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A TRIBE OF PASSIONATE, TALENTED AND COMMITTED
INDIVIDUALS WITH A LOVE FOR PEOPLE AND AFRICA
A TRIBE OF PASSIONATE,
TALENTED AND COMMITTED
INDIVIDUALS WITH
A LOVE FOR PEOPLE AND AFRICA

OUR TRIBE

JP has a unique and progressive approach to the concept of Team. We call it the JP Tribe: a hand-picked tribe of professional, experienced, versatile and sincere people who are passionate and determined to ‘make an impact’ within and through JP.  Our Tribe comprises permanent team members who form our stable and dependable backbone. While, bringing flexibility, breadth and depth to our Tribe are our JP Partners: individuals and organisations that we know, trust and respect; who bring complementary and often specialist knowledge, wisdom and skill.

 

OUR LEADERSHIP

CLIFFORD

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am a clinical psychologist, and I value the opportunity to combine my insight into human behaviour with business experience. I help businesses understand how employees are likely to operate throughout the employee life cycle/human resources value chain. This is achieved through using tools and language that is easy to understand and relate to within corporate environments.

What do you need to know about me?
I am passionate about my family, the JP Tribe and communities that I engage with, especially the disadvantaged. Integrity, Fairness, Trust and a deep belief in God are core to who I am and how I live my life.

Words the team use to describe me?
A father figure, wise, focussed and serious , somewhat of a perfectionist. Someone who is able to balance personal and business life, which can at times be conflicting priorities. Very professional approach and style. 

Who or what is your source of inspiration?
Phrases/quotations/words of wisdom that come at the right time!(they just hit the right spot at the right time)

KAREN

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am one of the Founding Members of JP and tend to work (and play) across the assessment, solutions and leadership areas of the business. I am mostly drawn on at the ‘idea generation’ and ‘design’ phases of new projects and product/system development. I am excited by initiatives that utilise me as a ‘change initiator’ , be it through redesigning a process, mobilising a team or facilitating growth within an individual.

What do you need to know about me?
I am energetic and passionate about life, nature, people (especially my family and children) and the JP Tribe. I am a psychologist at heart, attracted to the mental stimulation and variety offered within the world of business, and I have a keen interest in and love for Africa, nature and the more esoteric aspects of life.

Words the team use to describe me?
Passionate, caring and nurturing, committed, creative, energetic, spontaneous (or even chaotic), eclectic, fun, down to earth, strong willed (or stubborn), ethical and direct/ honest 

Who or what is your source of inspiration?
The wonder of nature and ‘creation’ … be it experiencing my children grow, watching an ant carry a leaf 8x its size or being part of a team generating new ideas/gaining new insight.

DARREN

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am passionate about working with Business Leaders to find innovative ways to improve their team or company’s performance. Working with Leaders and their teams to improve their ability to lead and deliver their strategy is my game! 

What do you need to know about me?
We know that businesses need to continuously adapt and change for them to grow. This is only possible through Leaders who have clarity of direction, and with teams that are fully aligned and committed to their goals. I enjoy working with Leaders and teams that are striving to grow themselves, their teams, and their businesses. I believe there is value in keeping things simple and pragmatic – Leaders should focus their energy on tackling the big challenges that enable exponential growth or improvement.  What I like most is to see the people I work with and their businesses succeed, and to work with Leaders who want to be better Leaders. What I hate most is wasted opportunities, and not having the courage to make bold decisions and take decisive action.

Words the team use to describe me?
Grounded and clear, personable, hard-working and focussed. Strong-willed, listens more and says less. I could be a little more creative, but I work with an awesome bunch of people that help me keep things exciting! 

Who or what is your source of inspiration?
My beautiful, caring and supportive wife and my daughter’s excitement to see me after working away from home. Being with family, in quiet places, outside…the bush, the mountains, and the sea… early morning running and cycling – being healthy and fit 

RASHIDA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?I am a Clinical Psychologist and have spent most of my career with Joint Prosperity. I am passionate about adding value to our business, my clients and any individual whose life I have the opportunity of touching. I aim to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of my clients and tailor our solutions to suite their unique needs. By combining my psychology background and my business knowledge I am able to assist my clients to identify, retain and develop their resources, as well as to enable individuals to connect with their key strengths and see their developmental areas as opportunities for unlimited growth. This has resulted in me obtaining a registration as a coach, which enables me to empower others to achieve their true potential.

What do you need to know about me?
I  have a very strong work ethic…I take my work seriously and set very high standards for myself and others. Relationships are very important to me and I would like the opportunity to build meaningful connections with my colleagues and clients; characterised by respect and kindness. I love life and would like to experience, explore and share everything that it has to offer. I am excited about possibilities and opportunities and am constantly seeking to achieve, grow and develop both personally and professionally. 

Words the team use to describe me?
Driven, focused, reliable, kind hearted, caring, genuine, outspoken, opportunistic.

Who or what is your source of inspiration?
I am less interested in the questions that have definite answers and prefer those questions that can never be answered.

JEN

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
My expertise is in the field of organisational effectiveness, change management and leadership development. I started my career with Deloitte Consulting where I spent 9 great years and then moved to the UK, working in consulting with PwC where I had the opportunity to work with large multinational clients across Europe and the UK before moving to one of my clients, Barclays and then De Beers as Group Head of Organisation Effectiveness and Talent. On returning to SA ten years later, I joined Standard Bank Group as Group Head of Talent and Organisational Capability, where I first encountered Joint Prosperity.

 

What do you need to know about me?My passion is working with teams and leaders as they change and grow their businesses, themselves and those they lead. My aim is to help people think strategically, engage in meaningful conversations, reflection and inquiry, and importantly, translate that into action that leads to sustainable change whether personally or organisationally.

 

Words the team use to describe me
Mmmm – I think as someone with a desire to really make a significant difference and highly driven to deliver to my clients; is open to ideas, and likes to find new ways of doing things. Probably also as a workaholic, but striving for work-life balance. 

Who or what is my source of inspiration?|
I have had the great fortune of meeting so many people who have inspired me both at home and in the workplace.

SALLY

Over my 20-year career, I have provided organisations across industries with expert advice and delivered professional services in relation to assessments, recruitment and selection, employee engagement, position profiling and job grading; leadership development, talent management and retention; performance management and career/succession planning. I spent 8 years as the Human Capital Consulting Manager at the listed Company, Adcorp Talent Resourcing, and later co-founded and acted as the Managing Member of The Assessment Toolbox, providing Human Capital Consulting and Psychometric Assessment Services to organisations across South Africa, a position I held for 9 years. I have worked across industry sectors, including listed and international organisations in the motor, mining, financial services, information technology, professional services, engineering, manufacturing, and retail industries, as well as for state-owned and public sector organisations. Sally has completed an MA (Industrial and Organisational Psychology) and is registered as an Industrial Psychologist with the HPCSA.

SHANTA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I have many years of operations management experience within the corporate environment. My focus is to ensure that JP operations runs efficiently, have streamlined processes and ensure that we work optimally to provide our clients with the best possible customer experience.

What do you need to know about me?
My family is very important to me and I need a work environment that respects and supports work/life balance. I am loyal, hardworking, reliable and honest which has earned me the respect of many of those that I have worked with. I love to read when I find time, build large puzzles, bake and spending holidays on the beach.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Quiet, calm, helpful, caring.

My source of inspiration.
My Family. My mum who showed me the positive impact a beautiful soul can have on so many lives. My loyal husband and my beautiful children who taught me the meaning of unconditional love.

RENÉ

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am passionate about partnering with individuals and organisations to achieve their aspirations. Equipped with a MA in Industrial Psychology and a MDP (Henley Business School) I bring a mature understanding of people and organisations in a dynamic context. Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams on large-scale ERP, organisational change and people development projects over the past 2 decades, has gifted me with a nuanced understanding of the impact of transformation on people in an organisational context. Moreover, working across various industries including manufacturing, financial services and pharmaceuticals has provide me with unique insights to both the challenges and opportunities within diverse sectors.

I am drawn to projects and processes involving change and unlocking hidden potential. Coaching provides a magnificent opportunity for self-reflection and transformation. Consequently I am currently exploring coaching as a means to evoke meaningful, sustainable change.

What do you need to know about me?
I have been around the block, sharing both the laughter, love and challenges that come with living. These experiences have resulted in a deeper reflective perspective, a respect for people, their tenacity and the adaptability of the human spirit. I invest deeply in relationships, especially with my close family and friends. I believe in setting and achieving aspirational goals that reflect the whole person, and I am up for a challenge that demands creative problem solving coupled with a high work ethic to make it happen.

I also like to have fun!

Words the team uses to describe me?
Care deeply about people/humanity
Invested
Good listener
Driven
Curious
Passionate
Creative
Fun

My source of inspiration.
My magnificent family makes life worth living everyday. Their insights and feedback hold me accountable to our values and principles. Their humour and belly-laughs add soul and purpose to living. Their love and kindness is gracious and overwhelming. I am profoundly grateful.

JUSTIN

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am passionate about efficiency. My proficiency lies in driving teams through the development and implementation of financial procedures and systems while establishing effective processes to drive business success. I have the ability to supervise corporate financial and budgetary development, along with my expertise in developing and introducing new policies and procedures to optimize departmental efficiency and productivity.

What do you need to know about me?

My moto is “work smarter, not harder”, and I think the encapsulates how I like to go about my work, using out the box thinking to make repetitive or tedious tasks easier. I hold myself to a high level of integrity and have high standards for my work ethic.

When I am not wearing my financial hat, you can find me in the kitchen letting my creativity out, either practicing a new recipe or baking up a storm.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Hard working, Strong willed, Stern, Level headed, Rational, Problem Solver, Helpful, Reliable, Kind.

My source of inspiration.

It has to be my Dad. From a young age, he set the best example of what it means to be a hard worker and put your family first. He provided guidance, wisdom and understanding when I needed it most. He taught me to think rationally and natured my analytical mind. I wouldn’t be the man I am without him.

OUR CONSULTANTS

 

AMY

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am a qualified Psychometrist, with experience in corporate as well as educational assessments. In addition, I have experience in account management, which has further expanded my insight and knowledge in terms of the business management aspect of assessments, together with fostering professional and respectful relationships with clients and customers.

I am not only passionate about ensuring that my clients receive professional services, but that such services help them develop and better understand themselves; enhancing their capabilities to perform optimally in their respective work environments.

What do you need to know about me?
I am very meticulous and detailed-orientated when it comes to my work. I also strive to ensure that any client/customer that I deal with receives my best effort, all the time. I endeavour to always improve myself by acquiring more skills and accepting challenges through which I will develop a more complete understanding of my working environment.

Personally, I love animals and I am constantly in awe of the beauty of God’s natural creation. I also enjoy travelling and experiencing life in other parts of our beautiful world.  

My family (“ohana”), whom I love fiercely, are my greatest blessing and I thank God for them every day.

Words the team use to describe me?
Reserved, focused, diligent, compassionate, professional.

If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
God, my family, music… and Pinterest

 

 

ANISHA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
My passion is to work with Business Leaders who are serious about transforming their organisations through building a company’s culture in a way that empowers the organisation to thrive through its people and teams. I truly believe that leadership is not about being in charge but rather about taking care of those in your charge so that they are happy and emotionally healthy. This does not mean that leaders need to be soft on their people, rather, leaders need to be humble, demanding and ignite curiosity. A thriving organisation is one where the values spiral into everything that is done and where there is meaning and purpose behind the work.

What do you need to know about me?
As an innovative, practical, solutions driven individual, I adopt an engaging approach to enabling business change. I believe each organisation is as unique as the individuals that make it operate, hence one-size-fits-all solutions would never deliver the return on investment anticipated. I am thus resolute on the co-creation of solutions and ensuring that solutions implemented are sustainable in-house.

I am a registered Industrial Psychologist, holding a BA, BA(Hons) and MA in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA through Henley Business School. I have built my career over the last 14 years working in various industries, specifically financial services, travel and education. I have also successfully built and managed my own private practice, Unnati Consulting. Over my years in Corporate and in Consulting, I have developed deep expertise in talent and performance management and leadership development.

Prior to joining Joint Prosperity, I was the Chief Human Capital Executive at Fundi. My contribution at Fundi was my work with the CEO in designing and implementing a turnaround strategy for the organisation. In my capacity at Fundi, I successfully led an organisational restructure, designed and implemented a culture transformation process to drive high performance through innovation and collaboration, and establish a Learning and Development Academy.

Words the team use to describe me?
Inspiring, loyal, value-led, quietly confident, strategic, creative, hungry for growth, caring and a confidant to many.

If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
Have I served to connect, grow and positively touch and inspire others to thrive?

 

 

CARA

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
Having spent my entire career as an industrial psychologist in consulting, I have been involved in strategic work, such as the development of end-to-end assessment strategy solutions in line with organisational strategy, budget and best practice principles. As well as operational work, such as conducting feedback, developing role plays/SJTs, interviews and assessment centers. My committed and organised approach to work means that my colleagues and clients can rely on me to deliver quality work that should help the organisation make best use of their talent and that help the individual create deeper self-insight.

What do you need to know about me?
I am highly committed to my work and supporting my clients, colleagues and company in any way I can. I’m equally committed to my dogs, good food, mountain biking and laughing. I want to keep pouring into other people’s lives and know that I need to make sure that my own cup is full enough to do so sustainably. I want to leave this world one day knowing that I tried to make a difference/had a positive impact, even if it is a small one.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Energetic, organised, helpful, committed, kind, funny, reliable, authentic, positive, observant.

My source of inspiration.
Find inspiration in the ordinary, joy in the mundane and meaning in the hardships. You can’t choose what happens to you in life, but you can choose how you respond to it. I’m grounded through my faith and believe that we are here to create meaning and value. I know that the bad times shape us and the good times energise us. To quote a random Pinterest picture: “This too shall pass. When things are bad, remember: It won’t always be this way. Take one day at a time. When things are good, remember: It won’t always be this way. Enjoy every great moment.” Make an in impact where you are, whether you are currently in a good space or not.  

DELICIA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
A postgraduate qualification in Industrial Psychology and over 15 years of corporate experience in Human Resource Management. Experience in driving organisational effectiveness through the development and implementation of various HR strategies, including performance and talent management, process and organisational development, training and facilitation, coaching, employee engagement and change management initiatives. I am passionate about partnering with Leadership teams to provide insightful, business-savvy HR Solutions in tune to business needs.

What do you need to know about me?
I am energetic, passionate and have a strong work ethic. I strive for the best results through teamwork, collaboration, discipline and focus. I believe in lifelong learning and I look for opportunities to enhance my own and others’ personal growth.

JULIA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
As an experienced Psychometrist who is passionate about people, I am committed to using psychometric assessments to find the best fit between organizations and individuals whilst facilitating the personal growth and development of candidates. I enjoy collaborating with clients to understand their unique needs and believe that my exposure to a variety of roles within a broad range of industries has provided me with invaluable insight as well as the knowledge required to make accurate and well-informed recommendations. I am highly organized and service-oriented and always endeavor to exceed expectations.

What do you need to know about me?
I am a fun-loving person who values quality time spent with my family and friends. I derive great pleasure from making a difference in the lives of others in the work that I do and strive to do my best with every challenge or task placed in front of me. I can sometimes put too much pressure on myself to attain perfection but perform well in demanding situations and deliver results on time and in line with my standards.

Words the team use to describe me?
Professional, conscientious, eloquent, reliable, determined, objective and loyal.

Who or what is your source of inspiration?
I am inspired by the human spirit and the ability to thrive in the face of adversity. I strive to add value to this world and the people I come across through my actions, words and attitude.

 

 

GILLIAN

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I am registered Industrial Psychologist as well as an accredited (NLP) Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Traumatic Incident Reduction practitioner.

What do you need to know about me?
I have worked extensively in the field of assessment and development, from assessment of competencies and learning potential, high level executive assessments, to development of talent through coaching and accelerated development programmes. I have designed and facilitated a number of customized training programmes and bring experience in the areas of assessment, coaching, counselling, career development, medico-legal reporting and trauma debriefing.

Words the team use to describe me?
A little too reflective, reserved and introspective, but a deep thinker, passionate and sensitive.

My source of inspiration.
I am inspired by the limitless potential I see in people, particularly when given a little direction and support. 

KGOMOTSO

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
The value that I add to JP is that I am passionate about what I do with regards to assessments, I am a “doer” and quality orientated, though not creative but able to implement other’s creative ideas. I am helping to provide service to our clients through the JP consulting role that I perform.
What do you need to know about me?
Though I am a bit of a “softy”, do not try and take advantage of that. I am warm hearted, loving and always willing to help others.
Words the team use to describe me?
My team members describe me as a nurturer, warm, caring and “nagging”.
If you needed and answer to a question, what would it be?
Why would people take advantage of others, especially when you are trying your best to help them???

LIZE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am a Cape Town based consultant who brings passion and energy to my life, work and those around me.  My corporate experience brings value to the discussions engagements with candidates and clients.
What do you need to know about me?
I truly enjoy the gift of giving to others and exploring their value and potential.  It is a privilege to be able to make a difference and helping others to understand their contributions and where possible, enlighten people to possibilities or connect them with opportunities.
Words the team use to describe me?
Dynamic, passionate, gregarious, fun-loving, big heart and motivational.
If you could get the answer to one question, what would it be?
There are so many many questions to ask.  I have a wide interest in so many things.  If there is one person I would like to sit down with and just talk about everything, it would be Leonardo da Vinci.  Actually, it’s a close call between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.  Too many questions… I think it’s a good thing.

MPHO

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
My background in Industrial and Organisational Psychology aligns with my natural love for people, my passion for human growth, both at a professional and individual level. I started my career in recruitment and assessments, which involves matching the organisational needs with human capabilities. This is a two way development value that directs the broader employee life cycle with the organisational life cycle. My passion for talent and people development is more of a calling than a career.

What do you need to know about me?
I love life and only connect through my soul. I am inspired by nature, every aspect of it – being the visible and the invisible life.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Compassionate
Full of life
Inspirational
A combination of patience + kindness + loving + open minded and open hearted.

My source of inspiration.
The Sun, The Moon, The Night, The Day and life as it shows itself on a daily basis.

PATIENCE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
My passion has always been to understand what makes people tick. As an Industrial Psychologist I get to have conversations with diverse individuals and help them to understand how they can leverage their strengths to fulfil their career aspirations. I get to help organisations shape their people practices to create more effective organisations. By aligning what the organisation is looking for in terms of a potential employee with the value an individual believes they can bring, we help create sustainable organisations. The experience I have gained in corporate organisations across different disciplines helps me to engage individuals in a way that resonates with them, as I can attest to having been on the ‘other side’.

What do you need to know about me?
My faith grounds me – I am a driven person – passionate about family and passionate about work. When I am not at work I like to explore my creative passions – I love to surround myself with beautiful things, amazing food and exploring new places.

Words the team use to describe me
Professional, direct (sometimes maybe too direct), helpful, enthusiastic, organised, eager to learn, ‘motherly’.

If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
Have I really made a meaningful difference in the lives of the individuals whose paths I have crossed and in doing so have I lived life?

REFELOE

 

What is the value that I add to JP/Area of Specialisation?

An Industrial Psychologist, with a colourful and interesting military background, which highlights the true definition of variety within the JP tribe. Committed to bringing pace, structure and authenticity in the work environment, I place emphasis on having meaningful and worthy conversations with clients and business leaders. While in addition, ensuring that the true potential of individuals are realised and value is added within the work environment and beyond.

What do you need to know about me?

I am a passionate, dedicated and striving person who is determined to achieve only the best in life. An individual who is highly persevering, yet in a constant quest for self-improvement – ‘settling is never an option’. I value honest conversations and believe in building and motivating others.

Words that the team use to describe me

Organised. Detailed and reflective with some surprising elements. Serious and comfortable in own skin (perhaps too serious at times), with perfectionistic tendencies and a ‘little’ hard on self.

Source of inspiration

My source of inspiration and moral compass is centred around my family and religious observations. I’m very grounded by my upbringing and life experiences. I value meaningful encounters with others and believe that all situations present a learning opportunity that persists until seized.

REINETTE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I love people and more so – I love finding solutions to make it easier for people in a work context. I am friendly, compassionate and always keep a sense of humour! It helps me to be able to laugh at the world and at myself – it keeps my mind clear and my approach fresh.
  What do you need to know about me?
I am a SHARKS fan and I enjoy the exercise bike – especially when my favourite Soap is on television☺.

Words the team use to describe me?
Funny, colourful and determined.
If you wrote your biography what would be the title and why?
“In search of the light side of life”- I tend to be quite pensive at times as I worry about people and things in the world…. I need to lighten up sometimes and find the lighter side of life – although the man in my life and our two boys help me to keep my sense of humour and to remain sane.

ROMY

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
As an Industrial Psychologist and consultant for JP, I bring positivity to the team, am full of energy and I am able to go the extra mile for whom ever needs assistance. I am passionate for people and am also able to provide individuals with the value and insight into realising their full potentials. I enjoy working with business leaders in order to assist them in finding new ways to improve their business, teams and overall strategy.
What do you need to know about me?
I am a very positive person who loves life and the people in it – especially my family and friends. I have a good work ethic and I am determined to succeed and reach my full potential in all that I do.
Words the team use to describe me?
Positive, passionate, determined, enthusiastic, supportive, professional, outgoing, honest, friendly, organised, focused.
What is your source of inspiration?
My late grandfather who always used to quote Gary Player: “the harder you work, the luckier you get”!

STEPHANIE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
The value I add is due to my interest in technology, particularly the amalgamation of psychological principles and technology in order to keep up with the changing world of work and advances in technology. As such, I’m always looking at new ways of doing things, and I’m always eager to try these out too. My interest in user and customer enables me to offer solutions that are developed with an in-depth understanding of clients’ and users’ unique requirements. 

I also make a mean batch of brownies.  

What do you need to know about me?
When I’m not working, I’m usually singing somewhere. I love choral music and enjoy singing in various groups. I’m a feminist and don’t tolerate everyday sexism. I am passionate about playing a role that contributes to reducing the levels of inequality in South Africa, and am thus immensely grateful that my role enables me to work with NGOs to design unique solutions that enable the upliftment of others. 

 Words the team use to describe me
Clumsy, efficient, tech savvy, terrible sense of direction!

THAMI

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
A JP consultant who is passionate about people and fascinated by human behaviour. I add value through my experience in psychometrics and HR consulting. I am a committed and reliable individual; my colleagues and clients can always rely on me to deliver quality work timeously.

What do you need to know about me?
I am a reserved and calm individual who forms very close and meaningful relationships. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love travelling, reading (when I do find time), keeping fit and being in nature.

Words the team uses to describe me?Good work ethic, perfectionist, driven, overthinker, passionate, caring, honest, fun.

My source of inspiration.
I draw my inspiration from my mother, she has a beautiful soul; is the strongest and most hardworking person I know.

Being in quiet spaces, on a mountain top or at sea.

 

 

 

THAPI

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am a psychometrist who aims to collaborate, do research and come up with innovative initiatives. I aspire to make a difference through my extensive knowledge of research and using psychological assessments to bring a positive and enriching change to individuals and organisations.

What do you need to know about me?
I enjoy having one on one deep conversations with people. I enjoy working on new ideas and also writing.

Words the team use to describe me?
Lover of people, giving, peaceful, encouraging and joyful.

What is your source of inspiration?
I enjoy the stories in the bible, they really show that nothing is new under the sun. Whatever struggles one is going through it is all in the bible, so I go there for source of inspiration and tackling challenging situations.

 

 

TRACEY

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
As a Psychometrist with both corporate and consulting experience, I bring a balanced view to the world of assessments. I’m keenly interested in understanding people, and I strive to give insight to others using psychometric tools. I believe an assessment and solution process can be invaluable throughout the career life cycle. I have a special interest in the Young Talent space. It’s a dynamic area, not to mention the perspective it provides.

What do you need to know about me?
I am customer service driven and I’m always willing to help. And I love stupid jokes…

Words the team use to describe me?
Diplomatic. Calm. Helpful. Compassionate. Insightful. Mostly serious but often delightful!

What is your source of inspiration?
Words. Music. The underdog.

 

 

ZANDI

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I add value through my solid experience and my firm belief that I have the power to make a difference in the lives of those who cross my professional path. I am privileged to say that I worked my way up from the bottom. When I started my first job in psychometrics, I only had theoretical knowledge and I added to my skills and expertise through experiential learning and engaging in challenging growth opportunities that were graciously offered to me. From initially serving candidates coffee upon their arrival and manually scoring their assessments, I have grown into a well-rounded and skilled professional. Having consulted to a variety of different industries and having worked in both niche organisations and large corporate environments, I can comfortably interact with stakeholders at various organisational levels and have impactful conversations with junior employees and executives alike. 

What do you need to know about me?
I like to describe myself as a socially confident introvert, who often overthinks and sometimes overshares. I have a bit of a quirky side and believe that a little weirdness goes a long way in helping us to deal with life’s ups and downs…while having fun and laughing along the way. 

 Words the team uses to describe me?
Persuasive, authentic, supportive, slightly mischievous, committed, humorous, thoughtful… and suspicious.

My source of inspiration.
My husband, two beautiful daughters, and close-knit family inspire me to keep going and bring passion and commitment to everything I do. Further to this, my faith reminds me that I am never alone and that I am capable of more than I sometimes give myself credit for.

 

 

 

OUR SUPPORT

ANTOINETTE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
Specialist skills in credit control management. Vibrant energy, determination to achieve results, resilience to challenges, professional finish and results.

What do you need to know about me?
I have considerable corporate experience in credit risk management, including credit control, credit decisions and review, deal-making, customer relationship building, and general office administration, I have also run my own credit management company for 3 years prior to my move to Johannesburg. I have a dedication to duty and see myself as being result driven. I can sometimes, due to my passion for results, express frustration easily or be viewed as impatient. I also practise Body Talk part-time and particularly enjoy this science as it deals with developing and strengthening people. I enjoy socialising and helping others where I can.

Words the team use to describe me?
Focused, passionate, direct, tenacious, thorough, impatient, dedicated
What is your source of inspiration?

I draw inspiration from a number of people, Nelson Mandela does stand out because of his humanity. He has taught me to respect diversity and to accept others to be who they are, without trying to mould them or change them.

CECILE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I am JP’s Programme Manager, manage all Talent Assessment Processes nationally and internationally, and oversee the Cape Town office from an administrative point of view.

What do you need to know about me?
I have been with Joint Prosperity since it’s inception in September 2000. I have helped this company grow from a small “study room” setup to the successful company it is today. I relocated to our Cape Town Branch in June 2007. I have 3 beautiful daughters and a handsome son who are my life!

Words the team use to describe me?
Ordered, structured, pedantic … introvert, good listener … “Cecile will know”

If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
Why does it have to be complicated?

Who or what is you source of inspiration? 
My children … they make me so much more aware of the beauty and awesomeness of life!

DIANA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
Ability to connect with people, attention to detail and positive attitude; work experience within the education and personnel industry

What do you need to know about me?
I’m terrified of heights!

Words the team use to describe me?
Sensible, professional and a sense of humour.

What is your source of inspiration?
People that overcome difficult situations and make a success of their lives against the odds

DOREEN
What do you need to know about me? 
I love myself and I am a very hands-on person when it comes to work. I enjoy working with the team; we have a beautifully diverse culture and share one spirit. 
Words that the team use to describe me?
Hands-on person with a positive attitude and always up for a good conversation. 
What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation? 
To service JP clients and staff in a most professional and friendly manner by helping with the office cleaning and making the most amazing coffee and tea. 
NOTHANDO

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I am a booking consultant responsible for coordinating individual assessments.  I aim to provide efficient and professional client services, whilst aligning with the company values.

What do you need to know about me?
I am an introvert with a lot to give to my family and friends.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Quiet and organised.

 Your source of inspiration.
My (late) father – I have always seen the world through his lenses. He still continues to be my source of strength through all that I learnt from him.

 

PETA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?

I have many years of experience in the Corporate world, predominantly in the People Practices/HR and Organisational Development environment – People Development is a passion. This experience, combined with my Psychology studies, enable me to provide support and service to clients, and to my colleagues. I enjoy working with people, and I am currently leading the Admin team, as well as fulfilling the role of Service Manager. I aim to build positive working relationships with our customers, providing service with a personal touch, understanding their needs and challenges, and finding solutions that add value. 

What do you need to know about me?

My family and close friends are very important to me. I cherish the special people in my life, and I would move mountains for them, as they would for me. I work hard, but I also aim to find a healthy life balance and have some fun! I love watching sport, especially rugby and cricket – though I’m not a sportswoman myself. Rather, I’ve spent a lot of time in dancing shoes – ballet, tap and modern dancing! My son is a beautiful soul, and spending quality time with him is a priority.

Words the team use to describe me?

Some of the words that the team have used to describe me include positive, honest, empathetic, calm, patient and nurturing. Though, for the CALM part, I sometimes feel a bit like a duck – where it may look like I am gliding along, I am actually kicking furiously below the water!

Who or what is your source of inspiration?

I feel inspired when I can see that I have been able to make a positive contribution in the lives of others – be this through work or in my personal relationships. The loving people in my life are a constant source of inspiration for me!

PHILILE

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
As part of the support team, to me it means being the face and the voice of the company, which also means being an all-rounder, being knowledgeable about everything in the company – from our values, policies, to our offerings, clients, and most certainly living and representing the JP brand. I add originality, a spontaneous vibe, good work ethics, professionalism and a little humour (a bit of fun to a serious day!); I’m customer service orientated and a team player.

What do you need to know about me?I am naturally a Humanitarian at heart; open-minded, also very eccentric and always seeking people who are original, creative, exciting, insightful and sometimes a little unstable to obtain novel and interesting conversations. I am independent, friendly, real, progressive and have a lively imagination. I have a deep compassion for people although I’m always trying my best to hide that.

Words the team use to describe me
First of all, they’d say crazy, good listener, and promoting insight and common understanding amongst the team; a bit moody – but generally people have their ‘own’ perception of you.

If I wrote a biography, what would the title be and why?
It would be, ‘Late bloomer’. My biography would express a lot about my journey of finding out who I am and my purpose, while trying to make a meaningful living, especially for my kids in these stressful times. It will talk a lot about self-love, self-actualisation, spirituality, mothering, mistakes I made trying to fix mistakes and how my whole world is about the labour of love than reward. 

SARAH

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I make sure that the offices are neat and clean and offer an ‘at home’ feel for both my clients and colleagues.
What do you need to know about me?
I’m a friendly, helpful and reserved person
Words the team use to describe me?
Cheerful, welcoming, honest, a chatter box
If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
Do I meet your expectations?

SHARDY

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I serve as a client service and online assessments Administrator. I am basically the communication channel between JP, Clients and Candidates as far as online assessments concerned. My passion for people and previous client interfacing comes naturally to me to service clients in the most professional and proficient manner.
What do you need to know about me?
When I’m nervous, I turn to become more extroverted than normal.
Words the team use to describe me?
Passionate, Mature, Dedicated & Loud “The Voice” If you needed an answer to a question, what would it be?
Passionate, Mature, Dedicated & Loud “The Voice”
Who or what is you source of inspiration? 
The precious gift of Life, The word of God, My family and my past – I realise daily that I cannot change who I used to be but it inspires me daily to want to become a better person than I was yesterday.
If you wrote your biography what would be the title and why?
Surviving the odds and emerging into greatness. I’ve had my fair share of challenges, some I never thought I’d come out alive but my faith kept me going and got me to where I am today. My motto has then become “Don’t just give up because you’re tired but fight until you’ve exhausted all resources before giving in, Once you’ve done that then fight some more till you succeed”.

SHERNAAZ

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
My current role within JP is a Data Capturer which entails capturing of assessments onto our systems and compiling the information into packs which enables our consultants to provide feedback. Some values I add include professionalism, willingness to learn and assist and efficiency.
What do you need to know about me?
I’m a very reserved person by nature however once I get to know somebody I build lifelong relationships and friendships with them.
Words the team use to describe me?
Competent, focused, reserved, calm, pleasant, somewhat of perfectionist, stable, good friend, trustworthy
What is your source of inspiration?
My Mother- She is an incredibly strong and independent woman. I’ve learnt from her that no matter what happens in your life, with the right attitude and drive you can achieve anything.

SONTO

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
Taking full control of the accounts payable and monthly finance services from being outsourced by streamlining and implementation of processes required into a value adding advantage. cutting the cost burden into a comprehensive advantage that has significant potential to reduce AP costs, leverage capabilities and deliver sustainable business value.
What do you need to know about me?
I am a perfectionist, starter to completer I believe in doing the right thing all the time
Words the team use to describe me?
Introvert, focused, friendly and accessible, organised and clear
Who or what is you source of inspiration? 
I love nature, mountains, birds, the breeze from the trees and peace, my kids are my inspiration to be the best I can be (their Hero), I believe I can learn something from everyone I come across

SIOBHAN

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I work with credit control in the Finance department as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the IT systems for all JP staff, both in the office and the online/working-from-home environment.  I am also the “go to” person for a lot of smaller day to day processes that help to keep JP functioning.    

What do you need to know about me?
Technology is my passion and I love to learn and adapt to any new programs and systems. Researching a variety of subjects on the internet is a favourite pastime. I am definitely not a public speaker and am passionate about my family and I love animals. I love to read but I’m also an avid fan of a variety of TV series.    

Words the team uses to describe me?
Introvert, tea lover, calming influence, empathetic, always ready to assist in any way that I can, strong work ethic

Your source of inspiration
My faith, I am learning and growing every day. My children, their achievements and the drive to succeed. 

TOMILOLA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialization?
I coordinate the individual assessment process of Joint Prosperity. I have a good sense of client service and the ability to operate professionally and efficiently with external and internal stakeholders. Of special value are my dedication, loyalty, commitment and ability to work independently.
What do you need to know about me?
I am very passionate and love research and reading.
Words the team use to describe me?
SLAVE DRIVER
What is your source of inspiration?
The Bible
If you wrote your biography what would the title be?
How to Achieve Your Dreams.

OUR ASSOCIATES

 

ELSA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
As an industrial psychologist I love helping people see their potential and contribute towards their development. I see the strengths and uniqueness easily in people, and together with my and JP’s toolkit we can find ways to bring those out and contribute towards a person’s joy, satisfaction and meaning. I love having meaningful conversations with people that contribute towards insight and positive change.

What do you need to know about me?
I am a pathological optimist and find immense joy in seeing the silver lining and finding solutions to problems. When I am not at work, I hug trees and love to spend time in nature, either running or hiking. I am known for using strange words that are my creation.

Words the team use to describe me
Enthusiastic, witty and concerned about the wellbeing of others. Sometimes fussy.

If I wrote my biography what would the title be and why?
‘Beauty from ashes’ – rising above circumstances and the boxes that society would want to push us into. I am inspired by people who do the very things that we would expect them not to; not because they want to prove themselves to anyone, but simply as an expression of who they’ve become.

KARINA

I’m passionate about people and business.

After working at JP full-time for nine years in the assessment space, I relocated to KZN earlier this year. I now work with JP as an associate, assisting with KZN-based and online assessments. I’m thrilled to be able to continue adding value in this space. Candidates get an opportunity to explore their potential and gain personal insight, and businesses can make informed decisions about their talent pool.

 As I say to people ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. You need to understand not only your strengths, but also the areas requiring development. And at the end of the day, love what you do.

MARC

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I have been associated with Joint Prosperity for over 20 years and go way back to when the JP Tribe started.

As a psychologist in the field of industrial psychology, I have always been deeply fascinated with psychometrics and the amazing insights these tools bring to establish purpose and drive for organisations and individuals.

I have deep specialist skills in the field of medico-legal and psycho-legal industrial psychology assessments. I frequently assist attorney firms and I have testified numerous times in the High Court in order to assist the court in quantifying losses for physically and mentally injured plaintiffs. My skills have also broadened into being a mediator within the areas of divorce, commercial and medico-legal mediation. I really love my profession.

What do you need to know about me?
I have dabbled in all forms of psychology, from counselling, coaching through to hypnotherapy. I enjoy learning about new techniques and working with psychological tools that really work and make a difference. I love science, philosophy and being conceptual, creative and analytical. I enjoy hiking and painting, when on vacation, and, although not an artist, my wife and kids are fortunately my biggest fans.

Words the team uses to describe me?
Serious, conceptual, creative, analytical, quieter and wiser with age.

My source of inspiration.
My wife and kids are my major source of inspiration. I simply love to sit in nature, imbibe and observe. I love the early mornings and often find myself watching the sun rise over the horizon. Watching the colours of the morning and the rays of first light is one of my biggest moments of inspiration.

MELITA

What is the value I add to JP/area of specialisation?
I am able to use my passion for people development and extensive experience in assessments to assist our clients. I enjoy the buzz of the corporate world and have worked across various industries including financial services, energy and telecommunications. A key focus for me has been executive assessments and I have assisted organisations to improve the calibre of their leadership pool by providing integrated assessment solutions. Being a keen traveller, who is interested in learning about different cultures, my work has enabled me to do assessments in various countries across Africa and in the United Kingdom.

What you need to know about me?
I am a versatile professional with experience in Education, Counselling, Assessments and Coaching. I have worked with families, adults and children doing counselling, play therapy and assessments. After transitioning into the corporate world, I have worked mostly in the field of psychometric and competency-based assessments. In addition, I am certified in Brain-Based Coaching and am able to combine my assessment and coaching skills to develop leaders. In order to relieve stress, I enjoy dancing, visiting game parks and dining in good restaurants.

Words the team use to describe me?
Good work ethic, genuine and sincere, compassionate, supportive, insightful, quick learner, enthusiastic.

My source of inspiration.
Young people who strive to achieve their dreams.

ZAHEERA

What is the value that I add to JP/area of specialisation?
One of the meanings of my name is ‘supporter’ and it is aligned to my purpose, which is to use my skills and abilities to support others to facilitate personal and organisational growth with passion, compassion and a bit of humour. With 20 years of experience as a work psychologist and consultant in both the public and private sector, I can quickly integrate into a team, support and partner with others towards adding value to the lives and work of our clients.

What do you need to know about me?
My beliefs, values and purpose steer my actions and the direction that I pursue.  Although naturally introverted, I am fascinated by people and often fill the integrator role.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on hikes and being in nature.  Additionally, when I become tired, I tend to speak much more than usual and secretly, I have always wanted to be a stand-up comedian.

Words the team use to describe me.
I am guessing and hoping: supportive, humane, witty and accommodating.

My source of inspiration.
I find mountains inspiring and intriguing. Also, the quote by the poet Rumi, “You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop” inspires me to do more to make an impact on the individual, family, community, society, and professional levels.

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www.circleandsquare.co.za 

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www.melangex.co.za 

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www.unnati.co.za