I am an Industrial Psychologist in private practice based in Port Elizabeth but available to travel.  I have 2 Master’s degrees in Industrial Psychology and am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.  I worked in a purely Corporate environment for 18 years and my areas of specialization included career management, talent management & succession planning, recruitment & selection, occupational psychological assessment and training & development.  I also spent 2 years in Consulting where I focused on providing HR & Business consulting services to clients with the aim of optimizing talent in order to improve operational efficiencies.  I am now in Private Practice and my areas of specialist offering are listed below (wherever you insert them).

As professionals, Industrial Psychologists do work that may have a profound impact on peoples’ lives and wellbeing.  As such, I am bound by the Industrial Psychologists oath which guides my philosophy of work.  This Oath reminds us that there needs to be balance and serving the society and creating value for it is an imperative responsibility of an Industrial Psychologist.  One of the primary purposes of an Industrial Psychologist is to serve the greater good by bringing people, organisations and society together to create value – this is my commitment and promise to my clients.


  • HR consulting
  • Occupational Psychological assessment
  • Career Guidance and assessment
  • Talent Management & Succession Planning
  • Training & Development
  • Team development interventions
  • Employment equity & Skills development facilitation
  • Labour Relations (Chairing disciplinaries)
  • Job analysis
  • 360 assessments


I have a comprehensive suite of assessments that I am accredited to administer.  These include:

  • OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire)
  • SHL Occupational tests
  • MBTI
  • Baron EQi
  • Cognitive Process Profile (CPP Magellan)
  • Saville Swift Aptitude Series Wave Products –  (Saville Consulting)
  • IP200
  • IMI
  • DISC
  • PAW
  • DAT
  • Psytech range including 360 assessment


Tel: 081 395 0465

Email: consulting@clairesponneck.co.za

175 Prospect Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth, 6070

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The Industrial Psychologist’s Oath

I hereby aspire to unconditionally abide by the following commitments to the best of my ability and judgement as I deliver a service to my clients:

As an industrial psychologist, my foremost responsibility is to promote and balance organisational and societal prosperity with human flourishing.

I accept that work forms an integral part of people’s lives, that organisations cannot thrive without the commitment and contribution of people, and that it is through work that we can make the world a better place for all.

I follow in the footsteps of past and current industrial psychologists who gave our discipline and profession scientific credibility.

I will value and utilise their contributions, methods and wisdom to assist individuals, groups and organisations in making the most of the opportunities afforded by the world of work.

I am professionally and ethically bound to serve those societies, institutions and lives with which I interact professionally with integrity, respect and dignity.

I am committed to doing the right thing fairly and consistently and to causing no harm.

I endeavour to be just, to respect individual differences and to encourage equality and diversity.

I will speak out against all wrongs.

As a scientist in the discipline of industrial psychology, I have an obligation to conduct all inquiry with the necessary scientific rigour.

I will uphold my expert knowledge of human experience and behaviour in the world of work. I will continually develop myself and my knowledge and skills in order to remain at the forefront of our science.

As a practitioner in the discipline of industrial psychology, I will practise my profession with due care and make decisions based on valid, reliable and unbiased information.

My practice will be evidence-based and I will evaluate all information critically and impartially.

I embrace the challenge to make a balanced and truthful contribution.

I will share my insights with confidence and conviction, in an open and responsible manner.

As an industrial psychologist, I strive to live up to the expectations associated with this worthy profession.

I am professionally responsible and accountable in all of my actions and interactions.

Therein lies the trust that others place in me.

May I live and preserve the finest traditions of my calling and long experience the joy of making a true difference.


The following employment opportunities are available:

Personal Assistant to the CEO

My client is looking to appoint a Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.

The incumbent will have the responsibility of providing dedicated secretarial and administrative support to the CEO.  Additional key areas of delivery include travel arrangements, diary management, meeting organization and minute taking, liaison with the Board of Directors and associated tasks as well as the collation of the annual report.

The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to prioritise and manage own workload amid conflicting demands and busy work schedules.  The capacity to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise, the capability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters, as well as a good grasp of operations and business practices, are essential.  Project management skills, a strong business work ethic and professional demeanour are notable pre-requisites for this role.

At minimum, the candidate should be in possession of a matric as well as Secretarial certification with five years PA/Secretarial experience at a senior level.  Computer literacy and basic financial literacy are further requirements.

Candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to submit a CV to consulting@clairesponneck.co.za by 18 March 2022.

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