Mireille is a Coach, Public Speaker and Author. Mireille is the Founder and Group CEO of KORA Coaching Group, a Coaching & Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa. Under her leadership, KORA Coaching Group launched the first Professional Coaching Academy in Rwanda which certifies Professional Coaches in Rwanda and across Africa. As a leading Coach and Public Speaker, Mireille is a sought-after speaker for conferences on Business issues and Women Economic Empowerment. She speaks 7 languages fluently. In her earlier years, she pursued her passion for languages which earned her a bachelor’s degree in Business & Legal Translation in Cologne, Germany.
Her language skills enabled her to embark on a new career in the Financial Services in London, UK. She spent over 13 years working for global organizations such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources, Thomson Reuters in the UK, UAE, South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda. Her clients ranged from Financial Institutions to Governments, Corporations and Trading Houses in Commodities, Oil & Gas in Europe Middle East & Africa. Prior to leading KORA, Mireille held a number of key roles in Sales, Business Development, Growth Strategy in Emerging Markets incl. Team Coaching & Mentoring.
Her passion for Personal Development led her to pursuing further qualifications and became a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As a former Director of Global Women’s Summit in Rwanda & previously a Chairperson for a Dubai based Women’s network which empowers Women for Leadership roles & development in the workplace, she contributed to the setup of professional mentoring programs for women. Her mission as a Speaker, Coach & Consultant is to empower individuals, businesses & communities in creating & developing growth plans. Mireille is a philanthropist at heart. She is co-Founder & former Director of a non-profit charitable organization which supported orphaned and vulnerable children in Burundi and Rwanda. Her Life’s Mission is to be the Ray of Hope to individuals, organizations & communities with a belief that the future is bright. Her goal is to empower a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse.
In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine.
Mireille is a Leadership Coach and Business Coach. She is often called to share her views on matters pertaining to current affairs, leadership including Life Coaching. She is regular contributor as an Expert on various mainstream media such as CNBC Africa, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA). Several newspapers publish her articles or write articles on her work and her Expert opinions.
Below are a few links to media publications on Mireille’s work
Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence
Amazon Watch Magazine – Nigeria
Coaching Rwanda onto the map
How We Made It In Africa – South Africa
Mireille Karera – The startup story of a Rwandan entrepreneur providing bespoke consulting and coaching services to clients around the world
Lionesses of Africa – South Africa
My Dream Is To See the “Gender Agenda” Become a Thing of the Past
Mireille Karera – Amazons Watch – Nigeria
First Lady rallies women to engage more in male-dominated ventures
The NewTimes- Rwanda
Africa: Global Women’s Summit Opens in Kigali
AllAfrica – Kenya
Mireille is a sought-after keynote and motivational Speaker. Conference organizers, companies and professional associations often reach out to her for advisory on workshops and events conceptualization through to delivery. Mireille is a dynamic and charismatic Coach, Speaker, Moderator & Master of Ceremony (MC) who speaks to audiences of thousands.
She is a firm believer of the fact that everyone is a creator and is able to create new things that no one has ever created before. She often encourages individuals through her writing to innovate, challenge the status-quo and look for uniqueness.
In her complementary small e-book titled Creativity Code she provides concise self-coaching steps to help people awaken the hidden gems of creativity in them. To download the free e-book, click on the book icon below
Her latest book titled From a Refugee to a Refuge is a captivating biography which narrates her life’s journey. The book is also a life coaching book which enables readers to uncover their true identity and carve out a destiny that is fulfilling, meaningful and impactful to them and the world around them. The release date of her much-anticipated biography will soon be announced.