SA Coaching News was founded in late-Nov 2018. The intention was to give coaching practitioners the tools, knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and to develop their professional expertise.
The first issue – free download available here – was published on the 15th Jan2019, less than 2 months after the idea was formed. SA Coaching News is a resource for South Africans, written by South Africans. We approach practitioners and academics for a balanced view on the intricacies and processes of coaching.
The magazine’s publisher & editor is Jacques Myburgh, a qualified Executive Coach and Management Consultant. He is very active in the South African coaching industry and passionate about the future of coaching.
Jacques Myburgh is a qualified Executive Coach, having graduated with distinction from the University of Stellenbosch Business School with a master’s degree in management coaching. He works in all aspects of organisations, with particular attention given to personal transitions and organisational change dynamics. He coaches on all levels of the corporate hierarchy, from executive level through to 1st line supervisory management. His niche is in coaching for midlife, a potentially stressful but remarkable period of personal development & transition.
He is a certified HeartMath® Coach with HeartMath South Africa. These tools and techniques are used as part of coaching for resilience-building during stressful times.
Jacques has been coaching since 2008 and is in private practice since early 2015.
Jacques runs various workshops, including the Manager/Leader-as-Coach, equipping the leaders of tomorrow with coaching skills and a coaching leadership style. As management consultant he often works with small/medium-sized companies, monitoring their business performance through custom-developed business dashboards and balanced scorecard systems. His work includes strategy facilitation, strategic marketing development, and project/programme design and planning.
As researcher Jacques participates in various research-related activities, including the management of annual surveys for employee satisfaction, employee engagement, values 360 survey and research consultation for coaching students. He collaborates with the University of Stellenbosch Business School in research activities related to coaching, supervision in coaching and the project leader-as-coach.
Jacques is active in the professional coaching industry, volunteering as chairperson of the COMENSA Research Portfolio Committee since 2015 and as a member of the COMENSA Social and Ethics Committee since 2018. He is a SAQA-recognised professional coach, credentialed as a COMENSA Senior Practitioner (CSP).
Jacques has a strong background in Information Systems and Business Intelligence, having worked in the ICT industry for over 25 years. His roles included that of PMO Manager, Project/Programme Manager and Business Process Specialist, amongst others.
In his personal time, he is an enthusiastic nature photographer.