In a handful of weeks’ 2016 will be behind us and a fresh, New Year will dawn, filled with opportunities and potential for further business, professional and personal growth.
2017 promises to be an exciting new year for Burns-Hoffman Consulting following the changes made throughout the course of 2016, during which the national team included under the banner of Burns-Hoffman and Associates moved on to form and advance their respective professional offerings in their own way.
While the restructuring of the national business was of a strategic nature, so as to enable me to adjust my own professional offering in a more inclusive manner of the various areas of expertise I enjoy – this year cannot come to a close without thanking the wonderful people who tirelessly worked under the associate banner for the many years they did.
I feel most privileged and honoured to have worked with each and every therapist who has been part of the Burns-Hoffman and Associates team over the eleven and a half years we worked together.
We learned a great deal from one another and life long bonds and memories were made, irrespective of how frequently we continue to stay in touch in the future.
Special thanks go to Lesley Burns in Johannesburg, who partnered me virtually from day one in early 2005 and without whose professional input; personal energy; respectful collegial feedback and friendship our business could not have enjoyed the immense success it did as a national team.
There is much I could say about each team member but I am confident their continued provision of service to our mutual client base will speak for itself in the years to come.
The Burns-Hoffman Consulting logo and website will change in mid-January 2017, the latter including more detail with regard to the application and use of the expertise related to the assessment and analysis of skills transferability across the board.
A new specialised offering, already established and happening, is the combination of case management and personal coaching in the risk environment with regard to the return-to-work process.
Details of business coaching workshops and the online training being developed for Claims Assessors and Occupational Therapists working in the disability and incapacity risk and or legal domain will be shared as soon as the training program is finalised. I am currently in the process of seeking accreditation for such from one of the leading Medical Schools in South Africa, specifically for the Occupational Therapists who complete the training …. more information to come.
Thank you to all of our clients for the tremendous, ever growing support over the years and again in 2016. May your Festive Season be joyous and safe -and may the filling of the 365 days of blank pages during the upcoming New Year create the
best chapter of your story so far.