Christoff Oosthuysen

South Africa

Christoff is a leading entrepreneurial coach and speaker, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, he serves as Founding CEO of the Entrepreneurial Planning Institute.

He is known for applying new concepts such as flow, strengths-based planning and lean startup to small business and social enterprise contexts and for creating useful tools such as the Flow Canvas One-Page Business Plan.

His approach is explained in his book 'Results! How to Succeed in a Fast-Changing World with a 1-Page Business Plan'.  He follows a strengths-based coaching approach through which he helps leaders to create 'flow' for themselves, their teams and their organisations.

Christoff started his career in adult education and publishing for new business owners. During the two decades from 1990 to 2010, he launched half-a-dozen businesses of which he sold the successful and closed the failures. Today he applies his practical experiences as entrepreneur in his work as coach, speaker, trainer and designer of entrepreneurial programmes.

He counts many institutions as his clients, including the Industrial Development Corporation, National Empowerment Fund, Business Partners, Small Enterprise Development Agency, Open Africa & The Business Place.