About us.

Schuitema Group is a consultancy dedicated to the enhancement of human excellence. We transform organisational culture by enabling individuals to live and lead through powerful values that allow companies to lift their brand excellence.

Founded and championed by Etsko Schuitema, we work with organisations, teams and individuals to understand and act on how their intent, or deeper motive, to give or serve produces success as leaders, peers, and individuals together and for each other.


We collaborate with senior teams to bring about meaningful change and transform the culture of organisations, businesses, and enterprises. Our consulting services empower individuals, foster collaborative teamwork, engage employees, and establish empowering and efficient structures and systems. Our strategic approach aims at cultivating contentment, accountability, innovation and mastery within the organisational culture.

The Care and Growth diagnostic approach acknowledges organisations as communities of people collaborating to achieve shared goals. We analyse the organisation’s culture using diagnostic tools, including collaboration patterns, decision-making autonomy, leader-subordinate dynamics, and potential barriers. This helps us identify areas for improvement in creating a supportive and growth-oriented environment.

We believe mature leadership is the cornerstone of organisational success. Our training programmes are designed to empower leaders at all levels with the skills, mindset and character necessary to cultivate a culture of accountability and innovation. By partnering with us, you gain access to a transformative learning experience that will elevate your leadership and drive sustainable growth for your organisation.

Experience the transformative potential of Schuitema’s Care and Growth coaching methodology. Our coaching services provide individuals and organisations with consistent tools to navigate personal and professional challenges and unlock the deeper virtues that lead to success in every aspect of life. Our executive coaching services cater to CEOs, HR, OD and Learning and Development executives, and individuals seeking personal or professional growth.

// Our Approach

Everything we do at Schuitema Group focuses on the issue of cultivating the intent to give or the willingness to commit discretionary effort in pursuit of your organisational goals. The heart of our work is about enabling the best in people and helping them become more mature.

To achieve this, we work at multiple levels. At an organisational level, we work with purpose, structure, system, and process issues. However, this work facilitates the deeper work of guiding individuals on their journey of maturation towards unconditional contribution.

// Case Studies:

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The True Meaning of Care in Business Leadership

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How to Influence People Using the SCARF Model

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The Growth Mindset, powered by GRATITUDE

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How to Hold People Accountable

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Etsko Schuitema has addressed organisations all over the world, both as a facilitator and a speaker. If you would like him to speak to your organisation, kindly submit an enquiry.

What People Are Saying:

  • “I was amazed at how simple we can achieve success in our business.

    We just have to un-complicate things by adopting the Schuitema Group

    Care & Growth.”

    – Senzi Zulu
  • “As a result of our work with Etsko and the Schuitema Group, the positive

    effects we experienced throughout our team were incredible. It was as if

    brakes were released and the organistion started to fly!”

    – Graham Edwards, Former CEO AECI LTD
  • “I believe the Care & Growth principles are sustainable and will outlive my

    tenure at the company. I highly recommend Etsko Schuitema and his

    development methodology.”

    – Dave Coffey, Managing Director – Shatterprufe
  • “The simplicity and clear human rational behind how we as individuals,

    leaders, and teams can become successful is eye-opening. It has been

    more than a tool but a foundation of many of the turnaround cases

    I’ve been proud to lead.”

    – Jon Eddy, Head of Emerging Markets – VEON, Amsterdam
  • “I have been looking for an empowerment tool for years and at last

    have found it.”

    – Gerhard Kinnear, Operations Manager, National Brands Ltd
  • “Etsko created an absolutely excellent learning environment, he is a brilliant storyteller.”

    – Nthaba Sibanda
  • “Mature learning principles were so effectively applied. I couldn’t help but go

    on this mind-shattering journey.”

    – Amanda Venketsamy
  • “If I look back 2 years to the climate, interactions and compare it to today, we are dealing with a completely different company, one that is robust, sustainable and able to deal with the challenges of the circumstances in a correct and appropriate manner.”

    – Andy Clemmow, CEO of Grupo Bimbo Bakeries South Africa


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