About Us

About Us

Igniting Hope with vortex energy and wisdom

Founder and Managing Director

(High Performance Consultant and Coach)

Gerda Kotzé

Gerda has more than 2000 coaching hours as a Results Coaching Systems accredited life, team and executive coach.  She holds certification in Meta Coaching Level 1 and is geared to  obtain her certification in Level 2.  As a student and teacher of the Enneagram, she has used the IEQ9 Enneagram Profile (individuals and teams) for both corporate and personal clients extensively.  She is also accredited in using the AIM Enneagram and Leadership Maturity Profiles.  As a certified and accredited Neurozone High Performance Consultant and Coach, she is enabling individuals, teams, and organisations to understand the neuro analytical and scientific drivers underpinning Resilience and High Performance.  Gerda holds certifications in NLP for Coaches, Design Thinking and Neurolink Advanced Brain Profiling.  She has been the first woman in South Africa to be trained in the SEMCO STYLE organisational and leadership model through the Semco Style Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prior to her successful career as a coach, Gerda spent more than 20 years as a secondary school teacher before capitalising on her vast experience by re-inventing herself. The journey was a humbling, yet most rewarding experience which has enabled Gerda to help others embrace their own personal transformation with confidence and integrity. Gerda believes that change offers an opportunity for growth and confesses she learnt to embrace her own vulnerability and fears as she faced her inner giants. Today she passionately lives her purpose – contributing to a better world with vortex energy and wisdom. Igniting Hope.

founder and Executive Director

(High Performance Consultant and Coach)

Gerda Kotzé

Gerda has more than 2000 coaching hours as a Results Coaching Systems accredited life, team and executive coach.  She also holds certification in Meta Coaching Level 1 and is geared to also obtain her certification in Level 2.  As a student and teacher of the Enneagram, she has used the IEQ9 Enneagram Profile (individuals and teams) for both corporate and personal clients extensively.  She is also accredited in using the AIM Enneagram and Leadership Maturity Profiles.  As a certified and accredited Neurozone High Performance Consultant and Coach, she is enabling individuals, teams, and organisations to understand the neuro analytical and scientific drivers underpinning Resilience and High Performance.  Gerda holds certifications in NLP for Coaches, Design Thinking and Neurolink Advanced Brain Profiling.  She has been the first woman in South Africa to be trained in the SEMCO STYLE organisational and leadership model through the Semco Style Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prior to her successful career as a coach, Gerda spent more than 20 years as a secondary school teacher before capitalising on her vast experience by re-inventing herself. The journey was a humbling, yet most rewarding experience which has enabled Gerda to help others embrace their own personal transformation with confidence and integrity. Gerda believes that change offers an opportunity for growth and confesses she learnt to embrace her own vulnerability and fears as she faced her inner giants. Today she passionately lives her purpose – contributing to a better world with vortex energy and wisdom. Igniting Hope.

Non-Executive Strategic Partner

Dr Adriaan Combrinck

After starting in clinical medicine in deep rural South Africa, and then in the underground mining industry Adriaan learned how to practice in challenging circumstances. During that time it became clear that as a professional he could achieve much more to improve the health and well-being of communities by focusing on structural and process issues, as opposed to treating ill individuals (so called community health approach). He qualified in Occupational Medicine, and became a specialist in the Occupational Medicine field in South Africa where he contributed significantly.  A few years ago, after several personal health scares he realised that it is not only important to care about health for communities, but the well-being of self is equally important. He went on a journey of discovery of other non-medical modalities to recover, and enhance well-being of people, especially workers.  He is currently actively involved in advising corporations and individuals on strategies to improve resilience in the workplaces.

Executive Wisdom Partner

Dr Adriaan Combrinck

Adriaan is a happily married husband and father of three young adults who makes him proud.

After starting in clinical medicine in deep rural South Africa, and then in the underground mining industry he learned how to practice in challenging circumstances. During that time it became clear that as a professional he could achieve much more to improve the health and wellbeing of communities by focussing on structural and process issues, as opposed to treating ill individuals (so called community health approach). He qualified in Occupational Medicine, and gained training, expertise and experience to assume a senior position in the Occupational Medicine field in South Africa. Together with other Occupational Health colleagues he started and built a large Occupational Medicine and Employee Wellness Consultancy starting in 1998. This consultancy grew to the third largest Occupational Health and Wellness provider in South Africa and serviced clients all over the African continent.

He lectured on Occupational Medicine and Incapacity and Disability topics at the University of Pretoria for post graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine courses as well as training and refresher courses on Occupational Health Nursing. He has also been active in the leadership of several local and international Occupational Health bodies served on several boards and also as an officer on some of the boards.

After a several personal health scares he realised that it is not only important to care about health for communities, but the wellbeing of self, and others are equally important. That started a journey of discovery of other non-medical modalities to recover, and enhance wellbeing of people, especially workers.  He is currently actively involved in advising corporations and individuals on strategies to improve resilience in the workplace through the development of all workers.

Purposely Ignited PIVOTAL strategic partners

Coaches Partner Network

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Velaphi Mpolweni

Life Coaching

Tania Diedericks

Life, Relationship & Parent Coaching

Kalpana Nagindas

Life & Business Coaching

Maryke Brits

Business & Executive Coach

Johan Oosthuizen

Life, ADHD  (adults & adolescents) & Parent Coaching

Dr Welma Wehmeyer

Health, Wellness & Performance Coach

Lynda Bleazard

Life, Executive & Performance Coaching

Jacques Engelbrecht

Executive & Leadership coaching

Alexis Moshodi

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Trish Lees

Life & Leadership Coaching

Pako Matthews

Life Coaching

Beaugary Maredza

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Johan Brits

Certified Financial Transisionist Planner

Mariette Tappan

Transformative & Leadership Coaching

Sal Muthayan

Purposely Ignited PIVOTAL strategic partners

Coaches Partner Network

Life, Executive and Performance Coaching

Jacques Engelbrecht

Life Coaching

Tania Diedericks

Life Coaching en Youth Coaching

Kalpana Nagindas

Life and Business Coach

Maryke Brits

Business & Executive Coach

Johan Oosthuizen

Life Coaching, Executive Coaching, Parent Coaching

Dr Welma Wehmeyer

Life and Leadership Coaching

Pako Matthews

Executive and Leadership Coaching

Velaphi Mpolweni

Executive and leadership coaching

Alexis Moshodi

Executive and Leadership Coach

Trish Lees

Wellness Coaching, Performance Coaching

Lynda Bleazard

Life Coaching

Beaugary Maredza

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Johan Brits

Transformational / Business Coach

Mariette Tappan

Transformative & Leadership Coaching

Sal Muthayan

What Our Clients Say

What Our Clients Say

Neuro-analytic partner

Neurozone

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