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About the Trainer: Dries Lombaard

Ideation . Input . Intellection . Learner . Maximizer .

An expert in the field of Strengths Development, Dries Lombaard has always been a keen observer of trends and changes within a fast-pacing society. An entrepreneur by nature, he has ventured into numerous fields of interest, always keen to learn more about, and analyzing critically, what makes things tick underneath the surface. This kindled his interest in leadership development early in his life.

Dries was trained by the Gallup University (Faith Practice) in Omaha, Nebraska as a Strengths Performance Coach (SPC III) in 2006, and also studied at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Pretoria where he majored in psychology, theology, history and philosophy.


He holds Certifications from Strengths Strategy (USA), the International Coach Academy (ICA), and is also a certified coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

He was invited to be part of the Gallup Strengths Advisory Forum (2013) – then being the only member outside of the USA on the forum. Dries is personally acknowledged for “taking StrengthsFinder into Southern Africa” and for establishing one of the strongest Strengths Coach networks globally.

With more than 7000 hours of active Strengths Coaching experience with individuals and teams under his belt Dries has coached individuals and teams in countries like Russia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Thailand, China, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Libya, Dubai, Thailand, South America, Canada, Nigeria, Kenia, Botswana, Namibia, Morocco and South Africa.

Dries has done Coach Training, Team Facilitation or Executive Coaching for employees and leaders in corporate companies like Aurecon, BASF, First National Bank, Aveng, MTN, Alan Gray, AVBOB, Discovery, MMI, ABSA, Momentum, Old Mutual, VISA, and Volkswagen and Nissan. He has personally trained more than 1200 Strengths Coaches globally.

He is married to Rethea for 23 years. They have 3 daughters and live in Pretoria, South Africa.

As part of our commitment to Interdependence and collaberation, this Coach Training is part of a paid referral agreement between WITH and the Trainer.

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