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About Candice

Dr. Candice Booysen is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. She holds an M.Com. degree in Industrial Psychology and completed her PhD at Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. She is a dynamic leader who is passionate about the development of organisations, teams and individuals.

She’s been responsible for the strategic direction of the Human Capital function for a number of organsations in the IT sector. As a thought leader and strategic business partner she holds a number board positions and are often asked to speak at conferences. She has served as a Talent Specialist and Organisational Development Practitioner in various industries serving in organisations such as BCX, Deloitte, Aspen Pharmacare, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Media 24, and University of the Western Cape.

She is the founder of a Non-Profit Organisation called Releasing Eagles, which is centered around the mentorship and coaching of young people. The organisation serves young people in South Africa.

She has been a recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her contribution made in industry.

Some of her Awards include:

  • World HRD Congress (Mumbai): 501 HR Leaders of the world (2020).
  • Top Pan African Award : Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government program in the sector of ICT (2019).
  • World HRD Congress (Mumbai): 100 global most influential HR professionals (2017)
  • HR Future Awards: Winner of the HR rising star award (2016).
  • Standard Business Woman of the year: Finalist for woman under 40 nominations (2016).
  • Institute of people management (IPM) awards: Finalist IPM HR Director of the Year Excellence Award (2016).
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Memberships and Accreditations:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA)
  • Member of Executives’ Global Professional Network in South Africa
  • Brain based Coaching Neuro Leadership Institute (Propel International)
  • Board Leadership Core Programme – GIBS Business School
  • MBTI (Myers Brigs Type Indicator) – JVR Consulting
  • Coaching Certificate – University of Cape Town Business School
  • EQ-I Psychometric Assessment – JVR Consulting
  • OPQ Psychometric Assessment – SHL Consulting
  • CPP Psychometric Assessment – Magellan Consulting