MEET THE TEAM

Take a closer look at Scotwork’s people. Each of us has years of real-world negotiation under our belts. We come from all walks of life and all shades of business. We enjoy the rough and tumble of deal-making and helping others become high-achieving negotiators.

Derrick O'Hagan

Partner - South Africa

Derrick started Scotwork in South Africa in 1992. Since then the company has grown from 8 programmes in the first year to running in excess of 60 programmes per year. More than 50% of South Africa's top companies are clients. Many of these companies started using Scotwork for their training in the mid - 1990's and are still utilizing our training today. Prior to starting Scotwork, Derrick was a Director of the largest hotel chain in Africa. He was seconded to open Scotwork in the United States for two years. Derrick has taught the Scotwork programme in over 17 countries.

Kevin Tessendorf

Partner - South Africa

Kevin has been a tutor with Scotwork since 1996 and became a partner in 2001. During this time he has run programmes and provided negotiating advice and support to clients in South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Seychelles, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivore, Namibia and the USA. Prior to joining Scotwork Kevin spent 2 years in the engineering industry with Murray and Roberts. He then joined the food service industry where he held various management positions with the Fedics Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

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It’s All in the Timing

Tommy Cooper was one of the funniest comedians ever. How do I know? Well partly because he has 13 of the best jokes in the top 50 gags of all time. A personal favourite being, “heard the one about two aerials meeting on a roof, falling in love, and getting married? The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant”. Telling a good joke is not just about the content. It is also in the timing of the delivery. The same could also be said about negotiation. Picking your time to enter into a negotiation can have a significant impact on its progression and your outcome.

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