Udette Kirsch

About me

Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words “It always seems impossible until it’s done” I dedicate my passion to supporting businesses drive positive change, not just for growth, but for collective good. For over 25 years, I’ve witnessed the immense power of resilient leadership in navigating transformation. Through workshops, coaching, and thought leadership, I support leaders to develop the grit and adaptability needed to thrive in an ever-changing and challenging world.

My passion extends beyond titles. Empowering individuals, especially women, to find their voice and lead with confidence is at the heart of my work. That’s why I love what we do at InContext. Our immersive business simulations and games aren’t just fun, they’re safe social spaces for growth, perfect for amplifying diverse voices and equipping our everyday heroes with practical tools to flourish.

I leverage my diverse industry experience alongside a deep understanding of experiential learning and program design. Additionally, I believe in harnessing the power of behavioral economics to craft interventions that nudge individuals towards positive choices, ultimately driving lasting change. This approach, coupled with strong leadership development support, creates the ripple effect I strive for: empowered everyday heroes becoming resilient leaders who propel organizations towards a brighter, better future.

Are you ready to turn “impossible” into thriving?

Anouschka Lyklema

More about Udette


  • Bachelor of Commerce – BCom, Business/Corporate Communications (University of Johannesburg)
  • Bachelor of Commerce – BCom cum laude, Marketing (University of Johannesburg)
  • Master’s degree, Strategic Marketing (University of Pretoria)
  • Master of Arts – MA, Behavioral Economics (The Chicago School)


Nedbank, Stanbic Bank, Genesis Analytics, Connemara Consulting, Fourteen, Ergon BE