Who is the KNI for?
The percentage of highly creative people in society plummets from a healthy 98% in early childhood to a meagre 2% in adults over 25. It does not matter what your age is or what your professional background has been – rediscovery of your creativity can come at any age. Take stock of your creative inheritance and learn to apply it in whatever field you are involved in, as well as at home.
The most important approach to sustaining innovation in the organization and anchoring a culture of creativity and innovation is to develop an environment which supports opportunity and possibility thinking at all levels of the business. In becoming more attuned with our own inner-workings, we become more equipped to successfully interact with those around us. The courses and books available to organisations through our learning platform are an opportunity for organisations to foster their growth by investing in the individuals that keep it running. For even though the future is becoming more mechanised, it is the people of a workplace and their accumulated soft-skills that will be of the greater benefit for business growth.
Become a Practitioner
The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) are a revolutionary battery of instruments that strives to develop whole-brain thinking in individuals. These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain creativity and positive thinking in your personal and professional life. Furthermore, becoming a practitioner will allow you to administer the NBI to those seeking a guide to facilitate their creativity and whole-brain thinking journeys. Applicable in sports, businesses, to children, for leaders or job placements, the applications of the Neethling Brain Instruments are endless. In fact, we are yet to find its limits.
“It was not long after implementing The Kobus Neethling Whole Brain Programmeswhen we started to experience positive results on many fronts. Our sales people were able the communicate remarkably better with our clients; we all understood the needs of our clients so much clearer and the ability to use our whole brain in problem solving changed everything for us. Six months after implementing the KN programme our profits rose by 54 percent”
– Marinda le Roux: Regional Manager, Avroy Shlain (Large Cosmetic Company)
“We started production on this mine 50 years ago. During the past 3 years we were able to equal the production of the previous 47 years. This miracle was due to two factors: new tecnology and the introduction of the Kobus Neethling Creativity Programmes. The employees were more able find creative solutions. They started a spontaneous anti-negativity campaign and the production hours per person increased dramatically. The managers on the mine initiated additional creativity programmes to sustain creativity at all levels —the whole brain spouses programme and the creativity course for teachers on the mine were of criticalimportance.”
– Clem Sweet: General Manager, Anglo Platinum (Anglo American Platinum Mine; Swartkop)
“I was asked by the Canadian owners of a South African platinum company if I would try to change a mine which had been showing losses for 18 months, into a profitable business. I did it at one mine and so even coming out of retirement, I believed I could do it again. I contacted Kobus Neethling and we started to implement the Kobus Neethling creativity programmes immediately. Once again the miracle happened and a mine which no one believed was a viable proposition started to make a profit after four months after I took over and now 12 months later the profits and miracle continue.”
– Clem Sweet: General Manager, Barplats mine
“We were so inspired by the training we received from Kobus Neethling and his colleagues that we eventually sent more than 200 of our managers to be trained. This training did not only increase our ability to think and do creatively but had a positive effect on relationships, customer care and the general climate in our company. I believe that Kobus Neethling’s Whole Brain Approach opens up the mind in a way that no other training does. It is not something that disappears overnight –the effect lasts for a very long time.”
– Gustav Pistorius: Senior Manager, Foskor (Large Phosphate Company)
“This was the best training we have ever received. The results were immediate. The focus was on finding solutions and to move away from a problem orientedorganization and this worked for us. Our profits went way above our expectations; we are opening new offices all over and there are just no limits anymore. There is an aliveness amongst all our employees and the clients are now more positive towards us than ever before. We are keeping our association with Kobus Neethling. We have the policy in our company that every employee must attend the Kobus Neethling Creativity Training Programmes. An in-depth audit of our company showed very clearly that the positive turning point for our company came immediately after our senior management team returned from their first Kobus Neethling Whole Brain Training Course.”
– Shaun O’Keeffe: Director, O’Keeffe & Swartz (Tele-Marketing Company)
“My two daughters of 9 and 10 years have now won the Absa Bank trophy for best junior entrepreneur in South Africa two years in succession. This is the first time that this has ever happened. We owe it all to the positive influence that Kobus Neethling has had on our family through his books, TV programmes, articles and radio programmes — we are continuously being enriched by the creativity contributions of Kobus Neethling.”
– Lizette Booyens