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The Legacy Project
Vinh Giang - Virtual Workshop
My team and I have set up a state-of-the-art home studio so I can continue to provide you with training and workshops. I’ve been delivering workshops and teaching the art of communication for the last 5 years. We’ve transformed my content so it can be delivered LIVE from my home studio. This is a highly interactive, educational and entertaining experience that can be tailored to the requirements of your team. In times of uncertainty - our ability connect, innovate, inspire and communicate will become even more important than it already is. Reach out to my team if you would like to discuss this further. We are happy to talk you through the offering and pricing structure and we can customize this to your needs. I know that I may not be able to come to you in person, but desperate times require desperate measures. For those of you who are still looking for a way to develop and empower your leaders - I will be here to serve. Virtual Workshop - Please see images for the workshop available and details on the 7 modules
COMPANIES BEHAVING AWESOMELY
Still Human is a collective of passionate, highly skilled better-makers who believe that 'Work Shouldn't Suck'. No matter what happens in the world and no matter how fast technology advances, human beings will always be involved as innovators and users. Still Human's mission is to make the world of work a better place for human beings. Our extensive research over the past five years has taught us what the critical components of human experience in the workplace are. We have curated these 12 components into a working model that guides the creation and leading of employee experience, and we call these the Essentials of a Company Behaving Awesomely [ CBA ]. Organisations that are intentional about employee experience find that they achieve double the amount of meaningful innovation outputs compared to those that don’t prioritize employee experience. Hence an organisation’s ability to respond to market needs and remain relevant is directly linked to the quality of the employee experience that they create and lead. <strong>The Leading for Sustainable Performance leadership development program</strong> is relevant for leaders at all levels. As leaders and as colleagues we are constantly creating experiences for the people around us, and these are moments that either switch them on and grow them or switch them off and deplete them. It should be everyone's responsibility to be aware of the impact that they have on the people that they lead and/or work with... there are no neutral moments. The Leading for Sustainable Performance program equips leaders with the critical skills that enable and drive the behaviours required for the organisation to move forward and thrive by leveraging culture and employee experience. <strong>PROGRAM/TRAINING CONTENT INCLUDES:</strong> <ul> <li>What the best leaders do with intention and consistency to create environments to which awesome people want to come, do come and choose to stay.</li> <li>What great leaders do to ensure that people are being switched on & grown and that they are contributing at their highest levels, delivering exceptional work and living the company’s culture.</li> <li>The role and importance of trust and psychological safety in creating an awesome employee experience and a thriving business.</li> <li>Moments that matter and the introduction of the different types of moments.</li> <li>The Essentials Model as a framework of critical components for creating, leading and sustaining culture and employee experience.</li> <li>Growth mindset and it’s significance.</li> <li>Personalised leadership, knowing and understanding different individuals and how to switch them on and align them and their personal goals and objectives to those of the <strong>Organisation.</strong></li> <li>The Leaky Gut Leadership Model</li> <li>Understanding behaviours that need to be celebrated and those that will not be tolerated</li> </ul> <strong>Services</strong> ASSESS Do you know what experience your employees are having? Are you perhaps making assumptions about their experience? Our research shows that there are 12 critical components of Employee Experience and our assessment measures experience in all 12, heat-mapping your super-strengths, vulnerabilities and mission-critical focus areas and providing research-backed recommendations and shift strategies. EDUCATE We offer a variety of keynote talks both online and in the room. We're a SETA accredited training provider with courses in 'Leading for Experience' and more! We have also recently launched our coaching process which offers focused 'Employee Experience Design coaching' to leaders and executives. Also - watch this space for the launch of our Employee Experience Academy! CONSULT In creating businesses to which the best people want to come, do come and choose to stay it is extremely important to get culture and Employee Experience right. However, we know how overwhelming it can be to execute on culture and experience strategically and consistently. We offer consulting services to enable and assist our clients in designing and sustaining awesome company culture and exceptional experience. DESIGN Designing an awesome company culture is not a 'quick' process, but it is an exceptionally important one. Our Camino Process identifies and articulates all of the steps required in getting culture right and becoming a Company Behaving Awesomely. This includes the design and curation of culture handbooks, recognition programs, induction programs and much more! RECRUIT Looking for an Employee Experience Orchestrator, Officer, Manager, Maestro? We know they're not very easy to find - we can help. We offer a full EXO recruitment service whether you're looking for a full-time, part-time or project-based person. Get in touch for more info.
COMPANIES BEHAVING AWESOMELY
INSPIRE. EDUCATE. ACTIVATE.
United States of America
I am a TEDx Speaker, Conscious Business Coach, International Bestselling Author and the Founder of Thriver Lifestyle. I am also a Certified Pranayama and Meditation Teacher and host of the Thriver Lifestyle Podcast and Mondays with Marian on YouTube. I help women step into their POWER and soulfully THRIVE in life and business! What does this mean? It means having clarity in what you want to achieve both personally and professionally, then creating an action plan that is in alignment with your Highest Self to get the results you want. It means having the confidence to launch that side hustle/new business/podcast/ whatever it is that lights your soul on fire! It means creating a life filled with abundance, inner peace, joy and love! It means showing up authentically YOU and building your tribe! Why is this important to me? Because I know what it’s like to operate in “Survivor” mode both personally and professionally… to think I had to do everything on my own, to feel disconnection between what my soul yearned for (freedom, impact, fulfillment) and what I thought I had to do as a career to make money. Years ago, despite having a successful marketing career and active social life, I was severely unhappy and unfulfilled. I lived a double life, self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to numb the pain from years of childhood trauma. No one ever suspected anything because I was always that person who seemed to have it “all figured out”. It wasn’t until I overdosed and had an out-of-body, near-death experience that I finally WOKE UP! Since then I have been on an incredible journey of healing, transformation and personal development. This journey has led to the unfolding of my purpose and that is empowering and helping others transform from living in survival mode to creating a thriving life and business filled with abundance, fulfillment and freedom. Now I coach other women to step into their own power and create the life and business that is in alignment with their soul. I have merged my 15+ years of marketing, event production and business development experience with my mission to create positive social impact. You are worthy of creating and living your dream life! You are worthy of having a conscious business that creates both money and positively impacts others! An overdose and out-of-body, near-death experience CHANGED HER LIFE! Marian Bacol-Uba empowers audiences with her bold and inspiring approach to conscious leadership, resilience and life. Her talks are interactive and captivates the audiences attention. Marian not only INSPIRES, but EDUCATES and gives tremendous value in all her talks and workshops. She ACTIVATES her audience to take steps forward. She is the USA Chapter Lead and Founding Member of KeyNote Women Speakers, a global non-profit initiative that seeks to bring diversity to the world’s stages. KeyNote was founded in October 2017 in Singapore. Marian’s “THRIVER Framework” of 4 Pillars (Consciousness, Collaboration, Community & Celebration) can be applied to help individuals, businesses, corporations, schools, association and organizations. Watch her TEDx Talk below as she explains the importance of the 4 Pillars. Marian’s “Conscious Public Speaker” talk, gives entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants the frameworks, strategies and tools to create more IMPACT, INFLUENCE and INCOME through conscious public speaking, while staying authentic and in alignment. Marian has been featured on CBS Los Angeles, Channel LA-18, The Filipino Channel (TFC), Thrive Global, Elephant Journal, Medium, SWAAY Media, Bustle, CEO Blog Nation, Modern Mogul HQ, Daring Woman Podcast, and over 50 podcasts and publications. Marian is also a Certified Meditation Teacher and the host of Thriver Lifestyle Podcast and Thriver TV on YouTube. <strong>Speaker</strong> We all have a story to share with the world. I share my “Survivor to Thriver” story to show others that they too, can thrive through life’s adversities. I share stories of resilience by operating with a Thriver mindset and stepping up as a conscious leader in our community. Every talk is customized for the audience and is engaging as well as interactive. My goal is to bring immense value in every talk/training/workshop and share the tools, frameworks and lessons that I learned to transform my own life and my clients’ lives. The 4 Pillars of Being a Thriver is a framework that is not only beneficial in your personal lives but can also be taught to create a thriving business and work environment as well. Audiences will not only be inspired, but will leave with techniques and teachings to implement in their own lives, both personally and professionally. I motivate them to take action so they can achieve results and alignment in life and business! <strong>SPEAKING TOPICS & EXPERTISE:</strong> <ul> <li>Conscious Leadership</li> <li>Public Speaking for Business Growth & Brand Building</li> <li>Mindset & Resilience</li> <li>Meditation & Mindfulness</li> </ul> <strong>SIGNATURE TALKS:</strong> <ul> <li>Creating Impact, Influence & Income Through Conscious Public Speaking</li> <li>THRIVER: 4 Principles to Conscious Leadership</li> <li>“OM”: Optimizing Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs & Professionals</li> <li>Are You a Victim, Survivor or Thriver? (TEDx Talk)</li> </ul>
INSPIRE. EDUCATE. ACTIVATE.
Andrew Bryant - Coaching
Leadership Development & Coaching
Andrew Bryant has worked with audiences as large as 12,000, facilitated team alignment with small and mid-sized groups, and worked 1-to-1 with ‘C-level’ executives to become better leaders. Results from working with Andrew have included; positive changes in organization culture and people’s mindsets, increased sales, productivity and teamwork with reduced negative conflict. Living in Asia for the last 13-years and working globally, Andrew has insights and perspective on what it takes to be an effective entrepreneur and leader of people in a multi-cultural world. With Dr. Ana Kazan Ph.D, he wrote the book ‘Self-Leadership: How to Become a More Successful, Efficient and Effective Leader from the Inside Out’ (McGraw-Hill 2012). This book is a personal development guide as well as being used on MBA programs to teach how to influence employees to take ownership and be accountable for results. Self-leadership is a mindset and a set of behavioral strategies that enable a person to lead themselves in such a way that others willingly follow. <strong>Leadership Development & Executive Coaching Solutions</strong> From Singapore to Silicon Valley - Online and In-Person. Deploying the Self-Leadership Methodology for C-Suite Leaders, Senior Executives and their Teams to Create Winning Cultures. <strong>Leadership Development & Executive Coaching...</strong> has never been more important for the sustainable success of a company, and Executive Coaching is now well established as an effective leadership development initiative. For 20+ Years, from Sydney to Singapore to Silicon Valley, Andrew Bryant has coached Senior Managers and C-Suite leaders, as well as created leadership development programs that have included, group coaching, psychometric testing, facilitation, and learning events for his clients. Using his Self-leadership methodology, he has been instrumental in growing leaders and high performance global leadership teams. Self-leadership clarifies what we are responsible for and what we are accountable to. The results of self-leadership are greater influence and impact. <strong>C-Suite Adviser, Executive Coach, Leadership Facilitator and MBA Lecturer</strong> Andrew Bryant has delivered leadership development and executive coaching on 5 continents in 20+ countries to 200,000+ executives. He is an expert on Self-Leadership, People and Culture and has designed and delivered solutions based workshops for various leadership topics for companies like; Deloitte, Red Hat, Microsoft, SAP and Singapore Airlines. <strong>Executive Coaching for Senior Managers and Leaders</strong> Andrew Bryant is available for Executive Coaching assignment. These are typically 6-months and include: ✓ A chemistry setting to discuss expectations and objectives. ✓ Meetings with key stakeholders to discuss impressions and areas for development. ✓ Psychometric Profiling to get insights on personality, leadership styles and possible derailing traits. ✓ Regular face-to-face or video-conference meeting for confidential coaching conversations. ✓ Ad hoc or formalized 360 interviews. <strong>Customized Leadership Team Development</strong> Above and beyond technical competency, today’s leaders and leadership teams need to COMMUNICATE, be CREATIVE, have CRITICAL THINKING and COLLABORATE. Only then will they be able to respond with agility and create a winning culture, where all levels of the organization have ownership and accountability. Using a combination of Executive Coaching, Team Facilitation and Psychometric Profiling, Andrew Bryant is able to align a leadership team to create a robust culture and develop the next level of leaders. A typical assignment starts with an offsite facilitation and then progresses with quarterly coaching , and 1-to-1 coaching for key players.
Leadership Development & Coaching
Customer Service & Customer Experience
Like you, Geoff Ramm, the creator and author of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, knows that great customer service leads to lucrative, repeat business but a greater experience leads to global recognition. So how can you design a customer experience that has you talked about for decades to come? Geoff knows the Jedi Mind Trick to make you craved by your customers, envied by your competitors and raved about in your industry. In his interactive keynotes, your audience will not only discover out-of-this-world ideas, they will come up with them and be excited to implement them too. He’s challenged and inspired entrepreneurs, companies and organisations across six continents to create award winning ideas to outperform the competition. Author of the Celebrity Service & OMG book trilogy, he has also been awarded the PSAE award of speaking Excellence. Oh and his on-stage presence and infectious enthusiasm and humour will have you on the edge of your seats. <strong>Be Entertained</strong> Laugh out loud at the greatest cabin crew member of all time. Get a lump in your throat at the sight of a sesame seed bun. Discover simple and cost effective ideas that will have the world talking about your business. <strong>Become Engaged</strong> Kick off your event with a bang. Close with an explosion of creative ideas. <strong>Leave Inspired</strong> Make massive changes tomorrow. Become the brand of choice in the eyes of your customers. <strong>Keynotes</strong> Celebrity Service: You can choose from a high impact TED style 20 minutes, through to an expertly crafted 60 minute keynote. Geoff will pick the very best and most relevant content for your audience from his extensive catalogue of original stories, creative ideas and result defying techniques. <strong>OMG Marketing</strong> Results Achieved:A business to business Valentine Card achieved a record 70% response rate by the Bauer Media Group after implementing OMG Marketing, watch the video. Indian giants TATA won two Direct Marketing Association awards following a two-day OMG masterclass. Tiger Brands, South Africa introduced a dozen new ideas after his keynote and masterclass. Just one of these ideas increased sales by over 53%.
Customer Service & Customer Experience
Dr Henning Gericke
Dr Henning Gericke helped lead the Springbok Rugby team to victory in 2007. Through his expertise, he offers…
Dr Henning Gericke helped lead the Springbok Rugby team to victory in 2007. Through his expertise, he offers team building to sales teams and conferences. Dr. Henning Gericke was the Team Psychologist for the Springbok Rugby Team and was in France with the team for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007. Among the Springbok players, he was nicknamed the Head Doctor – ‘Kopdoktor‘. In the early 1980’s, he broke the 4 minute mile on 10 occasions and was considered a potential medal hopeful at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. However, he was unable to compete due to the international isolation of South Africa at the time. Dr Gericke has helped teams such as The Pumas, The Blue Bulls and the Sharks rugby teams reach their maximum potential and was asked to join the South African Rugby Union in 2004 as the Team Sport Psychologist. Jake White was the first Springbok coach to employ a full time Sports Psychologist for the Springboks in the form of Dr Henning Gericke: “Having known, worked with, and learnt from Henning in the last few years, I have seldom met anyone who has finer distinctions and instincts around team dynamics, a critical component when moulding distinctly provincial players into a new national team.” <strong>Mindset of Champion Teams</strong> Dr Gericke was involved with the Soccer Confederation Cup and in January 2010 he had a camp in Durban with the Bafana Soccer team to prepare them mentally for the World Cup in June 2010. He was also involved with Protea One Day Cricket series in 2010 – 2011 and was part of the management team in India last year at the Cricket World Cup. <strong>Presentations:</strong> What do World Champions in Sport and Business do that sets them apart. Dr Henning Gericke provides a well-rounded talk as a Professional and After Dinner Speaker through his experience with the Springboks as well as many others ideas that focus on Sports Psychology that can be used in the corporate world. <strong>Highlights of Dr Gericke’s career include:</strong> 2004 – 2007: Springbok Rugby Team: Rugby World Cup champions, Player, Coach and Team of the Year. 2008: Sharks Rugby Team: Currie Cup Winners. 2010: Working with Bafana players at training camps in preparation for FIFA World Cup 2010. 2012: Working with the South African Olympics Swimming Team 2012. A keen athlete himself, he has personal experience in both the highs and lows of competition, and knows what it takes to break the mental barriers which inhibit us from succeeding. Gericke lives with his family in Pretoria.
Adventurer | Strategy Specialist
Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner. An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has conquered Everest, K2, the North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel amidst a lifetime of adventure, setting two Guinness World Records, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date. One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background – including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director, and a present advisor to the European Mars One project – Adrian is now an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach & consultant, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability – the ‘triple bottom line’ of People, Planet and Profit – and a patron of the Population Matters and Chase Africa charities. As a former qualified Paramedic, he is also involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment and health & hygiene education in the remote areas of the Himalayas. Adrian Hayes – Adventure Speaker Adrian has featured in three documentaries: The Greenland Quest in 2011 for the National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, was published in 2013, and details his 44-day journey across the Arabian Desert. His second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, was launched in the UK in November 2018 and will be published worldwide from March 2019. Aside from the UK and UAE, Adrian Hayes – Adventure Speaker has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Brunei, Oman, France, New Zealand and Norway and has travelled to more than 100 countries in the World. Outside of mountaineering and expeditions, his interests include all sports – particularly rugby union, Ironman triathlon, rock climbing, athletics and cycling; personal development, politics and international affairs, medicine, health and nutrition, astronomy, film and music, and he is still an occasional singer and guitarist in a rock band. <strong>Keynote Talks</strong> Adrian delivers a full assortment of keynotes, motivational, coaching or sustainability speeches every month across the world, ranging from ten minute after dinner speeches to 90 minute conference keynotes. In addition to public events, his audiences comprise of corporations, conferences & exhibitions, government bodies, sports teams, universities, colleges or, time permitting, schools. There is no single ‘play’ button and, with a whole toolkit of stories, experiences, anecdotes, lessons or concepts, he aims to deliver powerful, entertaining and inspiring speeches tailored entirely according to client objectives and desired outcomes. <strong>Team Coaching</strong> Adrian delivers change inducing, deeply learning and gimmick-free team development and consultancy programmes to Boards of Directors, senior management teams, business, sports or non-profit teams worldwide, that are designed with one overriding objective – ‘teams exist to achieve results’. His programmes have been developed from years of study of personal and team coaching, relationship systems work, psychology and conflict resolution techniques – together with his unique experience of putting these tools into practise in the expedition, corporate, sporting and military worlds. <strong>Leadership Development</strong> Adrian’s empowering and practical leadership development & consultancy programmes are similarly tailored in accordance with organizational needs and to a wide range of client bases. He brings in whatever items from his ‘toolkit’ of studies, examples, exercises, models, concepts, tools and techniques that may be required to develop that person’s or group’s leadership qualities, practices and needs. <strong>Master of Ceremonies</strong> Adrian Hayes is an experienced MC and conference facilitator, carrying out engagements and events from small groups to events comprising thousands of delegates.
Adventurer | Strategy Specialist
United States of America
Founder and CEO of AI-based service, Susan Oh shares her keynote talks that helps users discern disinformation using novel NLU/NLP and sentiment analysis ML, and then create original content placed on IPFS for attestation. MKR AI is an AI Partners Fund portfolio company, built by Crane AI, and trained by Trane AI. Susan Oh-Artificial Intelligence Speaker is now exclusive in South Africa to Speakers Inc Autodidact civic technologist in AI & blockchain; founder & advisor to benevolent AI & blockchain start ups. Susan Oh – Artificial Intelligence is the leading expert Internationally and you can follow her on Twitter Blockchain AI Industry lead for Trane AI. Founder & CEO, MKR AI. Governing member, Blockchain For Impact, UN General Assembly. 2011 AAJA Knight-Poynter Fellow; 2011 AAJA Ford Foundation Fellow. Nominee for 2010 EDDY award by Edible Communities publications, the 2011 James Beard Foundation Publication of the Year. Part of the Newsweek International team awarded the 1997 Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Award for best reporting from abroad for coverage of the handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. Susan Oh led a team to create two winning submissions to the 2006 Media Innovation Awards (MIAs) by Marketing Magazine (Canada) for a top Canadian entertainment conglomerate, for national transmedia campaigns (Molson Canadian, 20th Century Fox). International media experience with good story sense & knowledge of the editorial process with work published in or aired on major media outlets in Hong Kong, Toronto, London & Chicago. Successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Instrumental in the launch of Nissan.ca’s first branded magazine, Connexion, print & web. Multicultural sensibilities for effective communication on all levels, with conversational French & Korean language skills. Flexible, diverse Jill of all word-related trades with a love of a good story, no matter the country or culture from which it hails. Pleasantly persistent taskmaster motivated by innovation, storytelling and service. Grammarian with a sense of humor and an intuitive sense of team’s needs. AI Companies Chair of AI Company NameBlockchain For Impact (BFI) UN GA AI Blockchain Industry Strategic partnerships for the open-source ecosystem built by Crane AI/ Epic AI that opens up AI development for all with crowd-sourced data for AI training. Founder and CEO Company Name: MKR AI Susan Oh, Founder and CEO of AI-based service that helps users discern disinformation using novel NLU/NLP and sentiment analysis ML, and then create original content placed on IPFS for attestation. MKR AI is an AI Partners Fund portfolio company, built by Crane AI, and trained by Trane AI.
Advocate Thuli Madonsela
Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela is the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice and Law Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and she teaches constitutional and administrative law. She is also the founder of the Thuma Foundation, an independent democracy leadership and literacy social enterprise. An Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Prof Thuli Madonsela has been a lifelong activist on social justice, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law. Named one of TIME100’s most influential people in the world, in 2014 and Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2016, Prof Thuli Madonsela is one of the drafters of South Africa’s Constitution and co-architect of several laws that have sought to anchor South Africa’s democracy. Among laws she helped draft, are the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, the Employment Equity Act and the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act. She recently completed a 7 year term as South Africa’s Public Protector, a quasi-judicial administrative oversight body responsible for investigating and redressing maladministration, corruption, executive ethic violations and related improprieties in state affairs. Before she became the Public Protector, Prof Madonsela served in various leadership capacities in civil society and government, including, Full-Time Commissioner in the South African Law Reform Commission. Prof. Thuli Madonsela is a co-architect and Founding Chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre. She is also co-founder and one of the inaugural leaders of the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA). She has a global reputation for integrity and fearlessness in enforcing accountability and justice in the exercise of public power and use of public resources. She also has a history of highlighting the importance of social justice and general inclusive enjoyment of the fruits of democracy in the pursuit of peace. Her work has received national and global recognition, including several Lifetime Achievement Awards, among them an award by the Premier of Gauteng in 2018. She has five honorary doctor of law degrees, from Wits University, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, University of Fort Hare and Rhodes University, with two approved honorary doctorates awaiting a date of conferment. Peer recognition includes the South African Law Society’s Truth and Justice Award, The General Council of the Bar’s The Sydney and Felicia Kentridge Award, Botswana Lawyers Association Honorary Membership of the Botswana Bar and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s Truth and Justice Award. Prof Thuli Madonsela is a Paul Harris Fellow, recipient of Transparency International’s Integrity Award, the German Africa Prize and Africa Anticorruption Crusader Award, among her innumerable accolades. A Tallberg Global Leader, among others, she spent a year at Harvard in 2017 as an Advanced Leadership Fellow.
Liezel van der Westhuizen - Coach
Global Speaker | MC | Personal Brand Coach | Social Media
Sea Point Promenade
Liezel van der Westhuizen is a global motivational speaker and corporate coach, specialising in personal branding and speaker training. Liezel is also adaptable to the times, and can now be booked as a virtual MC and virtual speaker - with several local and international events hosted online, already under her belt in 2020. <em>Inspired</em>, <em>Educated</em>, and <em>Entertaining, </em>are three words synonymous with this eloquent tower, brimming with elegance, experience, and positivity. Last year alone, Liezel heeded the call for a partner, of a visually-impaired triathlete - thus becoming the first African sighted female to cycle with a blind athlete across the Himalayas, on a tandem bicycle. <strong>The rest of this page outlines more about: <a href="https://www.thegiraffebrand.com/"><em>The Giraffe Brand</em></a>, and Liezel’s role in speaking, coaching and brand building</strong> Having kicked off her public speaking career in South Africa a decade ago, Liezel has hosted more than 500 events across Southern Africa, as well as in other popular eventing destinations, such as: Indonesia, United Kingdom, Europe, Thailand, Hong Kong and Seychelles. Liezel has also notably been the Master of Ceremonies at an international conference in Venice earlier this year, and will be speaking on Personal Branding in Los Angeles, in 2021. With a client list which includes blue chip companies, sporting brands, tourism boards, and high-flying financial institutions, it is no wonder Liezel is renowned around the world. '<a href="https://www.liezel.co.za/when-the-brand-fits-wear-it-proudly-how-i-got-the-giraffe-nickname/"><strong>The Giraffe</strong></a>' is the moniker she embraced. Her work under the eponymously named<a href="https://www.thegiraffebrand.com/"> <strong>Giraffe Brand Academy</strong></a>, for coaching entrepreneurs and business owners alike, on building their personal brands, has yielded more than 10 000 people equipped with valuable entrepreneurial skills, business insights, and personal branding strategies. With infectious energy, sharp wit and panache being the hallmarks of Liezel’s brand, it’s no surprise that her work receives consistent rave reviews from clients. Passionate about education, Liezel notes that her three degrees in Human Resources Management (Bcom), as well as in B.Com Honors ; having a Masters degree in Business Communications too, have been invaluable in laying the groundwork for what can only be described as a rewarding and fulfilling career. Being part of the Toastmaster’s Society – and having received bronze and silver awards – also continues to give Liezel’s work an extra edge. Apart from hosting events, Liezel is also often commissioned to do motivational talks and deliver keynote addresses. A few of her most popular topics include: ‘Beating the Bully’, ‘Empowering Women’, ‘Finding your inner strength’, and ‘Personal Brand Personified’. She is a well-loved media personality in the South African radio and television media space, and has established herself as a macro influencer with over 155 000 social media followers across various platforms (including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). As a fitness enthusiast considered one of the Cape's go-to people on all things sporting, Liezel has also completed a number of tough sporting events, notably: the Ironman Triathlons, Dusi Canoe Marathons, and the Midmar mile. Liezel is fondly known to friends and fans alike, as: ‘The Giraffe’, a moniker she has also worked into the name of her personal vlog, <a href="http://www.giraffeinthecity.com/"><strong>Giraffe in the City</strong></a>. <strong>What many people may not know about 'The Giraffe', is that the nickname was originally meant to be an insult.</strong> <em>"In 2010, designer Craig Jacobs called me 'a giraffe' in his Sunday Times Society Column, when - on this specific occasion - I wore a pair of killer heels, which added a few centimeters to my already excessive height"</em>, Liezel explains. Instead of letting it get her down, Liezel embraced the name and has continued using it to her advantage under the name '<strong><a href="https://www.thegiraffebrand.com/">The Giraffe Brand</a></strong>'. This is a powerful testament to her experience with personal brand-building, and how she can assist organisations, and individuals, with turning negative publicity into something positive - even doing so online, as a virtual speaker and virtual coach. Apart from building her own brand, she also has professional reputation management experience, having worked as the public relations manager for Virgin Records - this being prior to her even kicking off her television and radio presenter career. Some of the clients she worked with include: Mandoza, Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten, Backstreet Boys, Watershed, and Danny K.
Global Speaker | MC | Personal Brand Coach | Social Media
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