Maxine Attong is passionate about people. This is embodied in her Personal Vision “to enhance the lives of the people with whom she makes contact”
For the past two decades she has lived her vision by leading small and large workplace teams —in organizations and in her private consultancy. She has helped organizations come to consensus; assisted leaders overcome the perils of ineffective leadership, supported team building efforts, redesigned processes to suit changing environments, and managed the internal chaos inherent to strategy implementation.
Attong has had an exciting career working extensively in the gas and oil industry – from exploration to downstream – and the insurance sector – both carriers and brokers. This has allowed her a rare ability to see both sides of these industries and understand the needs of the various stakeholders.
Attong has worked in senior positions with international companies such as Aon and BG (British Gas), and has held strategic responsibilities as a Director, been a valued member of Executive Teams, and performed decision making roles of Chief Operating Officer, Vice President – Strategy and Lead Finance Professional.
Since 2000 Attong has operated her private consultancy which allowed her to expand her client base to include trade unions, credit unions, NGO’s, retail and service operations including hotels. Over the last five years she has expanded her international presence to South Africa and Europe.
Attong is a Gestalt Organizational Development practitioner, a Certified Evidence-Based Coach, a Certified Professional Facilitator, and a Certified Professional Accountant.
Her work has been featured in TD Magazine, AMA playbook, Huffington Post and a host of other magazines.
She is the author of Change or Die – The Business Process Improvement Manual and Lead Your Team To Win. (Lead Your Team to Win has been voted by Business Forum as “one of the three must read books for leaders/ entrepreneurs.”)
Organizations rely on Maxine to solve problems, to work with leaders and teams, to design processes that are fit for purpose and to offer thought provoking keynotes.
When Maxine is not supporting leaders she plays scrabble, writes, travels and spends long evenings with her family and friends.
Maxine is excited to engage with you.
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What Maxine believes
Attong’s Vision is “to enhance the lives of the people with whom I make contact.” Her Vision is bolstered by her personal beliefs that:
- All humans are creative
- All humans are intelligent
- All humans want to do better
These beliefs underpin the organizational development work that she does within organizations and with leaders, as she works to release the creative potential of individuals and groups so the organization can move closer to Vision.
They also guide the way that she interacts with clients, and how she presents to audiences, groups and shows up at coaching sessions
What Maxine offers
Attong’s services are aligned with her Vision and demonstrate her beliefs. She works to release the creative potential of individuals and groups so they can achieve the organisations goals and Vision.
Based on her beliefs Attong offers:
- Provocative questions that force the re-examination of what we know and accept as true
- A safe environment for risk-taking and the high achievements that follow
- A challenge for leaders to increase effectiveness and lead their teams to win.
She uses coaching and facilitation to enhance organizations and the people who work within them.
Why Maxine speaks
Attong speaks at seminars, workshops, conventions and conferences to throw an idea into the world and see what reverberates in return. Her speeches offer original ideas, food-for-thought, and new lens through which existing issues can be viewed. She speaks so that she can engage an audience, invite them to create grand theories of their own, and—most of all— learn something new herself.
Why Maxine writes
Attong writes to share her thoughts and experiences. She makes grand theories from the things she has seen and done, and shares these with others. She writes to embolden otherst o examine their own experiences and spur them to create and test ideas of their own.
She writes to encourage others to try something new and—she hopes—to ultimately succeed at what they do.
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