Collaborate skillfully Think strategically Develop locally We teach leaders how to: Think Strategically Create actionable vision Design achievable plans Build sustainable systems LDI offers leadership training and advisory services to equip visionaries Collaborate Skillfully Build bridges between people Understand different cultures Create accountability LDI offers leadership training and advisory services to equip trustworthy partners Develop Locally Build local leadership Champion individual initiatives Create sustainable relationships LDI offers leadership training and advisory services to equip effective organizations

LDI provide leadership training and advisory services empowering African organizations to deliver effective, sustainable results.

SERVICES

ORGANIZATION BOARD CONSULTANT

Organizations hire LDI to help create a Board of Directors or transform existing dysfunctional Boards of Directors into highly effective and result orientated teams that perform at optimum level. LDI’s three step process-driven levels engagement program definitely addresses the state of any given organizations Board situation. LDI tailors its program content based on the needs of your organization. Our services include Board Selection, Board Training and Board Retreat.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

LDI’s Leadership Training is designed to provide sound spiritual and academic leadership training for leaders of organizations (Church and Corporate) as well as the working class, which will adequately and effectively equip them with the necessary knowledge and practical skills in their various endeavors or engagement, helping them to become more like Jesus Christ in character, conduct and conversation. It also equips leaders of all works of life to effectively transform and impact the marketplace, corporate world and the community with effect.

DONOR DRIVEN PROJECTS – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Numerous organizations that seek to do good and the communities they serve are in a perilous state due to a lack of resources. Undoubtedly, these organizations are genuine and committed to help and make a difference in the communities in which they are located, but really need help and we believe their plight needs to be addressed. One solution to these issues is that LDi seeks where possible and as such opportunities become available to work on facilitating, connecting and managing both sides of the helping equation – those providing aid, and those wanting or receiving aid. However, both need specialized expertise to yield effective, sustainable, and life changing results. The experience of working with organizations both in Africa and North America, coupled with understanding their cultures, leadership styles, strengths and vulnerabilities help in navigating and managing such relationships. Therefore, LDI seeks to provide these services as such opportunities present themselves.

Executive Director's Note

Dear Leaders,

Leadership is found everywhere; yet, it is not common to all. Influencing others is uniquely connected to context. Thus, effective leaders are students of their environment. Effective leaders of organizations leverage difficulties of society. However, the challenges are not the same and keep on emerging, therefore, leaders have to constantly understand and know these issues. This requires leaders of organizations to obtain training that will provide them with tools and skills to navigate today’s changing environment. Read More

LDI's Facilitators

LDI provides personalized service leveraging the skills of its facilitators and LDI board members.
TAIWO "TK" ILESANMI

TAIWO "TK" ILESANMI

TK is the Executive Director and founding visionary of Leadership Development Initiative, Read More

DR. ENSON LWESYA

DR. ENSON LWESYA

Dr. Lwesya is the Senior Pastor of the International Christian Assembly in Malawi, Read More

DON GRASSMANN

DON GRASSMANN

Don Grassmann has worked since 2001 as an independent consultant based in Brentwood, Tennessee, USA. Read More

Dr. Julius Oladipo

Dr. Julius Oladipo

Dr. Julius Oladipo has over 30 years experience in Strategic Consulting, Read More

Christopher Yikii

Christopher Yikii

Christopher Yikii is the National Director Biblica –The International Bible Society Uganda. Read More

STEVE BEZUIDENHOUT

STEVE BEZUIDENHOUT

Steve Bezuidenhout is the Group Finance Director of Meridian Group of Companies, Read More

Lucy W. Waruingi

Lucy W. Waruingi

Lucy W. Waruingi is the Executive Director of the African Conservation Centre, Read More

Prof. T. Debey Sayndee

Prof. T. Debey Sayndee

Prof T. Debey Sayndee is a Professor / Director, Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT), University of Liberia. Read More

Bitson Sakala

Bitson Sakala

Bitson Sakala was educated in Zambia, earning his accountancy qualification at West Bromwich College in the U.K. Read More

Dr. Alice Banze

Dr. Alice Banze

Dr. Alice Banze is the Executive Director for Gender Links managing the Lusophone Countries Read More

John M. Dzonzi

John M. Dzonzi

John Mastern Dzonzi is the General Secretary of Baptist Convention of Malawi (BACOMA) Read More

Karl Teichert

Karl Teichert

Karl Teichert has been a Christian Leadership Consultant with OC Africa, Read More

Dr. Femi B. Adeleye

Dr. Femi B. Adeleye

Dr. Femi B. Adeleye serves as the Director for Langham Preaching Africa (Langham Partnership).Read More

Johannes V. Mazibuko

Johannes V. Mazibuko

Johannes V. Mazibuko is the senior pastor of Mbabane Alliance Church (MBAC).Read More

Prof. edward Nesamvuni

Prof. edward Nesamvuni

Prof. Edward A. Nesamvuni is currently Professor of the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Read More

JUDAH BETT

JUDAH BETT

Judah arap Bett is a seasoned corporate executive with over 30 years’ experience with multinational organizations.Read More

LDI's Country Contact

Benin

Benin

Mr Christopher Amenyinyor
T: +233 24 460 1426

BurkinaFaso

Burkina Faso

Mr. Lambert Ettien Annie
T: +255 077 54 095
E: anneettien@gmail.com

Ghana

Ghana

Rev. Vanessa Sesi
T: +233 55 547 7531

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Rev. Morris M. Yeedoun
T: +225 07 436 000


Kenya

Kenya

Mr. Judah arap Bett
T: +254 720 511 819
E: jbett@thrconsultants.net

Lesotho

Lesotho

Dr Lehlohonolo Moeti
T: +266 58 851 464‬2

Liberia

Liberia

Prof T. Debey Sayndee
T: +231 88 651 3677

Malawi

Malawi

Mr Emmanuel Mandalazi
T: +265 99 716 2494


Mozambique

Mozambique

Pastor Joshua Idowu
T: +258 84 561 0700

Nigeria

Nigeria

Dr Julius Oladipo
T: +234 81 4499 5774

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Rev Jonathan Titus-Williams
T: +232 79 011 111

Swaziland

Swaziland

Dr Sam Dlamini
T: +268 76 037 125

Mr Themba Ngozo
T: +268 7611 8205


Tanzania

Tanzania

Pastor Davis Matari
T: +255 75 556 4176

Togo

Togo

Mr Christopher Amenyinyor
T: +233 24 460 1426

Uganda

Uganda

Pastor Geoffrey Ocan
T: +256 75 559 0946

Zambia

Zambia

Mrs Nellie Sakala
T: +260 97 372 0565

Mr Noah Zimba
T: +260 97 787 3673

TESTIMONIALS

These are comments from leaders empowered by LDI's training and assistance.
CONTACT

    LDI BOARDS

    Africa Regional Board:

    • Pastor Taiwo ‘TK’ Ilesanmi: Executive Director and founding visionary of LDI.
    • Mr. Eddie Smith: (Chairman) (Zimbabwe-based). A minister called in the Marketplace. Co-owner of a television cable network.
    • Mr. Steven Bezuidenhout: (Treasurer) Director of Finance, Meridian Group of Companies, Southern Africa.
    • Dr. Enson Lwesya:  (Malawi-based). The Vice Chancellor of Malawi Assemblies of God University (MAGU), Senior Pastor of the International Christian Assembly, Malawi.
    • Ms. Beatrice Masi:  (Malawi-based), Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Malawi.
    • Mr. Kevin Smith: (US-based). Entrepreneur and Business owner.

    USA Regional Board:

    • Mr. Drew Saulters: (Chairman) Lawyer and Partner for Ortalekelley Law Firm Nashville, TN.
    • Mrs. Emily Wright: (Treasurer) Project Logistics / Charrette Coordinator / Practice Manager for Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC, Franklin, TN.
    • Mr. Damien Weaver: (Secretary) Site Director for Henderson, NV Chocolate Factory Mars, Inc. Henderson, NV.
    • Mr. Billy Hyatt: Co-owner of a business consulting firm. Franklin, TN.
    • Mr. Paul Tyson:  General Manager in Hotel Industry and an Entrepreneur, Franklin, TN

    Board of Reference:

    • Mr. Emmanuel Oladipo: (UK-based) Retired International Secretary for Scripture Union. Currently Africa Coordinator of Langham Preaching, a ministry founded by the late Dr John Stott
    • Pastor Rick White: (USA) President Rick White Ministries, Franklin, Tennessee.
    • President Lazarus Chakwera: (Malawi) The current President of Malawi. Former General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Malawi and International Secretary Assemblies of God International.
    • Dr. Omo Olupona: (Nigeria) Former Southern Africa Regional Director for World Vision. Former “Chief of Party” for the partnership between World Vision and Ogumaniha SCIP Zambezia Mozambique.
    • Mr. Jim O'Donnell: (USA) Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ConAgra Foods, Inc. USA.
    • Dr. Brian R. McMurray: (USA), MD Brentwood, TN, USA. Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine American College of Emergency Physicians Ambassador to Malawi (former) and ACEP Ambassador to Ukraine.
    • Prof. Adisa Jimoh: (Canada-based). Former Rand Water Professorial Chair in Electrical Engineering, Power and Energy Specialist, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.
    • Mr. Jerry Heffel: (USA) Retired President of Southwestern Publishing Company and past Adjunct Professor at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Business. He is an investor who spreads his time between TN, FL and OK for Business.
    • Rev Bobby Maynard: (USA) Currently serving as the Global Partnerships Director and Missions Pastor of Woodlands Church Texas. He lives in Houston, Texas.
    • Mr. Enock Chikava: (USA) is Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, and heads up the IDEAS (Innovations that Drive Effective Agricultural Systems) team. He lives in Seattle. Washington.