Dr Gerhard van Rensburg

Executive Leadership Coach
Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng
Mobile Number: 083 455 6513
Skype: gervren
Address:
550 Aldo Street, Rietvlei View Country Estates, Pretoria, Gauteng

Perspectives

I have been practicing as a full-time leadership and executive coach since 2002. My coaching focus is the development of leadership, which is my area of expertise. It is built through years of study as well as experience in ministry. I have a doctorate in leadership and organisational structures and am currently a lead contractor in leadership development for Corporate Governance Framework (Pty) Ltd. I am also an associate of The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd and The Coaching Centre as well as one of the Duke Corporate Education’s network of global educators. I was recently invited by, and thereafter joined, the Association of Executive Corporate Coaches (http://acec-website.org/), based in the USA.

Other qualifications and recognitions are:

  • Certified PDA (Personal development Assessment) analyst and facilitator as well as approved facilitator for the Heartstyles 360 degree assessment.
  • Country winner in the category education and training in CEO communications’ 2015 ‘Titans Building Nations’ competition.’
  • 2017 Top 100 Global Coach award winner (World HRD Congress)

I have published two leadership books, The Leadership Challenge in Africa (foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu) and Leadership Thoughts and am a columnist for the CEO magazine. My article It’s Time To Rethink Leadership Development has been accepted for publishing in the CEO magazine, PMR, HR Future and Business Brief. I furthermore frequently deliver talks on leadership at various functions and am interviewed on radio talk shows such as Paying it Forward, Life Tips, Bold Radio and Tough Talk Radio Network. I have been chosen by Motivational Press as one of their community of leading experts, thought leaders, and industry authorities.

I strongly believe that we need to be lifelong learners in the areas of our vision, character and relationships. Growth in these areas form the foundation to our career and leadership growth. My approach in coaching is to partner with people as a facilitator of their growth, particularly as leaders in the workplace – thereby optimising potential and positive results. In doing so I integrate the various relevant contexts and perspectives.

Process

I normally use my own internet-based 360 degree assessment tool and the Heartstyles indicator to help the client identify areas for growth – if a recent similar assessment is not available. I also highly recommend my online program 32 Leadership Principles to unlock potential in support of the coaching (See clients’ endorsements of it below). After a first session of feedback and coaching (at the workplace or a venue of the client’s choice), the client identifies his/her areas for growth and create a growth plan. The coaching period could be anything between 6 and 12 sessions and the duration of a session normally 90 minutes. Sessions typically have an exploration phase, a discovery phase and a planning phase. Depending on the client’s needs and situation, I would facilitate group sessions with his/her team based on the assessment as well as team development aspects.

Purpose

I know that we have achieved our purpose when the client at the end of the journey would report that he/she has not only grown in self-awareness and as a person, but has seen the positive results of stronger, more influential leadership. It resulted in colleagues and team members responding positively, energetically and cooperatively to his/her leadership and in facing their work challenges in general.

Experience and references

Clients I have done work for are MTN, Vodacom, Transnet, Telesure, Sanlam, University of Johannesburg, Beckman Coulter, Colliers International, Avery Dennison, Ernst & Young, Business Connexion, Van Schaik Publishers, Jasco Security, Chemical Initiatives, BASF, Vomak Industries, Eskom, Sensepost, ABSA, Oaksure, Econet, VME, Saint Gobain, GWK, Regent, Media24, Schindler, Ubank, McCarthy and DCD.

I have received, amongst others, the following endorsements:

Well, these sessions with you should have started TWENTY YEARS AGO, then today I would have been a much better person and most probably a better leader also. As a leadership coach I have the worlds respect for you. You coached me to see everything in a different way, for which I am truly grateful. Your sessions not only helped me to become a better person, but also to become a better worker. Your online programme is one of the reasons that I carried on, reading them and or listening to them more than once, made me realise that there is more to life than just who you are.
Carlos de Oliveira - Chief Operating officer VME Group

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Dr. van Rensburg showed pristine commitment and skill in setting a constructive path to my development as senior manager and as individual, making every engagement count, while still giving me enough time for expression, comfort and growth. Dr. van Rensburg facilitated each session with excellence, and through skilled and experienced listening, he displayed an astute ability to focus and provide advice on burning issues to ensure continuous progress and development. His experience and background provides insight for giving advice and propose action plans, that has impressed not just me as mentee, but also my managers whom is witness to the development in my skills and growth in ability to manage myself and also challenging work related issues.

I embarked on a Thirty-two  Leadership Principles Development training course developed by Dr. van Rensburg. To date, every module I worked through was valuable, developmental, precise, productive, and proficient.  It provided me with tremendous insight to myself, and assisted in keeping me focused during difficult and challenging times. Dr. van Rensburg’s analysis, feedback and encouraging words were instrumental. This process is very helpful and surely spells success for mentees working through it.

I value the continuous communication between me and Dr. van Rensburg. He demonstrated a high level of commitment and professionalism with a personal connection between me and him.  I was encouraged by the spirit he showed and continued to offer.

He has contributed the greatly to my intellectual growth, and have a spot-on perspective on my experiences and abilities. I consider having Dr. van Rensburg as mentor, as a long term relationship and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Jacques Siebert - Senior Manager: Strategy and Corporate Initiatives, Ubank

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I confirm that Dr Van Rensburg has been an excellent individual one-on-one executive coach. He has the wisdom and integrity to ensure open dialogue. His experience in coaching many top executives in South Africa is evidenced in his gentle yet direct manner in asking the right questions of a situation and eliciting the correct motivational elements required for change.

The online leadership programme that is part of New Era Leadership web site is a brilliant tool. It is functional and practical and the depth of thought behind it is evident. It allows me to manage my own learning and growth at my own pace, which in a busy schedule is a great way to catch up on thoughts in quiet reflection in my own down time.

I would recommend Dr Gerhard Van Rensburg for any coaching role that he is elected to perform.
Dr Heydon Hall - Chief Information Officer, Regent Insurance Ltd

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Gerhard van Rensburg is an experienced coach who has equipped me over the years to cope with the stresses and strains of life at the peak of an organisation. His calmness is infectious; his insight impressive and his ability to create distance crucial. Gerhard provides leadership frameworks that enables anyone to develop and to become independent from the coach.
Leon Vermaak - CEO Telesure

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By working with teams and individuals, Gerhard is able to ensure the overall business objectives are met whilst still ensuring that personal development takes place. With the ongoing personal development that took place the results were evident in the EQ of the people that participated and translated directly to commercial results.
Craig Zeelie – MD Avery Dennison

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The exceptional pragmatic approach applied by Gerhard, with a very special touch to address the technical, academic and psychological requirements for change, is a unique skill to be experienced.
Lothar Vogl - MD Vomak Industries

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Gerhard is a phenomenal coach. His endlessly deep insight into human nature, behaviour and relationships has had, and continues to have, an immense impact on my life. I cherish every moment I share with him and look forward to the journey ahead!
Francois Malan - Business Manager Telesure Group Services

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