Steven Freemantle

Coach & Mentor (Executive, Leadership and Business)

I am a business, leadership and executive coach and mentor with over 25 years of business experience across a multitude of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • FMCG
  • Retail
  • Mining
  • Financial Services
  • Automotive
  • Petrochemicals
  • Utilities

Who I am

25+ years of nurturing human potential

My corporate career spans some 25 years.  As early as my University Vac work days I have been in leadership roles that required the development of people - as an Undergrad Mentor, Telesales Team Lead, and Head Barman.

In the formal work sector I started as a software training consultant, evolving over time to where I now fulfill advisory, coaching, and mentoring roles for my clients, across all ambits of business. Throughout my career, I have been focused on uncovering people’s potential, whether it be through:

  • training,
  • change management,
  • team building,
  • business optimisation programmes,
  • coaching, or
  • mentoring. 

My engagements with organisations, both locally and internationally, equip me to work successfully with the most junior, or the most senior individuals in any organisation.

Through-out my career I have built my own teams to help me deliver services to my clients.  I have grown businesses through selling, developing and delivering a variety interventions aimed at building, motivating, and retaining talent. I am passionate about helping organisations to ensure that the day-to-day tactical activities of their staff, deliver to the strategic plans set out by C-suite Executives.

How I work

(and what makes it different)

In everything I do, I believe in challenging traditional thinking about how the business world works, particularly in today’s uncertain and complex climate.

I challenge these thought processes by inspiring people to realize the power they have within themselves to bring about change.

I achieve this by partnering with my clients in a thought-provoking and creative process.

  • “We have been empowered in the most amazing way, hoping that we will apply all that we have uncovered and improve so much in our process.” - Expeditor
  • "Your contributions have really made a difference for our logistics team, and for me personally. It has helped me keep the right focus when things around us were changing." - Senior Logistics Specialist
  • “In humility, I acknowledge you as a “guru” in my life in that you have been my teacher and imparter of knowledge extending beyond just the SAP” - Section Maintenance Manager
  • “You have truly lived up to Challenge - Inspire - Educate.” - Maintenance Manager
  • "We want to thank the Universe for the opportunity of meeting a wonderful person such as you." - Imports Manager
  • “A huge thank you to you Steven. We’re excited about the future!” - Materials Manager
  • "Steven I salute and thank you for your patience with every one of us.” - Buyer
  • "Steven is brilliant.  He has helped me find so many diamonds!” - Inventory Controller
  • “There was never a dull moment in my interactions with Steven.  I loved the conversations.” - Branch Manager 
  • "Its has been quite a journey with you, with joys & frustrations. In the end it was all worth it." - Exports Manager

My qualifications

 

BA (Psychology, Social Anthropology & Zulu) WITS
BA (Honours): Clinical Psychology University of Port Elizabeth
Marriage Guidance Counselling UNISA & FAMSA
Professional Business Coaching GIBS

Make Contact

+27 83 600 4248 · stevenf@sweet-thorn.com

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