code Program, Certified KORA Code Coaches (CKCC) are eligible to apply for the global credential as Associate Certified Coaches (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Path.














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Alumni Testimonials

Leadership Team

Executive Chairwoman

Mireille Karera is the Founder and Executive Chairwoman at KORA Coaching Group Ltd, a Coaching & Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa. Mireille is the Faculty Lead Coach at KORA Coaching & Business Academy (KCA), which is a subsidiary of the Group. She is a Rwandan Businesswoman who recently returned to Africa after spending 20 years outside of the continent, including 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.

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Non-executive Director

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.

Non-executive Director

Ignace Rusenga Bacyaha is a seasoned Rwandan business leader who is currently serving as a Director of the Board for Corporate Investments at Mara Group, Ignace recently retired from his position as the Principal Country Officer for the East Africa Hub of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group. His long career in business management and investment includes executive positions with the Aga Khan Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the World Bank at the Group level. During his long tenure at the IFC, he has been instrumental in leading Investment operations, developing scalable business models and ecosystems, managing investment and advisory teams, and

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Faculty Lead 

Mireille Bivegete graduated as a Certified Professional KORA Coach from the first online Cohort at KORA Coaching & Business Academy in Rwanda which started in November 2019. Afterwards, she joined KORA Coaching Group and currently serves as a faculty member at KORA Coaching and Business Academy. Before joining KORA Coaching Group, Mireille Bivegete worked at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), Rwanda as a Resource Mobilization and Private Sector Financing officer . She was responsible for the coordination of Development Partners (DPs) through various forums and the mobilization of External Resources to meet Rwanda Economic Development Poverty Reduction Strategy and Vision 2020. 

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Senior  Partner
K-Solutions & Partners

Julien Kavaruganda is the Founder & Senior Partner of K-Solutions & Partners a corporate law firm in Kigali, Rwanda. He has been practicing at the Brussels Bar Association before joining the Rwanda Bar Association. Julien is the outgoing President of the Rwanda Bar Association. He is also Vice Chairman of the Kigali International Arbitration Center, Board member of the East African Law Society, MTN Rwandacell Plc, Resident Director of New
Bugarama Mining Company Ltd and recently appointed Board member of Rwanda Finance Ltd Julien has over seventeen years of experience. His practice covers corporate and commercial law inclusive of mergers and
acquisitions, joint ventures, privatization, banking and finance, project finance, capital markets, arbitration, energy and natural

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Senior  Associate
K-Solutions & Partners

Yves Sangano is a Senior Associate at K-Solutions & Partners  and focuses mainly on Intellectual Property, corporate, commercial and Investment transactions.  Before joining K-solutions &Partners, he has served in various positions such as State Attorney/Strategic investment Legal Analyst and Deputy Registrar General of Companies with  Rwanda Development Board as well as in central government under the Prime Minister’s Office as Legal Advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat and local Government as Labour inspector  and Public Notary at the District level.

Manager  Director
MB & Associates

Boniface Mutua is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda and the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya) and seasoned business advisor with over 20-years post-qualification experience, 10 of which he has worked with international Consulting firms Deloitte & Touché and PKF, growing through the ranks to the position of Country Director of PKF in Rwanda, a position he held for 5 years. He has also worked for Kenya Airways as a Finance Manager for 8 years, five of which he was stationed in Rwanda.
Boniface is a Certified Public and Practicing Accountant and Auditor in Rwanda and Kenya.

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Tony Stubbs is a Board Director with a keen appreciation of corporate governance and over 35 years’ experience of financial control & reporting, operations, sales & marketing, M&A, MBO/IPO, finance transformation and business process outsourcing, within a diverse range of industries & size of business including;
healthcare, staffing, technology, not-for-profit, financial services, manufacturing, and retail in both the UK and internationally. Qualified chartered accountant, capabilities and attributes as follows:
∙ Entrepreneurial, unrelenting driver of change for cash conservation and profit

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Noella Mujawamariya serves as the Faculty Lead at Kora Coaching Group. She is dependable, courageous and devotes her time impacting various people’s lives through trainings and engaging in positive conversations.
She gained her skills and experience from Educational and Professional backgrounds. For over the last seven years , she worked for Marriott International in the Middle East and Rwanda. She has made a great contribution towards customer service in different companies and believes that a transformed leader devotes to driving positive changes and does not get
discouraged by circumstances. Noella has spent many years working on associates’ personal de

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Regis Isheja  is a Media Coach at Kora Coaching & Business Academy. Regis is a Rwandan Public Speaker and Media Personality and Journalist with an International track record. Regis is Rwanda’s most sought-after MC hosting international conferences and high-level meetings. Regis is the Founder and CEO at TransMeet LTD, a Media and Communication company based in Rwanda. He is a Content Producer and an International MC. Regis spent 14 years in Canada, working for Media and Communication powerhouses like Bell Canada, Rogers Television, and many more. After returning to Rwanda in 2013, he hosted a plethora of TV talk- shows on the national broadcaster (RBA), including political, sports and entertainment shows,

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Jeannette Mukabalisa is the founder and Managing Director of Great Green Gardens Ltd, a farming business focusing on horticulture. From a family farming background, with a long serving experience with International Non-Government Government Organizations, Jeannette has developed a strong interest in Agriculture and Women’s Empowerment Sectors, while working with rural communities to initiate activities enabling the improvement of their life conditions. She, held high level positions at FAIM AFRICA Ltd, at the International Rescue Committee Rwanda, at Concern Worldwide Rwanda, and Coordinated the engagement of citizens and local government in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in her country.

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