Nicole Badenhorst

Director, Organisational Psychologist
Crowe DNA (Pty)Ltd

Professional Summary

Nicole provides professional human resource and organisational psychological services, offering tactical and strategic support to Africa’s top private and public institutions. She has worked in almost every aspect of Human Capital Management and influenced culture change and people development on the individual, group and organisational level. Nicole’s specialist expertise include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Organisational Development
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Organisational Culture and Engagement


Being a team lead and senior resource on many projects, Nicole has developed organisational development interventions aligned with business transformational and change programs. She has designed, developed, re-designed and implemented a variety of initiatives such as large scale change management and Employee engagement interventions, organisational climate and culture, values proposition, diversity management interventions, competency frameworks, skills development, team interventions and general personnel and human resource management. 

  • Crowe DNA, Director and Organisational Psychologist (Sept 2017 – Present)
  • Work Dynamics, Senior Consulting Psychologist (Jan 2016 -August 2017)
  • PeopleSmart Consulting, Senior Consulting Psychologist (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015)
  • Talent Institute, Organisational Development Consultant (Jan 2010 - Dec 2012)
  • ITO Focus, Training and Development (Jan 2008- Dec 2009)

 Professional Affiliations

  • Health Professions Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA),
  • Registered Psychologist Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychologists (SIOPSA)
  • Psychological Society of South Africa (PSYSSA)


  • MCom Industrial Psychology (University of Stellenbosch)
  • BCom Hons Industrial Psychology (University of Stellenbosch)
  • BCom Industrial Psychology (University of Stellenbosch)

Community Involvement

  • NG Church community projects
  • Khayelitsha Career Assessment and Guidance for underprivileged students

Service Focus

  • Strategic HR
  • Organizational Development
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Learning & Development
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development

Industry Focus

  • Financial industry
  • Public Sector
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Retail