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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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The Unexplored Universe

BY HONEST NCUBE
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Honest Ncube is a dynamic individual who loves seeing other people grow. He has founded a computer school, a charity organization called Cosmo Little Hands, a youth leadership training program and has served as the Vice President of Toastmasters 4th Dimension. His many training initiatives work hand-in-hand with Htalk Coaching and Training and StaffConnect.

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Bound. Real People. Real Rope. Real Photography

BY GERRY PELSER
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Gerry Pelser is a de-facto house-husband living in Johannesburg. He has one wife, two dogs, three bedrooms and a mortgage. When he is not busy looking after dogs or folding the sheets, he takes photos and writes books. He has a lighter side though: he likes to dabble in the art and psychology of BDSM, especially Japanese rope bondage, which is what his talk is about tonight. He is obsessed with photographic lighting and chicken wings, and if you buy him a beer, he will tell you anything you want to know.

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To Be, or Not To Be; That Is The Question

BY CORNE DAVIS
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Dr Corné Davis is senior lecturer at the Department of Strategic Communication at University of Johannesburg where she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Strategic Communication and supervises master’s degree students. She is known for her work as a gender-based violence activist and she is a Trustee of Matla a bana, a well-known NGO that campaigns against child rape and secondary abuse. While she is predominantly known as an academic and expert in the field of strategic communication, she is starting her career as a motivational speaker with a primary focus on personal development and wellbeing.

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Why Should Companies Spend To Train Employees?

BY AUDREY MPHELA
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Audrey Mphela is an inspirational, enthusiastic professional with energy and passion. With her exceptional interpersonal skills, she is able to relate to any person’s demographic. She is an effective communicator. She has an excellent service spirit and exceptional leadership skills. She is the owner of LEAD IN TUNE (PTY) LTD. The company focuses on business and person development. She also offers Training to store owners, store managers and system operators. She was awarded Best Project Manager in the organization in 2013.

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Why You Don't Achieve Your Goals

BY KK DIAZ
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

KK Diaz is a business strategist, coach and author of three books. He currently serves as CEO of A-Game Business Consulting, a business consultancy and growth  accelerator  that helps entrepreneurs build thriving businesses that leave  a lasting legacy. He works with small and large busnesses alike, to implement innovative business strategies business processes and systems that ensure operational efficiency and goal execution. KK also assists companies to create a culture of positive passionate and high-performing people, who can adapt and thrive in times of rapid change and challenge. The ‘SMART goals’ concept will only help you improve goal-setting but hardly enables you to move the needle on achieving them.

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How We Won The Rat Race

BY SIMPHIWE MAKAPELA
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

Simphiwe Makapela is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker and Writer. Simphiwe speaks on Innovation, and writes for 'Innovation Excellence' (USA), 'Innovation Management' (Sweden), and 'Under30CEO,' (USA). Some of his articles have been rated in the Top 20 of the most read articles on these platforms. He is a Co-counder of The Hamelin which invented the perfect-looking enviro-mentally friendly rat eradication gadget.  This gadget has become a  green solution for communities and farms that have heavy and uncontrollable rat infestation but it took them 38 iterations to win the rat race.

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Call Me Crazy But....!

BY LAETITIA BOOYSEN
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

Laetitia Booysen was raised in a small town in the Northern Cape. As a teenager, she spent most of her time on the netball court in a freestyle dancing studio or in front of her textbooks.  She holds a BA degree with a major in Sport Science and Psychology a Post Graduate Certificate in Education as well as an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch. Laetitia is extremely passionate about long-distance running and has completed three Two Oceans Ultra Marathons and two Comrades Ultra Marathons to boot. She believes that exercise is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle.  Laetitia published her first book called, Bright is the Black Night, in August 2017. The book is both a testament to her journey with bipolar disorder and bulimia. The book provides support to those who are still travelling this journey. She has had the privilege of being a guest speaker at various events including two of South Africa’s most popular TV shows: Real Talk with Anele and Afternoon Express. Her goal is to create awareness on mental health problems – and to show others that they are not alone and that there is always hope!  

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Spartan

BY JACQUES DE VILLIERS
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

Jacques De Villiers helps people triumph as human beings by helping them recognise and develop their inherent intellectual, emotional and spiritual power so that they can lead lives of security, significance, fulfilment and grace. To this end he introduces them to arcane military cultures philosophies and spiritual practice. His work is driven by the writing and philosophies of Seneca,  Carl Jung, Rumi, Francis of Assisi, Marcus Arelius, Joseph Jaworski, and Carlos Castaneda. As an author he strongly resonates and is pulled by the Siren’s Song of the enchanting Roald Dahl, the debauchery, darkness and depression of Ernest Hemingway and the eccentricities, excesses and bat-shit craziness of poet and author, Charles Bukowski. The abiding philosophical and spiritual practices that are the thin line that keeps him from becoming Charles Bukowski are Sufism and Stoicism. He has been invited to present discourses in Teheran, Milan and Malmesbury. When he’s not writing, speaking and trying to stave off his inner Bukowski, you’ll find him playing chess catching bass and spending time with his  13-year-old daughter Rebecca. 

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Stop Smacking The Snooze Button!

BY LORRAINE JENKS
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

A Montessori teacher by profession, Lorraine Jenk’s sustainability journey began in California in the 1970s, whilst working with the infant Environmental Protection Agency. Back in South Africa, she became Procurement Manager for Africa’s largest hotel chain for 15 years. She then went solo and trained under the United Nations Eco-Labelling Project, the National Cleaner Production Programme, Green Building Council’s Interior Design and Décor, Green Leaf Carbon Auditing and Climate Reality with America’s Senator Al Gore.  With her indomitable team, she is winner of 14 awards for her green homes and hotels. She currently manages two leading online directories, specialising in green products and services. 

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