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Leon Herman Gropp

B.Comm (Hons) Statistics / Mulitple award winning Musician / Consultant / Creative

Summary

Born in Pretoria, 26 December 1983

BComm Statistics (Hons) Graduate at the University of Pretoria.

I have been in the Music industry for the past 11 years, primarily as part of the internationally acclaimed guitar duo, CH2.

I have also been involved in the training and consulting environment for many years, including the revolutionary corporate training product "Discover Your Music"

Being an entrepreneur, I have experience in marketing, and I have a passion for branding and brand building. I always strive to take a creative approach when facing challenges in business.

Education

2001

National Senior Certificate

Hoërskool Wonderboom

Subjects:

Afrikaans / English / Maths / Accounting / Economics / Geography / Music

2006

B.Comm Statistics (CUM LAUDE)

University of Pretoria

Subjects:

Statistics / Economics / Business Management

Additional subjects:

Marketing management / Communication Management / Industrial & Organisational psychology

2007

B.Comm (HONS) Statistics

University of Pretoria

Subjects:

Regression Analysis / Time Series Analysis / Statistical Process Control / Sampling Techniques

2015

Econometrics for the Practitioner

CE at UP - University of Pretoria

*100% for final evaluation

Work History

2008 Present

Educator

Master classes and presentations in "Music and business"

Jul 2007Present

Consulting and Training

HRE Consulting (Level3 B-BEE)

Training and consulting in Change Management

Industrial theatre / Future Fitness initiative with Jaco Boëttger, called "Discover Your Music" rolled out in numerous corporates all over the continent

Training/facilitating of "Personal Branding" (focusing on sales environment) for Sanlam Wealthsmiths.

Jul 2007Present

Professional Musician / Creative Director / Guitarist

CH2 Guitar duo

Part of the Multi award winning guitar duo, CH2 - including 2 SAMA's (South African Music Award) and Lee Ritenour award in Montana,USA.

6 Studio albums and a live DVD. This includes a collaboration album with internationally acclaimed Soweto String Quartet

Has recorded and worked with artists such as: Coenie de Villiers, SSQ, Lizz Meiring, Steve Hofmeyr, Loyd Cele, Rocco de Villiers, Anna Davel, Sandra Prinsloo, Elize Cawood, Martha Gomez (Spain)

CH2 is part of the revolutionary training product "Discover Your Music" with Jaco Boëttger, implementing Change Management and "Future Fit" models in corporate organisations all over Africa. Major Clients include: BAT, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Distell, TAAG (Air Angola), Wesbank (Namibia)

Numerous other musical involvements, including the pop group Hi-5, a 2016 production of an original children's music CD, and a project album of  "NP van Wyk Louw" poems.

2007Present

Freelance Video editor / Content Creator

Various projects for numerous companies.

Highlights:

B.A.T (British American Tobacco) - Creating of "Change Resillience" programme on DVD, distributed country wide

Quantec Research - Video tutorial series on using the "EASYDATA" system

HISP: Created Video/Online training manual for HISP (Health Information Systems Programme)

CH2 Live - Numerous music videos, and edited and co-produced the DVD "CH2 Live", a live concert with CH2 and 90 piece Symphony Orchestra. Nominated for a SAMA and GHOEMA award.

Jun 2014Jul 2015

Junior Economist / Content Creator

Quantec Research

Econometric Modeling

Database Administrating

Video Editing

Content Creating

Feb 2006Jun 2007

Information Specialist

University of Pretoria (AIS)

Academic Information Specialist

Managing of database

Assisting students/personel in accessing the database

Dec 2004Jan 2006

Professional Musician/Singer

Hi-5

Chosen as member of the pop group Hi-5

Part of the nation wide tour and concert series of the ATKV in 2005

Performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London with artist Nataniël


Core Competencies

Public Speaking
Data Analysis

Not a lot of experience, but Statistics and data is a passion. B.Comm (Hons)

Musician / Guitarist

Mulitiple award winning guitarist/musician

Corporate training / Educating

Passion for helping people find their "music" in alligning who they are with what they do.

Creative Directing

Producing, Directing

Content creating

Multimedia content for websites, etc. 

Copy writing, Conceptualising

Video Editing

Producing and editing of Corporate / training /  DVDs.

Music videos / Music DVDs


Marketing

Always strive to find innovative ways of marketing

Educate/Entertain/Inspire

Every single thing I do, I measure against this: "Am I inspriring people?"

References

Prof. Derick de Jongh

University of Pretoria ( Director of Albert Luthuli Centre for Sustainable Leadership)

Tel: +2783 630 0129


Kotie Odendaal

Director: HRE Consulting (Level 3 B-Bee)

Tel: +278274 182 5792


Dr. Schalk Human

Lecturer: University of Pretoria

Tel: +2783 759 1604

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