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We help entrepreneurial leaders figure out who their customers are, where to find them, and how to turn them into raving fans that generate lots of profit!

Brand to build Thembe Khumalo

    • Entrepreneurship
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We help entrepreneurial leaders figure out who their customers are, where to find them, and how to turn them into raving fans that generate lots of profit!

    Unleashing your inner Empress!

    Unleashing your inner Empress!

    Empress Pat is a force of female energy that you do not want to mess with.  Deeply immersed in the media and communication space, she is passionate about recognising and elevating the humanity of all people and especially that of black women.  Pat shares highlights of her journey to recognising her inner empress and how she built an authentic personal brand.

    • 47 min
    No 14. Feeling stuck or frazzled? Me tooooooo!

    No 14. Feeling stuck or frazzled? Me tooooooo!

    Join me on a self-coaching journey in this episode as I go through 8 of my favourite ways to find clarity and calm when I am feeling overwhelmed.  I think you'll find it useful:-)

    • 22 min
    No. 12 Who are you and why do you matter?

    No. 12 Who are you and why do you matter?

    Who do you want to be?  Where do you want to go?  How do you want to live?
    These are critical career questions for every leader.  They help you live a life of purpose and align your daily activity to what's most important in your life. Brand positioning is the most important process in building a brand because it helps us figure out where a brand sits in the sea of competition and what territory it seeks to own and dominate. 
    Listen to Thembe in this episode where she provides some tips about what you can do to start the process of positioning your brand. 

    • 15 min
    Do you know your power?

    Do you know your power?

    If you have ever doubted your power or had any kind of discomfort about standing in your power, you need to listen to this. You will find out what I learnt from Pattie Sellers at Time Inc, and what my mother said to me in the middle of a break-up! 

    • 18 min
    No. 11 African start-ups, systems and scaling

    No. 11 African start-ups, systems and scaling

    Noreen Makosewe is a London based strategy expert who supports small businesses that are ready to scale. Her path to this sweet spot was more like zig-zagging a jungle gym than climbing a corporate ladder, but that journey helped her get real clarity on what matters most, and what her specific important work is the world should be.   Join us as we hear about her journey and her thoughts on the start-up scene in Africa. 

    • 49 min
    No 10. Women in Leadership in Africa - the ICT Space

    No 10. Women in Leadership in Africa - the ICT Space

    What does it take to build a successful brand as an African woman leader? Is there room for women to lead in the ICT sector in Africa? What can women learn from those who have succeeded before them? What does the future look like for the next generation of young women who want to lead? All this and more as we talk to Sonwabise Mzinyathi, Chair of the Board of Directors for the South Africa Women in ICT Forum.

    Sonwabise is passionate about the potential for technology to help governments and industry bridge the global inequality gap. She is the (Acting) Chair of the Board of Directors for the South African Women in ICT Forum, a Forum that services to create opportunities for women in South Africa’s ICT sector and ICT-enabled industries. She is also the founder of Source Creations, an impact investing company focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) innovation in the technology space.
    Sonwabise serves as a Councillor on the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council. She has a post-grad in International Relations and is pursuing her MBA with the African Leadership University School of Business.
    Sonwabise’s career has led her to leadership roles with global tech companies; namely: networking and software company Cisco Systems where she was also a Board Director, fintech data analytics company Refinitiv, and media and data company Thomson Reuters. She has also been a Diplomat of South Africa based at the South African High Commission in New Delhi, India.
    Currently, she looks after Global Policy and Government Affairs for Southern and East Africa at Global Citizen, which curated Mandela 100 in 2018, in April 2020 curated the One World-Together At Home global broadcast which raised $127 million towards the COVID-19 response, and in June 2020 curated the Global Goal- Unite For Our Future campaign which received support from AU Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa and raised $25 million in COVID19 response initiatives from the ECOWAS region.
    She is a speaker and a columnist on the topics of economic benefits for diversity and inclusion with a focus on women in tech, ESG investing, sustainable go-to-market strategies that embed UN SDG considerations and ESG investing.
    Mentoring young people is something she is deeply passionate about and pursues it in her spare time.
    LinkedIn: Sonwabise Sebata 
    Twitter: @Sonwabise

    • 28 min

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Personal branding is the process of becoming more you! In an age where branding is such a driving force for individuals and businesses, this is one of the most practical and reliable sources of branding information. In 8 habits for personal branding privacy came up and I couldn’t help but marvel at how that’s exactly what Chadwick “Black Panther” Boseman leveraged for his personal brand when it came to his cancer diagnosis.

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