Preserve the CoreCore Values:

We are driven by our customers requirements.

We operate with integrity.

We strive for excellence in the execution of the smallest task.

We exceed on our promises.

Core Purpose:

We see ourselves as managers and custodians of the human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us. Through our business practices and commitment to our clients, our people and our strategic partners, we believe that we effectively contribute to our country’s vision of building an educated, informed and prosperous nation which contributes to the world and humanity as a whole.



Kim Ikel does not perceive her vocation as trainer and coach as a job.  It is a higher calling in practice, with the focus on sustainable outcomes and elevation of the individual and company to achieve optimal results.
Achievements include:

  • Obtaining a BA Hons. Degree in Education and training from the University of Pretoria (SA)
  • Awarded outstanding Leadership achievement from her peers in 1985 & 86
  • Awarded financial bursaries in all years of studies at UP
  • Final year appointment of residential Chairperson at UP
  • Successful completion of 6 training manuals spanning from Life-skills to management skills
  • Qualifying as a Portfolio advisor in the financial industry and certified by Guardbank
  • Obtaining an internationally acknowledged Coaching qualification from UCT  -Coaching Excellence
  • Pioneering and establishing sustainable business concepts for several clients

Kim Ikel

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After a successful 25 year career within the UK retail logistics & supply chain industry and having worked with some of the best names in the field, Mike decided to expand his consultancy practice by opening an additional office in South Africa.

The UK has some of the most sophisticated supply chains in the world and imparting knowledge in South Africa has been extremely rewarding for Mike.

As with many overseas visitors, the beauty of the country and the pending World Cup made the move a more permanent one. At this point, business focus now shifted more to training, coaching and mentoring.

Due to the increasing demand raised by his Tourism & Hospitality clients, in 2009, Mike co-founded kihd, a Branding & Marketing agency which delivers Marketing Consultation, strategies, design & product.

KIHD grew in excess of 500% by its second year of trading.


Mike Garner

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  • Qualified Business & Life Coaches
  • Industry specific Trainers
  • SETA Accredited Skill’s Development facilitators
  • SETA Registered Assessors
  • Qualified & Registered Clinical Psychologist

What our clients say

“In the day-to-day struggle to progress in business we all need tangible tools to empower our staff and ourselves. I believed an MBA at a top university would bring me all that I needed. The MBA was great, but I experienced truly great value by attending IGA courses. In a single day of listening to Kim I have been empowered with more, and better tools than an entire MBA could offer me.”...

Paul Venter
MD, Estates in Africa

Right from the word go my dealings with IGA were of complete professionalism. The insights you provided me with during the personality profiling, the personal conversations we’ve had regarding my individual life skills and test results during the day’s proceedings, and the opportunity to spend a day with an individual that obviously had so much to teach and give, was life changing."...

Corne Groesbeek
Customer Services Manager, NetCB Solutions (Pty) Ltd

As a relatively unknown person I was nominated to stand for Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the largest Golf Estate in South Africa. From the time I briefed Mike, he took control and ownership of the entire campaign. Very soon I was presented with a comprehensive strategic election campaign that was not only professional, but very structured and focused on the key areas. Needless to say, the results far exceeded my expectations..."

Pieter van der Merwe
MD, Various Companies

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