MERLENE L NIEUWOUDT established Business Dynamics Consultancy in Feb 1998.

Merlene has 20+ years’ experience as a senior executive/ senior director within international FTSE 100 and Blue Chip organizations including British American Tobacco, Levi Strauss, AP Moller Maersk/ Safmarine, City of Cape Town, Standard Bank Group and focuses on all major disciplines of business.

She founded Business Dynamics Consultancy in 1998.

Merlene holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA and MBA) plus has her Masters in Coaching, (MCC, PCC, ACC and CTE qualifications). She is a certified Integral® Coach and is accredited by New Ventures West USA which is affiliated to the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an accredited Enneagram practitioner and studied under Claudio Naranjo, SAT Program, Paris.

Merlene has completed the CCT Mindfulness and Compassion Cultivation program with Stanford University CCARE and the Compassion Institute USA. She has also completed MBI M1 Mindfulness Based Interventions plus MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. In addition, she has completed studies in Buddhism and Modern Psychology; Buddhism through its Scriptures plus Fundamentals of Neuroscience. She is a also a Leadership Embodiment (Somatic Intelligence) practitioner.

Her expertise includes strategy and goal setting facilitation; Performance management and Change Management initiatives; Organisational Effectiveness/ OD transformation initiatives; the full spectrum of HR as well as General Management. She is a Mindfulness and Compassion Educator leading workshops, training sessions and master classes.

She has lectured at various colleges and business schools plus authored numerous business management subjects (SAQA approved) such as Business Strategy; Financial management; Human resources; Principles of Performance Management; Marketing, Sales and Advertising.

Merlene's profile an be viewed on LinkedIn and she is listed with the SA Coaching Directory.

Merlene Nieuwoudt enjoys travelling to places off the beaten track and recently went trekking in the Himalayas including Everest Base Camp in Tibet; she has also enjoyed glacier hiking in Iceland, diving the Barrier Reef, Koh Tao and other archipelagos. She enjoys horse riding, spending time with friends, reading, ongoing learning, yoga and cooking and entertaining.