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About Retrain

We are a South African based company and our passion for South Africa, and the African Continent is at the heart of all we do.

Our Mission & Vision

We are passionate about helping children and adults discover their true potential and gifting!

We provide keys for business, study, classroom, future learning and life success. We offer comprehensive, easy to use tools, equipping students and adults for greater success. Borne out of her family’s personal journey with struggles of unused potential, dyslexia, and “ADD”, the Founder of RETRAIN – Darleen van Tonder – set about to assist students and adults of all ages to discover their WHY and their WHAT in life- thus unlocking potential and bringing purpose, hope and fulfilment.

Darleen has 30 years of experience in cross-cultural communication and training, which is at the heart of the business, always seeking opportunities for growth, potential and productivity across all cultural and socioeconomic landscapes. She has experience in teaching, personal assessment and coaching, working with children from pre-school to Grade 12, tertiary students, individual and team training, mentoring roles, and team building.

Her background includes team leader, project management, community development, counselling, non-profit development, fundraising, and the pioneering and establishment of two NPO’s (Inkululeko Children’s Home, and KUTITIVA FOUNDATION).

Mission & Purpose

KUTITIVA FOUNDATION is the Non-Profit Arm of Retrain. www.kutitiva.org
Darleen has been working in affiliation with, and as the African Licensee of Reflective Education Perspectives, LLC, for the past 15 years, as a Learning Success Coach and Trainer, and privately facilitating community development and upliftment into rural and urban contexts through personal assessments, training programs and coaching.

Reflective Educational Perspectives, LLC, has over 31 years of combined experience in education, remedial, special needs, educational psychology, differentiated learning assistance, adult personal and team development, business and growth programs.

Their extensive work into private and government schools, tertiary establishments, businesses, legal firms, correctional facilities and private families, assists individuals in discovering their Power Traits for Life™.

“Darleen’s professional and refined approach makes her work much more valuable to clients and she also provides follow up coaching sessions. Working with Darleen is contagious. Her passion will surely spill over into your organization.”

– Melissa Desiree Nel (Reddy) (SAB Miller)

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Darleen has a passion for working in underprivileged communities, particularly focusing on children. Over the last 30 years, she has worked across cultural and socio-economic landscapes, led with her passion for individuals to discover their strengths and realize their potential. her Motto: “Learning can be fun!”

She brings to the team her creativity, enthusiasm and delight in helping others, with experience in personal assessment coaching, individual and team training, mentoring roles, team building, teaching, and working with students (pre-school to Grade 12).

Her experience as a team leader, project manager, community development, counselling, non-profit development, fundraising, and the pioneering and establishment of 2 Non-Profit Organizations, offer greater insight into a large cross-section of clients in both the private and government education sectors

Darleen van Tonder

Darleen van Tonder


  • Certified LearningSuccess Coach and trainer
  • Learning Styles specialist
  • Life Skills program developer
  • Registered Facilitator – ETDP Seta (Education, Training and Development)
  • Registered Assessor – ETDP Seta
  • Moderator – ETDP Seta
  • Art teacher
  • Life Coach and counselling