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Thys can be described as a serial entrepreneur with a strong focus on establishing social enterprises to address poverty and extreme social and economic inequality. Thys has always functioned in the startup space with a unique skill and capability to develop a concept from idea to implementation.

With a B.A (Psychology and Theology), B.Th (Theology), Hons.B (Business and Administration), MBA, and extensive experience in business, Thys is a true pracademic. He is an innovative thinker with a focus one establishing scalable economic projects that will eradicate poverty through social entrepreneurship.

He establishes living laboratories in communities that tackle the complex and even the wicked systemic problems as the catalyst for social and public sector innovation and has always worked at the nexus and intersection of multi-disciplines where true innovation happen.

He is comfortable to function in this VUCA ("Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous") space and has the ability to integrate different disciplines, from technical, economic, business to social sciences, to craft innovative solutions.

This is a truly exciting personal and professional arena, where the learning and the fun never stops.


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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