Erla qualified as a social worker in 1995 with a BA Soc Sc Hons degree and started working with the Child and Family Care Court and counselling cases.
After five years, she left social work for the corporate world, but the profession called her back and she continued her work within the Child and Family-care field at St George’s Children’s Home for almost two years.
Thereafter, she specialised in addiction counselling at Elim Clinic Professional Treatment Centre and supported in- and outpatients for six years. The next five years were spent as a behavioural-risk manager in the EAP at Icas Southern Africa, providing telephonic counselling to employees of client companies. She is also a wellness specialist, providing on-site counselling, mediation, stress management, trauma debriefing, retrenchment counselling, and coaching. Erla’s other passion is training and facilitation on a variety of topics, making her a valued contributor on the GoCrisis Associate team.