What does she do at Riverbend?
Salome, or “Sal” as everyone at Riverbend calls her, is Riverbend’s Global Leader for the Africa content. As South Africa’s “Doreen”, she manages and runs the business; her role covers everything from selling, to human resources, finances, as well as facilitation, consulting and development. The fact that she proudly calls herself an obsessive-compulsive list maker coupled with her creative flair ensures that she thoroughly enjoys her role at Riverbend -from both a business and development point of view. BUT not only does she dazzle with creative development, consulting and organisational excellence. wait until you see her facilitate!
Salome believes in sound business principles. She enjoys the process of matching customer needs with great professional development workshops, ABL®’s and brand or communication projects. She particularly enjoys developing content and ultimately seeing positive results for the client that echo the team’s good efforts.
What did she do before joining #TeamRiverbend?
Salome started her career in the marketing department at Kimberly-Clark Professional. After her time at KCP, she decided to explore the world of coffee and joined Anglo Vaal Industries’ (AVI) Out of Home Division, Ciro Beverage Solutions. She has been a coffee addict since then. During her 6 years at Ciro Beverage Solutions, Salome was exposed to all aspects of business and people management and she eventually headed up both the marketing and training functions as an Executive at the organisation.
In 2010, Salome decided to switch from full-time employee to consultant, specialising in Marketing and Communication. Ciro Beverage Solutions remained her client for another year and during 2010 – 2012 she sourced a wide range of other clients, including mining giant Anglo American. In 2013 she spent a year at Pfizer Animal Health, before deciding to focus on family.
At the end of 2014, after spending valuable quality time with her baby at home, she felt herself ready to re-enter the corporate world again and became part of the family at Riverbend.
Where did she study?
Salome graduated from the University of Pretoria.
What does she do other than Riverbend?
Salome lives in the Hartbeespoort area with her husband, Le Roux, lovely toddler Liya-Mae, baby Avigail and their two four-legged “children” Guinness and Lyla. For fun, Sal enjoys the adrenaline that comes with mountain-biking and scuba-diving, whilst also treasuring quiet moments in the bush with a good book.
As a true animal lover, Sal also found great joy in being instrumental in the set-up and registration of a non-profit animal welfare organisation, Kathu Animal Welfare in 2010. She is still involved in this non-profit organisation as Director.
God is at the centre of her life and she knows that she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her; she is part of her Church’s leadership team.
What’s her favorite Riverbend workshop or experience?
Sal finds great pleasure in facilitating the LIFO Bridging workshop, especially the section where clients start translating messages in into the 4 different styles, so that they “get through” and get can ultimately get action! Her favorite experience? For sure ABL® programs – she literally pours her mind, heart and soul into developing targeted ABL® programs with the team, so when an Action-Based Learning® program hits the mark, Sal jumps for joy!