Meet The Support Team

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Dr. Cobus Oosthuizen (PhD)

“On paper, my role is that of ‘Executive Director’ but (since I am a firm believer in leading without stripes) I see myself as the Team Leader of LifeXchange. What a pleasure it is to lead a team of revolutionaries and game changers! I am the link between our super-board of directors and super-team on the ground, overseeing all projects and operations, inspiring, influencing and seeing magic happen…what a fantastic job to have. I love what LifeXchange is all about and I am sold on mentoring as a means for sustainable transformation. Besides LifeXchange, I also enjoy surfing, scuba diving and spending time with my daughter.”



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Tamsin Oosthuizen

“I joined LifeXchange in 2013 with a strong desire to discover an effective one-on-one discipleship method for myself. I came from a teaching and youth development background, where I had many questions about the effectiveness of group life skills programmes and other interventions that didn’t seem to produce lasting change in the beneficiaries that so many desired. I found the answers I was seeking, as well as many more questions, as soon as I started mentoring two young adults through LifeXchange’s mentoring process. Years later, I am still on a journey with my two mentees, but have experienced a massive journey of growth myself alongside the LifeXchange administrative office team. I have become passionate about the Holacracy management system that LifeXchange operates on, and the freedom, responsibility and maturity that it allows the whole team to experience as they aim to achieve our purpose of developing fulfilling lives through meaningful relationships.”


Anita Jager

“After a few years of mentoring young women in a disadvantaged community in Cape Town, my husband and I got involved with LifeXchange and started the Online Mentoring Training. I fell in love with their approach and teachings immediately! It has brought so much value to my mentoring relationships and to myself personally. Behind the scenes I’m posting lots of pics and stories on Social Media to spread the word about LifeXchange. I love people, different cultures, facilitating personal growth in myself and others, art and I’m always in for outdoor adventures.



Cecile Krogscheepers

“I joined LifeXchange in 2015 as I was curious to see if I could be a mentor and if mentoring worked. Well, the good news is that it is three years later and I am still mentoring. I enjoyed it so much that I got involved behind the scenes as a Project Coordinator. If I can choose a few words to describe myself at the moment it would be: Searcher of Life in Abundance. This search is what drives me forward. Finding it is my life’s goal.





Corne Krogscheepers

“My family and I relocated from Durban to Cape Town in order to fulfill our dream of becoming missionaries. I joined LifeXchange on a part-time basis to serve as the project co-ordinator for the GrainCo Staff Mentoring Programme. I am passionate about mentoring and community development. When not at the office, you’ll either find me spending quality time with my family, mentoring or playing tennis.”





Rika Mostert

“We live in the Kalahari and I was introduced to LifeXchange at a workshop hosted by the company. I knew immediately that this was my ‘lost shoe’ … I had a purpose, a dream to help equip young woman to live by design; I just didn’t know how, and then suddenly the shoe fit! I found my “How” and “Why” during my online mentoring course with LifeXchange. I also signed up to become a facilitator. I experienced incredible growth on my journey with LifeXchange. One can grow in secret, but the fruit are for the enjoyment of all. I love writing, reading and learning, so it was natural for me to volunteer for the role of Newsletter Publisher. It is one way I can share my ‘fruit’. I wanted to become more involved and this was a way I could contribute despite my location.”


Marieta Knight

“I am a qualified Social Worker currently working part-time as a Process Coordinator on the Akademia University Mentoring Project as well as taking responsibility to recruit mentors for other projects. I am passionate about influencing people, instilling hope and empowering individuals. I have a strong belief that every human being is fearfully and wonderfully made and my dream is for every person to have a revelation of their own uniqueness and individuality. In addition to my work at LifeXchange, I also offer counselling services to individuals and couples in my own Private Practice as well as serving on the National Adoption Coalition South Africa (NACSA) Steering Committee.