About the Authors
Mark Holtshousen is the Executive Coach & Head of Global Talent Solutions at MTN Group and considered a thought leader in leadership developmental. He is a highly regarded executive coach with nearly two decades of experience and over 10,000 hours of coaching clients.
Dr Thuli Sizile Tabudi is the Group Human Resources Executive for the SPAR Group Ltd, with a rich background in human resources, change management, organizational development, and leadership. Her academic journey includes a PhD from the University of Johannesburg, and her expertise extends to various blue-chip organizations. Dr. Tabudi’s experiences and insights are bound to inspire you on your own leadership expedition.
Dr Dumisani Magadlela boasts 25+ years in human development, and is an accredited international executive coach, team coach, coach trainer, and leadership development facilitator. He currently works with business leaders and executives across the private, public, multi-lateral, and non-profit sectors. In 2016, Dumi was given the inaugural African Coach of the Year award by the ABCCCP.
Pete Laburn founded Peter Laburn International in 1991 to drive enduring and positive change in the South African corporate world during a pivotal political and social transition. He has a track record of over 100 clients across four continents, including prominent South African insurance companies. In 2007, he established the Lead with Humanity network, that connects leaders from diverse backgrounds to their purpose, and lead and live with authenticity and humanity. Pete’s extensive career and humanity-focused leadership work are captured in his first book, Leading with Humanity.
Niël Steinmann is a specialist business consultant and registered Industrial Psychologist. He has invested more than a quarter century studying mentoring, coaching and leadership development. In 1999 he founded People’s Dynamic Development, a management consultancy that utilises African analogies to develop people and organisations to increase their performance capacity significantly. Niël is the author of Fundamentals for Effective Mentoring: Raising Giant Killers which received international recognition and endorsements from prominent and renowned leadership consultant Dr Ken Blanchard.
Dr Rean du Plessis (PhD) is a dedicated catalyst for growth and development in executive leaders, their teams, and their organisations. A seasoned executive coach, facilitator, and organisational psychologist, Rean has left his mark on leaders and organisations worldwide. He has held a directorial role at one of South Africa’s largest coaching firms, affiliated with The Global Coaching Partnership, and has notably spearheaded his own successful company. Rean has been distinguished with the prestigious Da Vinci Mandala Research Award for his innovative application of systems thinking principles in his doctoral dissertation.
Prof Phinda Madi is a South African-based businessman, author, management consultant, speaker, and academic with three decades of experience. As a corporate lawyer, he chairs and founded Madi Investments, a diversified investments holding company, and Mkhandela Capital, a hedge fund. He’s also a founding member of the SA Black Economic Empowerment Commission. Prof Madi has held director positions at JSE-listed companies like The Spar Group, Nampak Group, Illovo Sugar, Sovereign Foods Limited, and the Automobile Association of South Africa. He served as a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University Business School from 2000 to 2008 and was appointed Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg Business School in 2018.