Transform your business with data-led strategy, culture, leadership, team alignment & innovative solutions


Established in 2007, Sense to Solve is a leading provider of strategic, human-centric solutions, servicing numerous blue-chip, multinational clients across Africa.

Our mission is to empower people and organisations, whether they're starting their journey, growing, diversifying, or building upon existing strengths.

Our vision is simple yet ambitious: to change the world by transforming how people think and act.

At Sense to Solve, we approach every project with a growth mindset. We prioritise listening and understanding before crafting solutions that shift thinking and behaviour to deliver measurable results.

Our solutions are versatile, adaptable, and seamlessly integrated to create ecosystems of value. We combine the art of sense-making with the precision of problem-solving, grounded in proven, science-based insights. This enables us to provide practical, forward-thinking solutions that address the unique needs of our clients.

Whether you're an organisation seeking excellence, a team fostering collaboration, or an individual pursuing personal growth, Sense to Solve is ready to guide you in making sense of and solving challenges that stand between you and greatness.


Our team embodies passion, extensive training, and rich experience. We uphold a steadfast ethical code that values each person's unique needs and diverse perspectives, fostering secure, inclusive environments for learning. Sense to Solve facilitators not only assist others but also nurture their personal growth through ongoing supervision and active participation in training programs.

We prioritise research and collaboration to stay at the forefront of organisational development trends, ensuring we provide cutting-edge solutions and maintain our unwavering commitment to anticipating future industry trends. Above all, our vision and shared commitment is to improve the world, starting with the African continent. We aim to change minds and inspire positive action, one individual and organisation at a time.


Itha Taljaard

Founder, CEO, Facilitator & Problem Solver 

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Vanessa Holmes

Strategist, Designer & Facilitator

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Deirdré van Zyl Smit

Communications, Facilitator & Game-Changer

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Lanre Olusola
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Boo Prince
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Ulrike Pretorius
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Lebo Magolego
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Catherine Ciolli
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Charity Mudzongo
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Collectively, the Sense to Solve team has experience across vast industry sectors:

  • Advertising, Branding & Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Appliances
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Broadcasting
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government Bodies
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Telecommunication & Telematics