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