Being a CEO requires a skill set of its own

By teaching a set of tools that is customised for the CEO position, I’ve been able to bring the position to life for my clients.

Being a CEO requires a skill set of its own

By teaching a set of tools that is customised for the CEO position, I’ve been able to bring the position to life for my clients.


Cape Town  |  Johannesburg  |  San Francisco |  New York  |  Hong Kong  |  London

My life has crossed many continents and continues to do so: a global orientation is important to me.
I was educated at Berkeley University and Harvard Business School and I’ve made my home at various points in New York, London, San Francisco, and Cape Town. My clients base is geographically agnostic.


Uncover your CEO craft

• Benchmarking
• Gap analysis
• Upside identification

Craft matters in the work of a CEO. It fosters uniqueness, care, standards and creative expression. Bringing craft to business leadership is a high-performance habit that transforms a CEO’s work from the ‘mechanical’ to the ‘genius’.

CEO Testimonials
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My journey with Jonathan-Rowan has been and continues to be life-changing. Somehow the topics always hit the right spot at a time I need it: things that I can’t discuss with just anyone.

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What the hell should a CEO focus on? It’s a question I grappled with for years as our company and its demands on me began to grow. Jonathan-Rowan has helped me figure some of this stuff out and point me in the right direction.

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I have had the privilege of being informed and inspired by Jonathan-Rowan over the past few years. His IP is unequaled, but his humanity and the deep belief that being a CEO can be joyful, creative, and energising and not just something to be endured are unique.

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Working with Jonathan-Rowan has given me a number of new filters with which to look at myself, the organisation I run, and the people who come into contact with it. My sessions with him are ones I savour and the impact he has made on me has been profound and permanent.

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Most of my previous experience with leadership coaches has been underwhelming: theoretical models, loose deliverables, trite commentary, and superficial analysis. Jonathan-Rowan is the absolute antithesis of this: the impact is fast, measurable, and deep.

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Worldwide, Jonathan-Rowan is a pioneer and leader in this surprisingly untrodden field. His impact on me and the people in my organisation has been profound.

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the next Accelerator

6 – 8 June 2022

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Number of Places: 5

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CEOship is based on three elements of leadership: character; skills, and knowledge.
Across these multiple media platforms, all these aspects of learning are covered in an informative, lively manner.


Thoughts and
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My weekly missive, CEO Sundays, is published at 5pm every Sunday evening. The writings cover CEO topics exclusively: how-to’s; thought starters; leadership insights; reflection opportunities; research.

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