Testimonials

I believe I am exceptional – clients, colleagues and peers believe so too. Here is what they have to say in their own words – praise for Igshaan Soules.

 

 

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Edward Marshall Ph.D

“I have worked with Igshaan over the last year on a very complex and challenging project and found him to be an excellent teammate and an effective colleague. He is always of good humor, optimistic, and we know that when we’re in the midst of a project, how important that is. His work is exemplary, and he tackles projects with strong resolve. He engages with his teammates in a constructive and helpful way. I support Igshaan in whatever work he chooses to do.” (2013)

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Simon Finnie
KPMG

“Igshaan worked with me on a complex engagement for a large mining company, focusing on their Operating Model and Performance Framework. Despite this being an extremely challenging project, Igshaan’s professionalism, positivity and genuine insight meant that we provided the client with a very high quality output, which is already being used to great benefit. I would not hesitate to work with Igshaan again and would recommend him without hesitation”  (2013)

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Werner Grundling
Anglo Platinum

“Igshaan was responsible for the deliverables of the Business Performance Management work stream. This was one of three work streams of a larger company wide project supported by KPMG. Igshaan delivered a well founded and complete deliverable on the Performance management work stream.” (2013)

 

Gary Graham

Gary Graham, Founder of FutureFit

I believe that you measure yourself by the people that measure themselves by you.” Igshaan is one of those people I measure myself by. Yet I know, in this, I’m not alone, because Igshaan has an incredible ability to ignite possibility whether he is coaching an executive, training coaches, managing complex projects or mentoring young social entrepreneurs. His large heartedness and endearing humility are appealing. Firmly rooted in authenticity and integrity, he is a catalyst extraodinaire! A strategic thinker, extemporaneous speaker, mindful leader and an incredible coach.

Vanessa Becker – Marketing Manager @ Deloitte

 

“Igshaan is very pragmatic in his approach to coaching. The beauty of the skills he transferred is that it can be implemented immediately. The “Manager as Coach” programme enriched me, not only from a business perspective, but also from the personal perspective. Thank you!”

Amy Moore

Amy Moore, Coach and Facilitator

Igshaan has the ability to create a safe and comfortable space that was also challenging – drawing on both his experience and training as a coach.  And, he had the ability to be serious but also playful when appropriate. What I found compelling working with Igshaan was his focus and commitment during the coaching sessions. This created more self awareness and confidence in my coaching style and in the path that I have chosen.

Marien Perez – Senior Executive Coach & Consultant

 

Igshaan is a dedicated, expert trainer. He knows his trade extremely well and devotes himself to the delegates. What I found most compelling about Igshaan’s style is his professionalism combined with a personal style. First class.

Kristin Stangebye – Executive Coach/ Partner at HR Visjon AS

 

“Igshaan is a warm and intuitive leader and mentor. His ability to see with open-mindedness and heart at his coachees is unique. In the coaching relation you will know and feel that he sees you as you truly are and coach you to find your true potential. Unafraid and direct he will stand even when challenged, responding only with his deep warmth and care for all.

Simon Hebron – Financial Director

I first worked with Igshaan early in 2006 when I was experiencing some particular personal and career related issues. Although it is not always easy to speak to a stranger about problems I felt immediately at ease with him and was able to speak openly and honestly about a number of issues. Igshaan forced me to move out of my comfort zone and to address issues head on. His guidance was invaluable during this difficult time in my life. I would certainly recommend Igshaan in a coaching capacity and I am confident that I will continue to confide in him as and when needed.


I am an IT Strategist working in one of the largest banking groups in South Africa. One of my biggest challenges was creating a strong personal brand as internal strategist for the group – become a respected voice in the system. I felt I needed help and my colleague suggested I appoint a coach. He recommended Igshaan with whom I have been working with for 6 months. The experience has been enlightning and thought provoking with a strong emphasis on understanding the behaviours, thought processes and practices that were undermining my quest to achieve my personal objectives. Since starting to work with Igshaan I have learnt to appreciate the value of personal branding and the impact this has on my credibility and have begun to adjust my thinking and behaviour to become more aligned with my objective of building a strong personal brand.

– Sazi Gcaba – Information Technology Strategist


An insightful person with the the unique ability to understand changing contexts. Igshaan’s ability to explain methodologies used simply to staff and various stakeholders was excellent. I highly recommend Igshaan, he gives advice in a calm and effective manner. We worked on tight deadlines, found appropriate means to deliver the target and he was sensitive to the confidentiality of the projects.
– Karuna Mohan

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