Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron

Sunny coaches at senior executive and board level, and has a wide range of experience in leadership development and business strategy. With over 25 years’ international experience as an executive coach, Sunny believes there is a strong link between emotional intelligence and business results – she works with executive leaders and their teams to help them achieve individual, team and organizational goals. Sunny has played a leading role in building the emerging profession of coaching, and her passion is to develop the knowledge base for coaching through research and the critical reflective practice of dedicated practitioners. She has developed a range of international programmes for leaders and business coaches in the corporate, legal and education fields.

She is Executive Director of Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates, Advisory Board Member with the Professional Development Foundation UK (PDF), and Founding Fellow and Research Advisor at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. She completed her doctoral research in Executive Coaching with Middlesex University London, and continues to lecture and supervise research at several graduate schools of business to contribute to the development of executive coaches.

In collaboration with other  practitioners, Sunny set up the Manthano Institute of Learning (Pty)  Ltd, whose aims included the promotion and development of academic and practitioner  coaching research in South Africa. She developed a succession of  strategic leadership and management development programs within the corporate sector in South Africa, the UK and USA.  Clients  included British Airways, Johnson & Johnson, The SAS Institute, Pick n Pay,  SASOL, Standard Bank, The Foschini Group, Eskom, Legal Resources Group, Cummins  Filtration International and VWSA.

Sunny completed her Professional Doctorate (D.Prof) in Executive Coaching at Middlesex University London in 2006.  She is an active member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches  (WABC), an Honorary Life Member of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa  (COMENSA), and a founding faculty member in South Africa for the Thinking  Environment methodology (developed by Nancy Kline).

Sunny lectures at several  universities, including the business schools of the University  of California at Berkeley,  and in South Africa at the  University of the Witwatersrand, the University  of Stellenbosch, and the  Da Vinci Institute of Technology. In addition, she frequently speaks at  conferences in the USA, UK, Australia  and South Africa.

Sunny’s  books include: Business Coaching  International: Transforming Individuals and Organizations (Karnac, 2009); Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice:  Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (Knowres 2009); Accelerating Performance: Powerful New  Techniques to Develop People (Kogan Page, 2002) and Managing Training (Kogan Page, 1993).

She  is a contributing author to Positive  Psychology as Social Change (edited by Robert Biswas-Diener, Springer,  2010); Developing Human Capital (edited  by Italia Boninelli), Knowres, 2010; The Sage Handbook of Coaching (edited  by Elaine Cox, Tatiana Bachkirova and David Clutterbuck, Sage, 2009); and Sharing the Passion: Conversations with  Coaches, (edited by Min McLoughlin, Advanced Human Technologies, 2006).

4 Responses to Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron

  1. Dear Sunny, I attended your lectures, which I thoroughly enjoyed, as part of the MPhil Coaching course at USB-ED. Since you are very involved with coaching research, I would appreciate some guidance from you as I am looking to publish my research results.

    My research involved a case study amongst NPO leaders who had attended a leadership course at USB-ED and it focused on using coaching to strengthen leadership capacity and enhance the transfer of learning back into the workplace.

    Are you able to advise me on suitable publications that may consider publishing my results?

    Your guidance would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards

    • Hi Desiree

      How delightful to hear from you. And I would be happy to help you think this through. My suggestion is that you contact me – there are many publications available but it is important to identify not just your topic area, but who your audience is that you wish to target. It may be a range of press publications to journals. You can mail me on: sunny@ssra.biz.

      Why don’t you email me your cell phone no and I will arrange a time to speak with you.

      Warmest regards,
      SUNNY

  2. Mphathi Nyewe says:

    Dear Dr. Roston, this is Mphathi Nyewe based in Johannesburg. We met at the Best Year Yet Programme and worked together in support of SAS in Houghton, Jhb way back in 2008. I do need to connect with you once again on the subject of coaching. Can I have your direct email address please.

    Kind regards
    Mphathi Nyewe

  3. Hi Mpathi,
    How delightful to hear from you! And of course I remember you – what a team we were working with SAS…. Will give you a ring.

    Best regards, Sunny

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