Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation
Dr Renata Schoeman

Dr Renata Schoeman, a general psychiatrist (child, adolescent and adult psychiatry) has been in private practice since 2008. As a psychiatrist, she has special interests in cognition (i.e. disorders affecting attention, concentration, learning and memory – such as ADHD), eating disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

Renata also holds appointments as senior lecturer in Leadership (USB), and as a virtual faculty member of USB Executive Development’s Neuroleadership programme. She serves on the advisory boards of various pharmaceutical companies, as a director of the Psychiatric Management Group (PsychMG) and is the co-convenor of the South African Society of Psychiatrist (SASOP) special interest group for adult ADHD.

Her awards include the Young Minds in Psychiatry award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Discovery Foundation Fellowship award, a Thuthuka award from the NRF, and a MRC Fellowship. She also received the Top MBA student award and the Director’s award from USB for 2015. She was a finalist for the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year Award for 2016, and received the Excellence in Media Work award from SASOP during 2016.

She is passionate about empowering children and adults to become balanced, healthy and dynamic leaders.

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Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation
Nic de Beer

Nic is a Cape Town based entrepreneur. His focus over the last few years has been in the hospitality industry - specifically identifying investment opportunities, structuring business relationships, starting up businesses and consulting business owners.

Nic obtained a BProc Degree at the University of Pretoria and practised law for 10 years. As such, he understands the ins and out of running a business, the legal aspects involved in starting and running a business. Nic has excellent negotiation and contractual skills which is of a great benefit in decision making in any project.

Nic is a passionate road and trail runner. He is a member of the Elite KPMG Running Club and a Salomon Brand Ambassador. He currently boasts 11 silver medals in Comrades marathon, 8 silver medals in Two Oceans marathon, and has achieved numerous trail running victories and podium finishes. He is highly respected in the running fraternity and is frequently invites as speaker at running seminars.

Nic is passionate about the environment. He has taken part in charity events like the Rhino Peak challenge (in aid of the rhino and bearded vulture). He is also actively giving back to the community: as a coach, but also as a role model for the youth. He currently coaches many runners - from beginners to elite - sharing his knowledge, advising on training and encouraging them to be the best they can be.