Theo Jansen

(6 customer reviews)

Theo designs and facilitates numerous Leadership, Management and Organisational development programmes both for local and international clients. Since 2003, Theo has coached numerous senior managers in corporate, Government, NPO’s, High Schools and SMME’s in South Africa, London and Hong Kong (via Skype). He is a former Coach on the Emerging leaders Programme run jointly by the UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Duke University (USA) for young people who were already in leadership positions in various organisations in SA and the USA.


  • Studied at UNISA, CPUT and numerous short people development courses at a wide range of institutions both locally and abroad. e.g. DISC Profile Practitioner Programme (Thomas International), Assessment Centre Facilitation (Nedcor Group – Jhb), Life Line Advanced Counselling Skills (Life Line Toronto Canada), Leadership for Collective Learning (Senge Institute NY USA).
  • Served Life Line (Counselling Organisation) in SA as a volunteer Counsellor, Facilitator, Counselling Supervisor and Board Chairperson (local and national) over a period of 40 years.
  • Former part-time lecturer at University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) on MDP and EDP.
  • Trained at the GSB and an accredited Insights Discovery Practitioner
  • Held senior HR positions with Corporate Organisations in the Retail and Finance Industries


  • Management & Executive Coach, Organisational and Personal Development Facilitator, Insights Discovery Practitioner, Conference Speaker, Team Relationship Development, Strategic Conversations and Planning, Change Management

6 reviews for Theo Jansen

  1. Mpheteng Mokubung: Interim CEO – Sedibeng Water Board

    I have been thoroughly engaged during my coaching sessions with Theo Jansen. I really enjoyed interactions and they gave better perspectives in terms of all round view of my life. This includes family, business and life in general. The virtual coaching sessions did not seem to be virtual at all. It felt like face-to-face coaching even though we were at different locations. The sessions also assisted in tackling business challenges in the Interim role of Chief Executive with fresh desire to achieve deliverables and mandates. It further provided excellent sounding board for me on approaches to decision making at executive level with lessons learnt. His approach was practical backed up with examples from his roles in industries and consulting business. Theo is highly recommended for anybody requiring executive coaching.

  2. Shamik Jeewa: EA to the Managing Director – Old Mutual Investment Group

    I have recently been going through a career transition and engaged Theo as a Coach. Initially I had no experience working with a coach. The journey has been greatly insightful, Theo’s process and involvement has helped me greatly in both answering some questions for myself as well as finding some questions that I need to answer in time. He has a very broad experience base and has the ability to facilitate and engage your thoughts. This allows you to better understand yourself and the type of role / leader / person you have the capacity to fill or be. I would greatly recommend Theo as a coach from the work we had done on my journey.

  3. Gavin Shaskolsky: Co-CEO Virtual Coaching Partners and CEO: GSI International

    Thank you for your powerful, impactful and consistently effective coaching work!

  4. Nande Nqoloba | Operations Manager: South Africa | Vice President | Corporate Solutions | EMEA

    Working with my external coach has been transformative for my personal development. Theo’s guidance has empowered me to confront and overcome challenges related to imposter syndrome, grow my EQ and stress management. Through targeted strategies and insightful discussions, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of myself and my abilities. Theo’s expertise and support have equipped me with practical tools to navigate difficult situations with confidence and resilience. I am grateful for their invaluable assistance in my journey towards professional growth and fulfilment.

  5. DJ Broeksma | Head Pricing MEA | MEA L&H Reinsurance

    Coaching with Theo has been one of my highlights of 2023. Theo fully understood my ambitions as a new manager/leader, as well as the practical challenges I can expect to face.

    He has supported me through the journey by being a sparring partner on ideas, providing direction and challenging me on the future outlook. He is forward thinking bringing different perspectives from his real world and practical experience. I appreciated his focus on me and my future. I could freely share my thoughts and opinions in a trusted environment – his calm manner and approachable nature made this possible. Overall, it was a great experience.

  6. Clare Gomes | Manager: Strategic Planning & Communications | SMIT Amandla Marine

    I found Theo to be an insightful, resourceful and calm person who dealt with my fears about and interest in the process with professionalism. I have finished the sessions with a calmer and clearer perspective of my role at SMIT Amandla Marine. Theo’s astute respect for the discussions we had and his treatment of my view of the world, life, business and family was gentle and appreciated; his practical focus meaningful.

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