Sue von Hirschfeld

Owner, Positive Charge International at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business


  • University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business




University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Sue has an MA in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She has been in the learning and development consultancy business since 1989, based in Cape Town, but with national and international clients. Her prior corporate experience spanned 12 years, mainly in the chemical industry where she held Learning & Development and generalist HR Management positions at AECI Modderfontein near Johannesburg.

Sue's current clients include multinational and local companies in sectors such as oil and chemicals, financial services, education, retail, fitness, and media. Typical assignments include learning design, personal development, coaching skills and executive coaching, as well as interventions to help companies and individuals deal with change. She also develops, implements and validates selection and assessment processes and tools. She has spoken at conferences and published in practitioner journals in the UK, South Africa and Australia.



  • Company Name Positive Charge International
  • Dates EmployedJan 2003 – Present
  • Employment Duration16 yrs 5 mos


  • Company NameThe vHL Group
  • Dates Employed1989 – 2002
  • Employment Duration13 yrs

Learning and Development Manager

  • Company NameAECI
  • Dates EmployedJun 1981 – Jun 1989
  • Employment Duration8 yrs 1 mo


Graduate School of Business - University of Cape Town Degree NamePhD -currently enrolled Field Of StudyBusiness Administration Dates attended or expected graduation 2019

University of Cape Town Degree NameMaster of Arts - MA Field Of StudyIndustrial and Organizational Psychology Dates attended or expected graduation 1989

University of the Witwatersrand Degree NameBA Field Of StudyPsychology

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