Glynis Rankin

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Glynis Rankin

Founder & CEO at Creative Metier, Executive Coach

Glynis Rankin founded Creative Metier in 2006, contributes to social and economic development by working with ambitious networks, leaders and organisations, to unlock thinking, catalyse action and accelerate impact.

Glynis has overseen delivery of the Argidius Foundation Coaching Excellence Programme working with organisations and networks to build coaching skills to support their work with entrepreneurs and the Argidius Foundation Coaching Support Programme delivering coaching to Argidius Partners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Glynis has initiated and led programmes with Boards, CEOs and senior leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa in the financial sector, insurance, microfinance, consultancy firms and with entrepreneurs and SMEs and is currently focused on extending the impact of multi-stakeholder networks as sustainable providers of support to the rural economy and small business ecosystems in E Africa.

Glynis has coached more than 400 entrepreneurs and senior leaders across Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe, and developed the Creative Metier coaching approach “Business Focused Executive Coaching” and has pioneered the development and implementation of virtual coaching methodologies to support consultancy assignments and the delivery of remote coaching across organisations and geographies. She has specialised in supporting CEOs who are on-boarding into new roles and has developed a deep understanding of the factors that impact successful transitions, accelerating performance and reducing risk for both the organisation and the individual,

As Programme Director for the Argidius ANDE Talent Challenge programme “Deploying Executive Coaching to Drive Growth in Kenyan SMEs”, Glynis oversaw design, delivery and oversight of this award winning three year, business strengthening programme for Kenyan SMEs and Coaching Providers across the region.

Creative Metier played a key role in researching the coaching market in Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria at an early stage in the market’s development, and led the FSDA Programme to build markets for coaching of financial institution executives in sub-Saharan Africa to orientate financial sector CEOs to the value of coaching and a coaching culture, and to link them to local coaching provision.

Glynis initiated Creative Metier’s role as a founder partner in the Women’s World Banking Center for Microfinance Leadership together with the Aresty Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She directed the Coaching Programme which Creative Metier delivered on behalf of the Center to the CEOs and senior leaders of the top 200 microfinance institutions globally and designed a series of seven Women in Leadership Programmes run in partnership with KPMG on behalf of the Center. Glynis delivered the Organisational Design module of the Center’s Advanced Leadership Workshop at the Wharton School. Glynis was Programme Director for a global cross-bank mentoring programme. This Mentoring Programme sought to accelerate the development of Women’s Market Programmes across financial service providers globally.

Glynis has an MA in Sociology; an MA in Management Learning and accreditation from the Institute of Management Consultants. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors and of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.