Stefaan assists leaders to reach their full potential, so that they can be the contribution the world requires of them.
Practically, this is achieved through either personal one-on-one coaching, team coaching, or workshops. These sessions are focussed on assisting clients to think differently, stretch themselves by shifting their thinking beyond limiting beliefs and assumptions that inhibits their potential. He helps his clients to get insight into their own way of being, how they can shift their thinking and behaviour to open-up new possibilities. This tried and tested integral process has proven to be effective, as insights are translated into embodied change and new, sustainable behaviour.
Stefaan has been coaching since 2007, and has worked with various organisations, senior management up to executive level. He has a special interest in coaching across different cultures, and specialises in assisting clients in the context of leadership, performing optimally under pressure, and skilfully navigating transitions and change.
Stefaan has competed in the U.S. Collegiate Golf First Division, as well as various professional golf tours for 10 years. He also traded on the Forex market for five years.
This experience has stood him in good stead, as he applies his experience of achieving in a high-performance arena to his coaching work with clients.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majoring in International Business), from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A. He subsequently completed coaching training at the Centre for Coaching, U.C.T Graduate School of Business, where he is currently an associate. Stefaan was also a faculty member at The S.A. College of Applied Psychology (SACAP), where he facilitated the ‘Applying the Principles of Adult Learning and Change in Coaching’ module. Stefaan is an associate of Legitimate Leadership, an organisational transformation company.
He is a qualified and registered facilitator (ETDP SETA), as well as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (I.C.F) with over 4000 coaching hours
Stefaan has worked with the following clients:
“Our coaching appointments were of life-changing value. Not only does Stefaan know his subject matter, he is able to gauge with surgical precision your current state of being and unpack with great compassion and professionalism the stressors in order to unlock a bespoke solution for you. He is a man of great integrity who lives what he so capably professes”.
“The coaching with Stefaan has been immensely beneficial to me in that I am able to articulate myself much better than I could in the past within the business arena. I am able to forge stronger business relationships, collaborative partnerships and overall impact my team (and people around me) positively, with far better results in terms of productivity, trust and a strong belief in their own abilities”.
“Stefaan’s coaching is committed, caring and deeply insightful. He brings passion and preparation to his work and he is a respected and valued member of the coaching community”.
“Today I can confidently state that beyond my many academic accolades the coaching experience was one that brought everything together to make me an effective leader. I have excellent relationships with my team and I am a better leader than I was before”.
Dr Cephas Chikanda
“It was a privilege to be coached by Stefaan. His objective perspective, directness and openness in communicating allowed an energised and honest relationship of trust and understanding”.
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