Meet the team

Glynis Rankin

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).

Glynis Rankin

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
Leading on Communications, Coaching Excellence and Alumni Network

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.

Mary Murimi

Mary Murimi, Managing Consultant
Impact 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.

Theresa Ojiambo

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 has worked as an executive coach in Nairobi for many years, and is currently Chair of the Institute of Coaching (of Coaches) in Nairobi. A qualified lawyer, before making her career change to executive coaching, Tess held senior positions with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).