Hettie Brittz has been married to Louis – a worship pastor – for 30 years, and is the mother of a feisty teen and two married children who brought a delightful bonus son and daughter into the family.

Her family emigrated from South Africa to the USA in 2017 on an EB1 visa for extraordinary ability in education for the value her work in personality types, parenting, and leadership has contributed to preschool through tertiary education in South Africa and internationally.

Hettie has spoken and trained trainers in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, England, Scotland, the Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada and across the USA. She speaks and trains from Tennessee and serves as the family ministry coordinator for Celebration Church of the Tri-Cities.

She is a former Speech Therapist and Audiologist with a keen interest in human behavior and growth. She has authored several internationally published parenting and inspirational books and regularly speaks on temperament types in adults and children, leadership, parenting, healthy authority, compassionate discipline, emotional intelligence, womanhood, motherhood, and relationships in the personal and corporate environment.

Hettie authored the Evergreen Parenting curriculum and continues to develop parenting content for several platforms. Her work has been featured on Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, 100 Huntley Street, and in a Barna publication on the spiritual formation of children.

Together with Annatjie van Zyl, she founded Tall Trees Profiles to bring her Tree Type personality model from the parenting arena into a formal space, and to lead the development of assessments for kids, teens, and adults. She is the co-developer of the Emotional Intelligence instrument called the El Activator (eiactivator.life).

Hettie is an accredited trainer in DISC Team Dimensions and Time Mastery and is a Master Trainer for the Lead Today teen leadership program by OneHope International, built on the leadership work of John Maxwell.

Her three happiest places are in the mountains, on her porch with coffee watching the sunrise, and in a room full of people who are eager to grow. Her motto is “Know your design; live your purpose!”