i-coach academy is a specialist in developing coaching practice and offers professional coaching education programmes, continuous professional development and supervision for coaches, one-on-one coaching and consulting services for organisations seeking to leverage their investment in coaching.

Mike van Oudtshoorn

17 March 1944 - 15 July 2016

It is with deepest regret that we have to announce that Mike van Oudtshoorn the founder and inspiration behind i-coach academy passed away on the 15th July 2016.

Mike had a passion for coaching informed by his own deep and varied personal experiences of learning and helping others to learn throughout his life. He founded i-coach academy in 2001 with a belief that there are multiple approaches to coaching and coaches should be able to identify what their signature presence is and be able to make explicit what they do, based on rigorous research, practice and reflection.

His philosophy of coaching has been at the centre of pioneering courses in the UK, USA and South Africa. Mike was an inspirational teacher, coach and mentor who generously but humbly shared his wisdom and wit and challenged everyone regardless of rank or position leaving them always further forward on their learning journey. He will be deeply missed by the i-coach community.

Please do share your own memories of Mike on this memorial page.

A Passionate Journey, an interview with Mike van Oudtshoorn

It really helped me to quickly go through the steep learning curve of the new role, and improve my personal effectiveness and self confidence.

ALDP Participant, BP Angola

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