About 2018-11-05T19:58:30+00:00

We help develop Extraordinary Leaders

The Leadership Consortium is a specialised Leadership development company servicing the Corporate and Medium sized business sector in Africa. We passionately believe Leadership is a contact sport and focus on delivering Leadership in Action services.

The Leadership Consortium firmly believes that Great Leadership is not in the hands of one person with one perspective. Leadership in a complex world requires specific and broad competency. It is the result of a set of well-integrated leadership skills and competencies. To this end, the Leadership Consortium offers a unique range of experience, skills and competencies for our client base. This integrated approach provides tailor-made leadership solutions that enable and deliver extraordinary leadership results.

Henk Kleizen

is the Managing Director and Consulting Lead at the Leadership Consortium and a Business Sculptor who works with CEO’s to build great companies. His approach is firmly based on over thirty years of corporate hands on experience in value added businesses, and ten years as an operational CEO. This was followed by plus ten years of practical business coaching experience with proven results. An expert in the leadership field, Henk’s passion is augmented with hands on competencies in strategy development and implementation and team and customer engagement, to produce enhanced business results.

Magda Du Preez, PhD

is owner and lead researcher of ITD Assessments. She is a psychologist and management consultant specializing in leadership and team selection and development, transition management, and performance culture building. She is also an adjunct professor of management at Long Island University, teaching executive MBA courses on strategy implementation and organizational development. She has provided consultation to Fortune 500 companies, startups, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from University of the Orange Free State, South Africa, and a PhD in Business at the Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jon Cowell

is the Chief Executive and Consulting Lead at Edgecumbe Consulting, one the UK’s leading independent business and leadership consultancies. He holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Management Development & Organisational Change, both from the University of Bristol. His main areas of interest are senior management assessment and development, building leadership capability, employee engagement and organisational change. He has extensive UK and international experience of business integration and reorganisation. Jon is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School where he contributes to their Executive Education programmes.

Dr Maretha Prinsloo

is a registered psychologist who has, since the mid-1980’s worked extensively in the fields of clinical and counselling psychotherapy, research and industrial-organisational psychology. Completing her doctorate in cognitive psychology in 1992 she went on to found the companies Cognadev (pty) Ltd, Cognadev UK Ltd, and Cognadev Chemistry Ltd amongst others, which she has lead since 1994 and which have served hundreds of corporates and consulting companies globally in the field of people assessment and development. She has conducted over a hundred research studies, has written more than 10 training and research manuals, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Eurico de Freitas

is a founding member of Business Sculptors, an Advisory Company, shaping companies and leaders into a healthier state to deliver enduring results. Eurico uses his inquisitive strategic mind, combined with 28+ years’ experience in developing strategies, future thinking, organizational design, leadership (Search and Development) and culture alignment to prepare companies for the now and the future. Eurico has served prominent clients in the industries of agriculture, agro-processing, food processing and preparation, IT and software development, motor, building and construction, production, hospitality and healthcare in Southern Africa.

Extraordinary Leadership is really difficult

The Leadership Consortium provides a unique blend of horizontal ( what leaders do ) as well as vertical leadership ( how to do leadership ) services to equip leaders moving from good to extraordinary.

Business context is crucial 

In our globalised world, functional business competencies need to be demonstrated “ in action” on a day to day basis. We dynamically integrate this element into our unique product offerings.

Our Consortium Partners

Zenger Folkman delivers high-impact leadership development and corporate training programs in all key industries, sectors, and markets in the world. We help our clients boost employee productivity, strengthen employee commitment, and improve bottom-line profitability.


Edgecumbe combine assessment and performance analytics with leadership coaching and facilitation to maximise the value delivered from leaders within organisations.

We partner with clients who understand that the world of work has changed. Our clients agree that this new style focuses on engagement, learning, mobility, flexibility and a fluid reporting structure.
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching is the largest executive coach network in the world.  Our Executive Team is at the forefront of measurably growing leadership effectiveness around the world.

The Leadership Circle offers breakthrough tools and support technologies used by Human Resource and OD professionals as well as independent consultants and coaches for use with their client organizations.


Our mission is to strengthen “People Management” by developing and implementing solutions that are leveraged on technological tools. We design and transfer creative and innovative solutions for talent management and development.


Barrett Values Centre® provides powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage the cultures of their organisations, and the leadership development needs of their managers and leaders.


The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.


Cognadev specializes in the development of assessment methodologies, their application in the work environment and, given the results, the development of people and organisations.


Our passion for the development of leaders in Africa allow us, through Leadership Development programmes to deliver the belief that Africans have every reason to believe in their own special qualities and abilities through which they can and will earn the respect of the rest of the world.


Great organizations are driven by great leaders.That’s why we’ve created products to develop leaders that inspire others and drive better bottom-line results.


The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa NPC (IoDSA) is a professional body  that exists to promote corporate governance, and to maintain and enhance the credibility of directorship as a profession (SAQA ID: 836).


The Leadership Consortium believes in the need to make a substantial difference on the African Continent, and as part of this vision, is an active supporter of Breadline Africa. 

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