Roger is a founding member and director of LifeLab. He practices as a leadership coach and organisational development consultant. His work focuses on developing the adaptive capacity of leaders and organisations, enabling resilience and sustainable success. Roger has considerable experience in coaching and change management in both corporate and governmental organisations across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has helped organisations successfully address a wide range of business and social issues through the design and implementation of large-scale change initiatives.
Roger’s coaching is focussed on building leadership ingenuity in complex contexts. Drawing from personal construct and complexity theory, his coaching offers a structured approach to enable a coachee to reconstruct and enhance the perspective from which they view themselves and the situation being worked with. This approach is ideal for leaders interested to develop mastery, operating in contexts characterised by uncertainty and complexity, and for leaders in transition.
Roger has coached leaders in a wide range of contexts, in corporate, SMME, governmental and not-for-profit sectors in South Africa, USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, Angola and the DRC. He is involved in coach development in academic (University of Stellenbosch Business School) and internal coach development programmes in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Mauritius.
Roger holds a PhD Business Administration, from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, for a dissertation entitled ‘Exploring emergence in corporate sustainability. He holds a M.A. in Professional Development (Coaching) – passed with distinction – through Middlesex University (UK), and a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology. Roger is accredited as a coach on the Master Practitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global). He has published and presented research papers internationally and locally on peer coaching, workplace wellness and strategic people management practice in economic recessions. Roger is a faculty member of the University of Stellenbosch Business School teaching on the M.Phil in Management Coaching. He developed original curriculum for the Diploma in Coaching for the South African College of Applied Psychology, and was previously the Chairperson of the Western Cape Chapter of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa).