Koliso helps already successful organizations and individuals attain even greater performance.

Started in 2005 as FGR Associates, the company was rebranded in 2011 to reflect its international scope and depth of successful engagements.

Practice leader Dr. David Farrar guides the organization's thought-leadership discipline. Koliso positions the best thinking in organizational and leadership development for its clients in ways that are tangible, actionable and personalized.

The word Koliso is derived from an indigenous South African word that is about coming together for mutual benefit. It is perhaps best described as possessing the attitude that it has to work "not just for me, not just for you, but for us."

That attitude is what makes successful teams, organizations and leaders. Through applying the science of psychology to business, Koliso helps their clients achieve greater:

  • Focus
  • Growth
  • Results

Koliso helps clients navigate the complex work environment.


"David is extremely capable, interpersonally. He can communicate at all levels of business, and to a broad and diverse audience. His proficiency in organizational structure, alignment, alternatives, and effectiveness is second to none. In addition to using these skills to best effect, he is able to demonstrate and teach the value of these skills to others."
"Alistair Jacques, VP corporate IT services, Cargill and now SVP and CIO, Ovations at UnitedHealth Group