About Us


At Coaching Unity we partner with companies, teams and individuals to develop and co-create solutions for achieving significant performance and sustainable results. We work across multiple disciplines including coaching, training, high-performance, consulting, wellness and systemic team coaching. By combining our experience, skills and methodologies we identify the key leverage points needed for deep and lasting change.


Michael Cooper is on the cutting edge of coaching in South Africa. He is a Certified Meta-Coach and the South African regional director of the MCF (Meta-Coach Foundation). He has worked as a coach, consultant and trainer for large corporates and financial institutions. His diverse background also includes working in IT Systems and Project Management. His coaching clients include CEO’s, directors and managers from major companies in South Africa. He is also an experienced and entertaining speaker. Michael and his business partner wrote the book In the Zone with South Africa’s Sports Heroes, delving into the minds of world-class sportsmen and women. While researching the mental side of sports in South Africa they developed their unique coaching model for elite athletes.

Michael’s personal coaching site

Michael’s Executive and Systemic Team Coach Profile

Tim Goodenough is a Professional Certified Meta-Coach PCMC (currently one of approximately forty in the world) and a qualified trainer in both NLP and Neuro-Semantics. He is a member of the MCF and was part of the global leadership team for Neuro-Semantics (2010-2013). He was the full-time Mental Coach for the Sharks in the 2008 Super Rugby competition and was the Mental Coach of the 2014 World Cup Winning SA u19 Cricket side. More recently he was the High Performance Coach for Paarl Boys High (2014-present) and has been working with the Griquas rugby team (2018/2019) as their High Performance Coach. Before that Tim worked at Standard Bank as the Senior Manager for Talent Support in Personal and Business Banking and was part of the Leadership Development, Coaching & Mentoring Unit. Tim looked after Executive Coaching and Mentoring for Personal and Business Banking, as well as designing coaching and mentoring workshops, facilitating coaching and mentoring workshops and training and assessing external facilitators. Tim is the best-selling co-author with Michael Cooper of, “In the Zone with South Africa’s Sports Heroes” (2007:Zebra) and has also co-written Team Coaching: Artists at work (2009:Penguin) and written Raising Talent (2012:Penguin) and Game Changer Protocol (2016:CUI Solutions Press)

Tim’s personal coaching site

Tim’s Executive and Systemic Team Coach Profile