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Lee Griessel

Executive Coach / Senior Facilitator

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Emblembe Swaziland

30 years experience in the Corporate as well as small business environments. Extensive experience in the IT arena from programming to Business analysis in the motor industry, telecommunications, manufacturing and human resources development.

Involved in starting up and running a number of companies in various industries from Manufacturing to Consulting to Human resource development.

Has contributed to the field of coaching at the leadership team level in Team Coaching by facilitating the development of new coaches at the ACMC trainings for the last 7 years.

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Centurion, Centurion, South Africa

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Current Position(s)

CEO / Co-Founder / Executive Coach / Facilitator | Vyanzo Development
2008 - present

Vyanzo consists of a team of highly skilled, professional women who are able to support clients with high level coaching, mentoring and facilitation. Focused interventions are carefully selected, professionally delivered and consistently evaluated with the client.

The team is passionate about individual and team development as well as community up-liftment on a sustainable basis and they encourage initiatives which inspire excellence.

What sets this competent team apart is their ability to work within their set of values offering excellent results.

All coaches from Vyanzo Development are internationally accredited Meta Coaches who have an excellent track record for delivery. They are experts in structure and process rather than in content. They know how people function and operate and are guided by the six models of communication, change, reflexivity, implementation, systems, and self-actualisation.

They are skilled in getting the best out of you and your team.

Meta Coach (ACMC) | Meta-Coaching System
2007 - present

Committed learner and student of the Meta Coach system

Executive Coach | Carpe Diem
2006 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment

Independant Consultant / Executive Coach

Previous Position(s)

Regional Director | Zimali Consulting - Accredited Licensee of Brian Tracy - Training and Professional Development
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2013 - January 2015


For three decades, Brian Tracy International has been recognised as one of the world’s premier training and development companies. They have helped millions of individuals and business organisations in many countries solve personal, professional, and organisational challenges.

The excellent selection of business and personal training programs on offer are considered by our clients to be instrumental in setting the foundation for excellence in personal development, leadership, goal-setting, time-management, team building, communicating, sales training, and many other strategic corporate and personal initiatives.
Our range of assessments have significantly impacted organisations in South Africa already.

Executive Coach / Senior Facilitator | PeerPower
2007 - 2013

PEERpower develops, manages and delivers fully integrated enterprise development programmes for business incubators, thereby increasing the turnover, emplyment and sustainability of SME's.
Over the last 5 years, Lee has also engaged with PEERpower in association with
- Nokia Mobile Leaders Society
- Maxum Incubator - Innovations Hub – Pretoria
- Softstart BTI - Midrand
- Femtech

Facilitating Boards of Entrepreneurs to support them in maximising their potential

Independant Associate Executive Coach | Franklin Covey Southern Africa
2007 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Independent associate Coaching partner with Franklin Covey Southern Africa

Manager - Business Consulting | VODACOM GROUP LTD
2000 - 2006

ICT and Telecommunications

Headed up a team of Specialist Business analysts tasked with obtaining user requirements and recommending process as well as system enhancements, across all companies in the group. Was instrumental in uplifting the Project support office within the Enterprise Support Services division as well as developing the business analysis competency within the IT Group.

Mentored people through the formal mentorship programme at Vodacom and was called upon by many of the staff for informal coaching and mentoring. Trained as a facilitator for a number of in-house personal development programmes. Through constant management, guiding, mentoring and coaching of the teams,became respected as a leader in her field.

Founding member / Owner | LBG Consulting
1997 - 2000

Manufacturing, CMT, Corporate wear manufacturer, image and personal branding.
Design, Manufacture and Distribution of a Range of Executive Ladies Business Wear.
Consulting with clients on their requirements regarding their corporate image.
Sizing and fitting of clients to ensure product fit.
Deleoping internal processes for ordering, manufacturing etc.
Negotiating with Executive teams and submitting tender document.
Importing of Fabric and liasing with factories for the CMT of product.
Establishing a factory with 35 machinists and factory workers.

Highlight: The awarding of a tender for a Government Contract to supply 1,200 ladies for Portnet.

IT Systems development manager | MTN South Africa
1994 - 1996

Educational history


Roosevelt, Harare, Zimbabwe (1976)


International Society of Neuro Semantics

2008 - 2012

ACMC - Assist Team - Meta Coaching

International Society of Neuro Semantics

2006 - 2007

ACMC - Meta Coaching


1995 - 1996

Diploma - Project Management


1973 - 1976



MCF - Meta Coach Foundation

Member , October 2007 - present

ICF - International Coach Federation

Member , March 2007 - present


Member, March 2007 - present


Liza Stead, Head of RMB Coaching division

"I've had the privilege of working with Lee as a Meta-Coach in a number of contexts - in a business environment, a training environment and in a professional coaching association. I find her to be warm, nurturing and candid, with a passion for unleashing the best in her clients. She drives for excellence in what she does and in who she is. Lee is professional and reliable, and cares about building relationships. I highly recommend Lee as a Coach and Consultant" - 2012

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D (Founder of Meta Coach system)

"After graduating as a certified Meta-Coach, Lee has contributed to the field of coaching at the leadership team level in Team Coaching by facilitating the development of new coaches. In her Coaching, Lee has both the heart and knowledge for enabling a client to reach his or her outcome and unleash new potentials. I highly recommend her. " - 2008

Mncedisi Chris Mabhele Business Owner / MD Babana Technologies

"Lee has been instrumental in the most amazing professional and personal development in my life.
With her depth of knowledge and insightful practical application, she has been able to transform me from a doubting Tom to a thriving entrepreneur.
Her calmness, candor and professionalism are some of the attributes that put her ahead of her game. I recommend her many times over!
" - 2013

Hugh Harrison (CFO - Rand Merchant Bank)

"Lee brings not only perceptive perspective, but also an effective balance of challenge, accountability, intuition, encouragement and an invaluable ability to identify cognitive distortions and sub-optimal thinking patterns. Lee has a gift in bringing the best out of people, with a strong belief in her ability to help them overcome obstacles that might have seemed impassable, and in a manner that inspires hope and confidence. " - 2014

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