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Creative Metier CEO Glynis Rankin Announced as Co-Chair of the Catalyst 2030 Shifting the Funding Paradigm Workgroup

2024-05-29T13:05:59+01:0029th May 2024|

We are delighted to announce that Glynis Rankin has joined Gannon Gillespie and Bradley Miles as Co-Chair of the Catalyst 2030 Shifting the Funding Paradigm Workgroup. Shifting the Funding Paradigm (SFP) Workgroup Established in January 2020 as part of Catalyst 2030, the Workgroup has the goal of using the power of collective action to achieve a new funding paradigm, where funding drives impact and is effective, sustainable, and embraces systems change The Workgroup leverages [...]

Funder Dialogue Series: Creating A Level Playing Field To Ensure Network Viability And Sustainability

2024-05-28T10:44:20+01:0021st May 2024|

Our research with networks seeking to make a strong social impact across East and West Africa uncovered the challenges they face in navigating the funder environment and accessing funds. We closely collaborated with the networks for two years, building trusted and open relationships. This led us to create the Funder Dialogue Series, aiming to demystify the funder landscape. Whilst these challenges are situated within a wider systemic context, there was important learning from our [...]

Join Our Catalysing Change Week Event

2024-04-24T10:43:46+01:0024th April 2024|

We are thrilled to announce our participation in Catalysing Change Week 2024, hosted by Catalyst 2030, the largest global network of social innovators. Taking place from May 6th to May 10th, 2023, Catalysing Change Week will unite social innovators and change catalysts from over 120 countries to collectively build an efficient social innovation system that addresses the world’s most pressing challenges. Our Session Our session, Accelerate Network Impact to Achieve Systemic Change will be [...]

Critical Moments of Change Explained

2023-07-10T12:57:15+01:0021st June 2023|

At Creative Metier, our mission is to provide support to socially driven leaders and their teams during critical moments of change. In this post, we explore the importance of supporting organisations during these pivotal periods and shed light on what we view as a critical moment of change. We believe that by partnering with Creative Metier, leaders and their teams can navigate challenges with clarity, confidence, and cohesion, mitigating risks and ensuring the continuity [...]

Afghan NGO Case Study: Building Capacity of Local Leadership

2023-07-10T12:55:15+01:008th February 2023|

We have recently been reviewing the long term impact of our work and the way in which work carried out some years ago is still impacting in the present. In 2010 Creative Metier began a collaboration with an international NGO in Afghanistan to carefully and systematically build the capacity of its Afghan staff. This work, alongside careful implementation over ten years by the local team transformed their resilience and ability to continue their work [...]

Fostering Entrepreneurial Resilience Through a Coaching Approach to Enterprise Support: Chris Odongo, Wylde International

2023-06-21T12:06:36+01:005th October 2022|

In this interview, Creative Metier's Jessica Stewart speaks to Chris Odongo, CEO Wylde International about how our work equipped the Wylde International leadership team to scale their coaching offering and reach more entrepreneurs.  He also discusses how documenting the unique Wylde coaching and advisory method enabled training of more team members and how coaching contributes to enterprise resilience. Chris Odongo, CEO Wylde International Chris Odongo has over 22 years [...]

Organisational Strengthening and Founder CEO Transition: Alexandra Salas, CEO Bpeace

2023-06-25T13:45:18+01:0028th September 2022|

In this excellent interview, Creative Metier’s Jessica Stewart speaks to Alexandra Salas, CEO Bpeace, about our work to support organisational design and CEO transition. In this interview, Alexandra shares how the work with Creative Metier built the foundations to attract and retain talent to a rapidly scaling organisation, and created the clarity to secure a successful Founder CEO transition. Alexandra Salas, CEO Bpeace Alexandra leads Bpeace’s fast growing global [...]

Fostering Entrepreneurial Resilience Through a Coaching Approach to Enterprise Support: Alexandra Salas, CEO Bpeace (Part 1)

2023-06-21T11:03:33+01:0021st September 2022|

In this inspiring interview, Creative Metier's Jessica Stewart speaks to Alexandra Salas, CEO Bpeace about our work building the coaching skills of the Bpeace team. In this first part of the interview, Alexandra shares the reasons why Bpeace connected with Creative Metier to support the Bpeace team to deepen their relationships with the entrepreneurs they work with. How their participation in the project prompted a wider review of Bpeace's organisational practices and the impact [...]

Supporting CEO Transition and Organisational Growth

2022-07-21T08:16:48+01:0012th July 2022|

In 2016 Creative Metier were engaged by a family led, Africa focussed impact investor to support a strategy refresh, Founder CEO transition, and team expansion. Our work together over the past six years has enabled the clear roles to be put in place, with the right people supported into those roles, and careful work to set and maintain an organisational culture appropriate for the complexity of the context and strategic ambitions of the organisation. [...]

Network Impact Insights: Invest in Africa – Ghana

2022-04-19T11:56:43+01:0019th April 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier Senior Consultant, Fiona Nyong’o, in conversation with Carol Annang, Country Director, Invest in Africa - Ghana (IIA - Ghana). Carol tells us about IIA - Ghana and the African Partner Pool.  She also shares her [...]

Network Impact Insights: Social Enterprise Ghana

2022-04-12T10:54:51+01:0012th April 2022|

Welcome to the next in our Network Impact Insights series, in which we are exploring the work of networks which are impacting the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem in East and West Africa. In this episode you will hear Creative Metier Senior Consultant, Fiona Nyong'o, in conversation with Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, Executive Director of Social Enterprise Ghana. Edwin shares his thoughts on why using a network model works for the social enterprises that Social Enterprise Ghana serves. [...]

Coaching Impact Series Funder Perspective: Argidius Foundation

2022-04-07T08:37:52+01:007th April 2022|

Welcome to the final conversation in our Coaching Impact Series interviews, a podcast series exploring the impact of our coaching work with entrepreneurial support organisations. In this interview we explore the funder perspective. Creative Metier Impact Area Lead Jessica Stewart speaks to Nicholas Colloff OBE, Executive Director at Argidius Foundation. Nicholas discuss his motivations for investing in coaching and coaching skills development across the Argidius portfolio, and the impact he has seen as a [...]

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