About Injabulo Meet the Team
Leisha Naidoo: Founder I believe that life is a gamble. I shift people, teams and organisations to play like you are going to win.
Entrepreneur, Global Conference Speaker and Organisational Development strategist. My experience spans a decade in Corporate South Africa, including multinational experience. The years have been earmarked by significant achievement within People Practices in emerging markets. Including but not limited to, Employer Branding, Performance Management, Organisational Development, Talent Management, Learning and Development Strategy, Building High Performing Teams, BBBEE Scorecard alignment, SETA Funding, Graduate Integration Initiatives and end to end Skills Development.
I would best describe myself as an eternal optimist. I am ridiculously ambitious, entrepreneurial by nature and results driven. I am most energized by building Business, Brand and the Bottom Line. I spend much of my life pursuing my goals, trying to see the world and spending time with the people that feed my soul. I've also had the privilege of meeting Barack Obama. I doubt that's relevant, I just like sharing it with people. The hats I wear proudly are wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to an invaluable support structure.
Bachelor of Commerce: Honours (UKZN)
Bachelor of Commerce: Business Management, Human Resource Development (UKZN)
Higher Certificate: Applied Organisational Development (UNISA)
Coach: Integrative Enneagram Practitioner (Integrative Enneagram Solutions)
Team Development Specialist: Integrative Enneagram (Integrative Enneagram Solutions)
Technical: Instructional Designer, SDF, Assessor, Moderator, Facilitator
Devene Naidoo: Business Performance Coach “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” Babe Ruth
Serial Entrepreneur and Business Performance Coach by trade, I am driven by all things Business. I pride myself on quickly and astutely tuning in to the needs of the client which best positions me for bespoke consultation in Strategy, Leadership and Sales.
I impact Strategy, Process formulation and Implementation. My work culminates in post implementation metrics which helps organisations, SMME’s, teams and individuals to know the numbers that really matter. I uninhibitedly get in the trenches to use those numbers to effect the changes that truly matter. It’s no surprise then that the depth of my Corporate experience has been spent in the Financial Services Sector earmarked by significant achievement within Strategy Formulation, Scaling Businesses through Business Model Innovation, Performance Maximization and Financial Modelling.
An Academic at heart, I can always be found buried in a business book, or 3 and then critically challenging the perspectives with thought partners. The ethos of Injabulo was thus born to create alternate inroads to traditional academia in South Africa and beyond.
Bachelor of Business Administration: Cum Laude (Mancosa)
Higher Certificate in Operations Management (Boston)
Technical: Skills Development Facilitator, Instructional Designer, Advanced Facilitation, Team Development Specialist
I am inspired by humility, Thought Leadership and making a difference from grass roots levels.
Off the clock, I can be found swinging a club, running a trail or kicking a ball with my family. Never afraid of collaboration, my collective spirit and drive for impactful partnerships is born from many years in competitive team sports.
Sayuri Pillay: Learning Coordinator
I recently graduated from the University of KwaZulu Natal with a Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain and Human Resource Management.
I am energized by Innovation in practice, making a positive difference in peoples lives and building Skills that impact our economy. Having grown up in a small town on the South Coast of KZN, I have learnt the value of making my voice heard, building the right relations and leading sustainable change. I value, harmonious growth environments, constructive challenges and work that fuels my soul. Professionally, I would best be described as strong on process, synthesize information with ease and a planner!
I have had the pleasure of working with Leisha Naidoo while she was responsible for training and development of upcoming leaders at one of SA’s top companies, SA Home Loans. I first met Ms. Naidoo in 2013 at a Gibbs Business Women’s breakfast and her passion for people development shone through. Since then I have had a pleasure of collaborating with her in her training programmes as a guest speaker. She exudes confidence and is well versed in the art of skills development. Her strong background in human resources, gives her an inside knowledge of the needs of organisations when it comes to developing talent and developing leadership.
I fully recommend Leisha and her Injabulo Consultancy and am confident that she will add tremendous value to organisations that work with her.
Yours in development,
Founder and Managing Director of Young and Able
Working with Leisha Naidoo on my Enneagram assessment proved to be an incredibly insightful experience. Leisha’s insight and experience using the tool was instrumental in gaining the deep perspectives it provided in understanding my subconscious limitations and strengths. This increased awareness allowed me to make better, more aware decisions, build stronger relationships and grow personally to a level I thought previously not possible, so much so that I am now exploring opportunities to run the assessments throughout the organization, in an effort to increase our overall company EQ.
In short - I highly recommend the Enneagram assessment and coach Leisha – I am certain it will be a thought provoking and insightful experience.
Manager Software Test Engineering IPREO Global
My learning and development journey has behind it; a story too often echoed around the social spheres of where a thousand “mes” grow up. I was brought up in a single parent home, with my younger brother and our mother a professional nurse sacrificed her entire life for us. I was a fairly good student in my early high school years, fast-forward 15 years and potential has become a university drop out, basic untested skills and loads of regret.
In 2013 I was employed at SA Home Loans. An old adage says once the student is ready the teacher will appear. The same sage further stated that “When the best leader’s work is done the people say, we did it ourselves”
Leisha is the embodiment of the words of Lao Tsu . I was nominated on the TIP (Talent investment Programme), designed and run by Leisha. It was more than a program but an incubator of self discovery and mastery. The program which is in effect an extension of Leisha’s qualities was fun, enriching, empowering. Leisha is compassionate, principled, inspiring and full of joy. Her passion is electrifying. She has a unique ability to connect and I feel this was the most important thing about her.
Her authentic disposition, innovative thinking and effective deliberate actions were visible through the continual evolution of TIP under her stewardship. My life was touched and forever set on a path to self actualisation. I am thankful and grateful to have had and still have the opportunity to be mentored by her.
Property Finance Consultant: SA Home Loans
As a trained psychiatrist I was amazed with the accuracy of the ennegram type which was revealed to me by my experienced coach. I cannot thank Leisha enough for guiding me and assisting me with the revelations and showing me the areas I need to focus on. I've started to implement it in all facets of my life, family, work and relationships and have started to notice amazing positive changes...it's exactly what I needed to continue to be successful in my career as well as family life, balancing it all without having to feel I needed to compromise on my dreams, goals and future aspirations. Leisha is a warm, loving, beautiful and caring, informative and brilliant coach and I cannot recommend her ennegram test enough..try it for yourself..you will not regret it..thanks Leisha for completing my report and feedback !'
Independent Coaching Client: Consultant Psychiatrist
I am completely satisfied with the investment that I have made into my Future.I found the Enneagram extremely insightful and accurate in validating my strengths and personality type.
The personalized consultations were beneficial in ‘calling out’ my defense mechanisms and recommending coping strategies in order to deal with challenges. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone that requires help in direction setting (personal and work)
I know that I am on my way to finding my purpose in life