As renowned trainer, speaker and consultant, Derek has twenty years’ experience and have worked in South Africa, Austria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Mauritius, Ghana, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Maldives and Malaysia.
He specialises in the training of executive teams and is mostly contracted to train Board Members, EXCO teams and senior managers. Derek trains in the vicinity of 3000 highly satisfied customers per year and over the past 20-years has worked with more than 170 companies and has trained more than 50 000 participants in various work sessions.
In consulting Derek has undertaken a myriad of projects, but holds highest acclaim for his work in the development, implementation and measurement of organisational strategy.
Academically Derek holds tertiary and post graduate qualifications in the fields of Business Administration, Labour Relations & Law; Training & Development; Facilitation Skills; and Group Process Consultation.
He plays a leading role in the occupational training industry as the founding member and first elected president of the Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA), who is the leading association within the professional training arena in the Southern Africa Development Countries (SADC) region.
As a well-respected presenter and motivational speaker, his lively and inspirational presentations have inspired many top business people and government executives to take action.
Derek regularly publishes articles in the field of Strategic Leadership and Strategy Development and has appeared in various television talk shows as a quest member. His current book “Wizard of Org – The Art of Leadership and Practice of Management” is due to be published in 2015.
He was the creator of various International events. Some of these were, ‘The Robben Island Diversity Experience ’, ‘The National Diversity Indaba’, ‘The Annual ‘Batho Pele’ Indaba’, ‘SA’s Top Gurus’, and many others.
Strategy Development Specialist...
As consultant, Derek specialises in the field of strategy development, implementation and measurement. He offers comprehensive services in this regard and has worked with a myriad of clients internationally, including high level strategy development within the public, private and non-profit sectors. His process is scientific and methodological which ensures a clear translation process from strategic thinking to operational action.
In terms of consulting, Derek offers two programmes, namely:
Executive Trainer in Strategic Leadership...
Keynote Speaker on Strategic Leadership...
Click on the 'About Derek' tab to view a complete and alphabetical list of the customer companies who have used him for training workshops, conference seminars and consulting projects, mostly in the field of organisational strategy development, implementation and measurement, and strategic leadership programmes.
Currently he will only accept strategy development, implementation and measurement projects , and will no longer engage in consulting work outside this area of specialisation.
“He demonstrated mastery of the subject matter; open to questions and was extremely motivational.”
Chroiel Mshana (Civil & Project Engineer) – September 2014
Tanga Cement, Tanzania
“Very motivational, funny & realistic. It was a wonderful encounter, full of new experiences and highly educative.”
Juliana Mhimbira (Branch Manager) – August 2014
CRDB Bank – Tanzania
“I rate Derek as the best trainer I’ve experienced so far. All trainers are good, but Derek puts emphasis on his practical experience.”
Mak Sambo (ICT Manager) – June 2014
CDH Investment Bank – Blantyre, Malawi
“It was an inspiring workshop. No doubt, one of the best I have ever attended.”
Abdulaziz Alsaadoun (Corporate Governance Manager) – March 2014
Takween – Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
“Highly relevant content and presentation.”
Sebetlela Sebetlela (Chairman of the Board) – February 2014
“Absolutely great. Please let him come again.”
Thomson Njewa – January 2014
“A wonderful presenter.”
Prof. Shaban Mlacha (Deputy Vice Chancellor) – December 2013
LAPF Board of Directors, Tanzania
“Derek’s workshop is one of the best training sessions that I have ever attended.”
Shahid Sohail Khan (OD Manager) – October 2013
MEPCO – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
“His ability to relate theory to practice is fantastic.”
Robert Tomu (Head of IT) – September 2013
NMB Bank LTD, Harare, Zimbabwe
“The guy is great! Energetic and knows his stuff.”
Doc Lukhele (COO) – August 2013
Pretoria, South Africa
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