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Meet the lead coach

The Lead Coach, Gerald Walterfang, has been a triple-CEO in the NGO sector and has helped to recruit staff at various levels – from entry level, to top managerial levels.  In addition, he has been a key member of taskforces charged with working internationally and regionally with various international NGOs, as well as local and regional NGOs and private sector corporates.

     GERALD WALTERFANG

Recent WDS Clients came from the following sectors: Acturial, Accounting, Banking, NGO, Education, Consultancy, Customer Service, Sales, IT & Digital Media, Advertising & Communications, Manufacturing, Marketing, Branding, Sales to mention but a few.

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Lead Coach at WDS Africa, Gerald, in a celebratory mood after the successful completion of an intense coaching program for a senior manager in the Finance Department of a prestigious private learning institution

If making the most of your current skill set, is something you want to do this year, it may be time to do something different.

“There is no substitute for hard work,
but hard life.”

Dr. David Oyedepo,
Author of “Success Systems”

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More about Gerald

image of birds whispering Gerald has over 15 years’ experience in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, with his most current roles being Chief Executive Officer in three leading NGOs. He is widely travelled having hosted and attended conferences locally, regionally and internationally.  He has served on diverse boards of directors spanning the sports world, high schools, health partnerships, investment and private companies.

He was sponsored to an intense 1-year postgraduate Msc Executive Organizational Development programme for which he was granted a full scholarship by USIU and Coca Cola as part of their commitment to imparting Transformational Leadership knowledge and skills on the next generation of Africa’s leaders. He has also passed through the corridors of key leading institutions of higher learning such as the Okanagan University College (Canada), University of Victoria (Canada), University of Leeds (UK), Strathmore University (Kenya), Kenya Institute of Management (Kenya) amongst others. He has an MA in  Communication Studies from the UK and a BA in Political Science & Psychology from Canada.

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All our dreams can come true –
if we have the courage

to pursue them.”
Walt Disney

Gerald is passionate about personal development as demonstrated by his mentoring and coaching of the youth, for instance, at Kenya Youth Business Trust (KYBT) where he was recognized as one of the best mentor during his tenure there, Dagoretti Child in Need Programme (DCNP) – a globally acclaimed rehabilitation centre for street children, UNGANA (Young Friends of AMREF) – a voluntary body of school leavers and young professionals keen on making an impact in the larger community.

Indeed, he has a demonstrated leadership track record starting right from his school days where he served as President of the International and Canadian Students Association at University of Victoria, Canada to his several senior manager and CEO roles.

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65 thoughts on “Meet the lead coach

  1. Gerald, a very inspiring individual. I met Gerald as a new recruit in Amref, back in 2008 and that 1st encounter is still fresh in my mind – this impacted me positively. Gerald has way of motivating others holistically. I thank God for your inspiration Gerald and wish you well

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  2. Gerald is a great guy – great leader, full of charisma and wisdom. He has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to me. He is committed to helping men find their bearing and purpose in life – particularly those who may think life has been unfair to them.

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  3. I have known Gerald for more than 10 years. He is very passionate about personal development and coaching. I have come to know him as someone who is willing and keen on helping others in life.

    Gerald,I am wishing you all the best and remember in everything you do just put God first nothing will stop you on the way up. Good luck my brother.

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  4. I met Gerald in 2004, I had just joined Ungana-Young Friends of AMREF – he was working at KeNAAM. What captured my heart is a man who epitomizes humility, patience and due diligence.

    Deep inside, I knew this was the man I wanted to have as a friend; even if it meant ‘pushing’ for it. I did NOT have to do that, it came out of Gerald’s passion and commitment to develop aspiring leaders. He has a hawk eye in establishing strengths and weaknesses and the resolve to walk the rugged path of personal/career development with you.

    He has always been my Mentor which eventually motivated me to be one. I’m happy and blessed to work alongside him as part of volunteer mentors at Kenya Youth Business Trust (KYBT) where we empower young men in entrepreneurship. We have learnt in order to receive one has to give of themselves and in giving, you serve God’s people.

    Gerald holds deeply rooted family values and high integrity which just makes his leadership and professional standing above board.

    It may please you to know that, even though WDS Africa is a business entity, Gerald would always negotiate his charges to meet your ability; while still offering the very best of service. This is out of his commitment to raise a new breed of strategic leaders, both young and old.

    Gerald Walterfang is a man I endorse and reccommend to you with much ease and out of an honest heart. Grab your earliest appointment with him for the great transformation you have ever been yearning for…

    God bless you Mentor!

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  5. Gerald it’s great to know that you are putting your many skills and talents at the disposal of so many people. I know that if I refer someone to you for coaching or mentoring they will not be disappointed. They will surely be challenged and supported by a compassionate, wise and determined leader.

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  6. Gerald Mwangi has been more than a friend for more than 15 years.

    LEADERSHIP
    He has:
    – very good communication skills, speaking and writing.
    – a good sense of humor that makes all comfortable. His motivating positive attitude to challenges inspires others.
    – confidence that gives others energy.
    – commitment levels that others learn from. Very focused on goals and objectives at hand and time. Decisions must be made in relevant timings.
    – a good team player, involves, listens to all in discussions and decision making. But, knows when to instruct and dictate.
    – Good skills in bring people together

    CHARACTER
    Gerald displays the following:
    – Self decipline, makes very detailed plans of action and follows.
    – Very good at record keeping, filing and can recall.
    – Has time for sports and activities for health and wellness.
    – A very good reading culture, well informed about many subjects.
    – Proffessional in his work.
    – A very good Network, always in touch, creating a healthy long lasting relationship with friends.
    – Have witnessed, his movement from a youth to a Mature Leader.
    – Has no time for mediocracy.

    ETHICS
    Gerald has set very high standards for judging what is Right and Wrong.
    – His determination to defend what is Right can only be matched by very few.
    – He is trustworthy, honest, upholds very high integrity levels, reliable, and Loyal.
    – He is respectful, fair, tolerant, civil and courtous to all.
    – A true Kenyan, who believes “We can make Kenya the country we want” Very concerned and vocal about the welfare of our society.
    – Has time for activities to mentor the youth.

    FAITH
    Gerald is a true beliver in Jesus Christ.
    – He will share the word of God at any time and place.
    – He leads his family, Friends and groups in religious activities.

    FAMILY VALUES
    Gerald is conserned about the family institution and will advice, invite others for gatherings.
    – Has developled a solid family unit including relatives.
    – Works well with wife, proffessionaly.
    – His family time has priority to other matters.
    – Flexible, for the satisfaction and happiness of the family.
    – Has created a respectful environment at home, where all care for each other, including support staff.
    – One needs to Watch, Listen how he relates, communicates with family to know, Gerald Mwangi Walterfang is a Family Man.
    – He has good family traditions.

    THIS IS MY SUMMARY

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  7. Please accept this endorsement and statement of support for Mr. Gerald Walterfang, Gerald is an inspirational leader, mentor and a great coach. He has mentored me and many other volunteer managers at Ungana Young Friends of AMREF, an AMREF supported volunteer organization comprised of young professionals and students who are committed to National development through meaningful volunteerism, his dedication and commitment is truly representative of his tremendous ability, professionalism and work ethic, Gerald adds value to all who interact with him.

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  8. I have known Gerald now for almost nine years. A real go getter and with great passion for whatever he decides to do be it personal, social or work. He has a great passion for mentoring and has a strong sense of justice and ethics.
    There is no doubt that Gerald brings 100% to his role as leader, mentor and coach to anyone who will be fortunate to benefit from his input. Onwards ever backwards never and in all things be mindful of other peoples feelings and opinions seems to be his motto.
    All the best as you mentor and coach another generation and group of leaders.

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  9. Since I met Gerald, he has always struck me as an forthright and indefatigable human being not ready to give up on you or the situation at hand. As such, he has been a real inspiration and teacher that though things may not work or be moving along the direction you desire, you should never give up in trying to achieve that, that you desire.

    A leader and team player are the immediate words that come to mind when asked to describe Gerald. I know he would say at this point that he is a Father and a Husband first and i do not disagree, just that in his being a father and a husband he brings out the qualities of leadership and a team player for both his family and the general populace.

    I’m honoured to have met Gerald and to be challenged to live up to his standards. A dear friend and a great leader to all. Thank You Gerald for being that person.

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  10. I have known Gerald for a relatively short time… and I am grateful about it. He has a ‘force’ that is tempered with humility and wisdom; a soul force that has a genuine responsiveness to the needs of others. It’s this LOVE that he wisely uses to touch others lives and leave an indelible mark.

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  11. Gerald is a leader not because of his titles but it is his character and that has inspired me a lot. I met him at The Game Changer, a Men of Purpose – Kenya program where we got to interact and share our lives.
    Gerald is passionate about people, his country and what he does. He is out to bring out the best in people regardless of the cultural differences, age, gender, origin, etc. About the environment, he takes personal initiative to contribute to a better place even when faced with opposition or ridicule. This is the reason he is involved in the developments mentioned by those he has worked with. I found this quite intriguing as this is what it means to be a leader and I want to be mentored by this caliber of a leader.
    Gerald is a mentor, a father figure, a leader, a team player, seasoned communicator, a coach, initiative and a friend.

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  12. I have known Gerald since we served together in the UNGANA Young Friends of AMREF Leadership in 1996. This is a volunteer group that provides young professions and students with the opportunity to develop their community. As a member of the leadership team of UNGANA, Gerald demonstrated great skill in leadership and mentoring which went a long way in developing members, friends and beneficiaries of the group alike.

    I also know Gerald to be a morally sound, focused, hardworking, humble, good and is a very kind hearted person which is a testament of character and the rich principles he stands by. I am proud to have him and his family as friends.

    Blessings and favour in all your endeavours Gerald.

    Evelyne Kilonzo, Central Bank of Kenya

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  13. Esau .O. Riaroh – Country Director, Christian Mission Aid (CMA), South Sudan

    I have known Gerald since 2002 as a friend, NGO leader, advocate, volunteer, investor, mentor, team player, class mate and now career coach and trainer. Besides this, I have known, Gerald as an exceptional professional who puts his all in whatever he commits to do.

    Gerald is also a good networker with vital contacts. He is someone who knows how to make and keep friends. He is family oriented and with strong values.

    If you are thinking of engaging a mentor, coach or accountability partner on career and life issues then I highly recommend Gerald.

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  14. It is a great honor to consider Gerald as a friend and an associate. We met during a week long leadership training forum and ‘Mr President’ as he is then since known to me,impressed me as a thought leader,an astute communicator and very passionate about the youth, our country and self development.Yet here he was also being trained!!! that to me marks him out as a leader who also listens to other opinion.

    We have continuously met at various interactions,and his long enduring career has come to my knowledge. His is an enviable C.V and he seeks to empower and transform others to greater achievements.

    I unreservedly recommend WDS Africa to all who wish to revive and live their dreams. I also look forward to future interaction with this great gentleman man whom i look up to.

    Gods favor in all your endeavors Gerald.

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  15. From the very first time I met Gerald you could thought we have known each other for years. This is because of the powerful self image that he has. Gerald is straight forward, professional mentor, trainer and expert in everything he does. He has the golden heart that cares and loves to see people become the best they can be and above all he is a family man. He loves to see people not just succeeding in businesses but also knowing they have strong family and values which makes them standout. I highly recommend Gerald for he is a man of great character and very passionate in what he does. Wish you the very best in your endeavors

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  16. Gerald served as CEO in a board where I was chairman. His people-centeredness and empathy for me stands out as great characteristics. His ability to infuse passion into what he believes in and to positively influence his constituents is admirable.

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  17. Describing Gerald to me is inevitable, and it is invariably recurring every time my boss comments on my performance at work. Its because of him i am really the best in the market regarding my career.
    In 1998 my first competition in Fitness and body building held in carnivore restaurant, I was a very disappointed man when i was told not even to go to the back stage and wait for the next round but instead i was ruthlessly shown the door to the changing room. Little did i know that there was someone who saw a difference in me. Being then the National secretary of KBBF (Kenya Body Building Federation), Gerald walked into the changing room and gave me a pat on the back, and told me ” Young man, I have seen a future champion in you and a trainer of trainers so don’t give up there is always next time”
    Gerald is the best mentor i have ever encountered, I wish you the very best in your ventures and you will always have my support.
    God be with you Gerald.

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  18. I have known Gerald since the year 2009 when he was the Chief Executive Officer for HelpAge Kenya. In Gerald I experienced and benefited from a highly qualified and a down-to-earth manager, mentor, administrator, a team leader and team player who steered the organization to successfully implement donor funded programmes, namely; EU, BIG Lottery, AED, AGE UK and HelpAge International. Gerald has an exceptional psychological maturity of keeping staff and stakeholders together in overcoming challenges.

    I have a lot of admiration and respect to this humble leader and manager who selflessly inducted me to the world of advocating for the rights and welfare of Older Persons.
    The sky will forever remain the beginning for Gerald.

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    I served with Gerald in the Menno Sacco while he was working for the Mennonite Central Committee. Our offices were in the same building and I had an opportunity to interact with Gerald on a regular basis. Gerald impressed me with his commitment to what he does and his passion for social justice. His dedication in serving members of the Sacco was evident as was his desire to see the lives of the members economically transformed. He truly is a leader and a person of ideas and values. He is a visionary and someone dependable. .

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  20. Gerald is a superb mentor, who shared on personal life development and he is passionate about family values and upholding the same with sound spiritual roots. He definitely adds value to all who interact with him.

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  21. Gerald is truly an inspirational trainer. Someone i have worked with in the past and I have seen first hand his passion for what he does. Africa need more of such young and vibrant leaders.

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  22. Modesta Ongweso – Training and mentoring manager, KYBT
    Gerald is an inspirational leader, mentor and a great coach. He has mentored young entrepreneurs at KYBT on business start-up development and trained several mentors within the program. His passion in mentoring is recommendable and desirable.

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  23. Gerald is very passionate about personal development and coaching. I have come to know him as someone who is compassionate and keen on helping others move forward in life.

    Gerald is confident, visionary and is good at giving others the needed push in order to pursue their dreams.

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  24. I first met Gerald through an an alumni program I was implementing with his former school. He was so ready to give back to his former school and he introduced me to hundred of other alumni, meaning he had kept in touch. I found this impressive and later engaged him on the career coaching bit.

    As a career coach , Gerald is a good listener and his feedback on the litany of career concerns I raised was honest . As a young person tasked with leadership I went through this really scary overwhelming phase. Sessions with Gerald helped me strike a balance where I am confident in my ability to deliver yet accepting of my inexperience. I am more relaxed ,confident and easily reach out for help without feeling incompetent and getting better at this whole leadership thing.

    If you are a young leader trying to hack leadership make an appointment with Gerald, you’ll love it.

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  25. I’ve known Gerald for over 20 years. Gerald has always been passionate about what he does, and it shows through his energy and enthusiasm. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Gerald will lead you every step of the way. Gerald embodies change. Through consistent and positive feedback and encouragement, and I would strongly recommend him as a coach, trainer and mentor.

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  26. I have had the privilege of knowing Gerald for over 26 years. He is excellent with people, dependable, forthright and has positively impacted the people he has dealt with over the years. From school through to his sporting days and currently he remains true to himself and his family, friends, relatives and everyone he interacts with. He shares freely whether it be wisdom, experience or knowledge. He is the Gero I have known since we were in school together. He has accomplished a lot over the years and mentored and assisted many people. He is also truly committed to family. May you continue to be blessed and be a blessing to others.

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  27. I have known Gerald most of my life and he has been nothing short of inspiring. His dedication, determination and sheer hard work is almost unparalleled. His integrity and fortitude cannot be gain said. It has been a pleasure associating with him and would be hard to find a more affable person.

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  28. I have known Gerald for the last – about 10 – years. And I am proud to have been associated with him. A man of principle. A leader who says what he does and does what he says. I think Kenya should be proud to have people like Gerald among her citizens. He is strong in integrity, honesty and openness. He knows no tribe or color or creed. For him we are all the same. Truly his is service to all……….. God bless you Gerald.

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  29. Gerald is an exceptional person with a positive attitude towards challenging aspects in human interaction. I have known Gerald for a good part of my life and I am pleased he has taken this direction which is a calling to him. His leadership skills will go a long way to resolving issues we face in our day to day life. Gerald’s resolve towards helping others and offering best guidance is uncompromising. Additionally one of the qualities I admire most in Gerald is that he ensures to pursue matters until they are complete regardless of the difficulty, a trait many of us lack today. The people around Gerald will no doubt gain considerably from his skills, advice and friendship.
    Abdi Ali – Bank Manager

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  30. Gerald is a great mentor.
    As my cousin/brother and great friend, he has really inspired me and has made a great positive impact in many aspects of my life.
    I’ve known him to be an honest person who upholds truth and moral integrity.
    He has a big heart and is always willing to help people with an aim of seeing them stand on their two feet and achieve their goals.
    His exceptional career coaching skills have helped many young people (including me) make wise decisions thus saving them time, money and headaches. This has also contributed to molding of great and responsible young leaders.
    Gerald is a God fearing man and he also upholds family values thus more passion and success on what he does.
    He possesses good time-management and strategic thinking skills.
    Gerald is a team player and he values other people’s opinion/contributions since he believes everyone’s opinion counts.
    God bless you Gerald and all the best in your endeavors.
    Great job!

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  31. George Muodi – Sports Centre Manager, Games and Swimming Coach at St. Andrews – Turi Prep and Senior School.

    Gerald is one of the few great people this country have. His profile is very long whereby if I start writing for the 20 years I have known him, it will be more than 500 page book. From Khalsa primary school he was a leader, then Highway High School, Nairobi School to Victoria University in Canada and Finally Leeds University in UK.
    Gerald is one of those few Kenyans who chose not to forget his roots by coming back to develop Kenya instead of working in Canada or UK where there were so many job opportunities.
    In 1996, through AMREF, he was among the first people to create UNGANA-YOUNG FRIENDS of AMREF, a volunteer group geared towards empowering young professions to volunteer not only for AMREF but other similar NGO’s. which today has over 10,000 members. In this group Gerald is remembered to encourage young volunteers by this slogan “it takes you a short time to volunteer, but it creates long term job opportunities”. He helped the group discover a street children home today named “Dagoreti Child in Need Program”, which was adopted by AMREF Kenya and is a show case in how to rehabilitate street children. As a leader within Ungana, he represented the youth organization in United Nations Youth Forum where again he was selected a leader to bring together different youth groups, where he worked with Juma Assiago, Mr.Oben of UNEP and Hon.Balala then Mayor of Mombasa (and was passionate about youth).
    Through Ungana, Gerald became CEO of KeNAAM which had it humble beginnings at AMREF (itself a board member of KeNAAM, dealing with awareness of Malaria not only in Kenya but all over Africa and the world. With leadership skills at KeNAAM, this was after his tenure at Mennonite Central Committee Kenya where he was the Logistics & Accounts Officer. During my visits to Gerald in these places I noted how he passionately would mentor and coach others. I therefore did not wonder when he was selected to lead both HelpAge Kenya and Viwango. Gerald has a very strong sense of cultural values and more so care for and respect for the young and elderly. The institutions he has served have left a mark locally and internationally.
    From the the reputable NGOs that Gerald has served, he shared with me his vision of starting WDS Africa. Even before the creation of WDS Africa, Gerald had mentored so many people.

    Last but not least, I met Gerald at Railways Gym early 1995. He was the most gentle and welcoming soul to the gym and quick to help you train in the proper way.Gerald observed that young people in the gym were not guided properly. He asked me that we both Volunteer with Kenya Body Building Federation (KBBF). His keeness on justice and rigour for rules and regulation saw us promoted to the Judges Panel Committee. Soon after we rose to through the ranks and Gerald was elected Treasurer, Secretary and finally Chairman of KBBF. He has a passion for sports, and was himself an excellent rugby, basketball, hockey player in addition to having been a great sprinter in school and university.

    Gerald loves family! He always ask how your family is doing. His passion for family includes work-life balance and family well being.Thanks Gerald for this journey and I wish you well with WDS Africa.

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  32. I met Gerald in my first job as a volunteer and he as my first CEO, after I graduated from University. I have learnt alot from him. Although he was my boss, he also was and continues to be my mentor, and I can attribute much of my professional growth to his wise counsel. He is a great believer in ensuring growth of all those working with and around him, often pointing out opportunities and offering support in improvement.
    I call him the “professional networker”, he has on several occassions gone out of his way to make introductions and offer leads towards expanding my networks which is an integral part of growth both professional and personal.
    Having held leadership positions in various organizations, Gerald is vastly knowledgeable in leadership and governance.
    Gerald is one person I’m glad to be associated with and I recommend friends to have a chat with.

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  33. Gerald is very passionate and professional in his endevours.

    He has been a great leader to us at Kenya Bodybuilding Federation wthere he injected professionalisn and managed harmonise the association that has been plagued by wrangles.

    His sharing of his vast experience and commitment has been of great help to me both professionally and individually.

    True to his caring character he still calls occasionally to follow up me and never ceases to throw in a word of caution, encouragement and praise.

    He is a unique leader, he actually cares.

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  34. A good friend and one to look upto. Met Gerald 9 years ago as i interned under him in KeNaam. He shared with me his time, experiences and most of all challenged me to always seek to better the lives of others. He is a positive thinker and leader, always seeking to make a change.
    You are a great man Gerald, may you always continue to open doors for others.

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  35. I came to know Gerald at the beginning of the year 2013.He has been a wonderful asset to my current Job,advising me on how to embellish my C.v in a way that is appealing to potential employers.Indeed he has been a mentor having encouraged me every step of the way.He has been a great referee and I would encourage anyone who is looking to improve him or herself to get in touch with him.It is certain that one will never be the same again

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  36. Gerald is a passionate leader who works with you to realize your potential. He is professional in his conduct and a good steward in whatever he has his hands on. He has remained a good friend and a mentor in the last 10 years and would recommend him to anyone who wants to grow to the next level

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  37. Gerald Walterfang whom I have known for 7 years is one of the most inspiring persons I have met. He brings out the very best in other people, and has what it takes to rally momentum for the type of change we need in the 21st century organisation.

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  38. Energetic, Committed and Passionate ! Gerald will get things done and inject these virtues into the environments and situations that he is in. He will continue to make a difference and impact many lives.

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  39. Gerald is a gift to this generation. He loves working with people and is passionate about developing talents. Gerald literally walked with me through the journey of self discovery, I became more aware of my God given talents and skills, I overcame self doubt.When I started the WDS program, I was feeling stuck in my career. We started out by re-working my resume, which literally started knocking doors!.Before I even completed the program, I had attractive job offers!. What I liked most about this program is that it is all-rounded. I highly recommend Gerald to anyone looking to getting to the next level in life.

    Coach I salute you! May God continue expanding your boundaries!

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  40. Chris Mbiti- Poverty Eradication Network (PEN)- Development Sector

    Gerald is a man who wears many hats! I have known him as a team leader, a mentor and a coach and above all a leading player in the NGO sector. I admire his passion for knowledge and for sure you will always find Gerald reading a book! I have borrowed a number of books from him and I have always found the books inspirational and very informative. I admire is commitment to transformative leadership especially among the youth and emerging sector leaders. It is difficult to describe Gerald in one word but in a few words I can say Gerald is an excellent coach, mentor, team builder,arbiter, trainer and facilitator.It is enriching to hang around with him and engage in diverse discussions.
    He has long experience in many sectors and I have always known Gerald to take the most difficult challenges like building organisations from infancy.
    Finally I love his commitment and passion to family values, something which is missing in our emerging generation!!

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  41. Enid Wamani – Director Partnership Uganda AIDS Commission – Feb 18,2014
    I have known Gerald for over ten years ago when we both were Directors of sister NGO Networks in Kenya (Gerald) and Uganda (for me.) Gerald is very hardworking, energetic and passionate about the development of young people, children and mothers. He is relentless in pursuing his objectives until he is successful. Gerald has strong values for family and friends. He has a positive influence on those he relates with, and I am a testimony to this.

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  42. I’ve known Gerald for over fifteen years during which I have witnessed his growth into a positive leader in the development sector. Gerald has always had a passion for people and for stewarding them into positive directions that ultimately contribute to their own growth and ability to be effective actors in their professional arena.

    Looking forward to witnessing the next chapter.

    Mwihaki

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  43. Gerald is a personal friend and also a friend of the family. Speaking to Gerald invokes a lot of constructive and well thought out down to earth strategies that have assisted me map my future. Gerald has a wealth of advise on transition lest it catches you by surprise as change is inevitable. Gerald is all rounded with serious commitment to God, his family and friends. I would without any reservation endorse Gerald.

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  44. Gerald approaches his work with great passion and sincere interest in people. He achieves results because of his dedication and reliability. I highly recommend him to any group ready for serious change.

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  45. Robert Mwangi – Teacher
    Gerald has been more than a friend to my wife and I for over 30 years; he has been a brother. He gives me his honest opinion and shares his thoughts freely with me. I never hesitate to call on Gerald when I need his input on something. Gerald is a good husband, father, brother and son. I have watched him play these different roles well over the years. His work ethic is impeccable and he gives his all to accomplish whatever task he has to do. I have also had the privilege to see Gerald grow professionally from the NGO world, to mentoring. Due to his experience, he makes a good mentor and is able to connect with his mentees at different levels. Due to his honesty and humility, he is able to positively influence those he works with.
    He takes his spirituality seriously, and this helps him deal with the different areas of his life well and gives him balance.
    I am proud to be associated with Gerald and wish him all the best as he charts his way through life.

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  46. James Kanyari – Field Extension Community Worker Feb 14, 2013.

    Gerald is a good role model, listening and simple to reach person. He has the ability to note appropriate techniques to apply in the an attempt to pass information, ideas, skills, attitude and feelings to other members. He is humorous and i thank God meeting him; i having a humble background, he trained me accounts program in an NGO and encouraged me to in-taking community development course and skills. He is considerate on people’s value.

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  47. Awesome Resource
    “If you need someone to help you put your career, spiritual and social life in perspective, then no need to look any further. Gerald was able to help me on so many levels. He gave me the tools and guidance I needed to open the door to excellent life opportunities, using these tools, he got me thinking of where I want to be in the long term, how to make my strengths work for me, and helped me be optimistic in all my undertakings. I highly recommend him, and hope that others use his services to further their own career and aspirations in life. With his guidance and coaching I was able to consider opportunities and strengths I would not have otherwise thought I had or was capable of venturing into. I strongly advise you to make an appointment.”

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  48. Gerald has a genuine, unassuming way of connecting with his audience, regardless of size. I have attended, for example, a session he facilitated to university students. He connected with them very effectively at their level, while simultaneously handling a complicated life concept very easy to understand. He conducts himself with respect and good decorum

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  49. Gerald is a go getter with a never give up attitude.I appreciate his encouraging spirit and his desire to mentor others.His cv speaks for him in that he has continued to seek knowledge thus enabling him to enrich others.I recommend his services to those going through a rough patch,to those seeking higher levels and those needing a clearer vision.

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  50. I have had the privilege of knowing Gerald for close to thirty five years. He has always been very passionate about people and genuinely interested in their well being. He is honest about himself and always willing to share his experiences in life which are a key ingredient for every mentor. Perhaps in another life he would have made a great psychologist. God knows best and am not the least surprised to find glowing tributes of what a great mentor he is. Am impressed by what he has accomplished over the years and yet still remained the humble, forthright, friendly Gero I have known since our childhood days. May our good Lord continue to expand your boundaries.

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  51. Gerald is a results oriented go getter, with excellent people skills. He has a good rapport and relationship with all the people that he has related with over the years. He has excelled in all aspects of his life, that is in his family life, in his younger days as a body builder and now in transferring intellectual knowledge. He has remained consistent as I have known him for the last 26 years.

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  52. Gerald is a very valuable friend, a committed husband, father and go to person when you need someone to cheer and lift you up, as he is always a keen listener and has encouraging words for all.He is very keen on family values. As first time daddies we attended parenting classes together with our wives and I know from our experience then that he is eager to do whatever he gets into right the first time and always, a quality I find most admirable. Among his key programs under WDS Africa is Family First, a testimony to his focus.

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  53. Gerald is always genuine and honest. He is passionate in helping people know who they are, the potential they hold and always ready to help one walk the journey of discovering oneself. He is very kind and human. He sees great things in people who may be regarding themselves of less value or even marked ‘hopeless’. I personally, I regard him as trusted mentor! He does not hesitate to feel the hurt of others, he believes after the hurt comes Joy. He has helped me greatly to be whom I am today and to always see,feel and identify more potential in me while aggressively pursuing my personal growth & development. He has fear of God in him and that has made him a humble person who can work with people of all kinds and personalities. He does not discriminate on basis of race or tribe – he is a global person – I thank God for making Gerald the kind of person he is. I strongly recommend Gerald where integrity, respect and appreciations are upheld. It comes as no surprise that he followed his passion though establishment of WDS Africa Long live Gerald

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  54. Gerald is proactive and I have known him to act as opposed to speaking about issues that he feels need addressing. His good relationship and interpersonal skills have endeared him to many and more so, he continues to help a lot of people by carrying out his mentorship role. I am glad to note that mentorship forms part of his current services under the flagship-WDS Africa.

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  55. Gerald is well informed, articulate, seasoned communicator and
    inspiring. Mentoring and training people in life skills is a passion
    and dates back to his employment days as I came to experience him and learn
    from his former colleagues. Through his mentorship, I have been able to discover my
    strengths that are very paramount in my career that otherwise i’d
    never have discovered. Thanks to Gerald, I now know the right career
    path to follow!

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  56. Gerald was a great leader who was passionate about helping people grow in all areas of their lives. I will always remember his wise counsel and words of encouragement to become better and always aim higher in life, for as he always said, “The sky is the limit” May you be blessed always.

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  57. Gerald took me through a journey of re-discovering my inner gems. He has a way of bringing the best out of you.This evident when you undertake programs such as the Executive Career Strategic Consultation with WDS Africa.

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  58. Gerald inspires with his words and actions. I can say that he believes in mentoring people and he takes every opportunity. As my coach and mentor he has taught me to identify the endless opportunities right in front of me by developing a positive attitude towards every challenge!

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  59. Gerald is mentor in every sense of the word. In each organization he has worked he has left his indelible mark and is a positive energizing and energized mentor in every sense of the word

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  60. Just when you are about to give up on a career mentor; someone who can accompany you in your journey of life and ask the questions often brushed aside a ray of light reminds you that we have great people by meeting Gerald Walterfang. A seasoned development practitioner, Gerald integrates social attributes of wholesome growth and development, where interactions with him could not possibly leave you the same. He appreciates the global perspective of thinking as well as infusing the detailed execution to achieve desired results; while keeping the self belief radar high. I recommend Gerald to anyone who feels like they are in a rut race in their careers or otherwise.

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  61. Gerald has a wealth of experience in leadership. We met with him during The Game Changer, a Men of Purpose program where we got to know each other better.He has seen it all rising from humble beginnings to heading institutions. He is widely traveled, thus exposed to different cultures and leadership styles. I would readily recommend him to anyone who needs to be trained and mentored in leadership.

    George Mugwe Maina.

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  62. Gerald’s heart for developing leaders, strategic approach to issues, passionate and inclusive (team) approach to project management are some of the qualities I like about him. I have enjoyed interacting with him since we met at KBN, during his tenure as the Chair of KBBF and look forward to many more interactions in the future.

    Keep it up Gerald and God bless you.

    Paul Makumi – Missionary/Sports Consultant
    http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=90691297&trk=tab_pro

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  63. Gerald Mwangi Walterfang has been a great mentor and enthusiastic champion for young upcoming leaders. He has been my counselor on leadership. Gerald has been an inspiration and through his expertise I have been able to progress in my career with an ambition to greater echelons. Gerald has been an excellent executive career coach; enabling me to take a bold change in career from manufacturing sector to banking sector. His insights and guidance enabled me to excel in my profession and conquer greater heights in professional growth and personal income stream in a big way.

    Omondi George

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  64. Gerald is a great mentor. Having been a corporate sponsorship officer at Ungana – Young friends of Amref, he taught me on how to approach certain issues strategically as well as challenge me which brought out my leadership skills which have steered me in my professional field. Thank you Gerald for all that you do.

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