Marike Groenewald is the founder of Anew, a leadership development, coaching and facilitation company.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Law from Stellenbosch University, Marike was until recently employed by a political party, the Democratic Alliance in South Africa, as the Executive Director of Development, Learning and Training. In this role, Marike was responsible for the development and learning needs of almost 700 members of staff and nearly 2000 public representatives.
Marike also served for nearly ten years as the Director of the DA's Young Leaders Programme, the party's flagship year-long leadership development course and the only programme of its kind in the world.
Marike is particularly interested in creating the environment for clients to think freely, with courage and imagination, and for themselves. As such she is a passionate facilitator of the Thinking Environment. She is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching through Australia's Newfield Institute and is a practicing coach for individuals and groups in South Africa, and around the world.
Marike has worked with political parties, think tanks, NGOs, and companies in countries as diverse as Morocco, Tanzania, Georgia, the United Kingdom and Germany. She regularly facilitates seminars at the International Academy for Leadership in Germany and is a 2016 fellow of the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founders Programme.