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Dumi Magadlela

  • Top Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & Strategist

Dumi Magadlela Biography

Dumi is an international executive and leadership coach and trainer of coaches based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently works with the Pan African Capacity Building Programme (PACBP). This is a skills development agency at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) providing professional skills development across Africa.

Dumi designs and delivers leadership skills development and employee effectiveness workshops for DBSA clients and stakeholders. He has recently been appointed a Trustee on the Board of the International Coach Federation’s Foundation (ICF Foundation). The ICF is the leading professional body of coaches globally. The Foundation works with UN agencies such as UNICEF and promotes the use of coaching towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG No.4 on Education.

Dumi is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Regional Leadership Centre for Southern Africa (RLC-SA) at the University of South Africa (UNISA)’s School of Business Leadership (UNISA-SBL), for the Barak Obama-initiated Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF). Dumi coaches in some of the leading businesses within SA and across the African continent. He is part of Senior Faculty at one of the leading Coach-Training academies in Africa, The Coaching Centre (TCC).

He is on the faculty of University of Stellenbosch’s Business School’s MPhil in Management Coaching. Dumi is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF). The UCF is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) working to promote access to coaching in communities that would otherwise not afford coaching services. Dumi is one of the founding Board Members of the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP), a pioneering body of coaches from across the African continent.

He won the African Coach of the Year Award at the inaugural ABCCCP Coaching Awards in 2015. Dumi uses (and lives) Integral Coaching and Ubuntu values (I am because we are) in his coaching and facilitation engagements. He lectures in his spare time, and supervises Masters and Doctoral students in South Africa. During 2016, Dumi spent three months as a visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University’s Institute for Innovation Research in Tokyo, Japan, where he published a research paper on African Skills and Capacity Building.

Dumi has co-authored and published a children’s book on Ubuntu principles and human co-existence (2017). He is passionate about human development and authentic connection. Dumi is dedicated to re-humanising the modern workplace, using Coaching, Gestalt and Ubuntu values, and building dynamic high-performing organisational cultures that help unleash individual and collective excellence especially among the youth during fast-changing technology-fuelled changes. Dumi is a regular guest on several radio stations in South Africa on people, careers and coaching. He features regularly on the local speaking and conference circuit, including at Leaderex.

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Dumi Magadlela

  • Top Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & Strategist

Panel Discussion: Team Coaching Experiences from EthicalCoach

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-06-03T09:00:00-04:00 Monday, June 3rd 9:00 EDT

EthicalCoach is a bridge between world-class coaches and nonprofit organizations. The mission is to deliver resources and tools that build capacity within nonprofits, enabling them to increase their impact and serve more people in need.

In October 2018, EthicalCoach launched its inaugural project in Ethiopia, which paired international coaches from across the globe with local coaches in service of Ethiopian nonprofit leaders and their teams.

The effectiveness of executive teams within nonprofits is vital to the organization’s success and enhancing the quality of life for people across the globe. Coaching teams in this environment presents a unique set of challenges requiring coaches who are well versed in the complex organizational dynamics in which the team operates. Coaches working with teams in nonprofits must also be skilled at identifying, understanding and managing boundaries while navigating relationships with individual clients, the team, and the organization.

During this panel on the team coaching experiences from EthicalCoach in Ethiopia, international coaches Dumi Magadlela and Veronica Wantenaar, along with local coach Sara Groenendijk and nonprofit leader Andrea Hernandez Tobar will:

  • Explore the interrelationship between the International Coach, Local Coach, and Nonprofit Leadership Team
  • Share learnings of co-coaching partnerships with local/international pairs
  • Review the rewards and challenges of team coaching in Ethiopian nonprofit organizations
  • Discuss the unique experience of coaching teams virtually

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Insight into the challenges of virtual coaching for a team as opposed to an individual.
  2. Ability to build very effective co-coaching pairs virtually with teams.
  3. Benefits of team coaching on leaders and teams of nonprofits.