Change Integration

About Nico


“How many people do you know, did “personal development” amongst one of the most primitive tribes on earth AND can’t remember how many groups of people he took to the Namib desert for personal growth and development OR presented an EQ workshop at the United Nations in Rome, Italy AND was a judge at a Mrs SA competition?”




Cell:                                         082 566 1484

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Qualifications:                     BA, B.Th, N.Dt & M.Th (University of the Free State)

International certified Executive Coach, Life Coach & Business Coach.

(With Results Coaching Systems, accredited training institution with ICF: International Coaching Federation and New York University Business School)

Currently busy with Ph.D at the University of Pretoria focusing on personal development.

Membership:                       NeuroLeadership Institute: SA Forum: member & convener/presenter for the Pretoria Branch: launch Nov 2012. Integration: Neuro-science &Leadership development.


International Coaching Federation(ICF): 2002-2013

SA Chapter ICF member: Gauteng. 2002-2013


Special training/courses: NASA 4-D Coach

Currently in the process (2013) of assessment to become a facilitator of the NASA in-house personal / team development programme.

Shadowmatch facilitator.

Shadowmatch is an online system focusing on personal, leadership and team development, based on analyzing 19 personal habits. This programme creates benchmarks for success, a personal development programme, customized interview packs, recruitment specifications and a team analysis function.

Intensive Narrative Approach training by Michael

White (Australia), internationally well-known founder.

Kinesiology training by M van Dyk from the Kinesiology Institute: London: UK

Associate of Learning Link International (EQ = Emotional Intelligence). Development of user-friendly training material for EQ competencies

Neuro-Integration Movements (BrainGym)

                                                Promotion of a system in balance, maximizing mental,

physical, creative abilities and increasing self-confidence. (2012)


Worldsview’s Nine Conversations in Leadership

The focus is on the seven fundamental dimensions of leadership (2011)

Work Experience:             Established the company “Nico de Klerk & Associates

EQ & Coaching” in 1999. In business for 15 years.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) development in the

corporate environment (98-2012). Presented many

workshops at most of the companies in client list like

Nedcor Group, SAB, etc.

Executive Coaching, Life Coaching & Business Coaching.(98--2013) Presented at most of client list.


Director / Founder Member: ICF (SA) - International Coach Federation: South African Chapter. (02/03)

Co-director of the Institute for Therapeutic Development. (95-97).

Training of Unisa Master students as part of responsibilities at the Institute for Therapeutic Development. (96/97)

Co-director of the Institute for Self- and Relationship Development (95-97)

Counseling and People Development Practice.(95-13)

Regional Director at the National Peace Secretariat Portfolio: Socio-economical Reconstruction and Development Plan. (Facilitating the New SA process in 93-94). Received intensive community conflict management and diversity sensitivity training and a lot of practical experience. 1994.           

Dutch Reformed Church Minister   (87-93)

Areas of Expertise:            Change processes & Lateral thinking


                                                Habits (Shadowmatch)

                                                Team Coaching

                                                Personal and Professional growth and development

                                                Adult learning principles

                                                Non-directive process orientated

                                                Narrative Approach / Metaphors

                                                Reframing of conflict to constructive discontent

                                                Goal / Strategy / Action interventions

                                                Create a personal reflective space for professionals

                                                Facilitate awareness / mindfulness / assertiveness

                                                Teambuilding facilitator at many clients on client list

                                                Spiritual facilitator

Professional Profile:         Facilitator for personal and leadership development of the JT student group at the University of Pretoria. 2nd to 4th year students including top students, 2012.

                                                2010: Presenter at the 3rd South African Innovation Summit (The Personal Journey) and since then “Ideator’s Coach” (see for RIIS, the organisers of the Innovation Summit.

Facilitated an EQ workshop at the United Nations office in Rome, Italy, with the Human Value Group at FAD. Delegates from 23 countries. (2000)

Nations Trust. (established by Queen Elizabeth and Nelson Mandela) Facilitated workshops on self-development among young black entrepreneurs(97)

Facilitated human development amongst one of the most primitive tribes on earth: Ova Himba’s in Kaokoland, Namibia.

Radio talk-show on RSG (12 sessions) with host Suzaan Steyn regarding EQ & Coaching: 2002

Regular guest on different other radio stations regarding EQ development and Executive/Life Coaching.

The official Coaching service provider at the Mrs. SA 2004 competition for all the competitors as well as the winner’s full term. Again in 2009. Also a facilitator at the Mr SA competition in 2009.

Represented the University of the Free State at the first global Conference on Family Therapy in Sorrento, Italy on the topic: Feelings & Systems. 1992.

Recent clients & references:


                                                Kobus Fick (MD: Fourier IT Engineers) 082 821 4850 

Dr. Pieter Clase (University of Pretoria) 082 924 4248            

Riaan Karsten (Ops Manager: Industrial Division, Unitrans) 0834563544

                                                Dr. W. Louw: SAGL (Grain Lab) 082 415 9905


                                                J. Leiding (MD: Geyser du Plessis Auditors)

                                                082 769 0964


Dr. S. Wolmarans (Founder of Learning Link International) 083 268 6130

Previous Clients:

DM Kisch (International Patent Law Attorneys) / University of Johannesburg       

Nedcor          /          First Rand Group    /          SAB (SA Breweries)


Pick ‘n Pay   /          Woolworths              /           Assupol                                 

Sanlam         /           Clover                       /          Sasol   /         Absa

Assupol         /           Barnyard                    /           Procon Fischer (Engineering)

Unitrans SA             /           Rentmeester             /           Echo Construction  

Old Mutual Properties                                /          MSD (Pharmaceutical)

IBC (Independent Brokers Ass)               /          Limon Technologies (IT)

Kestrel Financial Administrators              /           Weavind & Weavind Attorneys

Du Plessis & Ass (Attorneys)                    /           RMD Kwikform (International)

University of Pretoria                                   /           Fourier (IT Engineers)     AdaptIT

Team-building facilitator at most of the companies above.


Cell : 082 566 1484
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