Helping you fulfil your destiny

Career Coaching for diverse mid- senior – level executives

Ade Ahmadu

As an expert career coach, I’m here to help you overcome challenges in your career.

When I started out in the corporate world, I didn’t have many role models from my community to follow. This inspired me to found Cerculate in 2021, to ‘be the change’ by addressing the lack of representation in coaching and giving black executives the guidance I wish I’d had earlier in my career.

Sharing hard-won advice

I know first-hand what challenges you can face on your career path, especially as a black man. I’ve spent over a decade leading and implementing strategic change, for FTSE 100 organisations and beyond, including GSK, Meta, HSBC, Barclays, Anglo American, KPMG and Deloitte. This real-world experience is bolstered by an Association of Coaching accreditation, and business degrees, including an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School (graduating 2023). Now I’m ready to share my hard-won expertise to make your own path easier.

I focus on asking the right questions to give you clarity about your career and what you want to achieve, acting as ‘co-pilot’ to help smooth your journey to success.

Get in touch and go far

There’s an African proverb that says:

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’

So, whether you’re an organisation looking to develop a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) strategy that drives business performance, or a mid- to senior-level black man looking to get unstuck, book a free introductory call and see how Cerculate can help you go further.

“People get stuck in their careers.”

“People get stuck in their careers.”

How can Coaching Help?

People get stuck in their careers, get frustrated with their current situation, and cannot see a way forward. I can stimulate conversation and reflections to diagnose core issues, elicit what options are available to clients and extract what clients can do to overcome obstacles. 

Who do I coach?

My coaching style allows me to career coach at all levels; however, I have a deep passion for black men in their mid to senior level and engage with black executives. As a black man, I could have benefitted from career coaching early on in my career. Instead, I want to focus on ensuring my community can access career coaching, inspiring and empowering them to succeed. 


One on one Coaching Sessions

  • Initial Free Career Coaching Curiosity Call
  • Sessions are 1 hour
  • £100 per session for working professionals
  • Coaching Sessions can be online or face to face
  • You can book sessions in blocks of 3, 6 or 12

Corporate Coaching Sessions

  • Strategy call with Organisation 
  • Sessions are 1 hour
  • Coaching Sessions can be online or face to face

The price of Coaching will be dependent on what is required. Please get in touch to discuss further.

Ade is an expert in leading strategic change.

Ade is an expert in leading strategic change.

Currently a seasoned strategy and transformation professional, Ade has a notable track record of delivering £10m+ projects in the financial, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors. His experience includes a significant role at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook), where he managed large-scale projects with acumen. Before joining Meta, he was a global Finance Transformation Programme Manager at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), leading and implementing business change across 75 markets worldwide, and redesigning the future state operating model and organisation structure for GSK and Haleon, following a de-merger. He has also managed and consulted on high-profile transformation projects at FTSE 100 organisations including Barclays, BUPA healthcare, and HSBC, and consulting organisations such as KPMG and Deloitte.

Fuelled by a passion to help the black community thrive in the corporate world, he founded Cerculate in 2021. As an accredited career coach (Association for Coaching), Ade works with mid- to senior-level executives, primarily black men, to accelerate their career progression. His real-world experience is bolstered by academic expertise, with an MSc in International Banking & Finance from London Metropolitan University and a BA (Hons) in Media & Cultural Studies and Business from Kingston University. Ade holds an Executive MBA from Warwick Business School, where his dissertation focused on the challenges black men face in attaining C-suite roles in FTSE 100 + 250 companies.

Ade’s career is driven by a desire to enhance business performance through diversity and inclusivity.

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