Bundle and unbundle teams? Management/Leadership/Coaching? When did it all change? Has it changed but “we” haven’t? Can “we” change?

The answer is an unequivocal “YES.”

“The knowledgeable man has to learn something new every day, the wise man has to unlearn something new every day.” – Alan Watts.


The human body hasn’t changed for centuries and yet is still being “discovered.” Two new organs were identified the past six years, the Mesentery, a fold of the peritoneum which attaches the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, spleen, and other organs to the posterior wall of the abdomen and the Interstitium, layers long thought to be dense, connective tissue are actually a series of fluid-filled compartments.

The human brain is even more of a mystery and the research in Neuroscience is lifting the veil in this area and shifting the status quo.

“We’re living in a world of liquid modernity.”Zygmunt Bauman. In the next decade, social and emotional skills will become more and more important where adaptability is expected in the workplace. “I feel therefore I am. Emotion provides essential support to the reasoning process.” –  Antonio Damasio, Neuroscientist.

Innovation is “people dependent,” so the question is, “How can the potential of people be enhanced in a sustainable way to meet the needs of the future especially in business?” The answer is to unlock the potential/value in each individual through Neuro and mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Technique) Coaching.

A survey was conducted by Amy Watson, Principal, PROfusion Public Relations, with survey design assistance by Jackie Rieves Watson, Ph.D., professor of Management and Statistics, Amber University:

The highlights of the survey findings include:
70% of respondents said their investment in a Coach was “very valuable”; 28.5% said their investment was “valuable”.

94% of respondents believe Coaching is here to stay and become a recognized profession.

Half of the respondents confide in their Coach as much as their best friend, spouse or therapist; 12% say they confide in their Coach more than anyone else.

84.8% of respondents said the main role of their Coach is to be a sounding board – to listen to them and give honest feedback. 78.1% called the Coach a motivator, 56.7% a friend, 50.5% a mentor, and 46.7% a business consultant and 41% a teacher.

80.5% of respondents say they turn to their Coach for help on time management, 74.3% for career guidance, 73.8% for business advice, 58.6% on relationships/family issues, 51.9% on physical/wellness issues, 45.2% on personal issues, 39.5% on goal-setting, 38.1% on financial guidance and 11% on creativity.

Outcomes attributed to coaching:

The outcomes that clients most often attribute to their Coaching are a higher level of self-awareness (67.6%), smarter goal-setting (62.4%), a more balanced life (60.5%), lower stress levels (57.1%), self-discovery (52.9%), more self-confidence (52.4%), improvement in quality of life (43.3%), enhanced communication skills (39.5%), project completion (35.7%), health or fitness improvement (33.8%), better relationship with boss or co-workers (33.3%), better family relationships (33.3%), increased energy (31.9%), more fun (31.9%), more income (25.7%), stopped a bad habit (25.7%), change in career (24.3%), more free time (22.9%).

82% of Coaching clients have undergraduate degrees; over a third hold Master’s degrees or higher.


Enablement Interventions:

  • Support the teams, enable the transition for better adoption to Agile.
  • Agile culture and mindset coaching so that the shift in mindset is supported.

Agile NeuroCoaching™ has been proven and successful in support of the mindset shift around values, principles and culture refinement:

  • The Agile Coach supported by the NeuroCoach to facilitate and organise culture and motivation building initiatives;
  • The Agile Coach supported by business and process analysts to ensure integration of culture building elements in processes and procedures;
  • Culture awareness sessions facilitated by the NeuroCoach
  • NeuroCoaching to ensure initiatives to reinforce and celebrate desired behaviours and actions do happen in a sustainable fashion;
  • Enhance Emotional Quotient (EQ) by developing resilience and Adaptability Quotient (AQ) in individuals and hence the team;
  • Working alongside each other, an Agile Coach and the NeuroCoach can support the organisational transformation and promote value adding collaboration.

“A company culture that resonates with employees and is tangible in every aspect of its business is more likely to ensure longevity and – that key word we keep coming back to – sustainability.” – John Sanei, author of the book Magnetiize.

For further information please contact:

Shirley Pool – shirleypool@coachingmaestros.co.za