CRAIG O’FLAHERTY: DIRECTOR
Craig O’Flaherty is a highly experienced Integral Coach who has worked to coach senior executives in leading organisations across the globe and to train prospective business and life coaches. He is co-Director of a centre of excellence — The Centre for Coaching — at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, as well as Director of Coaching Matters, an executive coaching practice.
In the 12 years prior to his coaching work, Craig worked as a Partner with two of the world’s leading consulting companies, Accenture and Gemini Consulting, in the dynamic world of Strategy Consulting. In that time he worked and lived locally and globally — operating at CEO, board and senior executive level, designing and implementing strategy and organisational transformation programmes across a wide range of industries. Craig has had experience in dealing with executives on the critical competitive issues facing their organisations, working to fashion and help implement strategic change agendas that have helped to reposition organisations within their markets and industries.
His work in coaching has seen him travel internationally to New Ventures West in San Francisco, California, where he completed the year-long Professional Coaching Course, certified by the International Coach Federation (USA), as well as a second year-long Business Leaders Training course which has accredited him to run all of New Ventures West’s Coaching in South Africa, Australia and now Switzerland. Craig’s clients span a wide range from South Africans to clients from Australia, Central Asia, Europe, the UK, East and West Africa and the full Southern African region.
He spends his time as a one-on-one coach to executives from leading organisations across the globe, with leadership teams as a group coach, as well as consulting on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes into their businesses. His clients include SCMB, Chevron, Anglo American, Sanlam and British American Tobacco. He delights in working across cultural, gender and other category backgrounds in assisting people towards captaincy of their fate and the exploration of roads less travelled. Craig has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Masters in Business Administration from Wits Business School.
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JANINE AHLERS: ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
Janine Ahlers is a certified Professional Integral Coach and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB, lecturing in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers at several academic peer-reviewed conferences, and has published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development. She is also co-director of both Centre for Coaching and Coaching Matters, an executive coaching practice.
Janine spent more than 10 years working in the corporate, manufacturing and business environment where she was required to network and operate at senior executive levels. She held positions as Director, Exco member, Head of HR, and also handled marketing, production and start-up operations. Janine held a number of musical positions in the National Orchestra before she started her corporate career. She continues to play the violin in orchestras and quartets whenever possible.
Janine has been coaching since 2002, primarily to senior executives who are often working on strategic, leadership and relationship challenges. Her clients span a wide range, from South Africans to clients from Australia, Central Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, the UK, Japan, Turkey, Dubai, North, East and West Africa and the full Southern African region. Her work in multinationals has allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for the challenges facing leaders who operate in multicultural global organisations.
Janine lectures and facilitates on all courses run by the Centre for Coaching as well as running in- house coaching workshops, Coaching Circles and leadership development interventions for blue-chip clients all over the world. She consults to organisations and teams locally and internationally on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes, as well as leading the implementation of such interventions.
She is a Professional Coach certified through the ICF (International Coach Federation, USA), and is currently certifying as a Master Coach (MCC) through the same organisation, having over 3,200 coaching hours logged. She is a founding member of both the Coaches & Mentors Society of SA (COMENSA) and the Coach Educators and Training Association of South Africa (CETASA). She has done Group Facilitation and depth consulting (Feather Assocs), as well as Enneagram certification (Adfen International). She is advancing her work in coaching through being one of only a select group of people worldwide chosen to participate in the rigorous Professional Coaching Course (PCC) Leader in Training process run through New Ventures West in the USA.
Janine also has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resources) from the University of the Witwatersrand Business School, a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music (Violin Teaching) and a Masters in Business Administration from the UCT Graduate School of Business.
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DANIEL BEUKES: DIRECTOR
Daniel Beukes is both a director of the Centre for Coaching and CfC Consulting AME (Africa and Middle East), an issue-based, independently owned leadership consultancy situated at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). He has extensive international experience of working with executives and their teams helping them to define and address individual, team and organisational challenges in a way that sustains positive change..
Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and banking sector. He has worked with SANLAM as a legal consultant and sales manager, and with Absa Brokers as a Regional and National Sales Manager. As a result of his deep interest in leadership and organisational development he retrained mid-career as an Organisational Development Consultant and Professional Coach. During his career transition, Daniel worked both as an Organisational Development Consultant for Absa Business Bank and as an Associate with the Centre for Coaching. In 2011 he co-founded The Abilene Project an organisational effectiveness consultancy and in 2016 he joined the Centre for Coaching and CFC Consulting (AME) as a director.
As an Executive Coach, Daniel works mostly with executives preparing for transitions, improving their team’s impact and effectiveness, and developing the leadership capabilities critical to their success.
Daniel has a B.Juris (law) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), NLP Master Practitioner and professional coach. His training in working with groups includes a two-year training programme (recognized by the Institute of Group Analysis in London) at Ububele, The African Psychotherapy Resource Centre in Kew, Johannesburg. Daniel also trained as a Group Process Consultant with the Unisa Centre for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and attended numerous group relations working conferences including the Robben Island Diversity Experience (RIDE). He certified as a Professional Integral Coach® through the Centre for Coaching (GSB) and New Ventures West (USA).
To contact Daniel email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 650-1082 .