Our Awesome Team
Our team’s dedication and hard work is recognised and widely acknowledged due to our high standards of excellence, delivery and commitment. This is why our clients keep coming back!
Mary is a results orientated Organisational Development professional, with focus on workforce management, employment equity, change management, project management and structure redesign with more than 16 years practitioner expertise and 8 years senior manager experience.
She has implemented Employee Engagement Surveys in large corporate across 3000 staff with formulated interventions leading to a partnership with leadership on key areas pertaining to culture, training, performance management and reward. Mary’s expertise has widened into the field of coaching, specialising in the Enneagram.
Mary loves to read, cook and is passionate about her garden where she spends quality time with her beautiful children and her ridgebacks.
Lita van Schalkwyk
Founder and Managing Director
Lita has 20 years’ experience in senior management in various functions including training, sales, operations, communication, compliance and change management.
She has been successfully running a people change, consulting and training company for the last 12 years. She is particularly skilled in consulting on complex people problems, systemic problem solving, people change processes and marketing. Her experience has mostly been in the financial services industry, including banking, life and short term insurance. Her projects included working in Africa.
Lita loves travelling and often makes time to share good food and wine with the special people in her life.
Neil has 16 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. He has been a partner and director for the last 8 years and has been heading up Change in Motion. Neil is particularly skilled in consulting on complex people problems, systemic problem solving, design, implement and managing of people change processes for strategic business change initiatives, project management of the total people change approach for programs and projects.
Neil has a B.Comm. Honours Human Resource Development as well as an International Certification – Human Performance Improvement Consultation.
Neil enjoys playing golf. His Handicap is… a secret. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family spoiling them with a good braai.
CONSULTANTS AND SENIOR CONSULTANTS
Advanced Post Grad Diploma in Financial Planning
FPI Head – Academy/Certification and membership
Managing Director -ACC
On returning to South Africa from working in the UK Shirley made an effort to shift her career to marketing and sales roles for 8 years. She held a recruitment specialist role in placing financial staff and then ventured off to advertising sales for print, business television and outdoor in Africa.
Shirley is a qualified Cost Accountant and completed a certificate on Personal Selling with IMM. She comes with years of Financial, HR and Operational roles. Shirley is the Head of Operations and the Executive for Talent Opportunities for Growth in Motion.
She specializes in placing Project Managers, Business Analysts, Project Administrators, Developers, Testers and Change Managers on contracts as well as placing permanent Financial and sales roles that require FAIS Level 1 accreditation.
Shirley is also running the Growth in Motion’s community project called Mind the GAP which is aimed at training unemployed individuals by preparing them for the FAIS examination and try to source employment for them.
She loves sharing life with family and friends and enjoys a good laugh over a glass of naughty. Red or white wine!
Mike is a Teacher by profession, and a Certified Financial Planner®. He was part of the transition to Independence in Namibia and contributed to the processes of change and transformation in education there. Joining a major insurer, he ran his own practice for several years and with his appointment as head of training began training and developing financial planners and managers.
He was transferred to Cape Town and managed, developed and conducted training for management, sales and service personnel in the financial services world. This continued when Mike served with a major bank.
Mike has recently de-mystified FAIS Act complexity for hundreds of candidates who needed to meet the statutory regulatory examination requirement, with great success. He is an accomplished speaker, facilitator and conference host and regularly conducts national functions for corporate clients. His work is characterised by liveliness, interaction, humour and insight.
He works throughout Southern Africa from Cape Town, which has great motorcycling roads, good running routes and rich bird-life.
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Olga is a registered Industrial Psychologist and an accredited Executive Coach. Her life purpose is to enable personal growth, interpersonal relationships and opportunity thinking.
Based on her experience in practice she firmly believes that the key enablers of organisational performance are personal/interpersonal well-being, engagement and development.
Olga’s background includes 19 years as an HR specialist in IT and Financial Services, followed by 16 years organisational development consulting (strategy development and strategic alignment, culture development, leadership development, climate surveys and development, conflict management, people change enablement, talent development, Emotional Intelligence development, psychometric assessments for development purposes, team optimisation, people change management, managing diversity, career counselling, and mentorship of HR Managers and OD Consultants).
She has worked across many different industries including financial services, IT, agriculture, property, tertiary institutions, manufacturing, legal services, labour broking, cellular communication, retail, mining, government, government owned businesses, government agencies/commissions, and healthcare.
She holds a D Com (Consulting Psychology) degree and her thesis entailed the development of a theoretical model that explains human behaviour in diversity settings.
Heleen has been in admin for the past 25 plus years and has worked in various industries including Medical aid, industrial and even the farming sector.
She has a very pleasant disposition and our clients love engaging with her.
She enjoys her position at GIM, because helping people is what Heleen thrives on.
Heleen is married and has a gorgeous pigeon pair. She is at her happiest when she is gets to spend time with the people she loves.
Heleen enjoys the outdoors and keeps her mind healthy and active by reading, sewing and DIY projects.
Renee started her working career off in banking but moved over to public relations which she loved and excelled in. Being the creative soul that she is - she started collecting art in her early twenties - she eventually plucked up the courage to follow this passion wholeheartedly and bought a gallery in 1993 and subsequently specialised as a corporate art consultant in Cape Town. Soon after moving back to Gauteng due to family reasons she joined GIM and having a flair for languages as well as numbers she handles our FAIS web campaign enquiries, bookkeeping, credit control, editing of training material and anything else we throw her way. Renee is divorced with no children but she is compassionate about animals in trouble and is known far and wide for her love of all fauna and flora. For instance, she adopted a deaf and near blind Great Dane in 2014 who wasn’t given much hope for a long life but who is still alive and well and very happily living with her. Gardening is her way of coping with life’s stresses and strains and the ‘best anti-depressant’ to quote her. She is an ardent reader and has a huge collection of music from all genres as well as art-nouveau type movies. She also developed an art appreciation course which is currently on ice due to COVID-19
Stefanie comes with years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, predominantly holding Branch Banking and Learning and Development roles. She is passionate about learning and facilitated on core banking topics before entry to the management of a number of Learning Centres nationally. She holds a BCom degree with Specialization in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is currently Head of the Growth in Motion Learning Support Centre.
The Learning Support Centre delivers a vital service to clients. It is the link between the customer and/or learner and the delivery channel. It ensures the smooth running of the scheduling of workshops, the booking of learners and the delivery of learning products, removing pressure and administration from the client.
Stefanie loves sharing life with family and friends. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places and experiencing good food and wine.
Maximilian Fuxjaeger has over 16 years experience in web design and development and is a proficient HTML and Joomla site designer and developer.
His skill set as systems implementation specialist, business development consultant, project management, training, facilitation and personal development facilitation, ensures that you get the best expertise with every project.
Bianka is a professional graphic designer and developer at Maxweb Website and Graphic Design. More than 5 years experience in Graphic Design, Coraldraw, Adobe indesign, creative ideas and Identity Development.