• Life Coaching / Setting & Reaching Life Goals
  • Reaching Full Potential Coaching
  • Habit Change Coaching
  • Coaching for Expatriates
  • Talents & High-Potentials Coaching
  • New Managers Coaching
  • Personal Development Coaching
  • Career Management Coaching
  • Leadership & Executive Coaching
  • Team Coaching
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  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Nationality

    South Africa

  • Languages


  • Meeting Type

    Face-to-face / Virtual

  • ICF Certification

    Associate Certified Coach

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My Coaching

My coaching speciality

Michael is an ICF certified coach trained in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. Licensed practitioner of the Enneagram and Emotional Maturity Inventory models. He works with a broad range of personal and professional development issues, and specialises in: - Supporting leaders to improve team effectiveness - Developing high performance partnerships for founders of small businesses - Role and career transitions - Supporting reflection and change in mid-life - Starting and sustaining creative projects


Meet Me - For Individuals, Leadership & Executive Coaching, Career & Job Search Coaching

1 session, 0h 30

One of the biggest determinants of success in a coaching engagement is the fit between a client and coach; each must feel like they can trust each other enough to explore the uncharted territory that growth requires. I offer a free 30 minute session so we can get a sense of each other, the client can talk about what they're looking for, I describe the way I work, and we assess whether we think the partnership has potential.

Launch - For Individuals, Leadership & Executive Coaching, Career & Job Search Coaching

6 sessions, 1h 00 each

When starting a coaching engagement, I work with a block of 6 sessions. This feels like the sweet spot between enough time to really get something concrete out of the sessions, and a manageable commitment for the client.
After 6 sessions we get a chance to reflect on the process and decide whether and how to continue.

Deep Dive - For Individuals, Leadership & Executive Coaching, Career & Job Search Coaching

8 sessions, 1h 00 each

After initiating the work, I like to work in 8 session blocks. This gives scope to build momentum, but with an end point so the coaching work doesn't feel infinite. Clients usually continue for several of these 8 session blocks if they're working on deeper issues.

Meeting points

Virtual sessions:
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
  • Skype
Face-to-face sessions:
  • Meets clients in a public place
  • Meets clients in the exact address
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About Me

About myself & my experience

I'm coach, writer and OD consultant practising out of Cape Town, South Africa. The first part of my career was in management consulting and in my mid 30's I finally gave attention to a nagging voice that wouldn't go away. I pursued an interest in clinical psychology, ending up somewhere in-between; working with human behaviour in organisations, which I love.

My coaching method & approach

Michael’s style is to work with what is present, acknowledging what’s working well, while using creativity, humour, candour and gentle pressure (relentlessly applied) to bring about change. A successful coaching engagement invites the client to look beneath the surface of presenting issues, and to consider their own role in situations without needing to explain or justify. In his experience, the degree of curiosity with which a client can look at their own behaviour is a better predictor of coaching success than any other factor.

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My Qualifications

  • Institute / Certifying body: ICF
  • Date acquired: September 18, 2020
Masterclass in Gestalt OD
  • Institute / Certifying body: Gestalt OD Partners
  • Date acquired: February 3, 2018
Enneagram Practitioner
  • Institute / Certifying body: Integrative Enneagram
  • Date acquired: April 24, 2017

Testimonials (1)


Michael is a really genuine listener and has excellent communication skills. Definitely a professional with charisma.