HELLO, I’M PAUL STURROCK
Personal Development & Leadership Coach.
Do you want to make positive changes in your life or organisation?
Expert coaching, mentoring and facilitation for educational and business organisations, as well as individuals looking to make positive life changes.
LEADERSHIP & TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Enable your team and transform your business.
Together we’ll implement goals, resolve conflict, manage resources and tackle the challenges of business effectively
Why I choose to use the Enneagram as a development tool in Coaching:
The Enneagram Profile is a useful guide on the journey towards self‐development, relationship building, conflict resolution and the improvement of team dynamics.Each number represents a worldview and archetype that resonates with the way in which people think, feel and act and how they stand in relation to the world, others and themselves.
Paul’s empathy and ability to see things from my perspective are remarkable. So too are his listening skills and commitment to my journey. I appreciate the connection we share.
The years I spent meeting with Paul were the most creatively productive years of my professional career
“His holistic approach to mentoring, kept me focused, energized and always ready to meet the next challenge.”
— BRENTON CRYER, MANAGING DIRECTOR
What Is Life Coaching?
Who is Coaching For?
My approach is to create a place of trust where people feel comfortable to explore their circumstances, challenges or goals. Those who I work alongside will get the opportunity to reflect, be encouraged to seek creative solutions and be supported as they make progress. To this end, I facilitate teams or individuals across the following spheres.
School principals and decision-makers occasionally need an objective, understanding and neutral person with whom to discuss challenges and opportunities that arise in the educational sector. I am such a person and am able to help them leverage their strengths, overcome challenges, set and reach goals, and plan action strategies. I facilitate this through two channels:
- Individual coaching for principals and other decision-makers;
- Workshop facilitation: trust building, conflict resolution and improving communication.
Being an entrepreneur or small business owner can be a rewarding, but thoroughly stressful undertaking. I come alongside my client as a supportive voice and business coach, acting as a sounding board for business strategy and providing accountability through the business development process. Together we’ll implement goals, resolve conflict, manage resources and tackle the challenges of business effectively through the following channel:
- Individual coaching for entrepreneurs and small business owners, goal setting, communication strategies and building a strong business vision.
Non Profit Facilitation
NPO Leadership Development
Leaders of non-profit organisations face unique challenges. They have to lead a team that is motivated by a vision comprising elements of social, economic, spiritual and physical development, as well as build a sustainable organisation. All this within a context that is very challenging and stressful. I walk alongside leaders and create the space to reflect, think creatively and move forward with purpose.
My work in this area takes one of the following forms:
- Individual coaching for leaders, CEOs and other decision-makers.
- Team facilitation:building cohesive, motivated teams; improving communication and enabling teams to understand their purpose and be motivated to achieve their vision.
- Retreats: leading retreats for teams to be renewed and re-energised.
Life is not without its challenges. A big transition, an important decision, improving a relationship, stress: these can be difficult to negotiate alone. That’s where I can help. I create a safe space where my client can explore their next step. I offer emotional and practical support, giving time to reflect and discover creative solutions. This is achieved through:
- One-on-one coaching: An introductory session followed by 8 weekly meetups covering topics such as anxiety and stress management, self-esteem challenges and strategies for dealing with change.
- Mindfulness coaching: A process of developing the discipline of mindfulness as a powerful way of managing stress and anxiety and allowing people to be more present in their social and professional lives.
Retrenchment can significantly impact your self-esteem, sense of purpose, identity, financial security and social status. This can be accompanied by feeling angry, depressed, hopeless or a victim. Coaching provides a safe space to work with this and to explore future possibilities. The support and accountability of the coaching relationship is powerful in enabling you to move forward.
“Paul gently, yet powerfully, enabled me to think of and arrive at solutions for my situations rather than feed me with the answers. ”
— GRAHAM MARSHALL, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
“I have been able to explore, develop and implement rhythms of self-reflection and self-care that have benefited my family and the organisation I lead”
— LLOYD WILLIAMS, NPO LEADER
“Paul has enabled me to hear my voice amidst the chaos and pressure and respond to the roar of my heart.”
— LLOYD WILLIAMS, NPO LEADER
Get to know me.
As coach, mentor and facilitator, my work takes me into schools, businesses and the personal lives of people around Cape Town. I completed my BCom and Higher Diploma in Education at the University of Cape Town and subsequently a coaching certificate from The Coaching Centre in Cape Town.
Having worked in education, development and business for over 20 years, I have developed skills that enable me as a coach to find clear perspective in challenging situations. I’m comfortable working alongside teams or individuals, facilitating a space to be real, reflect and find creative solutions as we move forward together.
“Coaching has enabled me to think creatively, develop clear business plans and implement them effectively.”
— ADRIAN JESSOP, BUSINESS OWNER
“The coaching experience I had with Paul was incredibly helpful, both in defining what I needed in my career and redefining myself in a new, improved context. The result of the coaching was a change in outlook and better expectations for the future.”
— AMY MALONY
“I have been able to find a sense of clarity that has been very empowering. The sessions with Paul have given me the courage and confidence to take steps towards a change in career.”
— MATTHEW DAVISDON