Testimonials

The Shift’s learning process is designed to teach, coach, develop, facilitate, assess and impart leadership principles to stimulate personal growth through identifying gifting, passion, and vision we call “Personal Brand Solution” PBS. The purpose of Education in this context is to refine and shape a gift as a solution to solve problems. A person’s “Personal Brand Solution” is the source of their value; what people are prepared to pay for, to solve a problem and their future work or calling.

The FIT Testimonials

I can attest to the fact that our engagement with The Shift led to the promotion of a very specific execution focus, based on interpersonal trust relationships, as an essential ingredient of getting the job done.
– Netcure (Pty) Ltd

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My endorsement is in relation to The Shift’s full comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and challenges within the Government agency. This includes the diverse and challenging integration of programs between Government and community development.
– National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa

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TGIS herewith endorse The Shift in regard to their ability to execute a communication and behaviour change program as they are confident that the management of The Shift fully comprehends the dynamics and challenges within municipals. This includes their insight and ability to align councillors and officials, thereafter affected communities, business environment, and greater development areas.
– TGIS

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Tongaat Hulett Starch hereby endorses The Shift, as a service provider in regard to communication, alignment and behaviour change processes that they delivered to our Germiston Mill during the period from 2OO7 to 2011, which assisted the organization to develop better synergised team with win-win thinking and improved productivity.
– Tongaat Hulett Starch

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“There is an African proverb that summarizes my journey, which says, ‘Sefate se tsejwa ka ditholwana. Which means (A tree is known by its fruit.)’. I believe the fruits are evidence that it has been a transformational journey.”
– Koketso Mokwena: Project Manager
Personal Development

The Focus has opened my eyes to the many different ways in which people communicate, work, relate to each other and deal with conflict. Through this awareness and understanding of my own profile, it has equipped me with tools to optimally operate within my work environment as well as in my relationships. I have experienced deeper security in myself and in my identity in God that has allowed me to freely operate in what God has called me to. Going through the profiling course has significantly influenced my life.”
– Bianca: Educator

“I’m really glad that I was given the opportunity to join Henk’s sessions. It has definitely helped me so much to realise the things that I have been lacking and opened my mind for further learning and improvement. Henk’s facilitation was very informative, engaging and encouraging. His approach and experience kept the group interested and engaged throughout the session. The knowledge on how individuals are wired and how to speak to them in a specific structure is a tremendous advantage. I definitely recommend these sessions.”
– Karin Vermaak: Financial Administrator

“I have been fortunate enough to be a part of Henk Swanepoel’s personal/leadership development sessions as well as in my work environment be part of Change Management and team alignment sessions for more than a year.
The team alignment sessions had opened my eyes to our diversities and sometimes challenges. I now embrace the way I think and how I operate, I am aware of my shortcomings and how to deal with it.
I now look at people in a completely different way. I cannot get angry at people as easily as I used to, now I just wonder what makes them tick, what was a trigger, why did they react that way and how can I adjust to make things better.
In the personal development sessions, Henk has a way to push when one tries to hide behind an “I do not know” or “I will fail” and he knows when to give space when things start to get too intense or painful.
He never pushes beyond one’s limits. Although he has had me in tears many times. I realize now that the tears was a way to wash my pain and sometimes predisposed filter away. With clean eyes one can see so much more.
These sessions are never one dimensional and deals from one’s heart to one’s mind and most importantly, one’s spirit.
I hope that the work done by Henk and his family can be spread all around the world and to all people. Whether it is for the purpose of career, personal life, studies, relationships or even spiritual matters and maturity, everyone can find meaning and value therein.

I am a better person today because God loved me so much that He let my path cross with that of Henk and his family.
I am still growing and still learning, but now I feel better equip to handle anything that comes my way.”
– Liezl Van Rooyen: HR Administrator

“Henk has been amazing in acting as an advocate for the rights and protection of myself and my fellow employees. His understanding and application of ethical guidelines and institutional policies is precise and insightful.  His outstanding support and honest help which I very much appreciated and friendly, with great attitude towards all of us. Henk displays a high degree of loyalty, work ethics and integrity. His personal behaviour sets a good example for others. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him so very much for continually providing me with such great support over the past year. Nothing fazes Henk, and I could always count on him.”
– Christine Hanekom: Project Manager

“Mr. Swanepoel has an awe-inspiring ability to connect the dots in seemingly blurry conditions. It is this ability and how he translates it into a near epiphany inducing experience for those he communicates with. I say communicate because it is a dialogue and not just one person sharing their experiences. He guides you and feeds your necessary information at integral moments in the conversation in order for you to come to the point where you start making those connections for yourself.”
– Tim Mashau: Training Facilitator & Project Leader

“Bogenoemde oefeninge wat met ons as groep gedoen is by TGIS Upington kantoor asook een een het die volgende vir my beteken:
Dit het my gehelp om myself beter te verstaan in die werkplek en asook as mens in die algemeen. Hoe om met verskillende kollegas met verskillende proefiele oor die weg te kom in die werkplek. Om my eie potensiaal te besef en daarvolgens te groei in die maatskappy in die regte rigting. Ook om my sterk punte aan te wend ten beste en daarmee te help in die swakere gedeeltes van my persoonlikheid te kan balanseer. Dit help jou om in jouself te glo en daarvolgens baie beter resultate as mens te gee in die algemeen. Werklik baie positief en opbouend in die werksplek sowel as in jou persoonlike lewe. Die hele oefening wat ons deurloop het, het met elke faset jou groei potensiaal versterk en met my en al my kollegas wat dit saam met my gedoen het, het ek inderdaad die resultate gesien.”
– Annancia Badenhorst: Client Liaison & Office Administrator

The FOUNDATION Testimonials

The Foundation, in short, felt like a blast of ice water on my belief system and frame of mind in the most positive of ways. The sessions were truly a force of clarity and understanding not only on a personal level (why and how do I function in this world the way I do) but also on a spiritual level.
– Jaycee van Rooyen

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The Foundation imparted wisdom in my life that I will carry and teach to generations to come. I am absolutely honoured and privileged to have been able to be a part of these teachings. I can only thank the Lord for imparting so much wisdom to His servants and for those that are willing to share and mentor young men like me.
– Louis May

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I can attest to the fact that our engagement with The Shift led to the promotion of a very specific execution focus, based on interpersonal trust relationships, as an essential ingredient of getting the job done.
– Netcure (Pty) Ltd

View Endoresement

My endorsement is in relation to The Shift’s full comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and challenges within the Government agency. This includes the diverse and challenging integration of programs between Government and community development.
– National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa

View Endoresement

TGIS herewith endorse The Shift in regard to their ability to execute a communication and behaviour change program as they are confident that the management of The Shift fully comprehends the dynamics and challenges within municipals. This includes their insight and ability to align councillors and officials, thereafter affected communities, business environment, and greater development areas.
– TGIS

View Endoresement

Tongaat Hulett Starch hereby endorses The Shift, as a service provider in regard to communication, alignment and behaviour change processes that they delivered to our Germiston Mill during the period from 2OO7 to 2011, which assisted the organization to develop better synergised team with win-win thinking and improved productivity.
– Tongaat Hulett Starch

View Endoresement

“There is an African proverb that summarizes my journey, which says, ‘Sefate se tsejwa ka ditholwana. Which means (A tree is known by its fruit.)’. I believe the fruits are evidence that it has been a transformational journey.”
– Koketso Mokwena: Project Manager
Personal Development

“As ek dink wat vir my uit gestaan het in die couple sessies is hoe die Here n doel met alles in n verhouding het. Hoe die vrou en die man elkeen hulle eie rolle het.
Die man wat submit onder die Vader en die vrou onder die Man.  Die man ontvang wysheid en liefde van die Vader en dra dit dan so oor aan die vrou. Die vrou is die incubator en alles wat die man vir haar gee vermeendigvuldig sy. Hoe hanteer jy ‘n vrou? Maklik, net soos God jou hanteer. Dat ‘n verhouding uit sacrificial love bestaan en julle mekaar moet lief hê soos God die kerk lief het. Een van die belangrikste stellings wat oom gemaak het is ook: “Do not compromise at the expense of God’s Glory, spreek dinge aan wat aan gespreek moet word”. Dan natuurlik het die persoonlikheids ontleding ook ‘n groot rol gespeel, om mekaar beter te verstaan ens. In die max man group, het dit vir my uitgestaan dat die Here verhouding soek en die feit dat jy die woord ken en oor die Here kan praat beteken nie jy ken Hom nie. Die hele sesie oor ek ken jou nie en die woord ken wat intimiteit beteken ens. Eden was nie noodwendig ‘n fisiese plek nie maar God se teenwoordigheid. Daarom is ons gemaak om in verhouding te staan maar weens die sonde val was dit ontneem. Jesus het dit vir ons kom herstel aan die kruis soda tons weer in verhouding  met die Vader kan staan soos in die begin voor die sonde val. Dit veg egter vir my baie inspanning en moeite om te begryp wat ‘n intieme verhouding met die Here is. Maar die woorde wat oom gesê het: “Taste and know that I am good” vat alles mooi by mekaar.”
– Kobus Jordaan: Trainee Accountant
Shift Man

“I grew up believing that I was a Christian, going through life doing “Christian things” that I thought you were supposed to do. I went to church, I prayed, read the Bible and I knew about God, but what I didn’t realize was that I didn’t know God. I had emptiness in my heart and something missing from my life
I found myself searching for purpose and meaning in people and in myself. Whether that was my friends or in relationships, I poured my whole heart into them. I also became very fixated on myself and my image. I became very consumed with what people thought of me and was living for the acceptance of the world.
I started working at a company with a lot going on in my life at that moment and that is when I met Henk, something about him was so comforting and the presence of God was always with him. He knew what to say and how to say it by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We did a couple of sessions together and at that time I realized I did not know God at all, I just knew about him.
After some time with Henk, he suggested some couple’s engagement over a period for us to have the opportunity to Introduce God into our relationship. Of course, myself and Wayne jumped at the opportunity as we both knew something was missing from our lives as well as our relationship and we wanted more. Henk and Hayley have introduced God into Our lives and they gave us all the right tools to get to know him personally. Our relationship with God has grown intimately and special.
Romans 12: “I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
This verse will always be with me and it will always remind me that I gave my life to God and it is just a reminder to not give into this world and to also build our marriage on God and his will.
God has given us fulfillment and purpose and we had the opportunity to start our lives together with God. I know I am not perfect, and I will still mess up and evil will always try and find its way into our home, but God loves us despite our flaws and imperfections and will always be there. He has never left us, even though we didn’t know him, we had the honor to repent and give our lives to God. Thanks to these amazing and God sent people we have a relationship with our Abba father. We now turn to God with every blessing and failure and trust in his will. God has also given us a new family as Henk and Hayley opened their home and hearts to us, we are so thankful and blessed to have experienced their love and passion for our God. God has sent them on the right time and place in our lives for a reason and has given us the absolute best example of how a marriage should be.”
– Nadine: ICT
Personal Development & SHIFT Marriage

The Focus has opened my eyes to the many different ways in which people communicate, work, relate to each other and deal with conflict. Through this awareness and understanding of my own profile, it has equipped me with tools to optimally operate within my work environment as well as in my relationships. I have experienced deeper security in myself and in my identity in God that has allowed me to freely operate in what God has called me to. Going through the profiling course has significantly influenced my life.”
– Bianca: Educator

“I’m really glad that I was given the opportunity to join Henk’s sessions. It has definitely helped me so much to realise the things that I have been lacking and opened my mind for further learning and improvement. Henk’s facilitation was very informative, engaging and encouraging. His approach and experience kept the group interested and engaged throughout the session. The knowledge on how individuals are wired and how to speak to them in a specific structure is a tremendous advantage. I definitely recommend these sessions.”
– Karin Vermaak: Financial Administrator

“I have been fortunate enough to be a part of Henk Swanepoel’s personal/leadership development sessions as well as in my work environment be part of Change Management and team alignment sessions for more than a year.
The team alignment sessions had opened my eyes to our diversities and sometimes challenges. I now embrace the way I think and how I operate, I am aware of my shortcomings and how to deal with it.
I now look at people in a completely different way. I cannot get angry at people as easily as I used to, now I just wonder what makes them tick, what was a trigger, why did they react that way and how can I adjust to make things better.
In the personal development sessions, Henk has a way to push when one tries to hide behind an “I do not know” or “I will fail” and he knows when to give space when things start to get too intense or painful.
He never pushes beyond one’s limits. Although he has had me in tears many times. I realize now that the tears was a way to wash my pain and sometimes predisposed filter away. With clean eyes one can see so much more.
These sessions are never one dimensional and deals from one’s heart to one’s mind and most importantly, one’s spirit.
I hope that the work done by Henk and his family can be spread all around the world and to all people. Whether it is for the purpose of career, personal life, studies, relationships or even spiritual matters and maturity, everyone can find meaning and value therein.

I am a better person today because God loved me so much that He let my path cross with that of Henk and his family.
I am still growing and still learning, but now I feel better equip to handle anything that comes my way.”
– Liezl Van Rooyen: HR Administrator

“Henk en sy span is duidelik nie van gister af in die bedryf nie. ‘n Mens kry die indruk van goeie intuïsie en strategiese beplanning wat oor jare heen gevorm is en wat tussen die lyne van organisasies se antwoorde op hul vrae kan lees. Een van die insiggewende sake wat by ons instelling na vore getree het, is dat ons daarna baie duideliker besef het wie meer geneig is om op detail-sake te fokus en wie meer geneig is om aan makro-kontekste aandag te skenk. Dit het sinvoller werksverdelings asook begrip en waardering vir mekaar tot gevolg gehad. Dit het ook baie meer olie op die ratwerk van ons onderlinge verhoudinge verskaf.”

– Alwyn Swanepoel : Dekaan: Lettere en Wysbegeerte, Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie (APA)

“Henk has been amazing in acting as an advocate for the rights and protection of myself and my fellow employees. His understanding and application of ethical guidelines and institutional policies is precise and insightful.  His outstanding support and honest help which I very much appreciated and friendly, with great attitude towards all of us. Henk displays a high degree of loyalty, work ethics and integrity. His personal behaviour sets a good example for others. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him so very much for continually providing me with such great support over the past year. Nothing fazes Henk, and I could always count on him.”
– Christine Hanekom: Project Manager

“Mr. Swanepoel has an awe-inspiring ability to connect the dots in seemingly blurry conditions. It is this ability and how he translates it into a near epiphany inducing experience for those he communicates with. I say communicate because it is a dialogue and not just one person sharing their experiences. He guides you and feeds your necessary information at integral moments in the conversation in order for you to come to the point where you start making those connections for yourself.”
– Tim Mashau: Training Facilitator & Project Leader

“Bogenoemde oefeninge wat met ons as groep gedoen is by TGIS Upington kantoor asook een een het die volgende vir my beteken:
Dit het my gehelp om myself beter te verstaan in die werkplek en asook as mens in die algemeen. Hoe om met verskillende kollegas met verskillende proefiele oor die weg te kom in die werkplek. Om my eie potensiaal te besef en daarvolgens te groei in die maatskappy in die regte rigting. Ook om my sterk punte aan te wend ten beste en daarmee te help in die swakere gedeeltes van my persoonlikheid te kan balanseer. Dit help jou om in jouself te glo en daarvolgens baie beter resultate as mens te gee in die algemeen. Werklik baie positief en opbouend in die werksplek sowel as in jou persoonlike lewe. Die hele oefening wat ons deurloop het, het met elke faset jou groei potensiaal versterk en met my en al my kollegas wat dit saam met my gedoen het, het ek inderdaad die resultate gesien.”
– Annancia Badenhorst: Client Liaison & Office Administrator

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