Member of the Association for Coaches. Integrative Coaching Certification [School of Positive Transformation, USA], Outcomes Based Assessor [Leading Edge, SA], Leadership Coaching Certification [RS Global Training Academy, UK]. Marketing and commerce graduate 
Isipingo Road, Paulshof, Sandton, South Africa
Making a meaningful difference in the lives, groups, and teams I serve brings me deep fulfillment. Assisting people to grow, working past significant issues, and continually evolving in becoming their best selves, is where I find my purpose.
At a base level, I practice from the person-centered [we all have the potential to grow and thrive] psychological philosophy. My methodology is Integrative and collaborative. Through our conversations I draw on psychology, leadership, systemic thinking, neuroscience and well-being principles [the mind-body connection is inseverable]. The basic scientific principles that observe, “energy flows where attention goes, form follows flow”, and “nothing happens in isolation”, underpin my coaching processes.
Our journey together, is outcome oriented. If not coupled with focused and committed effort, the best plans, new year resolutions, and lifelong dreams, go amiss. Transformation starts unfolding, even if in a different form to what we initially thought, when our intention shifts from thinking and talking, to committed action.
My experience has been developed in one-on-one coaching, psychodynamic group work, team coaching, mentorship, change management, and leadership roles. I am a business school graduate, who has completed numerous certifications and programs. I have international coaching certifications and am bound by the Global Code of Ethics for the Association for Coaching of which I am a member. I have consciously grown through significant personal and professional change, as well as learned from success and failure. I have invested in inner work and self-development, and through my journey understand what growth, or transformation, uniquely demands from us.
Prior starting my coaching practice, I gained extensive local and international executive leadership experience. This included the implementation of numerous change processes, major business turnaround and serving for over a decade on the SA executive team of a FTSE100 London Stock Exchange listed multi-national. Having worked in different environments, and travelled to 37 countries, I am comfortable in culturally diverse settings.
Some of the most life transformative work I have witnessed is at the intersection of where nature, ecology and psychology meet. Through Spirited Adventures, my parallel business, we run well-being, healing, self-development and leadership retreats in wilderness. I have guiding experience dating back to the late nineteen eighties, and am licensed and highly qualified as a walking safari and mountain guide.
A respected international executive coach shared this: “Lutz is direct and insightful, driven yet humble, compassionate and kind. He easily connects to people, whilst his authenticity, veracity and depth of holistic experience positions him uniquely to facilitate personal and leadership transformation work”.
My physical office is based in Paulshof, Sandton, South Africa. I work in person, either indoors or out in nature, as well as via online video conferencing, and serve clients in South Africa, Europe, and the USA.
When my wife and I have the opportunity, we love spending time in the bush, mountains, beautiful uninhabited beaches, and in the garden at home. I am a lifelong runner, both road and trail, backpacker, climber, skier, and adventurer.