Unveiling Our Fearless Visionary:
Pauline Kiraithe

Founder/CEO Talentgurus@254, Global Multi Award Winning HR Consultant, Executive Leadership, Life and Career Coach, Leadership Effectiveness Facilitator, Author – Owning Your Career


Pauline is a global multi-award-winning HR Consultant/Executive Leadership Life and Career
Coach with over 28 years of multi-sectoral HR leadership experience. She has vast
multisector experience having worked in the NGO, Telecommunications, Retail, Media,
Education, and Professional Consulting Sectors. Over her career, she rose up the career
ladder, with her last corporate position being the HR Director of Standard Media Group. She
is now in her seventh year as an entrepreneur, executing purpose through her organization,
Talentgurus@254, where she is now using her vast HR experience to assist companies and
individuals unleash their true people potential.

Empowering Growth through Tailored Programs and Global Reach
TalentGurus@254 has developed the Ignite Youth Leadership, Ascend Self Leadership, Ascend Masterclass, and the Refresh Personal Coaching Programs that provide youth and professionals with life skills, personal development, leadership training, mentorship, and career coaching services. Since inception with her team of coaches, she has coached over 3500 individuals directly, and over 150, 000 individuals indirectly in their areas of passion and talent. She is also the curator of the leading career coaching program, the Ascend Self Leadership program, a globally virtually-delivered program. Since its inception in 2020, 444 global corporate mid to senior leaders from 16 countries globally have graduated from the program. This has moved them into living with greater intentionality and impact in their personal lives, careers, and businesses.
Introducing "Owning Your Career" - A Comprehensive Career Playbook for Success.
In Nov 2021, Pauline launched her first book – Owning Your Career- a career playbook on how to best select and manage one’s career, to how intentionally to succeed. This has further enriched career coaching resources available in the marketplace. Since its launch in December 2021, she has since sold over 1200 copies.
Embracing Futuristic Thinking and Influential Digital Leadership.
She is a forward thinker, very agile and adaptable, a futurist, and a social media influencer where she has mentored and influenced large audiences to be better versions of themselves. She has built an online community with over 30,000 followers and connections across all her social media handles. Her key preferred professional platform is Linked In, where she has over 13,000 followers and 7,500 connections. She is a true believer that the world is flat and now more than ever, we all have to acquire and build on skills and mindsets that will enable us to interact and embrace the future. She calls herself the Global Virtual Physical Coach that has now seen her coach, train, and mentor numerous clients from across the world. I am well versed in one-to-one and team online coaching and facilitation.
Key Qualifications
  • MBA – Human Resources – University of Nairobi, 2009
  • Bachelor of Education, Upper Second Class Honors, Dean’s List 4th Year – Kenyatta
    University, Kenya, 1998
  • ICF ACC Accredited Coach
  • Institute of Human Resource Management IHRM – Full Member
  • Genos EI Practitioners Certification Course – Genos International, Australia
  • Life Coaching and NLP Practitioners Diploma – Kuunganisha Training and Coaching,
  • Mentor Coach Program – Deep and Wide Coaching
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching – Academy of Executive Coaching (AOEC), UK
  • Harnessing the Power of Mentoring – David Clutterbuck, AOEC, UK
  • International Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching – John Leary – Joyce, AOEC, UK
  • Bulletproof Leadership Course – 2009
Summary of Awards/Recognitions - HR & Coaching Excellence Awards


  • Talentgurus@254 was selected as the Top 100 Kenyan most promising startups in 2016 under the Global 1 Million startups that are working to achieve the UN SDGs
  • Awarded Top 100 Global Training and Development Leaders Award, World HRD Congress, Nov 2017
  • Best Leadership and Training Consultancy – Kenya, A1 Global Media (UK) June 2020
  • Best Personalized HR Consultancy Services Nairobi – 4th African Excellence Awards – MEA Markets, A1 Global Media (UK) June 2021
  • Education and Coaching Excellence Award – Kenya, A1 Global Media (UK), June 2021
  • In December 2021, Talentgurus@254 was awarded the Best Career Coaching Services Provider in Kenya at the annual MEA Business Awards
  • 2022/23 Leading Career Coaching Consultancy of the Year – Kenya, Corporate Wire Global Awards, UK
  • 2023 Pacesetters Awards, Eastern Africa Chapter – Talent Discovery and Development Award
  • 2023 KEOnline Digitally fit Persons Award – HR Platinum Award
  • 2023-2024 Career Consultancy of the Year - Kenya, Corporate Wire Global Awards, UK

Guiding with a blend of training, coaching, mentorship and industry expertise, our CEO brings out the best in our talented workforce