Coach Bio:Dr Tineke Wulffers divides her time between her practitioner and academic work, and focuses on coaching towards enhancing Authentic Leadership Effectiveness in individuals and teams. Coaching is about facilitating change in a safe space between coach and coachee through listening, challenging, supporting, questioning, testing, and giving feedback. Coaching needs to support individuals’ and teams’ growth by helping them to understand themselves better, to reflect on their work, to challenge their assumptions, and to experiment with new behaviours and attitudes. Not only does this allow them to build more power within, to have a better understanding of self and others, and build up a self-coaching toolkit, it also gives organisations the advantage of having compelling role models, ideally resulting in a positive impact on their bottom lines.
Tineke also offers Systemic Team Coaching, which can be defined as “a process by which one or more team coach(es) work with a whole team, both when they are together and when they are apart, in order to help them improve both their collective performance and how they work together, and also how they develop their collective leadership to more effectively engage with all their key stakeholder groups to jointly” (Hawkins, 2017).
Tineke also trains leaders how to use coaching in their interactions with others. She works with leaders in South Africa (SA) and Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States and Canada. She has a number of publications, of which the most important is her book entitled Authentic Leadership Effectiveness for Individuals and Teams – A Coaching Approach, published by Knowledge Resources in 2017.
At times, my individual and team organisational leadership clients tell me that, especially in these tumultuous times, the organisational world can squeeze the self out of the self. In response, I facilitate the development of individual and team authentic leadership effectiveness for the greater good of not only yourselves, but also your teams, organisations and stakeholders.
Authentic leadership is about being true to ourselves, true to our leadership purpose, with a strong moral underpinning, for the greater good of all (including our stakeholders) we serve. It is a leadership beyond position, race, gender, religion, age, or sexual orientation; it is a leadership by presence. In the case of teams, we need to ask ourselves what is expected of us, now and in the future, which defines the need for our existence, and which we cannot do apart. Often teams are made up of smart individuals with toxic relationships; in such cases, the whole becomes smaller than the sum of the parts. It is therefore not only the team members, but also the relationships between them that needs to be transformed into positively effective relationships.
Our partnership will allow you to enhance your individual and collective leadership authenticity, inter-relational trust between yourself and others, and individual and team leadership effectiveness, which is more important now than ever before.
Dr. Tineke Wulffers