Working in a large corporation, one meets a large number of professionals in the recruitment industry. Madge Gibson is one of the few that stood out from the ‘crowd’ and who I’m willing to go on record to vouch for. Her honesty and integrity struck a chord with me from the very beginning. I knew that I could trust her responses and recommendations. I know Madge will be a success in whatever she does, and that she will take that business savvy and mindfulness with her. Her level of insight is not something that can be trained. She is passionate about what she does and pours all her energies into it. Could one ask for more? I think not.
MD: Group Marketing and e-commerce TFG (The Foschini Group) 2015
I was introduced to Madge Gibson of TCI (The Change Initiative) six years ago, at which time she came highly regarded and recommended. I have since had the opportunity to work with Madge on several occasions, firstly in my capacity as HR Director for Johnson & Johnson South Africa, with Madge being our go-to person to provide Outplacement services for executives.
Samantha Reinders Business Advisory 2019
I have been associated with Madge for several years, as both a business partner and in an advisory capacity. In all her work she brings more energy and passion that is very infectious. She is a consummate professional who is comfortable and confident at all levels of interaction with management. Her credibility and integrity precede her.
NATHAN NATTY MOTJUWADI
Head of Human Resources – Capitec Bank
Madge’s frank approach and incisiveness showed me how my emotional state, at the time, came across and helped me identify my blind spots and identify areas of improvement and strengths to focus on. The discussions, case studies, reading material, recorded discussions, and the career management tactics have all helped me in my personal rebranding journey. I definitely recommend The Change Initiative for both employers and individuals on career management and strategy. Thank you Madge, for checking in, even beyond the formal end of the program.
Bakery Operations at RCL Foods 2017
I have had the privilege to work with Madge the last few months. Madge is a very talented and experienced professional who added tremendous value to me. Over and above her CV writing skills, she is amazing at coaching and assisting with interview preparation. Madge is easy to deal with, very approachable and professional and extremely knowledgeable about the corporate world. She has a wealth of skills and experience that can definitely add value to anyone in the job market. I would highly recommend Madge anytime.
Insurance industry 2021
My time spent with Madge Gibson at The Change Initiative was some of the most productive and worthwhile ‘training’ in my 25 years of working. Thank you too Madge, for your encouragement and ongoing support and advice – you are worth your weight in gold!
Senior Manager at PwC 2017
Madge was a great colleague to learn the ropes from as a newcomer to executive search, given her vast experience in the industry. Her professionalism, dedication and focus on getting the detail right ensure that both clients and candidates come away feeling that the placement process was a pleasure. She shows true commitment to managing a project through to completion. I would recommend her to anyone making a career change. Madge is someone we can all learn from.
Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry 2015
I met Madge during a challenging period in my career and life, and I am enormously grateful for the guidance and compassion she showed me over that period. Having spent a decade working for only two organisations, I needed a lot of advice on how to navigate an extremely difficult jobs market. She did an exceptional job in helping me understand the technical aspects, but also helped me with the human side of the challenge and kept me positive and motivated.