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Neil Harper

Corporate Coach

Neil is an executive, business and leadership coach and he is passionate about supporting people to “Be their Best Self” they can be by unleashing their true potential for sustainable levels of internal fulfilment, high performance, personal growth and transformation.

He is able to very quickly build a container of deep trust in his coaching relationships which enables a true partnership which is the cornerstone of his coaching work and this vastly improves the possibility of a successful outcome for the people he coaches.

Coaching Methodology

Neil is a certified integral coach and works with his clients in an integrated and holistic way (mind, emotions, language and body) to support them to articulate and realise the specific purpose and outcomes they require from their coaching program. The products of a coaching program with Neil will include increased self awareness, self observation capability in real-time, the ability to correct non-productive behaviour in-flight and to become self generating of one’s own solutions and ultimately to become independent of the coaching relationship. During the coaching program you will engage with “Self Observation” exercises to build awareness of your behaviour, the impact that you are having as well as your thinking patterns, feeling patterns and body sensations. There will also be new practices to bring about different behaviour as well as reading, journaling and other exercises all aligned to achieving the outcomes and overall purpose of your coaching program.

Coaching Work

Neil provides one on one, executive, business & leadership coaching as well as team coaching for focussed short term improvement opportunities as well as longer term interventions for deep, life altering, fundamental change in addition to large group facilitation and leadership development programs. Where appropriate Neil incorporates the Enneagram into his work and is a recognised expert in applying the Enneagram in the business context.


Current and past clients include: ABSA Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Robor, Toyota, EON, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, IBM, Paracon, Public Servants Association as well as Small and Private Business.

Previous Background

As an executive in a large South African Bank (+10 years), Neil built up extensive leadership and management experience where he headed up many different line functions including director of human resources.

Educational Background

In 2002, Neil qualified as one of the six finalists in the “Boss of the Year” competition and he holds a B.Com degree (Accounting & Economics), has attended executive development programmes at Harvard Business School and Wits Business School, was certified as an
Information’s Systems Auditor (CISA) and certified as an integral coach by successfully completing the Associate Coaching and Professional Coaching courses at UCT Graduate School of Business. He is also a senior member of Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s Enneagram in Business in Network and represents her work in South Africa and is accredited as a coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Neil enjoys a successful marriage of 26 years to Moira and has a 16 year old daughter Jessica. He has achieved balance in his life and enjoys reading a wide variety of books and in his leisure time he pursues his hobby of mountain biking and art which contributes towards his positive and healthy outlook on life.