The bulk of Robert’s work is made up of coaching private individuals. Typical clients include those who are searching for meaning and direction, who may be mildly depressed and working with a therapist, or who have difficulty identifying and prioritising what is most important in their lives. Other examples include difficult relationships, career choice and change, changes in life (often around 30 or 50 years of age), menopause, retirement and retrenchment.
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.
He’s passionate about working with people seeking personal growth, those who are in therapy with mild depression and people seeking purpose for their lives.
As a visual thinker, Robert uses a metaphor-driven approach.
Working within a narrative and integral framework he excels in restoring clients’ self-belief, developing the realisation that that they are capable of more than they believe.
Typical Coaching Framework:
Robert’s typical coaching program involves six to eight 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 uses the metaphor of crossing a river to describe the different stages of this process that explore:
1. The near bank (current situation)
2. The other side of the river (goals and objectives)
3. The obstacles to crossing (threats)
4. Which bridge to use (ways of reaching the goal)
5. Step by step plan to achieve the goal
6. The new territory (monitoring progress and addressing new obstacles)
7. Looking back across the river (evaluating personal learning)
Robert’s experience and intuitive, flexible approach allows him to work with individuals and teams. He offers coaching to individuals and to organisations, including small businesses, NGOs and corporates.
Coaching takes place at Robert’s premises in Muizenberg, at the client’s premises, at any suitable venue in Cape Town, or by telephone.