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Professor Nick Binedell
Strategy | Leadership | Execution
Prof Nick Binedell is the founding director and current professor of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science. He holds a PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a Boeing Scholar, an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University. After an initial career in the mining and manufacturing sectors, including a period as a general manager, Nick has invested the last 30 years of his career in business education. In 1998 he was invited to establish a new business school focused on meeting the individual and corporate needs of business in South Africa. GIBS has rapidly established itself as a leading business school in South Africa with a strong focus on partnering with leading South African corporates and providing a high level of local and international business education. It is ranked as one of the top 40 global executive education providers by the UK Financial Times, while the GIBS MBA is ranked among the top 100 business schools globally in the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2011 – the only business school in Africa to appear in these rankings. His extensive experience in the field of management education includes being the founding director of GIBS where he is currently dean and the Sasol Chair of Strategic Management. Nick is a board member of the International Management Board of The Association of MBAs (AMBA), which is one of the three leading global accreditation bodies. He also serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the same body. He was the founding president and a past president of the African Association of Business Schools (AABS) where he served two terms. He also served two terms as the chairman of the South African Association of Business schools (SABSA). His area of interest in business concerns strategic leadership. He has a deep appreciation of the challenges facing executives in complex organisations and has a high level of interest in the competitive dynamics of companies and the challenging search for excellence. Prof Nick Binedell is particularly interested in the link between strategy, leadership and execution. He is a frequent public speaker regularly addressing executive teams and conferences on the area of competitive strategy, on global dynamics and their impact on competitiveness, on South Africa’s business challenges and the leadership skills, energy and capabilities required to manage in a challenging, exciting and fast changing country. A determined traveller and explorer, his earlier roots included extensive travel and by the time he was ten he had lived in Zimbabwe, Germany, Yemen, Kenya, South Africa and Britain. He has spent five years in the US and in the past three years has travelled to and worked in Shanghai, Dubai, Lagos, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Ho Chi Minh City as well as European and American cities. He has a deep appreciation of the challenges facing executives in complex organisations. He retains a recognition of the effort, energy, insight and skill required to run an effective and focused business.
Strategy | Leadership | Execution
Barbara Kamba-Nyathi | Workshops
Unbecoming: The Art of Becoming
Barbara is on a mission to heal the world through her inspirational and life changing talks. She passionately believes in everyone's ability to learn, grow and prosper in the face of adversity by using her formula of: <ul> <li>STOP making excuses</li> <li>DROP all that's toxic</li> <li>RUN towards life, healing, freedom, and grace</li> </ul> She is an inspirational speaker, author and psychologist, who is passionate about making bold choices, holistic wellbeing, and inspiring audiences to bravely rise above life challenges and boldly stepping into and embracing their purposes. She gives inspirational talks and masterclasses that impart actionable tools that help audiences find emotional contentment and stability which translate into high performance in all other areas of their lives. She has spoken on Tupopyeni, Good Morning Namibia, Namibia Women's Summit 2017, Miss Namibia Women Empowerment, Avani Hotel wellness, NUST secretaries day, PSAN The Authentic Stage Conference, Foreversun Inspirations, and WILD Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Leaders. She has been featured in the Namibian, the Republikein, the Confidante newspapers and the Sister magazine. She was voted one of the Namibian Women who impacted 2017, and was an Economist Businesswoman of the year 2015 business owner category finalist. Her book, Pain, Heartache & Forgiveness is about her journey through both physical and emotional pain, how she did not crumble and allow her circumstances to destroy nor define her. The book is a celebration of life, gives hope and testifies to the amazing power of forgiveness. Program Information <strong>Rising Above Your Circumstances</strong> <ul> <li>Format: 1.5 day workshopThis program is perfect for:Teams desiring to overcome adversity</li> <li>Groups seeking tools to rise above their circumstances</li> </ul> The audience will leave with: <ul> <li>Practical tools to face various life calamities</li> <li>Applicable solutions to their circumstances</li> <li>A booklet with take away nuggets for inspiration and hope</li> <li>The power of faith during temptations and adversities</li> <li>Finding self purpose in the face of abusive relationships</li> <li>Speaking up and seeking help</li> <li>Identity in the face of severe medical conditions</li> <li>Finding a deeper connection with fellow survivors</li> <li>What the ultimate definition of beauty is</li> <li>Emotional bankruptcy as a stimulant for creativity</li> <li>Helping others find their feet </li> </ul> "I have conducted this masterclass around Windhoek, Namibia and it's always an inspiration to the attendants to strive for personal development and emotional growth. (One attendant called it a soulful session). In this masterclass I share my personal story and how tenacity has ushered me into overcoming." <strong>Crisis Management in the Workplace</strong> Format: 2 hour breakout This program is perfect for: <ul> <li>Teams requiring help managing crisis</li> <li>The audience will leave with:Finding better and long lasting solutions to the crisis</li> <li>Ideation, that is germination of alternative solutions such as brainstorming</li> <li>Selection of the most suitable solution that will promote healthy and good rapport in the workplace</li> <li>When the top three stages have been carefully and successfully conducted, it will now be time for the implementation and modification if need be. </li> </ul> "The various teams in the organisation will be encouraged to revisit their objectives and goals for performing tasks. I will also help them explore whether they have adequate resources to meet these goals. I will inspire the teams to work interdependently, to complement each other, have a clear team identity, and know how they fit with other teams in the organisation."
Unbecoming: The Art of Becoming
Jim Lawless - Masterclass
Upskilling for adaptation & performance
City of Westminster
Jim Lawless is CEO of Symmetry International and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is a leading architect of change and has delivered for global corporations, high-growth PE-backed companies, government departments and Olympic teams. He is the high-performance team coach of choice for many senior leadership teams around the world. Author of the international bestseller ‘Taming Tigers’, and committed to highly practical yet disruptive business advice, Jim tested the rapid adaptation framework presented in his book to become a televised race jockey within a year of starting to ride and to become the deepest British freediver in history (101m) in just 8 months of training. Both whilst delivering his day job (we all have to perform whilst we transform) and with no prior experience or physical conditioning. In high demand as a keynote speaker, Jim is ranked #1 outside of the USA and #6 globally in the current Global Gurus motivational speaker rankings. He has addressed well over half a million people on five continents. <strong>GET READY TO RESTART</strong> Upskilling for adaptation & performance "CHANGE STARTS WITH AN EVENT. YOU EITHER WAIT TILL SOMETHING HAPPENS. OR MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN." JIM LAWLESS FOR THE LIVE OR VIRUAL EVENT Jim’s live keynotes have gained an enviable, worldwide reputation. Now, adding state of the art studio tech to his inspirational storytelling, lived experiences, scientific foundations and practical tools, his virtual keynotes are fast becoming legendary. <em>MASTERCLASS KEYNOTE THEMES</em> <strong>Taming Tigers</strong> Exactly how to do things you never thought you could. <strong>The Confusion Zone</strong> How to operate outside the comfort zone, succesfully, healthily and happily, in an age of no normal. <strong>Calm</strong> The elite freediver’s mindfulness tools and mental disciplines for handling uncertainty and risk without tension and anxiety. <strong>High Performance Teams</strong> High performing teams know why they are so. They have an architecture: proven engineering embedded within a robust design that is unique to the task and the team. <strong>Inspirational Leadership in Disruption and Uncertainty</strong> How to create the safety and purpose your people need to operate in uncertainty and to follow you across stormy waters. YOUR RESTART – YOUR WAY
Upskilling for adaptation & performance
Penny Mallory - Trainer | Coach
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
IF YOU ARE NOT CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND INNOVATING , YOU ARE MANAGING, NOT LEADING Penny Mallory and her team have worked inside and alongside world-class teams (including F1) within industry and business for decades. Whether it’s small or large organisations, across numerous sectors, Penny and her team have delivered consultancy and coaching that has transformed performance and results. <strong>How do we define Leadership?</strong> Leadership is… influencing, inspiring and directing the performance of people towards the achievement of key organisational goals – and creating a sense of success in the short and long term. Developing leadership skills in organisations and in society is critical for economic development. What we see is that leadership itself has not changed as a concept. It was and still is about improving performance and engaging with people to do this. Similarly, leadership style is capable of being defined in a way that can also be assessed. The Leadership Development Program We create diamond minds with though leadership from very special leaders. Our Leadership Development Program covers areas including sharing strategy and tactics to develop a framework for the team and individual excellence. Special teams require people who think and behave in an elite way. You can learn to do this too. When you put your team through Penny Mallory’s High Performance coaching and consulting your team will form bonds that create cohesive and productive results. They will share a unique experience that will last a lifetime. <strong>The Leadership Development Program provides insight into the below areas:</strong> – Becoming and Elite Leader – Building an Elite Team – Growth Mindset Coaching for Personal & Professional Performance – How to implement effective Cultural Change – Confidence and self-belief – Concentration and attentional focus on positive psychology Mental Toughness <strong> </strong> <strong>Assessment, Training & Coaching may include these areas:</strong> – Helping leaders identify how they perform and behave as leaders in the workplace – To enable identification of key skills and competencies for effective leadership – Identify where and how the leadership style may be delivered for a given situation – Helping Leaders recognise how their leadership style might be developed and guided to improve effectiveness <strong>Next Steps</strong> – You can take a Leadership assessment online which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete – You answer a series of 72 questions – A report will be generated, scoring your leadership style – The report is then discussed with you in a one-hour feedback session Leadership assessments can be purchased at an organisational level or an individual level and further coaching is available after the one-hour feedback session if required. Our clients work with us because they’re ready to go to the next level. They’re ready to go outside of their comfort zone and reach a new high. We are often the only people in our clients’ lives who have the balls to be brutally honest with them, the only person who can. THE MAIN FACTOR IN ANY ACHIEVEMENT IS NOT SKILL, TALENT OR INTELLIGENCE IT IS MENTAL TOUGHNESS Improve Mental Toughness > Transform performance of individuals and organisations Penny Mallory and her team have worked inside and alongside World Class teams (including F1) within industry and business for decades. Having competed herself at World Championship level, Penny knows how critical it is to address the mental issues that influence your performance. What is Mental Toughness? Mental Toughness is the ability to manage and overcome stress, pressure, anxiety, concerns, challenges and circumstances that prevent you from succeeding or excelling at a task. It’s also a measure of your resilience, confidence and ability to see challenges as opportunities rather than threats. People achieve things partly because of their skill, talent and ability but mostly because of their mental toughness. Think about it… amazing sporting heroes and business leaders pick themselves up time and time again, they go again, and again because they are determined to succeed, and they won’t be beaten by life’s pressure sand obstacles. They are resilient and they find a way. That’s Mental Toughness. Individuals, teams and organisations can improve and develop their mental toughness in order to better handle the stress and pressure of work, achieve a particular goal, or to simply reduce anxiety (therefore improving mental health). The opposite of Mental Toughness is Mental Sensitivity (not weakness) and these people are more at risk of mental health issues because they don’t cope well with stress and pressure. There are 4 key areas that determine your Mental Toughness: Control How you feel you are in control of your life and your emotions? Commitment How committed you are to completing goals? Do you give up before you complete the task, and do you lose focus? Confidence How you have a belief in your ability to approach and complete a task, and how you influence others? Challenge How you push yourself and how driven are you to succeed? Do you challenges as opportunities or threats? <strong>The Mental Toughness Programme</strong> Many Mental Toughness can be improved through assessment, diagnosis, training and coaching. Our development programmes can be tailored to each organisation and individual . Mental Toughness programmes are invaluable for: – Leadership & Management Development – Staff Development – New Recruit Development – Organisational Development Assessment, Training & Coaching may include these areas: – Visualisation – Anxiety control – Positive thinking – Goal setting & Re-framing – The test itself – Feedback & coaching Next Steps – You can take a Mental Toughness assessment online which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete – You answer a series of 48 questions – A report will be generated, measuring you in the 4 areas of Commitment, Control, Confidence and Challenge – The report is then discussed with you in a one-hour feedback session
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Lisa Orrell - Coaching
The Chief of Change
Lisa Orrell, CPC, is globally recognized as “The Personal Development Pro”…and she is NOT just another Keynote Speaker, Award-Winning Author, Trainer, Certified Leadership Coach and Thought Leader. Her fun, unique, and engaging style set her apart! As a result, she is in-demand by organizations to inspire their employees, of all generations, to better understand themselves and others to create a more positive & productive workforce. Her FOUR books on Amazon include: “Millennials Incorporated”; “Millennials into Leadership” and “Boomers into Business”. Her 5-star rated fourth book, “Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands”, was recently named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Annual Book Awards competition. As a respected expert and speaker, Lisa’s client list includes many well-known organizations and professional associations, such as (partial list): Salesforce, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, Wyndham, Pfizer, Chico’s, Pepsi, Applied Materials, Paul Mitchell Schools (100+ locations nationally), eBay, PayPal, Cisco, USC’s Marshall School of Business, Blue Cross/BlueShield, SHRM, PBWC, NCHRA, SBODN, and Monster.com. <strong>COACHING</strong> Are You Ready To: Excel In Your Career? Bring Out Your Strengths? Overcome Your Weaknesses? Become An Exceptional Leader? Create a Personal Leadership Brand or Industry Expert Brand Platform for Career Success? I’m a Certified Leadership Coach for Millennials (aka Gen Y) and Gen Xers who value personal growth, want to excel in their careers, accelerate their path to professional and personal fulfillment…and for those who understand the benefits of working with a personal coach to help make it happen. And if you don’t understand the “benefits” yet, just being open to coaching means you’re on the right path. A majority of respected senior executives, C-level professionals, world leaders, premier athletes, and successful entrepreneurs, hired personal coaches early on, and continue to hire coaches now, for a variety of reasons. Why? They benefit from it. And, as a 20-year Branding & Marketing Expert (see my bio on About Lisa!), I also Coach & Consult with employees, of all ages, who want to develop a Personal Leadership Brand or Industry Expert Platform for increased recognition & career success! Lisa’s Leadership Coaching for Millennials (18 to 29 years old): I work with Millennials who are focused on wanting to: Advance into a management or supervisory role at work; improve their skills in their current management or supervisory role; build their personal brand as an exceptional leader in the workforce; create and achieve personal and professional goals; and gain confidence, and respect, as a young leader at work…thus leading to greater personal and professional growth! Lisa’s Leadership Coaching for Gen X (30-35 years old): I work with Gen X professionals who: Are not experiencing the career growth they want; want to achieve greater personal and professional fulfillment; want to excel to the next level of their career; are seeking ways to establish and quickly accomplish goals; want to develop a Personal Leadership Brand; and who are often missing advancement opportunities due to poor leadership skills. If any of this describes YOU, I can help! Lisa’s “Industry Expert” Development Coaching (for employees from any generation): Many employees want to position themselves as Industry Experts to attract media interviews and become conference speakers. I find their main motivation is to generate awareness for themselves ‘outside’ of the notoriety they (may) have within their company. And, based on my 20-years of owning an award-winning Marketing Agency in Silicon Valley, I help many people develop their unique Industry Expert brand platforms!
The Chief of Change
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
Employee Experience Specialist
Andy Golding is an employee experience specialist and co-founder of Still Human. Her primary focus and area of impact is businesses relevance in a rapidly changing world. To achieve this she works with companies to craft and build cultures that are always innovation ready as well as designing employee experience to ensure that people are being switched on and grown. She assists companies and leaders in businesses across diverse sectors from start-ups to established, century-old organisations to become places where the best talent wants to work, chooses to come to and where they thrive. Andy has personal experience working in awful work environments as well as awesome work environments across various sectors from performing arts to strategy. She became fascinated with the impact of employee experience on performance, retention and business execution capability and this fascination led her to embark on a massive research exercise that included spending time inside some of the best companies to work for both locally and abroad. The findings thereof, combined with her personal experience working in different environments, culminated in her starting a business focused on company culture and employee experience. This was later merged into Still Human. A keen researcher, blogger, speaker and facilitator Andy has written for and continues to contribute to many publications at the forefront of business, human capital and employee experience design. Andy regularly speaks to audiences across industries on a variety of topics within the theme of relevance and facilitates for teams across the organisational hierarchy on creating exceptional culture and employee experience. The key topics that she addresses include: the importance of company culture, employee experience design, igniting talent in the 4th industrial revolution, better humaning in a world gone digital crazy, ensuring people are being switched on and grown vs switched off and depleted, the art and science of creating a Company Behaving Awesomely and many more all related to people practices, human capital and creating work environments where the best talent thrives. She was also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s ‘50 Top South African Business Women to Watch’ in 2018 and is the co-author of We Are Still Human (and work shouldn’t suck).
Employee Experience Specialist
Facilitator | Moderator | MC
Lerato Mbele joined the BBC in 2012. Prior to that, Lerato served as a Senior Business Anchor for CNBC Africa. She hosted a variety of business programs and discussions related to the economics, business strategy, stock markets, entrepreneurship and leadership. Lerato began her journalism career in 1999 at South Africa’s state-owned broadcaster The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). She eventually served as an anchor for the channel’s daily news show News at 10 and also fronted the weekly show, Public Interest and The Ambassadors. Lerato has interviewed notable international figures, including Christine Lagarde, Jim Kim, Bill Gates Aliko Dangote, John Kerry, Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Mohamed Yunus. She has also interviewed several African presidents such as Paul Kagame, John Dramani Mahama, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, James Michel and more. In early 2016, Lerato was nominated for the inaugural New African Women Awards in the media category. Previously she was named on the Oprah Magazine Power List of 21 African women “rocking the world”. In 2014, Lerato Mbele – Economic Speaker was named a Young Global Leader, by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Lerato is also the co-edited the book of “Designing Democracy” alongside Ayesha Kajee, that was during her short tenure as a researcher at the SA Institute of International Affairs. She is also a recipient of a literary award from the World Association of University of Women. Lerato Mbele is a regular speaker at international conferences that focus mainly on economics and investments in Africa. She has hosted moderated plenaries and hosted television debates, at World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings, African Development Bank, the United Nations, Nigerian Economic Summit and various international platforms. Lerato Mbele is a Chevening Scholar who holds an MSc degree in Development Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London. She completed her undergraduate and Honours degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch respectively.
Facilitator | Moderator | MC
Marlette De Jager
The inspirational speaker, the person, the passion
Marlette De Jager says don’t let life, work and fears limit your potential – instead, get out there and make your goals happen! This is the message of inspirational speaker and performance coach, Marlette “Molly” De Jager. A mountaineer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. Molly knows just what it takes to conquer fears, break limitations and overcome challenges – and she’s here to help others to achieve extraordinary heights. Molly was born at sea level, but has always had her head in the skies, her eyes set on the challenge of high altitude. When a road trip in the year 2000 culminated in the country of Tanzania, she climbed Kilimanjaro in her jeans, and it sparked in her the desire to summit other peaks. Molly’s adventurous and tenacious spirit has taken her to some of the wildest and highest places on earth on foot or two wheels. She’s trekked in Patagonia, caught Piranha in the Amazon, hiked the Inca Trail, dived the Barrier Reef, traversed the Via Ferrata in the Dolomites and completed some of SA’s toughest mountain bike events. Throughout it all, Molly has been challenged not only to reach more exciting and adventurous goals, but also to balance and prove herself in a male-dominated arena. That’s why she doesn’t just simply talk about how to climb a mountain – she’s focussed on using the principles of extreme climbing and sports to create a strategy that works to achieve your very own goals and dreams. Whether she’s keynote speaker at a large corporate event or tackling the next set of cliffs, she delivers thoughtful, inspirational insight that reveals how we can all push our limits and achieve more than we even thought possible. Corporate and motivational speaking inspired by adventure Whether you want to bring your team together, overcome your own limiting beliefs or bring out your full potential at work and at home, Molly can help you achieve it. With entertaining, meaningful stories of her adventurous life, she’s able to effectively communicate vital strategies and lessons to enhance the way you live your life and the way your company does business. From corporate speaking appointments, workshops and keynote addresses to inspirational talks and teambuilding, you’re guaranteed a memorable, entertaining and inspiring experience with the charismatic and driven Molly. As a professional speaker devoted to inspiring others, Marlette De Jager uses her life of adventure to help other people achieve their dreams. A seasoned professional speaker who knows what it takes to reach even the most extreme challenges and dreams, she’s developed practical, effective strategies that show you the path to realising your own goals. Using experiences from climbing as a metaphor for life and its uphill struggles, Molly inspires audiences with lessons learnt from her high altitude adventures. Her sincere talk will leave you feeling like you were climbing beside her, whether it was in a pair of jeans on Kilimanjaro or in hi-tech gear on Denali. <strong>Speaking from the heart</strong>, Molly moves audiences to relate to the highs and lows of climbing mountains and life in between, her STEPS to Summit strategy imparting you with a practical tool to apply to your life. Corporate clients will benefit extensively from both her customer service and crisis management talks that bring a sense of humour and excitement along with practical, proven insight. Marlette De Jager has been speaking since 2014 after climbing 5 of the 7 summits and before taking on the ultimate challenge of the climbing Everest. Choose a professional speaker who is knowledgeable, practical and passionate <strong>You’re NOT going to learn to climb a mountain, but you WILL:</strong> Be inspired to achieve your goals and dreams Get the highs out of life, and learn how to deal with the lows Overcome fears and limiting beliefs Achieve the extraordinary Face challenges with resilience Live at your peak Molly is available for speaking at the following events: Corporate events Keynote speaking <strong>Motivational speaking events</strong> <ul> <li>Teambuilding sessions</li> <li>Workshops</li> <li>Private events</li> <li>Seminars</li> <li>Conferences</li> </ul> Companies or groups that have been inspired: <ul> <li>CAVI brands</li> <li>Metskill</li> <li>
</li> <li>The Sunflower Fund</li> <li>Prestige Financial Managers</li> <li>Katmedical</li> <li>KlipSA</li> <li>Simbithi Country Club</li> <li>Stefanutti Stocks</li> <li>Brenner Brands</li> <li>DPI Plastics</li> <li>Kim Coach</li> <li>Telesure</li> </ul>
The inspirational speaker, the person, the passion
Explorer | TV Presenter | Public Speaker |
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical, Sarah Begum is an Immersive Investigative Journalist, Anthropologist-Explorer and Public Speaker. Sarah has been exploring the world, studying tribes and different ways of life whilst investigating current affairs and making a humanitarian effort to help people along the way through her work. In 2010, Sarah travelled deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, where she lived with the Huaorani tribe and immersed in their way of life, hunting with warriors, gathering with women whilst investigating into the impacts of oil exploitation on their land. On this expedition, Sarah was made Queen and married to a warrior to create an alliance and send their message about protecting their land through her film. Sarah became the youngest person to make a first film in the Amazon jungle at the age of 21 with a premiere of “Amazon Souls” held at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. The film has been endorsed by rainforest charities Sky Rainforest Rescue, Rainforest Alliance, celebrity Adventurer Bear Grylls and has released on various platforms worldwide. Sarah’s achievements include winning the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society 2014 for her next big expedition, “Life In The Darien Gap”, shortlisted by the SES (Scientific Exploration Society) Explorer of the year Award 2014, Finalist of the National Geographic Explorer Award, Finalist of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award 2014, highly commended by The Adventure Fund in association with Sidetracked magazine. Sarah’s photography aired on the Discovery Channel of a photo she took with a woman from the Berber tribe who adopted her in the Atlas Mountains. Sarah has investigated into the mafia system in rural Sicily and how it has changed since the anti-mafia movement. She has stepped into the underworld of Poland’s most dangerous football hooligan gangs to understand what divides them. Undercover filming in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Sarah Begum gained an insight into the professional and personal life of a prostitute from an exclusive interview. Exploring the USA, Sarah captured stories from the Native Americans about how alcohol, gambling and unemployment created a lost nation in the modern world and is set to release a book about her epic journey. In Bangladesh, Sarah witnessed spiritual possessions, exorcisms, forced marriages and challenged gender barriers setting standards for the new generation of Bengali women. Sarah has survived in some of the most dangerous cities in the world. In Caracas, Venezuela, Sarah worked as a Broadcast Journalist, presenting international current affairs for an English TV channel whilst surviving the city. Sarah Begum returned to the murder capital of the world to film undercover in Latin America’s largest and most dangerous slums and to investigate how social, economic and political issues have impacted life in Caracas. Sarah released her report, “Surviving Caracas” just before the elections in Venezuela in December 2015. In February 2014, Sarah collaborated with a World Award Winning body painter and came up with the idea to create, “Adventurion 3D-360 , confirmed by the Guinness World Records as the first ever adventure themed 3D UV chromadepth bodypaint to be captured on both linear and 360 camera lens, representing the past, present and future of exploration, filmed at Pinewood Studios. This concept combines adventure, art, science, space and new film technology. Through her partnership with Rainforest Concern, Sarah implemented a strategy to raise awareness of her tribe in the Amazon. Book Sarah through Conference Speakers International Sarah trains in martial arts and is an activist for environmental, human and women’s rights, fighting to shine light upon issues internationally. Her humanitarian work includes delivering workshops on entrepreneurship to students in colleges and universities across Ethiopia to create sustainable businesses thus boosting the economy. When Typhoon Haiyan took the Philippines by storm in 2013, Sarah made a documentary about the survivors whilst rescuing the village of Lanao with aid. It was aired on Sky and raised enough money to rebuild the entire village. She helped transform a wine plantation to an eco farm in rural Sicily whilst dodging an active volcano and surviving an earthquake. Sarah spent time in an orphanage in Venezuela, helping young children gain confidence through a workshop she delivered on performance focused on their futures. Sarah visited the refugee camps in the Calais jungle and taught the refugees how to use their existing skills and the entrepreneur schemes available to them to start their own businesses whilst they were waiting for citizenship. In Ghana, Sarah Begum has reported stories that have made a difference in the lives of her subject from a mother and her twins seeking refuge at an orphanage from ritual sacrifice in Nigeria to a woman suffering from tuberculosis of the spine with her only child who is blind. These stories went viral, attracting the international eyes to help their cause. She continues to work on various projects that attract her attention in helping those in need. Sarah was featured in The Guardian as part of the San Miguel Rich List 2016 for enriching explorers and named “world’s top 17 trailblazer” with an exhibition of her photos at Somerset House. She was published in Marie Claire in 2017 to share her life and work to date and returned from Ghana in 2017, where she was working as a Broadcast Journalist/TV Presenter for GHOne TV producing and presenting special features for the news, live reports and TV documentaries on stories ranging from social issues, adventures, the environment and undercover assignments. The stories ranged from investigating living conditions, chasing crime and exploring brothels in the most dangerous slums of Ghana, “Sodom and Gomorrah”, being appointed the first to fly at the Kwahu Paragliding Festival 2017 to fishing and farming in undocumented rural villages capturing their expectations of the new government. Sarah won an award at BAFTA when she directed the short film, “Who Would Have Thought…” for Nespresso Talents 2018, coming second place in the final three out of the 400 from around the UK and Ireland. Sarah’s journalism took a new turn when she interviewed world renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall for BBC Focus magazine. She now writes for various publications about her own experiences around the world and other topics of interest ranging from adventure, travel, history, geography, anthropology, the environment and conservation. Sarah Begum partnered with Russ Malkin from Big Earth to set up ‘The Adventuress Club’ – a platform to connect, share, empower and encourage women in the world of adventure. She has delivered a TEDx talk on the environment in Ghana, The Rotary Club in the UK, to oil directors from major oil companies around the world in Spain and she was a panelist at the Belfast Media Festival 2016 framed as ‘The Future Storyteller’. An advocate for women’s rights, Sarah has spoken on International Women’s Day several times to promote the unconventional woman who is breaking traditional barriers in order to become a role model for future generations seeking the alternative path. As a public speaker, Sarah aims to inspire people to live their dreams no matter how impossible it may seem whilst teaching them about the world through her adventures touching on anthropology, exploration, film, environment, human rights, women’s rights and other global topics rooted in her work.
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