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Shadowmatch Newsletter December 2023

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

Time flies when you are having fun! We sure had a lot of fun during 2023 as it was a bumper-packed year with a lot of exciting webinars, new system developments, and building our Shadowmatch community! As this year draws to a close, we would like to thank each and every one of you for joining, supporting, and participating in making ‘Success for All’ a reality!

In our final newsletter for 2023, we will take a walk down memory lane and reflect on what was achieved.

1. Shadowmatch Quizzes

With each of our newsletters this year, we tested your knowledge about Shadowmatch and had prizes for those who answered all our questions correctly. The winner of our October Newsletter Quiz is Mona Bufacchi – congratulations! We hope you enjoyed spending your Takealot voucher.

Through our quizzes, we wanted you to stay curious about all the functionalities, uses, and ins-and-outs of Shadowmatch and hope that when you did not know an answer to a question, that you made it a mission to find out.

We will continue this fun way of learning together again next year!


2. System Developments

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our team of Developers who continue to help us streamline and make the use of the system more effective and efficient. Their dedication and hard work have paid off during the year and we are very proud of all the enhancements that we were able to offer you in 2023!

  • Self-Help Function

The system has a comprehensive list of self-help tutorials to help you navigate the system successfully and optimally (March Newsletter).

  • Sandbox Environment

This development gives system users the opportunity to play around in a real version of the system (August newsletter).

  • System Training Update

The training material for the system was updated to ensure that we train our users as new developments become available (October newsletter).

  • Shadowmatch State Service

The development of a state service has made it possible to keep track of the selected results graph type, and ordering on individual tables. These selections persist across pages and work sessions.

  • PDP Request Changes

This feature allows mentors to request changes to a mentee’s work before signing off on a phase.

  • Relationship Coaching

This year we introduced the Relationship Coaching Program – further expanding on the coaching options available to our coaches.

  • Coaching Portal Enhancements

All archived coaching programs were made viewable (read-only) – with quick access to archived programs added to the side menu. The global notes feature introduced notes that can be shared across coaching programs.

Our team continues to optimise and enhance the system on all levels. We are excited for what lies ahead in 2024!

As a reminder, if you have any other questions relating to Shadowmatch, visit our FAQ section on our website or go to our YouTube channel for a host of other videos and webinars hosted throughout the year.


3. Community Initiatives

Our mission in 2023 was to support and aid you in thriving in your relationships. We hope you enjoyed and learnt from this Community Initiative, and we would like to thank Pieter de Villiers for sharing his wisdom and insight with us.

If you missed any of our webinars or would like to watch it again, you can follow the links below:

Love Relationship

Friendship Relationship

Business Relationship

Understanding Relationships: Security


4. Coaching Platform

The Shadowmatch coaching platform has been built for coaches with a passion to really make a difference in the lives of people. It offers the coach 31 coaching programmes, with content, outcomes, progress monitoring and assessment functionalities. The platform provides all the training that a coach will ever need, and the good news is that it is a fully automated system.

The Shadowmatch team is very positive about this initiative because it can really make a difference in our world. The number of coaches using the system has grown 42% since January 2023 and the number of people who are being coached has increased by 59%.

This tells us that coaching is a very successful way of building a better life. The programs are meaningful and those who participate experience it as life-changing. It also tells us that people are eager to grow. They want to build better lives. They want to get more out of life, and they want to work on certain areas to live a more successful and fulfilling life.

Keep in mind that Shadowmatch builds systems that build success for all. If you want to make a difference, consider becoming a coach. If you want to experience change to a more fulfilling life, get a Shadowmatch coach.

This is where you will find everything:


5. Other Exciting News

Pieter de Villiers, Lizette de Villiers, and Jan Niemand wrote a fantastic book, Through the Looking Glass into the Mirror, and it is about the perspectives on the future of business, education, parenting, politics and more. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, do so now or give a copy as a Christmas present. Either way, it is a must read! Please contact the office to get yours now!

Ever wondered what is the theory behind Shadowmatch? Well, wonder no more! An exciting new book will be released early in 2024 that will address exactly that question: Shadowmatch – A Simplified Model for Understanding Behaviour. The aim of this short publication, penned by Pieter de Villers, is to introduce the reader to an alternative way of understanding human behaviour, paradigms of thinking (thought patterns), and personality.

If you would like to pre-order a hard copy of this book now, please contact the office.


And with that Shadowmatch Friend, we thank you again for your continued support during this year and we look forward to working with you again in the new year.

We wish you a blessed festive time with friends and family and if you will be travelling, please do so safely. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in 2024, hoping that it will be a good year for all!


1 commento

Hi Pieter, Lizette and the team. Shadowmatch is an incredible system which makes a difference in how our clients see themselves and their colleagues, staff members and applicants. I've worked with the system for over 15 years and I've always been amazed by the scale of development and the incredible features and user friendliness of the system. The website interface for another tool I use hasn't changed in 15 years! Well done, the system, the support and the people of Shadowmatch make it a powerful proposition for anyone who cares about making effective people decisions. All the best for Shadowmatch in 2024! Steve

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