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We bring more than 50 years of experience and passion, to skill leaders in building winning cultures, focussing on high performance in organisations in Southern Africa.

HELÉNE VERMAAK

HELÉNE VERMAAK

Chief Architect : Client Performance and Culture Solutions

Heléne Vermaak is Director and co-owner of The Human Edge.  She brings more than 20 years of experience in consulting, training and organisational development. As a Clinical Psychologist and principal consultant for The Human Edge, she has extensive experience in implementing organisation-wide culture change initiatives. Her mission is to help leaders and employees influence positive behaviour change in both their organisations and their personal lives.

JAY OWENS

JAY OWENS

Director of Performance and Culture

Jay Owens is Director and co-owner of The Human Edge. For the past 20 years he has owned and operated two successful training and consulting businesses, representing international organisations in South and Southern Africa.
He has worked closely with many leaders and executives to conduct strategic and cultural change initiatives, to achieve meaningful results through proven and internationally researched methodologies and practices.

RENATE LANDMAN

RENATE LANDMAN

Client Experience Ambassador

Renate Landman is an executive coach and inspirational speaker. She coaches individuals and teams and facilitates a variety of workshops in the public and corporate sectors. Renate hosts a weekly radio programme called “A Planet Called Work” in which she discusses work-related topics.
She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and her engaging facilitation style has ensured long term and valuable client relationships.

“What an awesome workshop by an awesome facilitator, Thank you!!”
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KHOSI JIYANE

KHOSI JIYANE

Client Experience Ambassador

Khosi is an accomplished trainer and facilitator and her professional career spans across corporate consulting,  NGO, international intergovernmental and community based initiatives. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist and speaks 9 of South Africa’s 11 official languages, with varying degrees of fluency.
Khosi has featured as a guest, on a variety of SA local television talk shows and co-hosted a show on HIV Aids, which was broadcasted in 8 African countries.

“Khosi was brilliant, on top of things from the word go to the end of the session.”  Delegate feedback

NATALIE FOURIE

NATALIE FOURIE

Client Experience Ambassador

Natalie has 18 years of facilitation and coaching experience and has had the privilege of working with internationally acclaimed speakers and authors, Dr. Stephen Covey, Joseph Grenny and Ron MacMillan.
Natalie has been interviewed on Gabs FM, Gabarone Botswana’s popular radio station, on the subject of Leadership and was the International Guest Speaker at the Botswana National Women’s Congress.

“Natalie is brilliant! She has a fantastic approach, kept the group awake and productive.”  Delegate feedback

THERESA COUZYN

THERESA COUZYN

Client Experience Ambassador

Theresa Couzyn brings more than 10 years of experience in corporate facilitation specialising in the development of personal and interpersonal competencies. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and is a respected and valued facilitator. She a proven track record and experiences to draw on to deliver meaningful and engaging programmes.

“Excellent Theresa , very informative. Will definitely recommend to colleagues.”  Delegate feedback

SUE SCHREUDER

SUE SCHREUDER

Client Experience Ambassador

She has 22 years’ experience across diverse industries and her roles spanned from people development, employee engagement, communication, marketing, sales, project and event management, coaching and facilitation. Sue is passionate about personal fulfilment, living life purposefully and making a positive contribution to the world. She empowers individuals and teams to accomplish both professional and personal goals whilst providing them with tools to ensure their sustainability.

“Loved Sue’s delivery and her absolute knowledge.”  Delegate feedback

TANJA CAMERON

TANJA CAMERON

Client Experience Ambassador

Tanja has 13 years of experience in the sales, marketing and management environments in the Corporate World. During her corporate years, she became aware that, people are often too afraid to speak up or stand up for themselves or what they believe in. The consequences of this were tangible, both for the company and on a personal level. These professional and personal factors were the major motivation to commit to the growth and development of people, teams and organisations.

“Thank you Tanja, this has been incredibly meaningful!”  Delegate feedback

TRACY BOTHA

TRACY BOTHA

Client Centric Ambassador

Tracy has more than 15 years’ experience in the training industry. She is involved in managing special projects and ensures seamless delivery of all operations and logistics which support facilitators and broader team, to deliver superbly to our clients.

ZANELE HLATSHWAYO

ZANELE HLATSHWAYO

Creator of First and Last Impressions

Zanele provides valuable administrative support to our Human Edge facilitators and sales team. She also keeps our clients up to date and in the loop of all training initiatives across the country.

CARINA SERFONTEIN

CARINA SERFONTEIN

Client Engagement Partner

Carina is passionate about creating lasting and sustainable culture change through people. She has a firm belief that through exposing and experiencing individuals and teams to our solutions, they are better equipped to drive systemic and effective culture change within their businesses through their people.

ILZE SWANEPOEL

ILZE SWANEPOEL

Client Engagement Partner

Ilze believes that there are a set of crucial skills for organisations to achieve a winning high performance culture. Through her facilitation and business experience, Ilze shares her expertise and establishes long-term relationships with clients, to support them on their journey to engage, inspire and achieve sustainable business results through their people.