Collaborative, passionate, experienced.

The Creative Metier team are deeply committed to achieving our vision of people thriving in prospering economies.

Diverse expertise, leveraged for your impact.

Glynis Rankin
Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO, Glynis Rankin leads on Creative Metier’s work with impact networks, leaders and organisations to drive locally led, inclusive systemic change. She initiated Creative Metier’s engagement with locally led impact networks in East and West Africa. As an Executive Coach, Glynis has worked with more than 500 inspiring senior leaders across Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe, and has developed the Creative Metier coaching approach “Business Focussed Coaching”. She has worked globally, over many years, with ambitious, mission aligned organisations to underpin rapid growth, radical change or strategic pivot.

Glynis has an MA in Management Learning, an MA in Social Sciences and is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds Creative Metier’s membership of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Wangechi Muriuki, Impact Area Lead
Vibrant Africa Networks

Founder and former Country Director of Invest in Africa, Kenya, Wangechi leads Creative Metier’s work across sub-Saharan Africa, working with locally led impact networks to unlock their potential to resolve complex social economic challenges. She is currently developing the Creative Metier strategy for working with local, regional and global networks to align and focus key stakeholders, deepen member engagement, and strengthen relationships to catalyse system level change that is sustaining and sustainable.

Wangechi is based in Nairobi and brings 20 years cross industry experience including a key role with the Kenya Institute of Management.

Jessica Stewart, Impact Area Lead
Inspiring Leaders and Impactful Organisations

Jessica Stewart leads Creative Metier’s Impact Areas focusing on Inspiring Leaders and Impactful Organisations. She is passionate about her work to drive positive change in relation to society’s most pressing challenges. As an executive coach, leadership development and organisational strengthening professional, Jessica has worked extensively with social mission businesses, impact investors and their portfolios globally, to build leadership capacity, deliver rapid growth and complex change in service of their missions.

As a coach, Jessica is working towards her International Coach Federation PCC credential and is a qualified solutions focused coach with Erickson International. She has an MSc in Global Security from Cranfield University and an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The University of Oxford, where she focused on development economics and international relations.

Fiona Nyong’o, Senior Consultant
East Africa Networks Lead

Fiona leads Creative Metier’s work with locally led East African impact networks, ensuring networks have access to the latest thinking on network practice to deepen member engagement, that they grow and thrive through a sub-Saharan Africa network of networks and have access to options for sustainable business models.  Fiona also leads on the application of impact measurement and management (IMM) tools to demonstrate network impact.

Earlier roles with Creative Metier include support for the Coaching Programme for Financial Sector CEOs, and oversight of Creative Metier’s programme for Kenyan small and growing businesses “Coaching to Transform Business Performance”, one of four winners of the Argidius/ANDE Talent Challenge in 2017. Fiona is also a certified coach.

Ellie Guest, Senior Consultant
Inspiring Leaders, Impactful Organisations

Ellie Guest supports the management and delivery of Creative Metier programmes and research across Africa, Europe and South America. She has a background in leadership development, human resources and organisational development and strategy. She programme manages the Argidius Coaching Excellence Programme, overseeing curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation and delivering coaching skills workshops and executive coaching. Ellie brings more than ten years’ of coaching experience to her role, she is formally qualified and is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Theresa Ojiambo, Managing Consultant
Impact Networks, Inspiring Leaders, Impactful Organisations

Theresa Ojiambo (Tess) is a qualified and experienced executive coach who worked with Creative Metier on the Argidius ANDE Talent Challenge programme “Deploying Executive Coaching to Drive Growth in Kenyan SGBs”. Tess facilitates on Creative Metier’s programmes for vibrant impact networks and provides individual and team coaching geared to accelerate impact and is a certified and experienced Business Focussed Executive and Systemic Team Coach.

Based in Nairobi Tess facilitates Creative Metier work in East and West Africa, UK, Ireland, South America and Asia.

Tess was a qualified lawyer, before making her career change to executive coaching and has held senior positions with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).

Mary Murimi, Managing Consultant
Vibrant Networks, Inspiring Leaders, Impactful Organisations

Mary Murimi is a qualified and experienced Executive Coach who worked with Creative Metier on the Argidius ANDE Talent Challenge programme “Deploying Executive Coaching to Drive Growth in Kenyan SGBs”. Mary has over 27 years’ experience, 15 of which have been in organisational development consulting and executive coaching. She has coached across private, not-for-profit and public sectors at board, director, senior leader and middle management levels. Mary has also supported Public Sector Reforms and devolution processes in the national and county governments.

Maureen Chuchu, Project and Communications Coordinator
Vibrant Networks

Maureen supports the Creative Metier team with the delivery of Vibrant Networks work in sub-Saharan Africa through Project and Communications Coordination. She coordinates activities that provide a platform for learning and collaboration for the Africa Network of Networks. Bringing together networks from East and West Africa to provide unique opportunities for mission aligned impact networks to share their learnings, access knowledge through available resources, support each other in the implementation of the networks approach and identifying synergies that allow for collaboration.

Maureen in based in Nairobi and has a background in Communications and Project Management and has delivered on several projects in diverse fields in Kenya.

Emilia Nunnari, Advisor
Partnerships and Fundraising

Emilia Nunnari is a fundraising professional with over 12 years’ experience in programme management, resource mobilisation, partnerships building and management and strategy development.

She joined the Creative Metier team to provide high quality support across the project cycle, donor intelligence and funding landscape mapping. Emilia has been engaged in the scoping of impact networks in Kenya and Uganda and global programme impact evaluation.

Based in London, Emilia holds a BSc in International Economics and an MSc in Development Economics from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. She is a certified project manager and proposal writer.

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