Diane Simpson is the founder of Mind IP and a dynamic personal development expert with a steely mission to help people uncover their authenticity and take full responsibility for authoring their own lives.
Antony Page has a unique understanding of leadership that allows him to assist organisations and their people in coping with, and understanding the complex drivers of change, influencing key stakeholders and identifying improvements vital to the success of the business.
Diane has developed and facilitated a variety of high-level Personal Development & Leadership programmes in some of the top blue-chip businesses in the country.
Diane is unique in her ability to offer up to the minute thinking, as well as ancient philosophies on the nature of , and practicalities around personal mastery. Whether it be a Talk, Facilitated Workshop or a Retreat, Diane immerses herself into the unique needs of the business or group she is guiding, her goal always being to create and enjoyable, illuminating & impactful intervention.
As most of us do, Diane stumbled into her career, obtaining a degree in Marketing and Business Management and working for some of the major banks. A change in direction toward her true calling was painfully won and she channels her learnings as well as her obsession with growth and awareness into her own life and her dealings with people.
She is saddened that although there are so many 'quick fixes' on offer via professional practitioners, so few of them really honour the uniqueness of each individual. The knock-on effect of these remedies failing is that the client is usually left feeling that 'they' have failed, further adding to the problem being addressed. She believes, wholeheartedly, that there is a place for science in every human approach and that this integrated with a 'client centred' philosophy is how people really begin to shift and take responsibility for their lives.
Diane believes that "everyone has what it takes to live their authentic purpose and that sometimes they just need a little help uncovering it".
Diane continues to grow and develop her craft and has gone on to obtain post-grad qualifications in Life Coaching, Mastery in Integrated Coaching, she is a Practitioner for the Insights Personal Profiling system and a student of Mindful Based Stress Reduction.
Ant has 30 years experience in leading and managing international multidisciplinary construction businesses in some of the weaker economies around the globe. He has excellent analytical abilities and is a bold strategic thinker. Ant's skills and experience. Having been been the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of a company listed on the JSE and the managing director of a major construction business unit, Antony has key understanding of risk, such as financial, business, social, leadership, cultural and political, and how that effects the successful execution of multidisciplinary projects. Antony is financially astute having been accountable for the income statement, balance sheet and capital expenditure in the various positions he has filled.
Ant's unique understanding of leadership allows him to assist organisations and their people in coping with, and understanding the complex drivers of change, influencing key stakeholders and identifying improvements vital to the success of the business.
Ant has recently successfully completed, 2015, a Henley MBA, which is globally recognised for its expertise in international business.
During his career he Ant has been responsible for the due diligence of, and extensively involved in, a number of joint venture partnerships, major projects, group mergers and various acquisition activities. He has been responsible for the turnaround of various construction projects, major infrastructure projects, divisions, business units and listed companies. He understands that unexpected changes, sometimes large, but in most cases ostensibly small, have a habit of interrupting the execution of a project with disastrous results. He is contractually astute having successfully negotiated amicable settlements of disputes on numerous international projects.
Ant's extensive experience, both in South Africa and Internationally, has resulted in him being able to successfully identify, mentor and develop people, from all persuasions, who can understand and operate within a varied multicultural environment.
Ant is a passionate adventurer who runs off-road motorbike tours throughout the country. He uses this platform to develop people beyond their limiting beliefs and guide them toward self-mastery.