I started my PhD program in 2011 and by 2013, I felt disillusioned, compounded by several personal struggles. After searching within myself, I came to the realization that perhaps, I had pursued academia, not because I believed it was my purpose and destiny, but in an effort to make my mother, who sacrificed immensely and single-handedly raised me - proud. I needed to take a step back, re-center myself, and evaluate the choices I have been making. Coincidently, a close family member was due to get married in Ghana and that provided me the opportunity to take the much-needed break I required to get some clarity on my life’s direction.
I enjoyed my time in Ghana and while there I landed a job far different from what I had done before; working with an international organisation. Through this job, I began networking and forming relationships that opened doors in freelancing for me - helping clients on various projects as project manager, client liaison, and such. I realized my vast potential, which strengthened my resolve in my decision to be in Ghana.
Fast forward 9 years, I’m wrapping up a consulting project with an international development agency in Germany, navigating through the new working norm brought on by COVID-19 as well as raising my child alone far from my family in London. I returned to freelancing as a means to not be so isolated and my work involved restructuring project delivery for clients, project consulting, and software development. As time went on, I became overwhelmed by the volume of work which presented an opportunity to formalize what I do - this birthed Hiedberg in March 2023.
Hiedberg is the holding company for Hiedberg Consult and Kodeera. Hiedberg Consult specializes and offers expertise in data analytics and business insights using AI technologies as well as project consulting and training workshops in business operationalisation. Kodeera is a technology consulting firm that offers innovative solutions and expertise in software development to empower businesses and drive digital transformation - building custom web and mobile applications.
It’s been a crazy year of bootstrapping, growth, and pivots but we are excited for what 2024 will bring! 😊
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