Our consultants

Principal Consultant

Jennifer Hopkins

Jenny was invited to join YSA in 2004.  She has consulting experience in leading local and global organisations, particularly those in the resources sector.  This experience has included project managing, and participating in, multi-faceted leadership development projects involving strategy development, change management, individual leadership development coaching and team alignment.  She has considerable expertise in Balanced Scorecard and systems design and implementation.  She is rapidly acquiring a reputation among client senior management, for her professional approach and effective project delivery.

She is also a Senior LifePi Analyst, acknowledged for her contribution to the development and success of the LifePi technique and considered a preferred professional in this field.

Jenny has a Bachelor of Economic Sciences and Honours Degree, cum laude, in International Relations from the University of Stellenbosch.  She has completed all course work towards a Masters degree in Comparative and International Politics, through the University of Cape Town.



Mamatebele Hoohlo

Professional Profile: Mamatebele is a seasoned Human Resources Professional, known and respected by colleagues and specialist practitioners in the fields of Organisational Development, Change Leadership, Talent Management and Leadership Development. She has led and implemented large scale change leadership interventions in large South African organisations in the FMCG and Financial Services sectors. She is experienced in business coaching and group facilitation, focusing on team alignment, strategy implementation and business planning, at various organisational levels and in a variety of work environments.

Mamatebele is proficient in applying Organisational Development principles to effect large scale change and is particularly successful in systemic diagnosis and producing sustainable business solutions. She headed up the Change Management Work stream for a significant strategic business project within a South African blue chip company. She also introduced talent management as a philosophy and a way of managing talent, created structures, systems and processes for the implementation of a talent management strategy in a large South African organisation.

Coaching Experience: Five years of executive coaching experience as a leadership consultant across a number of private and public industry sectors. Seven years of business coaching as a Human Resources Professional within the FMCG and Financial services industry as an internal organisational coach.

Unique Coaching Differentiators: I combine an analytical and practical approach, using business acumen and an interest and expertise in personal development, to support clients both develop and implement sustainable business and personal leadership development interventions. My particular interest lies in building leadership capability in equity professionals within corporate environments.

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science from the National University of Lesotho; Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa; Currently studying towards an MBA at Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa.