With 20+ years experience working with individuals and teams from private companies, public institutions and non-governmental organisations, I have gained extensive skills in designing, planning, delivering and monitoring capacity development and performance improvement programs to strengthen your strategies, leadership skills and management systems.
My areas of expertise include strategy design and execution, development and monitoring of long and short term plans; building leadership and management skills; developing high-performing results-focused teams; initiating and managing change processes; and facilitating dialogue and development of new and innovative ideas and/or solutions.
I am conversant with practical hands-on facilitation, training and coaching techniques using adult learning principles and methodologies that allow and encourage you to apply what you learn and experience to the challenges you face on the ground. I am certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), providing one-on-one and team coaching experiences.
Executive Master of Business Administration,
International University in Geneva, Switzerland, 2002.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology,
Brandeis University, Boston, MA, USA, 1995.
Certified Professional Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), CDI-Africa, Nairobi 2018;
Introduction to Social Innovation, Online Course, UCT, Cape Town 2017;
Virtual Leadership Development Program Facilitators Training, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Boston 2007;
Leadership Development Program Facilitators Training, MSH, Boston 2006;
Human Resources Capacity Development Training of Trainers, MSH, Nairobi 2004;
The Art of Crafting a Business Plan Training, MSH, Boston 2003;
Project Management Seminar, Project Management Institute, Boston 1999;
Facilitation Skills Workshop, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Washington, D.C. 1999;
Supervision Training, MSH, Boston 1998;
Clients & Partners
Below is a list of some of the clients/partners I have worked with over the past decade:
Braeburn Mombasa International School (BMIS)
The Palladium Group
Seaforth Shipping Limited
Fortune Container Depot
Gateway Marine Services
Van Rees Kenya
Freight Forwarders Kenya
Freight Forwarders Solutions
Makupa Transit Shade CFS
Watu Credit Limited
TransEast Limited Kenya
Ministries of Public Health and Medical Services in Kenya
Ministries of Health in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda & Nigeria
Department of Health, Mombasa County
Department of Education & Children, Mombasa County
Jumia Kenya Pwani - Elimu
Kenya Medical Training Centre
Coast General Hospital
National Research Fund
Kenya National Innovation Agency
National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation
Management Sciences for Health
Aga Khan University
Segal Family Foundation
Muslim Education & Welfare Association Hospital
We at Van Rees Kenya, were looking for a Team Building and Leadership Program to increase efficiencies within our team. We did not want a series of day long seminars where everyone just loses focus and did not want this to be just a tick in a box.
Ida came up with a unique program where smaller teams were set up and they came up with work based assignments with very detailed monitoring systems. While this was a great success in achieving what we wanted to we did not have to wait for the projects to finish to see the results. We saw a lot of improvement in the work environment where everyone worked as a team and motivated each other.
Mission Accomplished! Thank you Ida.
— Debajit Borthakur
CEO, Van Rees Kenya Ltd.