Johan Brits


Johan has been coaching formally and informally for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in the field of leadership & management development, executive coaching, training & people development, levels of work, succession, talent management and organisational development.

His passion is to create a safe space for individuals to explore possibilities, connect to their purpose and achieve balance that will maximise fulfilment in their lives.  He assists his clients to define their current reality, to compare it with their desired future and to draw up a plan to fill the gap.  He works most effectively with new leaders who are technically competent, but who need to develop their leadership, management and business skills.  Leaders who are facing change & struggle with work-life balance.  Corporate and small/medium companies and small teams.



He has more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resource field in a variety of senior leadership roles in blue chip organisations in South Africa, including companies in the mining sector (Anglo American, Impala Platinum and Samancor), as well as in the insurance sector (Santam).

He is especially interested in the impact that leaders have on individuals, their teams and the business culture and how to continually improve their effectiveness, through self-awareness and personal growth.


He has a BA (Ed) degree from the University of Pretoria, a BA Honours degree in History from Unisa, a BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology and Human Resources from the Rand Afrikaans University as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching from i-Coach and the University of Stellenbosch.  He is a registered Chartered HR practitioner with the SA Board for Personnel Practice and a Practitioner member of Comensa.  SA Board for Personnel Practice:  Chartered HR Practitioner (Reg. no. WCBRI-0868-PRA)