I started Clive’s executive 6-session package a few months ago and I finished up a week ago. I was a bit disappointed because the course finished sooner than I wanted it to and would like more sessions with Clive as this course was more informative and gave more perspective and direction to my career path. I absolutely enjoyed working with Clive, I learnt a lot. His course is all about how to operate effectively in the executive space. It was a real eye-opener. I never realised how easily one can be manipulated. The thing is, once I saw the moves, I just positioned myself differently. The result: My personal power began to flow back to me. It was incredible how it worked. I just know I will never go back to being that approval-seeking disempowered person. Through the duration of the program I also had a difficult situation to deal with in my role as Treasurer of my church organisation. Clive really helped me with this. He assisted me in framing my approach and it worked well for me. I can see that he is a seasoned executive and is skilled in the executive game. I found working with Clive extremely valuable and got a lot out of the program. I loved it when he said to me that in 5 years time I should be earning R10m pa – that is where I now see myself!
Ndidinwangani (Booi) Mpye CA (SA)
I had been following Clive’s articles on LinkedIn and a lot of the points he raised were pertinent to my own situation. Being the first CFO of a group of previously family owned companies, I was not making my way into the executive inner circle. I took the 6 session package as I liked the course topics. The work has had a profound impact on me. Suddenly I am being included and treated like the CFO. Clive taught me tactics to position myself where I wanted to be. He made me aware of the executive game-play and it was so obvious even though the issues were very subtle. The program works. I feel dramatically transformed. Every CA(SA) should take this program. The results are astonishing and I am grateful for Clive’s insights and guidance.
CFO at Anglo-V3 Crane Hire
I am a CA(SA) that came up the hard way. I was born in the rural area of the Eastern Cape and had to work exceedingly hard to get my qualification. It was an enormous undertaking and, at the risk of sounding a bit arrogant, I am very proud of my achievements. This is a recent thing for me. It was Clive who brought this out in me. When we first met he was flabbergasted at how I was able to become a CA(SA) from such humble beginnings. He was so overwhelmed at my achievements that he offered to coach me completely for free. He was so impressed that he was prepared to give me this coaching because he said he knew, because of my strong character, I would use it with commitment and resourcefulness. This was a big eye-opener for me. I had never seen myself this way. And it has changed me. I’m different because I have connected with my own unique value. Thank you Clive. Firstly for your willingness to have faith in me and secondly, and more importantly, for helping see my own true value. It was great working with Clive. It’s an experience that all CA’s should take advantage of. I learnt an enormous amount.
CA (SA) | Manager at PwC
I was introduced to Clive via one of my work colleagues. I went for the complementary session just to have a look. I found Clive very different in his approach given that I had been on a coaching program with an industrial psychologist before him. He is well informed and up-to-date on a number of modern topics. His thinking is very different and refreshing! I was intrigued with the way he explained the corporate executive game – and could relate much of what he was sharing to what I had seen and was seeing in my own circumstances. I’ve just finished the last of 6 sessions. Looking back it was very helpful. I feel I’m much more aware of the game-plays and this is definitely giving me an edge. What I appreciated the most about the program is the way Clive builds on scenario’s that may be at play without ever asking or expecting you to contradict your personal beliefs or ethical values. The program comes highly recommended.
Bradley Putzier CA(SA)
Head of Finance: Business Partnering at Idwala Industrial Holdings
I came across Clive’s programme on LinkedIn and decided to make contact and learn more about his offering. On meeting Clive, I was intrigued by his insights into the corporate game and decided to do the 6 – session programme. Clive has a way of homing in on the issues that need resolving. I can say that I found all the sessions very valuable. I have developed a new perspective on my current environment and used this to position myself differently. It was very valuable working with an experienced CA executive who has such a holistic and top down view.
Javan Cloete CA (SA)
CFO at Enza Construction
I hold a senior position in a software advisory consultancy and one of my greatest challenges was the transformation from a manager to executive. I knew being properly prepared for this was crucial. I therefore responded to an email that Clive sent me and I took his 6-session plan. I realised to make the leap I not only had to shift my day-to-day duties and responsibilities but also had to examine goals and issues through an entirely new perspective. I liked the program and it certainly gave me the tools needed to make the transition.
Anja Goosen CA (SA)
Head of Systems at New GX Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
I am the CFO of an advertising company specializing in outdoor advertising market. I’m 13 years post qualified and have recently being doing a reality check on my whole career. I took up Clive’s offer for a free session just to hear what he had to say. I was impressed enough to take the 6-session program. The course helped me to assess my situation objectively and to also re-assess and confirm my own capabilities. Working with a fellow CA(SA) with years of corporate experience gave me a different view on myself. I gained a lot from this course and I found Clive’s open and forthright approach very valuable. He tells it like it is and this gave me a lot to work with, and I have a clearer idea of my own value, and what to do next.
Corrie Claassen CA(SA)
Finance & IT Manager at Ad Outpost
I have spent many quality years as a financial executive in one of the largest mining houses in SA. I am a CA(SA) combined with an MBA. I have had a fulfilling career and have been satisfied with my progress until last year. A restructuring program gave me a reality check and I realised that I needed a different skill and mindset to take my career to the next level. I heard about Clive via LinkedIn and responded to a personal email that he sent me. I took up his offer to be my coach and found working with Clive refreshing. He has a unique approach that gets straight to the point without holding back any punches. I learnt a lot about myself in relation to the executive environment in which I was operating in. Whereas before I think I was playing myself out, Clive showed me how to position myself very effectively to take me forward in the right direction. The engagements were great and I am happy to recommend it especially if you want a new slant on your career going forward.
Johan Snyman CA(SA) Executive MBA
Finance Professional | Mining, Oil & Gas | optimise value through people, processes and systems
I am a balanced and calm CA(SA), who was generally sure about my intentions and path. I met Clive through a complimentary session that he offered. I had been going through a stressful time at work, where I felt stuck and unsure of where I wanted my career to take me. I decided to do the 6-session package. While it wasn’t an earth-shattering experience, I went through a subtle realization of ‘how things work’ and how powerful I am when I stop making excuses for being me. That was an epiphany. I really enjoyed working with Clive and our sessions helped me find some direction in terms of where I’d like to go next.
I work in a highly competitive environment with some of the smartest people around. It’s tough but I love it! I’ve always thought of getting myself a coach to further my development holistically which no doubt would propel my career. I received an email from Clive which got me interested enough to take up his offer of a complementary session.
Zainab Salloo CA(SA)
Senior Manager - Audit and Assurance
I was intrigued by his comments about the corporate game and how executives differ from managers. I decided to go with the 6-session offering. I learnt some fascinating things, especially about myself. To cut a long story short, I am much the wiser for having learnt the ‘rules-of-the-game’. I have developed a new perspective on my current environment and used this to position myself differently. It was a great and valuable program.
Pearl Tsotetsi CA (SA)
Private Equity transactor at Rand Merchant Bank
On the recommendation if an executive colleague, I decided to get some career coaching. With extensive experience is the financial management, found myself feeling bored and demotivated. I currently hold a CFO position in one of the divisions of a big listed conglomerate. I searched LinkedIn for possible coaches and was drawn to Clive because of his years of practical experience at executive level. I have been in my current position for 9 years and needed to re-vitalize my career. Working with Clive opened my eyes to a lot of things. It was a great experience for me. He identified with my situation immediately and moved forward to help me capitalize on my strengths. I began to see myself in a different light. I also began to see that I am the master of my own destiny – this was very empowering. In summary, the 6-session course was very valuable and I would recommend it to any executive.
Danie Ferreira ACMA, CGMA (CIMA)
Chief Financial Officer - Car Hire Brokers (PTY) Ltd - (A company in the Imperial Group)
My experience with executive coaches is very limited. Clive contacted me at the beginning of 2017 and we chatted briefly via skype. It appealed to me that he was a CA(SA) with years of high-level corporate experience. As you can see from my LinkedIn profile I am based in Durban. It just so happened that we were needing an intervention in our company and I shifted our discussions in that direction. I liked Clive’s view on the problem and contracted with him to come and spend a day with the executive team. Although it was quite pricey I made the call that Clive could help us unravel our issue. Instead of working with us as a team, Clive spent time with each executive individually. This gave each of them an opportunity to reassess their value and their potential contribution. At the end of the day he brought us all together as a team and allowed our CEO to take it forward. With Clive’s assistance, we learnt how to deal with people and situations differently and this enabled us to ensure we went on to master future interactions and meetings at a senior level. It was an extremely insightful process. Some of us decided to carry on and do Clive’s executive 6-session Platinum Program. Other than the first session, we conducted all the remaining sessions via Skype which worked well. All in all, working with Clive has enabled me to change my approach, think of everything I do in terms of contribution to my value-added scorecard and placed me in a better position to succeed in my career.
Financial Director at Gedore Tools SA (Pty) LTD
I’m senior executive at Vodacom. I’ve always wanted to get myself an executive coach but never really connected with anyone that I felt could grasp my situation and where I was aiming my career. I was attracted to Clive largely because he was a CA(SA). He also had had a long career in corporate dealing at a similar level to where I was aiming. I took him up on the complementary session to check out what this could mean to me. I had nothing to lose. For me it was a breath of fresh air. Clive just homed in on exactly what was going on for me. I realised that I had being playing the wrong game. He had an excellent understanding of the upper executive space and was spot on with how the game plays out. The insight that I obtained from this coaching course was a major eye-opener. I’m now in a far better position to drive my career forward and take charge of where I want to be. All I can say is that I have a solid sense of my own value-add. If your career has stalled it’s probably because you’re playing the wrong game.
Robert Burger (CA)SA
Finance Executive @ Vodafone
I had been following Clive on LinkedIn for some time. A lot of his articles spoke directly to me. I took up the offer of the complementary session. Meeting Clive was something very different. He is also a CA but has lots of corporate experience. The way he explained the power-plays that go on at work made a lot of sense to me. I decided to take the 6 session package. It has been greatly beneficial to me. I see myself in a different light. Clive showed me how to step up to the next level. I now know what I need to do. I learnt a lot from this program and feel that I have undergone a change from a good manager into an effective executive. You would be well advised to do this course.
Freddie Mitchell CA(SA)RA, EO, CISA
Head of Internal Audit at South African Bureau of Standards
I’m a Chartered Accountant with many years of high level executive experience. I followed up on an email that Clive sent me and we met. I was intrigued by his perspectives on executive presence and decided to do the 6-session program. All I can say that I got a vastly different perspective on the executive space. Clive’s experience and astuteness allowed me the opportunity to re-examine my own approach to the environment that I work in and to play the game differently. It has also given me a more insightful to approach my work, especially the important relationships. I found the course very valuable.
Mathew Hangaika ACA
Visionary Finance Leader
All I can say is that working with Clive was an eye-opening experience. The things I saw and that I learned have already changed my behaviour at work a lot. I now feel that I have found my personal power again and am much more confident. I understand what I need to do to progress my career. I now feel more charge! I would recommend this course (6 session Platinum Package) to any CA who wants to reinvent themselves.
Megan (Steyn) Kriel CA(SA)
Audit Manager - Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group
The changes that I have experienced since I have taken the coaching course with Clive has been big. I’m now more confident of myself and in my role. Clive has helped me to know more about myself and my capabilities.
Having learnt how the game is played in the corporate space I am so much more aware of how to position myself for maximum advantage. I’m like a totally different person and I like myself this way. I have my personal power back! I recommend this course to any CA who is looking to claim their executive space.
Sarurai (Nyazika) Mangwanda
Chief Financial Officer at Save the Children South Africa
I decided to do a coaching course with Clive because I was stuck in and unhappy in my career. I am a CFO with a multi-national and my working expectations were ridiculous with little recognition. I was exhausted and trapped. Working with Clive was a eye-opening experience. I began to realize that I was playing the game in the wrong way. He used an example that I connected with – “you can’t play cricket when everyone else is playing soccer”. This struck a chord with me. Learning to play the game differently has transformed my approach to my career and already I have experienced significant changes. I am now ready to take a big step up in my career.
Rusinda De Jager CA(SA)
CFO - Trelleborg South Africa
I have to say that when I met Clive I was not feeling very good about my career. I had just resigned my position as CFO of a company as I found the CEO very difficult and abusive and I was not prepared to take it anymore. Even though I am a mature executive I was worried that the job market was shaky. Working with Clive changed all of that. He helped really see my own value and find my own special offering. Using LinkedIn, we worked on doing my own marketing of myself – I was only too grateful as I hate working with recruiters. In summary, the course was money well spent – I found my confidence again and I now have work which is not exactly what I want but at least I feel far more in
control of my own destiny.
FP van Oudtshoorn CA(SA)
Top rated Financial Executive looking for new opportunities.
I’m a sceptical guy by nature. My experience and training has taught me to be cautious especially around fancy sales people with false promises. I met Clive at a time when I was looking for more in my career. Our first meeting was interesting – I found his take on executive presence different and some of the stuff resonated with me. Quite honestly if he did not offer a money back guarantee, I would not have ventured in even though my company was paying. I found the sessions vibrant and lively. I have my own ideas but was willing to hear different opinions. The bottom line is that I did not ask for my money back. I got some interesting insights and the tactics that Clive introduced did work. All in all, the course was valuable.
Avinash Ramnarain CA(SA) MBA
CFO at Deutz Diesel Power a subsidiary of Hudaco Trading