Team

We are a diverse team of experienced facilitators, trainers, coaches and consultants. Besides the ForReal core team we constantly expand out network with further facilitators and consultants.  We are all based in South Africa and are familiar of working in the regional context of (Southern) Africa. We regard our diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills as our biggest asset and are confident that our combined skills sets match all the requirements that you are looking for.

 

We often work in different tandem combinations, which is especially helpful for larger groups and multi-stakeholder processes.

Our promise: Being at the beginning of this wonderful journey, we promise to work towards transformation on all levels. We are exploring new approaches for our ForReal community; we are challenging the status quo by doing things differently. We think of it as an ongoing process and learning experience for us, our clients and our community. We are curious to learn from our mistakes and work with them. We are having difficult conversations amongst ourselves to ensure we are staying true to this vision. ForReal means Being Real and we are committed to being that. Authentic. Real. Open.

Ilka Stein

Ilka Stein

Since 2008 Ilka Stein has been working as a process facilitator, trainer, coach in the international arena. She enjoys being “close to people” in accompanying her clients in planning and facilitating change processes, supporting teams and leadership development. In 2018 she decided to combine her passion of facilitating meaningful conversations and supporting individuals, team and organisations to deeply connect and foster cooperation with her deep passion to work with young people.

Rosie Chirongoma

Rosie Chirongoma

Rosie is a Coach and Facilitator with a particular interest in mindsets, behaviors and capabilities. She believes that leaders can only influence those they can connect with, and in all her work, creating meaningful, engaged, humane, and purposeful connections is the foundation

Karen Verburgh

Karen Verburgh

Since 2000 Karen works as an independent Process and Learning Facilitator and Coach. She is passionate about creating a healthy society in which humans are aligned with nature and Source. Her journey can be summed up as “being a vessel for change”. Currently Karen works in different partnerships - ForReal & the Art of Facilitation; Facilitator/Coach for the No-Name Initiative (NNI) Dialogue Institute, and facilitates Women's Nature retreats.

Nicky Bush

Nicky Bush

Nicky has been working as leadership coach, facilitator and trainer for over fifteen years. Her current work is focused in leadership development, strategy development and community building using the Thinking Environment and Mindfulness coaching foundations. Her approach to coaching and facilitation draws on her diverse experience in social and corporate sectors and centres around custom designed interventions through a consultative approach identifying each client’s unique set of needs.

Busisiwe Mgbemena

Busisiwe Mgbemena

Busi specializes in human development and supports people in their ultimate need for living within their potential through continuous learning and development. She has been working in various disciplines for over a decade including financial sector, civil society, corporate institutions and local government. Her current work includes leadership coaching for individuals and teams, strategy sessions, community development.

ForReal team

ForReal team

Juanitil Pettus

Juanitil Pettus

Juanitill is a passionate youth development professional with years experience working in the social development sector. He goal over the next 5 years is to develop the skills necessary to become a leading voice in building our country's capacity to provide holistic education solutions to underserved communities. She works to contribute towards widening access to economic opportunities to make the world more equal for people.

Thandile Giyama

Thandile Giyama

Thandile is an expert in creative facilitation. Since 2014 he has been training facilitators, youth workers and social artists in creative facilitation. His passion lies in creating environments that foster true sense of presence and the gift that comes with it.

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