ABOUT ME

As a psychologist and coach with 23 years of experience in enabling people, couples, teams and organisations to unleash their full potential by getting the most out of what they naturally do best, to turn their talents into strengths and use them effectively ultimately.

I am a registered Psychologist in the category of Independent Practice (Industrial psychology) at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Medical Aids through the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern (BHF).

I am passionate about psychological well-being, enabling my clients to deal with life’s challenges, including relationship problems, the death of a loved one, depression, burnout, life-cycle transitions, anxiety, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress.

I am an experienced business and professional coach who merges corporate mining experience with industrial psychological expertise to serve clients personally and professionally every step of the way.   I have international NLP certification (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Gallup strengths base coaching and am accredited with IACTM, the International Association for Coaches, Therapists and Mentors.

I have established holistic assessment services, including psychometric tests, assessment centres, competency-based interviews, and career guidance tests. 

No matter what you think you are…
You are always more than that!

I have worked with a wide range of individuals, couples and teams, enabling them to play to their strengths and to achieve greatness

ACCREDITATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

M.Com Industrial Psychology

Issued by: UNISA

Certified Strengths Coach

Issued by: Gallup Certification id: 9454_19

Psychologists in the category of Independent Practice (Industrial Psychology)

Issued by: Health Professions Council of South Africa registration number: PS 0067814
Issued by: Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa practise code numbering system.

Practice number: 0647314

Certified NLP Coach (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Issued by: Accredited NLP Certification Global Standards

MLNP Life Coach (Multi-Level Neuro Processing)

Issued by: Perspective Training College

Herrmann Certified Practitioner (Herrmann Whole Brain Thinking)

Issued by: Hermann International

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

I am a registered Psychologist in the category of Independent Practice (Industrial Psychology) at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the medical aids through the board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF).

My Psychologist Practice accepts most Medical Aids according to the specific fund’s rates. I do not take Siswe and Medihelp medical aids.

Individual Psychological Therapy

Individual Psychological Therapy aims to help you to deal with life’s challenges, including stress, the death of a loved one, depression, burnout, life-cycle transitions, anxiety, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress.

Couples Therapy

Couple’s therapy aims to build a solid and companionate relationship in the complicated world of couple-based decisions and behaviour, where both parties can experience happiness in a meaningful relationship. Couple therapy helps couples deal with relationship complexities, including communicating effectively, disagreeing effectively, identifying habits and patterns that may damage the relationship, and building or rebuilding trust.

Employee Assistance Programmes

My Psychology practice also provides Employee Assistance Programmes, collaborating with employers to assist employees with personal and work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, and mental and emotional well-being. Service offerings include confidential assessments, short-term counselling, referrals, and follow-up services for employees and their household members. I also consult with managers and supervisors to address employee and organisational challenges and needs.

PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENTS

I have established holistic assessment services, including psychometric tests, assessment centres, competency-based interviews, and career guidance tests throughout my professional career.

I always work scientifically to measure and identify critical success factors and potential rather than relying on a gut feeling – not to catch people out but to identify unique talents, traits and strengths. I use psychometric assessments in career and subject choice guidance, selection decisions, team building, leadership- and personal development.

Career Guidance and Subject Choice Psychometric Assessments

I offer comprehensive career guidance and subject choice assessments to learners and adults. The focus is carefully matching aptitudes, interests, and personality factors to potential tertiary options and careers. Based on the student’s unique profile, the student and parents will receive individual feedback and a report with recommended school subjects or different study fields.

Occupational Psychometric Assessments

Competencies are built up by knowledge, skills, psychological attributes, competency-based interviews, and career guidance tests. The occupational psychometric tests holistically assess the full spectrum of competence, including knowledge, skills, psychological attributes and capabilities.

The full spectrum of competence, including knowledge, skills, psychological attributes and capabilities. I administer most international and local test developers’ products, including Cognadev, integrity international (ITEG), SHL, JVR, Psytech and Mindmuzik.

Leadership- and Team Development Assessments

Leadership- and team development assessments include the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Clifton Strengths Assessment, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Team Performance Questionnaire, Change Style Indicator, 360 ̊ appraisals and climate survey.

COACHING

I have international coaching certifications in NLP and Gallup Strengths base coaching, and I am accredited with the International Association for Coaches. I have worked with businesses and individuals, from start-ups to executives, to play to their strengths and achieve greatness.

I use assessment tools, strengths base coaching, Multi-Level-Neuro- Processing and NLP, allowing you to discover your unique potential, talents and vulnerabilities. Understanding yourself deeply enables you to take charge of your thinking. The ability to change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and to add new ones, is the key to greater freedom, flexibility and success in life. Changing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and adding new ones, is the key to greater freedom, flexibility and success.

My essential coaching services include career, business, professional and HR coaching. Additionally, I offer coaching clinics designed for teams to develop crucial skills.

Career Coaching

  • Discover and clarify your unique talents and interests through a comprehensive psychometric test battery.
  • Develop an integrated career and life strategy looking at your current reality, talents, strengths, true potential and future vision and aspiration.
  • Build skills to take charge of your destiny and to manage time, priorities and workload.
  • Target your unique talent combinations to shape your brand to maximise your impact and influence.
  • Learn how to use strategic influence and corporate acumen to grow your career and achieve your goals.
  • Enhance your emotional maturity and resilience to respond effectively to change and transition.

Business and Professional Coaching

  • Discover and clarify your unique potential, talents, vulnerabilities, and purpose.
  • Build skills to see yourself more clearly and consciously: to question your assumptions about yourself intentionally. 
  • Build more productive relationships and apply the same mental skills you learned to see yourself more clearly and accurately assess others.
  • Learn new ways to respond, navigating smoothly through change and transition.
  • Maximise your impact and influence by powerfully presenting yourself.
  • Manage and influence the body-mind-spirit integrated system enabling yourself to deal with complexities and challenges as they arise.

HR Coaching

  • Become a strategic business partner.
  • Introduce practices of excellence covering the HR value chain
  • Manage time, priorities and work, and eliminate less important activities.
  • Facilitate a synergistic relationship between organised labour (unions) and management.

COACHING CLINICS

Customised coaching clinics are designed for teams to develop essential skills to excel in business. The duration of the clinics is customised according to your needs, anything from a two-hour- to a six-month program. Coaching clinic themes include the following topics:

Self-Leadership and Personal Wellbeing

Become the best version of yourself by discovering how to regulate oneself to establish the self-direction and self-motivation needed to perform.

High-Performance Team Development

Discover how to develop your talents into strengths and create an appreciation for each other’s talents to enable synergy.

Emotional Intelligence & Maturity

Enhance your EQ through self-awareness – the ability to manage emotions and conflict effectively.

Management Expertise

Learn how to unlock your teams’ talents through change management and leadership tools.

Skillful Leadership

Discover how to move others to a goal through cross-boundary management, effective communication and influencing skills.

Maximise your Impact and Influence

Enhance your impact and influence, developing an authentic and effective communication style with presence.

Conflict Management

Discover how to get excellence out of diversity by identifying and handling conflicts sensibly, fairly, and efficiently. Since conflicts in a business are a natural part of the workplace.

Human Resource Master Classes

Train HR professionals in organisational design, competency-based interviewing skills, performance management, team building and leadership development.

TEAMBUILDING

After 30 years of personal experience in various significant restructurings, activation campaigns, change management projects, and team- and leadership development programs, I can emphatically state that a one size fits all approach is naïve and that each intervention needs to be fit for purpose. My core skill as a training and development specialist is fit-for-purpose interventions.

I offer customised programs to suit large-group facilitation, classroom solutions and small-group interactions. The duration of the programs is also customised according to your needs, anything from 2 hours to a 6-month program. 

I have worked with various teams, including SMEs, frontline employees, highly specialised professionals, management and union relationship building, executives and NPOs, facilitating them to play to their strengths and achieve greatness. Team development includes experiential activities to enhance trust, communication, accountability, and commitment to energise and engage teams.

I like to combine individual growth and team development and use the following assessments to enable individual and team potential.

Clifton Strengths Online Talent Assessment

It enables managers to see each employee’s strengths, analyse team dynamics for more effective team planning and feedback and allow team members to discover what they do best naturally and learn how to develop their talents.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

It gives managers insight into how employees communicate and make decisions and what energises them, allowing the individuals to improve how they communicate, learn, and work.

CONSULTING SERVICES

My expertise includes HR business partnering, entrepreneurial psychological assessment and development, growing small and medium enterprises and organisational development.

Growing Small, Medium Enterprises

My service offering includes entrepreneurial potential assessments, business coaching to establish and enhance systems, procedures and practices and interventions designed to improve business ethics, professionalism and thinking style agility, persuasion and influence, leadership and management skills.

Growing High-Performance Organizations & Strategy Crafting (SME)

Strategy crafting includes business and initiative-specific strategies, including best practice HR & Women In Mining (WIM) strategies and initiatives. Growing high-performing organisations include culture and climate surveys, company-specific culture frameworks, value programmes and change management.

HR Services

I am passionate about human resource management and have worked in HR since 1995. I am fortunate to have been exposed to various HR roles, including general, specialist, management and leadership roles at operational and corporate levels and in private practice.

  • Reconciliation interventions between management and collective labour/employees.
  • Develop and audit policies and SOPs.
  • Organisation and job design.
  • Work studies to improve efficiencies.
  • Competency profiling and interviewing (selection).
  • Role descriptions & advertisements.
  • Induction programs.
  • Talent profiling and skills audits.