When delegates reach the point of presenting impromptu and without nervousness, I am satisfied that our programme has helped them in a practical and meaningful way!


Deshun Deysel is one of South Africa’s top conference speakers and has addressed audiences around the world over the past eleven years.

Her company D Deysel & Associates, is a training and consulting entity which uses the climbing of mountains metaphorically in it’s strategic process.

She is also associated with Business Communication Skills (BCS) SA.

She holds a Higher Diploma in Education from Rand College and Rand Afrikaans University and spent five years as a schoolteacher during which time she realised her dream to climb Mt. Everest (in 1996).

Having spent the last 15 years in personal and organisational transformation, through The I Can Foundation, The Pacific Institute Pty(Ltd) and now D Deysel Associates, her consulting skills have been honed through interventions with multinationals and some South African Top 100 companies. As an International speaker, Deshun has addressed audiences in the USA, Canada, Germany, UK and off course a few African countries.

Beginning in 2007 Deshun embarked upon a “Seven Summits” program during which she attempts the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. These are Aconcagua (South America), Carstensz (Oceania), Elbrus (Russia), Everest (Asia), Kilimanjaro (Africa), McKinley (North America) and Vinson Massif (Antarctica).

The program began in Nepal in April with a 17-day trek from Kathmandu to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp and back. Deshun led the group of trekkers who hailed from various parts of the world. Included in the group was the internationally renowned UK former decathlete, and fellow Laureus Sport for Good Foundation member, Daley Thompson.

Deshun is a Friend and Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. She has been nominated twice for the Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award, and is also a brand Ambassador for First For Woman Insurance.

Deshun lives in Johannesburg with her husband , son and 2 adopted cats Rosie and Nina.


A Fantastic working knowledge & practical skills transfer programme that has provided the greatest personal learning in ages – Thank you!

Mike Swift, Services Manager, IBM

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