Janine Ahlers is a certified Integral Coach® and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching situated at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB), South Africa. She also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the GSB, where she lectures and does research in Coaching and Leadership Development. Janine leads or co-leads all the New Ventures West courses in South Africa. She consults to and runs in-house coaching workshops, Coaching Circles and leadership development interventions nationally and internationally for global blue-chip clients.
Janine spent more than ten years working in the corporate, manufacturing and business environment, where she held positions as Director, Exco member, Head of HR, and also handled marketing, production & start-up operations. She has been coaching since 2002, primarily to senior executives who are often working on strategic, leadership and relationship challenges. Her work in Southern, Eastern and Western Africa has given her a deep passion for Africa and the potential that lies within this continent and its diverse range of people.
She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Human Resources) from Wits University, a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music (Violin Teaching), and a Masters in Business Administration from UCT. She has done group facilitation & depth consulting as well as Enneagram training.
Janine has held a number of musical positions and continues to play the violin in orchestras and quartets whenever possible. She loves playing and practicing her violin with her two young sons and also actively enjoys the mountains and beaches of Cape Town.