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3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020

3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020

Speakers

Dr Salome van Coller-Peter & JP Cronjé

Mentoring as a key enabler for entrepreneurial development of small business owners

Session on 30 October 2020 11:15 cest - View on timetable

Session

The urgency of the development of entrepreneurs to develop new or mange current Small and medium-sized businesses, to not just boost economies but also alleviate unemployment. Dr Salomé van Coller-Peter and JP Cronjé have both been actively involved in a mentoring programme which has been successfully run for the last 10 years in South Africa at the Stellenbosch Business School and has done longitudinal research on the efficacy of mentoring, the key component of the  programme.

Our session will take on the form of a dialogue, incorporating both the academic and the practice-sides of Iintentional mentoring. The return on relationship of both the mentor and mentee will also be dealt with. Please join us to co-create meaningful knowledge.

Bio

Dr Salomé van Coller-Peter is head of the University of Stellenbosch Business School’s (South Africa) internationally accredited MPhil in Management Coaching programme. She is an industrial psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is also an internationally qualified professional coach who works with clients to determine strategy and achieve alignment of their vision, values and performance. Her dual training-coaching approach is aimed at the transformation of individuals, groups and organisations. She has been coaching and mentoring of executives in various industries and from various continents for over 20 years. She is also involved in the setting of ethical standards for coaches and mentors in South Africa.

Salome has a special interest in the coaching of project leaders and teams. She believes there needs to be alignment within teams in order to deliver on strategies and mandates. She follows a mixed-method approach to coaching. Team coaching and one-on-one coaching are combined to facilitate agreement in terms of the strategy and culture of an organisation. She therefore uses the coaching process to firstly align the organisation’s strategy with its values. Once this has been done, the culture and values can be translated into leadership practices aimed at bringing about better decision making and commitment to action. In essence, the combination of individual and team coaching can lead to the development of ethical and resilient project leaders capable of facilitating sustainable shifts in the overall corporate culture and, ultimately, performance. She holds an MCom in Industrial Psychology (University of Johannesburg) and a PhD in Coaching (Middlesex University, London). She is the author of the book Coaching leadership teams: Getting organisational culture aligned. She has also written various journal articles and delivered papers at international conferences on coaching.

JP Cronjé is a professional management coach and entrepreneurship mentor.  His focus area is the development and management of entrepreneurial mentorship programs. He is currently the Head mentor of the Small Business Academy of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (Cape Town, South Africa). He is also an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). He left his corporate career to start his own business three years ago and is an entrepreneur in his own right. JP is currently a PhD-student at the USB.