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Erica Terblanche

Change agent, strategist & facilitator

Sustainability catalyst,

Happiness coach & employee engagement alchemist, Endurance athlete & author.

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unlocking unlimited potential


Interventions that unlock the x-factor in people and organizations

I help employees to be happier and more deeply and energetically engaged in the totality of their own life,

and I help organizations to become more sustainable and authentically purpose-driven.


This creates a virtuous circle of well-being, belonging, purpose and sustainability, which are the trademarks of companies who will win the future."

"People who feel good, do better. People who do good, feel better.

I help organizations to embed sustainability thinking into core operational strategy and I facilitate the change journeys that help to embed sustainability at a personal and organizational level. 

By doing this I help your organization switch on purpose-driven innovation, creativity and performance that unlocks shared value for shareholders, employees and society alike. The research tells us that it increasingly matters to customers and employees and that the pressure for sustainability will continue to mount.  

What makes my offering different is that I provide an end-to-end intervention, from sustainability strategy conceptualization and co-creation with key stakeholders, right through to change facilitation, project scoping, business planning and impact measurement, and aligning strategy back to organizational purpose, brand identity and employee well-being and engagement. This enables the virtuous circle that continues to create increasing value for all stakeholders in the eco-system of your business. 

I help organizations to help their people feel great - mind, body and soul.

Why? Because people who feel good do better.

I help people to get excited again about their hopes and dreams and to become intrinsically motivated to make the most of their lives.

I apply the burgeoning sciences of positive psychology to help people build coping skills that work and the most effective high performance habits that will help them to follow through on their dreams and to unlock their highest potential, both at home and at work. I also help people get the basics right in eating, sleeping, breathing and exercise for greater energy and vitality. 

As part of the personal growth process I help people build great relationship skills, and in so doing we build cohesive teams, with high emotional maturity, a shared language for relating and ultimately the performance-alchemy that elude most groups of people who work together.  

What makes my approach powerful and effective is that we arrive at deep employee engagement, but starting the journey from the individual's purpose, well-being and happiness.  

My talks and courses are designed to enthrall, engage, equip and inspire people to make the changes for a better, healthier and happier life.  

My talks draw on my adventure experiences of the past 20 years during which I ran across some of the harshest and most spectacular landscapes in the world, running monster distances of sometimes more than 160 miles at a time - without stopping. I combine the lessons I had learnt at the furthest edge of endurance with the most compelling research in the science of mental and emotional well-being to inspire and move people towards positive personal change.


My courses are built around the most robust and reliable findings of the science of well-being.  I awaken people to their bodies, their mental and physical health and their agency to make changes. My course supports participants to develop life-changing habits in how they think, relate, feel, behave, move, eat, sleep, breathe and perform, ultimately so that they can be happier, more fulfilled, have greater energy and perform at their best.

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Erica is the founder of Teach a Girl to Fish and Thrive Guru, offering novel combinations of positive psychology, business strategy, sustainability thinking, transformational group coaching and nature-based adventure. She helps people to boost their resilience, energy and intrinsic engagement and she helps organizations to thrive through reawakening meaning, purpose and strategic sustainability.


People who have worked with her describe Erica as ‘truly inspirational’, ‘of an 'extraordinary and infectious energy’, 'highly qualified and experienced' and 'someone who motivates you to dream bigger and do what you thought impossible'.

She has an impressive CV of diverse accomplishments and blends this unique mix to create something extraordinary for her clients. 


+27 81 782 1413

Cape Town, South Africa

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