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Learn to apply Integral Coaching

Gain practical skills to help other perform at their best – in all aspects of their lives

The UCT GSB Coaching for Development is a six-month programme designed for participants to emerge as coaching practitioners. It offers an intensive coach training and apprenticeship programme in the study and application of Integral Coaching. 


Module 1: 10 – 12 March 2021
Module 2: 09 – 11 June 2021
Module 3: 21 – 22 Oct 2021


Module 1: 21 – 23 April 2021
Module 2: 21 – 23 July 2021
Module 3: 25 – 26 Nov 2021


R65,113 incl VAT
(Deposit amount due on Application R8000)


Integral Coaching is a powerful intervention because it does not reduce people to titles and job descriptions, but rather understands that they are multi-faceted beings with unique needs. It can be described as an unequivocal response to the superficiality and oversimplification that bedevils the post-modern world.

By teaching Integral coaching skills, the Coaching for Development course enables delegates to see the world through someone else's eyes, and at the same time be able to skilfully coach them to improve performance in any aspect of their lives. 

The UCT GSB is a globally-ranked business school with a world-class reputation and is one of less than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited.


You will benefit highly from this course if you are:

  • Interested in evoking excellence in others while also being open to receiving coaching yourself, so you too can bring forward excellence in your own endeavours
  • Willing to freely question your assumptions and try out new methods
  • In a leadership position and want to support and sustain the development of new competencies in your staff
  • Working as an advisor, coach or specialist supporting human resource development
  • A consultant or private practitioner wanting to deepen or develop your coaching skill set to support client growth

Participants on the Coaching for Development course will gain:

  • Learning that takes place in many different ways Participants meet as a group for three modules:
    • Group sessions — flow and philosophy of coaching; exploration of coaching models
    • Individually — reflections, assignments, your own development as a coach
    • In small groups called learning pods — supported by your mentor coach, a Professional Coaching Course (PCC) graduate
  • In pairs with a self-chosen buddy coach from the class
  • The balance of work between modules is self-paced, including readings, written assignments, and three detailed case-study applications of this coaching method with clients
  • Each delegate receives written feedback on each of their assignments - a rich source of learning and reflection
  • There is on-going support provided by the Centre for Coaching faculty over the six months

15% for 3 - 6 applicants (discount applied from third applicant)

10% for 7+ applicants (discount applied to all applicants)

10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses


Craig O’Flaherty is a highly experienced Integral Coach who has worked to coach senior executives in leading organisations across the globe and to train prospective business and life coaches. He is co-Director of a centre of excellence — The Centre for Coaching — at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, as well as Director of Coaching Matters, an executive coaching practice.

He spends his time as a one-on-one coach to executives from leading organisations across the globe, with leadership teams as a group coach, as well as consulting on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes into their businesses. His clients include SCMB, Chevron, Anglo American, Sanlam and British American Tobacco. He delights in working across cultural, gender and other category backgrounds in assisting people towards captaincy of their fate and the exploration of roads less travelled. Craig has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Masters in Business Administration from Wits Business School.

Academic Director

Janine Everson is a certified Professional Integral Coach and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching, a centre for excellence situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB, lecturing in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students. She has delivered and published research papers at several academic peer-reviewed conferences, and has published book chapters and articles on the topic of coaching in leadership development. She is also co-director of both Centre for Coaching and Coaching Matters, an executive coaching practice.

Janine lectures and facilitates on all courses run by the Centre for Coaching as well as running in- house coaching workshops, Coaching Circles and leadership development interventions for blue-chip clients all over the world. She consults to organisations and teams locally and internationally on the design and implementation of coaching cultures, interventions and processes, as well as leading the implementation of such interventions.


The Coaching for Development course can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs and can be delivered anywhere in the world, wherever it is convenient.