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Happy commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019.

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2019

Celebrating Self-Inclusion into Leadership

want to talk about my passion for self-inclusion for women, especially women over 40. Sometimes we give up, we look after the whole world and leave ourselves behind.

You may have realised that I am incredibly passionate about Leadership and Self-Inclusion for women. I am always intrigued at how much potential we have and yet how little we use our potential to push ourselves forward. After all, a woman who is a boss is more likely to support the family and the community better.

I like pushing myself, and I think this is a perfect day for me to announce that as of 1 April 2019, I will be returning to education. Yes, you heard me right. I am becoming a student at De Montfort University Leicester, where I will be undertaking my PhD for the next three years. Without boring you too much, let me share with you what my business doesn’t and why I am so passionate about Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion.

Who and Why ‘...

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Zambian Author and Publisher Amina Chitembo honours her Homeland in the City of Peterborough in the UK

inclusion leadership Feb 20, 2019

Amina Chitembo a UK based Zambian Author, Publisher and Leadership Coach has honoured her homeland, Zambia, as she is featured in a history-making exhibition celebrating 900 years of ‘Treasured People and Possessions’ at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

The ‘Treasured People and Possessions’ exhibition celebrates 900 years of the rich heritage of the city of Peterborough, UK and its citizens. It features photos, treasured objects from people who have lived in the city over 900 years. It includes a special three months exhibition featuring eight portraits of notable current residents who share their stories and their treasured possessions.

Amina’s treasured possessions are the 50th Independence chitenge material, a Zambian map shaped clock which features the Victoria Falls and a selection of books she has written/edited and published through her company Diverse Cultures Publishing. 

 Amina Says: “my artefacts hold a special place in...

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Top Seven Traps to Watch For in Your First Year in Business

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2019

Nothing or no one could have prepared me for the great experience I have gained in a year. I officially launched my business in February 2017. I have had both good and not so good experiences, it has been a steep learning curve and immensely rewarding at the same time.

Today it’s International Women’s Day, bet there is a woman out there thinking, should I should I not. Or maybe you have just lost your job, started a family, and you feel lost and alone because the corporate world can be very unforgiving for us women. I share some of my experience with the aim of inspiring someone you if you are thinking of starting a business and you are not sure yet.

Here are the top Seven things I have learned over the last year.

  1. PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU AS A NEW BUSINESS – You must find the right help and when you do, treasure those people. Treat them with respect and like diamonds. Ask questions, take their advice, the make your own decisions, be patient, find a role...
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Dual Citizenship Briefing: The Bestowal Process

events Jul 30, 2018

How to Regain Your Zambian Citizenship

"My write up of the event, my version for your consumption"

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On 28th July 2018, The Zambian High Commission welcomed an audience of UK residents mainly but not limited to regional leads at Zambia House 2 Palace Gate, London Kensington.

The gathering aimed to hear first-hand from the High Commission the process of regaining citizenship for those who are no longer deemed Zambian citizens after acquiring UK citizenship. It was the first meeting of its kind following the amendment of the constitution in 2016, which allows Zambians to hold more than one citizenship/nationality commonly known as dual nationality.

The meeting was organised by the London Association of Zambians UK in partnership with other associations from around the UK such as the Leeds Zambian Association and The Zambian Professional Network. Attendees included interested members including myself, and some people came from as far as...

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Success and Fear

transformation Jan 20, 2018

Is Fear Stealing Your Transformation Success?

Do you know anyone who could be great at what they do, but fear and anxiety are holding them back? Or Could that person, be you?

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" - Nelson Mandela.


Fear deprives people of trying new things; it keeps people in the same place where they are not happy for years. Many of us tell ourselves we are happy where we are because we are too worried about what could go wrong if we made that step to change.

If you are trying to achieve something in life that is worth achieving, you will feel fear, and you will get anxious at some point. It is inevitable. You will also have the voices in your head that may tell you, “You are not good enough.” Even the loud noise of some people around you.

Most successful people are afraid too. The difference how they deal with it. I get very...

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Let's Talk About Mental Health

By Amina Chitembo, The Happily Imperfect LeaderTM

One of the big goals for this year is to add my voice to the mental health awareness campaign.

Over time, I have worked in with people struggling with mental health issues, through my charity Black and Minority Ethnic Community Services 2005 - 2016. I have also had first-hand experience of family members, friends and indeed, myself suffering postnatal depression and struggling with the loss of close family members. 

I have come across people who are either too stigmatised or worried to speak about mental illness. People are locked in houses so that communities to do not see what is happening to them. Some people are merely labelled problems because society tends only to see the surface.

Why is it that society is so keen on looking down at this problem?

When is it going to be okay to speak about the struggles that affect at least 1 in 10 people around the world according to research?

The mental health services are at breaking...

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IS HIGH-PERFORMANCE COACHING RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR ORGANISATION?

Do you believe that high productivity has a strong link with a high-performance culture and commitment to achieve your goals?

Are you looking for ways of increasing productivity, efficacy and efficiency in your Multi-disciplinary team?

Or maybe you are leading on a Strategic Transformation Partnership, a merger. Are you spending sleepless nights, wondering how you are going to make unhappy teams develop a high-performance culture from the get-go?

If you are charged with the responsibility of leading people in the current climate of the creation of sustainable unitary boards, devolution, integrated services and your job demands the need for people to take collective strategic decisions, you probably answer yes, to some of the above questions if not all. Business High-Performance Coaching might help.

Numerous research has shown that most successful sports people have been working with High-Performance Coaches for years to achieve the goal of becoming a...

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