FAR SIGHT COACHING
Breathing Life into Alternatives
“To be yourself in a world which is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”. Emerson
Personal Mission Statement
My interest in coaching people and organizations undergoing significant change and transition was sparked by a radical transition process I began twelve years ago. This included getting married (as a late bloomer), going back to study, changing careers and starting my own business after several years as a high school teacher of English. My transformation from someone who was afraid of change to a confident, qualified and experienced facilitator and coach (with 2500 coaching hours) working with corporates, NGO's and private individuals was kick started by a coaching process I entered into after attending a career reinvention workshop. Through that I articulated my vision for the next stage of my life and set the goals, strategies and action plans which took me from where I was to where I am today.
Who & What
As a Career Coach I work with career changers or those wanting to advance within their current fields or organizations. I support individual executives who, in their private capacity, need accountability and a thinking partnership to assist with changes and transitions.
As a Life Coach I help people in any kind of transitional phase: marital status; relocation; life stage/ purpose; time management; work/life balance & relationships.
What has driven me to practice as a coach?
A defining moment in my life, in 2006, was watching a most powerful coaching intervention facilitated by Sonia March Nevis (then eighty years old), co-founder of the Gestalt International Center and student of Fritz Perls, one of the founders of Gestalt Psychology. I decided in that moment that I wanted to do the kind of work that Sonia does and be my own version of that extraordinary woman when I am eighty.
How I Work
As a committed CHANGE AMBASSADOR, I like to walk the talk. Having transitioned through significant change both personally and professionally at an age and stage when most think you can't teach an old dog new tricks (40+), and despite a history of being change and risk averse, I am able to draw on my own experience when partnering with clients.
I work from the starting point that we are all doing the best we can given our current circumstances. And, that with a growth mind-set and a conscious commitment to our coaching process, we can overcome obstacles, tap into the fullness of our strengths, create an inspiring vision for our personal and professional lives, and set and achieve goals which will empower us to be the best version of ourselves. My style of coaching has been described as relational, intelligent and holistic, and I draw on diverse models and tools from business, philosophy, psychology and neuro-science.
Being personally committed to ongoing learning and training, I am enrolled on the MPhil in Management Coaching through the University of Stellenbosch. To date I have acquired the following degrees, credentials and accreditations:
|Lecturer’s Training online short course (certificate)||Milpark Education||2017|
|Credentialed Coach Practitioner||COMENSA (Coaches & Mentors of SA)||2016|
|Facilitator Development Programme||Footsteps International||2016|
|Professional Certified Coach (PCC)||International Coach Federation (ICF)||2015|
|Accredited Enneagram Practitioner||Integrative Enneagram Solutions||2015|
|Fundamentals of Team Coaching (certificate)||Pro Coaching||2013|
|Career Coaching: Advanced Training for Coaches||Career Management Academy||2012|
|Strong Life Effectiveness & Uniqueness Coach Training (using the Gallup Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment as a point of departure)||Seelearndo||2011|
|Accredited Workplace Results Coach||Results Coaching System||2009|
|Coaching to Excellence (certificate)||Centre for Coaching, GSB UCT||2008|
|Cape Cod Training Programme (Systemic Coaching)||Gestalt International Study Centre||2007|
|Life Line Counselling Skills & Personal Growth Training||Lifeline||2002|
|Higher Diploma of Education||University of Port Elizabeth (UPE)||1987|
|Bachelor of Arts Degree||University of Port Elizabeth (UPE)||1986|
Favourite tool/framework: The Enneagram
As an Enneagram practitioner trained by Enneagram Integrative Solutions, I have experienced how working with individuals and teams using this tool as a framework offers in depth insight and opens a pathway to self- discovery and self- awareness. It reveals both what holds an individual back as well as the potential for growth and transformation.
" If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living." (Joseph Campbell)
This full life of curiosity and engagement with the world is there for all of us. The coaching journey is part of what makes that possible. I look forward to the journey with you (and where relevant, your organization)
Cape Town; Century City, Somerset West Hermanus, Durban and Virtual. Skype/Zoom coaching also available. Location is no barrier to coaching.