Our updated logo

In celebrating 11 years as CIELARKO, we have updated our logo to give it a stronger and more focussed look. We are proud and grateful to have grown into CIELARKO Coaching & Consulting, supporting our clients – individuals, teams and organisations – in their...

TIFF© Provider Licensing Training: Cape Town – 2019

Layo Seriki and Lieuwe Koopmans are teaming up to run this training beginning in May 2019, ending in August 2019. The training is open to coaches, counsellors, trainers, psychotherapists, leaders, HR managers, and other “people professionals”, who support the...

Layo reflects on Female Leadership during Women’s Month

In her article published in the August edition of Leadership Magazine, Layo reflects on the possibilities of turning the world around – with women in the lead. Enjoy reading the full article here. For those interested in further exploring female power, Layo...

Sim meets TA in a powerful way

On Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th July 2018 Karen Pratt (TSTA Education and Founder of TA Matters) introduced a group of 10 professionals (including myself) to Transactional Analysis (TA) language and tools which we can use in our daily and professional lives. For a...

Supreme leaders vs. Effective leaders

Layo contributed to the February 2018 edition of the Leadership magazine discussing the difference between Supreme and Effective leaders and how we can either empower or dis-empower the people we lead. She used Star Wars (the movie) as reference to discuss the...

What differentiates a leader from a boss?

‘Follow the leader’ article in the Directorship magazine by Rodney Weidemann explores the critical attributes differentiating a leader from a boss. Layo discusses the use of the Functional Fluency model to develop future leaders. To view the whole article,...

Six weeks of CIELARKO – an intern’s perspective

When I first started my internship with CIELARKO six weeks ago, I was unsure what to expect. I was very excited and curious as to what my tasks would be and who the people were that I’d spend the next one and a half months with. On my first day, I was pretty...

Stefan Graebe’s Radio interview at SAFM 12th February 2017

Stefan Graebe was recently interviewed by SA FM to discuss his new book entitled ‘A Doctorate and Beyond: Building a Career in Engineering and the Physical Sciences’. In the Literature Show interview, he talks with Nancy Richards about how he got to start...

Layo’s interview with Business Spotlight, a German Publication

Towards the end of last year, Layo had an interview with a German publication company, Business Spotlight, to share her insights on the journey having a business and living in South Africa. She shared a bit about her ethnic background (having a Nigerian father and a...

A positive start into 2017!

Another fresh new year is here… Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear To love and laugh and give! To live each day with zest… To daily grow and try to be My highest and my best! I have the opportunity Once more to right some wrongs, To...
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