“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 work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities”.


These words of wisdom come from Carol Dweck, a psychology professor who believes that our mindset will determine whether we succeed or not.

The success of Catalyst consulting has been exactly that: A Mindset that we can successfully contribute to the skills challenge every company in South Africa is experiencing.  Our offering in Learning Solutions is derived from practical design and application in a variety of companies over many years. Nothing about our workshops is “off the shelf”.  Our approach is “fit for purpose” and this distinguishes Catalyst learning solutions from the standard offerings in the Training and Development market. We are customization experts and ensure that specific business and people needs are met.

Aligned with our consulting expertise, our offering fits into 5 areas of Learning that we can offer our clients. These are Strategy, Leadership, Talent, Human Resources and Personal Effectiveness.  Most significantly is our unique delivery method. Our presentations are creative, colourful and create excitement to apply. We follow an approach of whole brain learning where both the left and right hemispheres of the brain are engaged. It is interactive, practical and energising. Our intention is to leave people inspired and willing to shift their mindset.

Our facilitation techniques assist people to gain deeper insight and understanding. Ineffective “telling” are transformed into learning that results in long-term retention and performance.  We create a love of learning and in so doing, stimulate each individual to adopt the life-long learning attitude.