The Human Team

Making a difference for individuals and organisations to lead with purpose and influence social change

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Our Team

We are a recognized team of passionate Integral Coaches®, management consultants, academic lecturers and trainers who want to make a difference for you.

We have distinct and complementary skills, while unified by our integral approach. We are continually cultivating a strong cross-cultural and cross-industry capacity to tailor to your needs and to maximize the impact you and the learning programmes you build, have on your business.

Listening to your needs, consulting and co-creating with you is at the heart of what we do.

Craig O’Flaherty

Craig O’Flaherty Craig O’Flaherty

Chairman and Managing Partner (Switzerland & South Africa)
Integral Coach ®
New Ventures West Senior Faculty Member

Craig O’Flaherty is a highly experienced Management Consultant & Integral Coach® who facilitates strategic transformation, designing programmes across a wide range of industries and developing & coaching senior executives in leading international organisations. Operating at CEO, board and senior executive level, Craig has experience in dealing with the critical competitive issues facing organisations, working to fashion and help implement strategic change agendas that have helped to reposition organisations within their markets and industries. He is the Chairman and a Managing Partner and Director of the Center for Coaching, a specialised centre at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

In addition to his passion for teaching coaching, he dedicates time as a one-on-one coach to executives from leading organisations across the globe, with leadership teams as a group coach, as well as consulting on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes into their businesses. His clients include SCMB, Chevron, Anglo American, Sanlam and British American Tobacco. He delights in assisting people and organisations towards captaincy of their fate and the exploration of roads less travelled.

Craig has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Master in Business Administration from Wits Business School and a Masters in Creative Writing (Poetry) from  Rhodes University.

Craig lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an avid photographer and enjoys writing poetry.

Janine Ahlers

Janine Ahlers Janine Ahlers

Managing Partner (Switzerland & South Africa)
Integral Coach ®
Academic Director of Centre for Coaching
Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business
New Ventures West Senior Faculty Member

Janine is a certified Professional Integral Coach® and Master Certified Coach. She is a Managing Partner and Academic Director of the Center for Coaching, a specialised centre at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), University of Cape Town. She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB, lecturing in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She publishes research papers, speaks at academic peer-reviewed conferences, and has co-authored books and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development.

Janine designs, lectures and facilitates courses and Coaching Workshops, Coaching Circles and Leadership Development Interventions for blue-chip

Janine has 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 is a senior faculty member of New Ventures West (USA) and one of a handful of coaches accredited to deliver their programmes world-wide.

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 Master in Business Administration from the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Janine lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her of 2 children. She speaks English and French.  Prior to her corporate and leadership consulting career, Janine held a number of musical positions in the National Orchestra. She continues to play the violin in orchestras and quartets whenever possible.

Daniel Ahlers

Daniel Ahlers Daniel Ahlers

Managing Partner (Switzerland)
Integral Coach®

Daniel is a Certified Professional Integral Coach®, experienced Facilitator and a Managing Partner and Director of Centre for Coaching Switzerland. In addition to 1-on-1 coaching, his passion and talents for developing others lead him to also be a teacher and mentor on the coach training programmes 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. In addition, he supports organisations in the design and implementation of leadership, coaching and mentoring interventions on both local and global levels.

Having spent 15 years in the corporate world and 10 years with entrepreneurial ventures, Daniel appreciates that success comes from our capacity to engage those around us. He is passionate about catalysing  leaders to unleash their inner potential,

Practicing for the last 10 years, he has accumulated over 1000 hours of 1-on-1 and team coaching, focusing on executives and senior managers within large SMEs and NGOs.

Daniel has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science & Chemistry and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Information Systems from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Daniel was born in South Africa and lives close to Geneva, Switzerland, he speaks English and French. He is married with 2 children and enjoys practicing martial arts, golf, ski-touring and mountaineering.

Michele Stoudmann

Michele Stoudmann Michele Stoudmann

Academic Programmes Director Switzerland
Integral Coach®

Michele Stoudmann is a Certified Professional Integral Coach®, and the Director of Academic Programmes for the Centre for Coaching (Switzerland).

Through her coaching, Michele accompanies her clients in their questioning and exploration, guiding them towards greater clarity and possibility in all aspects of their lives.

Since 2005, Michele has been exploring the field of personal development, holistic therapies and the role of emotions on both the mind and the body. She is both a certified EFT Therapist and an Accredited Senior Journey® Practitioner. Michele’s experience, both corporate and with private clients, has given her a deep appreciation of multicultural challenges, of the richness of interpersonal work with clients, and of the uniqueness and potential residing in each human being.

Michele completed her training as a certified EFT Therapist in April 2008 and as an Accredited Journey® Practitioner in June 2010. She is an active member of Soroptimist International, a worldwide service organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls.

Michele spent 10 years in a corporate environment, working for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (Johannesburg) in Public Relations as an editor and translator.

Michele has a Master of Arts (Translation) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Based in Switzerland since 1993, she is fluent in both English and French and is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation (PCC). She is also an active member of Soroptimist International, a worldwide service organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls.

She is married, with two adult children, and enjoys music, yoga, skiing, reading, salsa and cinema.

Daniel Beukes

Daniel Beukes Daniel Beukes

Managing Partner (South Africa)
Integral Coach®

Daniel Beukes is a director of the Centre for Coaching at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). He has extensive international experience of working with senior managers and their teams helping them to define and address organisational development needs in a way that sustains positive change.

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and banking sector. He has worked with SANLAM as a legal consultant and sales manager, and with Absa Brokers as a Regional and National Sales Manager. As a result of his deep interest in leadership and organisational development he retrained mid-career as an Organisational Development Consultant and Professional Coach. During his career transition, Daniel worked both as an Organisational Development Consultant for Absa Business Bank and as an Associate with the Centre for Coaching. In 2011 he co-founded The Abilene Project an organisational effectiveness consultancy and in 2016 he joined the Centre for Coaching as a director.

As an Executive Coach, Daniel works mostly with executives preparing for transformational change, improving their team’s impact and effectiveness, and developing the leadership capabilities critical to their success.

His training in working with groups includes a two-year training programme (recognised by the Institute of Group Analysis in London) at Ububele, The African Psychotherapy Resource Centre in Kew, Johannesburg. Daniel also trained as a group process consultant with the Unisa Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology and attended numerous group relations working conferences including the Robben Island Diversity Experience (RIDE).

Daniel is currently enrolled for the 2-year Post-Graduate Certification Training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions. The course is a joint initiative by the Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and IMISA (Institute of Mindfulness South Africa)

He certified as an Integral Coach through the Centre for Coaching (GSB) and New Ventures West (USA).

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