I joined CDRA in 2007 as a Practitioner in training. What attracted me to the field is the work that I do. Working with people all the time, facilitating processes with different organisations in South Africa and beyond the borders of South Africa. Another thing that attracts me to this job is that it keeps you thinking all the time, in most cases applying all the three levels of listening, namely, listening with the head, heart and feet, and dealing with emergence at times. There is a relationship with my previous job where I was working as an Educational Psychologist in a school environment. I love working with people and one of my passions is facilitating courses and doing strategic planning for organisations. The common trend in my professions is that they all deal with development.
As I get involved in my field of development … I do not forget my family in the process. I love my wife, two wonderful children, my mother, my brothers and my extended family. All these people play a crucial role in my life as my support system, and they bring stability in my life, especially when I travel. I love literature, especially William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, William Butler Yeats, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiongo, Charles Mungoshi, William Wordsworth, SEK Mqhayi, and JJR Jolobe.
My next area of focus is developing a curriculum for the sporting codes using the Action Learning Cycle, and linking that with Life skills and Sports for the coaches. My other interests will depend on emergence – I will deal with whatever comes up, because development is complex at times, and you cannot always plan for it.