Dr Barbara van Heerden

Leadership coach

Cape Town

PhD Leadership coaching towards intercultural competence, University of Johannesburg, 2016; Masters in Coaching, i-coach Academy and Middlesex university, UK

082 498 0812


Somerset Lakes, Reunion Drive, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

I specialise in business executive and middle management coaching. I have worked in corporate South Africa for more than 20 years as a senior programme and change manager. My personal passion is leadership coaching to equip leaders to effectively lead multi-cultural teams to achieve organisational goals.

I have had 5 years of leadership coaching, including middle management and executive coaching, in the financial services sector and petro chemical industry.

I follow a strengths based leadership coaching model which I created in fulfilling the requirements of a Masters degree in leadership coaching from i-coach Academy and Middlesex University in 2009. I matured this model in the successful conclusion of a PhD in Leadership coaching towards intercultural competence.

A typical client would be an executive within a corporate company or a CEO of a small business. I am passionate about coaching leaders to lead effectively in multi cultural and cross cultural teams. My experience has been team and leadership coaching for intercultural competence in South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Swaziland and Nigeria.