The People Behind Mandala Consulting


Dr Rica Viljoen
Managing Director (DBL)

Dr Rica Viljoen is an oganisational design practitioner & specialist consultant who specialises in sustainable organisational transformation, strategy formulation and leadership optimisation.  She is the founder and co-owner of Mandala Consulting Pty Ltd. With more than 16 years consulting & facilitation experience nationally & internationally her expertise lies in organisational culture changes, cultural integration during mergers and acquisitions and translation of strategy, invarious industries such as mining, banking, financial services, health and transport.  Rica completed her Doctorate in Business Leadership.  The focus and unique contribution of her doctorate is on sustainable organisational transformation through inclusivity. Her thesis was acknowledged as one of the ten most promising contributions internationally to the field of management by the Academy of Management in 2008.  She lectures as a senior lecturer at the Da Vinci Institute for Technology and Innovation and at the leadership department of the University of Johannesburg.  She developed the Benchmark of Engagement (www.beq.co.za) that measures the willingness of individuals to contribute to business strategy and the pre-requisites for sustainable business performance. This instrument is currently  administered  in  19  different countries.  She is accredited to use various psychometric tools and to facilitate Rogerian, humanistic and

psycho-analytical evens applying methodologies such as dialoguing, world café methodology, storytelling, strategic conversations and Appreciative Inquiry.  Rica has successfully coached various prominent business leaders in the South African and International business context.

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Dr. Loraine Laubscher
Specialist Facilitator:  Value Circles and Spiral Dynamic

Formerly Director Spiral Dynamics CC; Managing Director of SA Value Circles (Pty) Ltd; Associate of National Value Center – Texas; Principal of National Value Center South Africa and was First Recipient: Clare Graves Integral Award (Dallas, 2000). Loraine is one of the most experienced users of Spiral Dynamics globally. She is renowned for her ability to apply Spiral Dynamics practically and with lasting results.
Her easy and accessible communication style enable her to share sound and practical problem-solving, thinking- and conflict resolution skills with employees at all levels in the organisation. Her research interests include effective work place forums, diversity management, personnel and organisational change. As a consultant, Loraine has a background in thinking skills and problem solving training, marketing information research, sales training with specialisation in exhibition selling, tele-prospecting, sales management of both wholesale and retail organisations, as well as the management of changing  people’s outlook and identifying organisation structures that will work. She has delivered papers at conferences in the United States of America and Brazil on Value Circles as an accelerated learning method.

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Joyce Toendepi

Joyce is an expert researcher and strategic planner. She is known to devise and promote innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking and works well independently and in teams. Joyce is adept at negotiation, communication and multi-cultural research. She is a confident leader in market and industry analysis to position the business for market leadership. Joyce completed her award winnning PhD thesis at The Da Vinci Insitute for Innovation and Technology, holds a MBA in strategic planning and is currently busy with integral research as part of a Mphil in Leadership in Emerging Economies.

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Mary Anne Harrop-Allin


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Stefan Viljoen
Financial and Project Manager
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Ruan Viljoen
Psychometric Coordinator
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