Tesse Akpeki Associates Ltd

Fellow Membership 

The Association for coaching formally recognised Tesse Akpeki as a Fellow for demonstrating longstanding coaching experience, service and contribution to the coaching industry. Tesse demonstrates excellence, mastery and has made an impact in the coaching community. Her contribution has led to her being awarded a fellow certificate. “I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised for something I love doing, helping and supporting others, says Tesse”

Tesse Akpeki FCG is  delighted to have been crowned as Champion for Governance 2023 award.  In a year where she has been recognised as a Fellow of the Association for Coaching, Tesse is pleased that the fusion of compassion and compliance is being recognised as a ‘must have’ to strengthen governance and leadership. Tesse won this award on the third time of being shortedlisted. She is extra thankful for everyone who nominated her for this award over the last three years. Tesse says, “  It is a pleasure to serve while doing something I love”.

The Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland is committed to promoting gender equality.   To celebrate International Women’s Day with the theme #BreakTheBias, CGI shares the stories of key women leaders in governance from around the world.  Tesse Akpeki FCG discusses her experience as a senior woman working in governance.   Tesse shares her perspective on how to break bias through initiatives and actions that support the creation of a gender equal, diverse and inclusive world.   She shines the light  on the importance of heralding and supporting wellbeing, mental health and strengthening resilience.

Discover Governance – Case Study – Tesse Akpeki (cgi.org.uk)-Tesse was profiled by The Chartered Governance Institute during Black History Month – celebrating her role as a governance professional.

Leading HE board diversity and inclusion: Roles, Priorities and practice can facilitate inclusive boards, enhance engagement and participation. A collaborative project set up by AdvanceHE and GuildHE explored ways of enhancing Board diversity, inclusion, equity and equality in 2022. AdvanceHE continues to explore ways of strengthening board inclusion in 2024. For both inspirational and aspirational initiatives Tesse was appointed lead convener.

I have worked with “Tesse for well over 10 years and recommend her highly.  She brings to her work an emotional intelligence that helps her see through to the heart of an issue and get people working together constructively.  All delivered with humour, kindness and verve.  A rare combination of talents.” Philip Kirkpatrick, Charity & Social Enterprise Lawyer, Partner at Bates Wells

“What I admire about Tesse is her thirst for knowledge.  I mention a new take on governance, testing or leadership and before I know it, she is enrolled in an advanced study course and getting certified”. Carol Weisman, MSW, CSP

Useful Resources

Battle of the Board

It’s A Battle of the Mind by Debbie Allcock Tyler’s newest publication Foreword by Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki Governing with Intent

“Governing with Intent: An Enquiry into Trustee Board Effectiveness ” is another publication by Tesse Akpeki. Get it here.

Tesse Akpeki Wired to Govern Publication

Tesse co authored a publication, ” Wired to Govern ” with 2 senior colleagues. Download it here.

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