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Executive Coaching seminar & workshop

Developing a coaching culture to support more agile, flexible and resilient organisations


08 & 09 November 2017
Ballywoods Office Park, Bryanston | Johannesburg

Forty years ago, no one talked about executive coaching. Twenty years ago, coaching was mainly directed at talented but abrasive executives who were likely to be fired if something didn’t change. Today, coaching is a popular and potent solution for ensuring top performance from an organization’s most critical talent. Coaches do more than influence behaviours; they are an essential part of the leader’s learning process, providing knowledge, opinions, and judgment in critical areas.

Coaching as a business tool continues to gain legitimacy. As the business environment becomes more complex, there’s no question that future leaders will need constant coaching.

The KR Executive coaching conference will delve deeper into the current trends in the coaching field as well as highlight how companies are preparing future-ready leaders and scaling efforts for robust internal coaching programmes.


  • Learnhow coaching creates a culture of agility for individuals, teams, and the organization
  • Hear from organisations leading the way in executive coaching in the workplace
  • Benefit from inspirational coaching advice developed through lived experience
  • Discover how to implement various coaching strategies and best practices for coaching culture success
  • Learnhow to use external and internal coaching to scale coaching in your organisation
  • Learn how to measure the return on investment and impact of your coaching initiatives
  • Collaborate and network with other professionals and take back best practices for implementation in your organisation the very next day!


We recommend this conference for executives who are involved in the following business areas:
  • Coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Talent management
  • Human resource management
  • Training and learning development
  • Organizational development
  • Mentoring
  • Career development
  • Executive development
  • Succession management

For more information about the Seminar, please contact Busie Mjimba on or +27 11 706 6009.



07:30–08:30 Registration and Morning refreshments


Welcome and introduction by chairperson

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, Founder, Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates


The state of Executive coaching: trends and analysis regarding the field

Dr Kathy Bennett, Leadership Coach, Adjunct Faculty Member & OD Consultant (Author of Living and Leading Through Uncertainty)


Strategies for building sustainable corporate coaching capabilities

Dr Salome Van Coller- Peter, Head: MPhil in Management Coaching programme, University of Stellenbosch Business School

10:00–10:30 Morning tea


Measuring the effectiveness of executive coaching

Cindy Muthukarapan MCC, President, ICF and Director: Leading Edge Coaching and Training


Scaling coaching – open discussion led by

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, Founder, Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates


Coaching through the frame of Neuroscience

Ingra Du - Buisson Narsai,
Co-founder and Director, NeuroCapital Consulting

12:45–13:45 Lunch | Feed your soul. Network and connect with like-minded professionals

13:45– 14:30

Transition coaching: Designing a coaching intervention to support leaders promoted into senior positions

Nicky Terblanche, Executive Coach, IT Architect and Academic


Strategies for building sustainable corporate coaching capabilities – an EY Case study

Jenny Greyling, Talent Development, Reward, Benefits and Wellness Leader: EY Africa

15:15–15:30 Afternoon Tea break


Coaching across cultures: new tools for leveraging diversity and inclusion in corporates

Dr Dumisani Magadlela, Executive Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator: Pan African Capacity Building Programme


Authentic leadership Effectiveness for Individuals and Teams: A coaching approach

Dr Tineke Wulffers, Director, Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness

17:00 Wrap up and close of conference


Dr Kathy Bennett, Leadership Coach, Adjunct Faculty Member & OD Consultant (Author of Living and Leading Through Uncertainty)
Kathy has had experience in all facets of Human Resource Management in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, culminating in an executive role for five years with Adcock Ingram. Since leaving the corporate world, Kathy fulfils 3 primary roles: leadership coach, part-time faculty member on the M Phil (Management Coaching) programme at USB and OD consultant (with emphasis on change leadership). Kathy has a PhD from the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s degree in professional coaching through Middlesex University in London. Her doctoral study explored executives’ lived experience of uncertainty and the construct of a capability for uncertainty. She is the co-author of “A guide for Coaches: How to optimise your personal coaching journey”.
Dr Salomé Van Coller-Peter, Head of MPhil in Management Coaching, University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Dr Van Coller-Peter is a registered industrial psychologist and professional coach. She works in conjunction with her clients to determine strategy and achieve alignment of vision, values and performance. She holds an MCom in Industrial Psychology (University of Johannesburg) and a Doctorate in Coaching (Middlesex University, London). She is head of the MPhil in Management Coaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and author of the book Coaching leadership teams: Getting organisational culture aligned. Salome work with Leadership Teams to translate their values into action for Sustainable Culture shifts and subsequently better performance and bottom-line-results.
Cindy Muthukarapan Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coach Federation. Executive Coach, Assessor, Trainer, Coach Mentor and Program Director, ICF South Africa Chapter: President
Cindy Muthukarapan is an internationally recognized Executive and Leadership Coach, Trainer, Coach Assessor/Moderator, Mentor Coach and Program Director. She is a Member of the ICF since 2006 and she is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach since 2014. Having been involved in the Personal, Social and Professional development field for over thirty years, she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of personal mastery, emotional intelligence, change management and professional and leadership development. She is passionate about working with Leaders/Executives who want to create ripples of positive change in themselves, their organizations, communities, countries and globally. For the past few years she has been actively, passionately involved in Coach Mentoring and Evaluating, supporting emerging and evolving coaches so that their skill level in coaching is enhanced and expanded. She is also Program Director and teaches/trains advanced coaching classes internationally with an ICF Accredited Coach training program.
Nicky Terblanche, Executive Coach, IT Architect and Academic
Nicky practices as an executive and management coach, IT architect and part-time academic. He has master’s degrees in management coaching and electronic engineering and is completing his PhD in Business Management. In his coaching practice he combines his analytical ability with his interest and passion for people to facilitate transformational learning in a business context. He specialises in coaching for career transitions. He is also a research supervisor and lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School on the MPhil Coaching and MBA programmes.
Dr Dumisani Magadlela, Executive Coach & Leadership Development Facilitator: Pan African Capacity Building Programme
Dr Dumisani Magadlela is an international Executive and Leadership Coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently is a Senior Associate and Senior Faculty Member in one of the leading coach-training institutions in Africa, The Coaching Centre, where he teaches a popular Module titled “Coaching in the African Context”, using Ubuntu and African Leadership Perspectives. Besides coach-training, Dumi also delivers training on Leadership Skills Development, facilitates organisational Strategy Sessions, and is a speaker on coaching and mentoring. Dumi is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Barak Obama-initiated Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Regional Leadership Centre for Southern Africa (RLC-SA) based at the University of South Africa’s School of Business Leadership. He currently works with African Union Foundation and the Pan African Capacity Building Programme (PACBP) at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) helping to develop leadership skills among African professionals.
Dr Tineke Wulffers, Director, Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness
Tineke divides her time between her practitioner and academic work. At times, her senior organisational leadership clients tell her that the organisational world can ‘squeeze the self out of the self’. In response, her passion is to facilitate the development of individual and team authentic leadership effectiveness for the greater good of themselves, their organisations, and stakeholders. Her work allows leaders to enhance their leadership authenticity, inter-relational trust, and individual and team leadership effectiveness, which leads to a positive effect on their organisational results. As an academic, she is affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Wits Business School (WBS) in South Africa where she lectures, supervises and examines the work of post-graduate students. She obtained her PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership in the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg in 2014, and in 2009 she completed her Masters (cum laude) in Professional Coaching.
Jenny Greyling, Talent Development, Reward, Benefits and Wellness Leader: EY Africa
Jenny is a Chartered Accountant who has more than 15 years of experience in facilitation, design of talent development programs, coaching, and learning. Having qualified in the profession she understands the unique challenges of the profession and the individuals attracted to such industry. Jenny is responsible for the Talent Development, Reward, Benefit and Wellness portfolio for the Africa region. She is passionate and energised by the Talent Development field and displays a pragmatic and insightful approach when working with her clients She holds a Masters degree in personal and professional leadership from UJ and is accredited in a number of assessments Social Style, MBTI, Bar-On EQ, Benchmarks by Design and Insights Discovery. Jenny completed the Business Coaching Program at GIBS in 2016 and is in the process of logging her coaching hours towards an ICF accreditation.
Ingra Du-Buisson Narsai, Co-founder and Director, NeuroCapital Consulting
Ingra is a Registered Organisational Psychologist in private practice. She is the cofounder and Director of NeuroCapital Consulting. NeuroCapital consults to some of South Africa’s most admired companies. Ingra has 16 years of Executive level experience in corporate South Africa including Group HR Director for Famous Brands Limited, Human Resources Executive (Aegis Insurance/RMBH Group), HR Director (Usko/Bytes Technology). Academically, she has a MComm (Organisational Psychology), a BComm Hons (Strategic Management) and a Masters in the Neuroscience of Leadership. She is currently pursuing a PhD in focusing on the behavioural markers of neuroscience based leadership in formal organisations. She presents at conferences on how to build Human Capital through leveraging Neuro Capital and is also part of the adjunct faculty of GIBS and Wits Business Schools. Ingra is passionate about being a catalyst for change and creating “break – through organisational behaviour solutions using neuroscience diagnostics.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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08 & 09 November 2017 - Executive Coaching conference & workshop
R6 900.00 excl. VAT

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  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
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