Executive Recovery Coaching

Forward-Focused & Solutions-Driven

Executive Recovery Coaching | Johannesburg

Executive recovery coaching has been pioneered in South Africa by David Collins.  David coaches in the treatment centre, but is also involved with coaching executives in the workplace around leadership, transformation, diversity & team performance.  David and Leigh-Anne Brierley are the lead facilitators and programme designers for the Recovery Wellness Programme, which is the outpatient & aftercare programme facilitated at the clinic five afternoons a week.

What is Recovery Coaching?

Recovery Coaching is a positive proactive relationship designed to promote & strengthen recovery.  Recovery coaching is rooted in a ‘wellness’ model approach to working with others.  It combines Recovery Orientation and Coaching Skills to provide a specific approach to a particular Recovery Coaching Specialty.

Recovery Coaching recognises that the development and success of recovery rests as on the recognition of the human need to build, develop and live fulfilling meaningful lives over time whilst attending to solving and meeting current needs.

Recovery coaching builds on the natural resources that we all have so we can decide for ourselves how to manage our own lives, cope with difficulties and develop our futures.  In this way it supports us in building exciting and successful lives.

A recovery coaching relationship is a consciously designed partnership between coach and the person they are coaching (The Recoveree) that actively and practically pursues the recoveree’s vision and goals for their life.  Based on the reality of the recoveree’s resources and skills (Recovery Capital), the coach assists them in developing further life and recovery resources to support a fulfilling life built on positive self-regard, self-responsibility and social participation.

Who can it help?

It helps people in recovery from a wide variety of life experiences and challenges including but not limited to substance and behaviour misuse and/or addiction, chronic illness, social and family breakdown, mental illness and depression.

The practice of Recovery Coaching also encompasses working with people close to individuals experiencing difficulty.

What does it offer?

Structured focused support to decide how best to tackle issues you are facing. A clearer understanding of what you want for your future and the creation of plans and goals so you can make it more of a reality.

What is it not?

It is not therapy, counselling or treatment. It is highly complementary in many circumstances to these other professions and recovery coaches are encouraged to form alliances and positive professional relationships with others assisting in the field of recovery.

Recovery Coaching is a niche model!

Recovery Coaching is a niche model that is focusing on using the coaching relationship to facilitate change within addictive and destructive behavioural patterns.  It is coaching with a specialty in recovery from any challenging situation – addiction, illness (or mindset around illness), life-changes…

Embedded here is the development of self, resilience, endurance, and expansion.  It engages with various models of coaching and where this fits within the systemic model of detrimental behaviours – addiction, substance abuse, weight loss, workaholism, etc.  It takes a look at the brain and it’s responses to various situations.  We explore how coaching within these responses can be useful and hugely raise self-awareness. It is a growing niche market and we’re very excited about being pioneers in this area of coaching. We would very much like to partner up with other passionate coaches and to collaborate in getting this form of coaching into the marketplace.

Knowledge of coaching in this arena is important and applicable to all individuals, as it looks at behaviour patterns. It prepares us to engage with and address addictive behaviour, which exists in all of us.

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Recovery Coaching in the Workplace

Substance abuse threatens the performance, growth and profitability of all categories and levels of government, commerce and industry and thus the economy of South Africa at large. Public and private enterprises generally recognise that being alcohol-free helps prevent catastrophes, but the same can probably not be said about drug abuse. Employers and employees need to understand that a drug-free workplace can lead to superior customer service, higher employee morale, increased productivity, reduced staffing costs and even reductions in employee theft. The management of employee substance abuse should be a fundamental component of any organisation’s occupational health, safety and environmental risk management. However, South Africa lags behind international best practice.

U-ACT design and implement onsite corporate programs in small, medium and large size companies on a consulting basis. We do this through various individual and group awareness programs which include:

  • Employee-Wellness Consulting
  • Internal Recovery Coaching Training
  • Team and Group Coaching | Dysfunctional Team Interventions
  • Executive Recovery Coaching

Employee Wellness Consulting

The mental well-being of employees is a subject of fundamental importance to all businesses, companies and public services. Leading organisations have become increasingly more aware that mental illness, substance abuse and other employee behaviour problems have a negative impact on the corporate self-interest. The response by many companies both here and overseas has been to initiate employee mental “wellness” programmes –  this approach defines what U-ACT offers on a consulting basis. U-ACT designs and implements onsite employee wellness programmes in small, medium and large size companies. We do this through various individual and group awareness programmes. Contact us to find out more about employee wellness consulting.

Internal Recovery Coach Training | Internal HR Training

The most creative people in an organisation will often rise to the top, because of their positive inspirations and motivation. If you can solve a problem or develop a new product or approach that will sell, you will be recognised. Did you know that there is a billion Rand industry built around teaching people to be creative, transition through life development issues? We will provide you with a process that will help increase your creative problem-solving abilities. Add recovery coaching to your skills set and create your path to the top of the HR profession. Contact us to find out more about internal recovery coach training.

Team and Group Coaching | Dysfunctional Team Interventions

We offer a new perspective on the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate with each other in groups. Our group processes can be summarised as follows:  The contextualisation of modern organisational life intervening where there is dysfunction and shifting groups and individuals into a new reality that is productive. We work with key concepts from psychology, group analysis and systems theory. Contact us to find out more about team and group coaching.

Executive Recovery Coaching

Today in South Africa there are many executives with successful and high profile careers engaging with recovery from a variety of issues – including substance misuse and addiction as well as issues such as gambling, over working and so on. U-ACT helps to establish and convert your unique recovery plan into a living reality – one of the most important investments you can make for yourself, your family, your career or your business. Contact us to find out more about executive recovery coaching.

Addiction Recovery | A Systemic Approach | Keynote Speaker  – David Collins

David Collins is specialist coach, facilitator and consultant with an extensive background in the financial sector. He sits on the panel of external coaches for Investec as well as Nedbank, but also has working relationships with JPMorgan, CITI Bank as well as ABSA and Standard Bank. David takes a systems view on recovery from various life challenges, he focuses on the client, family and workplace environment when treating clients. Contact us to find out more about addiction recovery a systemic approach keynote talk.

Recovery Coach Training

The Ubuntu Academy of Coaching and Training offers accredited Recovery Coaching Training through the IMCSA (SAQA-Accredited).  For more information about this training please visit our training website, www.uact.org.za.