Patrick Abah-Dakou

Patrick Sassou Abah-Dakou is an international coach and bilingual training facilitator and consultant who is very passionate about human capital development. He has been strongly engaged in the training of many middle managers and senior corporate executives (C-suite) in English and French-speaking countries in over 17 countries across Africa in recent years. His focus areas as a trainer are High-Performance Leadership, Team Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Mentoring, Counselling, and Coaching. As a professional international coach, helping his clients realise their full potential through engagement from his coaching style gives him delight. This has won him many clients mainly in Africa and Europe.

After nearly 13 years in the banking sector in Ghana and Togo, Patrick was excelling in the fields of Operations, International Trade and Finance, and Customer Service Excellence. He, however, was not fully fulfilled until he resigned to follow his passion – the development of human resources. He is motivated to see employees and businesses reach their greatest potential and achieve their priorities. He also loves to bring the best out of people through coaching. Patrick believes that failure is not the end of life but rather a road, which leads to success.

Patrick holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Impact from the University of Milan, Italy, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Central University, Ghana. He also holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Management Studies from Central University, Ghana, with a dissertation entitled “Emotional Intelligence, a critical success factor for the African Entrepreneur”, with Honors. This study covered entrepreneurs from different social classes in nine African countries, namely Ghana, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Nigeria. Through this study, Patrick got the conviction that he has a mission to help groom many leaders in both French and English-speaking countries and to help them become aware of their need to develop their emotional intelligence as a pathway to becoming extraordinary people.

Patrick is a consultant and facilitator with MCA Training International with a diversified client portfolio in West, Central and East Africa namely CimBenin (Benin), CimTogo and ScanTogo (Togo), CimBurkina (Burkina Faso), Air Burkina (Burkina Faso), the Securities Exchange Commission (Ghana) and Ecobank (DRCongo, Burundi, Gabon, Chad, Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, RCA, Guinea Conakry, the Gambia, Liberia) to name a few. He joined MCA as a full-time consultant in 2018 and is the Head of Operations in charge of Ghana and Togo.

He is also a Certified Genos Emotional Intelligence Coach and is an accredited trainer for Standard Bank Group.

Patrick is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from Erickson Coaching International, a Certified Trainer, Leadership and Executive Coach from MCA Training International. He is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from ICF (International Coaching Federation). He writes and publishes articles on leadership and change in attitudes.

Patrick has trained over 900 Middle and Top Executives of 19 companies in more than 17 countries in Africa and outside Africa.

Patrick is married to Freda, and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter.

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