About Marliese


Marliese Berndt

Marliese qualified as a social worker. After 10 years in the field, and 3 years in private practice, she decided to focus on community development projects in which she facilitated or led change through participation and consultation.  She has been involved in this for 15 years.

Leadership training and development for individuals and teams within organisations had become her primary focus as this led to enhanced organisational effectiveness – resulting in a more meaningful impact in the community.

Marliese is an active student and believes in continued professional development in order to offer the newest and most relevant leadership training to her clients.  She has obtained various leadership training and development qualifications from the University Stellenbosch Business School – culminating in receiving a Cum Laude and Top Student Award for her achievement in the Post Graduate Diploma Leadership Development (2015).  Marliese also holds a Cum Laude qualification in Coaching for Performance from the University Stellenbosch Business School. 

About Sonell



Sonell is a seasoned Human Resources generalist with more than fourteen years experience mostly within the Manufacturing Industry.  During her career she gained experience in all HR disciplines ranging from industrial relations, recruitment and selection, performance management, training and management development.  In her capacity as Human Resources Manager she gained experience in leading teams and understanding the complex challenges leaders at various levels are facing in the modern day business context. 
Sonell’s passion lies in assisting leaders in developing their interpersonal skills and finding their authentic leadership identity. She is passionate about being a thinking partner for executive, emerging and transformational leaders through a process of coaching and co-discovery. She believes in following a structured and solutionist approach, influenced by positive psychology.   
In 2015 she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development at Stellenbosch University, graduating Cum Laude.  In 2014 she obtained qualification in Coaching for Performance (Cum Laude) from USB. She also holds a (BA) Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University. Sonell is currently busy with her MPhil in Management Coaching. 

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