Background and Experience

Tania’s career has been in the corporate world as well as running her own companies, where she has 25 years of experience in the banking, FMCG, trade unions, luxury home wares, orthodontics, advertising, catering and direct selling industries. Her capability was evident in her mid-twenties as she was selected to work directly with the senior partners of one of the big four management consulting firms. More recently she has applied this practical experience to help companies be successful. She now focusses on helping organisations of all sizes leverage innovative strategies to achieve sustainable growth and stay ahead of their competition. This means, together with the team, they come up with new products/services, business models, processes and training, which entails coordinating a team of experts to do a mix of research, strategy consulting, design, and branding.

As a former Accenture management consultant, Tania values analysis but realises that beyond analysis lies practical implementation to achieve results. Tying these together with careful alignment to objectives, enables her to facilitate continuity; from grass roots level in multi-cultural environments to directors in boardrooms. Her magic lies in adding value at a strategic level, but ensures functionality, by being hands-on and using initiative to reach set goals.

Tania led a team of about 200 consultants of an international sales organisation which reinforced her passion and skills around innovation and helping clients achieve strategic resilience. She is driven by contributing to something bigger than herself and loves adventure sport.

Career Highlights

  • Creating marketing strategies & implementing new business models for Functional Homeware as distributer of luxury homewares.
  • Adapting systems in regional office around function coordination for Celeste Catering.
  • Rolling out Creative Memories Pioneer leadership training on a national basis.
  • Building a team of 189 consultants, assisting them in developing their own businesses & achieving the highest sales in South Africa under the Creative Memories business model.
  • Leading the development of PSA Trade Union corporate & marketing strategy.
  • Managing the implementation of the Balanced Scorecard for ABSA Bank (Credit Risk Management).
  • Leading the development and implementation of the Accenture South Africa internal CRM system.
  • Directing marketing campaigns for Femedom in seven African countries for World Health Organisation.

Expertise

  • Innovative corporate strategies
  • Alignment of innovative business models
  • Brand alignment
  • Strategic resilience in leaders and businesses
  • Customer relationship selling
  • Multi-cultural business environments (Tania has lived on three continents and worked at length in more than 11 countries)

Accreditation and Qualifications

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration with distinction for final project on role of innovation in the corporate strategy) - Australian Institute of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (majors Anthropology, International Relations) - University of Pretoria, RSA
  • The Universal Hierarchy of Motivation (UHM) Professional - Accredited Coach through MarkTwo Consulting
  • The 4 UHM Typological Rooms - Accredited through MarkTwo Consulting
  • Certificate in Management - Australian Institute of Business
  • Project Management - IT Intellect, Cape Town, RSA
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Franklin Covey Leadership Centre, Salt Lake City, USA
  • PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence) - Gauteng, RSA
  • Principals of Strategy - Andersen University Campus, Chicago, USA
  • LAMP (Large Account Management Process) - Miller Heiman, Seattle, USA
  • Relationship Selling - Stackhouse Garber, Johannesburg, RSA
  • Negotiating Skills - Scottwork, Johannesburg, RSA
  • Strategic Selling - Miller Heiman, Stellenbosch, RSA
  • Business Presentation Skills - SAIM, Johannesburg, RSA
  • Certificate in Public Relations - PRISA, Johannesburg, RSA
  • Shark Tank Diver - Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, USA