Our team

  • Trudy TannerOwner

    Qualifications: Trudy holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Stellenbosch University), a Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA- University of South Africa), and a Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Interventions (University of Stellenbosch/Mindfulness Institute of South Africa).

    Experience summary: In addition to the journeys we undertake with the support of a strong team at PsyGro, I have also enjoyed working for the likes of Standard Bank and Unilever across functional areas at all levels of management, both locally and globally. My 20 years+ working experience includes professional world-class expertise in a number of disciplines including customer service excellence, organisational change management, sales, logistics, banking, sales and business forecasting, business planning, innovation planning, and project leadership

    What kind of leader am I? I believe that leadership is all about ensuring that your influence inspires and facilitates growth equally in yourself and those around you for the greater good of the individuals, the business in which we work, and the communities in which we live. I have a passion for nudging people and businesses awake so that they empower themselves in mindfully and confidently transforming themselves in embracing their possibilities.

    The thoughts of my team on my leadership style: “Innovative, adaptable, encouraging, supportive, empathetic, insightful, optimistic, honest, and authentic – diplomatically direct, open and engaging, you put the effort in to find solutions and realise the results in an uplifting way. You expect the best from us and help us to deliver it, whether through coaching us to get it done or actually helping us get it done.”

    Loves to…spend quality time with my family and friends, running on the beach with my pups, as well as surfing, soaking up the wonder of nature, and a bit of creative time dabbling in photography and on the guitar.

    Quotes I live by...
    “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs

    “We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson/Nelson Mandela

  • Sam LunowPsychometrist, Facilitator, and Consultant

    Qualifications:

    • BA Hons Psych from Stellenbosch University.
    • Registered Psychometrist Independent Practice with the HPCSA

    Experience summary: I took a gap year after school and entered the world of work in an administrative function at a vehicle hire company to save money to travel, which I then did for five months in Europe. On return, I completed my studies whilst working as a waitron. My first position after completing my studies was at a food hygiene equipment company as a sales representative, dealing extensively with factory, farm, and production staff around hygiene and food safety education and products. Two years later, I joined PsyGro – initially as a psychometrist and later with additional responsibilities as a consultant and facilitator. Three years later, I joined Maxie Consulting as a psychometrist. I was also very involved in job and competency profiling, performance management, talent management, and related facilitation during my tenure at Maxie Consulting. After 8 years, I said fond farewells and joined PsyGro as a psychometrist, consultant, and facilitator.

    What kind of leader am I? Compassionate, diplomatic, abstract-thinking, light-hearted, structured, and planned.

    What I’m working on now Making a difference and keeping things simple and real – being humble and authentic and keeping an open mind when connecting with people in all spheres of life.

    Loves to…spend time with my husband and children on the beach, get lost in a good book or movie, watch the waves and contemplate life.

    Quote I live by

    “You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”

    “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is the development of such virtues as faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” James E. Faust

  • Michelle WrightClient Liaison

    Experience summary After high school, for three years, I travelled back and forth to the States and worked there then decided to stay in SA. In 2005, I started at PsyGro as a Workshop Co-ordinator

    What kind of Leader am I? Lively, independent, enthusiastic, and I have a ‘can-do’ attitude, seeing nothing as beyond my capabilities

    Loves to… Spend time with my daughter, family, and friends; listen to music; and going out for supper with the people I love.

    Quote I live by….

    “You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking”

  • Dawn TannerAccounts
    Experience Summary I have spent 40 years working in various roles in the administrative and debtors and creditors world.

    What type of leader am I? I believe in supportive and encouraging leadership and the principle that together we can achieve more.

    Loves to Learn new things and see positive results, animals, reading, enjoy the challenge of a puzzle, and I love working in and supporting the community.

    Quotes I live by:

    “Every New Morning is a way of saying one more time. Go make a difference, touch one’s heart, encourage one’s mind, inspire one’s soul and enjoy the day.”

  • Alice DlaminiFacilitator & Coach

    Qualifications: Alice holds an honours degree in Economics and Management (Rhodes University), a Global Economic Governance certificate from the University of Pretoria and SAIIA (South African Institute of International Affairs) and a certificate in ETDP (Education Training Development Practices) from UNISA.

    Experience summary: Alice’s corporate career started at Mittal Steel then Iscor, in the Corporate Affairs department. She then joined Unilever South Africa in the Supply Chain Department and has also had the opportunity to work for Engen and being seconded to PERTONAS Lubricants Africa Limited managing projects across the value chain whilst developing a financial tool that would enable the business to gain footprint across Africa. Alice currently consults for various companies in Procurement ad Supply Chain focusing on sustainability. Alice also has her small but booming honey business called Alice’s Honey.

    Alice completed her COAL leadership programme with Psygro Consulting and thoroughly enjoyed the development journey that she has partnered with Psygro as an associate to expand and extend the network to ensure that it reaches everyone who wishes to enhance their leadership capabilities and those around them.

    What kind of leader am I? I always want to see people succeed by realizing their full potential. Many people are capable of and have the capacity to do incredible things however they are fearful of stepping out into the unknown and trusting themselves to find the right footing. Leadership for me is allowing someone else achieve more than I have because I have given them the tools to do more than I was able to. Leadership is about setting an example that with all the twists and turns I can step out and be excellent even in the face of challenges. .”

    Loves to…(in no particular order) Dance and sing with my husband and our kids, game drives – even if we repeat the same destination: we love nature and nature loves us, sprinting, watching action movies with my husband, watching Disney movies with our kids whilst eating sushi and seafood, teasing and joking around with each other and having a good laugh that comes from the belly accompanied by tears.

    Quotes I live by…
    “Your gifts will make room for you and bring you before great men” Proverbs 18:16

  • Jason TannerIndependent Finance Manager

    Experience summary I have spent 20+ years working in various fields from running small businesses to joining the corporate world and working as a store manager for Woolworths to currently owning my own courier business. I support the PsyGro team on the finance side on a freelance basis.

    What kind of leader am I? I am an outcomes-based leader that believes in working with consistency, honesty, authenticity, and discipline to deliver results for both individuals and the business.

    Loves to…Spend time around a dinner table with my family and friends, watching a good show from time to time, and spending some time in the gym.

    Quotes I live by...
    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”
    Aristotle