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About me

Renier Smit
Leadership Consultant and Coach

For those who know me, I am Ren. I hold a background of over 25 years in the mining industry as a engineering professional. As a leader, I have developed and led high-performing teams in maintenance, engineering,

and major projects. My journey in leadership and culture transformation began in 2004 when AngloCoal in South Africa engaged McKinsey & Co. to lead and facilitate organisation-wide culture transformation. As a leader at the time, I participated in GBA/McKinsey facilitated transformation workshops and immediately felt called to this Work.

During the last 20 years, I have applied transformation tools and skills in my own leadership and through learned experience, stepped into my power as an adaptive and servant leader. Driven by my purpose, 'to be a channel for love and wisdom', I obtained accreditation as a Facilitator of Transformation through Values in 2018 and founded Unique Leadership Solutions. 

I facilitate transformation with Vulnerability, Authenticity, Courage, and Compassion, holding space for leaders and teams to step through their fears into the power of their purpose and values, emerging their highest potential.



What sets me apart?

The way I Work is anchored in my values, which enables me to uphold the integrity of my Work as I deliver excellence in client experience. It is my values that make me unique and set me apart from other pioneers and leaders in my field.

My Values and Behaviours 


"When you are authentic, you create a certain energy...People want to be around you because you are unique." - Andie MacDowell​

  • I am human, unique in character, open, and vulnerable.

  • I live my core values and purpose with integrity.

  • I am honest in how to best serve the needs of my clients.

  • I bring the whole of myself to my Work as I live and deliver my purpose.


"The purpose of human life is to serve, and show compassion and the will to help others" - Albert Schweitzer

  • I actively listen to understand and connect with my clients unique reality and needs.

  • I respond to my clients needs with intent and selfless service.

  • I am respectful of differences and meet my clients where they are.

  • I create a safe and compassionate space for growth to emerge.


"With courage you have the strength to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity." - Keshavan Nar

  • I identify with my clients unmet needs and transform fear into courage.

  • I respectfully facilitate open space to challenge the status quo to enable growth to emerge.

  • I step into the learning zone with my clients towards our greatest growth.

  • Me by being vulnerable, demonstrate that challenges is a necessity for growth.


"Collaboration, the ultimate intertwining of skills, passions, and knowledge, is what concocts the most shatterproof forms of change-making."  - Ian Somerhalder

  • We mutually benefit from our collective wisdom and knowledge through learning and reflection.

  • We co-construct unique and meaningful solutions that best suit the business needs.

  • We sustainably transform performance by co-creating the future.

  • I enable my clients to solve their future complex and adaptive challenges


"The extent of your impact on the world depends on the size of your devotion to excellence." - Robin Sharma

  • I provide a unique personal client experience as I deliver my Work.

  • I deliver my Work to the highest standard, integrity, and level of professionalism.

  • I hold myself to account for my clients success and performance.

  • I continuously seek feedback in order to grow and evolve.

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