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The Power of Negative Thinking

BY CATHIE VAN ROOYEN
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Cathie van Rooyen is one of the most positive people she knows, but she’s going to talk about the power of negative feelings. She’s talking from experience.
An energy therapist, with a practice in Randparkridge, she has helped hundreds of people unblock their limiting beliefs and look at themselves differently.
When she’s not analysing people, she’s training for the Comrades marathon , touring the city or writing blogs and books.

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5 Lessons From Fifty Shades of Gray

BY SHARON GORDON
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Sharon Gordon, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer, Human Rights Activist, Wisdom Seeker and Fearless Teller of Necessary Truths. Sharon is driven, independent and a fearless woman. She will change how you see yourself, your business and your potential. During the 80s she was a Human Rights Lawyer, instrumental in running the first legal strike in South Africa.

During this period when Labour Law was in its infancy she was involved in ground
breaking law. Some of the trials she was involved in included Treason, Sabotage,
Public Violence and on a lighter note - Chicken Theft.

She then moved to the Corporate World as a Labour Consultant after which she was appointed as the CEO for Human Resources for Billiton International. This is where she learnt that power - tastes like Cream Soda. In 1997, Sharon embarked on her life as an Entrepreneur, from trains to books and a lot in between. In 2002 she tackled the Adult Industry in South Africa and started the well recognised brand Lola Montez.

Never afraid of challenging perceptions and taboos - this is where she found her
voice as a speaker, educator, entertainer, relationship engineer and Wisdom Seeker and Fearless Teller of Necessary Truths! She has published three books, had a column in the Saturday Star and is a regular guest on Radio and Television.

After serving as a senior Dignity Dreams Board Member, in 2017, Sharon was
appointed as the CEO of Dignity Dreams a NGO that manufactures and distributes
washable, eco-friendly sanitary pads.

In her capacity as an Educator, Sharon gives talks on Menstrual Health and Hygiene, Sexual Health, Relationships and Living -Rich, Happy and Hot!

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The Art & Science of Journaling

BY LORI MILNER`
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Lori Milner has worked with South Africa’s leading corporates and empowered hundreds of employees with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. Lori co-authored Own Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman in conjunction with Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer. Own Your Space provides practical tools and insights gleaned from workshops held around the world and from interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women to provide you with tried-and-tested techniques, tips and advice to help you boost your career, enhance your confidence and truly own your space on every level.  Lori delivered a TEDxLytteltonWomen talk on 6 December on ‘How to Create Micro Wins’

 When she’s not writing or delivering workshops & talks, Lori is spending time with her husband and 2 kids aged 4 and 6. You’ll find her in the gym, she’s an avid reader and she has recently taken up mountain biking.

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Chess Boxing

BY JUAN SWART
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Juan Swart has been a Sports Coach for the last 27 years. He has produced many Provincial and National Champions in different codes and one Olympic Mountain Biker. He is currently coaching sport professionally and is the Captain of the South African Chess Boxing team.
Juan loves taking photos and enjoys designing logos.

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The Vitiligo Spot Spotter

BY JOLENE RAISON
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Jolene Raison is a self-published author of two children’s books, the most recent one being on a little girl with vitiligo, a condition she has herself. Her true literary passion is writing for children. She has over two decades of experience working as a wordsmith, and has written as a copywriter, journalist and general right brain for hire. Her poetry is penned under Tastes_Blue, and several of her poems appear in online publications. She holds a BA Language degree, an Honours in Applied Linguistics, and is working on a Masters in Applied Linguistics. By day she works as the director of an industrial hardware store. By night she fishes for stars. 

Jolene lives in Johannesburg with two of her favourite humans, two pugs, an iguana, and an unnecessary number of typewriters.

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Why Chemistry Matters

BY KIM HUNTER
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Ian Bratt has a doctorate in Chemistry from Cambridge University.
He worked in the precious metals industry for 34 years before retiring in August 2016. He is a Fellow of the South African Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Ian is currently a part-time lecturer in Industrial Chemistry at Wits University. In his spare time Ian runs around with a map and compass getting lost.

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How to Become a Public Speaker

BY DOUGLAS KRUGER
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Douglas Kruger is a full-time professional speaker on the business circuit, and the author of six books published by Penguin, one of which is titled ‘How to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint.’ He has earned the prestigious ‘Certified Speaking Professional’ designation from the National Speakers Association in America, and our own local Speakers Association has inducted him into its ’Speaker Hall of Fame.' Douglas Kruger, the only person ever to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking, hosted by Toastmasters, a record five times. 

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Fatherhood

BY CRAIG WILKINSON
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Craig Wilkinson is a bestselling South African author, award winning social entrepreneur, sought after inspirational speaker and Dad Coach. He is passionate about the crucial role fathers play and has written two books on fatherhood: “DAD” for fathers of children of all ages and “It’s a Dad!” for expectant fathers. 

Craig is also the founder and CEO of Father a Nation (FAN), an NPO whose mission is to restore and equip men to be great fathers, mentors and role models. His belief that if we can heal men, we can heal the world.

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How to Become a Millionaire at 22

BY ALBERT VAN WYK
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Albert Van Wyk grew up in Pretoria, South Africa and studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria.  After graduation he worked for a year in the industry before quitting his job to become a full time entrepreneur.  In 2015 Albert started Gazzaroo, an online media and branding company. Albert's main venture is property investing. 

Albert released his book "How to become a Millionaire at 22" in 2017. He is currently touring the country and implementing his course “Young Millionaire” at schools with the goal ofchanging and influencing the youth's mindset around finances. He is passionate about motivating people in South Africa to learn how to become financially independent to enable them to reach their dreams. 

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Ki Akido: The Way Of Harmony

BY JAN ROBBERTS
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Jan Robberts has had over 30 years of experience managing people in more than 10 countries, which gives him a clear insight to how people feel or treat each other in their personal and business environment. There is a tremendous need to focus on our youth and support their growth as bullying, low self-esteem, and uncertainty about an ever faster changing world is causing unprecedented numbers of youth suicide, stress, and the need for anti-depressant medicines and treatment. Jan always says: "It is better to prepare them than to repair them". He is personally mentored by two leading experts in the world; John Maxwell and Les Brown and through that development is able to add value to people's lives as a leadership coach, mentor, speaker, and values based leadership specialist. He has been part of teams to support the start of transformation in Guatemala and Paraguay where they trained 19,000 Facilitators and this summer both he and Arthie were in Ireland to support a similar start up with smaller numbers. His core focus is continuous development by studying the latest innovative and international practices in Leadership, Coaching, Speaking and youth development.

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Fashion Your Future

BY MICHELLE MILLS
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Michelle Mills is passionate about dancing, and funds her passion with network marketing, online course creation, book sales and speaking events. She’s also the MD of her husband’s SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) business. She has been a Competent Toastmaster since 1994; is a co-author of 20 Beautiful Women (Africa Edition) and has spoken at 22 different events in the last three years including the International SHERQ Conference in 2018 where she presented on types of goals. When Michelle is not working on her upcoming book (and associated presentation and online course), you'll find her dancing, sewing or playing mud-pies (gardening)

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Mastering Stress

BY KATHY MANN
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Kathy Mann is a writer. She is passionate about guiding people towards their best life possible through her writing, workshops and speaking. Kathy has extensive knowledge of positive psychology, or the science of happiness. She shares research-based strategies of how to build a happy life, with lessons of her own journey through illness. She is the author of Avoiding Burnout and is currently writing Mastering Stress. Kathy is married and is the mother of two beautiful daughters.

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