Our Raison D’être

Traditional education, although indispensable, does not prepare people to face the challenges of life effectively; it does not truly empower people to craft their destiny the way they want it; this is because it is not complete. Traditional education lacks an inescapable element that makes the picture complete, and that is the education on soft skills. We live to help people make up for their lack of soft skills so that they can become full fledge educated beings.

It All Started With A Successful Failure

Formerly motivated to help improve food security in Africa, Mensah Houinsou encountered a severe setback when his promising and successful company collapsed monumentally. That happened because an energy of divergence and difficulty to manage emotions struck the founding team and left divided and demeaning a group of young people who were once inseparable and very eager to conquer the world.

That failure made him realize the power of emotions and eventually how the most important things in life such as fulfillment, high performance, effective collaboration, and success are all inextricably linked of the mastery of soft skills by individuals. His new mission was then clearly defined as he vowed to help improve the soft skills of every single person he will have the opportunity to meet. He thus became a Mindfulness Trainer and later a Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. After having an extensive experience affecting changes in the lives of many people across the globe, he decided to found Takafa Mindset, aiming to provide a rock-solid foundation for his mission of awakening people to their real potentials through their mastery of soft skills.

An Innovative Approach To People And Organization’s Transformation

Takafa Mindset combines educational technology with smart science to help individuals and organizations build and improve their soft skills through various and adequate programs. We bring forth the knowledge and experience of outstanding trainers with proven records in transforming individuals and organizations across the world.

Our Team

A Dream Team! Yes, we are; and most importantly we are a team that makes things happen,

Meet Us Here

Mensah Houinsou

Founder & CEO

Mensah Houinsou is a soft skills development specialist whose daily creed is to contribute to the transformation of individuals from the inside out. He is a Certified EQ Practitioner by 6 Seconds and the Founder of Takafa Mindset. Mensah has empowered thousands of people across Africa and the world, including students,

Maurice J. Elias, PhD


Maurice J. Elias is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab (www.secdlab.org). He has received American Psychological Association awards for Distinguished Contribution to Practice, Ethnic Minority Mentoring, and National Psychological Consultants to Management, the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education, the

Jean-Marc Mercy


Jean-Marc Mercy is an organizational development consultant and a certified trainer, dedicated to enabling greatness in people and organizations by helping them achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior. In his consulting practice, he provides content, tools, methodology, training and thought leadership, all based on a foundation of unshakable

Prasanth Kumar


Prasanth Kumar has 19 years of combined experience in Business Consulting, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Project Management, Training, Coaching, Planning & Strategy. His career has spanned across geographies and industries. He has held “C” Level positions for a decade for organizations in the Middle East. He has served a diverse

Yvette Bethel


As a cultural transformation expert, author, speaker, and advanced emotional intelligence practitioner, Yvette Bethel was recognized in 2020 as one of the top 88 global thought leaders in trust by Trust Across America, Trust Around the World. She understands the complexities of organizational ecosystems and how to effectively bring together the

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