Our very latest Q & A with Su-Mari Du Bruyn!
Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development. Through Adapt To Change, she assists businesses to improve their business performance and better engage their staff.
She believes that all individuals should have a healthy, stimulating and gratifying work environment and that is why she has dedicated her life to transforming, optimize and empower organizations and the individuals that work within them..
Q. What Do You Do?
Adapt To Change’s business enhancement specialists assists businesses to improve their financial performance and be more competitive. Long term business sustainability is directly linked to the ability to continuously improve and Adapt To Change. In today’s economic circumstances, one of the biggest pressures most businesses face is the pressure to maintain or improve business results in the midst of increasing competitive forces. The continuous improvement and supply chain experts at Adapt To Change can assist through a wide range of services, including business and management consulting, training or by assisting clients to align business strategy with execution and performance management. We are dedicated to transforming, optimize and empower organizations and the individuals that work within them.
Q. Who can most benefit from the work you do?
We focus on assisting organizations with between 10 and 150 employees in either the manufacturing or services sectors.
Q. What excites you about what you do?
I am passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development and in this line of work I get to contribute to both! My wish is for all individuals to have a healthy, stimulating and gratifying work environment and that is why I have dedicated my life to transform, optimize and empower organizations and the individuals that work within them.
Q. What are you most proud of achieving?
Building Adapt To Change from scratch with my two amazing business partners and writing and publishing my first book The Power To Ignite.
Q. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life and why?
My parents. They have instilled in me a positive can do attitude. Just looking at what they have accomplished and overcome is a wonderful example that I admire. I am extremely grateful for their love and support.
Q. What is your favorite leadership or people development book and why?
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is an amazing, easy to read the story that teaches valuable life lessons. A very close second would be The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, which shares real life lessons about making your own dreams come true and enabling the dreams of others.
Q. What is the most important piece of business advice you can give our readers?
Never ever forget that you are working with real human beings. It may sound ludicrous, but most things in businesses go wrong when the people in charge of the organization lose sight of this important truth. And never ever stop learning and evolving! Knowledge not applied, is wasted.
Thank You, Su-Mari!
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