Project Description

Janine Everson

Janine Ahlers

Janine is a certified Professional Integral Coach® and Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB, lecturing in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers at several academic peer-reviewed conferences, and has published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development.

Previous background

Janine spent more than 10 years working in the corporate, manufacturing and business environment where she was required to network and operate at senior executive levels. She held positions as Director, Exco member, Head of HR, and also handled marketing, production and start-up operations. Janine held a number of musical positions in the National Orchestra before she started her corporate career. She continues to play the violin in orchestras and quartets whenever possible.

Coaching work

Janine has been coaching since 2002, primarily to senior executives who are often working on strategic, leadership and relationship challenges. Her clients span a wide range, from South Africans to clients from Australia, Central Asia, Europe, UK, Japan, Turkey, Dubai, East and West Africa and the full Southern African region. Her work in multinationals has allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for the challenges facing leaders who operate in multi-cultural global organisations.

Janine lectures and facilitates on all courses run by the Centre for Coaching as well as running in-house coaching workshops, Coaching Circles and leadership development interventions for blue-chip clients all over the world. She consults to organisations and teams locally and internationally on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes, as well as leading the implementation of such interventions.

She is a Professional Coach certified through the ICF (International Coach Federation, USA) and is certified as a Master Coach (MCC) through the same organisation, having over 3,000 coaching hours logged. She is a founding member of both the Coaches & Mentors Society of SA (COMENSA) and the Coach Educators and Training Association of South Africa (CETASA).

She has done Group Facilitation and depth consulting (Feather Assocs), as well as Enneagram certification (Adfen International). She is advancing her work in coaching through being one of only a handful of people world-wide selected to participate in the rigorous PCC Leader in Training process run through New Ventures West in the USA.

Educational background

Janine also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resources) from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School, a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music (Violin Teaching), a Masters in Business Administration from the UCT Graduate School of Business.