Our Team


Owner & business coach

Darryn le grange

Darryn is a registered Chartered Accountant and internationally certified Business Coach.
From humble beginnings, Darryn is most proud of the fact that he worked and studied part time to fund his studies and qualified as a CA through sheer hard work and determination.

Prior to acquiring an ActionCOACH franchise, Darryn ran a number of businesses. The most
recent of which was the highly successful Blue Security where he held the position of Managing Director. Under his watch, Blue Security won the Best Security Company in KZN for several consecutive years.

Since becoming an ActionCOACH, Darryn has won numerous awards, including:

• SA Rookie Coach of the Year 2014 • Global Rookie Coach of the Year 2015 • National Sales Award for the Highest sales conversion rate in 2015 • Brand Personality of the Year 2017 & 2018 • ActionCOACH Firm of the Year 2016 – 2023 • Franchise Partner of the Year 2020 • Global ActionMAN of the Year 2021 • Franchise Partner of the Year 2023

Above all, Darryn is a dedicated husband, father and family man.

Areas of Expertise

Marketing | Sales | Finance | Customer Service | Leadership & Management


business coach

Karen le grange

Internationally certified Business Coach, Karen Le Grange, hails from a varied entrepreneurial background. She studied Marketing after matriculating with an A aggregate, and since then has started, built up and sold two successful businesses. Karen is an author and artist in her spare time – but her greatest passion in life, is positively impacting people’s lives. She is a results-driven, creative, people-person, who will walk the journey with you, to achieve your business goals.

• SA Rookie Coach of the Year 2023

Areas of Expertise

Profit optimization | Marketing | Sales | Systems | Customer Service



business coach

Graeme Thomson

Graeme is a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced finance professional and internationally certified Business Coach. He has owned companies in the hospitality, logistics and manufacturing industries and is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and business owners to realise their personal and business goals.

As a seasoned entrepreneur and finance professional, with over 15 years of experience, Graeme has faced and overcome the numerous challenges that come with a growing a business – including raising capital, building teams, and developing strategies for growth and expansion.
Graeme is married, enjoys trail running and has set himself a lofty ambition of completing his first marathon in 2023.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Modelling and Forecasting | Business Development | Coaching and Mentoring


Chenal Brummer

Practice manager

Chenal Brummer

The Glue That Keeps the Team together.

Chenal has been working for ActionCOACH Ignite since 2016 as the Practice Manager. Her job is to ensure that the office runs efficiently and effectively. Supporting 4 Internationally certified coaches is no easy feat, yet Chenal manages this in her stride. Taking care of the admin that comes with over 100 clients, Chenal ensures that ActionCOACH Ignite lives up to its Vision and Purpose. She is a highly valued member of the ActionCOACH Ignite team.

She is an avid Netball player whom has been playing provincial Action Netball since 2007, with a current total of 18 tours behind her. She still enjoys spending time with her Family & friends.

Areas of Expertise

Client Recruitment | Customer Care | Systems Maintenance



Relationship Manager

Paul Steyn

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in Sales, Management and Skills Development in various Industries. He is very passionate about making a difference in people’s lives using their business as a vehicle to achieve their goals. He uses his high levels of energy and enthusiasm to meet new people and build business relationships.

Areas of Expertise

Sales & Marketing | Relationship Building with Strategic Alliances | Key Accounts Management