Experience

  • Online English Teacher (Remote position)

    at Classtalk, Shenzen, China

    March 2019 - October 2019

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Teaching English online on various vitual platforms to classrooms of 50+ students of schools across China. Creating lessons in support of each school's English textbooks and in line with the Chinese National College Entrance Examination.

  • Trainer/Facilitator (contract work)

    at Nelson Mandela University Business School

    February 2012 - November 2012

    Eastern Cape

    Facilitated the Emotional and Cultural Intelligence course to business professionals and corporate teams.

  • Partner in Management Consultancy

    at Lore Consulting

    August 2005 - February 2008

    Eastern Cape

    Co-partner in a small organisational development consultancy aimed at improving human coordination to enhance business objectives. One of its projects assisted a long-term client, Eskom Southern Region (Eastern Cape), in improving work coordination and communication across a production pipeline involving several departments, their managers and their staff. This increased their key performance indicators by 20% in 6 months.

  • Management Consultant (contract work)

    at Denmar Truck and Driver

    March 2005 - June 2005

    Gauteng

    Managing, developing and coaching effective communication among staff, aimed at building relationships and addressing past failures. Reporting, evaluating and monitoring operational changes in terms productivity, and investigating staff dissatisfaction.

  • Facilitator (contract work)

    at Open Ltd

    February 2005 - March 2005

    Eastern Cape

    Contractual work in corporate research, design and co-facilitation of workshops aimed at maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in management styles and staff performance.

  • English Second Language (ESL) Teacher

    at Various Taiwanese kindergartens and language schools

    February 2002 - July 2004

    Taiwan

    Coached and taught Taiwanese of all ages in communicative English with special emphasis on western culture and social dynamics. Range of students were from kindergartens, language schools, businesses, schools to Taiwanese teachers.

  • Lecturer/ Student Counsellor

    at Boston Business College

    January 2001 - December 2001

    Eastern Cape

    Lectured Business English and Human Resources. Facilitated all Emotional Intelligence Development workshops. Responsibilities included career counselling, student counselling, marketing, student evaluations and developing student extra-curriculum activities.

Education

  • Practical Copy-editing and Proofreading Course

    at South African Writers’ College

    2018 - 2018 (1 year)

  • Teaching English as Foreign Language certificate

    at Cape Town TEFL Institute

    2001 - 2001 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • BA Honours Degree in Psychology cum laude

    at Stellenbosch University

    2000 - 2000 (1 year) Province of the Western Cape

  • BA Degree in Psychology, Social Work and Religious Studies

    at Stellenbosch University

    1997 - 1999 (2 years) Province of the Western Cape

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Native

Hives