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At Mastering Awareness, we are driven by an unwavering commitment to redefine the path to success in STEM for Underrepresented Professionals and Leaders of Diverse Teams.

Our mission is to inspire excellence and inclusive leadership. We work closely with STEM organisations in designing and delivering groundbreaking programmes that support and promote personal and leadership development for underrepresented professionals and diverse leaders. At the core of our philosophy is self-awareness, authenticity, and inclusivity.

Our commitment to our customers is unwavering. We don’t just serve; we dedicate ourselves to understanding your needs and providing a personalised service that should exceed your expectations.

In our programme deliveries, our style is to stay encouraging, open, and curious; yet challenging current mindsets, beliefs and values that might be getting in the way of the individual or organisation’s success.

Additionally, you can also engage our coaching services designed to offer individualised support for your key players. This distinctive blend of leadership training and personalised one-to-one coaching adds value by helping individuals identify and overcome obstacles that may be affecting their performance or commitment to change.

The net results are motivated, self-aware leaders and teams who can cope with the demanding challenges of their respective roles in a diverse environment.

Our Team

Dorinda Nartey


Dorinda, the visionary force at Mastering Awareness, personally curates and delivers the majority of our ground-breaking leadership courses.  

With nearly two decades of expertise in Quality Assurance, she remains a consultant, providing support to a select group of clients within the clinical research industry.

Driven by a deep-seated passion to reshape the narrative of success in STEM for Underrepresented Professionals and Leaders of Diverse Teams, she founded Mastering Awareness.  She partners with leaders keen to promote and foster diverse talents and create equitable promotional pathways for all.  The emphasis is on promoting an inclusive culture – a collaborative environment where all talent is recognised and celebrated.  

In her one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions tailored to individual needs, Dorinda collaborates with both seasoned and aspiring leaders who are enthusiastic about harnessing their character strengths.  She assists them in aligning their goals with a profound sense of purpose and drive.

In her approach, Dorinda exudes a dynamic and vibrant energy that goes beyond her professional credentials. Enthusiastic, cheerful, and genuinely dedicated to unravelling the complexities of human psychology, she is committed to empowering others find purpose and drive in navigating change amid challenging circumstances.   Employing a holistic perspective, she brings a refreshing approach to both personal and professional growth in her work.  

She is an accredited Senior Practitioner Coach and Mentor with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and completed a programme on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: DEI Strategies for Business Impact from Cambridge Judge Business School.

Agatha Nortley-Meshe

Dr. Agatha Nortley-Meshe

Events Lead

Agatha is the creative force behind our Women of Colour in Leadership events and community. These events aren’t just gatherings; they’re a vibrant sanctuary where female leaders of Colour come together to share, uplift, and champion one another. Together, we create a psychologically safe space for reflection, a hub for connecting with kindred spirits, and a stage for supporting and challenging each other to unleash industry skills like never before. If you want to join this community, get in touch with us and get set for an exhilarating journey of empowerment! 

Agatha is also a mentor and co-facilitator on some of our programmes, providing transitional support and sharing her insights on some of our workshops and webinars.

She is a London based GP who has worked across multiple healthcare settings and held a number of leadership roles across the NHS.  She has a wealth of experience in clinical leadership, clinical governance and service redesign, and has worked on a variety of national, regional and local projects.
Agatha is an accredited WRES expert and has used this experience to champion the race equality agenda. She is passionate about supporting others to develop confidence and leadership skills, and continues to provide mentoring support for others. From 2011-2016 she provided mentoring to women from around the world via the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
She is co-director of DAPS Global -an organisation that specialising in leadership, patient safety and Quality Improvement training for frontline and junior clinical staff. She was an online Tutor for the University of London Global MBA Quality Improvement Module in the 2022-23 academic year. She has delivered training workshops and seminars nationally and globally on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
Caroline Kittcatt

Caroline Kittcatt, PhD.

Co-Facilitator, Executive Coach & Supervisor

Caroline evaluates and facilitates some of the modules in our leadership programmes. As an accredited coach, counsellor and supervision, she brings a wealth of experience and depth in her workshops, one-to-one and group coaching sessions. She particularly aims to support Diverse Leaders, Women in Leadership and Neurodiverse talents.

Caroline currently works in private practice as a coach, supervisor and therapist having recently left her role of 24 years as a CEO delivering counselling in commercial, community and educational settings and designing and delivering professional counselling training, workshops and personal development programmes.

With a long career in leadership and management, she understands the pressures of contemporary working life. Her qualifications include coaching, management, training, research and counselling. She is an EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner level and a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor.

Francis Akwensivie

Mentoring Lead

As a mentor, Francis Akwensivie brings to the table not only his impressive 18-year career in Project Engineering and Management but also a wealth of experience across diverse industries, including oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, and renewable energy. His mentoring style reflects a genuine commitment to fostering growth and development in others.

Francis is known for his patient and encouraging approach, providing valuable insights and guidance to help mentees navigate their professional journeys. Recognised for maintaining composure under pressure, he excels in helping others overcome potentially challenging situations and setbacks.

Mentees benefit not only from his technical expertise but also from his leadership acumen, learning how to navigate complex projects and teams successfully. Francis’s mentoring relationship goes beyond imparting knowledge; it’s about nurturing the next generation of professionals and empowering them to thrive in their respective fields.

Throughout his career, Francis has played a pivotal role in global teams dedicated to developing Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) facilities. His proficiency lies in delivering engineering solutions for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of such facilities, fostering seamless collaboration with internal departments and external stakeholders. His track record includes the successful delivery of multiple major innovative projects in upper tier COMAH sites.

Francis’s leadership prowess is evident in his role as the driving force behind a team tasked with developing a Safety Report for a Gas Processing Facility and overseeing the review and update of the Safety Case for an FPSO. This involved meticulous alignment with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

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