Louise van Rhyn is a social entrepreneur who believes the worlds’ biggest problems can be solved through cross-sector collaboration and an understanding of complex social change. In 2010 she started the School at the Centre of Community Social Change Process and the Partners for Possibility Leadership Development Process to change education in South Africa through collaborative partnerships between business leaders and school principals.
With a doctoral degree in organisational change, van Rhyn has 25 years’ experience as a change practitioner with a focus on large scale change in complex social systems. She has worked with diverse local and global organisations, across all sectors, in many countries. In 2008, she founded Symphonia – a group of organisations committed to sustainable transformation in people, teams, companies, organisations and communities throughout the world.
Through Symphonia for South Africa – Louise is committed to mobilising citizens to become actively involved in addressing the education crisis facing South Africa.
Since 2009, she has been working with Peter Block to equip citizens and leaders in South Africa with the skills to be social architects.
More: pfp4sa.org; @louisevanrhyn