Schalk is a focused, personable and dynamic individual who has a heart for seeing individuals fulfill their potential and for corporates to reach greater heights.
Schalk started his career at Deloitte in South Africa where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He went on to spend 7 years in the Deloitte Corporate Finance division in Australia where he was a Director in the Transaction Services team.
During his time in Australia, Schalk specialised in performing acquisition and venture due diligence assignments for a broad range of corporate and private equity clients.
Schalk’s passion for developing people and integrating them into high-performing teams also led him to be given the role of developing and rolling out a learning & development programme for trainee accountants during his tenure with Deloitte.
In 2011, Schalk was appointed Business Development Manager of a listed South African coal mining company where he led the company’s due diligence processes (financial, commercial & technical) on the acquisition and divestment of mining tenements and thermal coal mines.
As a Director of LeadStrong, Schalk combines his passion for people development with his corporate background to assist clients in establishing corporate strategies, but more importantly to ‘drive outcomes’ by following a systematic approach in achieving strategic imperatives.