Coaching & Leadership
A Multidimensional approach

A multitude of perspectives. A thinking partnership that enables you to open new possibilities for your business & life.

Jenny's Approach to Coaching

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Jenny’s multidimensional perspective and approach to coaching has evolved through the influence of many thought leaders and coaching methodologies. Insights into some of the major threads that underpin her coaching model are offered below.




Just want to say a big thank you for the coaching over the last few months. I learnt so much in the process and am already using so many of the emotional tools we discussed during the sessions. I can already see the impact it has on my life and look forward to using the tools going forward!

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At last a move from acting to actual CEO! Thank you Jenny for your support during this process

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Jenny, thanks for your help and unrelenting support in my achieving directorship. Your guidance and input has made a huge difference in my life and has been a big contribution in my achievement.

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I think you are truly gifted at what you do and will definitely recommend you to any of my friends/colleagues who might want coaching.

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Our discussions completely changed the dynamic. It was actually miraculous. Such a simple thing that countless years of fear prevented me from seeing. Thanks

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Changes in both my personal and work persona were marked and noticeable; I believe I underwent a complete metamorphosis as a result of my coaching sessions.

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Coaching has helped me learn how to be assertive and regain my own and my team’s respect and I have saved the company a lot of money due to my new approach to negotiating

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Firstly a sincere thank you again for the kind assistance you provided me during the last months. I have found the coaching experience to be extremely enriching and it has assisted me greatly in gaining much needed perspective from both a personal and a business point of view

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…this note is just to let you know that your coaching made a difference in my approach to this new challenge…

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A coach is an invaluable ally to a leader whose power can be multiplied through personal commitment to act on directions.

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Coaching is a vehicle that takes us to the next level of our lives.

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Wish I had had the opportunity sooner.

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It gave me the confidence to move to the next level.

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My self awareness has given way to self regulation....Thank you Jenny!

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Will the universe be different because i was here?

Sometimes we are so busy that we miss one of the most fundamental pointers available to us every day – the amazing night sky. I was privileged to hear renowned astronomer and physicist, Prof David Block speak at an awards dinner a while back. I was fascinated by his talk on the universe and his views on how completely unlikely it is that we should be placed unintentionally on earth at the time and place where we were born – he convinced me that the event of our being and the timing thereof is not an accident, and this led to a very important question – if it is really important that I am here now, what am I doing to contribute to the scheme of things ..... long term? Will the universe be different because I was here? Perhaps occasionally we should all step back from our day to day existence and consider a deeper wider purpose. ..... what is the most important thing I can do today to contribute to my reason for being? A tough question indeed, but worth a thought in the traffic today

My Musings

Mind Traps

We are very well versed in those behaviours that make us successful – one of the virtues we often laud is PERSISTENCE. Everyone knows that it is necessary to persist to achieve, even when the going gets tough. But what about when we persist too long? Do you know of anyone who is blessed with the ability to persist to amazing levels? Very impressive, until we take it to another level and persist beyond where we are winning, but into a space where we wont let ourselves move on when it is time. Be careful of the mind trap that stops you from discerning the difference between persistence and careful decisioning as to when it is more useful to walk away. Don’t allow yourself to become a martyr rather than take the necessary actions to fix a situation that might be irreparably broken. Consider your options and reflect on what the appropriate actions are for you to meet your visions and goals and be strong enough to discard those endeavours that are not going to help you achieve anything other than being able to congratulate yourself on your persistence. Consider reading “Mental Traps” by Andre Kukla to find out more

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Focus on your strengths

Have you ever been given feedback on your strengths and your development areas? Why is it that we tend to pass over the praise and focus in on the areas where we perceive ourselves as weak? Really capitalising on your strengths is a much more positive and successful way to develop yourself – learn to make the most of what your talents are and find ways to complement yourself in the areas that you are not strong. No-one is an Olympic allrounder. Rather, lets allow ourselves to excel at our talents rather than putting all our efforts into slightly improving an area where we are always likely to have a deficiency. Read books by Marcus Buckingham to learn more about this

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In the traffic this morning, i saw a bumper sticker on a bakkie in front of me that said : ‘ Do you have the guts to go first?’ What is it that makes some people take the lead, carry on or stand out when everyone else is hanging back or worrying about what everybody else might think? Social conformity and the ability to understand another’s opinion is very important in society, but when it holds us back from considering new, better ways , it can limit our own and in fact, human potential in general. Run your own race, be bold and create a better world for all of us!

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When is the last time that you risked something? When did you last say or do something that scared you? Lets remain alive and present and consider the words of Leo Buscalglia: “to laugh is to risk appearing a fool, to weep is to risk appearing too sentimental, to reach out for another is to risk involvement, and to expose feelings is to risk exposing one’s true self. To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss, to love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying, to hope is to risk despair, to try is to risk failure. But all risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing has nothing, is nothing. If we avoid risk we may avoid suffering and sorrow, but we simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live. “

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Listening is a much required and necessary skill for coaching, managing and parenting but is incredibly hard to do when our own opinions are so loud in our heads. When we truly want to engage with another and put their needs first, it is necessary to step outside of the noise and be present in their world first and then later consider how we feel about what they are saying. This leads to another feeling ‘heard’ and not just ‘listened at’. Ernesto Spinelli speaks of ‘being absent so that another can be present’ . Try it and discover how honouring another person in this way leads to a much more creative and significant level of conversation.

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Every day we are faced with our existence – take the kids to school, back to the job or the home and spend time with our spouse...cook, watch tv etc etc...When we become familiar with things, we can lose the wonder – when is the last time you really thought about what is wonderful in your life – that would break your heart if they were not there, or if you could never see them again? Write down something that is really important to you and do something today that will honour and ensure that the special gifts in your life are appreciated.

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Choice is a very important word for me – even when we don’t make a choice, we choose... how do you relate to choice? Have you chosen the life that you are living or is life just happening to you? The wonder of being human is you do have a choice – activate yours.

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Whilst at the airport, I became aware of the different languages being spoken around me and realised how limiting it is to understand only 2 or 3 of the languages spoken in the world – just imagine how much easier it would be to deal with diversity if we could speak even 100 words of a colleague or friend’s language? I challenge you to learn 100 words in another language this month – see how it affects those around you and how people light up and open themselves when you make the effort to speak to them in their own tongue

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