25 episodes

PURPOSE-LIVED at TSIBA has always underpinned an approach to education as a catalyst for the best of what humans can be. When we dream and live to purpose we create a better world.The TSIBA Purpose-Lived conversation series explores diverse perspectives on this theme from remarkable humans. Each conversation is a discovery of a personal journey, providing a collection of profound perspectives from those who have been kind enough to share.

PURPOSE-LIVED, conversations with Gia Whitehead, TSIBA Co-Founder and Chair TSIBA Business School

    • Education

PURPOSE-LIVED at TSIBA has always underpinned an approach to education as a catalyst for the best of what humans can be. When we dream and live to purpose we create a better world.The TSIBA Purpose-Lived conversation series explores diverse perspectives on this theme from remarkable humans. Each conversation is a discovery of a personal journey, providing a collection of profound perspectives from those who have been kind enough to share.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, live at TSIBA Ndabeni Campus.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, live at TSIBA Ndabeni Campus.

    As the democracy project in South Africa reaches the three-decade milestone, the conversation on building and rebuilding Nelson Mandela's dream for South Africa remains relevant and critical. 

    Madiba's leadership and legacy cannot be lost to history. Is the Mandela project still alive, how do we move forward, and 'what now' emerge as key themes in a conversation with a panel of remarkable South Africans from diverse background and age perspectives. 

    The conversation, hosted by TSIBA honours Mandela Month 2023.     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Dr Peter Ayuk in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Dr Peter Ayuk in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    A Farmer and  an Educator at heart with decades in school and tertiary education Dr Ayuk talks about teaching untraditionally, with authenticity, with abundance, with purpose, and beyond academic subject matter to enable young minds to find their own unique path.      

    About Dr Peter Ayuk
    With significant experience in Higher Education Management, especially in private higher education, Dr Peter Ayuk has led projects in curriculum and instructional design, performance management and quality promotion. Peter completed PhD in Higher Education Management at the University of Johannesburg in 2017, with specific concentration on organisational analysis and improvement. 

    Dr Ayuk is currently the Academi Dean of TSIBA Business School. 

    • 27 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Nathalie Jean-Baptiste in conversation with Gia Whitehead, TSIBA Co-Founder and CEO

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Nathalie Jean-Baptiste in conversation with Gia Whitehead, TSIBA Co-Founder and CEO

    A truly beautiful conversation between Natalie and Gia reveals the reverse side of purpose - unapologetic courage, service to that which is bigger than ourselves,  and the need to actively challenge our collective propensity to design exclusive systems.  And if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far!

    About Dr Nathalie Jean-Babtiste
    Prior to joining the Julius Baer Foundation, Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste (Nathalie) led an action research unit in East Africa for 4 years. Nathalie was a Marie Curie Global Fellow and worked for the last 15 years in research and project implementation. 

    Nathalie is passionate about reducing inequalities, understanding urban vulnerabilities and leading positive urban transformation in the South. After graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Nathalie obtained her Masters degree in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University and a Doctorate in Urban Planning and waste management.

    Nathalie also has an extensive international background. Her work experience includes environmental education on organic waste management in Mexico and Australia; vulnerability assessment in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Tanzania; trans-disciplinary work in Germany as well as inequalities and urban transformation in Tanzania. Currently, Nathalie oversees 16 wealth inequality projects worldwide, she impulses social enterprises with a clear sense of purpose and she co-develops impactful projects in particular in Latin America and Africa.

    • 30 min
    Purpose-Lived in London – A conversation with Inspirational Leaders

    Purpose-Lived in London – A conversation with Inspirational Leaders

    A conversation on learning and leading with purpose’ in London. Hosted by communications professional Amanda Blair, a panel of remarkable leaders will explore the theme of Purpose-Lived as the principal leadership dimension needed for the realisation of social justice and the Global Sustainability Goals.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Adam Forste in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Adam Forste in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    From his ten-year old dreamer-self to building  numerous global business endeavours and businesses enterprises, Businessperson extraordinaire Adam Forste shares profound personal wisdom learned through a remarkable entrepreneurial and purpose-lived  journey. 

    Adam is a business person extraordinaire and long-time friend to TSIBA. 

    He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bay Grove where he is active in all day-to-day activities of the firm and responsible for investment decisions. Adam is also Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Lineage Logistics, the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics REIT globally and one of the largest private REITs in the world.

    Lineage owns and operates more than 80mm sqft and more than 8.9mm pallets across 400+ warehouses in 20 countries around the world. Prior to co-founding Bay Grove, Adam worked at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), focusing on private equity transactions in the power, energy, retail, and consumer industries.

    His business career started with Morgan Stanley in its investment banking groups, both in New York and San Francisco, where he focused on M&A and covering financial sponsors.

    Adam is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of Dartmouth College and serves on the Boards of EmergentCold LatAm, the Global Cold Chain Foundation, and ndustrial.io, a SAAS-based energy management company.

    • 26 min
    PURPOSE-LIVED, Zaid Omar in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    PURPOSE-LIVED, Zaid Omar in conversation with TSIBA Co-Founder and Chairperson Gia Whitehead.

    Passionate about sport since a young age, Zaid Omar is former NSL footballer, a qualified football coach,  Managing Director of Television Production house Showreel FX the founding president of FC Kapstadt Football Club.
     
     Zaid has enjoyed interviews with some of the most iconic sports figures in the world including David Beckham, Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Alex Ferguson, all of whom are as passionate as Zaid about sport as they are its power to build a better world. 

    • 36 min

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