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Growing up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Modesta knew from a young age that she wanted to stand in the gap for others.
She now equips African leaders to thrive in the uber-competitive global economy.
In her 17-year career, Modesta has supported 100,000+ professionals to lead growth and impact in Africa's public, private, non-profit, academic, and media sectors.
She has authored 9 Career and Business books and, has reached over 20 million globally through high-level media, moderation, and public speaking engagements.
Modesta is an honoree of global leadership fellowships including African Leadership Institute, Fortune Most Powerful Women Global Mentoring Program, Africa Women in Management Awards and President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
A lawyer and Advocate of the High Court, Modesta is also a Certified Executive Coach, Joseph Business School Trainer, and Board Director of several U.S. based non-profits focused on equipping African girls for STEAM-related vocations, and women for career and business success.
Modesta is married to Mhando Philemon Mbughuni and they are parents to two dynamic world changers.
Appreciating the context you make decisions in daily, Modesta's has curated live and on-demand solutions to prevailing leadership challenges of often volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous African environments.
"I am where I am and the leader that I am because I learned from the best, she is real and she is raw. Looking back, I honestly am thankful that our paths crossed as she helped build my character and kingdom business principles. To sum it up, Modesta has a calling of grooming leaders and she is GREAT AT IT!"
Managing Director, Ekihya, Niajiri Platform
"My first encounter with Modesta in a professional context was ironically by reputation. Her leadership and quick grasp of complex ideas in the cultural context in which we were working was exceptional. My own life has been enriched by someone who has taken seriously the idea of investing in others around her."
Founder, Life Cartography
"She saw the greatness in me while I was still fumbling in confusion and mediocrity. Modesta gives it to you raw. She is not one to beat around the bush when it comes to inspiring people to grow in their capacity as leaders. She has been a mentor, a counselor, and a coach like no other."