It is no secret that I am insatiably curious. Those who know me might say that I am always looking for three things: learning, adventure, and solving thorny problems. Known to be calm under pressure and hyper-organized, I value efficiency and teamwork as means to being effective, but never at the expense of compassion. Implementing impactful cultural change is complex and challenging and I’ve dedicated my entire career to mastering how to do that while navigating the labyrinth of the human mind.
Hanlie Van Wyk is a Global Engagement Leader and Subject Matter Expert for The Kaleidoscope Group. She is also a behavioral change expert, systems strategist, author, and PhD candidate for Hate Crime Studies. A self-proclaimed nerd and Renaissance woman, she has worked in the heart of London, remote towns in Africa, islands of Asia and recently exchanged the icy beaches of Chicago for the high desert of Arizona. As a native South African, she is inspired by former president, Nelson Mandela, who said: “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love”. This led her to believe that if you can change a country’s political system, you can also change a company culture, and an individuals’ habits.
Her approach focuses on context design to foster connectivity amongst team members as an avenue to higher performance. She will work with your organization to create the conditions at work that fosters diversity, equity and inclusivity in the face of unrelenting demands as the foundation for behavior change and habit adoption. From working to reduce intolerance to humanizing the workplace, her career spans three decades and four continents researching and applying behavioral change strategies to some of the most challenging behavioral problems.
As engagement leader, facilitator and subject matter expert, she studies, develops and applies agnostic systems and practices that make change sticky and results in high performing individuals and specializes in change strategies that foster a more tolerant, inclusive workforce.