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Self Care: Learning how to Lead Yourself

Learning how to lead and care for yourself in a way that consistently keeps your energy levels high and allows...

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Exploring Mental Health

Following the Spanish Flu pandemic in the 1920’s, the demand for mental health tools and resources went up by 700%....

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Present in the imperfect

During this weeks webinar, we have an honest discussion with Célia Senekal, a member of our tribe, around what it...

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Culture

Family vs. High Performing Sports Team

Many organisations use the term ‘family environment’ to depict the employee experience. These environments at their core value people and...

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Communication eats culture for breakfast

Peter Drucker coined the term ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, suggesting that brilliant execution is more important than a brilliant...

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The Culture of Conversation

2017 proved to be a significant year for me and my involvement in rugby. In preparing for my wedding my...

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Leadership

Time to move on from ‘Old School Leadership’

We most certainly have a heightened awareness that old school leadership negatively impacts on our culture, chases away our talent...

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5 Dynamic Steps to Being an Effective Leader

A person can be in a position of power or authority without having the first clue about being a leader....

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5 Tangible Benefits of Hiring an Executive Coach

For many businesses, their executive team is more than the leadership of the company. Their leadership may be the face...

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COVID-19

The Dawn Wall: It's time for a 'cathartic pause'.

Have you watched the documentary ‘The Dawn Wall’ on Netflix? Travis shares how a scene from the documentary prompted some...

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Leading Well in Lockdown

Now is the time for all leaders to step up and lead well. Travis talks us through the need for...

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3 Ways to Live Well in Lockdown and Beyond

How do we live well during this 21-day period and beyond? We have all been inundated with information, advice, free...

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Wellness

Belonging

On the 5th November, I had the enormous privilege of running the New York marathon together with my husband, David....

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Bring the Mountains Home

This past festive season, I had the privilege of spending some time in the Drakensberg Mountains. The majestic peaks seem...

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Thula Time

For most of us, the lives we currently lead are frantic and busy. We are faced with activity and information...

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Kirsty Rowley

People Executive, MRP Money

Appletree is a business focused on creating tailored learning experiences that connect our people to the business vision. Travis and the team are passionately committed to making a difference in the world of people development. They have a team of experienced facilitators that bring the power of story to their sessions. Appletree is a business with ‘heart’!

Melisa Hadenham

HR Director – Beiersdorf

Appletree is a one of kind organization, their leaders Travis and Liesel are not just amazing experienced facilitators but just all round awesome people. They truly bring themselves to their sessions with a lot of heart , empathy and humility , and they genuinely want to make a difference and see your employees grow.

Lara Boucher

HR Business Partner, Derivco

Sarah has a real grasp of our business and what makes Derivco great. This has helped Appletree customise a program that suits our unique needs. Each of the sessions facilitated are authentic in how they are run and include real and relevant examples that assist our leaders in processing and internalising their learnings.

Charmaine Boshoff

Group Learning and Development Manager, RCL Foods

We, the Learning & Development team here at RCL FOODS, have partnered with Appletree for a number of years now to help us deliver world class L&D solutions and related interventions. We find them highly effective in doing so with some of their key strengths being; the customisation of solutions to meet our specific business requirements; an unmatched highly interactive & engaging facilitation style; and the use of the latest learning techniques and methodology.