Colin J. Browne

Organisational culture and employee engagement expert

Colin J. Browne

Happy Sandpit is the brain child of Colin J. Browne, an organisational culture and employee engagement expert. Universally known as “The Culture Guy”, Colin helps companies increase employee engagement, performance and loyalty.

He is the author of How to Build a Happy Sandpit. A ground-breaking book based on several years of research with more than 60 South African businesses. This book covers all aspects of how their cultures drive their success.

Colin has lectured at GIBS, Wits Business School, Regenesys Business School and Unisa. He has worked with hundreds of South African businesses to understand and implement better engagement techniques. .

“The message Colin conveys is such an important one and the more people who hear him, the better.“ – Peter Maher, Director: Alumni Relations,  University of the Witwatersrand.

Colin delivers keynote talks and powerful workshops; each aimed at identifying and overcoming particular organisational challenges. He focuses on the six key areas that define a better engaged organisation:
• A willingness to extend TRUST
• The de-emphasis of HIERARCHY
• Respect for the TWO-WAY STREET
• An obsession with VALUES
• The ability to HIRE for culture fit.
Each talk and workshop are backed by case studies of African organisations. Companies that have excelled in these areas.

In addition to Colin’s repertoire, he has been invited to speak at the prestigious Now & Next Human Resources Summit 2018 in May. It will be held in Turkey and is viewed as one of the top Human Resource Summits to attend. Colin’s expertise will enlighten the delegates to subjects such as:

  • How the world is transforming
  • How the world of work is transforming
  • How the world of HR needs to go on transforming
  • How you need to transform


Colin has appeared on: SABC2 Morning Live, SABC3 Expresso, 702’s The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Metro FM, Kaya FM, Two Oceans Vibe, Cliff Central, Radio Junto, and Ballz Radio