Gavin Swanson

Business Coach

Lonehill, Johannesburg Gauteng (Nationally, in person, and internationally, using Skype)

083 302 6002

Lone Hill, Sandton, South Africa


Gavin has 25+ years’ experience in Business Leadership, facilitation and coaching. His roles have included Sales Director, Country Principal, Sales & Key Account Management, primarily in the Pharmaceutical industry; and facilitation, project management and executive coaching in Consulting, training and team development.

His skills include a deep level of strategic and operational insight combined with inspirational leadership capabilities. These skills enable him to focus on the delivery of quality business results.

His academic and functional expertise includes a deep understanding of people in business and an advanced knowledge in the art and science of leadership and management coaching.

Gavin is committed to partnering with Executives and/or Senior Management teams in order to facilitate powerful and effective Business Leadership interventions.


Gavin has been coaching professionally for 4 years.
Clients include:

  • Transnet – multiple divisions
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Spar
  • Competition Commission
  • Marsh
  • Netcare
  • SARS
  • Polyoak Packaging
  • ooba
  • Astellas Pharma
  • Aurik Business Accelerator
  • Standard Bank
  • Abbott Laboratories

His fields of interest lie in developing human potential, strategic career development and a systems approach to leadership and management.

The guaranteed results for individual and groups who work with Gavin are:

  • raising the level of strategic thinking
  • enhancing a maturity of dialogue
  • development of a level of conscious thinking
  • a pro-active exposure to advanced interpersonal skills.

These abilities dramatically enhance leadership effectiveness and heighten the awareness of self and others resulting in better decision-making, team leadership and performance, leading to improved business results.


Gavin uses the Integral methodology for his coaching and areas of focus include:

  • Leadership and Middle to Senior Management Coaching
  • Facilitator of Crucial Conversations© enabling results-driven business outcomes through strategic dialogue
  • Career Transition – strategy planning approach
  • A systems approach to Management Team Development
  • Certified Practitioner of the 5 Lens Development Platform for individuals and teams


  • BA – History, Economic History, Industrial Psychology (Natal) – 1986
  • MBA (University of Wales) – 2002
  • Diploma in Professional Coaching (The Coaching Centre) – 2014
  • Certificate – Practitioner Level in Five Lens Development Platform – Ennea International 2018

His Coaching diploma is based on Integral philosophy.

Gavin has facilitated Systems Thinking in Management modules for the Da Vinci Institute, Johannesburg – a Mode 2 university specialising in work-based learning.