Being in the recruitment space I interview a number of CA’s every week.

The despair that I see in a lot of their eyes astounds me.

At a risk of sounding boastful, we as CA’s are a special breed. We are highly skilled, clever, tenacious and determined. It is without doubt one of the hardest courses to pass and believe me, you need a strong character to win through.

What amazes me is the lack of confidence of some these potentially powerful people.

Of course there are those that are great. But they are surprisingly in the minority. It is also fair to say that a lot of good, bright CA’s are already gainfully employed and are not on the move. So my statistics are somewhat distorted.

However what still holds good is that potentially highly skilled people are not moving forward in their careers at the rate that they should.

What I am seeing is that this is largely due to the fact that they lack confidence – they do not see their own worth.

What is even more sad is that there are mechanisms at their disposals that can assist them in breaking out of their own limiting beliefs.

Personally I have found working with the right coach is a very effective way to create change.

Being a coach myself this does sound self-serving. But I have 4 different coaches of my own and I am eternally grateful to them as they have taken me to heights that were previously impossible – impossible to the degree that I did not think that I was capable of change.

Today I am in a career which has been my passion all my life and loving it!

On coaching?



About the author:

Clive Kaplan,is a CA(SA) and has over 20 years experience as an executive director in both listed and unlisted companies. Having been involved at director/board level, he can offer a wealth of wisdom on both the people and business front. Clive is the CEO of Green mind Capital (Pty) Ltd which focuses on assisting executives, especially emerging young CA’s,  maximize their potential and fast-track their careers. Clive has been involved with coaching and self development since 1986.