About the Author

Ansie Thirion-Fourie matriculated at Karasburg High School, Namibia in 1969. After obtaining a BA Degree in Psychology and Communications, she began her career in the Defence Force as personnel officer. She was involved in the SA Army's assessment centre as administrator and later in management services as organisational development consultant. While working she obtained an Honours Degree in Psychology.

She took a voluntary severance package in 2002 to do freelance work as learning material developer in generic management and soft skills and developed several learning programmes according to SAQA standards. While doing that she completed her Masters Degree in Psychology. The subject of her research was quality of work life. The title of her dissertation is Predicting satisfaction with quality of work life (2004).

In 2009 she obtained a doctorate from UNISA. The title of her thesis: Psychological empowerment: A South African perspective.