asper Oelofsen is an international executive business coach and a thinking partner to his clients. He has a strong background in entrepreneurship, strategy and business consulting. Casper is a founder of various enterprises where he’s acted at both executive and non-executive levels.
Casper is a leader in assisting his clients to perform in the complexity of the ‘world of work’. He combines his knowledge and practice of business with tools and applications to help his clients build resilience in a world that is increasingly demanding. As a leading expert on mindfulness-based applications and the Enneagram assessment, Casper has coached individuals and groups, designing interventions from a mindfulness perspective.
Casper has presented on both the Enneagram and mindfulness and their relevance to leadership at international conferences (most recently in Copenhagen to leadership consultants from 22 countries). As an expert in this field, Casper has been quoted in leading newspapers and magazines as well as on radio broadcasts.
Casper stays in contact with the stressful and rewarding realities of the marketplace through his various business interests. Casper was one of the founding members of Capitec Bank Ltd. He also played a fundamental role in the establishment of the nationwide Cash Crusaders Retail Group, and he is still invested in small and medium size businesses. He has board-level organizational experience and understands the tough demands on leaders who constantly need to drive change and growth amidst the complexity of their environment.
Some of the companies that Casper has engaged with include Johnson & Johnson Group International, Woolworths SA, Woolworths Financial Services, the Cape Town Waterfront Company, Department of Education, Santam, British Petroleum (BP) SA, the Office of the Presidency, First National Bank, American Legacy Foundation (USA), SA Defence Force HQ, Philadelphia Academies Inc (USA), Beiersdorf, Discovery Health, Multichoice (Mweb), Jupiter Drawing Room, Quirk, Sanlam, Standard Bank, Old Mutual SA, Futuregrowth and Athena Capital.
Casper has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Science (University of Stellenbosch) as well as a three-year Post Graduate Certification in Mindfulness Based Applications (Faculty of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch). Casper is a registered member of Commensa (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa) and a member of the Neuroleadership Institute based in Sydney, Australia. He’s also a member of the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa (IMISA), a member of the International Regulator of Coaching (ICRM) and a member of the Stress Coaching Association.
Outside of his professional interests, Casper enjoys exercise, exploring new places and cooking. He has one daughter who, on a daily basis, teaches him and his wife an important mindfulness principle: to look at the world with a beginner’s eye.