Training

Training

Elsabe Manning’s training courses are designed to improve your team’s communication, collaboration, productivity and customer service.

Disciplinary Hearings

We chair disciplinary hearings at very reasonable rates, and we provide our findings, in writing, within 24 hours.

Labour Consulting

We consult for companies and domestic employers alike. The Basic Conditions Of Employment Act and Labour Relations Act is applicable to all employers and employees in South Africa.

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Personal Boundaries

Personal boundaries are the guidelines you put in place regarding how you want to be treated by others and your expectations regarding their behaviour in your presence. Healthy reasonable boundaries can create mutually respectful relationships. Your response to...

CATCH YOUR CHILD BEING GOOD

We are so good at catching our children being naughty or doing something wrong!  We should focus more on catching them being good. “Thank you for helping your little brother with his puzzle this afternoon.” “I noticed that you made your bed this morning! Well done!”...

ACTIVE LISTENING

ACTIVE LISTENING Before expressing your feelings or point of view, be willing to listen—actively—to what another person is saying. Active listening means focusing on what your conversation partner is saying before stating your own position, opinion or needs. It...

SPEND TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Make time for your children. Have meals with them. Talk to them. Listen to them. Converse. Don’t watch TV during this time, and ban cell phones at meal times – for good. Have you noticed how much more you converse with your family during load-shedding? Mealtime should...

FEEDBACK

FEEDBACK   Feedback is reporting on the development or progress of work flow, decisions, requests, problems, deliveries, meetings, answers, queries, outstanding work, movements of people or products, and so on. There is, in general, a serious lack of...

DO YOU NEED TO GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER?

DO YOU NEED TO GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER? Are you as organised as you should be? Do you know how to write accurate yearly, quarterly, monthly and/or weekly plans? What do you know about daily planning and time management? You may have staff who are well qualified but they...

HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE

HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE I was emotionally affected by an impossible person this morning so I decided to write the following tips in how to deal with impossible people. RESIST THE URGE TO BE DEFENSIVE. You cannot win an argument with an aggressive or...

A NEW YOU

A NEW YOU It is that time of year again… We start thinking about New Year’s resolutions but we don’t really believe that we can achieve them because good things happen to other people… Take Deliberate Action The fact is that you can make your dreams come true. You...

CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is the objective gathering and analysis of facts to reach conclusions and form unbiased judgments. Critical thinking requires emotional intelligence, good communication skills, self-discipline, problem-solving and analytical skills, logic, patience,...

AUTHENTICITY

AUTHENTICITY The dictionary defines authentic as: ‘genuine,’ ‘real,’ ‘trustworthy’ and ‘undisputedly credible.’ Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be viewed as genuine and real and therefore trustworthy and undisputedly credible? Being your authentic self means that you are...

AWARDS

  • Success Factory won Business Acquisition’s Business Excellence Award 2020 as the ‘Best Business Coaching Consultancy in South Africa.’
  • Success Factory won Excellence Business Acquisition’s Business Award 2019 as the ‘Best Business Coaching Consultancy – Gauteng’
  • Elsabé was selected as one of The Most Inspirational Women of South Africa of 2012 as featured in Volume 2.
  • Success Factory won The 2006 Mijima Award!
  • Winner of the  2004 GreenPepper Enterprise Award which is awarded to South African companies that  excelled in their industries, created economic growth or new job opportunities for the people of South Africa

UP THE CORPORATE LADDER:

Professionalism In The Workplace

by Elsabe Manning

A practical guide to what true professionalism and competence entails, this book guides one through all manner of business interactions, from how to conduct oneself professionally while meeting with people from other cultures to the often overlooked rules of e-etiquette. Topics include: time management, networking, self-sabotage, travel etiquette and dressing for success.

TESTIMONIALS

The course presented by Elsabe to our front-line staff who deal with customer relations issues on a daily basis was filled with insight and assisted greatly in enhancing staff attitudes and behaviour, to be more professional in the workplace. Special mention has to be made of the personal and interactive style in which the course is done, which staff not only enjoyed, but also related to very well. Standard Bank would recommend the course to any Business who wished to achieve a higher understanding of what professionalism is about, and what it is not. Perfect grounding material for an improved image for staff who deal with customers every day.

Barbara Cleary – Standard Bank

I am an executive of a listed company in Johannesburg and must admit that I was nervous and felt very vulnerable at the prospect of running a workshop like this. I knew that there were a number of issues to resolve around my leadership and that there were team members who simply tolerated me and barely spoke to each other. We needed someone we could trust to help us rebuild the strong relationships we once had so that we could start trusting each other and move forward as a team again. Elsabé is amazing. She created a safe environment for everyone to speak without fear of consequences. She helped us to rebuild the team through open communication and real collaboration so that we are once again totally commitment to each other and the organisation. We left the workshop having set team goals and objectives which are aligned to the organisation’s goals and objectives. Thank you Elsabé. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Phillipa Carr