Individual Coaching

What it is

Individual coaching is a series of personal engagements which follow a facilitated process that is highly personalized. These engagements are essentially a set of conversations about you, where you are, where you think you want to be, the steps to get there and the obstacles along the way.

I follow a coaching philosophy that allows you to find your own solutions by addressing your dreams, behaviours, attitudes and performance gaps in all areas of your life.

How it’s done

  • A series of 6 bi-weekly sessions are recommended and tailored to suit your schedule
  • Each session is 1.5 hours in duration
  • Sessions can be in person or online (Skype)
  • In person sessions take place in Johannesburg and surrounds, travel rate for more than 35km from Fourways
  • Quieter venues are required and can be suggested
  • First session is introductory and free. This allows for a no obligation screening of 1) coachee and coach compatibility, 2) programme outline, 3) scheduling and 4) fees.

The Elephant’s Rope

The world traveler visited India for the second time. He was fond of the country, and wanted to explore and experience more of it. On this particular journey, he visited the north-eastern region of Assam. One day, he was hiking along a road in the country side when he came across a camp where elephants were being held in captivity.

The people looked friendly. He approached a group of elephants that were lying in the shade of some large trees. A leashed Golden Langur monkey was chattering nearby, curiously inspecting the traveler from a distance. At once, the traveler noticed that the elephants were tied only by a thin rope around one foot. He realized that the elephants could, if they tried, easily break free from the thin rope that tied them.

One of the elephant trainers approached him with a jovial greeting. “I don’t understand. The rope tying the elephants is so thin, they could snap it with a single jerk”, said the traveler. “Quite right, sir.”, the trainer replied, “You see, these elephants, they are tied with that thin rope since they are calves. When they are small they are not strong enough to break it. After some time, you see, they realize the rope is too strong for them to break. They still believe it, even now that they are big and strong”.