Training and Motivational Experts

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:38

Management Development Programme Feedback

“Elmarie Pretorius is an excellent facilitator that lectures with passion. Management Development Programme students enjoy her in-depth industry knowledge that they can apply in the workplace, as well as everyday situations. The course content is also of very high standards. I can recommend any business to send employees on The Mindspa’s courses.”

Esti Olivier

Training Manager


“The MDP programme is facilitated with a lot of energy and I thought the facilitator has excellent knowledge of the subject. I specifically found the “people” examples and case studies meaningful.”

Estelle Benadie

Branch Manager

NTK Agrinet

“Extremely informative, brilliant facilitator who is a subject matter expert with a bubbly personality that made us all comfortable. I enjoyed the programme and gained the expertise that will surely benefit me in the business and my personal life.”

Sabashin Naidoo

Senior Planner

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

"The guidance to handle complex situations with other manager/top management, is extremely valuable."

Andre Decloedt

Legal Services Manager

“This was is so useful, it can be applied on so many levels.”

Ewald Posthumus

Commercial Project Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

"Great 6 days of motivational training. Good team building exercise"

Simon Poyner

Head of Procurement


"Management Development Programme is a great guideline and eye opener on improving management and leadership within the company."

Nicolene van Tonder

Team Leader - Credit Control (KZN)

“The MDP programme’s material, content and the facilitator’s presentation was excellent, the course showed me how to improve my leadership skills.”

Janet de Beer

NTK Agrinet

“Course content and facilitator were excellent. Interaction within the group was also excellent, this in turn made the course totally enjoyable.”

Stephen Francis

Senior QC Inspector

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

“The course was interactive, refreshing and practical. Elmarie is an awesome, powerful female role model. I learnt so much; she is a great mentor.”

Ushantha Naidoo

Contracts Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

“I enjoyed every aspect of the MDP programme, I think it cannot be improved as it is 100% on target. I will definitely be using this information."

A.T. Coetzee

NTK Agrinet

“The programme and facilitator was excellent and I specially enjoyed the interaction between the facilitator and attendees on all modules.”

Linda Thorogood

Sales Manager


"Nice refreshment, Nice to identify with colleagues have same/similar staff issues. Also gaining a different perspective from the trainer in handling certain issues. Well done!"

Shireen Sheik

Team Leaders: Cleint Services Department


"I love the interaction and practical application. I love the passion! Thank you!"

Carin Harmse

Sales Manager


"The facilitator is excellent and gives practical examples. Makes you feel at ease. I have personally gained a lot from this training and cant wait to implement to improve my team."

Phumzile Ntuli

Team Leader: Electonic Sales


“Elmarie is an outstanding trainer with outstanding people skills.”

Jan Pieterse

QC Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

“The course was excellent, it equipped me on leadership at work and in my personal life.”

Nokubonga Mayeskiso

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

“The course and presentation was awesome, excellent guidance to be excellent coaches.”

Jacobus le Roux

Site Commercial Manager

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

“This course has helped me to carry out all the learnings from the modules, I did not want the course to end.”

Antionette Baloyi

Sales Manager


“I can only suggest that all managers and team leaders attend this course – excellent facilitator who made me enjoy the training a lot!”

Zenelda Stapelberg

Contact Centre Manager


“I enjoyed the relevant and updated examples or scenarios which made it easier to place the training information into perspective.”

Rachael Naidoo

Operations Manager


“Very informative, grooming. A very much needed course at this stage of my life/career. Elmarie is a very good facilitator; she knows her ‘stuff’ and delivers it successfully. Thank you!”

Kelebohile Madi

Material Tracking Specialist

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa

"After having benefited from the positive results of Elmarie Pretorius’ facilitation of a change management intervention in one of our departments that underwent radical changes with great strategic impact on our organization, The Mindspa was contracted to facilitate a leadership development programme in Iemas Financial Services. The 5 modules programme (consisting of 9 contact days over a period of 4 months) was presented to 30 middle managers during 2012, and is to be repeated with another group of nearly 40 middle managers during 2013.

The feedback from the participants was excellent. Apart from having loads of fun and being inspired and motivated by Elmarie, the participants testified how the practical and very honest and self-searching knowledge and insight that was gained, changed their perspective on their own leadership ability and the understanding of their leadership role and responsibility. Many managers who initially tried to negotiate their way out of the training on the basis of their many years of management experience or previous training courses they attended, came to me afterwards to confirm how valuable they found the training and thanking me for insisting that they be exposed to The Mindspa intervention, as they found inspiration, motivation, and many practical tools and tips which I witnessed them applying in practice.

What I most appreciate about Elmarie is not only the exceptional quality of her work and her reliability, but her energy, positive attitude, initiative, solution-oriented approach, creativity and straight-forward honesty and integrated approach. She does not only facilitate training programmes, but understands our business, our organizational culture and our values and she incorporates all of this in the training interventions. She also gives valuable feedback from her training experiences with our employees to myself and other senior managers, which adds value to our internal strategies and HR approaches.

Elmarie and her team’s work ethic, vast knowledge, resourcefulness, professionalism and natural tendency to go the extra mile makes The Mindspa a very respected and much appreciated service partner to Iemas Management, while our employees absolutely love her company and always enjoy attending her training courses.

Dealing with The Mindspa is a very professional, yet exceptionally fun experience, with lots of added value. I can honestly and sincerely recommend The Mindspa to any prospective client."

Leonie Louw

Group Manager: Human Resources