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MAN­AG­ING DI­REC­TOR AND SHARE­HOLDER AT PROBETA TRAIN­ING As an aca­demic, en­tre­pre­neur and ac­count­ing prac­ti­tioner, Baden­horst val­ues skills de­vel­op­ment and train­ing as es­sen­tial to im­prove staff ef­fi­ciency and or­gan­i­sa­tional per­for­mance. The self-ac­claimed worka­holic es­tab­lished her own ac­count­ing prac­tice af­ter qual­i­fy­ing as a char­tered ac­coun­tant. She also es­tab­lished a Pas­tel train­ing cen­tre and served as a fi­nan­cial di­rec­tor of in­dus­trial sup­ply com­pany, Sibuy­ile In­dus­trial Sup­plies.

In 2012, Baden­horst was ap­pointed man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of ProBeta Train­ing. She de­vel­ops course ma­te­rial for dif­fer­ent train­ing plat­forms. Un­der her lead­er­ship, the com­pany earned in­ter­na­tional ac­claim in re­search and train­ing so­lu­tions for ac­count­ing pro­fes­sion­als in South­ern Africa. We had to change the method­ol­ogy and stay up-to-date with de­vel­op­ments. We de­vel­oped prod­ucts for all gen­er­a­tions of em­ploy­ees – we do online train­ing by means of we­b­casts and pod­casts for the younger gen­er­a­tion and face-to-face train­ing for the older gen­er­a­tion. When I was younger, I had to work and study part-time. I have stud­ied for 11 years. It was a long road, which took a lot of ded­i­ca­tion and time. Cur­rently, stay­ing up-to-date with changes in the ac­count­ing pro­fes­sion and then in­cor­po­rat­ing that in the train­ing in­ter­ven­tions is a big chal­lenge. ex­pe­ri­ence and stud­ies, paved the way for ten­ure as man­ag­ing di­rec­tor.

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