With many years experience in the corporate world, Robert Brain has the skills and knowledge to offer exceptional executive coaching. He helps key decision makers in corporates and small to medium sized businesses to:
- Invent their future
- Realise leadership potential in senior executives
- Optimise team performance
- Develop as individuals and teams, both personally and corporately
- Recognise limited beliefs, see a wider perspective and experience new ways of working
Robert’s results-focused and action-orientated approach is shaped by over 30 years of corporate experience, including more than a decade in senior management at Vodacom. He’s worked across diverse industries like IT, education, contact centres, telecommunications, oil refining, banking, broadcasting and life insurance.
Qualified in electrical engineering, Robert brings rare technical understanding to his coaching.
Robert has coached and mentored for JSE top 40 companies and many smaller businesses, and individuals. He is committed to quality and is registered with the International Coaching Federation and Coaching and Mentoring of South Africa.
Some of the companies he has worked with include Old Mutual, Metropolitan Health, Vodacom, The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Foschini, Momentum, Risk Flow, Potion Design, Thymic Connections, Datacash (Part of the Mastercard group of companies), The Clothing Bank and a variety of NGOs.
As a very visual thinker, Robert uses a metaphor-driven approach.
Working within a narrative and integral framework informed by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, he excels in restoring clients’ self-belief and showing them that they are capable of more than they believe.
Robert creates a safe, emotionally honest context for meaningful reflection, primarily using questions to facilitate change rather than just providing answers. This Socratic approach encourages sustainability and ongoing self-coaching.
Within group settings, Robert uses Participlan as a powerful visual mapping and facilitation tool that allows everyone to participate but no single person to dominate.
Robert’s typical coaching program involves twelve sessions, resulting in clients who are empowered with an understanding of their current environment, where they are headed and how they are going to get there.
Robert’s vast experience and flexible approach allows him to work with both individuals and teams, at all levels, within all types of organisations, including small businesses, NGOs and corporates, as well as private individuals.