Keynote Talks

“I can’t think of a better term to describe Heléne than a ‘difference-maker’”.

Heléne’s energy is infectious and her incredible way with people has you walking away from every engagement with fresh motivation, new insights on how you will be better the next day.”

Larsen Lockwood-Hall, CEO – GhostDraft

Our short yet powerful “Keynote Talks” are known to be highly effective, addressing specific topics that are proven to drive company growth. Challenging your team to think differently. Awakening a need within them to learn and focus on how they can positively impact their working environment.

How to get my team to listen properly?

Listening Simplified: How to listen to actually add value


Team issues have one thing in common: bad communication and team members not listening well.

The fact that your team members don’t know how to listen well is costing your company it’s profit, engagement, and productivity. In this keynote talk, we will give you 3 easy steps to follow to listen well and actually add value to a conversation.

Key takeaways will be to:

– Reflect on your own bad listening habits.
– Understand the levels of listening.
– Implement a practical listening tool.

How to take your business from start up to profitable business.

From Pitlane to Podium

What if I told you that you could grow your people and profit simultaneously?

Your company may not reach its potential because your team is dysfunctional or experiencing inter-team friction caused by poor understanding and communication. Heléne explains exactly how to resolve this issue in this keynote talk.

Key takeaways will be to:

– Understand motivation for high performance.
– Implement practical communication tools.
– Take action with a high performing starter kit.

How can I get my team to stop fighting?

Crippling Conflict

If your team is playing dysfunctional games that result in losing focus, reduced productivity, and drama, this one is for you.

It’s time to expose these games and show the employees in your company how to do it differently.

Key takeaways will be to:

– Understand the dysfunctional roles we play.
– Get clarity on the healthy roles to embrace. 
– Learn tips to resist these dysfunctional roles.

Challenge team members to think out the box, face obstacles head-on with confidence and gain skills on how to positively impact their working environment.

What our clients have to say

I have known Credo for a long time and have always been aware of their industry knowledge and passion for what they do. This is the second company that I have asked Credo to work on. The previous one was a lost cause and Credo helped us to keep things together than we otherwise might have. I was even more impressed though on this most recent session that they held. It was a session Culture – a very difficult topic. What I found most impressive was their ability to take such an intangible concept with a mixed and not perfectly united group and enable us to get to a point of great clarity and alignment on culture and values as well as actionable next steps for us to take the work further. I would and do highly recommend Credo to other companies like ours.

Rob Heyns | Founder, Steel Cut Spirits and Sugar Bird Gin

We had Helene in to facilitate a workshop for our staff and we have experienced a marked difference in our interactions, and just our general vibe since then. She gave us practical tools we could easily implement to keep up the momentum after the workshop, and each one of us took ownership of certain actions which was a good change. We now easily have feedback sessions, we have started a ‘parking lot’ and we have changed the structure of our weekly meeting. Could not be happier with the outcome!

 Julia Finnis Bedford | Managing Director, Amazing Spaces

During the management development training with Credo Growth, I have seen results within our team beyond my expectations. It has been wonderful to see my managers honing their natural strengths and building new ones and the benefits have filtered through their teams. They have been equipped with an understanding of how their actions and reactions affect their team’s performance, how to communicate difficult things effectively and how to better understand the strengths of their team.

 Darian Liprini | Founder, Avanza

I can’t think of a better term to describe Credo than a “difference maker”. Credo has walked a long road with our business and has helped turn the vision of building a truly values-driven organization into a reality. Credo’s energy is infectious with an incredible way with people and has you walking away from every engagement with fresh motivation, new insights and genuine alignment on how, as a team and an individual, you will be better the next day.

 Larsen Lockwood-Hall | CEO, GhostDraft

Credo proved their worth once again, they took very opinionated leaders through a virtual consulting and coaching workshop with great ease. The impact was felt straight away, there were a lot of issues addressed and resolved. A new way of working was formulated,  the leadership is aligned and performing better than ever.

Pieter van Reenen | Co-Founder, We are Monsters 

Credo Facilitators has a way of knowing exactly how to identify issues and gives you the steps to reach your own solutions. Their professional manner, friendly approach and detail orientated sessions create a positive result each time. Thanks to Credo Growth, I have been given the tools to better myself, my business and my staff.

Caroline Bayley-Geldenhuys | Founder, Classic Escapes 

With Trust being one of the core values of D-One Smart homes, I was intrigued and interested to learn more.
The webinar was presented professionally. It was high value in a short time. Very clear, direct and to the point. I learnt about the components of what builds trust in relationships, and have tools that I can use in my business immediately. The timing was great for us, as I am working on developing our network as a marketing strategy, through direct engagement. Now I can consciously apply this approach to building trust in our brand, and building a pipeline of sustainable key sales channels.
Thank you Helene, I am glad that I attended.

Darren Swanepoel | Founder, D1Smarthomes


Credo Growth joined us for a webinar on building remote teams during the age of COVID-19 and beyond. The presentation was engaging and interesting, focussed on members of the travel and tourism industry – many of whom are used to working in a bricks and mortar environment. Helene provided practical guidance that teams could implement from the get-go regardless of where they are in terms of their businesses. In these unprecedented times, her calm delivery of advice was reassuring and extremely helpful, providing structure in an otherwise difficult and uncertain time. I would recommend her services highly.

Natalia Rosa | PR and Communications Manager, SATSA


Working with Credo Growth has been instrumental in smoothly transitioning to remote working at the beginning of the lockdown, and in rethinking our processes accordingly. The setup for online collaboration that resulted from the workshops with Credo Growth is extremely well working. The generated framework helped to build more robust and more scalable processes. The results will even significantly benefit the company over the post-lockdown long-term.

Stéphane Rogovsky | CAIA, Founder & CEO, Rsquared

Our full team was privileged enough to do a 2-day workshop with Credo. It superseded all expectations, especially for those that were more apprehensive, gave each of us valuable insight into each other and what makes us tick to achieve. Aside from the content being well constructed for our needs, Credo’s facilitation was fluid and got the absolute best out of all of us, that we have been able to drive this post the experience. I would highly recommend Credo to any company that wants to bring together their team to perpetuate high performance

Julia St Clair | Managing Director, Insight Connection

Credo was fantastic in our women’s day event. They delivered a 2 hour key note talk which was done in a very engaging format. The topic was relevant, to point and it was clear that the audience what challenged in their normal day of thinking about things. The talk was well thought through to ensure the message landed with all the women on our business. It was a high energy, engaging and practical 2 hours that inspired the woman at Nebula.

Danie Nel | Founder and CEO, Nebula

Every time I engage with Heléne I learn something new. Her understanding and passion for leadership shows in her work with others, embodying the theory she teaches.

Schalk Kearney | Founder Positive Earth

A great talk that has inspired our leadership team to analyze their approach to leadership & how we engage with our teams. Heléne presents with enthusiasm, using great visuals and examples one can easily relate to. A Definite recommend!

Adrien Erasmus | Founder, Warp Development

Heléne was fantastic in our women’s day event. Heléne delivered a 2-hour keynote talk which was done in a very engaging format. The topic was relevant, to point and it was clear that the audience what challenged in their normal day of thinking about things. The talk was well thought through to ensure the message landed with all the women on our business. It was a high energy, engaging and practical 2 hours that inspired the woman at Nebula.

Danie Nel | Founder and CEO, Nebula

Heléne is the founder of people development consultancy, Credo Growth. She is also an Advanced Coach, personality profiler, an expert in behavioural psychology, the holder of an honours degree in Industrial Psychology and a captivating keynote speaker.

With more than 15 years’ experience developing people and high-performing teams, she has worked with a range of businesses from start-ups to blue-chip companies across 5 continents. Her obsession with high performance has lead to her deep understanding of the impact of inter-team dynamics and how to get her client’s team members to work better together.

Heléne is also the Learning Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisations’ accelerator programme in Cape Town, supporting start-ups to scale their businesses.

When she’s not working, Heléne enjoys quality time with her husband and twin girls, and she absolutely loves travelling and spending time in the ocean, diving for crayfish, scuba diving and trying to surf…

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