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Robert Farndell

Executive and Leadership coach | Systemic Team Coach | Organisation Development

Robert draws on his experience from the engineering industry, the IT industry, the world of banking, and his life experience. His time spent working in Germany, England and at client sites in the Middle East and Eastern Europe gave him the ability to work across multiple cultures, worldviews and levels of seniority. Robert has deep […]


Robert qualified as a professional coach in 2008 with the Diploma in Practitioner Coaching and has since logged 3800+ hours of coaching. In 2019 he obtained a Master Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching. He is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach.

He is an action-oriented coach who believes that lasting change comes from the intersection of our thoughts, our feeling/emotions and our body/physiology and that all three need to be addressed to effect lasting improvements. He focuses on the limiting beliefs that hold his clients back and works with them to replace these with more useful beliefs about themselves and the world. He specialises in executive presence, communication, personal brand, and effective relationship-building.

Robert has worked locally and internationally coaching individuals and facilitating leadership development workshops and team coaching sessions. He has coached at all levels from leaders-in-waiting to C-suite executives.

Companies include: Firstrand Group, Government Employees Pension Fund, Investec, Naked Insurance, Nando’s, Roche, Standard Bank, ABSA, Anglo Platinum, Aon, Aveng, Bidvest, Dell, Amazon, Discovery, Exxaro, Hollard, Johnson and Johnson, KPMG, Liberty, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Multichoice, AVI, National Brands, National Treasury, Nedbank, Old Mutual, OUTsurance, Mahindra, SABMiller, Sage, Spar, PPC, Studio88, TBWA, Webber Wentzel, Vodacom, MTN, booking.com, Akeso, Altron, Aramex, BCX, Blue Label Telecoms, Centriq, Denel, Naspers, SterKinekor, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Johannesburg Water, Kagiso, Pernod Riccard, RMB, FNB, Singita, SAA Technical, Syspro, Wesbank, Japanese Tobacco International, Fujitsu, Lilium GmbH, Adyen, Bolt, Adept Consulting, Lufthansa, Zalando, Miro, Dogtown
Industries include: Financial Services, Public Sector, Telecomms, Engineering, Mining, Legal, Information Technology, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Aviation, Pharma, FMCG, Retail, Auditing and Advisory, Media, Advertising, eCommerce, Automotive, Entertainment


Robert worked as an electrical engineer for Siemens for three years in their Process Automation division. This included a 1-year secondment to Siemens Germany followed by onsite commissioning at Saldanha Steel. He then transitioned into Information Technology and worked for a software vendor in London for three years. He joined Investec in 2001 as a business analyst and implemented a new systems integration solution for Private Bank. Thereafter he improved the bank’s suite of Client Relationship Management systems as a System Owner.

He then headed up the Client Data Quality team as well as the Anti-Money Laundering Re-identification team. His final role before leaving to start his coaching practice was that of client experience improvement for Private Bank.

Robert’s training as an engineer allows him to take a highly systemic view of any situation and detect patterns and relationships. His experiences in banking as well as his BCom degree bring a strong commercial mindset to his coaching. He can easily translate complex concepts into simple language.

Based in Johannesburg, he works locally and internationally.

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