September 3, 2021

LinkedIn Profile for Johan Kleynhans

LinkedIn profile for Johan Kleynhans

Johan commissioned me to write his LinkedIn profile.


Mineral processing leadership, culture and productivity consultant. I help leaders turn their organisations into places of engagement and productivity.


I design winning cultures, develop courageous leaders and cultivate committed employees so that your enterprise can triumph in the 21st century.

My name is Johan Kleynhans, a former ferrochrome production manager, turned leadership and culture architect.

When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a game ranger. But that changed for me when I entered the school chemical laboratory at 16 years old. When I saw my first Bunsen Burner and whiffed that first smell of acetic acid, I was totally hooked. As a consequence, I became a chemical engineer, and have spent the last 20 years in a field that inspires me every day.

I think that I would have become a good game ranger, but I know that I have become a great chemical engineer.

I’ve pretty much done it all when it comes to chemical engineering in the mining and manufacturing arena … pyrometallurgical operations, ferrochrome smelting, platinum refining, and PGM hydrometallurgical processing.

The last 13 years have seen me take on leadership roles in ferrochrome production.

Why would this be helpful to you?

I’ve gained huge experience in how to get the best out of individuals and know how to create strong, productive and motivated teams.

It was only when I was exposed to the Schuitema Group’s Care and Growth Model (C&G) in 2007, that the penny really dropped, and I became superb at leading and designing winning cultures.

C&G Credentials

30 years – 5 continents – 29 countries – 234 clients – 200 000+ employees enrolled – 150 000 C&G books sold

I was so taken by the model, that I got trained in it so that I can now present it in mining and manufacturing.

When you engage with me and the model, you can expect the following outcomes:

– Mission-driven employees who are duty-bound to come to work for something bigger than a paycheque.
– Generous, enterprising and loyal employees who give more than they take from the enterprise.
– Employees who are always trying to set each other, and the organisation up for success.
– Employees and teams who take accountability and responsibility for achieving the organisation’s objectives.

Let me help you inspire your employees to become the best version of themselves and transform your organisation in the process.

If you’d like to find out more about the Care and Growth Model and explore working with me, reach out to me at

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