What are we up to?

Book of the week: We are reading “Bringing out the best in everyone you coach” by Ginger Lapid-Bogda. Movie of the week: Jack Reacher. Reason: Expect the unexpected and have a plan E… New programme: Pursuit of passion. Don’t “flat-line”, rather have “wow” moments. Song of the week: “All I … Continue reading

This week at PAC

Book of the week: We are reading “Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders” by David Kantor Movie of the week: Coach Carter Reason: Innovative coaching with a positive end in mind Song of the week: “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven Campaigns: FOCUS: in its 2nd phase…new champions … Continue reading

Telephone Etiquette

A good read on Telephone Etiquette by Hanrie Hill Telephone Etiquette should be a compulsory subject at school level. It is one of the most frustrating things to try and talk to someone on the phone who: Does not listen. Eats, yawns or sneezes. Speaks too softly or “swallows” their … Continue reading

“Spirit of Ubuntu”

Pro-Active Communications is embracing the “Spirit of Ubuntu” with BIBC Martin Luther King Jr said: “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be…” … Continue reading

Individual Coaching

Hanrie Hill has been my coach for the past year. I have found Hanrie’s coaching instrumental in my development as well as my ability to successfully manage my branch. Hanrie has a natural approach focusing on that which is relevant at the time, whether it is work related or of … Continue reading

Hanrie Hill praat – Kommunikasie

  Kommunikasie: Verwarring en verdwaling in vertaling Hoekom is kommunikasie so ingewikkeld? As ons dit ontleed: ons kommunikeer elke dag, gemiddeld tussen 160 en 200 woorde per minuut. Met tye meer, veral as ons rooi in die nek word. ‘n Mens sal veralgemeen, omdat ons dit heeldag doen, behoort kommunikasie … Continue reading

Enneagram Team Interventions

How Productive & Effective is your Team? Does your team understand each other’s diversity and strength? What is your team’s “flavour”, and how do you enhance it? Enneagram Pro-Active Communications has celebrated huge successes with Enneagram Team Intervention. It is a one day workshop with an optional follow-up half day … Continue reading

The Road to Riches…

An interesting article “Eight steps to becoming wealthy in every sense of the word.” By Dharmesh Shah. This article has also been published in Entrepreneur Magazine for November 2014. The Road to Riches……….. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-become-a-millionaire-in-8-simple-steps-2014-7   … Continue reading

Enneagram Workshop

“The Enneagram is a geometric figure that maps out the nine fundamental personality types of human nature, their core motivations and how the types interact with each other.” Riso & Hudson Come and experience what the Enneagram can do for your personal growth and in achieving your objectives in life. … Continue reading

Skype a Coach!

Why the need to Skype a Coach: Do you feel stuck in life, your career, or your relationships? Do you need to move to the next level in business? Do you feel that there should be more to life? In the privacy of your own home or office you can … Continue reading

Get Your Mojo Back

Once in a while we all need to check our Mojo-meter…   Low Mojo Symptoms: Losing the golden touch in keeping clients. Losing the golden touch in building relationships. Regular low success rate. Low energy level at work or home.   We have the cure… This is a one-day interactive … Continue reading

Management Skills for First Time Managers

Introduction: The transformation from an individual contributor to a manager can be a big shift. According to a Future Workplace study (http://workplacetrends.com/the-multi-generational-leadership-study/), 83% of surveyed respondents said they have Millennial managers in their office, but nearly half of the older generations believed Millennials were ill-equipped to manage a team. 44% … Continue reading

SABC2 Fokus Interview

Strategy of positive communication “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” ~James Humes~ Here is what Hanrie Fridjhon had to say about the strategy of positive communication for the City of Cape Town. Transcription: “Fokus wou van ‘n Kaapse kommunikasie spesialis, Hanrie Fridjhon, hoor of die Stad Kaapstad hulle … Continue reading

Professionalism in Conversation

Professional Telephone Skills In 2013, Hanrie Fridjhon (then Hill), wrote an interesting article on professional telephone skills for the Die Burger Newspaper – Talent. When  it comes to being professional when talking to a customer or client over the telephone, there are certain words or sentences which are described as … Continue reading

Hanrie Fridjhon talks – Ageing

Ageing Ageing… a swear word?   For most of us women, ageing is a nasty word. It is a curse, the inevitable cost of youth. In business, youth replaces senior age. People retire earlier; they make way for hungrier, more energetic, fast-paced go-getters. The world is changing and the younger … Continue reading

Hanrie Fridjhon talks – Letting go

  “You can only lose what you cling to” Buddha Letting go I have a picture in my head of letting go… I see a hand slipping out of another hand… moving forward with confidence, maybe not yet with competence, but knowing that it can be done. Why is it … Continue reading

Kylie Janssens - Pro-Active Communications

Kylie Janssens

Kylie is a learning and development specialist. She is respected for her 20 years work in skills development and training, in both the public and corporate sectors. She brings excellence in strategic and project management, facilitation, coaching and mentoring, materials development and assessment design. She obtained her BA Education and … Continue reading

Kirvan Goliath - Pro-Active Communications

Kirvan Goliath

Kirvan completed his Diploma in Theology through the Nazarene Theological College in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, with a special focus on Philosophy, Psychology, World History and Sociology. His professional certificates include: Coach/Train the Learner, Assessor Certificate, Moderator Certificate and Legal Liability, and has currently registered with UNISA for a qualification in Industrial … Continue reading

Suzaan de Stadler - Pro-Active Communications

Suzaan de Stadler

Suzaan completed her BComm (Psychology) Honours degree through the University of Stellenbosch, and is a registered Psychometrist (Independent Practice) with the HPCSA. She has gained extensive Human Resources and Labour Relations consulting experience in various industries including retail, security, manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, and the ever-growing IT industry. She has worked … Continue reading

Virtual Intelligence

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Leon C. Megginson The “new normal” has become just normal. Most of us have adapted to working remotely. The skills to navigate the virtual … Continue reading

2020 – End of Year Reflection

  Time to say Goodbye 2020 End of Year Reflection The year 2020 has been a year that went from Dragons and Despair to Dandelions and Dawns. Two quotes that summarise the year for me: “The only way to catch your breath, is to lose it completely” Taylor Knott Gregson … Continue reading

Virtual Presence

Virtual Presence Are you aware that you appear “mid head”, “nostrils only”, or “chin down” on camera? The virtual business world is becoming the future. You connect on screens, influencing – negotiating – instructing – communicating. What does your virtual presence say about you? Are you even aware that you … Continue reading

Brenda Scott - Pro-Active Communications

Brenda Scott

Brenda is an experienced teacher, facilitator and coach. She has a BA degree from the University of KZN and a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Secondary Education from University of Cape Town. Brenda is an accredited Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Enneagram Practitioner and Services SETA Assessor. She has 15 years … Continue reading

Communication – A Neanderthals vs. Cro-Magnon

Communication A Neanderthals versus Cro-Magnon – A Key to Success A long long time ago, in a land far away (in what is now called Europe, but then was called ‘here’ in the local dialect), some Cro-Magnon type hunter gatherers, loping along in search of a juicy piglet, came across … Continue reading

Bite Size Zoom Sessions

How do you help your employees to stay focussed and motivated in these uncertain times? Life is challenging. Working from home can cause even more uncertainty, anxiety, depression, and even anger. Companies need to tighten their belts, and at the same time enable employees to keep their MOJO. Work-life balance … Continue reading

How To Be Human In An Epidemic

A while back I wrote an article ‘How to be human in the 4th Industrial Revolution’. In these Tolkien/Steven King times, I want to add to that. Not because I believe I know the answers… I don’t even know the question. I am no more equipped than anyone else – … Continue reading

How To Be Human

Fourth Industrial Revolution. VUCA… Is it only me that feels bewildered, slightly confused, anxious and increasingly bored with all the doom and gloom that is happening in the world? Every day there is a new leadership theory, royal conspiracies, complex coaching models that we are exposed to. Amidst all the … Continue reading