Since 2015 the Beyond Coaching logo has been inspired by a mandala. The mandala symbolises the connections that exist between us and everything that surrounds us.
Mandalas can be seen in all fundamental shapes such as in snails and trees, in atoms and the solar system and in the earth, moon and sun. Every mandala is related, yet distinctly unique. On a more symbolic level, the mandala is recognised in some way or another in almost every culture and religion.
For us at Beyond Coaching, the mandala lies at the heart of the Self… It is the centre of our inter-connectedness with everyone and everything around us. It speaks to the eco-systems that we exist in in the companies we work in, the people we work with, lead and inspire. It also manifests in our personal circles, our friends, family and the communities we exist in.
The mandala embodies a truly universal principle that is all embracing, regardless of the foundation of one’s belief. It symbolises the connections that exist between us and everything that surrounds us.
More than anything it represents Wholeness and our African value of uBuntu.
This is what drove us to form Beyond Coaching in 2009. Mark Fraser-Grant pulled together 21 like-minded coaches and trainers into the possibility of forming a coaching and training movement. One that is powered by Consciousness and committed to transforming the face of leadership and business. Bringing true collaboration, cohesion and mutual care back into the work place – for the sake of the people and of course for the sake of exponential business success.
Rienzo Colpo was one of those founders and together he and Mark navigated the metamorphosis of that Beyond Coaching, to the lean and powerful force that it is today.
Early in 2016 Mareli Kruger decided to move across from the University of Pretoria and join Beyond Coaching. This completed the trilogy of directors, senior coaches and senior trainers heading up the company.