About Us
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Who We Are

Metaco was founded in 2009 by Barbara Walsh and Danny Tuckwood. The company rapidly grew to become a leader in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Metaco currently operates out of Johannesburg and London.

Global thought-leader, consultant and best-selling author Professor Peter Hawkins joined the team in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and now acts as an advisor to the Board. The Systemic Coaching approach he is renowned for developing now forms the basis of all our work. As a result, Metaco has grown a strong international reputation for enabling high-performing leadership teams to partner with their stakeholders to deliver value across their touchpoints.

Leadership Team Consultancy and Culture Optimisation are at the core of our work in supporting organisations to become resilient, future-fit and achieve their strategic outcomes.

Our ongoing faculty work with thought leaders in prominent institutions and environments worldwide ensures we remain congruent with global best practices.

Our Team

World-class expertise at your service

Barbara Walsh
Barbara Walsh

Managing Director

Danny Tuckwood
Danny Tuckwood

Operations Director

Peter Hawkins
Prof. Peter Hawkins


The team is ably assisted by our Advisory Board and our hand-picked Associates

Our Guiding Principles

We believe the future of good business is deeply rooted in trustworthiness and compassion for all living systems. Our Guiding Principles ensure we remain centred in this world of disruption and uncertainty. As the foundation of our success, they provide a framework for our clients to transform their own leadership and culture.


We engage ethically in all our interactions, and are consistently respectful, honest and transparent


We think big, do the right thing and stay true to our beliefs, even when faced with adversity


We respond to complexity and uncertainty with imagination and choice to open up new ways of thinking and options for advancing


We anticipate disruption, flexibly adapt to changing conditions, and recover rapidly from setbacks


We believe in abundance rather than scarcity, and the ability of all to flourish and succeed


We co-create more value together than alone, and partner creatively across our eco-system

Our Purpose

To create opportunities that transform leadership thinking, deliver value and change lives to create a better, more connected world

Our Mission

We are here to:

Maximise Beneficial Impact

with our clients (organizations, teams and individuals) in raising the levels of leadership consciousness and systemic awareness to co-create a better world of tomorrow, with higher standards and stronger core values

Enable Growth

of sustainable and trustworthy companies, equipped to thrive in an environment of ongoing change and disruption, through the development of aligned and collaborative leadership teams

Co-create Value

across the entire stakeholder chain of the companies, teams and individuals we work with, contributing towards the growth of the economy in an ecologically sustainable way


in the future success of South Africa by providing pro-bono and subsidised services to Non-profit Organisations in order to grow leadership from the grass-roots level

Our Affiliations

Staying at the forefront of latest thinking in Leadership and Culture Change

  • Renewal Associates
  • AoEC
  • TPC
  • GP Strategies
  • Henley
  • ICF
  • IPM

Our Clients

Working across boundaries, borders and industries