At Sandoz we have run a successful Medical Representative Learnership Program since 2011. During these past four years I have had the pleasure of working with Tryphinah Moleke in her capacity as our Learnership consultant. Tryphinah has played a huge role in the success of the above mentioned Learnership program by acting as the dedicated coach for the Learners during the program.

In addition Tryphinah played a similar role to our two disabled Learners on a business Administration Learnership Program. I have found Tryphinah’s approach to be pragmatic and her advice sound. She is well versed in all aspects ofHR and has provided input with regard to recruitment and selection of the Learners, handling their issues and/or concerns and providing me with feedback as to the top talent in the group. Sandoz South Africa has won numerous international awards as a result of the success of this program. In 2015 we are again running the Learnership Program and together with Tryphinah’s invaluable input I am looking forward to yet another successful program year.

Doreen Nixon, Head of Human Resources, Sandoz South Africa

Tryphinah has been instrumental in assisting me to grow not just professionally but also personally. She has the ability to coach one in a non-judgmental fashion. Her ability to shift one's mindset in dealing with everyday corporate challenges is invaluable. She knows how to explain dealing with complex business relationships in a practical way and I have grown tremendously having been coached by her. I am confident in my interactions with business stakeholders at various levels especially at executive level. I highly recommend her as a coach.
Mzwandile Machobane - HR manager AstraZeneca South Africa

One of the biggest challenges that I faced when I started my learnership is the transition from varsity life to corporate life. Now as trivial as this may seem to some, or as naturally as it may come to other, I do believe that they too don't know all the ins and outs of office life. I found the corporate environment challenging more so because I believe that in the field of science studies, you aren't fully equipped to deal with office/corporate surrounding.

Due to the above mentioned, I found that Tryphina's coaching played a pivotal role in guiding me to become accustomed to "the office" everyday proceedings. It also served as great clarifying sessions, which aided me in seeing concealed qualities within the workspace that others may not see. I found myself not only adapting to the work environment but also applying her teaching in everyday tasks that at the end served me positively. A teaching that I believed help me the most and till this day I work on is "The Sphere of influence". Trust me she'll make sure she emphasizes on this, and rightfully so, because this aspect is immensely important to the work environment. Being aware of "The Sphere of Influence" helped me manage up, manage externally and most importantly manage myself through constant introspection.

There are so many other valuable teaching and session which I had with Tryphina and I couldn't cover them all in this testimony. I believe due to the fact that I applied her coaching lessons; I was able to secure a permanent position in a company which is the market leader of its field. In addition to this, I won an award for Excellence in operations within my first year as an Account Manager. But besides the value-add to the workplace, the constant self-analysis has helped me better myself and with that I can apply it to all aspects of my life. I can't begin to thank Tryphina enough for these sessions.
Qophela Ndlovu- Account Manager- Roche Diagnostics

Tryphinah consulted at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as the HR Expert regarding the performance management programmes and various other HR related matters. We worked very closely on the performance development plans for my team, the finance team. Together with Tryphinah's expertise she coached and later mentored me into becoming a strong, focused and fair manager and colleague.

She reminded me that my team is my first priority and developing and mentoring them was my key focus. She taught me how to actively listen to my team members and hear what they have to say. I have learnt to listen to my teams' opinions and ensure that my answer was always constructive and supportive. We always prepared for the performance reviews and would startegise on how to manage the meeting to get the message ( whatever the key focus was per individual ) to each individual member of my team in a professional and empowering manner.

Amongst many, the one characteristic about Tryphinah I really liked and appreciated was her honesty and constructive feedback. She was never afraid to throw me curve balls continuously until the message came across in the most correct and appropriate way, helping me to to handle the situation correctly.

Working with Tryphinah Moleke has been a life changing experience and I owe my success as a manager to her based on her work philosophy, guidance, patience and professionalism. She is so passionate about her work and invests all that she has to the task at hand no matter how small or large. Any person that has the opportunity to work with Tryphinah will be privledged.
Maria Hadjidemetriou- Finance Manager- Takeda South Africa

My coaching experience with Tryphinah has been nothing short of life changing!

Tryphinah is an incredible coach ,totally committed to improving your professional and personal life. She will provide unconditional support, unbiased point of view, and a clear vision of where you are going, defining what you want and where you want to be, while keeping you focused and holding you accountable.

She is devoted to taking the time to understand your goals, dreams and aspirations, and equally dedicated to your success. She is a dynamic coach who has a unique insight and amazing ability to connect with people where they are, inspiring and nurturing them to move in a positive direction.

I have had the most amazing breakthroughs, both professionally and personally, under Tryphinah's guidance. I am continually growing in all areas by leaps and bounds with her coaching.
Yonela Zihlangu- Communications Officer- Roche

My mindset wasn't really open for the whole coaching thing. Understand, the circumstances then, made me apprehensive in all respects.

I felt like I was that guy that was forced to go to therapy while the perpetrator was running free in streets. My thoughts was that I was going to be having the comforts of having someone share in my misery for a few minutes only to just go back to the never-ending fear and anxiety was not worth it.

From the above, I think by now you would have picked up that I misunderstood what the process was for at the beginning. It still felt like career therapy to me, but there were key learnings,

  1. The importance of work relationships.
  2. How to drive a process, from who is involved to preventative maintenance when you think something is about to go wrong.
  3. How to effectively keep track of informal discussions that often translate themselves into instructions for more work, or changes in timelines.
  4. Engaging stakeholders, just because the task comes from the boss, it doesn't mean you must isolate the people that it affects.

The more we spent time together in the coaching sessions with Tryphinah, the more I realized how much control I have over my own personal success.

If there was such a thing as having a theme to a mentor-mentee relationship, I think ours would be self-sufficiency in corporate, i.e. how to drive your own development.
Matema Masipa - The Star (Business Analyst-Drink Dispense Services Pty. Ltd.)

Having been through the coaching process has changed many aspects of my life completely. Coaching has transformed me into a better version of myself. The process has empowered me and equipped me with tools to view situations differently, to manage my life, to make choices and decisions that are best for me and to act on those decisions.

I have gone from being unhealthy, eating takeaways every day and being ill every 6 weeks to having lost 10 kg's, having a healthier diet, being more active and I haven't visited my doctor in months.

Prior to coaching I would unconsciously start to look at everything with a negative perspective. Coaching made me realize that I was doing this and then helped me to change this behaviour. After having been through coaching I cannot find negativity in situations and if there are negative thoughts they don't last very long. I almost automatically go to a solution orientated frame of mind. This has helped me reduce my stress levels, levels of frustration and irritation. I make better decisions and act on those decisions; which means that things are getting done and I don't procrastinate.

Coaching also made me realise that I was settling for mediocrity in many aspects of my life and work environment when this wasn't a part of who I truly was. I have raised the bar and this has changed. I now surround myself with like-minded successful people who display excellence in the things they do. I know that I am now working at my full potential and that I am being 'stretched' by my colleagues and the environment to perform at a higher level constantly.

With all of the personal changes that I have experienced my relationships with colleagues, family and friends have become easier and have improved.

Tryphina's coaching process, methods and techniques have been transformative for me. I have become my authentic self; the woman that I have always wanted to be. I now feel like I am truly experiencing life and the fullness of every situation and person. I think that everybody should go through a coaching process and every person should add a life coach to their list of; 'my doctor, my dentist, my lawyer, my butcher, my hair stylist, my pastor, etc'.
Candice Pillay - Head of Sales and Marketing- Ilex

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