Zelda has coached, consulted and worked at leading organisations in the private and public sectors and has therefore coached on various transformational leadership programmes across diverse business sectors. She has extensive experience enabling leaders and their teams during change and transition and have partnered with various organisations enhancing individual and team performance within a variety of business cultures. Since establishing her leadership development consultancy in 2003, she has been exposed to various coaching methodologies and practices across a variety of leadership development consultancies and implementation in various industries. She has gained valuable broad-based exposure which has enriched my paradigms, experience and knowledge in the coaching field. I mostly coach executive and senior leaders in local and global organisations as well as senior and high potential middle management in succession and talent pools for accelerated development for senior leadership roles. She is academic faculty for University of Stellenbosch (MPhil in Management Coaching), and for USB-Executive Education and executive coach on Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) corporate leadership programmes. She is a published author with recent academic article published in SAJHRM in September 2019 based on her MPhil in Management Coaching research on “multi-stakeholder contracting in executive coaching within a corporate context”.
Leadership development and coaching interventions across a variety of companies and industries include: Illovo, Derivco, Mr Price, RCL Foods, Cipla, Swissre, Woolworths, Daimler, Kuehne-Nagel, Expeditors, South African Breweries, Old Mutual, University of Stellenbosch Business School and USB- Ed (Pty) Ltd, Gibs, University of KZN, Imperial Tobacco, Mazars, African Marine Solutions, Unilever, Vopak, Vukani Group, PWC, Masthead (Pty) Ltd, Toyota, Hulamin, Steinweg, Transnet, Sappi, Buckman Africa, Umgeni Water, Ngubane and Partners inc, Mpumalanga Health Department, Dube Trade Port, Legal Aid, Correll, Savino Del Bene, ABSA, Barclays Africa, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Business Connexion, Sasol, Hyphen, Energy Cybernetics, AON, Schering Plough, Adcock Ingram, Premier Foods, Concor (Technicrete), Diners Club International, Jowell, Glynn & Marais (Corporate Lawyers), University of Johannesburg, PPS, The Future Group, National Youth Development Agency, The South African Police Service and others.
Zelda has over 25 years’ experience working in senior managerial positions in the private and public sector as well as in the consultancy space responsible for leadership development interventions for a variety of clients. She has worked extensively in change and transition environments within client companies and believes in the power of coaching in enhancing individual performance and transforming an organisational culture. She has a strong background in marketing and corporate communications and her last corporate position was National Head Marketing and Communications for one of the big four accounting firms based in Johannesburg responsible for leading a team of professionals in Southern Africa.
Executive and leadership development specialist areas
- Transformational and authentic leadership
- Emotional intelligent leadership
- Leadership development and effectiveness
- Leadership influence, impact and relevance
- Personal and professional growth
- Talent development and succession
- Business confidence and self-empowerment
- Professional and personal fulfilment and potential optimisation
- Performance improvement
- Business development and growth
- Women Leadership development
- Team effectiveness, development, dynamic, connection, cohesion, relationships
- Career development, transition and promotion
- Any change or transition impacting personal and/or business effectiveness
Executive and business coaching approach
The approach followed is cognitive-behavioural embedded in neuro-science, influenced by solutions focused, positive psychology and systemic coaching approaches. She has a structured process however remain conscience of the flexibility needed to accommodate the nature of the coaching objectives and the learning style of the client. Her approach as a coach is steered towards discovering each individual’s unique potential by working through a self-discovery process with the individual in developing and enhancing these qualities towards achievement of coaching objectives. She includes behavioural assessments for increased self-awareness at the outset and during the coaching journeys. Throughout the coaching journey there is a continuous, conscious focus on building new neurological wiring in the form of new behaviours towards achievement of coaching objectives. The outcome we seek from the coaching journey is the achievement of objectives by building new habitual behaviour for delivering tangible results for the individual and the organisation. The neuro-scientific approach supports the view that knowledge about one’s unique neurological wiring, can unleash unlimited potential and personal growth. Self-awareness and discovery during the coaching journey are important cornerstones of the development process.