Richard combines his formal coaching training with his experience of consulting to and working within businesses to give his clients space to think for themselves, provides them with alternative perspectives, and equips them with tools for coping and thriving in today’s workplace.
Richard uses his consulting, coaching and facilitation background, as well as his entrepreneurial experience, to design and facilitate powerful processes that help individuals and groups to think and perform at their best.
He sees his role as helping leaders and teams to transition to new ways of working together – to escape the traps of busy-ness, politics or ego and attain high performance that can be sustained. People naturally want to do good work and to collaborate effectively. Richard brings frameworks and a coaching style that enable them to do exactly that.
Richard is a husband to Anastasia and father to Ayla-Rose. When he’s not working you’ll find him with his family, or otherwise surfing, hiking, playing his guitar or reading a good book.
Richard is a graduate of the UCT GSB Professional Coaching Course (PCC), and International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited.
He also has a Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the same institution.
As an entrepreneur, Richard has started two companies, one in the renewable energy space and one in mindfulness training for organisations. He played a key role in product development, marketing, business development and general management of these two ventures.
As an Organisational Development consultant, Richard worked with a number of blue-chip companies in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. He carried out research, design and delivery of different programmes in leadership, sales, and general soft skills training. Companies worked for include General Electric, Investec, Coronation, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Santam, Woolworths, British American Tobacco, Discovery, First National Bank, and ABSA.