Career coaching

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present. Coaching is not another name for therapy – it is exclusively focused on career-based vocational insights and how to enable individuals to identify, prioritise, creatively problem-solve and implement choices around achieving their goals, today.

Based in Cape Town, I specialise in career coaching and equipping individuals and teams to navigate the challenges and potential of a fast changing world of work. I also facilitate experiences aimed at taking individuals over the threshold of their own potential as valuable role-players in society, by teaching them important principals for the coming Fifth Industrial Revolution such as Curiosity, Authenticity and Human-Centred Data gathering.

The Fifth Industrial Revolution will be about what it means to be human. It will be a dance between machines and humans. Now, if we think about the fifth industrial revolution, in a time where we often feel defined by tech and data, it is perhaps becoming clear that we don’t actually know that much about what it means to be human? We can, however, take what we have learnt from the fourth industrial revolution and let that give rise to a new and fresh appreciation of humanity.

The Details

As David Brooks so invitingly put it; ‘we have to go from being promising to making promises.’

This is the time to prototype madly and to apprentice yourself to people who are good at the things you want to excel at in 15 years’ time. If you’re not sure what prototyping is, a wonderful place to start is by having a coffee with Francois.

Francois commits to investigate those promises you want to make in a context of career coaching. Whether in a coaching process, a group or team, or using expeditions and exploration as a platform for self-exploration, we commit to create a safe environment for you to have the courage to live the questions in your heart.

The coaching costs are R3300 for six sessions. (@R550 per session)

A first session is free of charge.

Coaching Stats: The Annual ICF Global Coaching survey done by PWC shows the benefits of coaching:

  • Yielding investment returns of up to 344%

  • Coachees start implementing goals 62% more than before

  • Coachees are 68% more self aware than before

  • Coachees had a increase of 61% towards a more balanced life

  • Coachees stress levels dropped by 57%

  • Coachees self confidence increased by 53%

Benefits to individuals

  • Increased productivity

  • Improved quality of work

  • Improved relationships with your current networks

  • Increased job satisfaction and a sense of fulfilment

  • Greater adaptability

Benefits for Organisations

  • Improved individual performance

  • Focused and effective development of people

  • Increased retention of staff – specifically, coaching supports the retention of top performers as it enables these individuals to optimise their feelings of fulfilment in the workplace, and to find their own, authentic working and leadership style