Flip is a business coach and entrepreneur with a passion for helping other entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their goals and reach new heights in their endeavours.
Dr Flip Schutte- My Story
My personal mission in life is to add value to the lives of other people. I decided to add value by coaching people to grow and to materialise their aspirations. Most people have the possibilities within themselves to be successful. They just don’t believe in their own potential. Or, they just need somebody who believes in them and who can help them to unlock their capacity. I have declared myself willing to be that person.
The moment when you have a plan, see the bigger picture and know where you fit in, things start making sense. And when things make sense you are more committed to making it work. I facilitate this process in people’s lives because I believe that every person on earth has a purpose to fulfil and must get the opportunity to be successful in what he or she does. Coaching is the vehicle which I use to unlock potential.
In this day and age, I know that one can’t sit and wait for a job. One must get up and create a job for yourself. Any viable idea, hobby or small business can be transformed into a sustainable venture that can create an income to support your livelihoods. Business coaching is my contribution to growing the South African economy. One entrepreneur at a time. Entrepreneurship is the best way to contribute to economic growth in any country, therefore I believe that the work that I am doing is to fulfil my calling in life!
“I have a passion for working with people, especially when I can add something to make other people more successful.“
Why Work With Me?
I have a passion for working with people, especially when I can add something to make other people more successful. I love training and development of people. I have strong analytical skills and I am a natural strategist. I have been a corporate sales manager for 12 years and are passionate about coaching people and teams. At the moment I am a fulltime academic, lecturing Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship. I am also the HOD of the Department of Marketing and Public Relations.
Qualifications & Awards
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- DBL, Business Leadership – University of South Africa
- Doctorate in Business Leadership, Business Coaching – University of South Africa
- Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Change management; paradigm shifts – University of Pretoria
- D Litt et Phil, Communication and Languages – University of South Africa
- DTh, Organizational behaviour and leadership development – University of South Africa
- Masters, Literature – University of Pretoria
- Higher Certificate, Sales and Marketing – University of South Africa
- Higher Certificate, Advanced marketing management – University of South Africa
- Higher Certificate, Marketing/Marketing Management – University of South Africa
- Sales Manager at Barloworld Motor Retail South Africa
- Head of Department: Marketing and Public Relations
- MBA supervisor and examiner; Research associate
- CEO – Qalisa Incubators
- Director – Coral Reef Marketing
2004 – Medal award winner for contribution to lyric poetry
2006 – Damelin Lecturer of the year
2008 – Damelin Lecturer of the year
2009 – Toyota Sales Manager of the year
2012 – Toyota Knight and sales manager category winner
2014 – Toyota Knight and sales manager category winner
2015 – Centurion Academy Lecturer of the year
2017 – Eugene Marais recognition for contribution as a critical thinker in South Africa
What I Can Do For Your Business
Access to Funding
Many entrepreneurs don’t want to risk starting a business because they think they don’t have the capital to do so. At Qalisa we believe that once you have a market for your product, you have a business. There are other options to get access to funding. We can either help you to write a business plan for a financial institution, or we can try to raise money through social or group funding.
At Qalisa we have close relationships with marketing agencies and if you enrol for the
Training and Development
Because of our experience and network of mentors, we can assist with any type of business training that a start-up entrepreneur may need in his or her business. We also enter into a long-term relationship not only to quickly train a person a few
Access to Science and Technology
With years of experience in the coaching and academic field, I have access to the best online libraries and academic journals available in the word. At Qalisa we have a dedicated research team that can help with research in the industry that you want to enter.
We do two types of market research at Qalisa. We either do desktop research, and create a report; or we design questionnaires, distribute it to a target market, collect it, interpret the data, and draw up a report. It depend on the client’s needs and nature of info requested.
The CEO of Qalisa is a professional business coach. He receives a Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA’s Business School with his area of specialisation in business coaching.
Arrangement of Facilities
Some young entrepreneurs start their business from home, working for the first few months, even years from their bedroom or dining table. They not always have access to fax machines, scanners, internet or even meeting facilities. We can provide, if you are near our offices, or we can help you to find the services in the area where you are operating.
The CEO of Qalisa has a reputation for being a high-in-demand corporate trainer and change management facilitator for the past 15 years. His area of speciality for corporate training is management development; project management; sales and marketing; or, the facilitation of growth or change management strategies.
Integration into a Broader Economy
An entrepreneur can’t sell his or her product or service if they are not visible in the marketplace. Therefore it is the mission of Qalisa to make you visible with our marketing effort. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of a country’s economy. They should thus be integrated with the mainstream business world and economy either on a micro or macro scale.
Networking is the best form of personal marketing. Because we have access to so many businesses and entrepreneurs, we can introduce you to people with whom you can develop synergies or who can become customers. We also create network opportunities from time to time, or we can help you to look for network opportunities in the area where you are living.
Back Office Support
Some young entrepreneur are not yet competent in the writing of memo’s, corporate letters or copy for adds. We assist. They are also not always knowledgeable in the conducting of interview to appoint people or to negotiate transactions or contracts. We help and we coach to groom them into proper business people.
Nobody opens a business or start a venture just to close it down again in a few months’ time. At Qalisa we believe that research and homework before you start-up is an important key to create sustainability. Your business must be viable and feasible, and we will be honest with you if we think that your idea is not sustainable. We wouldn’t like you to through money at something that doesn’t hold opportunity, promises and hope!