Grant started his working career in the face-to-face fundraising (NGO’s) industry which led him to pursue an academic career in Psychology. He obtained a master’s degree in Community-Based Counselling and has specialised in researching, designing, implementing and monitoring interventions on a micro, meso and macro scale. He subsequently moved into the sales and marketing space which serviced telecommunications, energy and charity clients. These clients include Greenpeace Africa, Amnesty International, Australian Conservation Foundation, WWF, Medicines’ Sans Frontiers’ Australia, Red Cross and Save The Children among others.
Grant has started and run operations in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with 100+ people (on a national and international scale) including having experience in managing subcontracting and franchise partners.
Grant has a particular interest in wellness and resilience and psychological/or otherwise interventions from a micro to macro scale, strategy management, business development, innovation, marketing, statistical analysis, performance management, fundraising/sales, reward systems development, training and development.
Modes of therapy:
- Individual, Group, Family and community psychology
- Brief psychodynamic
- Cognitive behaviour therapy
- Play therapy
- Solutions focused therapy
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
- Grief and bereavement therapy
- Transactional analysis
- B.A. Psyc
- B.A. Hons Psych (Wits)
- M.A. Coun
- M.B.A. Candidate (WBS)
My Clinical Experience
February 2021 – Present
March 2019 – Present
Aida Sales and Marketing
Group General Manager
August 2017 – February 2019
National Fundraising Manager Australia (Sales and Marketing Manager)
August 2016 – June 2017
Regional Programs Manager for Victoria
2016 – 2017
Research assistant for Prof. Malose Langa
University of the Witwatersrand
January – August 2016
Psychology and Wellness Centre, Europ Assistance & NBC Holdings
Private practice and employee wellness affiliation
May - July 2015
Community Research and Action Network
University of the Witwatersrand & Lawyers Against Abuse
Think Tank: Beyond the Crisis of Violence
2014 – 2015
Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital & Helen Joseph Hospital
University of the Witwatersrand
Fundraiser/Campaign Manager South Africa
Richards, J. G. (2015). Izikhothane: Masculinity and Class in Katlehong, a South African
Township (Doctoral dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Humanities, School of
Human and Community Development).
Richards, J. G., & Langa, M. (2018). Izikhothane: Class and Masculinities of Black Male Youths in Katlehong Township, South Africa. South African Review of Sociology, 1-19.
Langa, M. & Richards, J. G. (2016). Review of gender-based violence in South Africa. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Langa, M. & Richards, J. G. (2016). Existing interventions to address gender-based violence in South Africa. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Langa, M. & Richards, J. G. (2016). A model to address gender-based violence in South Africa. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.