About Us

Our Motivation

Leaders & Mentors International seeks to help fill a yawning leadership gap in our society, and provide guidance through coaching in career and life’s endeavours.

People in places of responsibility do not realise that it requires leadership skill sets and leadership competencies to achieve outstanding results.

We therefore seek to show the way, by engaging individuals and organisations and equipping them with the skills and competencies that should enable them achieve sustained improvement in their performance.

We are firm believers in the cliché that the human resource are the most-prized assets of an organisation; and when they are organised in ways that harness their talents and strengths behind a vision or dream, coupled with effective communication and a system of keeping abreast with developments in their industry, there’s very little that organisation cannot achieve. Work would be fun and a far cry from the drudgery and unnecessary stress that majority of workers experience on a daily basis.

We achieve our objectives through one-on-one business coaching sessions with managers, rich engagements with work-teams and organisations that give them an insight into what can be achieved when managers consciously take advantage of proven leadership approaches to work.

Our desire is to see individuals and organisations LEAD WITH PURPOSE AND WIN AS A TEAM!

Our Mission

We engage people, grow them, and unite them behind a vision to achieve outstanding results; they lead with purpose, and they have the fun of a lifetime doing it.

Our Vision

By helping leaders deliver real value through people, we will become a household name in general and business leadership practice in Africa and beyond.

Our Values

Every member of the L & MI Team pledges as ff;

  • Growth (I'm willing to learn!)
  • Involved & Engaged (Count me in!)
  • Fun (I'll have fun no matter what)
  • Teamwork (You can count on my support)
  • Excellence (My work will be above board)
  • Diligence (I'll be thorough)

Our Team

MANAGING CONSULTANT

Mr. Moses Cofie

Moses is the President and Managing Consultant of Leaders & Mentors International (L&MI), a business consulting firm that builds leadership capacity for individuals and organisations.

Before setting up L&MI, Moses worked in various managerial roles in Unilever Ghana, a global fmcg manufacturing giant, for 14 years; and then served as Chief Operating Officer at Strategic Communications Africa, a communication consulting firm with footprints in 3 African countries for 2.5 years; before moving on to Intercontinental Bank Ghana which later merged with Access Bank Ghana Ltd, for 5 years up to 2013.

While in Unilever Ghana (1991-2005), Moses played key roles in customer development, national sales operations, distributive trade management, trade marketing management, and eventually Business Manager for its Popular Foods West Africa division, with responsibility for managing the total supply chain for that business.

In Stratcomm Africa (2005-2008), he was the Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for management of day-to-day business, supervising project and contract management, client services, human resource and administration, and accounts; Stratcomm Africa was the communication consultants for key multinationals like MTN, Newmont Gold, among others, at the time.

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He spent 5 years in the banking industry, first with Intercontinental Bank Ghana (2008-2011) and then with Access Bank Ghana (2011-2013). Over that period he played various key roles, as Divisional Head for consumer banking, retail banking, service excellence champion, electronic business and eventually corporate banking.

Moses is noted as a specialist in mentoring people to discover themselves and their dreams; and aligning teams behind the vision and values of their organisations. He has built highly motivated teams who are focused on delivery while having fun doing it. As a result, he has maintained excellent relationships with team members long after parting ways. Additionally he has expert working knowledge of strategy formulation and implementation, channel development, trade marketing, team management, facilitating operational improvements in business, among others.

Moses is an executive director of Rhoses Legacy Ltd (a property management services company), Board Chair of Hortserve Landscape Consult (a horticultural services company) and Board Member of ExcelGruppe (a design and development management consulting firm. He is an IFC Certified Provisional Trainer and a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor.

With a passion for exemplary leadership, Moses is committed to helping fill the leadership capacity gaps in Africa. He is an active member of the Accra Toastmasters Club and has served on the District 94 (West Africa) Executive for two years.

Moses holds educational qualifications in the following; Certificate in Company Directorship, Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA), Graduate Diploma in Advanced Marketing Management, and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics. He has benefitted from numerous high-level leadership and functional skills training from the famous Unilever Four Acres 'University' among others.

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Dr. (Mrs.) Shola Safo-Duodu

Shola is a marketing, strategic communications and management professional with more than 25 years of experience in senior executive roles in the fast moving consumer goods and financial services industries.

Shola is an expert in strategic communications, marketing management, brand management and events management and has established credibility as an experienced and versatile management professional through the various roles she has held in her career of more than 25 years.

In Barclays Bank where she worked for more than 17 years, Shola's last executive role was the Head of Corporate Affairs, responsible for communications, public relations, corporate events and corporate social responsibility.

Shola joined Barclays in November, 1997 as Marketing Manager and was responsible for setting up the marketing and public relations department of the bank at a time when marketing was not a core function of banking in Ghana. She introduced product advertising and sales management to the bank during her time.

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Shola transitioned smoothly from Marketing Manager to Head of Retail Banking from 2001 to 2005 and was responsible for the retail network of 32 branches, 22 ATMs and staff strength of over 380 people. She earned the title of Best Head of Retail for Barclays Africa at the end of her tenure, excelling in sales and people management and for attaining first time profitability for the retail function.

Shola started her career in Unilever as a management trainee in 1989. She worked in various marketing roles in Unilever Ghana Limited from 1989 till 1997, during which time she was seconded to Unilever South Africa as a Senior Brands Manager (Personal Products) in the Durban office for two years.

Shola sits on the National Council of the Bible Society of Ghana and chairs its Distribution and Sales Committee and is also a trustee of Challenge Enterprises Ghana Limited. Shola is also a Board member of IFS Capital where she has served for more than three years.

She holds a BA from the University of Ghana, Legon; an MA (Cantab) from Pembroke College in Cambridge University (UK); and is a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK. She is also a certified Performance Development Facilitator trained by Oxford Consulting Group under the auspices of Barclays Africa. Shola is the immediate past National President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG). Shola graduated in July 2014 with a Doctorate degree in Management from the Swiss Management Centre University (SMCU) with a thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our Clients

  • §  USAID WEST AFRICA/Ghana

    §  UNICEF Ghana

    §  British High Commission Ghana

    §  SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

    §  Royal Crown Packaging Ghana Ltd

    §  Eagles Properties Ltd

    §  College of Humanities, University of Ghana

    §  UT Bank Ghana Ltd

    §  Universal Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd

    §  Central Securities Depository (CSD)

    §  CAL Bank Ghana Ltd

    §  IFS Financial Services Ltd

    §  OAK Financial Services Ltd

    §  Capital Bank (former First Capital Plus)

    §  Beige Capital

    §  Ghana Christian International High School (GCIHS)

    §  Dalex Finance & Leasing Company

    §  Agrana Ghana Ltd

    §  Spektra Design Ltd

    §  Rackafrica Ltd

    §  Metso Minerals Ghana Ltd

    §  Alysd Academy (Management Team)

    §  African Science Academy

    §  Tema International School (Leadership Team)

    §  Ayrton Drugs Ghana Ltd

    §  MecEllis Holding Company

    §  West Africa Toastmasters Conferences, Abidjan and Lagos

    §  Accra Toastmasters Club