Success Factory

Elsabé Manning founded Success Factory – a highly successful business which is represented throughout Southern Africa.

Success Factory specialises in talent management; training: emotional intelligence (EQ); coaches training; professionalism; communication; sales strategy, training and coaching; performance enhancement; leadership and management development; coaching; mentoring and team re-building. We also consult with organisations on organisational development; change management; skills development and coaching and mentoring for individuals and teams from foundation to top executive level.

Some of Success Factory’s clients include: ABSA Bank; Standard Bank; Netcare; SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession); Barloworld; Dept of Health; Department of Provincial and Local Government; Department of Science & Technology; Avusa (Sunday Times, Sowetan etc); Bayer SA; Basil Read; Hewlett Packard; Old Mutual; Ster Kinekor; Steinmuller; U.P.S.; University of Fort Hare; University of Johannesburg; Vodacom; Namport (Namibia) etc.

Success Factory is an accredited service provider – SETQAA Decision Number 2075


Elsabé Manning – CEO

Elsabé is an Executive, Life, Talent and Business Coach; Facilitator; accomplished writer (author of Up The Corporate Ladder – Professionalism in the Workplace); Public Speaker and Consultant.

She studied Human Resource Management at the University of Johannesburg is continuously researching and studying human behaviour.

Elsabé creates and delivers custom keynote speeches for organisations, based specifically on their needs, issues and interests. She captures and fascinates her audience with her knowledge, insight and wisdom and has an ability to motivate people to take deliberate and consistent action to accomplish their goals and objectives. She also writes leadership and self-development articles for organisations and upmarket business and other magazines and has a television slot on ‘Professionalism in the Workplace’ on ABSA Bank’s internal television training channel.


We aspire to become the skills development company of choice by coaching, mentoring and training people to develop high performance behaviours by using the latest, proven methods and material.

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By assisting our clients to align their thoughts, words and actions to their goals and objectives.


  • Wisdom
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Loyalty
  • Achievement


SETA LOGOSuccess Factory is a customer-focussed organisation. Our accreditation ensures that our quality learning programmes are delivered by the best facilitators and we guarantee excellent service!


We are proud to be an accredited service provider to:

  • various government departments,
  • The University of Fort Hare
  • and large corporate companies such as:
    Netcare; Standard Bank; BP; Absa Bank; Basil Read; Credit Guarantee; First National Bank; Hewlett Packard; IFAW; Johncom; Old Mutual; Ster-Kinekor; UPS; Vodacom etc.

because we fit well into the vision of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Success Factory’s accreditation proves alignment to NQF standards and practices.


Success Factory’s accreditation certifies compliance to legislation such as The Skills Development Act number 97 of 1998 (DOL) and The South African Qualifications Authority Act No 58 of 1995.


Success Factory’s accreditation ensures that all our clients can claim back Skills Development Levies.


Elsabé was selected as one of The Most Inspirational Women of South Africa 2012 as featured in Volume 2.

We won The 2006 Mijima Award.

Winner of the 2004 Greenpepper Enterprise Award which is awarded to South African companies that excelled in their industries, created economic growth or new job opportunities.


Professionalism In The Workplace

by Elsabe Manning

A practical guide to what true professionalism and competence entails, this book guides one through all manner of business interactions, from how to conduct oneself professionally while meeting with people from other cultures to the often overlooked rules of e-etiquette. Topics include: time management, networking, self-sabotage, travel etiquette and dressing for success.