A premier platform for organisational leaders and executive coaches to share experiences, learnings and latest research in coaching for accelerated growth of organizations in Africa.
The convention will explore the realities of coaching in the African context to effectively address leadership and business challenges, and increase success for organisations.
We will pull together stories and case studies that inspire, motivate and encourage stakeholders of executive coaching to sustainably create extraordinary workplaces through executive coaching strategies that work for Africa.
The convention aspires to articulate and work towards a “philosophy” of coaching for Africa that catalyses transformation in individuals and organisations.
Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are
catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders.
Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform.
Collectively, these endeavours aim to transform Africa
by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035. He is also the founder of The Room, a talent agency for the world’s ambitious doers.
Fred previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is an Echoing Green Fellow; Aspen Institute Fellow; and most
recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.
Simpiwe “Sim” Tshabalala is Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group.
Sim was born in Hlabisa, in rural KwaZulu-Natal. He grew up in Soweto and was educated at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg.
Sim attended Rhodes University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988, and a Bachelor of Laws in 1990. He served his articles at Bowman Gilfillan, and went on to do a Master of Laws at Notre Dame in the US, which he was awarded summa cum laude, in 1993.
Sim was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1994. He joined Real Africa Durolink Investment Bank in 1994 and worked in its structured finance division until 2000. In that time, he continued his studies on a part-time basis, and completed the Higher Diploma in taxation law from the University of the Witwatersrand (‘Wits’) in 1996.
Sim joined the Project Finance Division of Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank as head of structured finance in 2000, becoming a Director in 2000 and Managing Director of Stanbic Africa in 2001. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Executive of Personal and Business Banking, South Africa. In the same year, he completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Programme.
In March 2008, Sim was appointed as Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. He was appointed as one of three Deputy Chief Executives of the Standard Bank Group in April 2009. In June 2012, Sim took on the additional responsibility for Corporate and Investment Banking’s client franchise in South Africa.
In March 2013, Sim was appointed joint Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group, extending his responsibilities to the banking businesses on the African continent outside South Africa and to the bank’s Wealth business, including Liberty Holdings. In September 2017, Sim was appointed as the sole Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group.
Sim serves on the Boards of the Liberty Group and the Banking Association of South Africa. In January 2018, he was appointed to the board of the Institute of International Finance. In August 2018, Sim was made a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa. He is currently President of the International Monetary Conference.
Martin is a former banker, an Executive Coach, Leadership and Governance Advisor. He led KCB Bank Group as CEO and board member during a period of rapid transformation and growth; he has worked in senior leadership roles at Barclays Bank in Kenya and South Africa and has recently spent three years as a Partner in the professional services firm, Deloitte, leading their Financial Services Industry practice. Martin has previously worked in the public service as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance/Treasury, Government of Kenya.
He sits on a number of bluechip company boards as non-executive director. Martin is involved in facilitating world-class board practice and leadership development, which are key areas for business sustainability. He is an alumni of The University of Nairobi, ESAMI/Maastritch Business School, Harvard Business School as well as a holder of a number of qualifications in Executive Coaching, Accounting, Banking, Leadership and Governance. He has received recognition by both the Government of Kenya (Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear – CBS ) and KCA University (Honorary Doctor of Business Leadership degree), among others, for his work in the Leadership arena. His Biography, ‘Beyond the Shadows of my dream’ is available on Amazon.
Dr Pemberton is an executive coach, researcher and author who has worked with leaders in public, private and not for profit organisations for over 30 years.
Her clients include UK government departments, universities, international banks, global humanitarian organisations, telecommunications companies, publishing houses, the National Health Service and utilities companies.
The focus of her work in recent years has been supporting the resilience of senior leaders as they deal with the demands of their role in an increasingly complex, volatile and unpredictable world. She believes that the resilience of a leader has a direct impact on that of the teams they lead, and the organisation as a whole. She works with leaders when their resourcefulness has been stretched by many small stressors over time, and when they have been derailed by a significant event in their work or life. She sees all humans as innately resilient, but no human is resilient all of the time.
Her work in supporting the resilience of leaders in a major UK bank through a large-scale resilience building programme has received a national training award. She is a regular conference speaker and media contributor.
Dr Pemberton is a Visiting Professor in Business Coaching for the University of Ulster. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Legacy Fellow of the Career Development Institute. She is accredited as a coach and as a coach supervisor with the ICF.
She holds a Doctorate for her research on recovering resilience, a Master’s degree in Education and advanced level qualifications in Career Counselling and Executive Coaching.
She is the expert adviser on resilience to the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Foundation: a charity working in the UK and Africa to promote the development of citizenship through sport in areas of disadvantage. She is a trained bereavement counsellor. Throughout the COVID pandemic she has coached frontline workers within the NHS who are impacted by the demands of caring.
Dr Pemberton has authored several books including: Coaching to Solutions: A manager’s toolkit for performance delivery, Strike a New Career Deal and most recently, Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches.
She is thrilled to be invited to be part of this important event and to be able to share her experience with you.
Dr. Modupe Taylor – Pearce PhD, is a scholar and practitioner of leadership, organization, and management. He is also a leadership trainer, coach, and facilitator who has successfully trained and facilitated workshops for over 10,000 people in various corporations in North America, Europe and Africa. Former and current clients include World Bank Group, United Nations Population Fund, Sara Lee, PPG Industries, Ecobank, Fleming Foods, Remington, Kuehne & Nagel, and Potash Corporation.
He is a former military leader with combat experience, a track record of completing the mission and a reputation for developing the people he leads to become better leaders.
Modupe was the Founding Dean of the African Leadership University’s School of Business and now serves as a visiting Professor. He is also the Founding Dean of Kora Coaching Academy based in Rwanda.
He is the CEO of Breakfast Club Africa, a Pan-African leadership enhancement organization present in eight countries and the Managing Partner for CTI Consulting Ltd.
Breakfast Club Africa (BCA), a Mauritius-registered Pan-African organization was formed with a purpose of igniting exponential growth in African companies through the provision of Executive Coaching and amazing learning experiences for leaders of organizations in Africa.
Since its inception in 2017, BCA has positively impacted over four hundred CEOs through Executive Coaching, peer-learning meetings and our flagship Made-In-Africa Leadership conferences. BCA meetings are led by BCA Coaches who are some of the most respected and carefully vetted Executive Coaches in Africa. BCA currently has twenty-four Coaches spread across Africa, Europe and North America. Companies led by BCA members experienced double-digit growth rates in 2019 and outpaced their competitors’ growth.
Professor Jonathan Passmore is a Professor of Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School and leads the Henley Centre for Coaching.
Jonathan is a chartered psychologist with five degrees, including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology. He also has a postgraduate certificate in coaching and two professional qualifications. His doctoral thesis focused on coaching relationships and behaviours. His research interests include coaching supervision and ethics, coaching neuroscience, coach impact evaluation and coaching competencies.
He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and 200 conference papers. He has edited and written 30 books, including Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Top Business Psychology Model, Becoming a Coach: The Definitive ICF Guide and The Coaches' Handbook.
He is series editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook series on organisational psychology and has won international awards, including the Association for Coaching Global Award (2010), the British Psychological Society Coaching Research Award (2012) and the Association for Business Psychology Chairman's Award for Excellence (2015). He also won Best Article 2019 'Coaching at Work'.
Jonathan has held many executive and non-executive board roles with global consulting firms, including PwC and IBM Business Consulting. Most recently he was managing director of psychology consulting company Embrion, with clients such as Technip and HSBC. He has advised professional bodies such as the Institute for Leadership and Management and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Dr. Dumi is a Behavioral Scientist, a certified international Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently works for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as a senior strategist, facilitator and internal coach. He facilitates sessions across the African continent delivering leadership, coaching, mentoring, and organisation culture training.
Dr. Dumi uses Emotional Intelligence, Gestalt, and Ubuntu values to ignite human excellence within individuals, in teams, and across organisation systems. He has been helping organizations develop dynamic and high-performance cultures for many years, focusing on individual and collective leadership behaviours and values. He is passionate about helping leaders navigate the modern high-tech and digital workplace, and facilitating coach-training programmes to promote and develop coaching skills within organizations.
Dr. Dumi serves on the faculties of The Integral Africa Coaching Centre in Cape Town (where he teaches on the African Coaching Context, with Ubuntu awareness), and is on the University of Stellenbosch Business School part-time faculty where he delivers an African Team Coaching fundamentals module.
He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA). He is the co-founding Chairperson of the pioneering Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF), and is one of the Founding Board Members of the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP). He currently serves as a trustee on the international Board of Trustees of the ICF Foundation.
He recently co-edited a pioneering publication on African coaching and consulting, and regularly features on radio programmes discussing coaching and personal effectiveness.
Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
He has pioneered a global approach to leadership and coaching that leverages multiple perspectives for greater creativity, impact, fulfilment and meaning.
The Harvard Business School chose his ground-breaking book Coaching Across Cultures (published in eleven languages) as its featured book recommendation in the category of business leadership. His innovative approach of bringing the crucial intercultural dimension into the practice of coaching has won him worldwide acclaim. His book Global Coaching (published in five languages) has been described as “having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level”.
Philippe has also developed an integrative coaching supervision approach, which he practices on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
Since 1999, he is the principal of Rosinski & Company, a consultancy based in Belgium with partners across the globe, which helps leaders, teams and organizations unleash their human potential to achieve sustainable high performance.
Since 2008, Philippe is a professor in the MBA program for global managers at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. He contributes in several other academic institutions including HEC Paris and the University of Cambridge.
He has written several articles, including Coaching from Multiple Perspectives (2007), Leading for Joy
(1998) and Constructive Politics (1998), which already showed how alternative and multiple perspectives can enrich traditional coaching and leadership development for maximum impact. His interests cover various disciplines: his Unfolding the Remarkable Orthopedic Surgeon (2015) has been co-written with a leading orthopedic surgeon.
He has also contributed to several books: Evidence Based Coaching Handbook (2006), Excellence in
Coaching (2006), Best Practice in Performance Coaching (2007), The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching (2008), The Coaching Relationship(2010), The Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring (2013), 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation (2015), Positive Psychology in Coaching (2015), Leading School Improvement (2016), Mastering Executive Coaching (2019), and L’art et la pratique du coaching professionnel (2019).
Prior to almost 30 years in coaching and leadership development, he spent six years in the engineering field as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley, California, and as a project manager in Brussels.
He received an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Brussels. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and the Executive Master in Management degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. He is certified to use a variety of psychometric instruments and is the author of the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment. He has received numerous awards including the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Award (London, 2019).
Mireille Ineza Karera is the Group CEO at KORA Coaching Group Ltd, a Coaching & Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa. Mireille is the Faculty Lead Coach at KORA Coaching & Business Academy (KCA), which is a subsidiary of the Group. She is a Rwandan Businesswoman who recently returned to Africa after spending over 13 years working as a Top Performer in Sales, Business Development Strategy for Global Financial Services Providers such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources (now ICAP) and Thomson Reuters in London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
As a leading Coach and Public Speaker, Mireille is a sought-after speaker for conferences on Business issues and Women Economic Empowerment. Under her leadership, KORA Coaching Group Ltd. launched the very first Professional Coaching Academy in Rwanda. The recently created Coaching Academy’s mission is to create a solid Coaching industry in Rwanda by tackling the scarce supply of local Professional Coaches in Rwanda.
Mireille is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
Her mission is to empower a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse.
In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine.
In 2020, Mireille was conferred an Award as ”101 Most Fabulous Global Coaching Leaders” at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India.
Prof. David Clutterbuck is one of the earliest pioneers of coaching and mentoring. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and now one of its two special ambassadors, he is author or co-author of more than 70 books on leadership, coaching, mentoring and systemic talent management. Visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at four universities, he is also a distinguished fellow of the Conference Board and co-dean of the Global Team Coaching Institute. He leads a global network of trainer-consultants, Coaching and Mentoring International. Among his current projects is one to create 5 million school age coaches and mentors around the world.
David coaches and mentors CEOs and supervises coaches internationally.
Amongst David’s many books are Everyone needs a mentor, Coaching the Team at Work, The Talent Wave, The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching, Building and Sustaining a Coaching Culture and Coaching supervision: A practical guide for supervisees.
David holds master practitioner accreditation from the EMCC in coaching and mentoring, team coaching, coaching supervision and coaching and mentoring programme management. His PhD provided the basis for understanding the dynamics of developmental mentoring relationships
Joe is the Founder and CEO of Pathways Africa, a leadership development academy in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is one of Zimbabwe`s leading Executive Coaches, specializing in coaching and development of senior executives including CEOs and board members.
Prior to his current focus Joe spent 32 years in various positions in the Zimbabwe corporate sector, and was previously the CEO of Delta Corporation, one of Zimbabwe`s largest listed companies for ten years.
Joe is a certified coach, trained in Consulting and Coaching for Change at Oxford University`s Said Business School. He has a Master of Science degree in executive coaching from HEC Paris, France`s top business school. Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Science degree from the London School of Economics. He has completed executive training programs at the London Business School, Sundridge Park (UK), Harvard Law School and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.
Joe currently chairs the boards of the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, the board of the Zimbabwe Sugar Refineries, and the board of Mangwana Capital, one of Zimbabwe`s leading private equity firms. He previously served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Joe is a prolific writer on the subject of leadership and has authored seven books on leadership including, ‘Leading for the Future’, ‘The CEO’s Role in Corporate Transformation’ and ‘Leading without Command’. He is married to Mukai and lives in Harare. They are blessed with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
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