Current Research

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

Futures coaching research project

We are currently researching how coaches are using the future in their practice. In 2022 LifeLab won a research grant through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global) in Brussels, Belgium.

The preliminary findings were presented at the following conferences:

  • 24th International Congress of Personal Construct Psychology, Padua, Italy, July 2022
  • 10th EMCC Global Research Conference, virtual, September 2022
Send forthcoming report


Anderson-Terry, B., Musango, J. & Brent, A. (2015). HIV and Aids in South Africa: The perfect storm. Book of Abstracts: First International Workshop on Systems Dynamics, Big Data & Cloud Computing.

Maitland, R., & Baets, W. (2021). The rise of emergent corporate sustainability: A self-organised view. Systems, 9(2).

Maitland, R. (2019). Exploring emergence in corporate sustainability. Doctoral thesis, University of Cape Town.

Maitland, R., Anderson-Terry, B. & Filies, K. (2010). Weathering the economic storm: Building an organisation with the buoyancy to withstand turbulent economic cycles is critical to survival and future growth. USB Leaders’ Lab, 4(2), pp. 37-38.

Maitland, R. (2005). Peer coaching: Enabling skills development and diversity awareness in corporate South Africa. Proceedings of the Third International Coach Federation Coaching Research Symposium. International Coach Federation.

Schäfer, H., Filser, L., Rohr, U., Laubender, R., Dieterle, T., Maitland, R. & Zaugg, C. (2015). Medical value as a new strategy to increase corporate viability: Market chances and limitations in the diagnostic industry. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Organisational Management. DOI: 10.4172/2169-026X.1000131