Bryan Opert

Director

ABOUT Bryan

For 20 years, Bryan has been working in education and the rabbinate, gaining significant experience in the principles underpinning personal relationships and fostering growth in others. His degrees in Education and Coaching have given him strong roots in classical theory and best current practice which he makes use of liberally in coaching. Additionally, his experience in curriculum development assists him in developing powerful workshops in a coherent and rational way.

quantumgrowth.org.za
bryan@quantumgrowth.org.za

AREAS WE WORK IN:

  • Education

  • Leadership

The words Quantum Growth speak to our belief in the manner of how people change and develop into their most potent beings. At Quantum Growth we believe that our constellation of relationships revolve around three primary areas: relationship with self, relationship with others and relationship with our milieu. All these may only be accessed effectively through self-knowledge. Each of these also becomes the foundations to the next. We can only be to others what we are to ourselves. The dead cannot teach life and the miserable cannot teach happiness. We use a model that accesses funding from Corporate Social Responsibility and Investment, Educational Trusts and Foundations in order to invest in these programmes.

The vision of this The EQUEST Social Development Mentoring Programme, is to work with participants and accompany them on a journey beginning with self-knowledge and continuing through building a skill set that enables them to work collaboratively and become leaders of teams. The vision is predicated on the idea expressed by Daniel Goleman: 'If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far'.

EQUEST workshops are constructed around the Lumina Learning Spark Psychometric Portrait in which learners explore who they are. The portrait is based on the latest research, and may be viewed through a Jungian lens. It provides a colourful framework and assists people to unlock their self, team and leadership potentials.

It has become clear that although the Matric pass rate has improved in many schools, which is associated with the improved academic level being achieved, many of the students who attend tertiary education institutions struggle with the non-academic side of their education. This raises challenges for the students and has been associated with students being unable to complete their field of study. (Pym & Kapp , Surfacing Possibilities, 2011)

Teachers, also, in many of the disadvantaged schools do not have the training to be able to impart these principles on to their students. Additionally, they themselves, are generally not exposed to professional development in this area which is so vital to success.

The Lumina Learning tool together with the EQUEST Mentoring Programme, were originally developed for corporates. The costing of these programmes would thus place them outside of the budget of most NGOs. It is our pleasure to provide the opportunity for the staff of these institutions to participate and benefit from the course.