Our vision is to facilitate the transformation of business leaders and contribute to a more sustainable and purposeful world.

 

The GSI team is a tight unit of likeminded leaders. Built over a period of almost 20 years, it is bound by our shared commitment to excellence in delivery, trusted partnership, fierce empathy and discerning versatility. We offer high-caliber coaching services that allow today’s business leaders to feel met, challenged, and empowered. Trust, ease and accessibility form the basis of every action we undertake.

GAVIN SHASKOLSKY

  • Over 17 years as a Global leadership Coach and Global Board Member of Coaching magazine Choice​
  • Coaching 1000+ diverse business leaders in over 60 countries, 6 continents and multiple industriesd at Board, CEO, Executive and Senior management levels​- Tech, Finance, Banking, Retail, Telecomms and Government​
  • He helped build and lead an international coaching department for 7 years with over 30 coaches across multiple industries whom he also supervised.
  • Leading coaching interventions with multiple coaches globally for over 10 years​
  • Consulted extensively with Microsoft Global since 2005 and coached at VP, GM, CM and top of tier leaders for over 10 years​
  • Co-founder of Virtualcoachingpartners.com​
  • Trained and certified at The Coaching centre, Sacap, Accredited International Time to think coach and facilitator, Process work Institute​
  • Insights, Heartstyles, ESCI, Korn Ferry Assessment for Leadership potential, Harthill LDF and Benzinger Thinking styles accredited, COMENSA Master Practioner (CMP)

SUNNY STOUT-ROSTRON

  • Coaches at senior executive and board level, with a wide range of experience in large-scale leadership transformation and team coaching ̶ enabling the development of cultures in which coaching, mentoring, dialogue and working with the organisation as a system can effect positive sustainable change​
  • With over 25 years’ international experience as an executive coach, she believes there is a strong link between emotional intelligence and business results
  • Developed a succession of leadership and management development programmes within the corporate, legal and educational fields in South Africa, the​ UK, USA and Australia​
  • Sunny believes that sustainable organisational performance improvement can be achieved through greater alignment, deeper collaboration and more effective communication

DUMISANI MAGADLELA

  • Faculty and Facilitator: The Coaching Centre, Cape Town (leading African integral coach-training institute). ​
  • Faculty and Facilitator: University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB); MPhil Management Coaching, Cape Town. ​
  • Associate Faculty: WBECS Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI): Gateway to Team Coaching programme. ​
  • Trustee on the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Foundation Board (global). ​
  • Lecturer, Coach, Facilitator and Mentor at the Baraka Obama-initiated programme: Young African Leaders’ Initiative – YALI (also Deputy Chair of the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Advisory Board) – UNISA School of Business Leadership (SBL) ​
  • Founding Board Chair of the Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF) at The Coaching Centre (TCC): promoting access to coaching in poor communities.​
  • Founding Board Member: Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP).
  • Coached hundreds of business professionals, managers teams, and leaders from around the world. ​
  • Pioneering Ubuntu Coaching as Africa’s contribution to the coaching profession, mainly across Africa, and around the world.

KHATIJA SALEY

  • Khatija offers a distinctive range of organizational and individual interventions with practical application to support and guide leaders, she also offers fit for purpose leadership interventions to achieve business strategy, leadership pipeline and talent pools, and designs and delivers coaching and mentoring programmes.​
  • She has over 13 years experience with over 5000 hours of coaching at executive and senior leadership levels, across various industries, she has coached in South America and the United Kingdom, and continues to work extensively in the rest of Africa, She designed large scale coaching interventions supporting talent initiatives, Women’s development programmes, Executive Leadership programmes and integrates requirements for Process Efficiency, Agility and value chain and other business processes. She was responsible for developing an integrated enterprise wide coaching and mentoring framework that included developing an executive coach assessment process, coaching to optimize performance, coaching as a leadership style and in addition to developing a mentoring programme for talent management, executive mentoring and to support development.​
  • She also designed and developed a coaching academy with international accreditation and presented a case study of business performance shift as an outcome of coaching, at a conference in 2010, She has a Masters in professional Coaching from Middlesex University, Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Enhanced accredited coach, Senior Practioner Diploma in Systemic team coaching, Certified Time to Think coach, consultant and facilitator, a certificate in Ontological and Gestalt coaching, Return on Investment (ROI) for coaching, Coaching with the Enneagram in Business and has completed a life coaching course. Member of the European Mentoring and Couching Council – EMCC, she Co-Authored book; Teams at Work (2010)

CRAIG HENEN

  • Over 20 years as a Global Leadership Coach​
  • Coached 10,000+ hours with diverse business leaders at Board, CEO, Executive and Senior management levels​
  • Worked across multiple industries – Banking & Financial Services, Retail, Media and Communications, FMCG, Energy & Utilities, Public Sector, Embassy & Government​
  • Successfully run and supervised various projects resulting in a measurable impact on leadership, values and culture in organizations​
  • Faculty Member and supervisor at a leading Coach Training Institution
  • Masters in Professional Development (Coaching) – Middlesex University, UK
  • Foundation and Apprenticeship certificate – Integral Coaching Canada
  • Accredited in: Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (EI consortium), Insights Personality Assessment (Insights), Organisational Climate Survey (HayGroup), Inventory of Leadership Styles (HayGroup), Lumina Spark (Lumina Learning), The Leadership Maturity Framework (Cook-Greuter)

LESEDI MAKHURANE

  • In the original group of coaching doctorates in RSA. – coached, taught and assessed over 1000 coaches since 2004;​
  • Clocked over 20,000 coaching hours over 15 year period;
  • Convenes USB-ED’s online course: Coaching Authentically

NIKKI WOHLMAN

  • Certified as a Professional Integral Coach through the Centre for Coaching (Graduate School of Business – UCT).
  • 20 years facilitating & coaching people in business ​
  • Delivered transformational solutions for hundreds of business leaders across multiple industries including tech, finance, retail, communications and professional services
  • Accredited Insights, HeartStyles, Pers Profile and Enneagram Practitioner​
  • Faculty member and Associate of the Centre for Coaching at the Graduate School of Business.

ALTHEA BANDA HANSMANN

  • Coached leaders, specialists, graduates and university students across multiple industries and disciplines​
  • 10 years experience as a Professional Coach​
  • Certified Neurozone Coach​
  • Certified Time to think Coach, Facilitator, and Consultant.​
  • Certified Enneagram in Business Coach​
  • Trained in multiple modes of coaching and leadership development
  • Coaching Supervisor, for students completing Coaching Internship at the South African College of Applied Psychology​
  • Educator, taught post-graduate qualification coaching programme at the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)​
  • Professional coaching memberships: Time to Think South Africa, Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA)

NOLITHA TSENGIWE

  • 3 years EAP Consultant for ICAS​
  • 5 years partner & director Centre for Conscious Leadership
  • 8 Years Facilitator and Coach for Nedbank​
  • 2 Years Leadership Pathways​
  • More than 15 years Psychotherapy Practice

SIMON BOLD

  • Specialist online Executive and Renewal Coach​
  • 22 years in learning & development field, last 15 years in business focussed specifically as an executive coach​
  • Coached 15000+ hours with business leaders across many industries and nationalities in 35 countries ​
  • Certified Integral Business Coach (DIPC Integral & Business Coaching, 2007), Accredited Thinking Environment Coach (Time to Think International, 2010 & 2015)
  • Certified Team Coach (EMCC & Gateway Team Coaching Institute, 2020 & 2021)​
  • Depth experience in strategy formulation, leadership development and organisational development

THEO JANSEN

  • 18 years experience Coaching a number of Senior Executives of Corporate Organisations and Government Departments in Southern Africa and globally. Coaching leaders and emerging leaders of businesses covering a wide spectrum of industries such as Oil, Retail, Finance, Insurance, Technology, Tertiary Education, Hospitality, Non Profit Organisations, Schools and Community Organisations.
  • Former Coach on the Emerging leaders Programme run jointly by the UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Duke University (USA) for young people who were already in leadership positions in various organisations in SA and the USA.​
  • Trained at the GSB as a coach and an accredited Insights Discovery Practitioner. Trained to do one-on-one, team and group coaching.
  • Coaching Tools Include: Integral Model )Wilber), Organisational Behaviour (Stephen Robbins), SCOT, Scenario Planning (Sunter/Ilbury), Team and Process Models (Belbin), Insights Discovery, Business Relationship Coaching, Transactional Analysis and Developing Emotional Intelligence.

LIESL VAN DER WALT

  • 10+ years’ business coaching experience​
  • Coached at C-suite level across retail & manufacturing industries internationally​
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach​
  • Hogan, DISC & Heartstyles accredited

HALIMA DANIELS

  • Coaching since 2013​
  • Sitting at approximately 3000 coaching hours, have worked with +-400 clients, both national and international​
  • A good spread of industries: financial, legal, healthcare, education, retail, mining, technology, media​
  • Is familiar and comfortable with C-suite level coaching, organisational development and leadership development ​
  • Facilitated coaching programmes on post-grad level at SACAP, Evaluates new coaches at GIBS Business School. Also offers coaching programmes ​ to clients ​
  • Part-time Professional Associate at GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business School)​
•Experienced and certified in team and systems coaching ​
  • Trained at: The Coaching Centre, GIBS, UCT, CRR GLOBAL (Organisational & Relationship System Coaching)​
  • Tools and Assessments: Insights, Enneagram, LDP (Leading Dimensions Profile), 360Feedback tools

IVOR CLUCAS

  • Ivor has coached or mentored an array of senior business leaders across multiple industries including technology, financial services and insurance, retail, mining, health, professional services and manufacturing.​
  • His practical and stimulating approach is business focused, goal directed and informed by the culture and agreed outcomes of the sponsor organisation. ​
  • Coaching clients include Standard Bank, De Beers, Telesure, Pyrotec, KFC, Pioneer Foods, Safari 365, Aveng Water, Openserve, Takealot (Mr D), Jumo, amongst others.

VERONICA ROYSTON

  • Veronica is an internationally experienced Executive Coach, Facilitator and Organisational Psychologist with more than 10 years’ coaching experience. Her work focuses leaders on dealing with complexity and taking actions that will have a significant impact. ​
  • She has coached board directors, senior leaders and their teams across sectors and cultures to strengthen their resilience and effectiveness, step into their power and authority, manage change and diversity, think strategically, build strong teams, deliver results through others, communicate skilfully, forge alliances and leverage their networks, develop relational and EQ skills, manage stress and pressure, make considered career decisions and integrate work and life meaningfully. ​
  • Her experience spans geographies: Southern Africa, The United Kingdom, India, South America, the US, Canada and Mongolia. ​
  • Industry experience includes Financial Services – Banking; Retail and Investment, and Insurance; Mining and Resources; Energy; Professional Services; Media and Entertainment; Education; Food and Beverage; Healthcare; Technology; Provincial Government; NGO

AIDA FRESE

  • She is been working as multicultural coach with people in diverse organizations from start up, to multinational organizations​
  • Leading coaching processes with professionals and executives on various continents for over 15 years in different languages​
  • Coaching 2900 hours+ in multiple industries Food Industry, Pharma, Retail, Consulting, Transportation​
  • Founder of Bridge Transiciones and she has been working internationally as contractor for different firms globally​
  • She was co-designer of an International Executive Program Online accredited by ICF where she teaches and mentors (Campus Liderarte)​
  • She is an Ambassador for the ICF Foundation, contributing globally to create social impact with coaching. She was a board member of ICF Chapter Argentina (3 years.) Leader of a many Pro-bono project leader offering coaching at NGOs such as MSF and others. Received the Gift of Coaching 2017 Award by the ICF Foundation working with 37 manager, 30 volunteer coaches at Techo in Latam.​
  • Worked with expatriates and families in global transitions in the US​
  • Trained and certified as Executive and Organizational Coach at New York University, Ontological Coaching, Cross Cultural Coaching, Team coach, Systemic Skills, ​
  • Heartstyles accredited Associate. Certified on DISC, Hogan Assessment and COF ( Cultural Orientation Framework)

MALCOLM FERGUSON

  • Over 7 years as a coach to leaders, groups and teams​
  • Coaching across multiple industries – Tech, Finance, FMCG, Retail, Construction, Mining​
  • He helped build and lead a leadership centre for 8 years with over clients among South Africa’s biggest brands, alongside many SME leaders. ​
  • Trained and certified at The Centre For Coaching, Cape Town ​
  • Heartstyles, Belbin accredited

LAUREN DAVIS

  • Certified as a Time to Think accredited coach (Nancy Kline)​
  • Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa​
  • Over 15 years facilitating & coaching individuals and teams in the workplace (small, medium and large businesses)​
  • Key industries: financial services, retail and hospitality​
  • Accreditations:​Time to Think Accredited Coach & Facilitator​, Heartstyles Accredited Coach & Facilitator​, Flawless Consulting Facilitator​, Discovery Insights Practitioner​, HFMtalentindex Associate​, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner​, EQ-I Practitioner​, Hogan Assessment suite Practitioner​, Cognitive Process Profile Practitioner​, 15FQ+ Practitioner

WILLIAM ELLIOT

  • Over 20 years experience in executive coaching in multiple industries and across all organizational levels​
  • Registered Psychologist, Coach and Master Trainer for the International David Allen Company​
  • Founding Director of ActionCo Pty Ltd, and has co-founded and served as a director in several community development initiatives​
  • Bachelor of Business Science – University of Cape Town​
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) – University of Stellenbosch​
  • Registered with COMENSA and the Health Professions Council of South Africa

VANESSA VALENTINE

  • Over 16 years as a Global Leadership Coach​
  • Lived in 4 countries (South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia) and physically travelled and worked in over 30 countries ​
  • Coaching 1000+ business leaders in over 50 countries, 5 continents and multiple industries: Finance, Energy, Retail, Telecomms, Mining, Pharmaceutical, Education, Food, Transport, Construction, Manufacturing and Government​
  • Team member of global coaching interventions with multiple coaches for over 17 years, acting in a Supervisory capacity​
  • Consulted and coached to Fortune 500 and Multinational companies at CEO, CFO, VP, GM, CM and top of tier leaders since 1993​
  • Trained and certified at The Coaching Centre, SACAP, Accredited International Time to Think Coach​
  • Licenced in Enneagram, Myers Briggs, Insights, Heartstyles, ESCI, Benzinger Thinking Styles, Total Skills Development, Scottwork Advanced Negotiating

IAN KENNEDY

  • Has coached or mentored an array of individuals across the private sector, at all levels of leadership. His approach is business focused, goal directed and informed by the culture and agreed outcomes of the sponsor organisation​
  • Is an “achieving helper” and is driven to see his clients succeed​
  • Coaches to create space and awareness to facilitate deep thinking and inspire action for change ​
  • Is informed by his experience as a corporate climber; as an experienced entrepreneur; as a professional sportsman and that of life which has given his lens on the world​
  • Works well with executives and has a passion for working with leaders as well as emerging leaders​
  • Heartstyles, 5 Lens Enneagram, Time to Think accredited

MELANIE HOFFMANN

  • Matches approach to suite the client & context, applying a breadth of coaching methodologies, and drawing from over 20 years organisational experience, supporting 100’s of leaders across a broad spectrum of industries​
  • Deep belief in everyone’s ability to grow and change and a desire to support individuals to live into their truest potential​
  • Enables quality independent thinking, leading to thoughtful decisions and intentional action ​
  • Generous in providing feedback and courageous to challenge paradigms, assumptions and behaviours ​
  • Observant and intuitive by nature and guides clients to make the connections that enable awareness & growth

LEON DU TOIT

  • Entry into the corporate business world in 1982​
  • Various Senior Management and Executive level roles both as a Line Manager and in Human Resource Management. ​
  • Over 37 years of General Management experience ​
  • Around 32 years of professional Human Resource Management & Business Partner experience.​
  • Coaching for more than 18 years ​
  • Over 6250 Coaching hours as at December 2018​
  • Practicing as a Facilitator since 1988