Tina Schöltz, founder, owner and director of Potchefstroom Academy, is nationally and internationally known for her expertise in the field of skincare and health therapy, as well as related sciences.
After she obtained her BA degree in 1970 and an education diploma in 1971, she started her teaching career. However, it was not long before she identified the need for training in beauty and health therapy. After she had completed various national and international qualifications, also an international education Diploma in Beauty Therapy, she started Potchefstroom Academy and enrolled her first students in 1981.
As a master in entrepreneurship, which is proven by various awards, she is constantly investigating new ideas and leading new projects, resulting in the tremendous progression and expansion of the Academy. Therefore, the Academy is now offering courses in Interior design and decorating as well.
In 2003, she became the new director of the South African Academy for Hair and Skincare Technology (SAAHST). Students from SAAHST and Potchefstroom Academy benefit from an associative agreement between these two institutions, by having access to the shared facilities and expertise.
Tina’s enthusiasm and driving force are inspiring and continually uplift her staff and students to new heights.
2011:Other Ways International Research and Business Management Consultants (OMAC). TheGolden Award for Quality and BusinessPrestige (Berlin Germany).
2010:Other Ways Association, Management and Consultation - The Platinum Technology Award for Quality, Excellence and Best Trade Name.
2010:Century International Quality Summit Platinum Award during the 24th InternationalQuality Convention (New York - Tina Schöltz and Potchefstroom Academy).
2010:Madison Who's Who Historic Association Member.
2009:APPETD Leadership Award: In recognition of exceptional Leadership in Private Education for outstanding vision,dedication and commitment to excellence.
2009:Century International Quality Era Gold Award during the Century International Quality ERA Celebration for Leadership Management, Quality, Best Practice and Excellence inCustomer Satisfaction (Geneve Switzerland - Tina Schöltz and Tina Schöltz Group:Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST).
2008 - 2009:Madison Who's Who honoured Tina Schöltz as a VIP memberof the year of Executives and Professionals to the Businesscommunity.
2008:Contributions on new developments in the Beauty Industry on invitation by the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
2007 - 2008:Madison Who's Who registered Tina Schöltz BBP Memberhaving demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions.
2007:Les Nouvelles Esthetique Medi-Spa of the Year 2007 awardedto the Tina Schöltz Day Spa.
2007:Beauty Health and Skincare Employers Association, Dedication to the Profession Award.
1992 - 2005:Rotary Merit Award for devoted and unselfish service aboveself to the community(Potchefstroom).
2001:Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Certificate of Appreciation, Mayoral Economic Advisory Council.
2001 / 1997:Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, and NorthWest University recognition of ten years of unselfish loyalty, co-operation and friendship.
1997:Business Times Money, Ernst and Young, SANLAM, SBDC Ltd., Trust Bank: the firstwoman to be elected as Entrepreneur of the North West Province.
1997:South African Council for Professional Businesswomen, GoldAwards towards Service to Women in the Workplace, Finalist.
1997:Simon van der Stel Foundation Certificate of Commendation.
1997:Sakevrou van die Jaar - Sakevrou Vereeniging.
1996:Potchefstroom Sanlam / Herald Businesswoman of the Year.