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Dr. Noel Pearse is an associate professor in the Rhodes Business School at Rhodes University, where he lectures primarily in Leadership, People Management, Strategy Implementation, Change Management and Research Design on the MBA programme and various executive short courses.

He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees while studying full time at the University of Cape Town. More recently, he completed part time studies at Rhodes University, where he graduated with a PhD (Education) degree. His research interests lie mainly in the areas of leadership development, tacit knowledge, voluntary organisations, organisational change and development. He has authored and co-authored 16 journal articles, 5 Books and chapters in Books, and 36 Conference papers. He has successfully supervised and graduated three Doctoral Candidates, four Master of Commerce candidates] and 31 MBA candidates.

He is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and he has consulted to, and conducted training on behalf of National Parliament, government departments, NGO’s and private companies, including extensive work in the automotive industry.


The professional world is changing at a rapid rate, Rob and his Associates at GLI have provided our organization the tools to develop our current leaders and prepare our future leaders to assume their roles in this rapidly changing environment. Whether you have been in a leadership for years or are new to a leadership position, GLI will prepare you to be a dynamic leader in todays’ workplace. Rob’s approach is welcoming and engaging making the learning experience very enjoyable.


Imagine being one of 12 presenters competing to make a positive impact on an audience and you only 9-minutes to do so. Now imagine being rated the best presenter. You’d be thrilled as Rob should be when he fully engaged our audience of HR professionals and leaders. His topic on visionary leadership in a turbulent world was on point, his depth of knowledge formidable, his delivery powerful, his style interactive, and he is approachable one-on-one. Truly a leader who walks his talk.

Vera Asanin, President & Editor-in-Chief, Your Workplace

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