What is COMENSA

WHAT IS COMENSA

COACHES & MENTORS
OF SOUTH AFRICA

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA), a non-profit company and public benefit organisation established in 2006, continues to serve as the globally and SAQA recognised, self-regulatory, professional body for coaching and mentoring in South Africa. [NPC 2005/017895/08 and PBO 930062515].

We provide a platform for stakeholders to engage, educate, exchange, and evolve in pursuit of best practice. To achieve this we ensure the professional competence of coaches and mentors and support their ongoing evolution through the promotion of ethical behaviour and continued education, and networking opportunities within our coaching and mentoring community.

WHAT IS COMENSA

COACHES & MENTORS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA), a non-profit company and public benefit organisation established in 2006, continues to serve as the globally and SAQA recognised.

THE BOARD OF COMENSA

ABOUT COMENSA

COMENSA is led by a volunteer group of our members, all of whom are coaching or mentoring professionals. The portfolio chairs constitute our board.

Mokadi Max Mathye

Mokadi Max Mathye (CMP, F.Inst.D, MA,MBL, MPhil, PBCP) is the Director and National President of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) since 22nd May 2019 and is currently serving his second term subsequent to 20th May 2021. He is also the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of COMENSA.

Veronica Wantenaar

Veronica is an executive coach, coach mentor, coach supervisor and global change and transition specialist. She is a Director of Chameleon Skills based in UK and South Africa. With over 35 years of business consulting she works with organisations, teams and individuals.

Ashnee Naidoo

Ashnee is an Executive and Life Coach. She has been a member of the COMENSA’s Social and Ethics Committee for 3 years and has chaired the committee for the last 2 years. She is currently serving her second term as the chair of the committee.

André Retief

André Retief is a Life and Business Coach and NLP Practitioner. As a Change Facilitator, he is passionate about people development and growth. He is a COMENSA Senior Coach and Credentialing Evaluator. André is the Founder and Director of AR Coaching Institute (Pty) Ltd, which conducts Coaching, Mentoring and Training of Coaches and Mentors.

Neil Jansen

Neil Jansen(MBL(Unisa),MPhil Management Coaching(Stellenbosch) is the Chairperson of Comensa's National Disciplinary Committee.He is a Comensa Credentialed Master Mentor.Neil is a seasoned human capital practitioner with over 28 years experience who manages his own human capital micro-enterprise called ,Abundance Talent Hub.

Elona Hlatshwayo

Elona is a PhD candidate at Wits with a focus on Entrepreneurial coaching. She is a dynamic consultant with 16 years’ experience working in Southern Africa, UK, Canada and Ireland with more than 2500+ coaching hours.

Jeremy Clampett

Initially a teacher of languages by training, then a leader of a large national youth organization by calling and conviction and for the past fifteen years a life and business coach as his encore career.

CHAPTER CHAIRS

Tsietsi Telite

Michelle Strickland

Claudio Chiste

Reuben Rammbuda

Social and Ethics Committee

Ashnee Naidoo – (Committee Chairperson) – sec@comensa.org.za

Gerard Mofolo – (Committee Deputy Chair) – gerard@iggleconsulting.com

Claudio Chiste (Team Member) – claudio@claudiochiste.com

Bongi Ndimande (Team Member) – coachbongie@hisgraceconsultancy.com

Membership Criteria and Standards of Competence Portfolio Committee (MCSC)

André Retief (Chair) – mcsc@comensa.org.za

Pranesh Anandlal (Deputy Chair) – pranesh.anandlal@om.org

Florus Prinsloo (Secretary) – doc@synapticmentor.co.za

Jo Searle(Team Member) – jo@sacoachingcentre.co.za

Dr. Bill Price (Team Member) – bill.price@me.com

Sean Fenn (Team Member) – skafenn@outlook.com

Yolandi Dercksen (Team Member) – tpp@comensa.org.za

Supervision Portfolio Committee

Jeremy Clampett (Chair) – jeremy@clampett.net

Kirti Carr (Deputy Chair) – kirti@lightsanctuary.co.za

Dominque Nass (Secretary) – dnass@workandplay.co.za

Linda Remke (Voucher Co-ordinator) – linda@eveolve.co.za

Joanne Searle (Team Member) – jo@sacoachingcentre.co.za

Phil Ridgwell (Team Member) – ridgwellphilip@gmail.com

Research Portfolio Committee

Elona Hlatshwayo (Chair) – research@comensa.org.za

Jacques Myburgh (Deputy Chair) – throughthelinecoaching@gmail.com 

Dr. Jabulile Msimango-Galawe (Team Member) – info@drjbiz.co.za

Rosieda Shabodien (Team Member) – Actualizelab@gmail.com

Marketing Portfolio Committee

André Retief (Team Member) – mcsc@comensa.org.za

Disciplinary Committee

Neil Jansen (Chair) – Disciplinary@comensa.org.za

Dr Phumzile Mmope (Deputy Chair and representing the Western Cape Chapter) – info@drphumzilemmope.com

Bruno Bruniquel (Representing Kwazulu Natal Chapter) – bruno@bruniquel.co.za

Maishibe Mabelebele (Limpopo Chapter) – mashibej@yahoo.com

Vesper Nkoane (Secretary and representing the Gauteng Chapter) – vsprnkn8@gmail.com

Investigations Committee

Veronica Wantenaar (Chair) – investigations@comensa.org.za

David Davis (Vice Chair) – David@beyondpossible.co.za

Janice Hanly (Secretary) – coach@janicehanly.co.za

Nhlanhla Mafarafara (Member) – nmafarara@gmail.com

Steph Dawson-Crosser (Member) – Steph@dawsoncosser.com

Mfundo Thabang (Member) – mfundo@saforensics.com

Audit, Risk and Finance
Vacant (Chair)
Vacant (Deputy Chair)
Vacant (Secretary)
Vacant (Treasurer)
POPIA Committee
Social and Ethics Committee

sec@comensa.org.za

Ashnee Naidoo (Committee Chairperson) – sec@comensa.org.za

Gerard Mofolo (Committee Deputy Chair) – gerard@iggleconsulting.com

Claudio Chiste (Team Member) – claudio@claudiochiste.com

Bongi Ndimande (Team Member) – coachbongie@hisgraceconsultancy.com

Membership Criteria and Standards of Competence Portfolio Committee (MCSC)

mcsc@comensa.org.za

André Retief (Chair) – mcsc@comensa.org.za
Pranesh Anandlal (Deputy Chair) – pranesh.anandlal@om.org
Florus Prinsloo (Secretary) – doc@synapticmentor.co.za
Jo (Team Member) – jo@sacoachingcentre.co.za
Dr. Bill Price (Team Member) – bill.price@me.com
Sean Fenn (Team Member) – skafenn@outlook.com
Yolandi Dercksen (Team Member) – tpp@comensa.org.za

Supervision Portfolio Committee

supervision@comensa.org.za

Jeremy Clampett (Chair) – jeremy@clampett.net
Kirti Carr (Deputy Chair) – kirti@lightsanctuary.co.za
Dominque Nass (Secretary) – dnass@workandplay.co.za
Linda Remke (Voucher Co-ordinator) – linda@eveolve.co.za
Hudson Maila (Team Member) 
Veronica Wantenaar (Team Member) – investigations@comensa.org.za
Jo Searle (Team Member) – jo@sacoachingcentre.co.za
Phil Ridgwell (Team Member) – ridgwellphilip@gmail.com

Research Portfolio Committee

research@comensa.org.za

Elona Hlatshwayo (Chair) – research@comensa.org.za
Jacques Myburgh (Deputy Chair) – throughthelinecoaching@gmail.com 
Dr. Jabulile Msimango-Galawe (Team Member) – info@drjbiz.co.za
Rosieda Shabodien (Team Member) – Actualizelab@gmail.com

Marketing Portfolio Committee

marketing@comensa.org.za

André Retief (Team Member) – mcsc@comensa.org.za

Disciplinary Committee

disciplinary@comensa.org.za

Neil Jansen (Chair) – Disciplinary@comensa.org.za

Dr Phumzile Mmope (Deputy Chair and representing the Western Cape Chapter) – info@drphumzilemmope.com

Bruno Bruniquel (Representing Kwazulu Natal Chapter) – bruno@bruniquel.co.za

Maishibe Mabelebele (Limpopo Chapter) – mashibej@yahoo.com

Vesper Nkoane (Secretary and representing the Gauteng Chapter) – vsprnkn8@gmail.com

Investigations Committee

investigations@comensa.org.za

Veronica Wantenaar (Chair) – investigations@comensa.org.za

David Davis (Vice Chair) – David@beyondpossible.co.za

Janice Hanly (Secretary) – coach@janicehanly.co.za

Nhlanhla Mafarafara (Member) – nmafarara@gmail.com

Steph Dawson-Crosser (Member) – Steph@dawsoncosser.com

Mfundo Thabang (Member) – mfundo@saforensics.com

Audit, Risk and Finance
treasurer@comensa.org.za Vacant (Chair)
Vacant (Deputy Chair)
Vacant (Secretary)
Vacant (Treasurer)

POLICIES

COMENSA’s policies serve as guidelines to
inform our and your decisions, and to
produce rational outcomes.

Below is a list of policies for which documents are provided. In addition you will be able to find important documents such as the minutes of our Annual General Meeting.

e.g Privacy policy

RESEARCH

A wise man once said: “Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what
nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

If we are not developing our ways of working, we will not be able to serve our clients who are constantly growing and changing. The purpose of COMENSA’s Research Portfolio Committee is to stimulate and encourage research among our coaches and mentors as well as students emerging in the field.

The body of knowledge in evidence-based coaching and mentoring practice is growing rapidly and it is important that members stay abreast with developments in the industry.

There are two approaches to research in this profession, namely academic research and practice-based research. Both of these approaches play a pivotal role in the growth and development of coaches and mentors, and members are encouraged to have a balanced view of both the practice or industry trends as well as the theoretical underpinnings.

We support student researchers by linking them to thought leaders in the field and guiding them to sources of information that will aid their academic research journey.

We have exciting plans to provide more specific research insights on this website. If, in the interim, you require any specific assistance, please send us an email.

Members are able to access our extensive Research Library including:

If we are not developing our ways of working, we will not be able to serve our clients who are constantly growing and changing. The purpose of COMENSA’s Research Portfolio Committee is to stimulate and encourage research among our coaches and mentors as well as students emerging in the field.

The body of knowledge in evidence-based coaching and mentoring practice is growing rapidly and it is important that members stay abreast with developments in the industry.

There are two approaches to research in this profession, namely academic research and practice-based research. Both of these approaches play a pivotal role in the growth and development of coaches and mentors, and members are encouraged to have a balanced view of both the practice or industry trends as well as the theoretical underpinnings.

We support student researchers by linking them to thought leaders in the field and guiding them to sources of information that will aid their academic research journey.

We have exciting plans to provide more specific research insights on this website. If, in the interim, you require any specific assistance, please send us an email.

Members are able to access our extensive Research Library including:

– Research relating to coaching and mentoring

– Useful links to research resources

– A showcase of research project published by COMENSA members

AFFILIATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & COLLABORATIONS

COMENSA is proud to have the following affiliations, associations and collaborations.

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

South African Board for People Practices (SABPP)

SIOPSA Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOPSA)

Joint Signatories Group on Climate Change (JSGC)

Professional Bodies against Racism in Coaching

International Coaching Federation (ICF) renewal pending

AFFILIATIONS,
ASSOCIATIONS & COLLABORATIONS

COMENSA is proud
to have the following affiliations, associations and collaborations.

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

South African Board for People Practices (SABPP)

SIOPSA Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOPSA)

Joint Signatories Group on Climate Change (JSGC)

Professional Bodies against Racism in Coaching

International Coaching Federation (ICF) renewal pending