Ezelle Theunissen, a LifeLab Associate, is a leadership coach and community psychologist with substantial experience in developing people, businesses and organizations. Ezelle practices as a coach and appreciative inquiry trainer and consultant to create “generative & learning” organizational cultures that wish to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. She specialises in individual, organisational and community transformation and the design of innovative programmes that integrate learning and coaching at individual and team level. She especially enjoys discovering people’s unique strengths, values and contributions – and how to amplify these.

Ezelle has gained considerable experience working in diverse environments – from rural, small town and peri-urban communities to big brand corporate industries. She feels equally inspired collaborating with private, non-government and / or public sectors and thrives in environments rich in diversity. She is equally fluent in English & Afrikaans and especially enjoys working with other English-second-language speakers throughout the world.

Ezelle’s coaching practice focuses on coaching leaders, managers and tomorrow’s leaders at the cutting edge of their fields. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurship and business development, sustainability and resource economy, managing change, learning and development, health and wellness, and increasing effectiveness and quality of experience in the workplace. Proudly South African, she appreciates settings lead by avant-garde visionaries who pioneer new enterprises and programs in fast-paced and growing environments.

She is committed to ongoing voluntary community development projects and is a founding member of Rokpa Bardo (a subsidiary of Rokpa Trust, an international welfare organisation). Ezelle holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Rhodes University, a Higher Education Diploma from UCT, and certificates in Coaching Skills and Coach Supervision Skills from Coaching Development (ICF accredited). Ezelle is a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and facilitator trainer (Centre for Appreciative Inquiry), and Mindfulness facilitator trainer (Mindfulness Africa). She is a member of HPCSA (Health Professions Council, SA), COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of SA), and an accredited NQF level 7 assessor with the ETDA (Education, Training & Development Authority) and Services SETAs.