OUR ADDITIONAL COACHES
Position: Technical Analysis , Assistant Swim Coach , Gym Coach
Personal Philosophy: It’s hard to do anything alone, that’s why I believe the only way to help yourself is by letting others help you. Together something great can be built.
I believe that no matter how independent a person might be, the only way to succeed is by helping each other and I am confident that I can be that person for you.
The Journey: I began coaching swimming in 2011 as a junior coach in Polokwane. I moved to Pretoria in 2012 to pursue my ambition to swim for my country and to be a national level swimmer. I studied Sport Science which also gave me the opportunity to coach under one of South Africa`s top female swimming coaches and I also became Emile De Bruin`s assistant coach for his Senior Elite International Swimming Squad. In 2015 I went on to my 1st year in Architecture which further enhanced my technical and creative abilities. At the end of 2015, I worked at an architectural firm which added great technical knowledge of that industry as well as growing my interpersonal skills. In 2017, I completed specialized courses in Project Management and Team Management which enriched the way I work with people and honed my technical perspective and boosted countless other qualities. I believe the knowledge and perspective I have acquired through the years are valuable in what I have to offer a client.
University of Pretoria, degree in Sport Science (BsportSci), 2012 – 2015
Inscape Design Collage, Architectural Technology, 2015
University of Witwatersrand, Certificate in Specialized Project Management 2017
Swimming South Africa Certificate in Team Management, 2017
ASCA Level 2 Swimming Coach
Leon De Bruin
Position: Business Consulting and Product development, Marketing coach
Personal Philosophy “What one man can dream, another can make happen.
The Journey: I have had the privilege of igniting a passion and laying a foundation for young minds in my years as a school teacher (1967-1969). I was part of the team that established the Unisa Business School in 1971 and worked there until 1979. Over the next 40 years I was blessed to work with so many amazing companies and institutions, where my passion for knowledge and people grew and I gained so much knowledge and insight.
- Barclays WesBank –Assistant General Manager 1979-1982
- Sigma Motor Corporation- Director Marketing 1983-1984
- Established own management consulting business 1984
- Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa Executive director 1990-1992
- Thomas Insurance Services CEO 1993-1995
- Technikon Pretoria Chief Director Marketing 1995-1997
- Unisa SBL Marketing manager 1998-2007
I now have the opportunity to share that competency by working as a business and marketing coach .
Education (BA Hons, MA, MBL, THEd Dip)
Secondary: Ermelo High School 1962 (Matric)
Military: Naval Gymnasium
Tertiary: Normaal Kollege Pretoria Unisa, RAU
Various management development and marketing programs at Columbia University Business School, Harvard University Business School and INSEAD, Fontainebleau France