Who we are

SYNERGIST is a consulting and coaching practice with a passion that lies in delivering real and lasting impact to organizations and people. Through practical, proven advice and tools, we help you unlock the full leadership potential of your organisation to drive lasting business success. We focus on Organizational and People success. Our focus is on the OUTCOMES, not the process.

What we do

Whether for small businesses or large corporates, we drive Organisational and People success through the following outcome-based services:

Consulting Services

  • HR Audit and Optimisation
  • Strategic and Business Performance
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Tailored Projects based on your individual needs


Leadership and Executive Coaching that employs a strength-based approach to developing the success of an individual and, in turn, the organisation.


Leadership Mentoring for C-Suite execs as well as emerging leaders

Training and Facilitation

  • New Manager Training Program for those recently promoted from individual contributor.
  • Onboarding Facilitated Program for new employees or those new to their role to help them succeed fast.

Meet Synergist Founder and MD

Nick Najjar is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of building teams and driving results in the multi-national consumer goods industry for over 20 years. He was Managing Director of SC Johnson South Africa and Africa for 7 years with responsibility for over 40 countries.

Nick’s passion for both high impact business results, as well as developing high performing teams and leaders, inspired him to form SYNERGIST, where his values, experience, and practical hands-on approach are helping organisations and their people propel themselves forward.

My greatest pride during my corporate roles was seeing individuals grow, and seeing that growth translated into business delivery and impact.  It is my aim to offer leaders the opportunity to explore possibilities, examine self-limiting beliefs, and leverage professional and personal strengths to achieve fulfilling results. Nick Najjar

Our Approach

Our focus is on the outcomes, not the process.

We start by conducting a series of diagnostic interviews with key stakeholders to probe into areas such as, business performance, HR fundamentals, leadership and business challenges, organisational culture, levels of trust and staff engagement.

We won’t blind you with theoretical models or deliver endless weeks of training. Rather, we select the frameworks and offerings that are most relevant and focussed to your unique situation.

We know that significant change takes time. We’ll stay the course with you, helping you diagnose what needs to be done and supporting you through the process of execution.

We are values-driven and passionate about serving our clients. We aim to add significant value and build a long-term ‘trusted advisor’ relationship with you.


Synergist works with a network of specialised coaches, consultants and service providers to ensure that your project is adequately resourced. Founder, lead consultant and coach, Nick Najjar, is personally involved in all projects.