Free To Grow roots, FTG, FTG journey

“A tiny seed can grow into a big tree.”

African proverb

Geraldine Leibbrandt




Geraldine Leibbrandt, Programme Manager and Director, Free To GrowGeraldine retired from her management, consulting and facilitation roles in Free To Grow in December 2019 and remains a Director of the Company.

Geraldine joined Free To Grow in 2003 as a facilitator. She went on to become Programme Development Manager, a Senior Consultant and a Director of the company.   She gained extensive experience facilitating Free To Grow programmes and processes in different contexts and countries in Africa and elsewhere. She presented programmes at management level in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda,  Jordan and Uzbekistan.


This experience equipped Geraldine to fulfil the role of Free To Grow master trainer..


Her qualifications include a Banking Diploma, BcComm and Honors in Psychology. This, combined with her deep passion for the development of people, her character, competence and experience, ensured that she added value to all aspects of programme implementation, from customisation to feedback.


Geraldine’s previous career in corporate and commercial banking, spanning 20 years, provides her with a solid understanding of business, which enabled her to make the programmes she developed, customised and presented contextually relevant.