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About Debbie Craig

Debbie has over 18 years’ experience in the field of strategy, leadership development, change management, talent management, high performance teams and organisational development. She has worked and consulted at leading local and global organisations in the private and public sector throughout Southern Africa and internationally in the UK, Australia, South East Asia, China, South America and the USA. Debbie is a skilled strategist, design architect, team builder, a powerful facilitator, change agent and executive coach. Her passion is transformation and empowerment which she facilitates through individual coaching and empowerment workshops, team-development workshops, corporate training and consulting assignments and organisation wide strategic change interventions. Debbie is the founder and Managing Director of Catalyst Consulting which she has grown into a successful consulting company with her business partners and associates. She is a registered Master HR Professional through the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) and an Executive Professional Member through the IPM. Debbie has published 3 books; Accelerated - Learning for brekathrough results, “I am Talent”: guide to optimising potential and career aspirations and “I am Alive”: a guide to personal empowerment. She has also written numerous articles, appeared on radio talk shows, presented at conferences and does public talks.

Dilemma Flipping And 7 Factors Derailing Collaboration

Introduction

In this fast paced, crazy world of disruptive change and uncertainty, we are faced with many dilemmas that require us to think and act differently in order to navigate uncharted waters and find a way forward. This often requires a BOTH/AND stance and allowing some evolution over time. Some of these that I have faced in my own growing […]

2018 Reboot – Time to Defrag, Re-boot, Upgrade

I have recently had the privilege to participate in Singularity’s Re(Solve) Learning Summit in Silicon Valley San Francisco, to collaborate with 54 other Global participants and innovators for a deep dive immersion into solving the Global Grand Challenge of Learning and discover our personal contribution to this challenge.

The whole experience was mind-expanding, paradigm shifting and energising and encouraged me […]

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    Singularity Insights Part 3: Technology cannot give us the one primary predictor of success in life – our ability to believe!

Singularity Insights Part 3: Technology cannot give us the one primary predictor of success in life – our ability to believe!

New exponential technologies can fundamentally change our experience of life – ubiquitous data sensors and AI can now give us real time feedback and response cues on our brainwaves, our emotional state, our facial expressions, our blood glucose levels (diabetes), approaching manic episodes (bipolar disease) See Dr Vivienne Ming talk on these topics.

 

We can also communicate in real time […]

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    Singularity Insights Part 2: Personal experience of new technologies and human inspired innovation shifts paradigms

Singularity Insights Part 2: Personal experience of new technologies and human inspired innovation shifts paradigms

I read and explore a lot. I had read about and seen videos on 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Drones, Mind driven bots, brainwave altering devices, driverless cars, talking robots, virtual roaming conference attendee, etc.

 

Whilst knowledge is powerful and keeps you informed, it is the experience of something that somehow fundamentally shifts how you see the world and your […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Reflections|1 Comment|
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    Singularity Insights Part 1: So why did I travel 25 hours to San Francisco and Silicon Valley??

Singularity Insights Part 1: So why did I travel 25 hours to San Francisco and Silicon Valley??

A few key words say it all: Singularity, Exponential Thinking and Technologies, Innovation, Learning, Abundance, Solving Global Grand Challenges (GGC) Together, 54 Global participants, Interacting with bright minds and proven innovators, Immersion for discovering personal contribution to the GGC …and maybe you could add Napa Valley Wines.

Imagine a world in which we achieve Singularity, in which the boundary between […]

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Attracting and retaining talent in the digital economy

We had a small hiccup in our Spring newsletter, if you’re looking for What we’ve been up to, click here

Introduction

“The War For Talent Is Over, And Everyone Lost” was the headline of an article I read recently from Fast Company (see ref below), describing how most of the power has now shifted from the employer to the talented employee […]

A spring in the step – Revive, Reinvent, Renew

After a bit of a cold snap the weather is already warming up and the trees already shooting their first baby green leaves. Spring is a wonderful time of new beginnings, exciting opportunities, refreshing growth and a time for us to shed the layers and heaviness of winter and approach life with a new zest!

As Gary Zukav says, “We […]

Slow it down… to speed it up

 

The month of May brings us into the annual season of Autumn. The time when Mother Nature slows down; animals prepare for hibernation, trees shed their leaves, days begin to shorten, the light changes… all in preparation for the annual cycle of rest and regeneration. Given how our year started, we are in desperate need of this!

This year we […]

The Art of The Flip

Year end and the festive season is racing toward us as we aim to finalise, integrate and achieve those real tangible results we all strive for. This year has been a wonderfully abundant year with its fair share of fascinating projects, committed client partners, relentless change, interesting surprises, robust conversations, some disappointments and awesome moments of feeling like we […]

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Optimising personal and career empowerment at TFG

Catalyst was appointed by TFG to facilitate I am Talent Workshops as part of their Learning Academy. The objective of these sessions was to empower employees to optimize their own talent and potential in order to achieve their personal and career aspirations in today’s world of work.