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WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT ENHANCING THE WELLBEING OF PEOPLE, COMPANIES AND SOCIETY

OUR VISION AND MISSION

 

4Seeds believes a positive workplace produces prosperity. It’s through people’s productivity, quality of life and performance that organisations are able to deliver a high-quality service or products to their customers and make a profit. Profits are thus the outcome of the input that people have invested in the organisation.

PEOPLE ARE YOUR GREATEST ASSET

 

Our mission is to make scientific-based practical applications accessible and applicable, to empower leaders to optimise the well-being and performance potential in their organisation. 

OUR VALUES

THE 4SEEDS TEAM

                                                      

                                                      KERSTIN JATHO

                                                                                 FOUNDER OF 4SEEDS AND SENIOR CONSULTANT

Kerstin’s personal life philosophy is that with a curious, open mind-set and life perspective all human beings can aspire to flourish, be successful, and happy in their life.

Having obtained a Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology from the United Kingdom makes Kerstin an expert in the field. I am passionate about Positive Psychology, and I aspire to impart scientific tools and techniques that enable people to get unstuck and shift their thinking and behaviour

Kerstin is very much a people’s person. She is an unashamed optimist with an open, intuitive and gentle manner. This allows for the process of building the bridge to personal and/or professional success to be comfortable, natural and enjoyable. Her ability to be assertive in a calm way makes for an even-handed and open-minded experience.

Kerstin is an ever-avid student by nature, and continuously strives to grow and develop her multiple skills and knowledge. One of her current professional aspirations, which she is working towards, is to obtain her Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology.

Besides personal coaching and mentoring Kerstin supports leaders, teams, and individuals to flourish in their personal and professional lives. She wants to enable people to thrive while being happy at the workplace and assist companies to create the space for employees to be fulfilled. As an ICF Global accredited PCC Coach, Kerstin specializes in assisting executives and leaders to lead with courage, confidence, and ethics; balancing the diverse scales of peak performance and productivity with happiness and well-being for both the leader as well as the team.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Accounting) (1996)

Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) (2016)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ICF Global Membership (since 2011)

ICF South Africa Chapter (2010)

IPPA International Positive Psychology Association (since 2012)

Accreditations

Inner Life Skills Coach (2009)

Life Coaching Diploma (2010)

Coaching Diploma for Positive Psychology Coaching (2016)

Global accreditation Happiness @ Work Facilitator (2011)

International Coach Federation PCC Credential (since 2017)

ReciproCoach Approved Mentor

School of Coaching Mastery (SCM) Approved Coaching Facilitator

STEPHANIE DIEPERING - CONTENT DEVELOPER, COACH AND TRAINER

Stephanie is an enthusiastic occupational therapist and coach with a passion for building peoples’ innate ability to reach their potential. With a background in Adult Education and Training, Yoga, Mindfulness and Mental Health advocacy, Stephanie shares an avid interest in the field of Positive Psychology and has been perusing both practical and research-based education in the field for the past three years.

Stephanie believes that a healthy organisation starts with an investment in its people. We are meaning making machines and when we find meaning in our work, we become committed and passionate about its success. Achieving our potential in the workplace is an ongoing process; however, there are some practical, simple and intuitive methods to help build individuals to become part of thriving teams, therefore creating successful and ethical organisations.

Stephanie is working towards completing her foundational studies in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Happiness at Work; she is also a caring and compassionate Corporate Yoga teacher and Rebalancing Massage Therapist with a deep yearning to create a healthier and happier South Africa.

KIM HATCHUEL - SERVICE QUALITY SUPPORT

Kim Hatchuel is a perfectionist! There is simply no other way to describe her. She is a proofreader extraordinaire and is always on the lookout for any typos, misplaced apostrophes, and continuity, and is also a Word guru.

She has very good eyesight and can spot a mistake immediately. If a space was left in at the beginning of a sentence, or omitted before brackets in one sentence but not in another, she’ll catch it. If a name is spelled one way on page 7, and a different way on page 287, she’ll pick it up. In fact, if anyone has missed anything, she is your last hope of keeping errors out of the finished product. She is very detail orientated, and not to mention – a spelling and grammar snob.

Kim’s first job was as a claims typist at an insurance company in Johannesburg. When she left to go traveling, she was the Executive PA to the General Manager. In the UK, what was supposed to be a four-week assignment turned into a four-year stretch as PA to four directors of a helicopter finance company (ask her about the time she spoke to Prince Charles’ Private Secretary – the company arranged the finance for the Queen’s private helicopter). She returned to South Africa in 2003 and after a brief stint at a sports management company, joined an insurance underwriter as PA to the Chief Executive. A few years later she was promoted to Administration and Communications Manager and was in charge of internal and external communication, advertising, promotional material, as well as arranging company events. She was responsible for the ‘look and feel’ of all documents and was in charge of the FAIS compliance of the company.

Her company, A-Proofed, was borne out of her love for proofreading in January 2015. Kim has worked with 4Seeds since 2015 as she believes in the company’s vision to enhance well-being in people, companies and society, and its values of Empathy, Happiness, Integrity and Energy (we work hard because we love what we do)!

She is a member of SAFREA (Southern African Freelancers’ Association) and PEG (Professional Editors’ Group).

SEBASTIAN AMMON - WEB AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

Sebastian is a recent Industrial Engineering graduate from the University of Pretoria. His love for learning has given him opportunities to intern at companies operating in diverse fields such as live sound production, manufacturing and, information technology and services. He thrives on computer coding and developing efficient and effective systems at the push of a button.

While he is not learning something new, his other passions for music, volleyball and sound engineering keep him busy. Sebastian has had the privilege of representing Gauteng in the Interprovincial Tournaments from 2012 to 2014 and currently still plays volleyball for the University of Pretoria. He also enjoys going to music festivals and hearing about the latest music releases, and occasionally writes blog posts for online music magazine “Love SA Entertainment”. Combining his passion for music and sound engineering, Sebastian has also had the privilege of being the youngest to lead the sound department at the “City God First Church”.

Sebastian believes that it is important to leave your mark with the people around you and therefore cherishes any new or existing relationships in his life. “There is something fascinating about every person, one must just be willing to take the time and listen”

OUR CSI INITIATIVES
Corporate Social Investment (CSI), or as we like to call them, Acts of Kindness, is a way of being at 4Seeds. It’s an ingrained part of our 4Seeds values and ideal corporate culture. We proudly support Meals on Wheels for the Elderly and the Santa Shoe Box initiatives. The elderly and children are often vulnerable and the hardest affected by the existing socio-economic plight. They have limited choices to change their life circumstances. They need us to protect and care for them, nurture them and give them the dignity and opportunities they deserve. 4Seeds is proud to be associated with these two phenomenal charities.