Bring new life to your team’s perspectives, knowledge
& skills regarding shaping a culture of high engagement and collaboration
through our experiential Mini & 1- day public workshops

Most forward-thinking organisations are already measuring their engagement levels. However, the knowledge, skills and tools to address the gaps identified, are often lacking.


Twenty-four years’ experience and a list of satisfied clients that includes Coca-Cola Beverages SA, SABMiller, MultiChoice Africa, Premier and Kantar in their engagement journeys, Free To Grow have a wealth of expertise to share.


Our not to be missed thought-provoking, inspiring and practical series of Engagement & Culture workshops & mini-workshops will give Senior Leaders, HR, OD and Line Managers, the knowledge and skills to shift the needle of Employee Engagement more effectively in your organisation. 




Botswana Public Workshop: 26 June 2019 |  Avani Hotel, Gaborone


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Inspire your leaders to shape the culture you want in your organisation


Every organisation aspires to win in the marketplace and win in the workplace. Organisations invest much in devising a strategy that will achieve this. But, as Peter Drucker said, culture eats strategy for breakfast. A good strategy, without a culture that makes the execution of the strategy possible, is not worth more than the paper it is printed on.


In today’s challenging business environment a culture of collaboration and engagement is critical. Organisations need to be able to fully utilise the potential of every employee to remain competitive – they can no longer tolerate passive passengers hanging on for what they ‘get’ from the organisation instead of what they can ‘give.’ Leaders are the key drivers in creating such a culture. The reality, however, is that most leaders are so occupied with the challenge of ‘managing’ that they do not focus on proactively developing culture.


In this hands-on, interactive one-day workshop, we will bring together cutting edge international research on Culture and Employee Engagement with best practices identified through Free To Grow’s work over 25 years, 33 countries and in 1260 organisations such as Coca-Cola, Distell and SABMiller.


This programme promises to inspire your leaders to be the change you want to see in your organisation. It will equip your leaders with the skills and tools to answer the following questions:


1. What is employee engagement and why has it become essential in today’s organisations? How can it give your organisation an edge with your customers and help you attract and retain key talent?

2. What are the signs, symptoms and impact of employees who are engaged (paddlers), not engaged (passengers) and actively disengaged (pirates)?

3. What are the drivers of engagement in the physical and psychological work environment? Which of these are most important and what role does money play?

4. What can you as a leader do to proactively drive engagement in critical areas such as participation, recognition, purpose and creating meaningful work?

5. How can you shift communication from creating awareness to obtaining commitment, aligning the hearts and minds of your people to what is important to your organisation right now?


Feedback from clients


“Our SHAPE workshop went very, very well. It gave us direction and we identified important action plans which we are already setting in motion. A really worthwhile session for the entire Exco team. I must also mention how good the facilitator was. She did an excellent job.”

Michael Nel, General Manager, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa



Contact Karen Robertson karen@bbi.co.bw Alois Mushayandebvu amushayandebvu@gmail.com or Kagiso Tiwayi kagitiwayi@gmail.com Free To Grow Representatives in Botswana for reservations.


Presenter:  Geraldine Leibbrandt


Geraldine Leibbrandt, Director Free To GrowGeraldine is a Director, Senior Consultant and Facilitator, and the Programme Development Manager for Free To Grow. She has been with FTG for 16 years, having left her previous 20-year career in corporate and commercial banking.

Geraldine specializes in employee engagement, change management and leadership development. She has extensive experience in training in different contexts and countries in Africa and elsewhere. She has presented Free To Grow programmes at management level in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Jordan and Uzbekistan.


This Women’s Month: August 2019


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Women are stepping into the spotlight in organisations across industries.


When given the opportunity, they are growing beyond boundaries, bringing creativity, innovation and a passion for enhancing relationships to the forefront.


At Free To Grow – our vision is to ignite purpose, passion and potential for growth. In the spirit of women’s month, we want to illuminate women in your organisation by inviting you to:


  1. Powerful, purposeful Presentations


Give the women in your organisation more than motivation.   Free To Grow has an unparalleled track record in personal transformation.  Our art is what we plant in people instead of what we pour into them. Our messages are fresh, highly impactful and sticky.



Mmatjatji Edelstein, Free To Grow Director, illuminateHER presenter, Free To Grow facilitator

Powerful, passionate and captivating, our presenters are both seasoned Free To Grow facilitators whose signature strengths are inspiring, engaging and connecting with people across job levels.

Gauteng-based Mmatjatji Edelstein, director of Free To Grow, is an inspiring presenter and highly experienced facilitator with a particular gift for story-telling.


“Phenomenal”, “a gem”, “inspirational” and “truly brilliant” are just some of the terms our clients such as UNICEF, Mercantile Bank, Imperial and TFG have used to describe the impact of Mmatjatji and Free To Grow’s methodology.

Candice Hankey, illuminateHER presenter, Free To Grow facilitator

Cape-based Candice Hankey is a young and dynamic presenter. Candice has had a rich history of working within People & Organisational Development roles over the past 17 years, largely in the Manufacturing and Retail sectors.


Candice is able to adapt her style, depth and energy to engage audiences appropriately across business levels from the shop floor extraordinaire to executive level.


“Candice is a People Grower as her passion really sits in equipping people with the skills they need to develop and grow,” says Moyra Makina, HR Director: Sunglass Hut & Oakley Retail, ANZ (Australia & New Zealand).






  • Know yourself
  • Grow yourself
  • Promote yourself
  • Assert yourself



The FORMATS:   Choose between:


1 Power Hour:  A high-impact presentation for small or large groups

2 Power Hours: A high-impact, interactive presentation for small or large groups

  1. Put a Spotlight on what you want to see more of


Free To Grow has designed an innovative illuminateHER Toolkit that you can use to illuminate women – on all levels in your organisation – who are symbols of growth. We will provide you with complimentary versions of the following:


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Appreciation cards

Use the e-version of this beautifully designed appreciation card, to acknowledge women in your organisation for living your values or for bringing a particular strength to their work. These can be printed out or distributed digitally.


Insert a photo and short caption for each woman you want to illuminate on the poster template included in your pack. Print and use the posters as you wish.

Video clips: Facebook campaign

Use the e-flyer to invite employees to identify women they want to acknowledge for the growth they’ve shown. They will be asked to record a 30-second video clip, on their cell phone, of the woman sharing her story and then post the clips on Free To Grow’s Facebook page to give these women public recognition.

Facebook Competition

Between 21 June & 29 August, Free To Grow will run a competition, selecting the video story with most votes. The winner will be announced on 30 August and scoop for their organisation the first day of Shine!, Free To Grow’s Accelerated Development Programme for High Potential Women, valued at R17,000. The winner will attend this transformational programme alongside a group of female peers selected by the organisation as symbols of growth.

Have a conversation with us around shaping a Women’s Month experience that will add the most value to the growth of the women in your organisation. Contact Simone Marais on 0834699782 or simone@ftgsa.co.za  or Kim van Schoor on 084 442 5619  or kim@ftgsa.co.za

If the growth of women is important to you, put a spotlight on what you want to see more of in your organisation. For your illuminateHER Pack contact simone@ftgsa.co.za and get started today!

Facebook Competition: How to participate


  1. Nominate women in your organisation who have overcome challenges to show significant growth
    1. NOTE: this campaign is not focused on women who have achieved great professional success, many of whom have received recognition. The aim is to put the spotlight on ordinary women who have shown extraordinary growth – no matter how small the achievement
  2. Film a 30-second video clip, recorded on your cell phone, of the nominee
    1. NOTE: nominees must introduce themselves and briefly share the story behind why they’ve been chosen
  3. Go to our Facebook page @freetogrow
  4. Like our page and post the video
  5. Don’t forget to add #illuminateHER to your post




  • The competition will run from 21 June to 30 August 2019
  • Out of all the nominees, Free To Grow will select the top 10 to enter the final voting phase and contact the finalists, notifying them, and their organisations, that the public poll has begun
  • The winner will be announced on 30 August based on the number of votes received
  • The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for other programmes or cash
  • The workshop will be scheduled following the competition announcement for a date that accommodates all parties. It will be presented in-house with the organisation providing catering.
  • A maximum of 16 delegates permitted to attend.


If the growth of women is important to you, put a spotlight on what you want to see more of in your organisation. For your illuminateHER Pack contact simone@ftgsa.co.za and get started today!