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Veronica Wantenaar

  • Organisational and Individual Change Facilitator, Consultant and Coach

Veronica Wantenaar Biography

Making coaching to areas that were previously unable to access it, so helping to build a more equal society for the future.

Veronica has over 35 years of experience in business consulting and changes management in the UK, Europe and across Africa, working in diverse industries such as government, financial services, retail, education, healthcare and community /NGO.

She added coaching to the mix over 10 years ago as she could see that many individuals and organizations struggled with change and needed the additional support that coaching brings. Having run her own businesses, she could understand the many requirements and challenges that leaders face.

Whilst maintaining her organizational consulting and coaching practice, Veronica has also been devoting time and energy over the last ten years to working with non-profit organizations and communities to enable them to engage more effectively and strategically with their work and stakeholders.

Veronica has facilitated focus groups, community building events and training programmes for a variety of individuals and organizations that include teachers, emerging entrepreneurs, youths, health workers and professional organizations. She is committed to the transfer of skills and knowledge and sees this as a two-way process. Currently, she is working on a community project to assist in identifying the causes of social unrest and creating solutions that can bring together both business and government.

Veronica Wantenaar Photo

Veronica Wantenaar

  • Organisational and Individual Change Facilitator, Consultant and Coach

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.