Who we are

Christina Foxwell

CEO & Founder
Christina started this practice with a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and helping organisations unlock success! Through her work, she has not only made a difference, but she has also unlocked her own growth and transformation. She has authored books, speaks in media about people and performance challenges, works with executive teams to shift culture transformation and has started equipping aligned team members around the globe to be change agents for Better Together! She is kind, fierce, peaceful, focused, and mostly HUMAN. She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend and is learning more daily about harnessing connecting in her world. 

Anel Jacobs

General Manager, South Africa

Anel is an experienced operations manager and critical networker for Ignite Purpose in South Africa.  Anel joined Ignite Purpose in 2021. She has been critical in building our brand presence in South Africa and supporting our client success. 

Anel is incredibly passionate about self growth and loves the work she does to make a difference! Anel was our first off-shore team member and our Ambassador in South Africa, working to support organisations and people with growth, insight and opportunities.

Madeleine Pretorious

Director of Leadership Growth and Cultural Transformation

Madeleine is a highly skilled executive and entrepreneur with a breadth of experience in leadership development, HR, people empowerment, mental and emotional wellness, counselling, communications, training & development, business development, finance and administration, marketing and more.  

She has a passion for supporting leaders, executives, teams and individuals to unlock their full potential to make a significant impact and contribution to support clients in personal and professional success.  In this work she focuses on building resilience, mindfulness, self-care, stress management and mental and emotional wellbeing and supports clients to strive for success and reach their full potential and Ignite Purpose.

Her qualifications includes a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences and Psychology and has over 20 years experience as a Psychotherapist, life, trauma and mental wellness practitioner.   She is CEO and founder of Skills4Africa Training Industries, Ga’mos Events Industries Africa, Princesses to Queens Finishing school and is the current owner of Ons ga’mos Trou!  She has a heart for charity and works with passion to make a difference in SA for survivors and warriors of cancer, both human and animals as Provincial Director for SA Animal Cancer Association: KZN.

 Based in KwaZulu-Natal, Madeleine will focus on bringing Ignite Purpose programs to the region and her networks across South Africa.

Thembani Nyoni

Director Leadership Growth and Cultural Transformation

Thembani is an experienced Leadership Development Practitioner and Coach, a Behavioural Change Practitioner and Change Management Consultant who works closely with clients to produce sustainable change.  He is also the founder of ISIBUKO Consulting, a social behaviour change consulting start-up to enhance reflection, critical-thinking and adaptability working in the education, corporate and public sectors.

He has also worked in management consulting working on change and behaviour change management, stakeholder empowerment and leadership development.  These projects included the delivery and implementation of onboarding, training, communication and engagement, strategic design, group facilitation, team development and coaching.  

Lelané Van Rooyen

Associate Director Growth and Performance

Lelané has extensive experience in medical administration and human resource management, having worked within a medical bureau and in healthcare practice management services.

Her years of experience working within both corporate and private practice environments gives her a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry.  She is passionate about medical practice management and helping practitioners and staff to be successful.

She established Vr-Practice Solutions in 2014 with a view to assist private practices with management and supportive services.  Since joining Ignite Purpose she has become more focussed on aligning her core values around human connection, passion and purpose and wants to share her knowledge and experience with other business leaders to cultivate their own unique “Better Together”.

Deon Mabona

Legal Counsel

Deon Mabona is a legal specialist in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, with expertise in High Court and Magistrate Court litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, private equity, commercial contracts, corporate group structuring, financing and security transactions, corporate governance, trusts, trust administration, and due diligence investigations. He also advises in the Employment practice areas, covering various pieces of legislation such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Employment Act, Skills Development Act, Employment Equity Act, and the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

Dean holds an LLB from the University of South Africa, a Bcom Law from Midrand Graduate Institution, and he is currently pursuing an LLM in Corporate Law at the University of South Africa.

His approach extends beyond traditional legal advice, providing strategic insights that align with the broader objectives of his clients. Clients seem to appreciate his knowledge of the business landscape.

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