STRATEGY & EXECUTION

A budding entrepreneur wanted to create an investment company focused on Africa with a triple-bottom line. We helped him define and shape the vision, as well as the values and behaviours he wanted to stand for and demonstrate. We then measured some of the target...

TEAM ACQUISITION

A financial institution was in trouble and we were contacted by a member of the team to look at options. Within the space of a week, every member of the team was profiled, identifying their skills, capabilities, aspirations and team fit. We worked out a number of...

CO-FOUNDER DYNAMICS

Behind any successful venture is the dynamics of the people. In this particular case, there were three individuals who came together to form a new investment company. On the face of it, they shared a common vision and belief system, but coming together and delivering...

CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP

A family business with a franchise partner had a challenge – they had to replace the Managing Director with immediate effect. Failure to do so could result in them losing their business relationship with the franchise partner, which would have a big impact on their...

SCALING & TEAM DYNAMICS

Transitioning a business for growth always presents its challenges and oftentimes, the alignment of the people and transformation of the culture is key. In this particular case, a family business was sold to a private equity partner to expand the business and...

WATER PROJECTS IN AFRICA

On a trip to Kenya, we were faced with a village that required access to clean water. Their wish was to have water, to grow crop that would in turn provide them with the money to educate the boys and the girls of the community (traditionally only the boys were...

SPOTTING ROGUES & IMPOSTORS

As human beings, when someone is recommended to us by someone we trust, a part of our radar can be dampened. Furthermore, when under time pressure and with an urgent need to deliver, some could be tempted to just get the job done. Thankfully, we don’t operate in this...