Using transformative transition coaching to support leaders during career transitions

  • Nicky Terblanche University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • Dr Ruth Albertyn Stellenbosch University
  • Salomé Van Coller-Peter University of Stellenbosch Business School
Keywords: career transitions, transition coaching, transformative learning, transformative transition coaching


Senior leadership transitions present daunting challenges. To promote inclusive development and comply with equal opportunity legislation, South African companies often fast-track careers of high-potential previously disadvantaged individuals. Organisations typically do not sufficiently support transitioning leaders, possibly acting unethically. The rate of failure is high with devastating effects for the individual and their organisation. The novel, empirically researched Transformative Transition Coaching (TTC) framework, helps facilitate deep and lasting changes in meaning perspectives of transitioning leaders through coaching. The ability of the TTC framework to support transitioning leaders is presented in this article


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