I see Emotional Intelligence as the best way of doing preventative work and guide people to learn the skills so much needed in life. My colleague and I did intensive research on the topic (and various others) to have a holistic course available. We started facilitating the course on Emotional Intelligence during 1998. Clients who made use of this course include managers of various companies, teachers, ministers, psychologists, counsellors, etc.
We use our book Emotional Intelligence A workbook for your wellbeing as manual in our courses. This book was first published in 2001 and updated in 2008 (co-authored with Dr. Rina de Klerk-Weyer). Our book Emotional Intelligence for children and teens was published during 2003 (co-authored). My book Optimise your Sports Performance through Emotional Intelligence was published during 2006. I work mainly with individuals as the course may be adapted to their specific needs and they have more time to integrate new knowledge over time.
My spiritual development deepened during 2006 when I experienced a serious setback to my health. I have Dr. Heinrich Kleinschmidt as spiritual mentor since then. I self-published with him as co-author a book on this journey called Spirals and Sunglasses. Self Real-I-zation gives Us wings! (2011). This book is especially for those of us who question old habits and traditions and who want to be free to follow their heart and spirit.
Compassion is my life purpose. I am always deeply moved and grateful when I assisted someone to make lasting changes to his/her life.
I do ballroom and Latin dancing and love animals.