Our Tony is dead

Our Tony is dead but his inspiration, energy and leadership lives on. Tony Akpeki, my beloved brother was a visionary, easily the face of love, gentleness and care. . He believed that if there was a vision, a will, connection, empathy and commitment everything is possible. He gave people a sense of power with kindness, […]

Achieving Results In Unpredictable Times

Achieving results in unpredictable times means having an effective leader like Andy Martin, enterprise client partner for Franklin Covey Europe. Andy sees potential in someone so clearly that the person sees the potential in themselves. The requirement is for individuals to be willing to engage and be open to change. Environments will change. “The principle of […]

Carol Weisman-Onboarding Practices and Boards

Carol Weisman, president of Board Builders gives tips about Onboarding practices, strategies, techniques and tools that enable boards to be effective, efficient and better able to meet their mission. Given that Carol has served on 40 Boards and has been president of 9, she knows a thing or two about what boards need. Carol heralds […]

Debra Allcock Tyler – It’s A Battle on the Board

Debra Allcock Tyler talks about her new book ” It’s a Battle On the Board: The No Fibbing Guide for Trustees “. Tesse and Paula ask Debra about understanding the trustee role, working with fellow trustees, working with the CEO, dealing with information and finance, the psychology of decision-making, managing risk and handling crisis. Debra […]

A Tribute to Maggie Johnson

Tesse Akpeki pays tribute to Maggie Johnson- a gentle, kind, compassionate leader who passed recently after a brave battle with cancer. In this special episode, co host Paula Okonneh asks Tesse to share with listeners  who Maggie was and how she lived life so that they are able to see Maggie in the eyes of Tesse. […]

Tesse Talks with Laura Gates

Tesse Akpeki and co host Paula Okonneh talk with Laura Gates about Leading with Purpose, Collective Genius in teams, finding our zone of genius, and leading through chaos and crisis. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO HEAR MORE

Tesse Talks Launches

Tesse Akpeki and co host Paula Okonneh talk about what inspired them to create a podcast that encourages leaders, board members and management to take action in today’s world . Click the picture above to see the podcast player.

Healed By Love

I almost lost my life, my brothers were around my bed as was the pastor from my church. The doctors told them to get ready. I was semi conscious, I heard the doctors speaking, I was getting weaker, I felt life ebbing away. In this moment I was forced to look at the world from […]

Reimaging the Future

It is hard to imagine what the future will be like with so much change around us on a daily basis.   It is really human be afraid, to be fearful of the unknown and even more difficult to admit to not knowing.  As leaders people come to us for answers and look to us for […]

Refresh of the Charity Governance Code

Consultation of the Charity Governance Code The Charity Governance Code Consultation commenced in November 2019.  The window for submitting views is open till February 2020.   Please get your thoughts into the light refresh of the Code. Help us improve the Code