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.

The Power of Positive Organisations

I recently attended a conference on Positive Organisations where the focus was on empirical evidence and case studies on the benefits of a positive approach to staff engagement and performance improvement. The positive approach draws much of its insight from the heliotropic effect which in very simple terms is the tendency for nature, people and animals to gravitate to […]


I was fortunate to attend a 2 day Mindfulness workshop in India recently at an International Meditation and Multiversity Complex. For 2 days we were constantly reminded to be aware of where we are, what we are thinking, how we feel and what choices we have in any given moment. “This Moment”, the focus of the workshop, is full […]

Introduction to Realise2

An organisation’s greatest assets are its people’s strengths. But these assets are not well understood or managed. Strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking or feeling that enables optimal functioning or performance and is authentic and energising to the user. Everyone has strengths. But not everyone is clear about what their strengths are and […]

Introducing Catalyst Learning Solutions

“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard […]

Employment Equity becoming more onerous?

In January 2014 the Minister of Labour published amendments to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. In total, 27 sections of the Act were amended and these amendments could potentially turn the Employment Equity process in any organization into a very onerous process.

But it need not be…Catalyst Consulting recently assisted one of our clients in the automotive industry to […]