Registered Business Advisor (IBASA) - no: M4186

Certified Leadership and Performance Coach - no: ICF/CCE377/2022/010023
Chartered HR Practitioner - SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) – no: 42864601
Assessor and Moderator - Services SETA - no: 5910045125080 as well as SABPP - no: 42864601


MBA (Mancosa)

PGD MS  (Mancosa)
BA (Hons) Psychology (UNISA)
BA (Hons) Criminology (UP)
Certificate: Professional Business & Life Coaching (NWU/VIP Coach Training - Bill Price)
Certificate: General Counselling (RAU/UJ)
Certificate: Instructional Design for E-Learning (UP)


Deputy Director: Department of Foreign Affairs (DIRCO): 12 yrs    
Managed opening of SA Embassies in Namibia and Singapore:

Established physical offices, implemented all management systems for the embassy, recruited and trained all local staff.      Managed the Administrative and Consular sections for the first 3 years at each office. 
Head: Admin & Management Training at Foreign Service Institute 
Facilitated Management and Leadership programme for Deputy Directors as well as Administrative training for Ambassadors/Senior Diplomatic staff.
Regional Administrator: Internatio
nal Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): 3 years
Regional office manager: All HR related matters (recruitment, training, payroll, etc.) for local staff in Pretoria, maintenance of all office buildings, staff accommodation and official vehicles. Prepared and managed annual budgets and presented it at Africa regional meetings in Nairobi. Managed USD, CHF and ZAR bank accounts as well as all accounting for the Regional Office.
General Manager: Waco Training Academy (Waco Africa): 6 years 
Established the Waco Training Academy to combine all the training departments of the 5 different companies in the Waco Africa Group into one, accredited training Academy. 

Merged the various training teams into one new unit and obtained accreditation for the Academy to present more than 20 Unit Standard based training courses at CETA, TETA and HW SETA (SAQA).

Coaching Training

Certified Leadership and Performance Coach
LASA/ICF) Cert: ICF/CCE377/2022/010023
Professional Business and Life Coach Cert: NWU/VIP Coaching (Bill Price)
Certified Business Success Coach(AUNLP) Cert: 3296
Certified NLP Practitioner  (AUNLP) Cert: 4190
Certified Life Coach (SOL Academy) Cert: 5d50kx3k

Other Training

Accreditation and Training Services(ATS)Certified Moderator &  Assessor 

Youth@Heart Development    Counselling Youth in crisis

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Kenya: Leading Teams (incl. training the trainer). Sri Lanka: Management & Administration of ICRC offices  

Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC): How to Start and Manage your own business.

Institute Public Management (Ireland): Administration and Management for Diplomats.

Criterion Referenced Instruction Development Systems (CRIDS):      Instructional Design & Facilitating Training

 South African Management Development Institute (SAMDI): Project Management: Training of Project Managers

Kobus Neethling Institute (KNI): Creativity and the application of the Neethling Brain Profile (NBP) Instrument

Training and Lecturing

1998 - Present: Own Business: Johan Bekker Consulting & Coaching Strategic Business Management Consultant and Business & Life skills coach:      Business and marketing strategies. Performance management systems. Organisational structures and processes. Leadership coaching, training and team building. Training of trainers. Skills Development Facilitation: Skill audits, skills development strategies and individual skill development plans. 

HRM: Task/job analysis, Job descriptions and screening and selection of applicants for key positions, coaching / mentoring new HR appointments 

Part-time lecturer:   Capital Hotel School (2003-2014): Business management and Leadership - final year.

Mancosa (2009 to present):

MBA Programme (second year) – Corporate strategy and Marketing as well as PGDM and BCom programmes ( HR, Leadership and teams Marketing and Strategic Management).

Boston Media House (2008-2011 & Jan 2022 to present)

Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Finance in Media 

Oakfield College (2012-2014)

IMM subjects: Principles of Marketing, Marketing Communications (IMC) and Marketing Research. 

Business Management Training College (2008-present)

Academic contributor / external moderator, NQF 6 Diploma in Business management.