Colin Stansell is a Director of Growth Action, a business consultancy based in Johannesburg, South Africa, originally formed as Transformation Dynamics in 1991. His clients are primarily service organisations in the fields of insurance, reinsurance, underwriting management, engineering, law, accounting and advisory services and media, as well as NGO’s involved in community upliftment and school and education quality.
He coaches CEO’s, executives and entrepreneurs who need to lead change, create strategies for sustainable growth, get people on board, navigate organisational politics, develop talent, build key relationships and foster innovation and collaboration. He also helps them to create more meaning in their lives with less stress and more free time for family and friends and personal interests.
His clients appreciate his supportive, challenging, practical coaching style and his insights into business, strategy and organisational change. He adopts a strategic approach centred on identifying the client’s unique identity, passion and competence in order for them to make a real difference for their organisations, in their personal lives and in the world.
Colin is a graduate of UKZN and holds a Certified Master Coach accreditation with the International Coaching Council founded by the late Dr Suzanne Skiffington, a respected coach educator and author. After an initial career in education, Colin held management positions with Dunlop Tyres and the Tongaat-Hulett Group in the areas of leadership and organisation development before moving into the consulting and coaching fields. He held the position of Principal Consultant in Organisational Change as an associate to Ernst & Young Consulting for five years.
Colin is a member of Comensa and a founder member of The Coaching Forum, a group of coaches who meet regularly for peer review and professional development. Through Wits Business School he has been involved with coach training and supervision on the post-graduate Business & Executive Coaching Certificate programme. He is married with two teenage sons.