Kavana Consulting

Meet the team...

Clyde van Zyl

Clyde van Zyl

Human Resources Training Specialist and Consultant - worked in a wide spectrum of industries and organisations throughout Africa in the financial government, mining and business sectors.

  • Life Coaching Certification - UCT GSB / New Ventures West (USA)
  • B.A. Clinical Psychology Honours Degree (Cum Laude)
  • B.Soc.Sci. Personnel Management Honours Degree
  • Registered Assessor with the Services Seta: SETQAA Assessor Number: 670809519088
  • Licensed Practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory
  • Training in Organisational Culture Assessment; Leadership Assessment; Life Styles Inventory / Individual thinking and behaviour styles assessment and Team and Group Styles Assessment.

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Callistus Hlabanane

Callistus Hlabangens entire career has been in the field of personal development and education. He has dedicated his career to skills development and capacity building, believing passionately in the crucial role skills development plays for all people. Having completed his teacher qualifications, Callistus served the Department of Education in various capacities for several years. Callistus' career development ultimately led him to several senior positions in the Human Resources field. These included Head of Human Resources Management and Development as well as Head of Performance Management and Development (in Public Service). Callistus now plays a key role in the marketing of Kavana Consulting and managing of these projects.

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Michelle Clifford

Speech and language pathologist for the National Health Service in London; Consultant in voice, speech and presentation skills; O[erations Call Centre Manager and Consultatn with extensive Call Centre training, benchmarking and auditing experience.

  • Registered with the Services SETA as an Assessor, Moderator, Verifier and Skills Development Facilitator (SDF)
  • BSc Honours degree in speech and language pathology

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Madei Mangori

Organisational development and human resource development specialist facilitator with over 24 years practical experience.


  • MBA
  • BSc
  • DMS
  • CM

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Chantaul Jordanl

Training Consultant with extensive experience in Business Presentation and Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence and Self Development. Key Note Speaker and Workshop Facilitator. Memeber of the PSA (Professional Speakers Association); Chairman of the Executive Association of South Africa; Honorary member of the KZN Women in Business.

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Jacqui Gilchrist

Business Journalist, Client Relations and Marketing Manager, Training Consultant and Life Coach.


  • N Dip Communications Science and Public Relations Management (Cum Laude)
  • Certificate in Professional Coaching UCT GSB
  • Associate Coaching Certification UCT GSB

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Linda Gomes

Key Account and Relationship Manager, Project Manager, Skills Development work with the Services SETA, Recruitment and selection, Customer Care and Contact Centre Specialist and Trainer.

  • Diploma in Project Management

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Stephan Grant

Quality Assurance and Auditin, Data Management, IT and Finance Portfolios, Senior Management Positions, Training Specialist, Project Manager and Consultant.

  • National telecommunication technician Diploma (NTC 6)
  • Diploma in Quality Control in 92 (City and Guilds of London)
  • Certificate in Quality Management
  • Post Graduate diploma in Project Management
  • MBA Bond University Australia
  • Busy with M-Com in Project Management

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Karen Grant

Key Account Manager; Facilitator, Coach, Business Writer, Practitioner of the Strength Deployment Inventory.


  • B Com Honours in Strategy, Strategic Marketing and Business Economics
  • Business writer and provider of business communications training
  • Secretary of the Western Cape Chapter of COMENSA, the Coaching and mentoring Society of South Africa
  • Provider of 1,2 and 3 day account management and sales courses, having served as an account manager in a professional services firm for 8 years.
  • 16 years of corporate experience in communications, business development and marketing
  • Lifeline counsellor and attended an introductory coaching programme at The Coaching Centre.

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Alison Sparg

Alison Sparg is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 10 years of commercial and corporate experience. Alison graduated from the University of Cape Town with honours, receiving various class awards for top academic performance. Alison completed her articles with Ernst & Young in 2000, having obtained experience in a wide range of industries, but with a particular focus on the financial services sector.

Following her articles, Alison spent 4 years living and working abroad, gaining exposure to the international financial markets of New York and London. She returned to South Africa in 2005. Alison has since worked in the worlds of Corporate Finance and Asset Management, gaining invaluable experience in areas such as detailed financial analysis, the giving of strategic advice, and in the role as a mentor and trainer. Through her training courses and workshops, she aims to empower individuals by providing them with basic financial literacy skills, as well as challenge their perceptions of and attitudes towards money.

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Enzio O'ehley

Enzio is a Training Specialist with extensive experience facilitating interventions throughout Africa including working as a team building and adventure activity specialist in the USA. Enzio's particular passion and speciality is outdoor adventure based training but he is also qualified in Safety Training and has facilitated the full spectrum of Human Resources Programmes throughout his career.

  • BA(ed) degree in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Port Elizabeth
  • Level 1 certification with the Outdoor Adventure Association (OAA)
  • Training Management Development Diploma - Wits Technikon and Anglo America's Central Training Unit