Gordon Hunkin

Gordon Hunkin



I am an experienced coach who has repeatedly seen those who commit to the process grow personally, begin to make better decisions, experience better relationships, build better teams and lead better performance. Having worked mainly with C-suite, Executives, General Managers and Senior Managers has enabled me significantly deepen my understanding of how organisations work and the challenges faced by leaders in organisations. As a facilitator I have experience with leadership and team development processes as well as with productivity workshops (e.g. Your Brain At Work).

Leadership Development is a particular area of interest for me and this is often the aspect I am asked to help clients focus on. I have, however, helped client’s achieve a broad spectrum of goals and business objectives. These include: improving personal performance, confidence, leadership vs management, emotional intelligence, leadership styles and strengths, communications, vision and strategy, people skills, achieving better business results, improving team dynamics and preparing for or stepping into a new role effectively.

Organisational challenges that have been part of the focus of coaching, facilitation or consulting engagements include: talent management, leadership development, breaking silos, change management, developing a coaching capacity, organisational culture, succession planning, leading performance, productivity and creating growth.

My clients include Business Connexion, Rand Merchant Bank, SABC, Centriq, ABSA, SAPPI, Polyoak Packaging, Harmony Gold, Colgate-Palmolive, ArcelorMittal, Murray & Roberts Cementation, AVENG, PPC, SARS, W&RSETA, Imperial Toyota, SANTAM, SANLAM, Water Research Commission, Aurecon, Sovereign Foods and various small businesses


  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certificate of Professional Coaching (COPC – Stage 3) from Results Coaching Systems (RCS)
  • Over 130 hours of coach specific training (includes: executive, business and team coaching
  • Lead trainer, coach mentor and Stage 2 Assessor for RCS. 
  • A paid up member of the ICF. 
  • Fully fluent in both English and Afrikaans and can coach in both languages



Although my degree is geared toward communications I have had a wonderfully varied working experience; one that has helped me gain a solid understanding of business and to nurture leadership, management and people skills. This includes a stint in the public sector, a great opportunity to help take a successful business to the next level and a fulfilling season serving as a pastor. I then had an opportunity to launch and establish an ‘in-house’ publishing company for a multinational non-profit entity. Acting as MD of this company for 7 years was a great stretching experience and one that has certainly added to the understanding and skills I bring to the leadership context.

With more than 25 years of both formal and informal experience in working with people and in various leadership roles, I feel ideally equipped to facilitate growth and transformation for individuals within teams and organisations.

Faith, family, friendships and integrity are some of the values that I cherish. I have been married to Riana for 32 years, and counting. We have an amazing 22 year old daughter, Jessica.”


  • BA (English & Philosophy) from WITS and a Communication sub-major from UNISA