Devora has diversity, both in education and work experience. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, USA. She has additionally completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program.
Devora worked in the banking industry in South Africa, as a credit risk analyst. Whilst in New York, Devora worked with Dr Terrence Maltbia at Teachers College, Columbia University, and for BlueStar Partners, a Leadership Development firm.
Devora is passionate about the potential that South Africa has to offer as a country and a people. Her belief is that unleashing this capability lies in utilising education as tool for transformation to develop entrepreneurial and ethical leaders.
Helping people find their strengths and unleashing their true potential is what motivates Devora. She partners with clients focused on achieving their desired results by enhancing their strengths and growth areas, in order for them to realize their full capacity and guide this potential towards improving the effectiveness of the performance of their organization. This is what she calls ‘strength-finding for success’.
Devora’s area of interest is Organizational Development, including Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Learning & Facilitation, Conflict Resolution, Multiple Intelligences (Emotional, Social & Cultural), Diversity & Inclusion, and Change Management.
Leveraging Emotional, Social, and Cultural Intelligence
While businesses are comprised of individuals, groups, and organizations there is yet to be an executive coaching model that encompasses all three levels. This paper expands boundaries by building bridges between the theories of multiple intelligences and executive coaching; integrating them into a new comprehensive coaching model: developing self-awareness in both coach and coacheee, at the individual level with EQ; enhancing team dynamics with SQ; and enriching organizational effectiveness with CQ.