Growing potential and performance


“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

John Whitmore


Individual coaching is one of the fastest growing areas of leadership development and is being held up among Millennials and high potential individuals as their preferred method of receiving development.

The reasons are quite simple. For experienced and well-established leaders, it gives them a space to be vulnerable, soundboard ideas, define their strengths and set clear leadership objectives, while for Millennials it offers quick, on-demand conversations that give them a platform to lead from.

Coaching is not only a valuable tool to help leaders accelerate in their leadership journeys, but it also plays an essential role equipping them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to make their own and their people’s engagement a habit.

We adopt a positive-psychology philosophy, building on our clients’ strengths to accelerate their effectiveness and growth.

Our Coaching Offering

FTG's Coaching Offering

1. Consulting on coaching programmes & strategies

We assist businesses to answer the Why? of coaching. Areas, where coaching can be extremely effective, are:

  • Developing a coaching culture
  • Increasing leadership capability & fulfilment
  • Assisting high potential individuals to transition into new roles
  • Enhancing team performance

Through our consulting, we work with you to:

  • position coaching in your broader organisational strategies
  • developing internal processes and methodologies to aid with identification, mapping, and coaching of key talent
  • position coaching as integral to talent development


2. Delivery of Executive, Leadership & HIPO Coaching

We use a variety of coaching models and tools, avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach as we believe individuals have unique abilities, situations and requirements.

Impact of individual coaching in leadership development

Our Mosaic Model identifies relevant and common coaching areas that have been identified through our research and feedback from our professional coaches and clients as particularly impactful.

Coaching sessions are facilitated using the themes identified in the Mosaic Model as a useful point of reference.

3. Developing internal capability and enhancing a coaching culture

Many companies have recognised the strength of developing their own internal coaching capability in their leaders, not only as a means of increasing their leadership capability but also as a means of entrenching coaching as a supportive culture in their businesses. We, therefore, facilitate coaching skills training via our Coach 2 Excel programme for leaders and internal coaches using our team of experienced facilitators.

Coach 2 Excel is aimed at developing individual coaching capability. It is supported through Coaching Circles which provide short and impactful opportunities for additional leadership learning and the practising of the newly acquired coaching skills. It can be supported further in the longer term by ongoing individual coaching.


Our Team of Coaches

Free To Grow Coaches, Jo Thomson, Tanya Long, Jo Hobson, Senomi de Villiers, Candice Booysen, Michelle Bennetts, Sivan Padayachy