Erma is an executive and team coach and psychologist with 18 years’ experience in leadership development, team development, organisational development and individual coaching.
Erma’s work is focused on leadership and team effectiveness, emotional agility, and relationship, conflict and effective conversation coaching. Erma started her career as a change and organisation development consultant, focusing on leadership development and talent management. Her last corporate role was as the head oftalent management at a large retailer where she managed a team of 40 talent management specialists and was responsible for recruitment, assessment, leadership development, coaching, career development, succession planning and performance management. Erma’s work experience as a consultant, her experience as a leader in a corporate and her 12 year practice as an independent executive and team coach have equipped her with both insight into and experience of the stress, pressure, challenges and opportunities that leaders, consultants and business owners face. She also has first-hand experience of organisational and team dynamics and of the challenges of team leadership and stakeholder relationships. Finally her experience of balancing the multiple roles of being a business owner, mom, life partner, business associate, friend and family member helps her to identify with the quality of life challenges we all face in today’s world. Through coaching she supports her clients to realise their potential and achieve the results and quality of existence they seek in their work and life. She sees herself as a learning partner to her clients, where – through powerful conversations – she guides them to gain new insights through skillful observation and reflection; acquire new or improved life and leadership skills, confidence and habits; and tailor-make practices to embody and entrench the resourceful and resilient ways of being that enable clients to achieve success and fulfillment. Erma is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a registered psychologist with the HPCSA. Her formal education includes an honours in industrial psychology and a master’s in counselling psychology from the University of Stellenbosch. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching from the Newfield Institute, Australia.+27 (0)83 274 9918
- Date May 1, 2022
- Tags Business Coaching, Cape Town, Entrepreneur, Executive, Leadership, Online Coaching, Personal Coaching, Relationships, Self-Awareness and Agency, Team