Catherine Van Heerden

Based: Johannesburg

Catherine is driven by her passion for people and her obsession with adding value to Business, Corporates, Entrepreneurs and Individuals.  She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled to complete her PhD in The Science of Human Transformation processes.  This is through a University in the UK.

She founded a training and development business 20 years ago, called Thinking Dynamics which offers a wide variety of training programmes in the areas of business strategy, facilitation, leadership development and improved team performance.

Catherine is an internationally accredited master trainer for Dr. Edward de Bono in South Africa.  Dr. de Bono is an internationally renowned teacher and author in the areas of thinking and innovation.

She has worked with various corporations such as the JSE, Coca Cola, The Foschini Group, South African Reserve Bank, Nedbank Ltd. Standard Bank, Sasol, John Deere, Emerald Casino Hotel, Novo Nordisk, Hollard, WBHO Construction, Unisa, University of Pretoria, Oceana Group and many others.  The value Catherine brings to her clients is evident in the repeat business and long-term relationships she has formed over the years.

She is delightful and creative as a speaker / presenter and has addressed audiences at various local and international conferences and gatherings on a variety of subjects including personal, relational and business transformation.

Her latest international speaking engagement took place in Orlando, Florida, United States, addressing an audience of 2000 people representing various businesses from over 70 different countries.

Catherine is furthermore the designated psychologist to work with South African Woman’s Magazine on a variety of subjects relating to personal wellness and effectiveness. Catherine has been instrumental in assisting women who have struggled to loose weight and guiding them through a journey she calls ‘Emotional Weight Loss’.  Catherine has over the past three years been a witness to the power of such an intervention and how this empowers women to change the way they live and make decisions resulting in inward and outward transformation that is real and sustainable.  To further her reach and help more women, Catherine has created a sought after e-Book which guides women through the journey of emotional weight-loss in a practical way.

She has written and published various articles for the magazine over the past three years.  She has furthermore published and co-authored a total of 4 books.

Her philosophy of life is to travel light and take with you just what you need, inspiration comes as and when you can give it to others and to embrace change as it is sure to happen.

Catherine is a proud mom of 2 wonderful boys aged at 23 and 8 years old, loves her family and friends, the outdoors, new adventures, gets lost in good books and regards herself as an enthusiastic partaker of life, one grateful for every opportunity awarded to her.

…… oh, and she can actually land a small aeroplane…!

 

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