A Word From Our Founder
Consulting WP is a global consulting powerhouse. We began our operations a few decades ago and have grown due to excellent relationships with our clients. We started out small, with just a few people and a small office, but today we have offices in multiple countries with hundreds of people working inside them.
We achieved our success because of how successfully we integrate with our clients. One complaint many people have about consultants is that they can be disruptive. Employees fear outside consultants coming in and destroying the workflow. Our clients face no such issues.
Consulting WP continues to grow ever day thanks to the confidence our clients have in us. We cover many industries such as financial, energy, business services, consumer products.
Our renowned coaching programs will allow you to:
- Work fewer hours — and make more money
- Attract and retain quality, high-paying customers
- Manage your time so you’ll get more done in less time
- Hone sharp leadership skills to manage your team
- Cut expenses without sacrificing quality
- Automate your business, so you can leave for days, weeks, or even months at a time
Business and Job Readiness trainings
For 5 days a week, for 4 weeks the enterprise trains substance abusers at government owned drug treatment centers on how to:
• start their own businesses and start-ups,
• on how to job hunt and be job ready and also
• on how to apply for admission at a formal learning institution.
The business classes play a very important role in this programme, many of the substance abusers post rehab struggle to get employment because of their criminal records and their lack of skills and/or job experience, in the classes we train the service users on how to build a business model, how to market the business and also how to budget and financially plan.
In the job readiness sessions, we focus on how to job hunt, how to develop a CV and how to present oneself in an interview.
The form of businesses that many of the service users start are micro businesses, such as: grass cutting businesses, pressure cleaning businesses, food container, community movie night, indoor soccer and car washes. The aim with these businesses is for them to make a minimum of R400 a day which is about R10 000 a month in a 6-day cycle.
Iziko Stove Products
Many of the service users don’t have any form of income and many come from the streets or poor families, starting a business requires a capital injection, we couldn’t sit back and wait for funding from government or corporate companies, these methods take time and in many cases would not be able to assist most and all of the service users in the programme.
The founder of Iziko Stoves developed an in-house way to support the programme, he developed the Iziko Stoves, these are biomass cooking stoves and braai stands that are made from recycled geysers and recycled gas cylinders. The company source most of the material from the scrapyards, we cut the materials, we shape them and we make the stoves. Our primary markets for the stoves are the rural areas that use the stoves as a cooking alternative to the paraffin stoves, the camping market and all households and businesses are targeted with the braai stands.
On the last week at the rehabilitation centre we give willing service users, that were part of our programme an Iziko Stove for free, we give them an order form and a brochure, the service user must then sell and get orders of the stoves or braai stand from his/her community as a way to fund the start of their business or as registration money for their education, the funds can also be used to print CV’s and be used as transport money as they job hunt.
Each service user receives a commission of R80 per stove or braai stand that they sell, if the service user requires R7680 capital to start their business i.e. to buy a grass cutter, rake
Re-integration and After-Care
Our Iziko Stoves allow us to follow up on the service users that have completed the programme, while delivering the stoves we get the opportunity to assess if the client is still sober and if they are functioning well within their communities. For every client that sells the Iziko stoves we sign a brief contract with them, the 3 requirements that need to be met are:
• They need to stay clean while they are part of our Iziko Stoves programme, random drug tests can be done.
• The client must attend an AA/NA meeting once a week or 4 times a month, and would require to get a signature after every meeting. For individuals that do not have AA/NA meetings nearby must attend church, temple or mosque and also get a signature from the pastor or religious leader.
• The client needs to motivate once a week or 4 times a month at a local high school or primary school, this is very important in our study it showed that the more talks the service users held in the community the more trust they built within the community members, helping them clean their names and re-build their personal brands, many kids would see the client in the community this would indirectly and directly change the way the service users carried and acted in the community.
The follow ups also allow the team to assist the service users start and launch their businesses, offering business support and guidance.