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Jacques Myburgh

Transition Coach; Executive Coach; Business Coach; Existential Coach

My life coaching assists with the journeys we travel throughout life. The challenges we encounter during these life transitions can be highly stressful and the emotional reactions can be debilitating. Journeys such as midlife inevitably results in leaving behind certain things and having to deal with new things. Existential Coaching and Transition Coaching assists with the losses, emotions, stress and making new meaning in life.

My business coaching services includes executive coaching (e.g. coaching for behaviour and emotional intelligence in the workplace) and business coaching (e.g. coaching for strategic market development, business decision-making, performance improvement, business transitions and organisational changes). 


I have been coaching part-time since 2008, full-time in private practice since 2015 and have more than 1600 coaching hrs in my log. As coach, I subscribe to COMENSA’s Code of Ethics and receive regular coaching supervision as required by the profession.

My business experience includes 25 years of corporate work. I have a solid background in business intelligence, project & project office management, organisational change, quality, and business processes. 

As contribution to the coaching industry in Africa, I am the publisher of CoachingNews.Africa, a quarterly open access trade publication for the coaching industry and coaching profession in Africa – find us here: 

As practitioner researcher, I provide an informal research supervision service to master’s students in coaching during their studies, recognising that sometimes we just need a little bit more support and specific input from an independent perspective.

How I work

The first contact session of 60 minutes is an introduction to coaching and an overview of your situation. This is a free consultation session.  If we decide to continue with coaching, I will provide you with a Coaching Agreement, documenting the way we will work, what we want to achieve and the logistics of the coaching.

A typical coaching programme consists of 6 – 8 sessions of one hour each, meeting at least once per month.

Coaching hours are during weekdays between 9:00 and 18:00 but can be arranged for weekends or public holidays should your schedule be too full.

I am available online using Zoom and WhatsApp – contact me for your introductory session.

Academic qualifications

  • MPhil in Management Coaching (cum laude), USB
  • MBA in Strategic Marketing Management & Organisational Change Facilitation, Oxford-Brookes University, in the UK
  • BSc in Information Systems, UJ
  • Diploma in Project Management, Executive Education, Newport University, USA

Membership, professional accreditations and publications

  • COMENSA Senior Coach (CSC), WCMYB-2118-CSP, a SAQA recognised professional designation
  • Licensed HeartMath® Coach
  • COMENSA member since 2010
  • Vice-Chair of the COMENSA Research Portfolio Committee
  • Past-Chairperson of the COMENSA Research Portfolio Committee (2015-2020)
  • African organisational coaching practice: Exploring approaches used, and the factors influencing coaches’ fees” (2021). Published in the South African Journal of Business Management, 52(1). 
  • Executive Report: The State of Play in African Coaching. Terblanche, Myburgh & Passmore (2019). 

Midlife as change facilitator” (2012). Published in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11(4). Common Ground Publishers.