Kilpena Lalu is the Managing Director of black lite coaching and the Sales and Service Manager for the black lite group since the 1st February 2011. She has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. She has over 14 years experience in Banking. She has 8 years of Retail Banking experience and a further 6 years in Private Banking. She was then appointed as the Head of Product Marketing and Investor Relations in Fund Management for Old Mutual Investment Group Property Investments for 2 years. All these roles had a strong sales and people management focus.
Kilpena offers Life and Executive coaching. This includes individual and group coaching. She also facilitates training and strategy sessions. She is responsible for the operational efficiency and effectiveness of all the companies in the black lite group. A major component of this, is to ensure the profitability and effective utilisation of various resources in the businesses. She is also responsible for Compliance, Human Resources, Marketing & Communication and Operations. She has a strong financial background and strong business acumen.
She is passionate about sustainability and transformation and she plays a strong change management and leadership development role in and outside the business. She enjoys coaching clients by facilitating a process to allow them to create and open up new possibilities for themselves to reach their full potential.
She is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), COMENSA and Greenpeace Africa. She also supports various charitable organisations i.e. St Luke’s Hospice, St Joseph’s Home, Avril Elizabeth Home, Muscular Dystrophy SA and the Society for the Blind. As part of giving back to the community she lives in, she serves on her sons’ School Governing Body and is responsible for the HR Portfolio and assists with the governance, compliance and marketing portfolios. She also coaches teachers at the school on a pro bono basis.
Kilpena has a B.Com (Economics) from the University of the Western Cape, a Marketing Diploma from UNISA and a Credit Diploma through the CAIB in 1998. She is a qualified assessor and is a certified Integral Coach through the UCT Graduate School of Business and New Ventures West, San Francisco, USA. She is an ACC credentialed coach through the ICF.