Business Coach

SHIRLEY OLSEN

Coaching Qualifications

  • Business Coaching 28 Feb 2017
  • Foundation Certificate in Executive Coaching 31 Oct 2015

Other Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and Management 11 Dec 2014
  • Professional Accountant in Practice
  • Chartered Director (SA)

Coaching Passion

My Values FIT: faith; integrity; trust;

• I have faith in my client
• I have integrity in how I coach
• I trust the coaching process.

My model is a simple one and that is “Partnering in journeys of focused thinking”.

The combination of my business experience and my appreciation of the diversity of people and cultures, stands me in good stead. It has also developed my perspective that while systems and rules are important, business would not happen without people. My experience is that most belief systems and cultures have similar values to that of Ubuntu and that working across cultures is easy when one uses a smile to break the ice and view people as being open to learning from one another.I believe that I can partner with you in getting you focused on your business and where the problems lie and finding solutions to take your business to the next level.

Work Experience

I am a qualified Chartered Director (SA), and a Professional Accountant (SA). In my 32 year career I have successfully owned and managed businesses, developed and facilitated numerous training programmes in South Africa and the rest of Africa, sat on Boards both as a member and Chairman, contributed to varied board and other committees, and most recently have expanded my focus into business coaching of executives and teams.

I have travelled extensively in my work throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. My travels have helped me appreciate my own home country as well as experience the challenges that people are faced with living in Africa and Asia. The combination of my business experience and my appreciation of the diversity of people and cultures, stands me in good stead. It has also developed my perspective that while systems and rules are important, business would not happen without people. My experience is that most belief systems and cultures have similar values.

Coaching Specialties

Business Coaching for Implementing Corporate Governance

 

Business Coaching for Growth Companies

 

Business Coaching for Directors

 

Coaching Experience

I have worked with clients for over 25 years partnering in their journeys of growing their businesses; this was as their business adviser and accountant. Having gone through the program of becoming a business coach I am now able to take the same journey with a client but instead of telling the client what to do; I now have the tools to guide them on a path where they find their own solutions to their problems. I have worked with both executives and business owners in my coaching career