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  Online event   27 July 2022

Coaching in an African Context

To what extent is coaching in Africa different to the rest of the world and what should coaches and clients take into account when operating in an African context?

BOOK NOW to join me, Dr Nicky Terblanche for the 5th installment of the Leadership Coaching Roundtable Series where I interview four panelists (Dr Mongezi Makhalima, Dr Dumisani Magadlela, Nankhonde Kasonde-van den Broek and Nobantu Mpotulo) on the topic of coaching in an African context.


Date:                Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Times:            17:00 – 18:00 (CAT)

Venue:            Online (Zoom)



Dr Mongezi Makhalima

Author, TEDx Speaker & Lecturer: Leadership,Coaching & OD at University of the Witwatersrand & Thinkers 50 Global Coach

Dr Dumisani Magadlela

ICF Global Board (at large, Vice-Chair); Executive Coach; Team Coach; Coach Trainer and Leadership Skills Development Practitioner

Dumisani is a Certified International Executive and Leadership Coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a certified Coach Trainer, Leadership Development Facilitator, Organisational Strategy Session Facilitator, and Speaker. He is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Regional Leadership Centre for Southern Africa (RLC-SA) for the Barak Obama-initiated Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF).

He works with the Pan African Capacity Building Programme (PACBP) at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) helping to develop leadership skills for African professionals. He designs and delivers Leadership Skills development sessions (workshops) for clients across the region.

Dumi has been involved in organisational culture development and change, coaching and leadership skills improvement for over ten years. He currently coaches in some of the leading businesses within SA and across the African continent. He has a behavioural science and social development background, and completed the gestalt International Organisational Systems Development (IOSD) programme. He is currently part of senior faculty at one of the leading coaching academies in Africa, the Coaching Centre (TCC), and at least two other leadership and coaching skills development institutions. He uses Ubuntu approaches (I am because we are) in his teaching and facilitation processes.

He lectures part-time, and supervises Masters and Doctoral students in various universities. During 2016, he spent three months as a Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Institute for Innovation Research in Tokyo, Japan, where he published a research paper on African Skills and Capacity Building. He is passionate about Africa’s development and is currently working with the African Union towards the achievement of the AU Vision and Agenda 2063. He took part in the inaugural African Economic Platform (AEP) in March 2017, championing stronger Afro-centric regional economic integration and development.

Dumi also works on re-humanising the modern workplace using Ubuntu, building Coaching Cultures, and enabling the development or Transformational Leadership skills within businesses. He has been a regular guest on SAfm radio’s Afternoon Talk programme on Careers Coaching. He is also a regular speaker on the local circuit, including at Leaderex and COMENSA events. He is available for consultations, and for possible full-time employment in progressive businesses, and can relocate.

Nankhonde Kasonde-van den Broek

Founder & Chief Executive OfficerFounder & Chief Executive Officer at Zanga African Metrics

Nankhonde is a Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Coaching & Mentoring 2021 Award winner. She is also a 2021 & 2022 Global Guru in Coaching, using technology to bring a new generation of tools for human capital development in Africa.

Nobantu Mpotulo

Managing Director at Just In Time Solutions ICF MCC Coach, Mentor Coach and Leadership Facilitator

Nobantu is an experienced Executive Coach MCC and Mentor Coach with a demonstrated history of being a miner of potential talent and nurturing people to be the best that they can be. She is a globally sought out coach, mentor coach, facilitator organisation and system intervener.


Dr Nicky Terblanche

Senior Lecturer and Research Supervisor at Stellenbosch Business School

Dr Nicky Terblanche is a senior lecturer and research supervisor on the MBA, MPhil in Management Coaching and PhD programmes at the Stellenbosch Business School. His academic interests include both leadership coaching and information systems. He also runs an executive and leadership coaching practice.

He has an MPhil in Management Coaching, an MScEng in electronic engineering and a PhD in Business Management. His research interests include transition coaching, transformative learning, social network analysis, complexity theory and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in coaching and management. He has published in several international academic journals and regularly presents at international conferences.

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