Peter Ndung’u: The Lion You Never Heard Roar
Building a company starts with the blocks and pillars erected in the mind, envisioned clearly and aching to become reality. Lesalon Kasaine had a chat with yet another young leader, Peter Ndung’u. Peter’s organization nurtures young leaders. He pursued international relations at university with a major in diplomacy and foreign policy and a minor in management. After the graduation ceremony in 2015, he picked up the tools he’d acquired and chiseled his own destiny away from employment.
Peter Ndung’u is the Co-founder of Great Minds Challenge and Pioneer of ScanCoaching Africa. He represented Kenya in the 2017 Nudge Global Leadership Impact Challenge in Amsterdam emerging top 10 out of 90 global participants.
Who is Peter?
I am always at pains to answer this question. Funny thing is, the first thing that comes to my mind is the Chronixx’s 2017 Chronology album legend song that says “I’m a lion but you never heard me roar.” That encompasses my passion and vision as a young leader.
Why did you start The Great Minds Challenge and what was the process?
I started the Great Minds Challenge because I had no interest in the established path. To paraphrase the famous quote, I am a round peg in a square hole. I desired a platform where I could explore my full potential and wild dreams of nurturing a new generation of leaders with new mindsets, leading from a place of value and character to effect transformation for people, planet and prosperity.
The process, I must confess, started a long time ago. I have always had this deep-seated desire for change in my life and those around me.
What is the mandate of your company?
Our objective is to inspire and nurture a new generation of young leaders with new mindsets, who can transform the society through innovation, sustainability and future-proof creative ideas.
What achievements have you bagged while behind the wheel of Global Minds Challenge?
I am one of the youngest Clairity4D accredited business partners in Africa. I am a recipient of the Gold Award from President Uhuru Kenyatta, from the President’s Award Scheme in 2015. And now that you’ve asked that, I guess it’s a great segue to say that I’ve brought the latest technology in coaching (ScanCoaching) not only to Kenya but also a first to Africa, which we launched in December, last year.