Dr Tawafadza Makoni - Corporate Governance Coach - Sandton Johannesburg

Dr Tawafadza A Makoni

Corporate Governance and Life Coach

Dr Tawafadza Makoni - Corporate Governance Coach - Sandton Johannesburg

Sandton, Johannesburg

Certified Director (IoDSA), DBA, MBA, MTh, DDS

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Gateside Manor, Broadacres, Sandton, South Africa

My Purpose and Calling

“Helping travellers along the way.”

If you are charged with the responsibility of corporate governance or executive leadership of an organization, you feel the weight of responsibility that is laid upon your shoulders. You have responsibility and liability over the organization as well as responsibility and stewardship over your life and family. Often decisions made in board rooms or executive offices have direct and significant impact on others- suppliers, employees and your family.

It will be my honour to serve you through serving my life purpose as I come alongside to help you navigate the complexities of corporate governance and life governance.

Coaching Perspectives

I approach coaching from the perspective that people are resourceful and powerfully endowed with the capacity to solve any challenge they face if they tap into the internal resources.

My coaching philosophy and approach is built on two models namely:

  • Co-active coaching which presupposes that the client owns the coaching relationship and plays an active role in designing the coaching process and
  • Appreciative coaching which is built on the philosophy that in every human being or in any system there are things that work and so life is lived from the basis of our strengths and best lived-out stories.


  • Doctorate in Business Administration (Rushmore),
  • Masters in Business Administration (Nottingham, UK),
  • Masters in Theology (Team Impact) and
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Thessalonica, Greece).

Professional memberships

  • Certified Director, Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA)
  • Member of Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA)
  • Currently studying with New Insights Coaching Training towards a formal coaching accreditation


  • Chairman of Health Insurance Company
  • Former Chairman of a Private University in Zimbabwe
  • Former Chairman of an international NGO
  • Board member of a Merchant Bank, Life and Health Reinsurance Company, Short term Insurance Company, Agricultural Manufacturing Company.
  • Corporate Governance and Strategy training and facilitation (2018-current)
  • MBA lecturer for Nottingham Trent University franchise (2004-2010)
  • MBA lecturer for University of Gloucestershire franchise (2016-2019)
  • MCom (Finance and Banking) for Great Zimbabwe University (2012-2014)
  • Dental practitioner (1997-2016)


  • While coaching depends on issues to be dealt with, we generally provide 12 week coaching sessions of at least 1.5 hours per session. Ideally we have one session per week.
  • Our main model is an Appreciative Inquiry model but we do blend in with other models depending on issue under consideration.
  • Sessions are mainly online. Physical sessions are available on request if around Sandton/ Fourways area in Johannesburg.
  • Every coaching agreement is governed by a mutually agreed upon contract.
  • The first session is free as it establishes the working relationship and confirms consent to work together. This session is exploratory and allows the mutual formulation of coaching plan.

Primary Coaching Specialties

  • Corporate Governance Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Financial Coaching
  • Marriage and Family Coaching
  • Spiritual Coaching


We are persuaded that with anyone and everyone can become more effective once they have someone walk alongside them as coach and sounding board. Allow us the privilege to come alongside you and hasten you along your career and life journey.

Gateside Manor, Broadacres, Sandton, South Africa