Lawrence is a training instructor at Leading Edge Business Solutions (formerly Intoweb Academy)
since April 2008, and has been a technical instructor since 2004. Lawrence combines technical
knowledge with good communications skills, and consistently receives enthusiastic reviews from his
students. Lawrence has trained in all 9 provinces of South Africa as well as in The DRC and Swaziland.
Operating Systems and Application Software
Windows 95 â€“Windows 7, Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, Visio
Open /Libre Office Writer, Calc, Impress, Base
Wordpress and Joomla Content management systems
Soft skill/ Business Skills
Selling, Presentation, Communication, Time Management, Anger Management.
Certified Technical Trainer Exam
N5 Electrical Engineering
Installation Liaison Officer (Telecommunication)
Microsoft Office Specialist, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Hardware and Networking from City & Guilds of London
My purpose is to “Inspire, Activate, Develop and RELEASE the Godgiven
potential in others (especially leaders). I accomplish this through the 3CTM processCoaching,
Consulting,Counseling, Training and Mentoring.
My current involvement:
External Consultant at Leading Edge Business Solutions (A premiere training and consulting
company ( www.leadingtraining.co.za )
Director at Leaders in transformation (an NPO focussed on developing emerging,
undergraduate leaders at tertiary institutions www.leadtransform.org )
What I bring to the table:
Vast experience in the health sector (>10 years experience in Clinical Medicine), business
strategy, management and leadership (Director in a Consulting firm), Spiritual and social
development (Managing director of a faith based NGO in Namibia).
Using the 3CTM process I assist leaders in spiritual, personal and professional development
using a neuropathophysiological (how the brain works) and self discovery approach to effect
deep personal transformation toward self actualization.
â— Certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator and Trainer with the Cultural Intelligence
Institute ( www.CulturalQ.com )
â— Certified transformational leadership Coach (via www.TLiGlobal.com )
â— Motivational Speaker (via Dale Carnegie Institute)
â— Executive leadership enhancement Trainer (via John Maxwell facilitator training).
â— Organisational development and strategy Consultant (via miniMBA
course and practical experience)
â— Team leadership development Facilitator (strengthsFinder process)
Practical Leadership Training Experience
1. I trained as a Leadership trainer and facilitator with Lead Africa. The Leadership training
was based on the 21 irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C Maxwell. The target audience
was young entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. www.leadafrica.co.za
2. Dr. Solomons also successfully completed the Dale Carnegie Course on Public Speaking
and People Empowerment.
3. I cofacilitated Transformational Leadership training for the Edenvale Municipality Top
Management Structure as a Consultant with Siyavuma Systems.
4. I conducted several Leadership training and facilitation for Namibian Business
5. Transformational Leadership training and facilitation for the University of Namibia (UNAM)
for the Top Management of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre.
6. Transformational Leadership training and Consultant for the African Leadership Institute
7. I also trained as a Transformational Leadership Growth Coach with the Transformational
Leadership Institute www.TLiglobal.
Practical Leadership Experience:
1) Director, Opus Dei Pty Ltd 20032005.
Responsibilities included Financial Management,
Human Resource Management and Project Management. Strategic planning and Project
Management for the CSI offering of the company. Opus Dei successfully merged with Ashira
Legal Advisors in 2005 www.ashira.co.za
2) Managing Director Sororomele (Section 21) geared towards Managing CSI projects and
training programs 20042006.
With Overall Leadership and Strategic responsibility.
Sororomele was successfully handed over to new leadership in February 2006.
3) Board Member of Community Aids Response (CARE) 20042005.
Helping with Strategic
Direction for the Organization as well as Risk Management. www.care.co.za
4) Managing Director of His People Ministries Namibia a Faithbased
2006-2011 (May). Overall Leadership and Strategic responsibilities and Organization and
Leadership Development of Emerging Namibian Leaders. During his tenure the organization
grew from 98 members and 3 staff members to over 500 members and a staff complement of
20 people. HPM Namibia was successfully handed over to Namibian leaders at the end of
May 2011. www.hispeoplenam.com
5) Board Member of the Namibian Evangelical Seminary (NETS) 20092011.
included advising on governance policies and Strategic input and Risk management for the
6) Board Member and Lecturer of the African Leadership Institute (ALI) 20082011.
Responsibilities included training and facilitation, mentoring and Strategic input.
7) Independent consultant for leadership, organisational development and strategic planning
for businesses and nonprofit
9) Dr.Solomons uses the neuropathophysiology model for selfdiscovery
and self actualization
to train and facilitate leadership development in:
â— Spiritual enhancement: Practicing
effective spiritual disciplines and developing
Spiritual quotient (SQ) and Leading from WHO you are (with Selfawareness
Strength Finder coaching). How to build selfesteem
â— Personal enhancement: State
coaching, life/ energy
management, time management, personal financial management, interpersonal
relational management and empathic (EQ) and cross cultural communication skills. I
also offer training in Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills. As
well as physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health (Anger and Stress
â— Professional enhancement: Dealing
with Change and Negotiation Skills and winning
with others and how to develop a high performance teams for organisational growth
What previous clients have to say:
ABI Following Negotiating with Results with Serge Solomons:
Leading Edge is QA’s new ‘quality’ partner for soft skills training solutions.
Delegate feedback was incredibly positive, the ‘Program Content’, ‘Learning Solutions’ and
Evaluation’ components clearly met delegate expectations and the training outcomes were all
Program Content: 4.8/5 = 96%
Facilitator Evaluation: 4.9/5 = 98% Overall Program Evaluation: 4.9/5 = 98%
Other Recent students from the following Leading Edge Clients have said:
Retecon: This is a very professional institution and welltrained
staff. Thanks to all of you for a
good course, good food and a lot of food for thought.
CSIR: The lectures are professionals and know their stuff. Thanks
Standard Bank: Leading Edge is very prestigious. The environment and setting provides a
professional and good environment to learn in. Real training.
CSIR: I liked the friendliness of the staff, and the individual attention from the lecturer .
Selectech: Enjoyed the uptodate
knowledge, informality of the environment and content of
Johncom Media Investments: Very comfortable facilities. Excellent trainer Tracker: The
Lecturer, Staff and learning environment was excellent!
This course will provide you with strategies to communicate effectively across cultures.
This course is for individuals who need to communicate clearly and effectively while conducting business in cultures other than their own.
There are no prerequisites for this course. You may find the following courses beneficial: Negotiating Skills Managing Conflict
Note: information may change without notice.
Increasingly, businesses around the world have become more interconnected, and companies have to think more globally in order to succeed. Despite economic ties with foreign nations, countries can be ill-prepared for doing business abroad, lacking the knowledge and sensitivity to adjust their business behavior to different cultural contexts.
Culture is a learned set of assumptions that shape our perceptions of the world, and of appropriate values, norms, attitudes , and behaviours.
It is based upon ideas about
Canada is a cultural polyglot. It has over two hundred different ethnicites living within its borders.This results in a great deal of diversity from language to architecture.
How does Culture impact on Business
Cultural assumptions and expectations determine both the form and the content of every business interaction.
Cultural anthropologist E.T. Hall broke cultures down in to two categories: high or low-context cultures.
Values and beliefs are intrinisic to cultural understanding. Although many values are universal there are equally many which are not. It is important to understand these discrepancies in both personal and business interactions.
Communication that is made without the use of the spoken or written word
Time: the methods by which time is kept and also the approach to punctuality differs between cultures.
Understand the differences in expectations of formality when writing to international or varied audiences.
Make Language non-sexist:
Making Language Non-Racist and Non-agist
Disabilities and Diseases:
Choosing Bias free photos
Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.
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For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain.
For more information you can download the official Gautrain brochure.
The PC hire charge is not applicable if you bring your own notebook.
It is very important that you have full administrator rights to your computer so that any software needed for the course can be installed correctly.
Please ensure that you arrive at least 30min early on the first day of training in order to get your PC setup correctly.
If this is not possible then it will be better to make use of our computer.