Janet du Preez

Janet du Preez

Janet du Preez is a very versatile leadership development practitioner, a passionate, provocative and creative thinker who is at her best partnering with courageous leaders to co-create thriving 21st Century organisations.  She describes herself as a strategic maximiser and engagement protagonist, constantly alert for good people, good ideas and good systems which can be made even more effective.

Currently completing an MSc in the Management of Innovation and Technology and with a background in health sciences, psychology and business, Janet is uniquely qualified to understand the psychological and practical systems which underlie behaviour and outcomes. Her broad-based work experience includes time spent in governmental, non-profit and volunteer organisations, small, medium and corporate businesses, service and trade enterprises, retail, financial and medical industries. Within these fields she has developed practical insight and skills across a wide spectrum of business activities including supply chain, small scale production, inventory management, customer service, financial management, marketing, sales, human resources development, executive leadership, strategy execution and governance.  As a result, the perspective which she brings to leadership training, coaching and consulting is systemic, practical and focused on sustainable application.

Against the background of this diverse business experience, Janet has developed a particular interest in enabling the growth and effectiveness of leaders. She emphatically believes that business is about people and that leaders are responsible for creating organisations that inspire people and enable them to deliver optimally. Her views are very much informed by her strong psychology background, extensive library, her association with the Worldsview Academy for Organisational Change and the training which she completed through Gallup as a strengths performance coach for individuals, teams and executives. Janet’s insight into individual and organisational change extends beyond static models and frames and she uses her well-honed coaching, facilitation, process development and strategic consulting skills to engage talent, passion, insight and action in pursuit of great leadership and effective systems.

Janet is the creative visionary and owner of Engagement Dynamics and the developer of the Dynamic Engagement Framework© and Greatness Guide©.  She was the Convenor of the Gauteng Branch of the South African Organisation Development Network for 4 out of the last 5 years and was on the Academic Board of Worldsview Academy for Organisational Change from 2011 to 2014 and on the governance team for the Worldsview Starfish Change Navigator in 2014. She has served on the Board of Cotlands, as an Organisational Development Consultant, since 2012 and was a member of a co-operative PhD research group studying complexity and spirituality in the workplace from 2013 to 2014. Janet speaks regularly at local conferences and events and was on the organising committee for the SAODN Flourish! OD Conference from its inception in 2012 to 2014.