Meet Our Founder
My interest in group dynamics dates back to my time as a university student in South Africa in the 1980s. I was thrust into a living social experiment at the University of Natal, one of the few places at the time where Black and white people interacted as peers. I realized I wanted to support people so that they could have positive experiences as they worked together in groups, rather than being in conflict.
With the backdrop of the political protests against apartheid and the birth pangs of a new democracy, I spent almost a decade (first as volunteer, then as staff) inside a national youth development organization. My apprenticeship in organizational change had begun. I participated in the slow, painful transformation of a rigid, bureaucratic organization to one that was centered on meeting the needs of the majority of the youth across the country.
Everything I learned from this experience served me well as I then worked as an organizational change consultant – with nonprofits and government agencies across Southern Africa, and subsequently in a global capacity at the World Bank.
Interacting with a wide range of organizations, and working in a huge variety of sectors and settings, has sharpened my ability to observe, to see systems at work, to make connections, and to find different ways of doing things.
My interest was crystallized: how do we create the conditions to grow an effective organization that makes a sustained impact?
This led to the establishment of Randel Consulting Associates in 2010. My vision is to support clients who are genuinely engaged in leading change, designing holistic and tailored interventions that suit each organization.
To date, Randel Consulting Associates has supported over 150 organizations:
To each of our clients, we bring our distinctive and human-centered approach that is personalized to meet their unique circumstances. The result is that our clients face growth challenges with confidence – allowing them to lead their organizations to improved results and sustained impact.
Since our inception in 2010, we’ve had one focus: helping our clients make a sustained impact.
Rather than a traditional and corporate one-size-fits-all formulaic approach, we begin with a comprehensive understanding of where you are and the unique challenges your organization is facing. We come equipped with the expertise and tools to gather information and make sense of it in a systematic manner.
The strategy for change we then create is holistic, bespoke to your organization and its needs. We support you with identifying the findings that resonate the most, and guide you as they are implemented.
Our use of the Gestalt approach to change helps you and your organization take ownership of how you show up in the world. We support you to understand how you operate in complex social and work systems, laying the foundation for sustainable transformation.
With over 25 years of experience of working with people from 170 countries, we equip you with the tools to think outside the box, solve complex business challenges and lay the foundation for future growth.