Axel Rittershaus is the founder and Head Coach & Head Facilitator of “The Executive Coach”.

He is supported and surrounded by experienced international professional executive coaches in Africa, America and Europe.

ICF Chapter Cape Town

ICF International Coach FederationThe ICF is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches and those seeking a coach. ICF is a non-profit organisation formed by more than 20,000 individual members, all coaching professionals, including Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Life Coaches and many more, from around the world.

Each ICF member has to have undergone professional training and agree to the Code of Ethics for professional coaches.

Axel Rittershaus is the President of the ICF Chapter Cape Town, representing almost a third of all South African ICF members.

Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa

Executive Coach Axel Rittershaus writing for Entrepreneur MagazineAxel Rittershaus is one of the South African expert columnists for the online edition of the Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa and a regular contributor to the printed Entrepreneur Magazine.

You can find his expert column here: Axel Rittershaus at Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa

Knife Capital / Grindstone

grindstone_logoGrindstone is Knife Capital’s year-long entrepreneurial development programme to assist post-revenue scalable innovation-driven businesses in accelerating strategy execution. Knife Capital is an independent third party fund manager focusing on high growth, high impact technology-enabled businesses from South Africa and other frontier economies across Sub-Saharan Africa. More details about Grindstone:
We feel privileged to be the partner for Leadership Development.

TENIO Consulting

Targetter is a founding member and regional managing partner for the African continent of TENIO Consulting, a global network of highly professional and experienced executive coaches, working for the largest organisations (Fortune 100 companies) worldwide.

Computerwoche Germany

As a former IT executive, Axel Rittershaus is quoted and interviewed on a regular basis regarding “soft skill” topics by the German No. 1 ICT publication


Axel Rittershaus is a member of Comensa, the South African Association for Coaches and Mentors.