Illusions! They wind me up tighter than a Swiss clock. I don’t like their insidious ways. Any time I sense one coming, my heart beats like a mustang about to bolt off. They are all around us. Promising everything and delivering below par. They hide behind complex words spun by their big PR departments. The […]
About Kimunya Mugo
I have worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. Trained as a scientist (horticulture), I have always loved leadership and communication. However, it was not a direct transition. I was kind of ‘pushed’ into it when my first boss put me in charge of developing my first website back in 1999 (by the way, I had no clue how to do it!). In a month, it was up and running.
My last day job was as Regional Director for Communication & Branding of WWF in eastern and southern Africa. This was by far the toughest position I had ever held. But through it, I learned the most valuable lessons in leadership, working with teams spread over six countries. Before that, I worked in a variety of roles for three other organizations (see full profile).
I have also been a coach of some very critical leaders in society, parents! Since 2007, my wife and I have coached hundreds to become better leaders at home.
I am married to my best friend Harriette since 2004. We have three children and make our home in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kimunya's latest Meddles
Posts by Kimunya Mugo:
Ouch! Where in the high heaven did that pain come from? I had just bent over to pick up a book from a low shelf. The sharp pain in my back felt like I’d been skewered. There is one behavior that I have neglected over the last couple of months. My fitness has taken a […]
Time is in such short supply. Or is it? Since I started my foray into entrepreneurship, time has been one big battle.
The human mind needs very little encouragement to explore. Even the most introverted of minds has the ability to wander off once in a while. We love to dream [have a vision] of possibilities. And dreams excite us! In 1980, my brother and I hunkered down in a hidden corner of our garden with a […]
The morning started off like a heavy fog. My mind, eyes and body felt distinctly apart of each other. Deep in my mind, I knew something was required of me. But what was it? I struggled to make sense of the chaos in my mind. Then the phone rang. My wife’s phone. From my wife’s […]
It was gripping as it was inspiring. On all fours and her chin she crawled. Deep inside her, she knew she had to finish. Why? She had conditioned her mind to fight to the end. Quitting was not an option. As 29-year-old Hyvon Ng’etich pushed through the pain barrier, I was in tears. The determination […]
I consumed huge amounts of content. It is in two categories. The first was to develop myself as a leader and to grow my skills. The second category was research for content development and writing my second book.
Without a doubt, there are five books that stood out for me. These are great resource I recommend for you in 2015. They will not only inspire and challenge you beyond your comfort zone.
At the center of human existence is a craving for freedom. Wars have been fought to preserve freedom. Men and women have shed blood to the point of death. Our desire is to live to our fullest potential. We will go to great lengths to become prosperous. Freedom is sweet and highly valued. Why, then, […]