Eileen Thayser


Eileen Thayser
Eileen Thayser

​Coaching psychologist who has a small therapy practice and a large coaching and consulting practice. A long and strong business background prior to becoming a clinical psychologist as a finance director in manufacturing and other industrial environments.

Executive director roles in the Murray & Roberts group, which was in those years a diversified industrial conglomerate, gave  deep experience in leading or active involvement in mergers and acquisitions; business disposals; turnaround management; strategic planning; conflict resolution; union negotiations; and organisational- and people-change initiatives. 


​Professional associate

Published Research

​A book chapter called Narrative Approaches to Coaching: in Rethink: Growth & Learning through Coaching & Organisational Development, edited by Natalie Cunningham. 

Significant Achievements

  • Started the CoachTrax Business Coaching Course,which ran successfully and which achieved the status of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). This course is now the GIBS Professional Business Coaching Programme. 
  • Eileen is one of South Africa's few credentialed coaches at the Master Certified Coach (MCC) level with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Contact Details


  • ​MA (Clinical psychology)​
Fields of Interest

  • Narrative Coaching
  • Neuroscience
  • Narrative therapy
  • Integrative Coaching
  • Development of core coaching skills
  • Development of coaching cultures in organisations​

Professional Memberships
  • ​​Health Professions Council of SA
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) ​


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