My coaching is aimed at effecting the desired change in individuals’ personal and professional lives, and organisational change and development through integral approach to personal development, leadership development, strategy change and organisational development on the basis that to achieve success, all parts and the interrelationship must be examined.
Every part must be seen as unique and yet has connection and is influenced by the other part. These parts include the individual emotions and thoughts, body and behaviour, culture and relationship, and systems and environment. Therefore, growth and development are achieved on the basis that every coaching client has solutions to their problems and have the capacity to learn and develop in a system that is interrelated and is influenced by the various parts.
|Type of Coaching||Executive and Business Coach|
|Address||Unit 1104B Sandhurst Towers, 35 Fredman Drive, Sandton, South Africa. Postal Code 2196|
|Favorite Quote||The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn and unlearn, relearn – Alvin Toffler|
|Coaching Experience||Standard Bank Group, Alexander Forbes, SEESA and SPARK Schools.|
|Coaching Philosophy and Approach||The pace of change in the world resulting from the fourth industrial revolution of information technology has brought with it daily challenges which individuals and organisations face. These challenges include changes in life and work place which have resulted in increasing pressure on employees to manage their personal lives and deliver on organisational strategy being impacted by geopolitics, globalisation and changing technologies.
My coaching is aimed at effecting the desired change in individuals’ personal and professional lives, and organisational change and development through integral approach to personal development, leadership development, strategy change and organisational development on the basis that to achieve success, all parts and the interrelationship must be examined. Every part must be seen as unique and yet has connection and is influenced by the other part. These parts include the individual emotions and thoughts, body and behaviour, culture and relationship, and systems and environment. Therefore, growth and development are achieved on the basis that every coaching client has solutions to their problems and have the capacity to learn and develop in a system that is interrelated and is influenced by the various parts.
I use GROW, integral, neuroscience and positive Intelligence models in my coaching and went into coaching to give back to the society after over 3 decades in the corporate world.
|Areas of Expertise||Þ Executive and Leadership coaching
Þ Team coaching
Þ Group coaching
Þ Strategy, Culture change and Organisational development
|Work Background||Þ Member, Board Audit Committee, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
Þ Executive Officer, International Coaching Federation (ICF), South Africa Chapter
Þ Founder, Affluence Oak (Pty) Ltd
Þ Founder, Affluence Childcare Hope Foundation
Þ Standard Bank of South Africa – Executive Head, Internal Audit, Group Corporate and Investment Banking
Þ Stanbic Africa – Executive Head Internal Audit, Stanbic Africa (African Regions) made up of 18 Countries
Þ Stanbic IBTC Bank – Executive Head, Internal Audit for West Africa
Þ West African Monetary Institute, Ghana – Director, Internal Audit and later Director, Finance and Administration
Þ Stanbic Bank – Head, Internal Audit
Þ International Merchant Bank Ltd – Head of Operations, Internal Audit, Strategic Planning, Branch Manager at various times
Þ Central Bank of Nigeria – Bank Examiner
Þ Associated Tin Mines – Ag, Chief Accountant
Þ Peat Marwick (KPMG) – External Auditor and Consultant
|Awards/Other Activities||Þ Overall third prize in my CA Professional 1 Examinations
Þ Stanbic IBTC Stars Award
Þ International Speaker in Risk and Culture
Þ Facilitator, Leadership for Success
Þ Ex-Chairman, Committee of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria
Þ Ex-Board Member of IMB Securities
Þ Member of various Executive Committees
Þ Ex-Member of various Audit Committees
|Educational Background||B. Sc in Banking and Finance
M.Sc. degree in Finance
Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP) Certificate
PGD in Coaching
|Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA)
Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
|Methodologies used (individual/team)||I use GROW model, client-centred and solution-focused approach to the coaching of Executives, Teams and Groups in an ever changing world on the edge of chaos, working with leaders who are attempting to find order in the chaos resulting from emergence situations, through a structured approach that assist leaders in developing a clear understanding of the situation to aid problem solving, growth and development.|
|Level of Audience
|Board Members, CEOs, MDs, C-Suite, Senior Managers and Talents|
Testimony on my coaching intervention
In pursuance of excellence, one must embrace the prospect of having a coach. There comes a point in one’s career where the intervention of a coach is required to bring clarity to one’s purpose. For the longest period I have been coming up with a new purpose almost every half year. It is through the coaching session I went through with Mr Abas Alhassan that the aspect of defining one’s purpose was fully clarified to me in the simplest way I could ever imagine. A very simple question unlocked the mystery for me. He just asked me “ what makes you happy?”. As soon as I reflected deeply into that question, I realised that the drivers to that happiness is where my purpose lives. Thanks so much for opening my eyes to the realisation that so much power is embodied within us as individuals, and we waste so much time looking for it somewhere else. I would recommend this coach to anyone aspiring to realise their full potential.
|Banker||Abas had the ability to probe, understand my situation, constructively criticise, challenge my views and allowed me to reach my own conclusion and solutions. This he did with patience, careful articulation and a view to help me be a better leader and professional. Thanks for the guidance thus far Abas and I look forward to more engagements in future.|
|HR Practitioner||Through coaching, Abas my thinking partner and sounding board provided a safe space to find the answers I needed – which always resided with me but through coaching I experienced a new level of questioning which delved into my emotive side, my decision making processes and my default mechanisms.
I have learnt valuable skills and concepts that have now become life lessons.
|Risk Practitioner||Abas assisted me to organise my priorities by asking leading questions that prompted me to think and find solutions. This went on through the year and we ensured that we have at most three actions to work on after the coaching sessions. The coaching assisted me to concentrate on the vital few things that had the most impact on my priorities and to unlock that thinking and that potential.|
|Project Manager||You have been very insightful. You have also made me to think about things I wouldn’t normally and ah, “I didn’t know the answer to all of this.” You are also very calm. So that also rubbed off on me a little bit.|