Matt is an Executive, Team and Stakeholder Coach. His practice and philosophy is informed by four different experiential trainings in London and Johannesburg, together with a wealth of business experience and innovative practitioner research. He achieved Chartered Status at the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK in 1991 and completed the full time MBA at Cranfield School of Management in 1994.
Matt has over 2000 hours coach training, being coaching, personal development training, and supervision. This includes training at Spectrum, a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Centre in London, Landmark Education in London, The Coaching Centre in Cape Town and The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in Johannesburg.
Matt has coached clients in the financial, media, NGO, education, government, distribution and transport, construction, chemicals and manufacturing sectors. His clients include Investec, CIPRO, DTI, Transnet FR, Imperial, Omnia, Lapdesk, Clinix, Old Eds Society, US Peace Corps, SASSA, TNPA and ABSA. As an entrepreneur Matt, has run his own contracting business and he has worked as a consultant, researcher, internal coach and project manager for WS Atkins, Tarmac, the University of Bath, and The Economist.
Matt?s main area of interest is in personal and organisational transformation, particularly the levels of individual leadership required to take an organisation to a new level. What he is most passionate about is supporting organisations in discovering how to interact with society and the economy in ways that can bring about societal transformation. This journey began for Matt when he was involved in a two year research project at Bath University School of Management, funded by Rio Tinto, BHP and Anglo American, which aimed to address the quality of social impact assessment at mining project sites. This research explored the value of management, stakeholder and community participation and management leadership style in the effectiveness of mining company governance.
Matt is Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa, a member of the Membership Criteria andf Standards Committee and is a co-founder of The Sandton Coaching Centre which is a member organisation of CETASA (The Coach Educators and Trainers of SA). Matt is married with three children. He lived in Nigeria as a child. Having met and married a South African in London, he moved with his family to Joburg in 2003.