The Growth
Factor Story

Growth Factor was born from one desire – to do more for our clients.

Growth Factor Consultants exist to support people to become more successful and have more significant lives. We believe that what we do creates value for companies.  We also receive feedback on how what we teach impacts families, communities, and ripple out to everywhere where our delegates go.

Growth Factor Consultants started on this mission in 2019, six months before Covid brought us to a standstill.  With the support of clients who believed in the value we added, we survived Covid and when the time was right we were ready.  Our Online Virtually Facilitated workshops had such a positive impact the by the end of 2022, Jacques had to train eight new facilitators, all over the country, to keep up with the demand. While many clients are moving back to face-to-face workshops, the benefits of our virtual facilitation still makes it a popular choice.

 

Behaviour change
is our business

Behaviour change is our business, and the supervisors, foreman, managers and specialists who attend our training go back to the workplace with a new mindset, new skills and new behaviours.  We create lasting change using our knowledge in fields like Neuroscience, RBT, RBWT, and NLP.

The Growth Factor Team

Each of our team members were selected after they completed our proprietary training.  They belong to our team not only because they have demonstrated their abilities to apply our behaviour changing methods, but especially because they share our passion.

Jacques van Rensburg
CEO of Growth Factor | Jacques van Rensburg is the owner of Growth Factor Consultants and a facilitative trainer with more than 20 years of experience in Learning and Development. He has worked with listed and unlisted companies in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania and the UK. He is recognised for his expertise in behaviour changing facilitation using neuroscience techniques. He has expertise in Executive Team Coaching, Strategy Facilitation and Mediation. Since starting Growth Factor Consultants he has been exploring ways to merge AI and Virtual Reality to accelerate learning experiences.
Marna van Rensburg
Marna is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Growth Factor Consultants. Her efficiency and exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills guarantee that our clients get the best possible service. She plays a major role in developing material, liaising with clients, managing the facilitators and organising workshops. Her knowledge and experience gained while working in public relations, as executive PA and as teacher in South Africa and the UK are all applied to make sure clients receive exceptional service from Growth Factor.
Fatima Ravat
Growth Factor Facilitator and Shareholder | Fatima is an entrepreneur, experienced Human Resources Executive and an enthusiastic trainee Barista. Having spent twenty years in the corporate environment, she now spends her time working with leading organisations to guide their teams to leverage change and disruption. Her studies in Engineering and Psychology enable her to simplify the science of why we create the patterns we do – where they come from, and how to change them to amplify results.
Ilze-Meri Eksteen
Growth Factor Facilitator | Ilze-Meri is inspired by future possibilities and leaving a positive imprint on those she comes in contact with. She is known for her vibrant energy and passion for people, animals and nature alike. With 15 years experience in the retail sector across various roles, including Operations, Learning & Development and HR, she brings a unique take on business and people dynamics that drive healthy and balanced teams. Her life purpose is to bravely seek out opportunities for growth by creating platforms for People Development.
Fyzer Chetty
Growth Factor Facilitator | Fyzer is the proud mother of 4 young adults, which she believes is her most significant achievement in life. Her passion drives her to help others grow and develop in all areas of their lives, and she embarked on a life coaching journey since receiving her certification 11 years ago. She has over 20 years of work experience in the Unit trust investment industry in Management and consultancy, working for various organisations. In 2014 she decided to journey on a new path in her career and life and became an accredited facilitator, Assessor, and workplace coach.
Celette Crafford
Growth Factor Facilitator | Celette qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in 1998 at the University of Pretoria and started her career in Mental Health at Riverfield Lodge. Thereafter, she relocated to the UK for 6 years where she worked as an OT in Neurology, Orthopedics and Pediatrics. On her return to South Africa she qualified in Sensory Integration and served on the board of the South African Instituted for Sensory Integration (SAISI) from 2013 – 2017.
Elmari van der Vyver
Growth Factor Facilitator | As an Occupational Therapist, Elmari has a passion for equipping people to live meaningful lives. She believes in the ability of a person to change. She is motivated to add value by enhancing a person’s overall well-being in order to reach their highest level of occupational performance. Following a holistic approach, she understands the inter-relations between the different domains in life and how they influence one another. Elmari obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2005.
Ané Carelsen
Growth Factor Facilitator | Ané Carelsen has been working in the fields of training, development, psycho-social therapy, and group facilitation for more than 27 years. She obtained her BA Social Work Honours Degree Cum Laude in 1992 at UP. In 1990 Ané also obtained her Licentiate in Speech & Drama from the Academy for Drama Art. She is also an accredited Assessor and Moderator, as well as a Meta NLP Practitioner. Ané is registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).
Johnathan Phyfer
Growth Factor Facilitator | Johnathan Phyfer looks for ways to find the most practical, and tangible ways to add value to every person he engages with. With an authentic and vulnerable approach, he shares and finds ways to create what is needed to build a quality work-life balance. With over 15 years of experience fulfilling the role of facilitative trainer, and business coach in various African countries as well as South Africa, Johnathan wants to build a communicative connection with every audience, to ensure that the connective skills and concepts make sense.
Liezl la Grange
Growth Factor Facilitator | Liezl La Grange is a seasoned and vibrant Human Resource Professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the travel and tourism industry. She obtained her National Diploma in Tourism Management at NMU in 2007. She predominantly worked in the world of car rental for 10+ years where she climbed the corporate ladder up to Management. This is where she gained her experience in leading and coaching a diverse group of people.
Chané Swart
Growth Factor Facilitator | Chané has always been interested in helping individuals reach their full potential. From a young age, she has been interested in equipping and assisting people in discovering new possibilities and abilities and thus pursued a career to do this. She holds a BCom Industrial Psychology degree as well as an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University. She is currently studying towards a MTh degree at Stellenbosch University. Her passions are Equipping, Growing and Making an impact.
Jacques van Rensburg
CEO of Growth Factor | Jacques van Rensburg is the owner of Growth Factor Consultants and a facilitative trainer with more than 20 years of experience in Learning and Development. He has worked with listed and unlisted companies in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania and the UK. He is recognised for his expertise in behaviour changing facilitation using neuroscience techniques. He has expertise in Executive Team Coaching, Strategy Facilitation and Mediation. Since starting Growth Factor Consultants he has been exploring ways to merge AI and Virtual Reality to accelerate learning experiences.
Marna van Rensburg
Marna is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Growth Factor Consultants. Her efficiency and exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills guarantee that our clients get the best possible service. She plays a major role in developing material, liaising with clients, managing the facilitators and organising workshops. Her knowledge and experience gained while working in public relations, as executive PA and as teacher in South Africa and the UK are all applied to make sure clients receive exceptional service from Growth Factor.
Fatima Ravat
Growth Factor Facilitator and Shareholder | Fatima is an entrepreneur, experienced Human Resources Executive and an enthusiastic trainee Barista. Having spent twenty years in the corporate environment, she now spends her time working with leading organisations to guide their teams to leverage change and disruption. Her studies in Engineering and Psychology enable her to simplify the science of why we create the patterns we do – where they come from, and how to change them to amplify results.
Ilze-Meri Eksteen
Growth Factor Facilitator | Ilze-Meri is inspired by future possibilities and leaving a positive imprint on those she comes in contact with. She is known for her vibrant energy and passion for people, animals and nature alike. With 15 years experience in the retail sector across various roles, including Operations, Learning & Development and HR, she brings a unique take on business and people dynamics that drive healthy and balanced teams. Her life purpose is to bravely seek out opportunities for growth by creating platforms for People Development.
Fyzer Chetty
Growth Factor Facilitator | Fyzer is the proud mother of 4 young adults, which she believes is her most significant achievement in life. Her passion drives her to help others grow and develop in all areas of their lives, and she embarked on a life coaching journey since receiving her certification 11 years ago. She has over 20 years of work experience in the Unit trust investment industry in Management and consultancy, working for various organisations. In 2014 she decided to journey on a new path in her career and life and became an accredited facilitator, Assessor, and workplace coach.
Celette Crafford
Growth Factor Facilitator | Celette qualified as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in 1998 at the University of Pretoria and started her career in Mental Health at Riverfield Lodge. Thereafter, she relocated to the UK for 6 years where she worked as an OT in Neurology, Orthopedics and Pediatrics. On her return to South Africa she qualified in Sensory Integration and served on the board of the South African Instituted for Sensory Integration (SAISI) from 2013 – 2017.
Elmari van der Vyver
Growth Factor Facilitator | As an Occupational Therapist, Elmari has a passion for equipping people to live meaningful lives. She believes in the ability of a person to change. She is motivated to add value by enhancing a person’s overall well-being in order to reach their highest level of occupational performance. Following a holistic approach, she understands the inter-relations between the different domains in life and how they influence one another. Elmari obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2005.
Ané Carelsen
Growth Factor Facilitator | Ané Carelsen has been working in the fields of training, development, psycho-social therapy, and group facilitation for more than 27 years. She obtained her BA Social Work Honours Degree Cum Laude in 1992 at UP. In 1990 Ané also obtained her Licentiate in Speech & Drama from the Academy for Drama Art. She is also an accredited Assessor and Moderator, as well as a Meta NLP Practitioner. Ané is registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).
Johnathan Phyfer
Growth Factor Facilitator | Johnathan Phyfer looks for ways to find the most practical, and tangible ways to add value to every person he engages with. With an authentic and vulnerable approach, he shares and finds ways to create what is needed to build a quality work-life balance. With over 15 years of experience fulfilling the role of facilitative trainer, and business coach in various African countries as well as South Africa, Johnathan wants to build a communicative connection with every audience, to ensure that the connective skills and concepts make sense.
Liezl la Grange
Growth Factor Facilitator | Liezl La Grange is a seasoned and vibrant Human Resource Professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the travel and tourism industry. She obtained her National Diploma in Tourism Management at NMU in 2007. She predominantly worked in the world of car rental for 10+ years where she climbed the corporate ladder up to Management. This is where she gained her experience in leading and coaching a diverse group of people.
Chané Swart
Growth Factor Facilitator | Chané has always been interested in helping individuals reach their full potential. From a young age, she has been interested in equipping and assisting people in discovering new possibilities and abilities and thus pursued a career to do this. She holds a BCom Industrial Psychology degree as well as an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology from Stellenbosch University. She is currently studying towards a MTh degree at Stellenbosch University. Her passions are Equipping, Growing and Making an impact.

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We are accredited by Services SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) for our distinguished courses: the “Further Education & Training Certificate: Generic Management NQF4” and the “National Certificate: Generic Management NQF5.” 

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