Estee van den Berg

Senior Academy Manager

Estee is responsible for all aspects of the Terra Firma Academy, after gaining experience in strategic business development and growth within the private education sector since 2009. During this time, Estee has been involved with some of the largest and most renowned private education service providers, where she has been successful in training and development, business development, and change management. Estee has also gained experience in one of the largest, JSE listed global publishing firms, in a customer focused capacity. Estee is passionate about the future of education, and the endless possibilities that the renewable and sustainable energy market in South Africa holds.

Phumelele Mzolo

Education Content Manager

Phumelele is a seasoned learning and development specialist with 2 decades of successful experience in instructional design, e-learning development, facilitation , assessing and moderating training programs. She is also a qualified SDF, assessor and moderator, who enjoys being part of any kind of skill development process including corporate training, bursaries, learnerships or internships. Having worked for a few global companies as well as local ones, Phumelele has both local and international experience in learning and development standards as well as Continued Process Development (CPD) point system.

Anthea Groenewald

Academy Assistant

Anthea’s work experience started as an office administrator. She was found to be organised and ready to take on any challenge presented to her. Her work ethics was noted as caring and giving.

She then pursued a career in the graphic designing industry for a signage company. While there, she was able to express her creative side. Following her graphic design experience, she worked in the legal industry for 10 years, ultimately gaining experience in both High and Magistrate Courts.

Her skills in organisation and her attention to detail is always spoken about with great praise. As a litigation secretary, she took immense pride in her work. Anthea is a lifelong learner and not scared to try new things. Her impact in the Academy has been felt from the day she arrived.

Martina Gluckman

Senior Facilitator

Martina is a training specialist who has expertise in the area of developing training material that is interactive and memorable. As well as being a primary lecturer she is also Group Education Co-ordinator due to her experience in bringing innovative courses to market. Martina is a co-founder of Terra Firma Solutions as well as being a sought after residential Eco-Consultant and has been featured in Opera Magazine amongst other publications. She is regarded as a thought leader in the field of residential eco-consulting and has designed and delivered numerous courses in this field. Martina has personally educated hundreds of students who today make up the green professional workforce that is changing the residential landscape for the better. Martina’s knowledge extends to the green office environment where she has designed and given courses including Office Eco-Consulting. Her courses are sought after and her students have been vocal in their praise for her unique learning techniques. Martina is married with two children. Martina has a BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of Stellenbosch.