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Women's World Banking

Creative Metier is a trusted thought-partner for Women's World Banking in developing and delivering our Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program. Through this one-year program a senior executive and a woman leader or high-potential female employee from high-performing financial institutions across the globe participate in parallel leadership programs to develop skills to successfully serve low-income women.

During the program, each team identifies and solves a real-time challenge facing their institution, such as growing the business responsibly, better serving existing clients, reaching new market segments or creating inclusive workplaces to attract and retain diverse talent. The coaching support that Creative Metier provides is a key element of the program design and is consistently recognized by participating executives as contributing to their success in meeting strategic business challenges and professional development objectives.

Find out more about the more about the Leadership and Diversity for Innovation Program here:

Sarah Kleiner Buitoni

Specialist, Leadership and Diversity Programmes

Women’s World Banking

FSD Africa

Creative Metier is working with Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) to build the market for executive coaching in Africa, such that it is able to support leaders in the financial sector. From the initial research in 2014 to the implementation of a full suite of market building activities, Creative Metier has designed and delivered this innovative and complex project.

“Creative Metier has done significant research on the status of executive coaching markets in Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria. We are continuing to work with them on how to build the services market in executive coaching in East Africa. We spent a lot of time thinking through the strategy together. The whole idea of building markets is very new and unpredictable, but we were able to come up with a strategy for implementation by working together with Creative Metier.”

Paul Musoke, Director Change Management & Building Services Markets, Retail Banking in Africa also commented on the impact of Creative Metier’s services in the region:

“I am quite thrilled with the work that we have been able to accomplish with Creative Metier. We did not know what we were getting into because it is a difficult market. But because of what we have done, there are a number of other providers coming into the services market. The people I have worked with at Creative Metier are all great. They are all very professional.

Frankly, what we have done is just a small ripple, in terms of what we would like to achieve. I think there is a lot of room to collaborate with Creative Metier and other partners to turn these ripples into waves, so that we can have a systematic impact on the financial sector in Africa. I am looking forward to work with Creative Metier on other programmes that they initiate in the future.”

VisionFund International

VisionFund International (VFI) is a global network of microfinance institutions working to improve the lives of children in the developing world by offering small loans and other financial services to families living in poverty.

Creative Metier has worked with VFI’s People and Culture team to systematically build the capacity of its CEOs and senior leaders to enable them to develop new products, build partnerships to offer integrated services and deliver on the network’s three-year strategic objectives.

“Investing in leadership development is a key strategic aspect of our budget this year as well as next. Building strong and agile leadership is fundamental to growing the network, extending our reach, and ultimately increasing the number of children around the world who are impacted by the work that we do.” Katherine Galliano, Head of People and Culture, VisionFund International

As a result of this program, VisionFund leaders now feel better equipped to overcome the challenges posed by their operating environments and to empower their clients to develop the businesses which enable children to grow up with improved health and education.

“Thank you Creative Metier and thank you VFI for giving me this opportunity to bring out the best in myself; to sharpen our skills as leaders and to benefit children all over the world.” Senior Leader, VFI Ghana


"We have worked with Creative Metier on several areas of HR applicable for a start-up enterprise - and they have more than fulfilled our expectations. Creative Metier does not believe in providing standard off the shelf solutions but painstakingly get deep into the organisation core to provide what works for their context and unique needs - an increasingly rare quality among consultants today. They are technically very competent and collaboratively use their expertise to deliver workable solutions."

Subir Vyas
Associate Director, HR

Aga Khan Foundation

“The Aga Khan Foundation has been working with Creative Metier for several years and we are extremely satisfied with the service they provide. Their staff listen carefully to the needs and specific issues faced by our staff in the field and they have always delivered high quality, tailored and cost effective solutions. The coaching services Creative Metier provides have been particularly valuable for AKF’s senior leadership.”

Tom Austin
Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development

Microcredit Summit Campaign

“Glynis Rankin is the founder and CEO of Creative Metier.  Creative Metier is a company that develops mentoring programmes and strategic HR plans for organisations and networks such as the Aga Khan Foundation and Women’s World Banking.  I have worked with Glynis before over many, many wonderful years and she is someone who I know as a person of great talent, compassion and passion for seeing people develop their full potential.”

Larry Reed

Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)

“Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) has worked with Creative Metier in the design and delivery of Leadership Development Programmes for 50 of our staff, and also has provided executive coaching for selected senior Directors. Creative Metier conducts needs assessments and designs tailor-made, solution-based learning programmes.  The programmes themselves are delivered with quality, focusing on participatory engagement, practical application of tools and concepts, and the creative exploration of solutions to the organisation's challenges.”

Amina Jaberney

Regional Human Resources Director