Adrian speaks to the accomplished Akua Nyame Mensah, Founder and CEO of A.N.M and Company. She is an executive and leadership coach, facilitator, and speaker. Join us as we explore Akua’s insights on leadership, personal development, and the art of creating spaces that foster positive connections.


She is also a leader who has been involved in the Google initiative #IamRemarkable, which focuses on promoting self-promotion and leadership skills. This initiative started internally at Google and has now expanded to help people worldwide. Akua Nyame Mensah works primarily with leaders and believes that self-promotion is a crucial skill for leadership. She is passionate about helping people reflect on their relationship with self-promotion and empowering them to develop this essential skill.

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00:00 Icebreaker – The Sound of Accra Podcast 3rd Anniversary and friendship 


05:36 Self-promotion and self-love are key for growth.


09:21 Supporting leaders in achieving their big goals.


10:47 LinkedIn: Showcase specific talents and intentions effectively.


16:15 Carve out time for reflection and action.


17:14 Schedule reflection time, analyze expenses, track progress.


23:06 Consistency of actions impacts employee loyalty.


26:10 Business focuses on coaching emerging leaders strategically.


29:29 Young leadership coach discusses relatable experiences.


31:17 Overcoming challenges, improving speaking and interviewing skills.


33:51 Creating platform to share and self-promote.


39:56 Create space, reflect, and cultivate self-awareness.


40:56 Being aware of self-evolution and self-care.


45:14 Seeking reviews and references for podcast episodes


 Akua discusses her experience as a younger executive coach in a field dominated by older professionals


– Her coaching work informs the content she creates, workshops she hosts, and speaking engagements she takes part in


– Talks about her podcast, “Open Door Conversations,” and how it serves as a library of content for sharing with others


– Emphasizes the significance of her coaching approach and its reflection and self-growth aspects


– Discusses the three parts of her coaching business: 1-on-1 signature service, workshops and leadership programs, and subcontracting


– Emphasizes the significance of modeling, treating individuals as unique, and the values of kindness, candor, and simplifying engagement in leadership


– Focus on self-awareness, engagement, and setting expectations for leaders in her workshops


– Discusses subcontracting and its strengthening impact on other areas of her work


– Outlines her plans for 2023, including focusing on subcontracting work, improving the podcast’s quality, and creating spaces for others to share their expertise


– Intends to slow down, be more intentional with content, and potentially change the release schedule of her podcast


– Highlights the importance of creating spaces for others to share their perspectives and gain access to additional business through weekly LinkedIn audio events


– Advocates for intentional reflection on tasks, responsibilities, and interests, to identify what needs to be added or eliminated


Primary Topic: Personal Growth and Fulfillment


– Akua Nyame Mensah highlights the importance of embracing diversity in personal and professional life


– Discusses the significance of simplifying and focusing on defining success and freedom to prioritize emotional fulfillment and create space for meaningful engagements


– Emphasizes the importance of understanding what success means for each podcaster


Primary Topic: Self-Promotion and Leadership Development


– Discusses the I’m Remarkable initiative and its focus on self-promotion and self-love


– Stresses the importance of self-promotion for personal growth and brand building


– Views having multiple titles and focuses positively, emphasizing the importance of setting oneself up for success under a unifying purpose


– Discusses the importance of self-awareness, self-care, and setting boundaries for personal and professional success


– Highlights the need for individuals to prioritize themselves and invest in their physical and mental health


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