SAWUBONA

“ I see you and by seeing you I bring you into being” – Zulu greeting. South African heritage in Switzerland.

An integral approach to coaching and leadership development for corporates and individuals

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“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
John C. Maxwell

Bringing your whole self to life. Lasting and Meaningful Benefits for Individuals and Organisations

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UBUNTU

“I am because we are”
Southern African philosophy.

Lead and live in an extraordinary and integral way – unleash your full potential

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Corporate Solutions

In order to support the transformation of your organisation or your team we co-create tailored services and leadership programmes together with you. Being passionate about unleashing human potential and evoking excellence in others we are curious to explore how we might support you in achieving your sustainable organisation’s goals.

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Certification programmes

With over 23 years of integral coaching experience we belong to the pioneers and experts in coaching. Are you or your transformation team interested in becoming integral coaches, making a sustainable impact and earning a renowned accredited coaching certification? We run accredited integral coaching programmes on a regular basis (now also virtually) for individuals and for organisations.

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What sets the Centre for Coaching apart?

What sets the Centre for Coaching apart?
Benefits of an Integral Approach

Benefits of an Integral Approach

Philosophical Roots

Philosophical Roots

Alliances

Alliances

Business Case

Business Case

Accreditation

Internationally renowned accreditation from one of the pioneers in the coaching industry, New Ventures West, San Francisco, as well as the International Coaching Federation, and the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, a global top-50 executive school. All providing academic rigour, enabling the delivery of our programmes in a well-rounded, accessible and pragmatic style, both virtually and in-person.

New Ventures West, one of the leading coaching schools in the USA, founded in 1987 and present on 5 continents, is a San Francisco based organisation dedicated to having people be both effective and fulfilled in their work as integral coaches. The Centre for Coaching is a Learning Partner of New Ventures West. Our Directors Janine Ahlers and Craig O’Flaherty are both Senior Faculty of New Ventures West.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. The Centre for Coaching delivers certification programs that are accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Centre for Coaching’s 6-month integral coach certification programmes are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), under the auspices of our learning partner, New Ventures West. Completion of Coaching for Development will earn you 90 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).

Coaching for Development is a prerequisite for the 12-month Professional Coaching Course, which is an Accredited Coach Training Programme through the International Coach Federation (ICF). The Professional Coaching Course (PCC) is also run under the auspices of our learning partner, New Ventures West.

The Centre for Coaching is a centre for excellence situated at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) – a global top-50 executive school. Its courses form part of the GSB Executive Education suite of offerings and are informed by both academic rigour and coaching practice. The Centre for Coaching Coach certification programmes will also earn you a certificate from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

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A selection of our diverse and global clients

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Testimonials

I have worked with CfC across a number of diverse geographies over the last 9 years (in Africa and central Asia) and I have been hugely impressed by their approach, skills and ability. What has been particularly of note is their ability to understand and appreciate different cultures / team dynamics and to adapt the programs for differing audiences and situations. Their input has been a significant element in delivering demonstrable improvement in both the business delivery and in leadership development (both individual and team) and helping achieve real business turnaround (from decline to growth on all KPI’s – Volume, share, turnover and profit) and a step change in developing a sustainable highly effective local talent pipeline.

Mycroft Croisdale- Appleby

Mycroft Croisdale- Appleby

Area Director, Middle East, Global FMCG

“Thank you for providing a course that has resulted in me finding not only new skills, but also a new way of being. Thank you especially for the innovation and dedication that you and the wonderful members of your faculty have shown – it is such an excellent modelling of how we are to be in this world. Was about to say it goes without saying…, but I will stop and say, before I go, that I received enormous value from the course, and that I think you and those members of faculty who gave of their time and input to guide us are providing a service that is truly noteworthy and necessary for future-proofing. Thank you to you all.”

Robin Allen

Robin Allen

Head of Clinical Services, Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital

PCC is an in-depth journey of human discovery. Discovery of SELF and discovery of THE OTHER. Our modern western society has conditioned us to look for answers outside, to find meaning and validation in the external world, when, in fact, one needs to start WITHIN. True and lasting transformation starts with(in) the individual, at the individual level. Coaching, at its core, is about the art (and science) of masterful INQUIRY, formulating powerful and timely questions that have the possibility to change or expand a person’s perspective and way of seeing and showing up in the world. PCC equips you for this process, robustly. It enables you, not only to uncover the many layers and the armour that you did not know you had built up over a lifetime yourself, and how to proceed purposefully and impactfully with this new awareness, but it simultaneously prepares you to activate and enable this transformative process for others. What a privilege. The course design and delivery are world class, the level of detail and the rigour rare. I would recommend PCC to anyone who is seriously curious about the human condition and who seeks to unlock and unleash human potential, for themself and for others.

Åsa Maria Granados

Åsa Maria Granados

Transformation & Empowerment Coach, V I R I D I T A S

“The course was very well structured and set up in an inspiring environment at Château de Bossey, Switzerland. The tools shown in the theoretical blocks were easy to understand and after a short time we already delved into first practical exercises. These practical exercises helped a lot to internalize and strenghten the before shown tools. Craig, Daniel and Marysia guided through the course in a very congenial, authentic, clear and concise manner. Within a short time a group of strangers with completely different backgrounds got to know each other well. That set the foundation to share a wealth of our personal experiences, trials and tribulations in a very open manner. I left the course “Leading through Coaching” very inspired and with a lot of ideas. As usual after any course, it is down to practising what you have learned and implementing your ideas step by step. Given the easy to remember and applicable tools I have had numerous opportunitites to do so since the completion of the course and feel more energised than before. The tools also help me when I am pondering over any issues and to finally come up with creative solutions ».

Thomas Hofer

Thomas Hofer

Head of Operational Purchasing & Deputy Head of Purchasing & Logistics at Luzerner Kantonsspital

[CfD] for me was everything a coaching course could possibly provide, and so much more. Beside the models, tools and techniques to equip me as a coach, I’ve discovered such a solid base for pretty much any interaction in my professional and personal life now. I am simply amazed by the depth and wealth of conversations I am able to hold now. The course is hard work, for sure, but the outcome is so rich that it’s been totally worth it!

Tatiana Matveeva

Tatiana Matveeva

Previously Leadership Development Director, Corporate HR Center, JT International, Geneva

“Accessible in any location. The online CfD offering is an excellent example of adapting to change in real time – well done!”

Mary Griffiths

Mary Griffiths

The Human – TEAM

Craig O’Flaherty Craig O’Flaherty

Craig O’Flaherty

Chairman & Managing Partner
Switzerland & South Africa
Janine Ahlers Janine Ahlers

Janine Ahlers

Managing Partner & Academic Director
Switzerland & South Africa
Daniel Ahlers Daniel Ahlers

Daniel Ahlers

Managing Partner
Switzerland
Michele Stoudmann Michele Stoudmann

Michele Stoudmann

Academic Programmes Director
Switzerland
Daniel Beukes Daniel Beukes

Daniel Beukes

Managing Partner
South Africa

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