Anthony Percival, General Manager, Auto logistics at Toyota Tsusho Africa, Durban:
“Coaching has enabled me to navigate a complex course of questions which have revealed some valuable truths. I can honestly say that the coaching experience has helped me to widen my scope of vision & separate the trees from the forest.”
Hylton Bannon, head of the automotive division of Toyota Tsusho Africa (TTAF)
"Coaching is a way of helping business leaders to see possibilities they could not see before and explore these in a safe, trusting environment. It is based on values, which transcend culture. Respect is respect, no matter where you come from. Coaching transformed the lives of many of our staff. The behavioural changes are cascading down through the organisation very nicely.”
Keith Harvey, MD of Durban-based company Sovereign Health
“I was really looking for something that gave me the tools and techniques I needed to coach not just the theory – that you can get from any number of books - and the Centre for Coaching gave this to me. The bottom line is that coaching can be a really powerful ally to help people face change. It brings about a greater richness in people, it helps put their feet more firmly on the ground and ready to face whatever the world has to throw at them.”
Lizell Reinecke, Manager: Employment Creation Fund, Department of Trade & Industry
"The Strategic Leadership Through Coaching programme was a life changing experience for me and I left with mixed feelings of sadness for the past and hope for the future. The week was truly an investment in ourselves and I know that we will all reap the rewards of the hard work."
“Having enough leaders who adopt a coaching style is the catalyst to accelerating the development of the leadership gene pool in organisations. And coaching provides the safe space for these leaders to face up the some of the unique challenges that change brings. In this regard it is also playing an important role in talent development and succession planning.”
Joss du Trevou, Regional Manager at Absa Corporate
“The Strategic Leadership Through Coaching programme, offered by the UCT Graduate School of Business’ Executive Education unit in partnership with the Centre for Coaching, has had a big impact on my leadership style and helped us considerably as managers to be more resilient during these difficult times. With the banking sector coming under a lot of scrutiny in recent years it has been a tough period for the industry, with staff freezes, retrenchments, and a general feeling of uncertainty. The course was invaluable as it reinforced resilience as a key attribute needed for successful leadership today."