Eileen Thayser is a coaching psychologist with many years experience as coach and therapist. She started her combined practice in 2002. Eileen has a unique combination of qualifications, skills and experience, as she has a long business background, operating as finance director of M&R Plastics and Fedstone (Firestone Tyres), before a major career change. Eileen has a vast store of business experience. In her corporate career, her executive director roles in the Murray & Roberts group, which was in those years a diversified industrial conglomerate, gave her deep experience in leading or active involvement in mergers and acquisitions; business disposals; turnaround management; strategic planning; conflict resolution; union negotiations; and organisational- and people-change initiatives.
Eileen’s qualifications include MA Clinical Psychology, various executive education courses, and multiple coaching certifications. Coaching certifications are many, but include Center for Creative Leadership, New Coach Orientation & Executive Coaching Onboarding; CoachU/CoachInc Core Essentials Programme; and Unisa’s Career & Executive Coaching Certificate.
Eileen is credentialed at the Master Certified Coach (MCC) level with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has a keen interest in supporting coaches who want to go the ICF route, acting as mentor-coach whenever invited.
Eileen is a professional associate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and works on various GIBS leadership programmes as a coach and as lead faculty for the GIBS Professional Business Coaching Programme. This programme was started by Eileen in 2013, and called the CoachTrax Business Coaching Course. This course gained ACSTH approval in 2014 before being acquired by GIBS and renamed.
Apart from her coaching and therapy practices, Eileen is involved in Leader as Coach or Mentor workshops, and consults on organisational coaching and coaching panel management. She has a special interest in narrative coaching, and recently contributed a chapter on narrative coaching to a book called Rethink. Eileen runs narrative coaching workshops for coaches who want to learn more about this fascinating and powerful approach.
Eileen is married to Dave. They live in Parktown North, and share their home with their lovable noisy beautiful dogs. So far, Eileen has never succeeded in coaching any of her dogs to stardom.
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