As a female entrepreneur in the professional services space, Nikoleta launched her firm, Nikoleta & Associates, in 2013 and has grown the firm together with her team in the technology, retail, and financial services sectors.
Uniquely able to bring clarity and calm in times of emotional flux, Nikoleta promotes an approach for business based on mutual benefit and shared vision. She is experienced as a challenging but supportive leader, with an eye for vigilant process improvement and next-generation visioning. With Nikoleta’s business acumen and depth of understanding of human dynamics, she brings a refreshing perspective to growth, leadership, and traditional change management topics.
Albazini Van Wyk
With his grounding in design and art, Albazini’s capabilities are well appreciated at the consulting table. In his recent role leading Go To Market for the firm, Albazini and his team spend their time shaping partner strategies and crystallizing the voice of the firm for the market. Within client engagement, Albazini is recognized for the clarity that his signature visuals offer to executives looking to land impactful narratives, as well as his unique ability to contextualize complex content. This, combined with his strategic insight and analysis, makes any team he is on stronger. Albazini’s business spirit is entrepreneurial at its core, having spent time at several startups and an employment law firm prior to joining Nikoleta & Associates.
Operations Lead, Development and Integration
Wenchi’s role in Operations is both the foundation and the pinnacle of the firm’s ever-changing tide. Finding ways to create organizational strength that scales – with the human element at the heart – is Wenchi’s day-to-day focus. Having studied commerce and graphic design, Wenchi’s background aligns well with the demands of the consulting sector. While the nature of operations varies by firm, at Nikoleta & Associates, Wenchi leads her function with a tone of integration, guided by organizational development. One of Wenchi’s many talents is driving results while simultaneously acknowledging the many human moments along the way. We capture this attitude in the phrase, ‘the small things are the big things.
Consultant, Leadership Alignment and New Markets
Sophiya’s academic studies in Political Science and International Business inherently facilitate a holistic perspective on organizational consulting. She is currently part of the Consulting Apprentice program, focusing on the Readiness and Capability practice areas. Sophiya collaborates with client engagement teams, playing a key role in go-to-market strategies and thought leadership development. Sophiya approaches processes and projects with a learning-oriented lens, combined with a steadfast commitment to delivering thoughtful results, always considering the success of her colleagues as she progresses.
Dr. Philip Myburgh
Business Transformation Consultant
Philip has been deeply immersed in the context of large-scale and ambitious enterprise transformation programs for over 20 years across industries, most recently in the insurance, banking and music sectors. He is recognized for his ability to elevate the standards of the organizations he chooses to partner with while leading impactful service delivery. At his core, Philip is a lifelong learner and has recently added a doctorate in change management to his portfolio. Entrepreneurial endeavors represent his new area of personal challenge and interest, particularly in how he can apply his gifts within these domains.
Consulting Insights & Research Lead
Rebecca’s background in journalism, customer experience, and data is ideally suited for organizational consulting and analysis. She established the strategic research practice and has since evolved it by building the team and advancing the offering. Most recently, Rebecca has taken the lead in the end-to-end consulting plan which includes the three practice areas of Readiness, Capability, and M&A HR, as well as People & Culture Due Diligence. Rebecca is known not only for her commitment to achieving results, but also for ensuring that those results are backed by intentionality and purpose. Sharing her experience and knowledge has been crucial in the growth of her team.
Kelly Breedon, MIR, RCC
Capability Development Leader
Kelly’s purpose is found in the human experience of business. Kelly’s experience as a Chief People Officer across multiple technology firms has shaped a robust set of perspectives that she brings to any transformation and cultural discussions she participates in or facilitates. Most recently, Kelly has acquired a certification as a Gallup CliftonStrengths® Coach and is exploring the implications of a strength-based approach to organization and talent processes.
Senior Organization Change Consultant
Heather has devoted most of her professional career to her passion: organizational design and everything associated with it. This may include large-scale restructures, mapping out new organizations, and managing the transitions that accompany these changes. As a key member of the team since the firm’s inception, Heather provides guidance and expertise in these areas, both to clients and internally. Most recently, Heather was a key contributor to the team that delivered HR Due Diligence for a Merger & Acquisition project and is looking forward to the next one.
Michael Cassatly, DMD
Business & Leadership Coach
Having started his professional career in the medical arena, Michael’s first chapter was as a surgeon in the oral maxillofacial field before he ventured into the leadership coaching domain. Michael is a patent owner and a published author, most notably in healthcare. The breadth of his experience, from healthcare to scaling a business, and most recently, coaching and advising executives, allows Michael to solve problems and see opportunities from multiple perspectives. Entrepreneurship and nurturing businesses are integral components of his DNA. What remains consistent is his commitment to partnering with business leaders to support their success, just as he did when helping patients. This is what matters most to Michael.
With a degree in commerce and a focus on marketing, Victoria was the first member of the Beyond Internship program, launched during COVID, in the role of Business Development and Marketing Associate. Since then, Victoria has assisted in multiple aspects and projects of these teams. Victoria’s attitude of flexing according to the needs of the business has been consistent and is something the team can always rely on. Most recently, in a GTM Enablement role, Victoria’s attitude of always looking forward to the potential of what is next, and considering how she can actively participate, has been especially appreciated during a time of high change.
Fractional Advisor: Digital Channels
Rohan has been building digital strategy growth solutions and leading product design and delivery teams for close to 20 years. Rohan is a storyteller and digital strategist at heart. His training in top tier consulting firms and respective enterprise clients has laid the groundwork for recent entrepreneurial ventures. Rohan’s vigilant orientation as a life learner underpins all this business success which is sprinkled with a myriad of Rohan’s impactful capabilities.