Andrea Du Plessis

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Andrea Du Plessis
Andrea Du Plessis
Profile
Andrea is professional associate at GIBS and a qualified MBTI practitioner. She has worked in the corporate sector and private industry for a number of years consulting on various levels. She has over 20 years of experience as both a consultant and a coach and facilitator. She is also a clinical psychologist with a private practice, including many areas of psychology and therapy. 

Andrea facilitates executive and management assessments for various multinationals both locally and in internationally. 

Andrea is married with two boys and her main values are family, loyalty, achievement, enjoyment, leadership, integrity, achievement, humility and spirituality. 

Responsibilities

​Professional associate 

Published Research

A Phenomenological dissertation - Career Women's Experience of Motherhood – publishing date: 1997.

Various national magazine publications on: Work life integration and Women Development

Published and Speaking

A Phenomenological dissertation - Career Women's Experience of Motherhood – publishing date: 1997.

Various national magazine publications on: Work life integration and Women Development.

  • Accredited Facilitator
  • PDP Coaching Specialist – 12 years' experience
  • Group, Team and Individual Coach
  • Action Learning expert
  • Business & Life Coach
  • Gestalt & Neurolinguistics Programming techniques (NLP)


Consulting Involvement
  • Organisation Development Consultant – Optima, South Africa
  • Clinical Psychology – Owner
  • Organisational Development & HR - Unilever PLC, RSA
  • Training & Development - Unilever SA
Significant Achievements

Learning, Training and Development experience - 22 years

Business and Executive Coach – CEO, Executive, Senior and Middle management level – 13 years

Facilitation, Leadership and Management development. Personal Mastery

Team and group facilitation. Organisational Development and Change Management.

Change & Cultural facilitation.  Life Coach - Balance, Success, Health.

Executive & Management Assessment and Talent recruitment.

Industry experience: FMCG, Retail industry, Automotive Retail, Pharmaceutical, Tele-Communications, Mining, Banking & Finance, Construction & Building and other.

UNICEF LDI International Programme, Petrochemical industry, Multinational corporations.

Global Leadership Development Programme GEDP, General Management for Results, MBA Coaching, & SETA's

Companies & Programmes Facilitated & Coached: UNICEF LDI International Programme 5 years. MBA LEAD & Entrepreneurial MBA Anglo America PME and TAP, Vodacom, Implats Senior Management Programme, MTN Global, Bank Seta Executive Development Programme, Cell C, Bidvest, GIBS MFR, MMR and GMR. GIBS Leading Women Programme 9 years, Imperial, Midas, AMH, Volkswagen and Audi, BMW, Murray & Roberts, Concor, PPC ICASA, SARS, Mr Price, Discovery Health, Adcock Ingram, Life Health Care, BDO, Deloitte, KPMG, PWC, Ernst & Young, ABSA, Standard Bank, Netback, FNB, Barlow World LDP, BP Management Programme, Robor, Auditor General, Sasol, Transnet, Telkom, Department of Foreign Affairs, Optima Training & Development.

International Coaching & Facilitation: Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Argentina, Croatia, Panama, Canada, United Sates of America, Prague, Africa – Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya –Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

Contact Details

andrea@optima.mu & andreadp@lantic.net

+27 (011) 082-887-0994

Qualifications

 

 

 

  • MA Clinical Psychology (UP)
  • BA (Hons) (UP)
  • BA (UP)
  • Human Resources Diploma (IPM)

 

 

 

Fields of Interest
  • ​​Psychology
  • Business and life coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Leadership and management development
  • Organisational development
  • Training, learning and executive assessments
  • Human resources and OD
  • Retail 

Professional Memberships
  • ​​HPCSA  (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
  • BHF  (Board of Healthcare Funders)

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