Barry Pokroy

Founder

Barry Pokroy brings an academic and research background in clinical psychology to accelerate performance in companies. Since 1999, Barry has used seminar and board room training, executive coaching, and post implementation consulting to help companies make lasting and sustainable changes in the performance of people and the business itself.

Barry’s approach focuses on factors that impede both personal and business performance. Barry has worked in a variety of industries and has keen insight into the mid-market and large national businesses in finance and insurance, professional services, retail, transportation, communications and telecommunications, the public sector, and call centers.

He excels in resolving deep-rooted and pervasive challenges affecting leadership and teams in an organization. Barry equips people with psychological insights and skills enabling people to connect, focus, and drive lasting results.

416.496.3079

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Romy Meyersfeld

Head of operations (South Africa)

Romy Meyersfeld began her career in industrial psychology but found her niche in learning and development. She has a thorough understanding of people and corporate South Africa, having worked with a number of blue chip clients. She has consulted to all levels of corporates, from executive management to general staff. Her passion for seeing the person, rather than the title, allows her to integrate Circle & Square’s philosophy into business strategy in a meaningful and magical way.

Romy has a natural skill for providing solutions that allow organisations to advance the potential of the human capital. While some may think of her as an employee engagement and culture change specialist, Romy is far more hands on and far more people centric in her approach. Her strategic knowledge and authenticity are a valuable asset to the companies she works with and to Circle and Square.

Romy lives the values of Circle & Square, which allows her to find a work-life balance giving her the opportunity to engage fully with her husband, two children, extended family and circle of friends.

+27 (0)82 372 0299

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Michal Zinman

Trainer and facilitator

Michal joined Circle & Square after an extensive period in executive wholesaling. Arriving with an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology, she brings a depth of knowledge and a wealth of experience to the training room. Her authentic, caring and nurturing ways make Michal much loved by the Circle & Square team and by her training groups. She delivers passionate and thought-provoking sessions that captivates them and invariably leaves her participants wanting more.

 

Rashida

Business development and facilitator

Rashida is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about adding value to businesses, clients and any individual whose life she has the opportunity of touching. By gaining a deeper understanding of the needs of her clients and tailoring solutions to suite their unique needs.

 

By combining her psychology background and her business knowledge, Rashida is able to assist her clients to identify, retain and develop their resources, as well as to enable individuals to connect with their key strengths and see their developmental areas as opportunities for unlimited growth. This has resulted Rashida obtaining a registration as a coach, which enables her to empower others to achieve their true potential.

 

Philile

Client engagement and office support

As a part of the support team Philile is the face and the voice of the company. Naturally an all-rounder Philile is knowledgeable about everything in our company – from our values, our policies, to our offerings, to our clients and most certainly living and representing the brand.

 

Darren

Facilitator and business development

Darren is an Industrial Psychologist. Darren is passionate about working with Business Leaders to find innovative ways to improve their team or company’s performance. Working with Leaders and their teams to improve their ability to lead and deliver their strategy is his area of expertise.

 

Elsa

Trainer and facilitator

As an industrial psychologist, Elsa loves helping people see their own potential and develop them in line with their strengths and dreams. Elsa see’s the strengths and uniqueness easily in people and together with her work and life experience, enjoys finding creative ways to assist others to realise their potential.  Elsa enjoys having meaningful conversations with people that contribute towards insight and positive behavioural change. 

 

Sifiso

Trainer and facilitator

Supported by his honours in Human Resource Management, Sifiso is driven by his curiosity of human behaviour. With an extensive period in the banking sector, Sifiso brings multiple lenses to the training room where his ability to engage in a connected and meaningful manner stands him in good stead with various audiences.

 

Cindy

Trainer and facilitator

With her honours in Industrial Psychology and a coaching certification, Cindy brings a wealth of experience from various fields she has applied her trade in, including HR and the finance industry. With her fun, energetic and caring manner Cindy thrives on building meaningful relationships with all those that she engages with.

 

Taly Fleischer

Director (Canada)

Taly Fleischer employs a systematic approach to help individuals and teams become more effective leaders and collaborators. Her approach involves assessment and observation to increase self-awareness and self-understanding. This promotes behavioral change, personal growth, and more effective performance both at the individual and team levels. Her clients value her collaborative, personable style and the input she provides as an objective sounding board and strategic thought partner.

Taly brings two decades of experience as an executive coach, management consultant and HR professional. Her areas of focus include executive/leadership development, team dynamics, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and change management. She has managed assignments in Canada, USA, Asia, and Europe.

Taly holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Honours Psychology degree from McGill University. Taly is a certified coach having received her professional designation from The Hudson Institute. She is an accredited member of the International Coaching Federation.

416.496.3751

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Dave Stevens

Senior trainer, facilitator, coach and new product development

With experience ranging from Psychology to Project Management and Journalism, added to a lifetime of writing, singing and playing the guitar, Dave is our resident wunderkind. His exciting, humorous and energetic style of delivery not only encourages participants to apply new knowledge and insights in their work and personal lives, but also re-energizes and captivates them. Dave has a strong track record of engaging personally with trainees and facilitating and encouraging professional and personal behaviour change – a rare skill which is warmly received by the many people he has worked with. Aside from training, Dave is instrumental in developing new Circle & Square training material, ensuring that we stay relevant and connected.

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