“Are you creating sustainable wealth through your leadership?”


An accomplished and forward-thinking Executive Leader, Coach and Consultant with extensive International experience across diverse industries with a focus on Business Leadership and Development, Executive Coaching, Organisational Development and Management Consulting.

Awarded the “The Da Vinci Mandala Research Award” for applying the principles of Systems Thinking in his Ph.D. research.

  • Member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of SA
  • Fellow: Institute of Directors of SA
  • Membership of IGCCP (Interest Group in Coaching and Counselling Psychology)
  • Registered Industrial Psychologist

On a personal level, Dr du Plessis demonstrates his passion for family, his community, development and staying fit. He participated in most major canoe races. His first book entitled: ‘Unleashing the Spirit of the Corporate Leader’ will soon be available.


Global Executive Leadership Growth: Executive one to one, teams and group coaching. Enhanced business performance, culture change, Influencing effectively on executive/board level

Organisation development/psychology: Organisation culture Research and growth through engagement and leadership

Future leader’s growth: Develop high potential/ facilitate career transition. Leaderships assessment, support and development (increased self-insight, understanding own potential, clarity and focus)


3000 hours + one on one leadership coaching over the last 15 years
200 + days of team coaching over the last 17 years
25 years of leadership assessments and development
30 days international coaching/consulting days in 2017


PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation

Da Vinci Institute, 2015

Postgraduate Certificate in Practitioner Coaching

University of Middlesex, London, UK, 2009

Master of Arts (Industrial and Personnel Psychology)

University of Potchefstroom, 1996


  • Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Company (SWCC) leadership and culture assessment. Botswana Power Corporation leadership assessment
  • Monsanto Africa Leadership Team Coaching
  • Kenya Syngenta Leadership Program
  • Glencore Coal SA leadership and strategy alignment
  • Coaching: NERSA (National Energy Regulator of SA), DPME, SAAB, Department of Science and Technology, SARB, SBSA, Lonmin, MTN Nigeria, SABIC Saudi Arabia
  • Research: Leadership and diversity research for the Mine Health and Safety Council and first line managers’ role for Glencore
  • Team coaching: Volvo, Vodacom, DEA, SARB, MAN etc.
Year Company Position
1996 – Present Rean du Plessis & Associates (Pty) Ltd t/a Authentic Leadership Managing Director

Registered Organisational Psychologist

1999 – February 2018 Change Partners Coaching (Pty) Ltd Director, Partner and Executive Coach
1996 – 2001 Industrial Psychology Private Practice & Sanlam Industrial Psychologist and Financial Advisor
1985 Anglo American: Vaal Reefs Intern Industrial Psychologist
1980 Department of Justice (Prison Services) Warden & Psychology and Social Work