Team Bio’s






Lockstep Team

We have engaged the team at Lockstep to help create and deliver this program due to their approach to the world of business and the similar values and ethos that our companies share. The team and their roles are outlined below and most of these individuals will be joining us at Blades. For more on the work that Lockstep does, please visit their website www.lockstep.co.za

George Eadie | Facilitator
George Eadie | Facilitator

George became a Partner of Lockstep in March of 2015 and moved to Johannesburg later that year to establish Lockstep’s Joburg office. George completed a Business Science Finance degree at the University of Cape Town in 2005. After starting his working life as a strategy consultant in South Africa and the Middle East, George found his vocational path in 2010 when he chose to build an HR department for local Energy success story, Energy Partners.

George has held a deep commitment to a path of self-education and personal practice in the field and process of individuation. To this end, he has completed various accreditations in personality profiling tools and been mentored by global entrepreneur educator, Roger Hamilton.

Both George and his wife Shirley were unlikely Joburgers, however, their separately purposeful missions, hers in education, have quickly made them feel at home and grateful to be in the heart of the South African story. As an aside, George is most grateful for having moved to the golfing capital of the world and enjoys the nanoseconds after teeing off almost as much as his silent walks in the Parfuri concession of the Kruger Park.

Rowan Belchers | Program Leader
Rowan Belchers | Program Leader

Rowan is the founder and senior partner at Lockstep. He grew up in East London and Cape Town before emigrating as a teenager with his family to the USA in 1989. He was educated at Berkeley University as an undergraduate, and Harvard Business School as part of the Executive Education program. His work experience included 8 years with General Electric in San Francisco and New York in a corporate finance capacity before he returned to South Africa and transitioned into the human capital field by way of a coaching qualification and then as an entrepreneur, building two consulting businesses, most recently Lockstep, in 2008.
Rowan has a deep interest in helping to build remarkable companies that stand out from the pack. He believes deeply a better way of ‘being’ business and is highly engaged with a broad array of clients who too believe in great leadership, strong cultures and exceptional talent. To that end, Rowan operates alongside CEOs in taking their companies on a journey toward greatness, operating as a sounding board, guide, consultant, coach and advisor. He considers it a great privilege to have such intimate access and exposure.
He has made his home in Hout Bay with his wife, Janey, and two young children, Sam and Emma. Whilst globally-minded, he feels a strong pull to Africa and that his work lies on this continent. He spends his time away from work, optimistically trying to fix a perennially broken golf swing, playing guitar, painting decidedly average abstract art and collecting red wine.

Nonkululeko Nyembezi | Logistics Liaison
Nonkululeko Nyembezi | Logistics Liaison

Nonkululeko often referred to as Nku, was born in Durban and grew up between Johannesburg and Durban. After matriculating she registered for a Bachelor of Arts at Wits University. The attraction of travel became too strong and instead of completing her degree Nonkululeko decided to spread her wings and became a flight attendant. By joining the university of life she gained experience in communications, marketing and public relations in the aviation and telecommunications industry. In 2005 she founded her own company, which offers marketing and promotions solutions. Having jumped steps, she is once again a student at University of South Africa doing a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

In 2015 Nonkululeko partnered with a high school in Alexandra where she gave talks to pupils, which she hopes will offer them tools for personal growth. Nonkululeko believes if we equip young South Africans especially in townships with self development tools, this could show them  life through a different filter which could impact society positively.

Nonkululeko is based at the Halls Office in Johannesburg and is your key contact person for the program.

Carryn Ortlepp | Project Manager
Carryn Ortlepp | Project Manager

Having found her passion in people development while studying Psychology and Organisational Psychology at the Universty of Cape Town, Carryn sidestepped into a career that allowed her to interact with top level executives from leading international companies and travel Africa, conveniently working while feeding her ever present wanderlust. During this 12 year period, she naturally found herself taking on a mentorship and leadership development role within her organisation allowing her to cultivate the skills she now uses in her day to day work life.

 

Guiding people and organisations through transformation processes was always on her mind however and, after completing her Professional Coaching Certificate at the UCT Graduate School of Business, she joined the Lockstep team, finding that their work ethos and organisational culture were highly congruent to her own. She coaches privately and plays the role of thinking partner, facilitator and program manager within the Lockstep team.

 

Carryn’s natural warmth and approachabilty allow her to connect with her clients deeply, offering a rigourous and compassionate approach to both her coaching and her faciltiation processes. She has a preference for working with individuals who are commited to holistic and long lasting personal transformation and believes that organisations that encourage their people to live an authentic, integrated life are those that are most likely to succeed.

 

Carryn enjoys living in the Cape Town city bowl with its easy access to nature, her family and wide circle of friends. She loves the ocean and can often be found on or under the waves, depending on the water temperature and just how adventurous she’s feeling on that specific day.

Angela Deutschmann | Facilitator & Coach
Angela Deutschmann | Facilitator & Coach

Angela is a Senior Associate at Lockstep. A perennial learner, she revelled in a lengthy academic path focussed on African Literature, while simultaneously competing across the world in British Parliamentary Debate (which she considers an extreme sport) and leading various campus organisations.

 

She took the first steps of her career at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research but was soon asked to join Taddy Blecher at CIDA City Campus, assisting in the creation of a virtually free tertiary education space. Continually compelled by a vision for social upliftment, Angela moved from CIDA to participate in Black Economic Empowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility roles at Investec and Hollard.

 

Increasingly doubtful of the ability of the intellect to lead the way to personal and global transformation, Angela left the corporate world at age 29 to devote herself full-time to building a practice of intimate and cutting-edge personal development. She is a respected and intuitive coach, workshop leader, writer and inspirational speaker intent on building bridges between doing and being; performance and presence.

 

Angela has become known for her study of joy as a navigation system for business and for life and has created a practical and pioneering Joy Map based on the four pillars of personal growth: Heal, Dream, Create and Rest. She likes her work and her life to be fun, risking and real and is inspired by an eclectic collection of souls including Rumi, Alanis Morissette, Ben Okri, Roger Federer, Mary Oliver and her granny. She is married to Garrick who practices TRE and plays a mean game of squash. They are being mentored by their sons Joshua and Daniel.

 

 

Rob Broster | Measurement Specialist
Rob Broster | Measurement Specialist

Rob is a senior associate at Lockstep. He is a Capetonian who qualified with a BBusSc from UCT before spending some time working in London and saving every penny to travel to all corners of the five continents. His more serious career started back in SA in the management consulting field with Accenture, and in 2007 his consulting focus shifted to people and team development, and organisational change. He has been working for Lockstep in this area since 2010.

Rob helps clients build better workplaces by helping them achieve their strategy through positive cultures, strong leadership and engaged team members. He loves working with people and helping with connection, growth and development of tangible skills. He also believes that we can help people assess and measure their levels and progress in order to be more focused and conscious in their development journeys. Thus he leads the ‘measurement’ practice within Lockstep clients.

Although traveling fairly regularly for work, home is in Cape Town just below UCT where his wife is an associate professor. This gives him easy access to the mountain where he most loves to spend time either on a bike, trail running, or walking with his family.

Anne Hartslief | Facilitator
Anne Hartslief | Facilitator

Anne joined Lockstep as an associate consultant in 2012, marking a departure from a corporate career spanning nearly two decades. She has held senior strategic roles at retail giant Shoprite and advertising agency 99cents. Anne has a deep interest in retail markets both locally and internationally and as a Senior Retail Analyst had the opportunity to consult with many of South Africa’s top industry leaders. Anne is committed to driving business performance and brings technical operational experience to her consulting role at Lockstep, as well as an instinctive understanding of human behaviour in the workplace gained through years of observation.

Excellence is in Anne’s DNA and throughout the nineties was recognised as a top competitive gymnast representing her province and country. In 1991 Anne was set to study Human Movements Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch.  She bravely declined this opportunity and instead choose to study Marketing through the Institute of Marketing Management. Anne relocated to the UK and launched her career as  Marketer at Harrods before returning to South Africa at the end of 1997.

Anne’s teenage dream of being a sports Psychologist did not materialize as expected but today she acknowledges it was surpassed when she traded the sports field for the boardroom and athletes for captains of industry.

Anne is the proudest Mom of two children, Chris and Emma, and lives in Cape Town with her husband Brendan. In January this year Anne started trail running and is deepening her love for the outdoors. Anne relaxes by spending time with her family and friends and always makes time for a glass of good bubbly.