Systemic Resilience – The Teachers
Dr. Lehan Stemmet
For 25 years Dr. Lehan Stemmet has studied how people deal with challenges in their lives, and is passionate about seeing people reach their full potential despite these challenges. He is a keynote speaker to diverse audiences including senior executives, various professional and community groups as well as tertiary and secondary education students. Lehan is also a mentor and coach to many individuals in their process of building personal resilience.
Lehan links his research and application with thousands of people and communities around the world with some of the latest published research on stress and resilience. His work has been published in mainstream business media, academic research articles, books and encyclopaedias in several countries, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, India and South Africa. He is the author of “Deal with it – Do what inspires”.
Lehan has held various senior leadership and management roles and taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate management programs. He is currently the President of the Auckland Institute of Studies. He has qualified in the UK, NZ and SA in biochemistry, microbiology and organisational and experimental psychology. He lives in Auckland with his wife, Fredericka, and their three children.
Michael is a way-shower, awakener, and spiritual teacher. He is a passionate student of life and of spiritual teachings and experience from a variety of sources – Buddhism, Christianity, Shamanism, contemporary metaphysical / metahuman philosophies and natural healing.
Michael teaches how to increase your awareness and assist you to clear negativity and attachments so that you can step out of conditioning or reaction programs to become the creator and master of your reality through empowered choice.
His life story is rich with experiences beyond what most people would endure in one lifetime. It’s the kind of stuff that books and movies are made of! Michael doesn’t view any of the challenging experiences from his past as misfortunes. Rather, they are blessings that were necessary to prepare him to guide others through any life challenges they may be facing, with a deep level of connection, understanding and compassion.
Louise is a future-focused coach and thought- partner to purpose-driven individuals and executives. She is a professional speaker, lectures for a number of business schools and is a contributing member to the Grey Swan Guild. She works with her private and business clients experiencing change and transformation to find and commit to sustainable disciplines that lead to a more conscious and purpose-driven future.
As a Conscious Leadership coach, Louise encourages her clients to view life through the empowered lens of a creator, as opposed to a victim, leaning intentionally and mindfully into a life of being fully present, awake and aware of what is going on in their minds and hearts.
Born in Cape Town, Louise moved to London in her early twenties where she worked in the banking and technology sectors, and founded Venture Partnerships, an executive search and organisational development company. Her next adventure took her to the middle East where she was MD (MENA) for a global British company. In 2005 she returned to London to establish Mowbray By Design and now lives and works between the UK and South Africa.
Candice is a health coach who works primarily with professionals and entrepreneurs to achieve optimal health, so they can function better in all areas of their lives. She teaches practical, sustainable strategies for wellness that don’t overwhelm, but rather integrate comfortably into everyday life.
Candice used to work in the demanding and stressful environments of advertising and corporate, where putting her health at the bottom of the list left her feeling exhausted and run down. It eventually took its toll, affecting her productivity, stress levels and her ability to focus and cope under pressure. But when she changed what she was putting in her body and introduced some powerful lifestyle strategies, it changed the way she showed up and performed at work. She was healthier, more efficient and more empowered than ever before.
She has a successful private practice and a qualification in nutrition and wellness from the International Academy of Natural Health and Wellness.
Do more, be more and get more out of life.
Jonti Mayer is one of South Africa’s leading executive and personal coaches. He is an acclaimed author, workshop facilitator and business coach.
Jonti has coached for the last 22 years both locally and abroad.
He is passionate about personal and business excellence and has a unique ability to unlock people’s potential and assist them in breaking through their invisible barriers. Jonti works with private individuals, corporate leaders, management teams and small businesses who want to actualise their potential, propel themselves forward and accelerate the accomplishment of their personal and professional aspirations.
“There are two ways to live your life. One is through chasing butterflies – reacting, trying, hoping and stressing. The other way is to build a garden that attracts butterflies. Are you working on your net or on your garden?”
Paul van Musschenbroek
Paul is committed to lifelong learning and personal and team growth, believing that transformation is not just part of life, it is critical to life. He has lived this philosophy on his own (continuing) journey to discover that healing, resilience and personal power are not so much a destination, as they are a state of surrender, presence and stillness between the beats of life.
Over a 27 year career Paul has worked with individuals, communities and teams in business and society the world over to explore the possibility that we are at our best when we engage with love, respect, dignity and vulnerability, as opposed to perpetuating the taught cycle of demand and expectation of a dehumanised system.
“We already know all we need to know to be the best versions of ourselves and businesses, we just need to let go some of what we have been taught”.
In his executive and team coaching and leadership program design and facilitation, Paul has become known as a master-challenger who encourages his clients to see the world through different glasses and be open to the potential of being human.