B.Sc. (Hons) Geography (Uni of Surrey, UK); P.G.Cert. Life and Business Coaching (Chester Uni, UK); Diploma in Practitioner Coaching (The Coaching Centre, SA); M.Ed. Adult Education (Uni of Cape Town, SA). Emma is an accredited SDI and ESCI facilitator, and professional development includes the Enneagram, Leadership Embodiment (Level 1&2), Leadership Maturity Framework (Level 1&2), Appreciative Inquiry, and the Thinking Environment.
Emma is an adult learning specialist, through the roles of coach, facilitator, assessor, mentor, consultant, and curriculum designer. Emma has held leadership roles within organisations for 10 years, partnering with private, public and non-profit organisations in creating and implementing programs that meet the learning needs of individuals and teams.
Practitioner research fascinates Emma. At the Global Coaching Convention, 2011, she conducted a research project on the needs of coaches in conducting practitioner research, and she was a member of the COMENSA Research Committee for 10 years. Her M.Ed. thesis in 2016 focused on the design of Entrepreneur Education Programmes (including coaching). She is currently leading a community of practice for coaches involved in the development sector.
Emma travelled the world for 15 years, with varied roles within environmental management, project management, and community development. Through involvement with diverse societies and cultures, Emma has a keen understanding and curiosity in what enables people to learn, and what makes people and projects successful. She enjoys assisting others to recognise their life purpose, and thus lead fulfilling, intentional lives.