Coach Lynda Bleazard
“I have always Coached and Mentored and loved it!”
I created my company in 2016 as a formal, transformational leadership coaching, development and wellness practitioner company.
Having enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career spanning 40 years, I incorporate my wealth of experience and knowledge into my coaching and development of others. I also use my own learnings, insights and inspirations to better serve, benefit and empower my clients.
I began my career as a neonatal intensive care nurse and midwife with a B.A degree in Health Science Education and Community Health Science,
I then went on to complete my MBA and during my career I have fulfilled leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit organisations.
One of the highlights of my career was in my role as CEO of the Walter Sisulu International Paediatric Cardiac Foundation, during which time I was awarded Most Influential CEO and Woman in the Health Category in 2009.
LIVING WITH PURPOSE
I am passionate about being a transformational leadership coaching, development and wellness practitioner!
Using empathetic coaching, training and developmental tools, I assist my clients by enabling individuals, teams and businesses to identify their purpose and achieve their full potential, whether this be in a professional or personal capacity.
This not only equips clients with newfound knowledge and insight, but also the practical tools and skills to take their learnings forward and apply same to challenges that may arise in the future.
Having enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career spanning 40 years, Lynda incorporates her wealth of experience and knowledge into her coaching and development of others.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Lynda is qualified in using various tools and techniques including the Enneagram profile, Mindfulness and Neuro Agility.
DIAGNOSTIC DEVELOPMENTAL PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS
– Emotional Intelligence/EQ
– Neuro Agility
“If your emotional abilities are not in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
Results & Accomplishments
SELF-AWARENESS AND SELF-ASSESSMENT
I believe the journey to accurate self-awareness and honest self-assessment is one of life’s most important challenges.
While this journey can be exciting, joyful and fulfilling, at other times it can also be overwhelming, exhausting and confusing.
However, it is through this intense journey to ‘self’ that one learns the art of the power of choice, self regulation, social awareness and relationship management which, together with empathy, transforms individuals, groups and businesses from good to great, creating a culture of future leaders who will inspire, empower and engage their followers.
Lynda believes that coaching makes the journey towards self-actualisation possible. Lynda understands that undergoing coaching and development may call for clients to step outside of their comfort zone, a difficult task for some.
This process is made all the more easier when facilitated by approachable and empathetic coaches who strive to create a safe, non-judgemental environment conducive to personal growth and development.
I guide my clients towards gaining insight into their motivations and behaviours, assisting them to evolve and develop through self-understanding.
This in turn empowers my clients with the choice to change, reframe and re-programme their way of thinking, thereby unlocking their true potential and enabling them to flourish.
THE ENNEAGRAM PROFILE
The purpose of the Enneagram is not to box people into a specific personality type, but to rather open a pathway to self-discovery and greater personal self-awareness.
Aside from offering insight into core personality traits, the Enneagram aims to uncover the patterns of behaviour that subconsciously drive and motivate us to act in certain ways.
By uncovering the unconscious layers of our personality structure and bringing these behavioural patterns, motivations, defence mechanisms and fears into consciousness, we are able to transcend them to develop richer, more supportive ways of living.
As the Enneagram empowers us with a greater understanding of why we act and react in the ways that we do, we can in turn take responsibility for our own thought patterns, behaviours and development.
HOW DOES AN ENNEAGRAM PROFILE WORK?
The Enneagram is an archetypal framework that offers in-depth insight into individuals, groups and collectives, proving to be very useful in a working team.
Incorporating an open systems perspective, the Enneagram consists of three centres of intelligence with nine main Enneagram types and three sub-types each.
The Enneagram types represent the way that we think, feel and act in relation to the world, others around us and ourselves thereby deriving a sense of individualisation, integration and development.
YOUR ENNEAGRAM PROFILE IS INTEGRAL TO THE COACHING PROCESS
While the benefits of using the Enneagram include a more in-depth, richer map to personal development, it can at first glance appear to be rather complicated.
Our coaches therefore begin by breaking down and explaining the Enneagram types and sub-types to our clients, allowing them to gain deeper insight and understanding of the behavioural patterns and motivations that underpin clients’ actions and reactions.
It is important to remember that while each of us have a core type, we as individuals comprise of all nine Enneagram types to unique and varying degrees.
Once clients have been equipped with this valuable insight, our coaches will use the Enneagram as a developmental tool during coaching sessions, assisting clients as they embark on a journey of integration and self development, learning how to better manage their challenges.