Who We Have Served
L Rijntjes, FNB
I just want to say that our sessions have been very impeccable in my life and have helped me come out of my shell. This year was a brilliant year for me and I reflected on the conversations we had and re-organised my life. It made me to turn the lemon into lemonade and moved from trying to unscramble eggs to a point in my life where I had an inner drive and focus. I couldn’t even attempt to tell you the inner stir and shift and wisdom that have come with that.
You have been a great inspiration in my life and hope that you continue to inspire others as you have me. You are an icon!
R Leibowitz, Owitz Communications
It has been a privilege to work with Kerstin Jatho at 4Seeds as my business coach. We have embarked on a journey of growth, challenging my thought process while ensuring we stick to the plan.
Besides Kerstin and the 4Seeds team’s professionalism, I have always felt safe, valued and my expectations were exceeded.
I can definitely see the remarkable impact Kerstin’s guidance, support and sincere care have had on my career and future plans. Leading people on this journey of exploration and sound decision making is not Kerstin’s job, but rather her passion and purpose. She takes my success seriously and celebrates my accomplishments with me.
Working with Kerstin was an enlightening experience as I was not much familiar with individual Coaching and honestly, rather sceptical as I had a vague and confused idea of Coaching.
With her professionality and ability to establish immediately rapport she helped me firstly to understand what coaching is and its potentials. She understood well my needs and smoothly helped me going through some of the most challenging phase of my working career.
She did not only helped me overcoming career related issues but I can say now that working with her triggered a much bigger change which I´ve slowly become aware of. She made me realise the potential of coaching impact on people and organisation and how I could related to it.
I understood coaching could be also my way to change my career and my life in order to have them aligned with my core values, help my self-development and similarly help other people.
I´m now studying and practicing to become a certified Coach!
Tessa Marais, Stores Manager
Coaching assisted me to start focusing more on the role as a leader not a manager. I learnt to empower my team and let them collectively achieve outcomes. Through the coaching we increased our team communication and removed internal silo thinking. We are for the first time one united team. Another value I experienced from coaching was having a neutral sounding board. I liked the fact that you have allowed me the opportunity to blow off steam, listened and then assisted me through the frustration by giving me practical tools that worked. We have a big project planned for later this this year and thanks to coaching with Kerstin I am confident my team and I will master the challenge.
Happiness @ Work
M Reddy, Castrol BP
I have been fortunate to have the privilege of being coached and working with 4seeds in support of “Happiness at work” and my experience thus far has been very encouraging, enlightening and helpful.
Not only have I had insights into myself and time for self-reflections, the coaching sessions has presented a platform for me and my team to review current ways of working, behaviors and how we move forward.
The step by step and systematic approach has presented a different dimension of thinking and is slowly yielding results.
This is a journey and we as a team are collectively working to bring harmony, happiness & positive direction to the team.
Dr. A Germishuizen
We have now come to the end of our Happiness @ Work sessions. However, looking back at the past 7 months, I can clearly see the positive changes in myself and the leadership team. I have certainly gained some valuable insights which developed me on a personal and professional level, and the positive impacts on both these levels are already evident.
Thank you for the valuable tools and techniques you showed us, for the new perspectives and insights, and for all the effort you put into the process. Your enthusiasm and positive approach made the journey, which at times seemed quite difficult, even more memorable and worthwhile.
Dr. H Swart, Deltamune
A big thank you to you too – I could see how our team became more aware of the “fussy stuff” around people issues. I think the next learning/growing path would be work on interpersonal relationships and communication skills. So often I have to sort out things where it is more about how things are said/ not said. Most of us are not the best natural communicators!
M Maartens, Deltamune
I have only the greatest of recommendation for Kerstin’s work ethics and coaching skills that is a profound reflection of her amazing positive personality. The positive psychology approach has influenced me for the past 19 months and the change in not only my leadership style but also influence on my relationships at work and home is phenomenal.
Kerstin has provided me with tools to assist me to improve my relationships with more assertiveness and amazingly, I have become comfortable with change and taking people to task where needed without compromising work or my own ethics. While she gives clear direction, she also enables through practical hands on visual presentations that I use while daily mentoring my own teams at work. She offers on line assistance at any given time and prompts with positive websites and mind changing insights. On line questioners to determine weakness and strengths and personality traits are part of her coaching.
She is the backup that every manager cannot be without with great mentoring skills.
CJ van Aardt, Weco
One of things I battled with most was understanding others and that means understanding my Team. The Meaningful Leadership development program really developed me by getting to know myself and enabling me to lead others. You are so right when you said “We can only lead others if we know ourselves.”
I now feel confident to lead my team with authenticity, having a positive impact on the team and thus definitely adding much more value to the company.
Another point the leadership program did was develop my ability to recognise my strengths and weaknesses. It has helped me nurture my strengths and overcome my weaknesses, whilst being aware of new opportunities on the horizon. The program has had a massive positive impact on my own personal growth and development.
Dionne Rauff, Northern Area Manger
As a team of professionals in the biotechnology field we were all well qualified in our area of expertise, but had no experience in managing people. Each member of the team had staff reporting to them and was under a lot of pressure to perform. We were coached in a gentle, but persuasive manner and we were given practical tools and exercises that helped us to know ourselves better and how to work with our strengths, while at the same time gaining a variety of skills to help us deal with the stress and manage people to get the best out of them.
Marian Wilkens, DSJ
Thank you so much for today’s leadership training! I am getting message after message from the team saying how grateful they are for what they learned today and how they managed to resolve, as far as possible, the conflict. Many thanks for giving us your time, energy and guidance.