Mirian Kene Kachikwu – Founder and CEO

Mirian is a professional coach that is passionate about personal and corporate transformation. She is a value driver and change enthusiast, with a strong track record of initiating and executing ground-breaking strategies that transform people and impacts the bottom line of organisations. She is a mentor and coach to dozens of professionals and young adults. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Mirian is a Chevening Scholar with a PhD in international investment and natural resources law and policy and has received executive training from the IMD, Harvard Business School and Korn Ferry Institute. She has built a brand of value, integrity, partnership and results. She is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless through local economic development, agribusiness and human capacity development, particularly women and youth empowerment. Prior to becoming the MD of the Unleash Academy, she was a veteran in the oil and gas industry with a corporate career that spanned from Shell International Limited, through ABB and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc. In all those roles, she played a pivotal role in setting and executing the long, medium and short-term strategy and direction for the business.

Frank Pedersen – Coach 

A seasoned executive with more than 20 years experience in building and running businesses around the world, Frank brings a view of what company leaders need to run their businesses in today’s fast changing and global environment. He has led fundamental business transformations, including margin growth amid market consolidation and product creation to meet new market opportunities and changes in several businesses in South East Asia, Europe and the USA. Frank’s most recent position was CEO of Siemens Security Solution.

When working with clients Frank uses both his business and coaching experience in order to find out exactly how the client can have the highest impact in a given situation. Having worked his whole business life outside of his home country of Denmark, he knows the challenges people are facing in today’s global world. Frank is a hands-on executive and coach who is constantly looking for ways to improve and create impact.


Theodore, Ifeanyi Ted – Coach

Ted is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the first Nigeria/Africa coach, certified to use the Bates ExPi Assessment – the first global research-based (3600) leadership assessment for senior leaders and executives designed to measure amongst others, executive presence and influential leadership.

Ted holds a degree in Political Science and an MBA; he is an alumni of IMD Switzerland. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, UK and is GPHR certified. He is a guest columnist for both the BusinessDay and Business Financial Times newspapers in Nigeria and Ghana respectively and speaks at local and international conferences. His passion is to enable people/organisations achieve personal purpose and business success.

His professional experience spans HR Strategy, Shared Services, Business Partnering, Outsourcing, Acquisitions and Divestments, Learning, OE/OD, Talent, Business & Personal Transformation (Change Management), Process Redesign, Corporate Development, Corporate Services, and Business Management


Oreoluwa Adeyinka – Project Executive

Oreoluwa Adeyinka has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from Covenant University and a Master of Public Health – Environmental Health from Georgia Southern University. Pursuing her passion for the wellbeing of the people and the environment, Oreoluwa serves as the Project Executive at Unleash Academy where she focuses her strengths on ensuring the smooth run of the UA Circles and curriculum development for the UA Lounge and Clinics.

Vivian Okonkwo – Legal/Business Executive

Vivian is a motivated and determined team player with a peculiar eye for detail. She is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and holds a First-Class Degree from the Nigerian Law School. She has a good understanding of legal principles and has proven, organizational and product development skills. She uses her skills to handle the legal agreements, stakeholder management and business development for Unleash. Academy

Chinedu Mogor – Brands And Graphics Advisor

Chinedu Mogor has a B.sc in Business Administration from the University of Ilorin. With his focus on concept based design and simple branding solutions, he serves as the head of still and motion graphics at Foreign Investment Network, Euroknowledge and Borderlift Media house. He is an Experienced Creative Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is skilled in Creative Design, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, and Digital Marketing.

Chiaghanam Obiageli – Finance and Control Advisor

Chiaghanam Obiageli is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma with BSc. in Economics. Obiageli has gathered robust experience from various sectors of the Financial Services Industry particularly in Banking and now the Nigerian Stock Exchange through Dunbell Securities Limited as Head, Risk Management and currently Head, Business Development and Management.

She is a passionate results-oriented leader who delights in process improvement and providing a fair playing field that adds value to lives and derives strength from making happy memories with family and friends. She brings to the table a plethora of skills and offers pragmatic financial advisory solutions to complex issues