MindskillsCoach assists business owners and corporate organisations to optimise their talents, skills and values to enable their own and others’ success. Through a process of coaching we assist in aligning business focus, long and short term goals and formulating clear action plans.
MindskillsCoach has a specific methodology of coaching with the brain and neuroscience in mind. We coach individuals to develop strategies, which allows them to understand the impact of thoughts and belief systems on their everyday lives. This, combined with the knowledge of the brain, empower individuals to explore new ways of thinking, which opens numerous possibilities.
We follow the Conversational Intelligence® approach, which provides a framework and practices for the way individuals, teams and organisations listen, engage, architect, and influence the moment and shape the future, in all situations.
Conversational Intelligence® is the hardwired, and learnable ability, to connect, navigate and grow with others - a necessity in building healthier and more resilient organizations in the face of change. C-IQ is based on neuroscience, begins with trust, and ends with a high-quality relationship and business success.
- Business Coaching
- Executive Coaching
- Conversational Intelligence Workshops
- Team Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Keynote Presentations
Who I work with
My typical client is the individual who feel that he/she is ready for change and who wants change. Someone who is ready to move into a space of discomfort and resistance – the space where growth takes place. This individual need to be motivated, committed, open to new ideas and willing to shift boundaries to create remarkable results.
As a coach, I have experience in dealing with business owners and companies in various industries, specifically private practice owners in the health care industry, executive leadership and Corporates (Hearing Innovations, Oticon, Amtronix Diagnostics, WB Administrators, Dura Paints).
This is what some of the clients had to say:
Life is not always as straight forward as we would like it to be and I engaged with Annemarie as a life and career coach at a point in my life where direction and purpose was more than just a little unclear. From our very first interaction, I was immediately reassured by Annemarie’s professionalism, knowledge and experience. Annemarie has an incredibly calming demeanour which allowed me to feel comfortable throughout the consultations where she allowed me the time to respond to her without pre-empting any preconceived responses. This created an environment of trust which formed the foundation of our progress. Annemarie applied logic, and practical explanations and solutions to assist me in understanding how to achieve the most important deficit in my life at that time… Purpose! Because of the coaching I received from Annemarie and by applying the practical lessons taught, I have been able to convert many of the challenges I was being faced with into opportunities. Many of these opportunities are already generating a return and this has had a practical, tangible and life changing effect on me. I highly recommend Annemarie as a trustworthy, professional, experienced and knowledgeable Life and Career Coach.
- Kevin Buitendag, MD BusPlanit (2017)
“When the opportunity for the expansion of my practice to a second branch arose, I felt completely overwhelmed with the enormous task ahead. I knew I needed Annemarie’s help, but I had no idea as to the depth of the support she could offer. Somehow through the stressful chaos of new premises, new staff and vast increases in my expenses, she facilitated the structure I desperately needed. Together we would set up clear priorities and step-by-step achievable goals. It has now been 10 months since, and already my turnover has literally doubled. Not only has she found a way for me to employ suitable staff and empower them to work with maximum efficiency, but for the first time in my life my time management is under control. Together we have established several new systems that are so well in place, that I can take leave for 2 weeks at a time knowing that the practice is safe. I have never had a more clearly defined purpose for my practice and the way we can serve our patients.”
- Audiologist in Private Practice, Gauteng (2016)
“Completing the teambuilding exercise with Annemarie was an amazing experience. I realized that the better you understand your people, the better you will relate to them. Getting to know them as individuals and how they complement the team gave me insight into capitalizing on the strengths of the team and identify areas that needs development. The team analysis clearly sent the message that nobody is just a number, but that every individual matter and play an important part to the success of the team and therefore the company. It can be difficult getting to know people as individuals but when they know you care about them as individuals they are inspired to give you their best effort. At Amtronix Diagnostic we are serious about strengthening the connection between management and the team. Completing the ShadowMatch analysis and applying it to the daily functioning of the team has changed how people value themselves in the team and has also provided insight into why relationships break down but also how to build them. I would recommend a team analysis for anybody who is interested in inspiring their team and contribute to their personal and professional development.”
- Dr Alida Naudè,(PhD) Amtronix Diagnostic (2017)
More about me
Annemarie Ross-Vivier is a Business Mentor & Coach with MindskillsCoach which was founded in 2013. As a Coach, she has worked with individuals seeking change, professionals, business owners & entrepreneurs. Her current focus is on the Allied Health Industry (Audiologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, GP’s, Optometrists, Psychologists as she wants to add value to this industry in which she has 21 years of experience.)
Annemarie holds a degree in Audiology and Speech Therapy at the University of Pretoria (1995). She started off with a private audiology practice, and has 9 years of experience in this capacity. Thereafter she moved over to the corporate arena to gain more business experience, and gained 9 years of experience as Practice Manager and Corporate Manager respectively. She has a MBA at GIBS (2010), and is a Results Certified Coach through RCS (2012). She has a keen interest in neuroscience and Conversational Intelligence, and is currently furthering her studies in these areas.