Joint keynote speakers are:

Anna-Rosa le Roux

Gail Wrogemann

Steven Breger

Coaching Psychology: Exploring the Thresholds

Coaching Psychology has grown exponentially into a distinct professional field with global reach and diverse applications. To continue this relevance, impact and value as a profession, a growth trajectory that transcends various important thresholds is required. 

Systems thinking and complexity science has deepened and enriched the practice of Coaching Psychology and links it to transformational work. These sciences provide a powerful framework to understand underlying patterns and leverage points. Since business structures have changed, with more diverse and remote teams, stakeholder complexities, and immediate high-stake business outcomes, Coaching Psychology is well placed to contribute.

How is Coaching Psychology adapting then to meet the needs of business, whilst also working alongside in developing business? At these thresholds, insights may emerge, not from science but from practice.   

This paper explores results of a survey conducted by SIOPSA’s IGCCP, in seeking to understand the growth and development challenges – or thresholds – of Coaching Psychology in practice.

Some expected themes and discussion points include, 

·        The business of Coaching Psychology – relationships and affiliations

·        The context fit – delivering client value and experience

·        The bigger picture – people, planet, profit

·        The growth trajectory – deep, robust and being inclusive

·        The existential stressors – anxieties and psychodynamic defences that manifest at these thresholds

This paper will be pertinent for the profession and for practitioners who wish to explore our individual and collective relevance, impact and value on business, as well as across broader systems.

Dr Anna-Rosa le Roux is a registered Industrial/Organisational Psychologist (HPCSA) and holds post graduate degrees in Psychology and Leadership, Performance and Change (DPhil).

Anna-Rosa blends a scientific-practitioner approach in a career that spans corporate, consulting, research and scholarly domains. She is the author of chapters in academic books and is a regular presenter at global conferences. She is grounded in an organisational development philosophy and committed to an integral, systemic view of organisations to address transformative growth in business. Blending her expertise of psychology with digital solutions in a disruptive chaotic world, provides her with unique platforms addressing culture, leadership, well-being and sustainable performance.

She has delivered Consulting Psychology assignments in Africa, Europe and the Middle East for corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. Anna-Rosa worked as the Head of Organisational Effectiveness for Woolworths Financial Services and previously as Head of Talent Management for Gold Fields in the Africa region.

She served on the Executive of organisations such as the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), The Association of Change Management Professionals Africa (ACMP). She is an honorary Vice President and fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP). Currently, Anna-Rosa collaborates with various thought leaders to develop digital psychology solutions for business to drive sustainable returns and profit.