Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching (The South African College of Applied Psychology); International Coaching Federation ACC credentialed Coach; COMENSA credentialed Coach; Member of Traumatic Incident Reduction Association; Bachelor of Dental Science (Wits)
Parkview, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
My coaching practice is focused on clients who have faced life-altering events that have significantly changed the course of their lives, personally and occupationally.
Physical conditions like quadriplegia, paraplegia, stroke, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue as well as retrenchment, career disillusionment and retirement. Together we explore finding new purpose, meaning and identity.
Coaching and behavioural analysis is very effective in facilitating a way forward from a life-altering event and can provide clients with a chance for joint contemplation, reflection, and discussion in attempt to address the question: ‘What do I do now?’
My role as a coach is to partner with you to find new purpose, meaning, interests, passions, and identity.
While my training is psychological in its foundation my approach is practical and behavioural and often combines well with other therapies. I work with clients to identify and adopt a mindset and process that allows them to understand the impact that the change is having on their life and find a way forward. These events may be associated with extremely traumatic experiences. I have completed a course in traumatic incident reduction which may assist with the impact the trauma is having on your life.
My own journey has had its share of life-altering events. After twenty years in dental private practice, I experienced a mountain bike accident that resulted in spinal cord damage and quadriplegia, I was very privileged to have been able to devote two years to intensive rehabilitation. Whilst I was fortunate to recover sufficiently to live an independent and active life, sensory damage and impaired fine motor and proprioception left me unable to continue practicing as a dentist and live life in the same way. I had to find new things to do and new ways of being. This led me to dental implant research, a role on a medical scheme board and other interests. A few years later my wife died suddenly from a brain aneurysm, leaving me as a single parent with three young children. Searching for a way to find new purpose and meaning in my own life led me to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching and pursue a career helping people through major life-altering events.
My life changing experiences only provides limited insight into what others may have experienced. I have experienced the value of coaching, the benefits of which, extend way beyond my dealing with these two significant changes in my life.
If you would like to learn more about my coaching process or set up a 20-minute free introductory session, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer online or face-to-face sessions in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung