Coaching with Stanford has made me see myself more objectively. I have changed my leadership approach and style to get the job done although it doesn’t come naturally. Stanford provided the tools I need to understand how others perceive me. With this, I now adjust my actions and modify my behaviours for increasingly positive results. These essential lessons will stay with me as I continue to climb the leadership ladder.
— Michael Z – Entrepreneurial coaching client (Lima, Peru)

Stanford allowed me to take an honest non-defensive view of myself through the eyes and perceptions of others within the organisation. Stanford was compassionate in his approach to help me focus on change and self-improvement. This allowed me to take an honest assessment of myself and put my goals and aspirations into context for the future. The end result was amazing in the fact that I was able to change my communication and management style for the better as well as the perceptions of my subordinates and peers across the organisation. My self-awareness has grown and allowed me to become a much more effective executive, leader and mentor.
— John S – Executive coaching client (Cape Town, South Africa)

My biggest mistake was only calling Stanford 6 months later than I should. But so glad I eventually did. During my 1st coaching journey, I was required to make a very difficult decision on my business and family. With his help, it became the easiest transition I have ever had in my career. Thank you for your continued support to my company board and more important thank you for your continued support and input in my life.
— Edgar H – Executive client (Johannesburg Sandton, South Africa) 

Stanford Payne gets my highest endorsement as a professional coach and mentor. His unique ability to recognize, understand and explain complex business relationships has transformed my thinking and most importantly, my actions. Stanford does not hesitate to tactfully, but directly point out areas that need to be considered a different way, and proves to be right 100% of the time with his observations, opinions, and suggestions. I have been working with Stanford for 4 years and continue to want to be the best at work and at home. I honour Stanford as one of the top 5 contributors to the professional success today.
— Julia T – Business and team coaching client (Cape Town, South Africa) 

“Stanford was recommendation by a friend. At the time, I wanted to start a new business. He guided me into vision, strategy and action. The business was and still is a success. I committed to my coach and he is the best independent business partner with only my needs at heart. Thanks for this Stanford. Talk to you next week.”
— George A – Career coaching client (London, United Kingdom)

“Being a mother, business woman, wife and friend to some, we lose ourselves ina n abyss of doing for others and before we know, years have passed, you wake up and realise you have no idea what you have become. Coaching helped me get in touch with myself again. Being in business is also very lonely and it helps to speak to someone who knows and understands business and provide valuable input. Phychology on steriods!”
— Shirley S - Executive and business coaching client (Cape Town, South Africa)

“My greatest gift to myself was getting a great coach. Stanford has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement and support - with much humor. Stanford’s gentle and firm guidance helped me clarity my purpose and strategy to translate my vision into reality. He has helped me navigate through challenges, picked me up when I was down and praised me on all my wins. He kept me accountable to myself, taught me new skills and reminded me of my own value.”
— Marc J – Entrepreneurial coaching client (London, United Kingdom)

“What I liked about Stanford most is his passion for his work and the obvious care he has for his clients. Stanford really listens. He understood my needs and applied his coaching skills to keep me on track and focused on my goals. He helped me face realities head on with encouragement along the way. I would recommend Stanford to anyone in a place of change, transition or someone wanting to grow and improve personally and professionally.”
— Mary F – Expat coaching client (Rome, Italy)