MetaGen’s business concept is to optimise the performance of companies by identifying and unleashing the potential of individuals within these companies.
The aim is to create more top performers in organisations. This includes improving the performance of potential performers and broadening the group of top performers. These people can be from any discipline or function in the organisation.
René Barnard gained 20 years experience in the corporate industry, starting as a marketing assistant up to her last position as Director and Campus Support Manager for CTI (Computer Training Institute (Pty) Ltd), a R52m pa turnover company employing some 180 employees.
As part of the executive team of CTI, René’s role was a combination of operational work and corporate responsibilities. CTI’s size required that she have a close relationship with the 10 branch managers on operational issues such as HR, administration and finance. At the same time she was intimately involved with the strategic issues of the organisation such as expansion, policies, chairing the managers’ meetings, product development strategies, international accreditation and marketing policy.
During 2003, she realised that she was coaching informally for the last five years of her career and because she has a passion for people and their development, she decided to coach full-time. She qualified as an Associate Certified Meta-Coach with the ISNS.
René has studied topics including Marketing, Sales, Strategic Planning, HR Practices, Emotional Intelligence and Financial Management.
René’s strengths as an Executive Business Coach are her understanding of the corporate world and the challenges faced by leaders. She is compassionate yet at the same time holds her clients accountable to their potential. She offers coaching in either English or Afrikaans.
One on one coaching facilitates people to discover solutions for themselves within a safe and confidential environment. Periodic re-enforcement of new behaviours and actions facilitates implementation.
In a business context this approach takes full cognisance of the company objectives (360 degree evaluation process) and is action / outcomes based, which incorporates feedback to management during the coaching process.
The exciting part is that companies do not see coaching as a reactive program anymore – more and more companies are introducing coaching programmes as incentives for their top performers!
René is the co-author of various articles, such as
MCF (Meta Coach Foundation), ISNS (International Society of Neuro-Semantics),
COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) and ICF (International Coaching Federation)
IMCSA (Institute of Management Consultants and Master Coaches of South Africa)
“I have been working with René for two and a half years now and I find her methods and manner extremely beneficial in assisting both the companies and my own personal objectives. I have found that Rene can stand back from the emotive issues and manage you through a process that somehow convinces yourself on the right plan of action for any particular dilemma. Rene has helped me and many of my colleagues to grow as people and as leaders / managers within our organisation and I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone who believes in growing their people.”
“Being a male dominant organization, I have noticed male employees who would have asked me to intervene previously, have the emotional maturity to resolve issues amongst themselves, without their ego’s getting the better of them! The male employees (all coached by René) are not like bulls in a china shop anymore. They certainly think now before they respond – this has resulted in a more patient and co-operative culture in the company!”
“Our experience has been that Metagen has exceeded our expectations. The techniques employed on the coaching intervention have indeed been effective in that coachees have attested to their personal growth and development. The positive impact of the intervention has been observed by executive management. Metagen consistently provided an exceptional standard of coaching for our 78 coachees despite the geographic challenges.I commend René and Larry for the leadership role they played in delivering the coaching solution for the Legal Aid Board.”
Additional information about MetaGen can be obtained by contacting René Barnard on
082 854 1416 or e-mail rene@metagen