Janine Ahlers

Centre for Coaching Director | Senior Lecturer
BA Wits, PDM (Human Resources) Wits, LRSM (Violin Teaching)(Royal College of Music), MBA Cape Town
Executive coaching, Leadership and team development, Organisational development, Productive dialogue skills, Cross-cultural & global teams, Implementation of coaching interventions

Janine 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. She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB. She lectures at the GSB in Coaching and Leadership Development to MBA and Executive Education students, and is currently doing her research in coaching. 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.

Janine spent more than 10 years working in the corporate, manufacturing and business environment where she was required to network and operate at senior executive levels. She held positions as Director, Exco member, Head of HR, and also handled marketing, production & start-up operations. Janine has held a number of musical positions in the National Orchestra before she started her corporate career. She continues to play the violin in orchestras and quartets whenever possible.

Janine has been coaching since 2002, primarily to senior executives who are often working on strategic, leadership and relationship challenges. Her clients span a wide range, from South Africans to clients from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, Japan, Turkey, Dubai, East and West Africa and the full Southern African region. Her work in multinationals has allowed her to develop a keen appreciation for the challenges facing leaders who operate in multi-cultural global organisations.  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. She is a Professional Coach certified through the ICF (International Coach Federation, USA) and a founding member of both the Coaches & Mentors Society of SA (COMENSA) and the Coach Educators and Training Association of South Africa (CETASA).

Janine has a Bachelor of Arts from Wits University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resources) from the Wits Business School, a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music (Violin  Teaching), a Masters in Business Administration from the UCT Graduate School of Business, and is a certified Integral Coach, having completed all the programmes run through the Centre for Coaching(GSB) and New Ventures West (USA). She is also one of a handful of coaches in South Africa to achieve the status of Professional Coach through the ICF with over 1,000 coaching hours logged. She has done Group Facilitation & depth consulting (Feather Assocs) as well as Enneagram certification (Adfen International). She is advancing her work in coaching through being one of only a handful of people world-wide selected to participate in the rigorous PCC Leader in Training process run through New Ventures West in the USA.