In these sessions I challenge current mindsets and behaviors, and identify the necessary skills required to ensure behavior changes are sustained over the longer term – be it at individual, team or organization level. I pay particular attention to capacity building within client organizations, to ensure that the skills required for behavior changes are sustained.
After a few years in a large South African corporate, I moved to a global implementation consulting firm. As I became engaged in managing projects, and client development work, my interests shifted to include people, not merely technical solutions. This led me to return to university to study psychology, and I became a licensed clinical psychologist in 1999.
In 2004 I was invited to participate in Facilitator Development Program with Gita Bellin, sponsored by McKinsey. Following this, I served both clients and firm learning. This has included leadership, team and facilitator development; as well as the design, development and implementation of a variety of mindsets and behaviors initiatives.
In addition, I participated in a wide range of projects, including a large budget, high profile Brand South Africa initiative after the end of Apartheid; coaching radical left wing political leaders, and representing South Africa on a UN task team on reproductive health.
Following my PhD in 2010, I joined the faculty (adjunct) at a business school in South Africa and a psychology department in the UK, teaching and supervising graduate students.
I sit on the advisory board of a financial services firm, with a special focus on high net worth families.
I have initiated a community based project in Johannesburg schools – fathering daughters.
I am an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), having served on the chapter exco, leading the education portfolio (2013).
In June 2016, I moved with my wife, and 2 children from South Africa to the US to broaden our horizons.
I am an avid soccer follower, having supported Leeds United since 1970.