Coaching and Counselling

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) defines coaching as “a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level”. A coach is a thinking partner to accelerate learning and development. Coaches seek to empower others through igniting their thinking, increasing their insight and developing their self-awareness in order to take new actions in their lives.

Coaching is a developing profession that is still in its infancy. Aspiring coaches therefore need to take responsibility to equip themselves to be competent, ethical and knowledgeable practitioners.

Ask any successful businessperson about their entrepreneurial journey and they will probably attribute at least some of their success to the advice they received from a mentor.

Statistics show that 65% of the jobs Generation Z will perform do not even exist yet, owing to the accelerated pace of change in business, the further development of technology and the shorter-than-ever lifespan of skills.

“You can now use a coach to get your personal life together, set and reach goals, start and expand a business, get ahead faster in a corporation

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that the 7th annual Festival of Learning will be held in Johannesburg on 17th and 18th of May, and in Cape Town on 24th and 25th of May 2018. 

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) is taking its range of successful programmes to new heights with the launch of a Masters (MSocSci) degree in Community Mental Health Promotion.

Mentoring as a management style has proven to be effective in many instances. Obviously, it is very dependent on the type of person you are, as the manager, and the type of people you work with.

If you are thinking about a career as a coach, it can be useful to get a classic ‘day in the life’ view to see if coaching looks like a profession that may suit you.

If you have been asked, nominated or selected to be a mentor, Congratulations! It is professionally one of the greatest compliments

In 2014, the number of Millennials in the workplace overtook the Baby Boomers, and just a year later they surpassed Generation X workers too.

Following two successful years of its on-campus postgraduate Psychology Honours offering, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has announced that the full study programme has now been made available online.

As coaching has developed into a high performance profession, the ‘signature presence’ of a coach has emerged as the practitioner’s most significant attribute.

SACAP, The South African College of Applied Psychology has recently launched a new 18-month Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme]. The programme, which opened for enrolment in April this year is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future.

All three of the coaching programmes offered by SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) are now accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

“The need for coaching and training interventions within organisations is now widely accepted and acknowledged, with 75% of organisations currently offering coaching and mentoring, according to a 2014 survey report by CIPD*.”

Like every other South African township, on the streets of Khayelitsha, the minibus is ubiquitous.

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