Aden-Paul Flotman was born in Grahamstown (South Africa), where he matriculated and started his initial training as an industrial and organisational psychologist at Rhodes University. He joined the Military Psychological Institute and Absa Bank in the capacity of organisation development manager. He is an integral coach and is currently working as a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa. Aden-Paul is married to Rosanne. They have three children, Landreth, Shanaaz and an adorable Pekingese called Levi. Aden-Paul sees himself as a community activist and a keen follower of advances in the medical field, open distance, e-learning, and leadership authorisation.