Tipu Ngapo

Leadership, People and Culture Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach

Coaching creates a culture with lower 'learned dependency' and people are more empowered to think and take accountability for their ideas. This also means their 'leader' can focus on the actual leadership.

Tipu has worked as a learning and development professional for over 20 years across 4 different continents and specialises in leadership, culture, productivity and creating high performing teams across a diverse range of sectors.

Tipu has a flexible approach that allows individuals and teams to realise their full potential, unlocking mental barriers and self belief that will allow clients to thrive in the volatile, uncertain and complex environment we live in today.

Tipu combines his friendly and persuasive approach with deep insights and highly practical tools that assist clients to create sustainable change.

He has gained unique insights into how businesses can build and sustain high employee engagement and productivity, from recruiting, induction, technical and behavioural competence development through to performance and resource management and critically also leadership development.

We questioned each of our team to gather what they've learnt on their personal journey:

If you had all the world's leaders in one room, what would you like them to know?

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is vital in an organisation, not just IQ. And people need development and to feel heard. Don't take superficial action in people development, take active long-term action and role-model good leadership for all to see, as you are being observed, whether you know it or not. And if you look after your people, they will take care of the customers, the processes, revenue etc.

What's the biggest impact coaching can have on an organisation and individual?

Coaching creates a culture with lower 'learned dependency' and people are more empowered to think and take accountability for their ideas. This also means their 'leader' can focus on the actual leadership.

The best advice you've ever been given…

It is possible to be free. Where other people's actions don't have power over me. Where no one has power over my emotional state except for me.

In any organisation, what do you see as the difference between good and great?

A good organisation has people climbing ladders. A great organisation has people climbing ladders but ensuring they are leaning against the right wall.

What are three words that describe you?

Dynamic, Genuine, Engaging

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