LISA HANSFORD

Contact LISA HANSFORD

lisa@possibilityinc.co.za

Areas of Expertise: Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, Leadership Development
Clients: Woolworths, Greenmatter, WWF-SA, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, Coast2 Coast Investments, Prudential Investment Managers

I am a certified Professional Integral Coach and I offer Executive & Team Coaching, Leadership Development and Facilitation Services. I have satisfied the stringent conditions of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and am PCC Certified.

As an Integral Coach, my philosophy and approach to my work is to provide clients with an opportunity to engage in a new form of learning that generates ongoing personal and professional transformation. I believe that coaching is about supporting people to be at their best in living, working and learning. In a world where the speed of change and the pace of life appears to be accelerating, it sometimes seems impossible to create and sustain healthy change. With this in mind I work with my clients in a way that supports them to be more competent and more fulfilled so that they are able to contribute to their organisations and find meaning in what they are doing. Whether working with individuals, teams or diverse groups, the aim of this approach is to improve organizational performance, productivity and competitive success. I work collaboratively with my clients to build a solid context and sustainability in the long term.

Personally, I am seeking to build a life that is meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling. I practice yoga regularly and enjoy spending quality time with the people that make me happy. I am married and have 2 sons.

Career and Professional Experience

I started my career working for a large Corporate Retailer where I had the unique opportunity of being encouraged and supported to learn and grow. As a result, I worked in many roles across a number of business units during my 17 years of service. I spent 10 years in store operations as an HR Manager, held regional HR roles in the Western Cape and then moved into Head Office into a Senior HR Leadership role. During this time I developed a deep understanding of business as well as the challenges and complexities that leaders at all levels face.

I decided to pursue my interest in learning and development and opened my own Coaching practice. In the past 7 years, I have worked with executives and leaders across a range of client groups including Corporate, Higher Education, NGO’s as well as private clients.

I have assisted other coaches in their development, serving on the certification committee for the year long Professional Coaching Course (PCC) at the Centre for Coaching, UCT and also acting as a mentor for student coaches. I have extensive experience in designing and facilitating strategy development, leadership development, team development, managing conflict and improving team alignment and effectiveness.

Qualifications

  • Institute People Management (IPM) Diploma
  • Coaching to Excellence (GSB/Centre for Coaching/NVW)
  • Associate Coaching Course (GSB/Centre for Coaching/NVW)
  • Professional Coaching Course (GSB/Centre for Coaching/NVW)
  • Leadership Embodiment Teacher and Coach
  • Ontological Coaching in Action workshop.
  • Enneagram (Adfen International and Integrative Enneagram Solutions)
  • Facilitating Learning – (Transformational Consulting Services)

Recommendations

Lisa is a wonderful coach – patient, kind, compassionate and tough enough to not let me off the hook! I strongly recommend Lisa.
Phil Eayres, Group Strategy, Planning & Change Director, Pick & Pay

I had found myself completely stuck, professionally with spin-offs at home. I was so deep in, that I was unable to make the next move. There was no deep trauma that needed to be solved, it was just life in general getting me down. Through the conversations, exercises and self observations I made over a period of almost a year with Lisa I rediscovered myself, gained perspective on my own ‘modus operandi’, how to work with that and was able to make the necessary changes. At times, the personal insights are quite painful and bare but Lisa’s gentle, honest approach made for a safe space of exploration. The Leadership Embodiment techniques Lisa teaches, I have since found invaluable on a daily basis in dealing with a variety of situations – they are simple but very powerful.
Dr Margie Venter

Lisa truly was an amazing coach! As a student coach I was keen to learn about the process of coaching, assessing models and techniques for my own learning. I thought that would be my goals for being coached. What emerged was that I had goals to enhance my journey as a coach, that created a seamless thread as to how I would develop as a holistic person, a mother and an employee. Lisa exposed me to new ways of looking at my life and nudged me to try different ways of looking at things that would make a life-long shift in how I emerged…if I chose to embrace it. I found the sessions challenging, stimulating, thought provoking. Lisa really knows her stuff!
Chantal Paul, Sanlam Investments, Human Resources

Lisa is an absolute pleasure to work with in that she delivers what she says she will, has true professionalism in all aspects of what she does…and does so with a lovely relaxed style and authenticity. She has a great depth of knowledge in the work she does with the Enneagram and her integrity in the coaching process is very evident.
Annie Hanekom, Owner of the T-Room