In this thought-provoking episode of Coaching Uncaged Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by Executive Coach, Organisational Development Specialist, and one of the very first African coaches to be awarded MCC credentialing Nobantu Mpotulo as they dive into the exploration of an Ubuntu approach to coaching.
Nobantu starts by sharing the story and winding journey that led her to becoming an executive coach in South Africa, offering snapshots of how the coaching landscape in Africa looks and feels, and the way that she works with her clients, sharing both the challenges and rewards of this work.
Nobantu explains in detail what she means by an Ubuntu approach to coaching, sharing the translation ‘I am because we are’ to highlight that it’s an approach that’s really all about ‘walking alongside your coachee arm in arm.’ She talks about the heart-centred work of Ubuntu, being completely attuned to those you’re working with and speaks to the importance of completely loving your coachee, even if you don’t particularly like them!
Nobantu also shares a fascinating insight into her somatic work, and her love for the body, touching on how if we lean into the intelligence and feelings of the body, it can often offer us something different, or even more-informed than the mind, giving examples of how she brings this into her work in the coaching space.
You can find out more about Nobantu and her work here: nobantucoaching.co.za
We really hope you enjoy this episode!
Want to listen to the podcast?
Categories : Conversations
What social impact means, and how we engage, is a very personal experience for each and every one of us. We may have social impact projects of our own, or we may be looking to be more socially impactful in our current personal and/or professional lives.This space is dedicated to…
Categories: Social Impact
In this lecture, existential coach (MA), positive psychologist (MSc) and Animas graduate Yannick Jacob explores what it takes to live a happier and more fulfilled life and what positive psychological science may contribute to the process. He also looks at how we as coaches may deal with clients who are…
Robert Stephenson sat down with Lilian Flynn to talk about some of the amazing experiences and projects she has been involved with since completing her Animas Diploma in Transformational Coaching a year ago. Lilian talks about: Getting client referrals, setting up her own company, youth coaching in schools, developing emotional…