Kim's Career Overview


Kim Ikel Interiors - Owner - Current
Delivering Lifestyle & Decor Concepts to the discerning client throughout the African continent. (Game Lodges, Hotels, Corporate & Private Residence)

Litchee – Owner & Managing Member - Current
Provides retail consultancy and lifestyle product procurement for S.A and overseas.

KIHD - Owner - Current
Branding & Marketing Agency

Ikel-Garner & Associates - Owner - Current

Caleka Publishers (Business Print Group) - MD - 2006 – 2009

Caleka Publishers (Business Print Group) - Sales Director - 2005 – 2006
Within 12 months offered MD position.

Prorep Academy (Pty) Ltd - MD and Franchise initiator - 2001 – 2006
Growth of the company from a home-based office to a full Academy owned premises within 3 years.  This includes expansion of the curriculum of Training from 1 area of training to 4 dynamic genres.
Sold 8 Franchises in 18 months.

Discovery, Liberty, Momentum, Guradbank - Financial Advisor - 1998 – 2001

Branding, Promotions & Screen printing Co. - Owner - 1996 – 1998

Altech - Marketing Manager - 1992 – 1996

SJA Developments - Branding & Marketing Manager - 1987 – 1991



  • 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


University of Cape Town
2010 :   Coaching Excellence

University of Pretoria
1986:    Completed Bachelors degree in Higher Education and Training, at the University of Pretoria (UP SA) with Honours.

  • 3 Years Academic accolade and bursary
  • Chairlady 4th year
  • Leadership and Academic excellence trophy award

1986:    Chairperson main campus residency
1985:    Excellence in Leadership trophee (University of Pretoria)
1982:    Completed Matric in Tzaneen, South Africa.  With full University exemption.



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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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